The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Media over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 395 336 211
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -125
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 188 236 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.48% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 1.58% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 179 281
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£425 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £339
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.76 £32.30 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.26 £15.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+108.12% +55.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15163 14956 13365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 30.70% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9582 9248 8000
Average daily rate £418 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 618 798
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Digital Media
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Digital Media Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Digital Media
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Digital Media within the UK.

Digital Media Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Media
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Media within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Digital Media Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Digital Media
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Digital Media within the UK.

Digital Media Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Media
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Media within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Digital Media Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Digital Media
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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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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
England -62 181 £425 +21.42% 68
London -33 121 £425 +6.25% 43
South East -15 36 £440 +37.50% 12
City of London +7 28 £400 +6.66% 17
Oxfordshire -3 14 £518 - 1
Oxford -7 12 £518 - 1
South West -30 12 £300 - 2
North West -3 7 £388 +34.78% 4
Manchester +1 6 £475 +65.21% 2
Berkshire -5 6 £400 +33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £408 +48.85%
Bristol -8 4 £275 -17.91% 2
Reading +8 3 £525 +50.00%
Surrey -2 3 £275 -11.29% 5
Milton Keynes -3 3 £440 +40.80%
Kent -8 3 £225 -
Hampshire -27 3 - - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £225 -
East of England +8 2 £430 +37.60% 3
Slough -7 2 £525 -
Scotland -9 2 - -
Wales - 2 £315 -
South Wales - 2 £315 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Marlow - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £315 -
Chester +13 1 £300 - 1
Cheshire +3 1 £300 - 2
Newbury -1 1 £263 -12.50%
West Midlands -1 1 £300 +27.65%

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 192 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (26.28%) TDD
3 112 (26.05%) HTML
4 109 (25.35%) JavaScript
5 101 (23.49%) CSS
6 85 (19.77%) Java
6 85 (19.77%) Scrum
7 77 (17.91%) jQuery
8 61 (14.19%) PHP
9 60 (13.95%) Marketing
10 58 (13.49%) HTML5
11 52 (12.09%) Linux
12 51 (11.86%) MySQL
12 51 (11.86%) Software Engineering
13 45 (10.47%) BDD
14 44 (10.23%) Finance
15 42 (9.77%) MVC
15 42 (9.77%) Git (software)
16 41 (9.53%) User Experience
17 39 (9.07%) Games
18 38 (8.84%) CMS
18 38 (8.84%) Advertising
19 37 (8.60%) Publishing
20 35 (8.14%) Python
21 34 (7.91%) Web Services
21 34 (7.91%) .NET
21 34 (7.91%) CSS3
22 32 (7.44%) XML
22 32 (7.44%) OO
22 32 (7.44%) Apache

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (8.84%) CMS
2 32 (7.44%) Apache
3 19 (4.42%) Drupal
4 14 (3.26%) Node.js
5 10 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (2.33%) WordPress
5 10 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.63%) ExpressionEngine
6 7 (1.63%) Confluence
7 6 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.93%) IIS
8 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (0.70%) SAS
9 3 (0.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 31 (7.21%) Photoshop
2 26 (6.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (3.49%) MS Excel
4 12 (2.79%) MS Office
5 7 (1.63%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (1.40%) InDesign
6 6 (1.40%) Adobe Premiere
6 6 (1.40%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.93%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.70%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.70%) SPSS
9 2 (0.47%) Maya
9 2 (0.47%) Quicktime
9 2 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.93%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.70%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.23%) Summit
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.63%) IaaS
4 6 (1.40%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.93%) Office 365
6 3 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) Force.com
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) ElastiCache
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.56%) Firewall
2 10 (2.33%) HTTP
2 10 (2.33%) Internet
3 9 (2.09%) Intranet
4 7 (1.63%) VPN
5 4 (0.93%) FTP
6 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.70%) MPLS
6 3 (0.70%) BGP
6 3 (0.70%) DVB
7 2 (0.47%) DNS
7 2 (0.47%) LAN
7 2 (0.47%) DHCP
7 2 (0.47%) Wireless
7 2 (0.47%) IPsec
7 2 (0.47%) RTSP
7 2 (0.47%) VRRP
7 2 (0.47%) H.323
7 2 (0.47%) NAS
8 1 (0.23%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.86%) MySQL
2 20 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.56%) Big Data
6 10 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.16%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.70%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (0.70%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 42 (9.77%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.21%) Cucumber
3 27 (6.28%) Jasmine
4 24 (5.58%) Karma Test Runner
5 20 (4.65%) Selenium
6 17 (3.95%) WebDriver
7 14 (3.26%) Subversion
7 14 (3.26%) JIRA
8 12 (2.79%) Maven
9 11 (2.56%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.56%) Grunt
10 7 (1.63%) Axure RP
10 7 (1.63%) PHPUnit
10 7 (1.63%) Dreamweaver
10 7 (1.63%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.40%) Hudson
11 6 (1.40%) JBehave
11 6 (1.40%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.16%) QUnit
12 5 (1.16%) Appium
General
1 60 (13.95%) Marketing
2 44 (10.23%) Finance
3 39 (9.07%) Games
4 38 (8.84%) Advertising
5 37 (8.60%) Publishing
6 15 (3.49%) Retail
7 12 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.56%) Banking
9 6 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.93%) Legal
11 3 (0.70%) Law
11 3 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Cantonese Language
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 179 (41.63%) Developer
2 52 (12.09%) Analyst
3 38 (8.84%) Project Manager
4 33 (7.67%) Front-End Developer
5 30 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 27 (6.28%) PHP Developer
7 26 (6.05%) Business Analyst
8 25 (5.81%) Architect
9 24 (5.58%) Designer
10 21 (4.88%) Software Engineer
11 20 (4.65%) Python Developer
12 16 (3.72%) Web Developer
12 16 (3.72%) Senior Developer
13 15 (3.49%) .NET Developer
13 15 (3.49%) Python/Django Developer
14 14 (3.26%) Java Software Engineer
15 13 (3.02%) Marketing Manager
16 12 (2.79%) Technical Analyst
16 12 (2.79%) Lead Developer
16 12 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (26.05%) HTML
2 101 (23.49%) CSS
3 77 (17.91%) jQuery
4 58 (13.49%) HTML5
5 34 (7.91%) CSS3
5 34 (7.91%) .NET
5 34 (7.91%) Web Services
6 32 (7.44%) XML
7 29 (6.74%) AngularJS
8 20 (4.65%) Backbone.js
8 20 (4.65%) Gherkin
8 20 (4.65%) Django
9 17 (3.95%) XSLT
9 17 (3.95%) Spring
10 15 (3.49%) REST
11 14 (3.26%) Ajax
11 14 (3.26%) JSON
12 13 (3.02%) Flash
12 13 (3.02%) RESTful
13 12 (2.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.53%) User Experience
2 25 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.88%) Social Media
4 18 (4.19%) Visualisation
5 16 (3.72%) Video on Demand
6 15 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.49%) W3C
7 12 (2.79%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.79%) Open Source
8 11 (2.56%) New Media
9 9 (2.09%) Animation
9 9 (2.09%) Video Editing
10 7 (1.63%) Interactive TV
11 4 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.93%) NHS
11 4 (0.93%) iPad
11 4 (0.93%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.70%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.70%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.09%) Linux
2 23 (5.35%) Windows
3 22 (5.12%) UNIX
4 13 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.79%) Android
6 6 (1.40%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.16%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.93%) CentOS
8 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.70%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.70%) VMS
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.47%) webOS
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.23%) SUSE
11 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (26.28%) TDD
3 85 (19.77%) Scrum
4 51 (11.86%) Software Engineering
5 45 (10.47%) BDD
6 42 (9.77%) MVC
7 32 (7.44%) OO
8 29 (6.74%) Project Management
9 27 (6.28%) Web Development
10 26 (6.05%) Analytics
11 23 (5.35%) SOA
12 21 (4.88%) Content Management
13 20 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (4.19%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (3.95%) E-Commerce
15 17 (3.95%) DevOps
16 16 (3.72%) PRINCE2
16 16 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (3.49%) Web Design
18 14 (3.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 109 (25.35%) JavaScript
2 85 (19.77%) Java
3 61 (14.19%) PHP
4 35 (8.14%) Python
5 26 (6.05%) SQL
5 26 (6.05%) C#
6 22 (5.12%) Scala
7 21 (4.88%) Ruby
8 15 (3.49%) XQuery
9 14 (3.26%) Perl
10 10 (2.33%) XPath
11 7 (1.63%) PHP5
11 7 (1.63%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.63%) C
12 6 (1.40%) C++
12 6 (1.40%) Groovy
13 5 (1.16%) VBScript
14 4 (0.93%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.70%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (6.51%) Degree
2 10 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.09%) ISEB
4 5 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.47%) CCNP
5 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.47%) PMP
5 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.47%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.58%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) WAI
3 2 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.93%) Xen
3 3 (0.70%) Docker
4 2 (0.47%) Postfix
4 2 (0.47%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (3.72%) Puppet
3 10 (2.33%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (1.63%) Ansible
5 5 (1.16%) Salt
6 4 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.70%) Mesos
7 3 (0.70%) Control-M
8 2 (0.47%) Nagios
8 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.23%) yum
9 1 (0.23%) SCCM
9 1 (0.23%) SCOM
9 1 (0.23%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 27 (6.28%) Adobe
2 23 (5.35%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.19%) Oracle
4 16 (3.72%) Google
5 9 (2.09%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.86%) Cisco
7 7 (1.63%) Facebook
8 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.16%) IBM
9 5 (1.16%) Zend
9 5 (1.16%) Rackspace
9 5 (1.16%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.93%) Twitter
10 4 (0.93%) Tableau
10 4 (0.93%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.93%) Fujitsu
10 4 (0.93%) Juniper
10 4 (0.93%) Apple
10 4 (0.93%) Remedy
11 3 (0.70%) SAP
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 375-425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £200 - £285 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago