The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 28 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 / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 150 150
Rank change year-on-year +19 0  
Contract jobs citing Social Media 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.24% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.75% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £300 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -38.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £345 £650
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 £42.65 £16.00
% change year-on-year -57.79% +166.56%  

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 North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 932 1194 925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.56% 31.67% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 903 680
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 73 75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

Social Media
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Social Media as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Social Media in the North West

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Media in the North West

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Social Media in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Social Media in the North West

Social Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Social Media in the North West

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Media within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +13 3 £400 - 4
Manchester +9 2 £200 -27.27% 13
Social Media
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Social Media.

1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (20.00%) Analytics
3 3 (20.00%) SFIA
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (13.33%) Product Marketing
4 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) User Experience
4 2 (13.33%) Content Management
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Copywriting
4 2 (13.33%) Blog
4 2 (13.33%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) SEO
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) CMS
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) CESG
5 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (6.67%) MBCS
5 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (6.67%) PHP

Social Media
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) AdWords
1 1 (6.67%) Google Analytics
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
1 1 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (6.67%) Mocha
General
1 5 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Content Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Data Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Content Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Data Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Content Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Copywriter
3 1 (6.67%) CRM Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Research Manager
3 1 (6.67%) SEO Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blog
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Analytics
2 3 (20.00%) IT Governance
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) SFIA
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Content Management
3 2 (13.33%) Copywriting
3 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Product Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) SEO
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CITP
2 1 (6.67%) IISP
2 1 (6.67%) MBCS
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix
1 1 (6.67%) Google
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) VMware