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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 87 86 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 0.54% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate
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£330 £260 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -22.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+220.00% -66.66%
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
425 373 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.28% 30.30% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 199 165
Average daily rate £330 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.31 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.27 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.80 £18.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (47.06%) User Experience
2 8 (47.06%) Photoshop
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) RESTful
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) Apache
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) MySQL
5 4 (23.53%) Adobe
5 4 (23.53%) Django
5 4 (23.53%) Zope
5 4 (23.53%) CouchDB
5 4 (23.53%) SimpleDB
5 4 (23.53%) Mason
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (23.53%) Video on Demand
5 4 (23.53%) Memcached
5 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (23.53%) MapReduce
5 4 (23.53%) Catalyst
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.76%) Fireworks
7 2 (11.76%) Marketing

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (23.53%) Apache
1 4 (23.53%) Zope
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (47.06%) Photoshop
3 2 (11.76%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
1 4 (23.53%) CouchDB
1 4 (23.53%) SimpleDB
1 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Designer
2 8 (47.06%) UI Designer
3 7 (41.18%) UI/UX Designer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior UI/UX Designer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior Designer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior UI Designer
5 4 (23.53%) Perl Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Graphic Designer
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
7 1 (5.88%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
1 5 (29.41%) RESTful
2 4 (23.53%) Catalyst
2 4 (23.53%) Django
2 4 (23.53%) Mason
2 4 (23.53%) Memcached
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (5.88%) React
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) User Experience
2 4 (23.53%) Video on Demand
3 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
4 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
4 2 (11.76%) Social Media
5 1 (5.88%) New Media
5 1 (5.88%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) MapReduce
3 4 (23.53%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Product Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Adobe