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 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 Media
Rank 81 82 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 6 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.18% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 0.72% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +7.69%
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 - £32.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +220.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.26 £15.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+108.12% +55.00%
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
335 279 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.12% 25.20% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 169 149
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £202 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Media within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Digital Media
North West

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (83.33%) TDD
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) Scala
4 6 (50.00%) OOP
5 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Saxon XSLT
6 4 (33.33%) MVC
6 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (33.33%) HTML5
6 4 (33.33%) UNIX
6 4 (33.33%) XML
6 4 (33.33%) XSLT
6 4 (33.33%) XML Schema
6 4 (33.33%) XQuery
6 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) BDD
7 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (16.67%) Publishing
8 2 (16.67%) Animation
8 2 (16.67%) JIRA
8 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (16.67%) XHTML
8 2 (16.67%) PHP

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (8.33%) Trac
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
1 2 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Games Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Saxon XSLT
2 4 (33.33%) HTML5
2 4 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) XSLT
2 4 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 2 (16.67%) XHTML
3 2 (16.67%) CSS3
3 2 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScriptMVC
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) Sass
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Animation
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (83.33%) TDD
2 6 (50.00%) OOP
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Scala
3 4 (33.33%) XQuery
4 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) SAP