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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Rank 204 190 213
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing DRM 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
Average daily rate
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£488 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4581 4462 5538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.83% 77.36% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3616 3321 4123
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 94
Average hourly rate £21.28 £23.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.46% -16.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DRM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

DRM Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

DRM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 11 (68.75%) Oracle
1 11 (68.75%) Hyperion
1 11 (68.75%) Essbase
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) Hyperion Planning
3 9 (56.25%) Hyperion Smart View
3 9 (56.25%) VBA
3 9 (56.25%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (56.25%) ETL
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Data Management
4 4 (25.00%) Video on Demand
5 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
5 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) REST
5 3 (18.75%) Ruby
5 3 (18.75%) IPTV
5 3 (18.75%) Content Management
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) SOAP
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (12.50%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Business Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (12.50%) HFM
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) RTSP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) Essbase
2 9 (56.25%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (56.25%) Hyperion Smart View
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
1 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.25%) Calabash
3 1 (6.25%) eggPlant
3 1 (6.25%) Appium
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) Hyperion Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Essbase Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Hyperion Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
6 1 (6.25%) HFM Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Essbase Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SOAP
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) Struts
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 3 (18.75%) IPTV
3 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.25%) EFT
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Streaming Video
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ETL
2 4 (25.00%) Data Management
3 3 (18.75%) Content Management
3 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) V-Model
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) VBA
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
1 11 (68.75%) Hyperion
2 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.25%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.25%) Pegasus