Period
to 22 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Media over the 6 months to 22 July 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
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 459 485
Rank change year-on-year -42 +26 -42
Contract jobs citing Social Media 445 456 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.48% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.27% 1.39% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 268 276
UK median daily rate £361 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £194 £169
90th Percentile £600 £550 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.15% -7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 30
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% +12.82% +14.71%
10th Percentile £13.93 £14.80 £10.00
90th Percentile £52.98 £47.06 £42.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.89 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% +24.31% -

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,065 32,807 37,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.94% 34.20% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,783 21,314 24,553
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,104 1,115 1,217
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.54 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.61% -5.00% +14.29%

Social Media
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Social Media as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Social Media in the UK

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Media in the UK

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Social Media over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Social Media in the UK

Social Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Social Media in the UK

Social Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Social Media over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Social Media in the UK

Social Media
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 July 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
England -53 420 £370 +5.71% 209
UK excluding London +4 228 £361 +11.15% 143
London -78 204 £360 -10.00% 77
South East +1 100 £350 +7.69% 48
North of England -11 54 £475 +58.33% 40
North West -3 29 £543 +73.60% 18
South West +20 26 £341 +29.75% 15
Midlands -13 22 £425 +6.25% 19
West Midlands -27 17 £379 -8.80% 13
Scotland -26 16 £215 +10.82% 8
North East +6 15 £275 -8.33% 4
Yorkshire -24 13 £275 -8.33% 18
East of England -14 10 £150 -63.08% 10
East Midlands +1 5 £638 +155.00% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 with a requirement for Social Media.

1 177 (39.78%) Marketing
2 140 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (22.92%) HTML
4 94 (21.12%) Analytics
5 79 (17.75%) Digital Marketing
6 71 (15.96%) SEO
7 64 (14.38%) Adobe
8 61 (13.71%) Publishing
8 61 (13.71%) Google
9 58 (13.03%) JavaScript
10 57 (12.81%) CSS
10 57 (12.81%) User Experience
11 54 (12.13%) HTML5
12 53 (11.91%) Twitter
13 51 (11.46%) Project Management
14 48 (10.79%) Facebook
14 48 (10.79%) Degree
15 47 (10.56%) CRM
16 46 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
17 40 (8.99%) Collaborative Working
18 38 (8.54%) Infographics
19 36 (8.09%) Finance
20 35 (7.87%) Photoshop
20 35 (7.87%) Google Analytics
21 34 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
21 34 (7.64%) CMS
22 32 (7.19%) Advertising
22 32 (7.19%) Mobile App
23 31 (6.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 30 (6.74%) Legal

Social Media
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 34 (7.64%) CMS
2 15 (3.37%) WordPress
3 11 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (2.25%) Confluence
4 10 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.02%) Drupal
6 6 (1.35%) SAS
7 3 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Apache
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.22%) JBoss
8 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (7.87%) Photoshop
2 31 (6.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 27 (6.07%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
5 21 (4.72%) InDesign
5 21 (4.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (0.90%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.45%) SPSS
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.22%) InVision
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.90%) Sprinklr
4 2 (0.45%) Radian6
4 2 (0.45%) Social Studio
4 2 (0.45%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.87%) Google Analytics
2 11 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.47%) SaaS
3 9 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.80%) AdWords
5 7 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (1.12%) npm
8 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.90%) Office 365
8 4 (0.90%) PaaS
9 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.67%) Trello
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.45%) Google Play
10 2 (0.45%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.70%) Intranet
2 10 (2.25%) SMS
3 7 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.12%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.12%) LAN
5 4 (0.90%) Internet
6 3 (0.67%) DHCP
6 3 (0.67%) DNS
6 3 (0.67%) VPN
6 3 (0.67%) Wireless
7 2 (0.45%) WAN
8 1 (0.22%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.22%) Broadband
8 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.22%) GSM
8 1 (0.22%) IPv4
8 1 (0.22%) IPv6
8 1 (0.22%) SSL
8 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.70%) Big Data
2 10 (2.25%) MySQL
3 9 (2.02%) BigQuery
4 8 (1.80%) Endeca
4 8 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.57%) SQLite
6 5 (1.12%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.12%) SQL Server
7 4 (0.90%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.67%) DB2
8 3 (0.67%) Power BI
8 3 (0.67%) Redis
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.45%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 21 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.60%) JIRA
3 10 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.02%) JUnit
4 9 (2.02%) Mockito
4 9 (2.02%) Selenium
5 8 (1.80%) Gradle
5 8 (1.80%) Spock
6 5 (1.12%) Axure RP
6 5 (1.12%) Grunt
6 5 (1.12%) gulp
7 2 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.45%) Xcode
8 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.22%) JBehave
8 1 (0.22%) Maven
8 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.22%) TestNG
General
1 177 (39.78%) Marketing
2 61 (13.71%) Publishing
3 36 (8.09%) Finance
4 32 (7.19%) Advertising
5 30 (6.74%) Legal
6 29 (6.52%) Retail
7 23 (5.17%) Telecoms
8 16 (3.60%) Multimedia
9 9 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.35%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (1.12%) French Language
12 4 (0.90%) Banking
12 4 (0.90%) Dutch Language
12 4 (0.90%) German Language
12 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.67%) Games
13 3 (0.67%) Law
14 2 (0.45%) Electronics
14 2 (0.45%) Interactive Media
14 2 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 83 (18.65%) Designer
2 59 (13.26%) Developer
3 37 (8.31%) Analyst
4 36 (8.09%) Content Designer
5 30 (6.74%) Architect
6 29 (6.52%) Marketing Manager
7 24 (5.39%) Graphic Designer
7 24 (5.39%) Technical Architect
8 20 (4.49%) Digital Analyst
9 19 (4.27%) Project Manager
10 16 (3.60%) Consultant
10 16 (3.60%) Senior Architect
11 14 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (3.15%) Senior Technical Architect
12 13 (2.92%) Digital Project Manager
13 12 (2.70%) Data Analyst
13 12 (2.70%) Digital Marketing Manager
14 11 (2.47%) Communications Specialist
15 10 (2.25%) Python Developer
16 9 (2.02%) Social Media Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (22.92%) HTML
2 57 (12.81%) CSS
3 54 (12.13%) HTML5
4 21 (4.72%) jQuery
5 20 (4.49%) Web Services
6 18 (4.04%) React
7 17 (3.82%) AngularJS
7 17 (3.82%) CSS3
7 17 (3.82%) Node.js
8 15 (3.37%) XML
9 12 (2.70%) J2EE
9 12 (2.70%) Spring
10 11 (2.47%) JSON
10 11 (2.47%) RESTful
11 10 (2.25%) Ajax
11 10 (2.25%) Django
11 10 (2.25%) REST
12 9 (2.02%) SOAP
13 8 (1.80%) Sass
14 7 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.81%) User Experience
2 46 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.19%) Mobile App
4 27 (6.07%) Blog
5 22 (4.94%) Graphic Design
6 16 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.15%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.15%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.02%) Video Editing
10 8 (1.80%) iPad
11 6 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.35%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.35%) Podcast
12 5 (1.12%) Animation
12 5 (1.12%) iPhone
12 5 (1.12%) Marketing Technology
12 5 (1.12%) PMI
13 4 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.37%) Linux
1 15 (3.37%) Windows
2 12 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.80%) Android
4 5 (1.12%) Unix
5 3 (0.67%) AIX
5 3 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (21.12%) Analytics
3 79 (17.75%) Digital Marketing
4 71 (15.96%) SEO
5 51 (11.46%) Project Management
6 47 (10.56%) CRM
7 40 (8.99%) Collaborative Working
8 38 (8.54%) Infographics
9 34 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (6.74%) Copywriting
10 30 (6.74%) Scrum
11 29 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (6.29%) E-Commerce
13 26 (5.84%) Content Management
13 26 (5.84%) SFIA
14 24 (5.39%) Open Source
15 22 (4.94%) B2B
15 22 (4.94%) IT Governance
16 20 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (4.27%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.03%) JavaScript
2 23 (5.17%) Java
3 21 (4.72%) Python
4 17 (3.82%) SQL
5 16 (3.60%) PHP
6 10 (2.25%) R
7 6 (1.35%) Objective-C
8 5 (1.12%) Apple Swift
8 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.12%) ES6
9 4 (0.90%) C++
10 3 (0.67%) C
11 2 (0.45%) C#
11 2 (0.45%) Perl
11 2 (0.45%) VBA
12 1 (0.22%) Java 8
12 1 (0.22%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (10.79%) Degree
2 21 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.02%) PMP
5 8 (1.80%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.80%) MBA
5 8 (1.80%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.45%) ISEB
7 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.45%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.22%) CCNP
8 1 (0.22%) CEH
8 1 (0.22%) MCSA
8 1 (0.22%) MCSE
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.04%) QA
2 4 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.90%) GDPR
3 3 (0.67%) SLA
4 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (2.47%) Docker
2 6 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.22%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.80%) Ansible
2 4 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.22%) Iperf
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (14.38%) Adobe
2 61 (13.71%) Google
3 53 (11.91%) Twitter
4 48 (10.79%) Facebook
5 27 (6.07%) Microsoft
6 15 (3.37%) Oracle
7 10 (2.25%) ATG
8 8 (1.80%) SAP
9 6 (1.35%) Capita
10 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.12%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.12%) Tableau
11 4 (0.90%) Samsung
12 3 (0.67%) Apple
12 3 (0.67%) Crimson Hexagon
12 3 (0.67%) Marketo
13 2 (0.45%) Cisco
13 2 (0.45%) Genesys
13 2 (0.45%) IBM
13 2 (0.45%) VMware