The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Multimedia in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Multimedia over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multimedia
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Multimedia 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% - -
As % of the General category 1.89% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.90% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
- -57.89%
Multimedia
West Midlands

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

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
265 243 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.57% 31.72% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 151 127
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £21.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Multimedia
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Multimedia Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Multimedia
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Multimedia Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Multimedia
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Multimedia 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 Multimedia.

1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) Games
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) DirectX
3 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript

Multimedia
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Multimedia 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 Multimedia. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (80.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) DirectX
2 2 (40.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript