The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for OpenSocial skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenSocial over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenSocial
England / London
Rank - - 408
Contract jobs citing OpenSocial 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - - 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £625
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenSocial is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6686 6989 6301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.81% 31.78% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 5229 4550
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.92 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.89% +78.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

OpenSocial
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing OpenSocial as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for OpenSocial in London

OpenSocial
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenSocial in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenSocial in London