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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
New Media
Rank 136 114 122
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing New Media 4 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 1.95% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 10
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£413 £313 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -13.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+17.30% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
New Media
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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
971 770 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 27.39% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 393 358
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 56
Average hourly rate £15.86 £17.69 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% -0.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 October 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
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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 -20 4 £413 +32.00%
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
New Media
England

New Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 8 (57.14%) Internet
4 5 (35.71%) Games
4 5 (35.71%) User Stories
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) OOP
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) XHTML
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) IPTV
6 3 (21.43%) Animation
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Dojo
6 3 (21.43%) HTML5
6 3 (21.43%) jQuery
6 3 (21.43%) MooTools
6 3 (21.43%) Product Management
6 3 (21.43%) User Experience
7 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (14.29%) Social Network
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Publishing

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Games
2 2 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Product Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Product Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) XHTML
2 3 (21.43%) Dojo
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) MooTools
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) IPTV
1 3 (21.43%) Animation
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Social Network
2 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
2 2 (14.29%) Interactive TV
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Product Management
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) OOP
5 3 (21.43%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Content Management
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) Dependency Management
7 1 (7.14%) People Management
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner