The first 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 18 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 Miscellaneous 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
New Media
Rank 133 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing New Media 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.083% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.36% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £438 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
New Media
England

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 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
New Media
England

New Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (81.82%) Mobile App
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) Games
3 6 (54.55%) ActionScript
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 6 (54.55%) Internet
4 5 (45.45%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 4 (36.36%) HTML5
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) Social Network
5 4 (36.36%) Project Management
5 4 (36.36%) OOP
5 4 (36.36%) PHP
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) Content Management
5 4 (36.36%) Interactive TV
5 4 (36.36%) Publishing
5 4 (36.36%) User Stories
6 3 (27.27%) Multimedia
6 3 (27.27%) OpenTV
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) Calabash
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Mocha
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) QUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
2 1 (9.09%) PHPUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Firebug
General
1 6 (54.55%) Games
2 4 (36.36%) Publishing
3 3 (27.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) Flash
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Modernizr
4 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
4 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Mobile App
2 4 (36.36%) Social Network
2 4 (36.36%) Interactive TV
3 3 (27.27%) MHEG
3 3 (27.27%) IPTV
3 3 (27.27%) Kindle
4 2 (18.18%) Xbox
4 2 (18.18%) BBC
5 1 (9.09%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Android
1 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Mobile Application Development
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) OOP
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Content Management
3 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Game Development
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) RDF
6 1 (9.09%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) ActionScript
3 4 (36.36%) PHP
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) OpenTV
2 1 (9.09%) Zend