Period
to 18 October 2018

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 6 months to 18 October 2018 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 181 220
Rank change year-on-year -15 +39 +5
Contract jobs citing Social Media 22 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 1.10% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 10
North West median daily rate £580 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.00% +6.67% -26.47%
10th Percentile £409 £135 £196
90th Percentile £666 £750 £626
England median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £13.63 - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.51% +42.50% +21.21%

Social Media is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,760 1,726 2,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.72% 30.73% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,006 1,070 1,504
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 90 103
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £21.39 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% +33.69% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.25 £11.58
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £47.31
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

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 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 11 £475 +100.00% 10
Lancashire - 9 £585 - 1
Merseyside +6 2 £575 +41.98% 2
Social Media
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Social Media also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Social Media.

1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) SFIA
3 7 (31.82%) Collaborative Working
3 7 (31.82%) IT Governance
4 6 (27.27%) User Experience
4 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Service Design
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) Marketing
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) HTML
6 4 (18.18%) CSS
6 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (13.64%) Domain Models
7 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
7 3 (13.64%) Prototyping
7 3 (13.64%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (13.64%) Open Source
7 3 (13.64%) jQuery
7 3 (13.64%) Axure RP
7 3 (13.64%) Information Architecture
7 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 3 (13.64%) Adobe
7 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies

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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Technical Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Technical Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Designer
5 3 (13.64%) Service Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) UX Designer
6 2 (9.09%) CRM Architect
6 2 (9.09%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Customer Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Engagement Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Content Designer
7 1 (4.55%) Development Officer
7 1 (4.55%) IT Change Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Change Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Engagement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) React
3 1 (4.55%) Sass
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) User Experience
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies
4 2 (9.09%) IVR
4 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (4.55%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) AIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) SFIA
3 7 (31.82%) Collaborative Working
3 7 (31.82%) IT Governance
4 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Design
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (13.64%) Domain Models
7 3 (13.64%) Information Architecture
7 3 (13.64%) Open Source
7 3 (13.64%) Prototyping
7 3 (13.64%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Social Listening
7 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Pega
2 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore