The first 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 28 July 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 South 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 120 98 104
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 20 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.56% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.34% 2.88% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £185.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -77.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £102.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -63.41%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
599 417 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.60% 19.57% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 241 287
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 50
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -53.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Digital Media
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Media across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Digital Media Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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
Wiltshire -1 10 £313 +38.88%
Bristol -25 4 £225 -18.18% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £300 -
Somerset -17 2 £288 - 4
Dorset - 1 £275 - 1
Devon - - - -
Digital Media
England

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 26 (48.15%) Telecoms
2 21 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 20 (37.04%) PHP
4 15 (27.78%) HTML
5 14 (25.93%) Marketing
5 14 (25.93%) jQuery
6 13 (24.07%) HTML5
6 13 (24.07%) MySQL
7 11 (20.37%) SEO
8 10 (18.52%) Finance
8 10 (18.52%) CSS
8 10 (18.52%) Linux
8 10 (18.52%) WebTrends
8 10 (18.52%) Google Analytics
8 10 (18.52%) Google
8 10 (18.52%) Analytics
9 9 (16.67%) Pay per click
10 8 (14.81%) Drupal
11 7 (12.96%) LAMP
11 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
12 6 (11.11%) OOD
12 6 (11.11%) OOP
12 6 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (11.11%) PHP5
12 6 (11.11%) Degree
12 6 (11.11%) Social Media
13 5 (9.26%) Open Source
13 5 (9.26%) Puppet
13 5 (9.26%) Node.js
13 5 (9.26%) Zend

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (14.81%) Drupal
2 5 (9.26%) CMS
2 5 (9.26%) Node.js
3 2 (3.70%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (18.52%) WebTrends
1 10 (18.52%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.70%) Heroku
1 2 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (1.85%) CheetahMail
2 1 (1.85%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) SSH
2 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) MySQL
2 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Star Schema
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Maven
1 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (3.70%) Sublime Text
2 2 (3.70%) RSpec
2 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 26 (48.15%) Telecoms
2 14 (25.93%) Marketing
3 10 (18.52%) Finance
4 4 (7.41%) Publishing
5 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Developer
2 18 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 10 (18.52%) PHP Web Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Web Developer
4 5 (9.26%) PPC Specialist
4 5 (9.26%) Drupal Developer
4 5 (9.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 5 (9.26%) PPC Manager
4 5 (9.26%) PPC Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) PPC Executive
4 5 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Digital Producer
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) HTML
2 14 (25.93%) jQuery
3 13 (24.07%) HTML5
4 10 (18.52%) CSS
5 7 (12.96%) LAMP
6 5 (9.26%) Ajax
6 5 (9.26%) Zend Framework
7 2 (3.70%) CSS3
7 2 (3.70%) Backbone.js
7 2 (3.70%) Sass
7 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.70%) RESTful
7 2 (3.70%) Web Services
8 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Social Media
2 5 (9.26%) Open Source
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
3 2 (3.70%) IPTV
3 2 (3.70%) FMCG
4 1 (1.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) SEO
2 10 (18.52%) Analytics
3 9 (16.67%) Pay per click
4 6 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (11.11%) OOP
4 6 (11.11%) OOD
5 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.26%) Project Management
5 5 (9.26%) UML
5 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
5 5 (9.26%) DevOps
6 4 (7.41%) TDD
7 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) Scrum
7 3 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.70%) OO PHP
8 2 (3.70%) Content Management
8 2 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 20 (37.04%) PHP
3 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.11%) PHP5
5 3 (5.56%) SQL
6 2 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) CCNP
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Puppet
1 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Google
2 5 (9.26%) Zend
2 5 (9.26%) Omniture
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) JBoss
4 1 (1.85%) SmartFocus
4 1 (1.85%) Unica