The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Multimedia 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 Multimedia over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multimedia
Rank 132 114 131
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs citing Multimedia 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the General category 0.31% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £305 £294
% change year-on-year
+18.85% +3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-35.29% +17.24%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
977 817 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.87% 33.89% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 360 550
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 53 46
Average hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.65% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £7.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £53.56 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Multimedia
England

Multimedia
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Multimedia Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Multimedia
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Multimedia Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Multimedia
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Multimedia Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Multimedia
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 Multimedia within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 2 - -
Manchester -11 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
Multimedia
England

Multimedia
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Multimedia 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 Multimedia.

1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
1 5 (45.45%) Content Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) ActionScript
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) Flash
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Games
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Kindle
3 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) Game Development
3 3 (27.27%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) New Media
4 2 (18.18%) ISMS
4 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
4 2 (18.18%) Streaming Video
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management

Multimedia
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Multimedia 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 Multimedia. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) UI Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Solution Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) Flash
1 3 (27.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Kindle
1 3 (27.27%) New Media
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Streaming Video
2 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Ergonomics
3 1 (9.09%) Human Factors
3 1 (9.09%) Handset
3 1 (9.09%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Android
2 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
1 5 (45.45%) Content Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Game Development
4 2 (18.18%) ISMS
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Security
4 2 (18.18%) Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (9.09%) Android Development
5 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) RUP
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V2
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) ActionScript
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Dell