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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 390 342 281
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -61
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 237 267 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.61% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 197 245
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.09 £9.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.38% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £9.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -

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
17922 16584 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.55% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11192 10372 9992
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 670 841
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.79 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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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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
England -56 227 £400 +14.28% 91
London -22 163 £400 +6.66% 56
City of London +9 29 £424 +21.07% 15
South East -43 22 £363 +27.19% 12
South West -23 18 £430 +49.56% 4
Berkshire +8 11 £363 +1.75% 4
Reading +16 9 £300 -20.00% 3
East of England -13 9 £310 -17.33% 5
North West -13 8 £350 +27.27% 4
Wiltshire - 8 £325 -
Swindon - 8 £325 -
Manchester -3 7 £350 +7.69% 2
Somerset - 7 £446 -
Scotland -8 4 £588 +67.85%
Wales - 4 £363 - 3
South Wales - 4 £363 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £588 -
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £300 -20.00%
Cambridge 0 3 £300 -20.00%
East Midlands -1 3 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -7 3 £350 +3.70% 7
West Midlands -20 3 £225 -10.00% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £250 -
Surrey -7 2 £263 -4.54% 3
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £100 - 1
Oxfordshire -13 2 £518 +88.18% 3
Hertfordshire -18 2 £413 -2.94% 4
Bristol -28 2 £300 +9.09% 3
Kent - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £500 - 1

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 193 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (25.65%) TDD
3 102 (24.23%) HTML
4 101 (23.99%) JavaScript
5 87 (20.67%) Scrum
6 86 (20.43%) CSS
7 67 (15.91%) Java
8 61 (14.49%) PHP
8 61 (14.49%) jQuery
9 60 (14.25%) HTML5
10 51 (12.11%) MySQL
10 51 (12.11%) Linux
10 51 (12.11%) Marketing
11 50 (11.88%) MVC
12 47 (11.16%) User Experience
13 45 (10.69%) BDD
14 43 (10.21%) CMS
14 43 (10.21%) Project Management
15 42 (9.98%) .NET
15 42 (9.98%) Finance
16 41 (9.74%) Git (software)
17 34 (8.08%) C#
17 34 (8.08%) Analytics
18 33 (7.84%) Software Engineering
19 32 (7.60%) OO
19 32 (7.60%) CSS3
20 31 (7.36%) Python
20 31 (7.36%) Publishing
21 30 (7.13%) XML
22 29 (6.89%) Degree

