The table below looks at the prevalence of the term New 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 New Media over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
New Media
Rank 162 121 128
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +7
Contract jobs citing New Media 3 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.068% 0.45% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 1.43% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 7
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£175 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
New 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
1249 978 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.45% 31.69% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 518 413
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 52
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

New Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

New Media Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

New 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 New Media across the North West region.

New Media Daily Rate Trend in the North West

New 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 New Media across the North West region.

New Media Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

New 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 New Media within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 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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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 -27 3 £175 -56.18%
New Media
England

New Media
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing New 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 New Media.

1 3 (50.00%) Adobe
1 3 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (50.00%) InDesign
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
1 3 (50.00%) Photography
1 3 (50.00%) Brand Management
1 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) IPTV
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing New 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 New Media. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (50.00%) InDesign
General
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Photography
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) IPTV
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Brand Management
1 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe