The table below looks at the statistics for DRM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DRM over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Rank 191 206 191
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing DRM 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.098% 0.034% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.044% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£353 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £15.38 -
% change year-on-year
+195.93% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4006 4577 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.90% 77.39% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3335 3287
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

DRM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DRM across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DRM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

DRM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DRM across the City of London region.

DRM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

DRM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DRM 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 DRM.

1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) HTTP
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) DSDM
2 4 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (50.00%) V-Model
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) RESTful
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (50.00%) Open Source
2 4 (50.00%) Video on Demand
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (50.00%) BDD

DRM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DRM 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 DRM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HFM
1 2 (25.00%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) HTTP
1 4 (50.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) Fiddler
1 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Business Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Hyperion Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Open Source
1 4 (50.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) DSDM
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (50.00%) V-Model
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) People Management
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) SSADM
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
1 1 (12.50%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Hyperion
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe