The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Media over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 20 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.85% 1.03% 1.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.86% 4.35% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £306 £340
% change year-on-year
+30.61% -9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.26 £15.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+108.12% +55.00%
Digital Media
Cheshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
35 46 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 29.66% 23.71% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 11
Average daily rate £376 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £264 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.35 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.53% +57.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

Digital Media
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Digital Media Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Digital Media
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Digital Media Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Digital Media
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Digital Media Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Digital Media
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (100.00%) New Media
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Segmentation

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (100.00%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Segmentation
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter