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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Media
Rank 153 134 128
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.76% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £365 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £318 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £458 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £309
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.76 £32.26 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.84% +108.12%
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
1253 921 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.06% 28.16% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 528 482
Average daily rate £400 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 40 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.66 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 5 £365 -23.15% 2
Digital Media
England

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) XHTML
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) IPTV
5 4 (36.36%) Subversion
5 4 (36.36%) Animation
5 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Video on Demand
5 4 (36.36%) OOP
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) JsTestDriver
5 4 (36.36%) GitHub
5 4 (36.36%) QUnit
5 4 (36.36%) Jasmine
5 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
6 3 (27.27%) Analytics
6 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (27.27%) CSS3
7 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
7 2 (18.18%) R
7 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (18.18%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) Drupal
2 1 (9.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SPSS
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) GitHub
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
1 2 (18.18%) Snowflake Schema
1 2 (18.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Jasmine
1 4 (36.36%) JsTestDriver
1 4 (36.36%) QUnit
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modeller
4 1 (9.09%) Development Producer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Tableau Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) XHTML
4 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) CSS3
5 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
7 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (9.09%) Modernizr
7 1 (9.09%) RESTful
7 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Animation
1 4 (36.36%) IPTV
1 4 (36.36%) Video on Demand
2 2 (18.18%) New Media
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) OOP
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 1 (9.09%) Email Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Web Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) R
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Tableau
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft