The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Social Media
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 68 88 77
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11  
Contract jobs citing Social Media 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 0.68% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £475 £450 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +160.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £187
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.02 £15.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +0.10% +30.43%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 287 444 303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 31.89% 29.40% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 216 179
Median daily rate £400 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £288 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Median hourly rate £52.17 £39.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% +160.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Social Media
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Media in Edinburgh

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Social Media.

1 2 (33.33%) CouchDB
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (33.33%) Redis
1 2 (33.33%) Riak
1 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
1 2 (33.33%) Twitter
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Apple Swift
2 1 (16.67%) ETL Development
2 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
2 1 (16.67%) Android Development
2 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 1 (16.67%) Android Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) Animation
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) CouchDB
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) Redis
1 2 (33.33%) Riak
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Android Studio
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) ERwin
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Xcode
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modeller
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Android Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) ETL Development
2 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Apple Swift
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Twitter
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Pega
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