The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Media over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 68 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 1 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 1.22% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 4.57% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Digital Media
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
177 175 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.08% 26.72% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 122 65
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% -24.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £510 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.30 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.25% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £12.00 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £23.70 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

Digital Media
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Digital Media across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Digital Media Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Digital Media
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Digital Media across the Birmingham region.

Digital Media Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Digital Media
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Digital Media also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Digital Media.

1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Xcode
2 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) LAMP
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) XHTML
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Digital Media also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Digital Media. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (40.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (20.00%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) XHTML
3 1 (20.00%) LAMP
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Google