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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 125 99 117
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 18 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 2.14% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.40% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
644 421 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.96% 19.02% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 255 315
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 30 52
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -58.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £16.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Somerset -6 6 £463 - 3
Wiltshire - 6 £325 -
Bristol -23 2 £300 +4.34%
Dorset - 1 £275 -
Devon - - - -
Digital Media
England

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (33.33%) Marketing
2 11 (26.19%) SEO
2 11 (26.19%) PHP
3 10 (23.81%) MySQL
3 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.81%) Linux
3 10 (23.81%) WebTrends
3 10 (23.81%) Finance
3 10 (23.81%) Google
3 10 (23.81%) Google Analytics
3 10 (23.81%) Analytics
4 9 (21.43%) Drupal
4 9 (21.43%) Pay per click
4 9 (21.43%) HTML
5 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 7 (16.67%) HTML5
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
7 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.29%) Ajax
7 6 (14.29%) SOA
7 6 (14.29%) UML
7 6 (14.29%) Social Media
7 6 (14.29%) Open Source
7 6 (14.29%) IaaS
7 6 (14.29%) Degree
7 6 (14.29%) jQuery
7 6 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.90%) Omniture
8 5 (11.90%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (21.43%) Drupal
2 5 (11.90%) CMS
3 3 (7.14%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (23.81%) WebTrends
1 10 (23.81%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (4.76%) GitHub
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.76%) Heroku
3 1 (2.38%) CheetahMail
3 1 (2.38%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) SSH
3 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (4.76%) Sublime Text
1 2 (4.76%) RSpec
1 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (33.33%) Marketing
2 10 (23.81%) Finance
3 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.52%) Publishing
5 2 (4.76%) Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Electronics
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) PHP Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) PHP Web Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 6 (14.29%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 5 (11.90%) PPC Specialist
5 5 (11.90%) PPC Executive
5 5 (11.90%) PPC Manager
5 5 (11.90%) PPC Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Digital Producer
7 2 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) HTML5
3 6 (14.29%) Ajax
3 6 (14.29%) jQuery
4 3 (7.14%) LAMP
4 3 (7.14%) CSS
4 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (4.76%) Sass
5 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) CSS3
6 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Social Media
1 6 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (4.76%) FMCG
2 2 (4.76%) IPTV
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) DTV
3 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) SEO
2 10 (23.81%) Analytics
3 9 (21.43%) Pay per click
4 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.29%) SOA
5 6 (14.29%) UML
5 6 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (11.90%) TDD
7 3 (7.14%) Scrum
7 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.14%) OO
7 3 (7.14%) OO PHP
7 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.76%) Content Management
9 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.38%) Web Design
9 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) PHP
2 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) PHP5
3 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Google
2 5 (11.90%) Omniture
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
4 1 (2.38%) SmartFocus
4 1 (2.38%) Unica