Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 189 201
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 +13
Contract jobs citing Social Media 24 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.29% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.36% 0.87% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 25
North West median daily rate £475 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.29% +7.50% -31.47%
10th Percentile £201 £245 £157
90th Percentile £720 £569 £695
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £35.58 £29.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.69% +41.46% +28.13%

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 1,843 2,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.50% 33.92% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,054 1,108 1,465
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £192 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 119
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -21.59% +25.71%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £60.86 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -6 15 £475 +48.44% 14
Cheshire -13 5 £200 -21.57% 5
Lancashire -8 2 £619 +23.63% 3
Merseyside +12 1 £600 +92.00% 3
Social Media
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) IT Governance
2 13 (54.17%) SFIA
2 13 (54.17%) Collaborative Working
3 12 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 9 (37.50%) Domain Models
4 9 (37.50%) Open Source
5 5 (20.83%) Marketing
6 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 4 (16.67%) CSS
6 4 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
7 2 (8.33%) JSON
7 2 (8.33%) CRM
7 2 (8.33%) Apple
7 2 (8.33%) Legal
7 2 (8.33%) Publishing
7 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.33%) SLA
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.33%) AirWatch
7 2 (8.33%) Angular 2

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
General
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Architect
2 12 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 9 (37.50%) Senior Architect
3 9 (37.50%) Senior Technical Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Angular Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Content Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Python Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Social Media Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Identity Management Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) CSS
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) Angular 2
2 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.33%) CSS3
2 2 (8.33%) Django
2 2 (8.33%) HTML5
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) Java EE
3 1 (4.17%) JSF
3 1 (4.17%) JSP
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) Servlets
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Social Network
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Collaborative Working
2 13 (54.17%) IT Governance
2 13 (54.17%) SFIA
3 12 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (37.50%) Domain Models
4 9 (37.50%) Open Source
4 9 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) Content Marketing
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (4.17%) Adaptive Web Design
7 1 (4.17%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.17%) Front End Development
7 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.17%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Apple
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Capita