The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 133 100 111
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +11
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 9 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 1.20% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 4.57% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 12
Average daily rate
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£330 £320 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £15.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+69.35% +55.00%
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
776 766 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.70% 26.24% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 433 338
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 60
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Digital Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Digital Media Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Digital Media
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Digital Media Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Digital Media
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Digital Media Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Digital Media
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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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
Bristol -12 5 £330 -1.49% 1
Dorset +1 2 - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Digital Media
England

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (45.00%) PHP
2 9 (45.00%) MySQL
2 9 (45.00%) HTML
3 8 (40.00%) Drupal
3 8 (40.00%) HTML5
4 7 (35.00%) jQuery
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) CSS
6 5 (25.00%) Open Source
6 5 (25.00%) CSS3
7 4 (20.00%) UML
7 4 (20.00%) OO
8 3 (15.00%) Linux
8 3 (15.00%) Photoshop
8 3 (15.00%) Publishing
8 3 (15.00%) CMS
8 3 (15.00%) LAMP
8 3 (15.00%) W3C
8 3 (15.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (15.00%) TDD
8 3 (15.00%) Ajax
8 3 (15.00%) OO PHP
8 3 (15.00%) User Experience
8 3 (15.00%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 2 (10.00%) Retail
9 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
9 2 (10.00%) PHP5

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 8 (40.00%) Drupal
2 3 (15.00%) ExpressionEngine
2 3 (15.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.00%) Publishing
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Drupal Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Digital Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Graphic Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Photoshop Designer
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
6 1 (5.00%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) HTML
2 8 (40.00%) HTML5
3 7 (35.00%) jQuery
4 6 (30.00%) CSS
5 5 (25.00%) CSS3
6 3 (15.00%) LAMP
6 3 (15.00%) Ajax
7 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (10.00%) XHTML
8 1 (5.00%) Android SDK
8 1 (5.00%) REST
8 1 (5.00%) Symfony
8 1 (5.00%) RESTful
8 1 (5.00%) Web Services
8 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) W3C
2 3 (15.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) GIS
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) UML
2 4 (20.00%) OO
3 3 (15.00%) TDD
3 3 (15.00%) OO PHP
4 2 (10.00%) Web Design
4 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Android Development
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Content Management
5 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (45.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) PHP5
4 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) SAP
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe
1 1 (5.00%) Apple