Period
to 22 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 156 181
Rank change year-on-year -27 +25 -12
Contract jobs citing Social Media 17 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 1.48% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 9
West Midlands median daily rate £379 £415 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +80.43% -29.23%
10th Percentile £344 £305 £167
90th Percentile £569 £450 £378
England median daily rate £370 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +5.71% +1.45% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £19.89 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.29% -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +54.55% +12.82% +2.63%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,514 1,286 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.39% 29.00% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 783 958
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.86%
10th Percentile £231 £223 £220
90th Percentile £550 £512 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 74 68
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £13.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.46% +21.38% -22.34%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £33.25 £39.95 £25.30
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.51% -2.50% +11.11%

Social Media
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Media in the West Midlands

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Media in the West Midlands

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Social Media in the West Midlands

Social Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Social Media in the West Midlands

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
Shropshire -17 10 £357 -7.87%
Birmingham - 4 £538 - 4
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - - 3
Social Media
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Social Media.

1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Publishing
3 9 (52.94%) Legal
3 9 (52.94%) Web Application Development
3 9 (52.94%) SEO
4 5 (29.41%) Web Usability
4 5 (29.41%) User Experience
5 3 (17.65%) Strategic Thinking
5 3 (17.65%) Marketing
6 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (11.76%) CMS
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) PHP
6 2 (11.76%) HTML
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) HTML5
7 1 (5.88%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (5.88%) Service Design
7 1 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Development
7 1 (5.88%) Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Hazelcast
7 1 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB

Social Media
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon Kinesis
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (5.88%) Serverless
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (5.88%) Hazelcast
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.88%) Redis
General
1 11 (64.71%) Publishing
2 9 (52.94%) Legal
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Content Designer
1 11 (64.71%) Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Content Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Communications Officer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Communications Officer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) Memcached
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Blog
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Native
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Podcast
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) SEO
2 9 (52.94%) Web Application Development
3 5 (29.41%) Web Usability
4 3 (17.65%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) B2B
6 1 (5.88%) B2C
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Code Coverage
6 1 (5.88%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Email Marketing
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft