The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Social Media
England / East Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 90 89
Contract jobs citing Social Media 0 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.26% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.95% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £189 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -60.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - £16.00

Social Media is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 422 422 466
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 27.80% 27.23% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 266 251
Median daily rate £400 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £576 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 28
Median hourly rate £26.43 £14.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.75% -16.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Social Media
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Social Media as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Social Media in the East Midlands

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Social Media in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Media in the East Midlands

Social Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Media in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Social Media in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Social Media also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Social Media.

1 4 (100.00%) Content Management
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
2 3 (75.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (75.00%) Statistics
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Blackboard
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITSM
2 3 (75.00%) CMS
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) VLE
3 1 (25.00%) Intranet

Social Media
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Communications Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Communications Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) IT Communications Manager
1 2 (50.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
2 3 (75.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (75.00%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Content Management
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) ITSM
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Statistics
2 3 (75.00%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Blackboard