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 43 (10.21%) CMS
2 25 (5.94%) Apache
3 15 (3.56%) Node.js
4 13 (3.09%) Drupal
5 10 (2.38%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.66%) ExpressionEngine
7 7 (1.66%) Confluence
7 7 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.43%) IIS
9 5 (1.19%) WordPress
9 5 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.95%) SAS
11 3 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
11 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.48%) Moodle
12 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.28%) Photoshop
2 17 (4.04%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.14%) MS Office
5 5 (1.19%) SPSS
5 5 (1.19%) InDesign
6 3 (0.71%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.48%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.24%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 12 (2.85%) Google Analytics
2 9 (2.14%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.48%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.66%) Amazon S3
2 7 (1.66%) IaaS
3 5 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.71%) GitHub
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.48%) Office 365
6 2 (0.48%) Heroku
7 1 (0.24%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.24%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.24%) Pure360
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.61%) HTTP
2 10 (2.38%) Intranet
2 10 (2.38%) Internet
3 7 (1.66%) VPN
3 7 (1.66%) Firewall
4 4 (0.95%) Network Security
5 3 (0.71%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.48%) LAN
6 2 (0.48%) MPLS
6 2 (0.48%) BGP
6 2 (0.48%) VRRP
6 2 (0.48%) AMQP
6 2 (0.48%) Wireless
6 2 (0.48%) SSH
6 2 (0.48%) RTSP
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.24%) FWSM
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.24%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.11%) MySQL
2 24 (5.70%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (4.51%) Amazon Redshift
5 12 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.43%) Big Data
8 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.95%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.71%) RavenDB
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (9.74%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.18%) Cucumber
3 25 (5.94%) Karma Test Runner
4 23 (5.46%) Jasmine
5 18 (4.28%) Selenium
6 16 (3.80%) JIRA
7 14 (3.33%) WebDriver
8 10 (2.38%) Subversion
9 9 (2.14%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.66%) PHPUnit
10 7 (1.66%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.66%) Maven
10 7 (1.66%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.43%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.43%) Grunt
12 5 (1.19%) Hudson
12 5 (1.19%) Xcode
13 4 (0.95%) RSpec
14 3 (0.71%) JBehave
14 3 (0.71%) Mockito
General
1 51 (12.11%) Marketing
2 42 (9.98%) Finance
3 31 (7.36%) Publishing
4 26 (6.18%) Games
5 21 (4.99%) Advertising
5 21 (4.99%) Retail
6 17 (4.04%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.61%) Banking
8 4 (0.95%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.71%) Legal
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.24%) Cantonese Language
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 187 (44.42%) Developer
2 59 (14.01%) Project Manager
3 55 (13.06%) Analyst
4 30 (7.13%) Front-End Developer
5 29 (6.89%) Business Analyst
6 28 (6.65%) PHP Developer
7 26 (6.18%) Architect
8 25 (5.94%) Java Developer
9 21 (4.99%) Senior Developer
10 20 (4.75%) Python Developer
11 19 (4.51%) Web Developer
12 18 (4.28%) Digital Project Manager
13 17 (4.04%) .NET Developer
14 16 (3.80%) Agile Project Manager
15 15 (3.56%) Designer
16 14 (3.33%) Python/Django Developer
17 13 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
18 11 (2.61%) C# Developer
18 11 (2.61%) Senior Manager
19 10 (2.38%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (24.23%) HTML
2 86 (20.43%) CSS
3 61 (14.49%) jQuery
4 60 (14.25%) HTML5
5 42 (9.98%) .NET
6 32 (7.60%) CSS3
7 30 (7.13%) XML
8 28 (6.65%) Web Services
9 26 (6.18%) AngularJS
10 22 (5.23%) JSON
11 20 (4.75%) Django
12 19 (4.51%) Gherkin
12 19 (4.51%) Spring
13 18 (4.28%) ASP.NET
13 18 (4.28%) Backbone.js
14 17 (4.04%) Sass
15 16 (3.80%) Ajax
16 12 (2.85%) LAMP
16 12 (2.85%) SOAP
17 11 (2.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.16%) User Experience
2 24 (5.70%) Social Media
3 22 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.85%) Visualisation
6 11 (2.61%) Open Source
6 11 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.66%) Graphic Design
7 7 (1.66%) Animation
7 7 (1.66%) NHS
7 7 (1.66%) W3C
8 6 (1.43%) iPad
9 5 (1.19%) IPTV
9 5 (1.19%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.19%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.95%) New Media
10 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.95%) DTV
10 4 (0.95%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.11%) Linux
2 26 (6.18%) Android
3 25 (5.94%) Apple iOS
4 16 (3.80%) Windows
5 7 (1.66%) UNIX
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.48%) webOS
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone 7
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (25.65%) TDD
3 87 (20.67%) Scrum
4 50 (11.88%) MVC
5 45 (10.69%) BDD
6 43 (10.21%) Project Management
7 34 (8.08%) Analytics
8 33 (7.84%) Software Engineering
9 32 (7.60%) OO
10 27 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (5.23%) OOP
11 22 (5.23%) Web Development
12 21 (4.99%) E-Commerce
13 20 (4.75%) SEO
14 17 (4.04%) Content Management
15 16 (3.80%) Digital Marketing
16 15 (3.56%) Android Development
17 14 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (3.33%) User Stories
17 14 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 101 (23.99%) JavaScript
2 67 (15.91%) Java
3 61 (14.49%) PHP
4 34 (8.08%) C#
5 31 (7.36%) Python
6 23 (5.46%) Ruby
7 19 (4.51%) SQL
8 12 (2.85%) Scala
9 11 (2.61%) PHP5
10 8 (1.90%) Perl
11 7 (1.66%) C++
11 7 (1.66%) Objective-C
11 7 (1.66%) Groovy
12 5 (1.19%) C
13 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.48%) XQuery
14 2 (0.48%) XPath
15 1 (0.24%) Haskell
15 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (6.89%) Degree
2 11 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.66%) ISEB
5 6 (1.43%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.95%) PMP
6 4 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.24%) GISP
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.04%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.24%) WCAG
2 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Xen
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) Varnish
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.43%) Puppet
3 4 (0.95%) Salt
4 3 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.48%) Nagios
5 2 (0.48%) SCCM
5 2 (0.48%) Ansible
5 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.24%) YUM
6 1 (0.24%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 24 (5.70%) Microsoft
1 24 (5.70%) Google
2 15 (3.56%) Adobe
3 7 (1.66%) Sitecore
3 7 (1.66%) Facebook
4 6 (1.43%) Zend
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle
5 5 (1.19%) Omniture
5 5 (1.19%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.19%) ServiceNow
6 4 (0.95%) Twitter
6 4 (0.95%) Tableau
6 4 (0.95%) Fujitsu
6 4 (0.95%) hybris
6 4 (0.95%) Remedy
6 4 (0.95%) SAP
7 3 (0.71%) Apple
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco
8 2 (0.48%) IBM
8 2 (0.48%) HP
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £535 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3- 6 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Rippll
Posted: 8 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 11 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 18 days ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 19 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago