Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Media over the 6 months to 24 September 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 284 300
Rank change year-on-year -20 +16 -31
Contract jobs citing Social Media 73 81 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 1.66% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 50
South East median daily rate £344 £310 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.89% -8.96% -14.88%
10th Percentile £74 £206 £137
90th Percentile £511 £502 £550
England median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -12.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 1
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £33.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.64% +173.47% -44.32%
England median hourly rate £33.75 £27.29 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.69% +36.43% +11.11%

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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,329 4,885 5,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.53% 30.21% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,120 2,795 3,250
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £215 £225
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 240 298
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £19.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.53% -17.39% +33.35%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.24 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £51.08
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%

Social Media
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Media in the South East

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Media in the South East

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Social Media in the South East over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Social Media in the South East

Social Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Social Media in the South East

Social Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Social Media in the South East over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Social Media in the South East

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Thames Valley -11 37 £450 +12.50% 15
Berkshire -5 33 £463 +27.59% 5
Surrey -14 12 £118 -57.27% 5
Hampshire -10 11 £450 +21.62% 8
East Sussex +4 10 £190 -44.73% 6
Oxfordshire +9 4 £300 - 6
West Sussex -10 2 - - 3
Social Media
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Social Media.

1 35 (47.95%) Marketing
2 24 (32.88%) Digital Marketing
3 23 (31.51%) HTML
4 22 (30.14%) Analytics
5 20 (27.40%) SEO
6 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (19.18%) Degree
7 14 (19.18%) Adobe
7 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (17.81%) Mobile App
8 13 (17.81%) Campaign Management
8 13 (17.81%) HTML5
8 13 (17.81%) CRM
9 12 (16.44%) Publishing
9 12 (16.44%) CMS
9 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (15.07%) Matrix Organization
10 11 (15.07%) Photoshop
10 11 (15.07%) Project Management
11 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
11 10 (13.70%) Drupal
11 10 (13.70%) User Experience
12 9 (12.33%) Graphic Design
12 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (12.33%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (12.33%) InDesign
12 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (12.33%) Windows
12 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.96%) PMI

Social Media
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (16.44%) CMS
2 10 (13.70%) Drupal
3 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) WordPress
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Photoshop
2 9 (12.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (12.33%) InDesign
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (10.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (4.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
7 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Google Analytics
1 5 (6.85%) SaaS
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Intranet
2 4 (5.48%) Bluetooth
3 3 (4.11%) VPN
3 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.74%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQLite
2 3 (4.11%) Big Data
2 3 (4.11%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Text Mining
3 2 (2.74%) Power BI
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.74%) webpack
General
1 35 (47.95%) Marketing
2 12 (16.44%) Publishing
3 7 (9.59%) Advertising
3 7 (9.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.48%) Finance
6 3 (4.11%) Dutch Language
6 3 (4.11%) Legal
7 2 (2.74%) French Language
7 2 (2.74%) German Language
7 2 (2.74%) Retail
8 1 (1.37%) Automotive
8 1 (1.37%) Games
8 1 (1.37%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.70%) Designer
2 9 (12.33%) Developer
2 9 (12.33%) Graphic Designer
2 9 (12.33%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.96%) Digital Project Manager
4 7 (9.59%) Communications Specialist
5 5 (6.85%) iOS Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Data Scientist
6 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Marketing Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Strategy Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Web Specialist
7 2 (2.74%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.74%) Content Editor
7 2 (2.74%) Marketing Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Web Content Editor
7 2 (2.74%) Website Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.51%) HTML
2 13 (17.81%) HTML5
3 7 (9.59%) REST
3 7 (9.59%) Web Services
4 6 (8.22%) Ajax
4 6 (8.22%) CSS
4 6 (8.22%) jQuery
4 6 (8.22%) JSON
4 6 (8.22%) React
4 6 (8.22%) XML
5 5 (6.85%) iOS SDK
5 5 (6.85%) SOAP
6 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.11%) Cocoa
6 3 (4.11%) Cocoa Touch
6 3 (4.11%) Core Data
6 3 (4.11%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (4.11%) UIKit
7 2 (2.74%) .NET
8 1 (1.37%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Mobile App
2 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.70%) User Experience
4 9 (12.33%) Graphic Design
5 8 (10.96%) PMI
5 8 (10.96%) Virtual Team
6 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.48%) iPhone
8 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.74%) FMCG
10 1 (1.37%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.48%) Linux
4 3 (4.11%) Android
4 3 (4.11%) Unix
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Digital Marketing
2 22 (30.14%) Analytics
3 20 (27.40%) SEO
4 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (17.81%) Campaign Management
6 13 (17.81%) CRM
7 11 (15.07%) Matrix Organization
7 11 (15.07%) Project Management
8 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.96%) Copywriting
9 8 (10.96%) Infographics
9 8 (10.96%) SDLC
10 7 (9.59%) B2C
10 7 (9.59%) Customer-Centricity
11 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.22%) Information Architecture
12 5 (6.85%) iOS Development
12 5 (6.85%) Social Media Analytics
12 5 (6.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.48%) Apple Swift
2 4 (5.48%) Objective-C
3 3 (4.11%) C++
3 3 (4.11%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) Python
3 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.74%) C
4 2 (2.74%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Degree
2 8 (10.96%) PMI Certification
2 8 (10.96%) PMP
3 7 (9.59%) Master's Degree
3 7 (9.59%) MBA
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) GDPR
2 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Adobe
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.96%) Facebook
3 8 (10.96%) Twitter
4 5 (6.85%) Google
5 4 (5.48%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.11%) Samsung
7 2 (2.74%) Marketo
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle