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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 434 409 277
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -132
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 179 189 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 1.08% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 125 280
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+220.00% -66.66%

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
18080 17436 16925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.69% 31.87% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11387 10584 10034
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 668 744
Average hourly rate £19.69 £20.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.17% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 -25 172 £350 - 106
London -4 115 £375 -6.25% 49
South East +2 30 £338 +7.14% 12
City of London -14 20 £338 -10.00% 9
North West -12 11 £330 +26.92% 1
Manchester -7 10 £330 +26.92%
Hampshire +7 9 £350 +9.37%
Oxfordshire -14 9 £388 - 1
Berkshire +5 8 £225 -31.81% 2
South West -13 7 £288 -4.16% 37
Bristol -6 5 £310 +37.77% 27
Wales - 5 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire -16 4 £375 +37.61% 2
Leeds -22 4 £375 +37.61% 2
Yorkshire -26 4 £375 +25.00% 3
Cardiff - 4 £350 - 1
South Wales - 4 £350 - 2
West Midlands -3 3 - - 3
Slough - 3 £371 -
Southampton - 3 £350 -
Bracknell - 3 £183 -
East of England -2 2 £185 - 1
West Sussex -10 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Worcester - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Ealing - 2 - -
Harrogate +2 1 - -
Somerset +2 1 £250 -13.04% 2
Bath -3 1 £250 -13.04% 1

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 169 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (29.71%) JavaScript
3 111 (29.44%) HTML
4 99 (26.26%) CSS
5 68 (18.04%) HTML5
6 62 (16.45%) MySQL
6 62 (16.45%) Linux
7 59 (15.65%) PHP
7 59 (15.65%) Scrum
8 58 (15.38%) TDD
9 55 (14.59%) Java
10 53 (14.06%) CSS3
11 51 (13.53%) Marketing
12 50 (13.26%) Web Services
13 45 (11.94%) User Experience
14 43 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
15 42 (11.14%) jQuery
16 38 (10.08%) Publishing
17 37 (9.81%) Telecoms
18 36 (9.55%) DevOps
19 35 (9.28%) AngularJS
19 35 (9.28%) Web Development
20 33 (8.75%) Degree
21 32 (8.49%) BDD
21 32 (8.49%) SQL
22 31 (8.22%) CMS
23 30 (7.96%) Adobe
23 30 (7.96%) Node.js
24 29 (7.69%) Social Media
25 28 (7.43%) E-Commerce

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 31 (8.22%) CMS
2 30 (7.96%) Node.js
3 16 (4.24%) Apache
4 14 (3.71%) Drupal
5 10 (2.65%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.39%) WordPress
7 8 (2.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.06%) Zope
9 4 (1.06%) nginx
9 4 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.06%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.80%) Jadu
10 3 (0.80%) Confluence
10 3 (0.80%) Mule
10 3 (0.80%) IIS
10 3 (0.80%) JBoss
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.53%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 21 (5.57%) Photoshop
2 18 (4.77%) MS Office
3 16 (4.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (2.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.80%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.53%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.92%) GitHub
3 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.59%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.98%) HTTP
2 9 (2.39%) Internet
3 6 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.59%) Firewall
4 4 (1.06%) Intranet
5 3 (0.80%) RTSP
6 2 (0.53%) DVB
6 2 (0.53%) H.323
6 2 (0.53%) SSL
6 2 (0.53%) DNS
6 2 (0.53%) Broadband
6 2 (0.53%) DHCP
6 2 (0.53%) WebEx
6 2 (0.53%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
7 1 (0.27%) ISDN
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (16.45%) MySQL
2 16 (4.24%) MongoDB
3 15 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.18%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.18%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.06%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.06%) SimpleDB
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.80%) Redis
8 3 (0.80%) Triplestore
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (0.53%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 28 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.31%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.77%) Cucumber
4 15 (3.98%) Subversion
5 14 (3.71%) Maven
6 12 (3.18%) JIRA
7 11 (2.92%) Selenium
8 6 (1.59%) JUnit
8 6 (1.59%) Mockito
9 5 (1.33%) Calabash
10 4 (1.06%) Grunt
10 4 (1.06%) Hudson
10 4 (1.06%) Appium
10 4 (1.06%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.06%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.80%) Mocha
11 3 (0.80%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.80%) Ant
11 3 (0.80%) JBehave
General
1 51 (13.53%) Marketing
2 38 (10.08%) Publishing
3 37 (9.81%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.57%) Finance
5 14 (3.71%) Multimedia
6 10 (2.65%) Advertising
7 8 (2.12%) Retail
8 6 (1.59%) Games
9 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.80%) Back Office
10 2 (0.53%) Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 148 (39.26%) Developer
2 38 (10.08%) Analyst
3 29 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 24 (6.37%) Business Analyst
4 24 (6.37%) Web Developer
4 24 (6.37%) PHP Developer
5 21 (5.57%) Designer
6 16 (4.24%) Java Developer
7 15 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (3.71%) Junior
9 13 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
10 11 (2.92%) UI Designer
10 11 (2.92%) Software Engineer
10 11 (2.92%) Senior Developer
11 10 (2.65%) Test Manager
11 10 (2.65%) Junior Developer
12 9 (2.39%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (2.39%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (2.39%) UI/UX Designer
13 8 (2.12%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (29.44%) HTML
2 99 (26.26%) CSS
3 68 (18.04%) HTML5
4 53 (14.06%) CSS3
5 50 (13.26%) Web Services
6 42 (11.14%) jQuery
7 35 (9.28%) AngularJS
8 27 (7.16%) XML
9 21 (5.57%) RESTful
10 20 (5.31%) .NET
11 16 (4.24%) React
12 15 (3.98%) Sass
12 15 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (3.98%) LAMP
13 14 (3.71%) Spring
13 14 (3.71%) JSON
13 14 (3.71%) Backbone.js
14 12 (3.18%) REST
14 12 (3.18%) XHTML
15 11 (2.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.94%) User Experience
2 29 (7.69%) Social Media
3 19 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.77%) Mobile App
5 17 (4.51%) Video on Demand
6 7 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.59%) Animation
8 5 (1.33%) IPTV
8 5 (1.33%) Blog
8 5 (1.33%) MPEG
8 5 (1.33%) NHS
9 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.06%) BBC
9 4 (1.06%) Streaming Video
9 4 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.06%) Copywriting
10 3 (0.80%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.80%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.80%) Photography
10 3 (0.80%) STB
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.45%) Linux
2 11 (2.92%) Android
3 9 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (2.39%) UNIX
4 7 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.80%) Windows
6 2 (0.53%) CentOS
7 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (15.65%) Scrum
3 58 (15.38%) TDD
4 36 (9.55%) DevOps
5 35 (9.28%) Web Development
6 32 (8.49%) BDD
7 28 (7.43%) E-Commerce
8 26 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (6.90%) Analytics
9 25 (6.63%) Content Management
10 23 (6.10%) Project Management
11 22 (5.84%) Software Engineering
11 22 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (5.57%) OO
13 20 (5.31%) SEO
13 20 (5.31%) Business Analysis
14 19 (5.04%) MVC
14 19 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (4.77%) Responsive Web Design
15 18 (4.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 112 (29.71%) JavaScript
2 59 (15.65%) PHP
3 55 (14.59%) Java
4 32 (8.49%) SQL
5 24 (6.37%) Ruby
6 20 (5.31%) Python
7 14 (3.71%) C#
7 14 (3.71%) Perl
8 10 (2.65%) C
9 6 (1.59%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.06%) VBScript
10 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.80%) PHP5
11 3 (0.80%) SPARQL
11 3 (0.80%) Scala
11 3 (0.80%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.80%) C++
12 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.53%) XPath
13 1 (0.27%) Lua
Qualifications
1 33 (8.75%) Degree
2 6 (1.59%) ISEB
3 5 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.27%) PMP
7 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.57%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.39%) Docker
2 4 (1.06%) Varnish
3 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (7.16%) Puppet
2 21 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.24%) Ansible
4 6 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.80%) yum
6 2 (0.53%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.27%) Mesos
Vendors
1 30 (7.96%) Adobe
2 17 (4.51%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.65%) Google
4 9 (2.39%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.12%) Facebook
6 7 (1.86%) Twitter
7 6 (1.59%) Oracle
8 4 (1.06%) HP
8 4 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.06%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.80%) SAP
9 3 (0.80%) Cisco
10 2 (0.53%) Sony
10 2 (0.53%) Aprimo
10 2 (0.53%) Omniture
10 2 (0.53%) Tableau
10 2 (0.53%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.53%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.53%) Polycom
10 2 (0.53%) Tandberg
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