The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Media over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 96 83 77
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.96% 0.95% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
Average daily rate
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£330 - £331
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 - £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
Digital Media
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
509 420 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.50% 32.09% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 242 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.84 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Digital Media
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Digital Media Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Digital Media
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Digital Media Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Digital Media
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Digital Media Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 8 (50.00%) User Experience
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) RESTful
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) Adobe
6 3 (18.75%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) CouchDB
6 3 (18.75%) SimpleDB
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (18.75%) Video on Demand
6 3 (18.75%) Memcached
6 3 (18.75%) Django
6 3 (18.75%) Mason
6 3 (18.75%) Zope
6 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
6 3 (18.75%) Catalyst
6 3 (18.75%) MapReduce
7 2 (12.50%) CSS3
7 2 (12.50%) Marketing
7 2 (12.50%) Web Development
7 2 (12.50%) Graphic Design

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) Zope
2 1 (6.25%) Drupal
2 1 (6.25%) WordPress
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (50.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Fireworks
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) MailChimp
2 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
1 3 (18.75%) CouchDB
1 3 (18.75%) SimpleDB
1 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Axure RP
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Designer
2 8 (50.00%) UI Designer
3 7 (43.75%) UI/UX Designer
4 6 (37.50%) Senior UI/UX Designer
4 6 (37.50%) Senior UI Designer
4 6 (37.50%) Senior Designer
5 3 (18.75%) Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Perl Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Graphic Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Project Officer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
1 4 (25.00%) RESTful
2 3 (18.75%) Django
2 3 (18.75%) Mason
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) Memcached
2 3 (18.75%) Catalyst
3 2 (12.50%) CSS3
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) XHTML
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (6.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Video on Demand
3 2 (12.50%) Social Media
3 2 (12.50%) Graphic Design
3 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) New Media
4 1 (6.25%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) MapReduce
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) Product Management
5 1 (6.25%) Online Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Email Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (6.25%) Social Media Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) SEO
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft