The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Network in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Network over the 3 months to 29 March 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 Networking
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 618 607
Rank change year-on-year +30 -11  
Contract jobs citing Social Network 17 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.056% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 13
Median daily rate £325 £575 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.47% +39.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £328 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £608 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00%  

Social Network 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14438 16788 16177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.92% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9334 10966 9753
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 571 682
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +20.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Social Network
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Social Network as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Social Network in the UK

Social Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Network in the UK

Social Network
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Social Network over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Social Network in the UK

Social Network
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Social Network in the UK

Social Network
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Network within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 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
England +36 17 £325 -43.47% 23
London +17 14 £338 -41.30% 11
South East +18 2 £325 - 5
Surrey - 2 £325 - 1
City of London -4 1 £525 -16.00% 2
Coventry - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Social Network also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Social Network.

1 14 (40.00%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 9 (25.71%) Python
5 8 (22.86%) Big Data
5 8 (22.86%) User Experience
6 7 (20.00%) Analytics
6 7 (20.00%) HTML
6 7 (20.00%) Visualisation
7 6 (17.14%) HTML5
7 6 (17.14%) Social Media
7 6 (17.14%) CSS
8 5 (14.29%) TDD
8 5 (14.29%) Retail
8 5 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (14.29%) RESTful
8 5 (14.29%) Hadoop
8 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 5 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
9 4 (11.43%) DevOps
9 4 (11.43%) React
9 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
9 4 (11.43%) Facebook
9 4 (11.43%) Data Analytics
9 4 (11.43%) Data Quality
9 4 (11.43%) Machine Learning
9 4 (11.43%) Computer Science

Social Network
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 5 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.57%) SAS
3 2 (5.71%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) GitHub
2 2 (5.71%) Slack
3 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.86%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) BGP
2 3 (8.57%) IPv6
2 3 (8.57%) MPLS
2 3 (8.57%) OSPF
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) VLAN
2 3 (8.57%) VRRP
3 2 (5.71%) Intranet
3 2 (5.71%) Skype
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Big Data
2 5 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.57%) HBase
3 3 (8.57%) MySQL
4 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.71%) QlikView
4 2 (5.71%) Text Mining
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.86%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.86%) Impala
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.86%) Spark SQL
5 1 (2.86%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.86%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 5 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.71%) Publishing
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (8.57%) Data Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) iOS Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Analytics Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analytics Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Data Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Data Scientist
5 2 (5.71%) Intranet Manager
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Scala Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) CSS
2 6 (17.14%) HTML5
3 5 (14.29%) RESTful
4 4 (11.43%) jQuery
4 4 (11.43%) React
5 3 (8.57%) CSS3
5 3 (8.57%) Dropwizard
5 3 (8.57%) FreeMarker
5 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
5 3 (8.57%) Spring
6 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.71%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (5.71%) Node.js
7 1 (2.86%) Android SDK
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.86%) GraphX
7 1 (2.86%) Play Framework
7 1 (2.86%) React Native
7 1 (2.86%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) User Experience
2 6 (17.14%) Social Media
3 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.86%) NHS
6 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.86%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Analytics
2 7 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 5 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 5 (14.29%) TDD
4 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.43%) Data Analytics
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps
4 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
4 4 (11.43%) Machine Learning
4 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) Android Development
5 3 (8.57%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.57%) Data Governance
5 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.57%) iOS Development
5 3 (8.57%) Logistics
5 3 (8.57%) Microservices
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) Python
4 3 (8.57%) Apple Swift
4 3 (8.57%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) C++
4 3 (8.57%) PHP
4 3 (8.57%) R
5 2 (5.71%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 2 (5.71%) Scala
6 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) CCNA
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
1 3 (8.57%) JNCIA
1 3 (8.57%) RHCT
2 1 (2.86%) PhD
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Facebook
2 3 (8.57%) Google
2 3 (8.57%) Juniper
2 3 (8.57%) Tableau
2 3 (8.57%) Twitter
3 2 (5.71%) Alteryx
4 1 (2.86%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.86%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.86%) MapR
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Palantir
4 1 (2.86%) Xamarin