The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Media over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 150 131 122
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 10 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.099% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.32% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Average daily rate
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£330 £260 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -22.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £260 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
Digital Media
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1050 926 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.03% 30.56% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 486 367
Average daily rate £375 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 56 48
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.00 £35.00
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 the North West

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

Digital Media Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Digital Media
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Digital Media Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Digital Media
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Digital Media Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Digital Media
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -5 9 £330 +26.92% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Digital Media
England

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (55.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Photoshop
2 8 (44.44%) User Experience
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) RESTful
6 4 (22.22%) CouchDB
6 4 (22.22%) SimpleDB
6 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (22.22%) Video on Demand
6 4 (22.22%) Memcached
6 4 (22.22%) MapReduce
6 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
6 4 (22.22%) Catalyst
6 4 (22.22%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Apache
6 4 (22.22%) Perl
6 4 (22.22%) MySQL
6 4 (22.22%) Adobe
6 4 (22.22%) Django
6 4 (22.22%) Mason
6 4 (22.22%) Zope
7 3 (16.67%) CSS
7 3 (16.67%) Graphic Design
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
8 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (11.11%) Fireworks
8 2 (11.11%) Marketing

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (22.22%) Apache
1 4 (22.22%) Zope
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (44.44%) Photoshop
3 2 (11.11%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
1 4 (22.22%) CouchDB
1 4 (22.22%) SimpleDB
1 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Designer
2 8 (44.44%) UI Designer
3 7 (38.89%) UI/UX Designer
4 6 (33.33%) Senior UI/UX Designer
4 6 (33.33%) Senior Designer
4 6 (33.33%) Senior UI Designer
5 4 (22.22%) Perl Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Graphic Designer
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
7 1 (5.56%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
1 5 (27.78%) RESTful
2 4 (22.22%) Catalyst
2 4 (22.22%) Django
2 4 (22.22%) Mason
2 4 (22.22%) Memcached
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) User Experience
2 4 (22.22%) Video on Demand
3 3 (16.67%) Graphic Design
4 2 (11.11%) Visualisation
4 2 (11.11%) Social Media
5 1 (5.56%) New Media
5 1 (5.56%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) OO
3 4 (22.22%) MapReduce
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
4 2 (11.11%) Product Management
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Brand Management
5 1 (5.56%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Adobe
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