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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Media
Rank 495 424 380
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -44
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 131 184 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 1.15% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 113 168
Average daily rate £375 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 15
Average hourly rate £24.51 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.18% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.91 £14.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.95 £25.76 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.02 £32.26 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-41.04% +108.12%

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
16634 15945 15716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.16% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10734 9928 9465
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 666 675
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.51 £40.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -60 125 £375 -11.76% 88
London -20 98 £398 -6.35% 33
City of London +27 11 £353 -11.87% 5
South East -6 10 £225 -48.86% 15
North West -12 5 £365 -5.80% 3
Manchester -21 5 £365 -23.15% 2
East Midlands -8 4 £263 +61.53% 2
Berkshire +4 3 £313 -30.55% 5
East of England -1 3 £300 -30.23% 4
Oxfordshire -4 3 £181 -64.97% 2
South West -7 3 £275 -6.38% 24
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 3
Birmingham - 3 £375 - 1
Somerset +3 2 £275 -4.34% 1
Canary Wharf -5 2 £396 +80.00%
Oxford -6 2 £225 -56.52% 1
Derby -9 2 £263 +38.15% 1
Derbyshire -9 2 £263 +61.53% 1
Clevedon - 2 £275 -
Twickenham - 2 £390 -
Norfolk - 2 £300 -
Hampshire +10 1 £225 -
Bristol -1 1 £288 +4.54% 19
Reading -4 1 £313 -40.47% 1
Surrey -7 1 - - 6
Scotland -10 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £435 -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £225 - 1
Salford - 1 £350 -

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (33.44%) HTML
2 102 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (29.22%) JavaScript
4 81 (26.30%) CSS
5 72 (23.38%) Marketing
6 60 (19.48%) HTML5
7 58 (18.83%) Telecoms
8 41 (13.31%) CSS3
8 41 (13.31%) AngularJS
8 41 (13.31%) jQuery
9 38 (12.34%) Java
9 38 (12.34%) .NET
9 38 (12.34%) User Experience
10 37 (12.01%) Python
10 37 (12.01%) Degree
11 35 (11.36%) TDD
12 34 (11.04%) E-Commerce
12 34 (11.04%) Analytics
13 33 (10.71%) Social Media
14 32 (10.39%) C#
15 31 (10.06%) Scrum
15 31 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (8.77%) Project Management
16 27 (8.77%) ASP.NET
16 27 (8.77%) OO
16 27 (8.77%) CMS
17 26 (8.44%) Adobe
18 25 (8.12%) Web Services
18 25 (8.12%) Digital Marketing
19 24 (7.79%) Photoshop

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 27 (8.77%) CMS
2 10 (3.25%) Drupal
3 9 (2.92%) Confluence
3 9 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.92%) Umbraco
3 9 (2.92%) WordPress
4 8 (2.60%) Apache
5 7 (2.27%) Node.js
6 6 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.62%) IIS
7 5 (1.62%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.30%) nginx
9 3 (0.97%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.97%) SAS
9 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.65%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.65%) JBoss
10 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (7.79%) Photoshop
2 20 (6.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.95%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.30%) MS Project
5 3 (0.97%) MS Office
5 3 (0.97%) SPSS
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.65%) InDesign
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Eloqua
2 6 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.30%) Radian6
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.32%) Magento
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (4.22%) CloudFront
2 13 (4.22%) Google Analytics
3 8 (2.60%) GitHub
3 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.62%) Google Compute Engine
4 5 (1.62%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (1.30%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.30%) CheetahMail
5 4 (1.30%) Silverpop
5 4 (1.30%) Yammer
6 2 (0.65%) AdWords
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.32%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.32%) Office 365
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.25%) Internet
2 4 (1.30%) HTTP
3 3 (0.97%) Firewall
4 2 (0.65%) Multicast
4 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.65%) Unicast
5 1 (0.32%) Broadband
5 1 (0.32%) DVB
5 1 (0.32%) HbbTV
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) LAN
5 1 (0.32%) NAS
5 1 (0.32%) SAN
5 1 (0.32%) SSL
5 1 (0.32%) VLAN
5 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.55%) MySQL
3 9 (2.92%) Big Data
4 8 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.95%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.62%) QlikView
7 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.97%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (0.97%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.65%) OLAP
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (7.47%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.55%) JIRA
3 12 (3.90%) Vagrant
4 11 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.92%) Subversion
6 8 (2.60%) Dreamweaver
7 7 (2.27%) Maven
8 6 (1.95%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.62%) Ant
9 5 (1.62%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.62%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.62%) NUnit
9 5 (1.62%) Selenium
10 4 (1.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (1.30%) JsTestDriver
10 4 (1.30%) QUnit
10 4 (1.30%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.65%) Hudson
12 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
General
1 72 (23.38%) Marketing
2 58 (18.83%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.14%) Advertising
4 21 (6.82%) Retail
5 17 (5.52%) Finance
5 17 (5.52%) Publishing
6 14 (4.55%) Games
7 13 (4.22%) Multimedia
8 8 (2.60%) Banking
8 8 (2.60%) Legal
9 3 (0.97%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 109 (35.39%) Developer
2 33 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 28 (9.09%) Analyst
4 25 (8.12%) Digital Project Manager
5 23 (7.47%) Designer
6 20 (6.49%) Architect
7 16 (5.19%) .NET Developer
7 16 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
8 15 (4.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 15 (4.87%) Web Developer
9 12 (3.90%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.25%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (3.25%) Consultant
11 10 (3.25%) Python Developer
12 8 (2.60%) Android Developer
12 8 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (2.60%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.60%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (33.44%) HTML
2 81 (26.30%) CSS
3 60 (19.48%) HTML5
4 41 (13.31%) AngularJS
4 41 (13.31%) CSS3
4 41 (13.31%) jQuery
5 38 (12.34%) .NET
6 27 (8.77%) ASP.NET
7 25 (8.12%) Web Services
8 21 (6.82%) Sass
9 16 (5.19%) XML
10 15 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (4.22%) Django
12 8 (2.60%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.60%) XHTML
13 7 (2.27%) Entity Framework
13 7 (2.27%) OpenGL
13 7 (2.27%) SOAP
14 6 (1.95%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.34%) User Experience
2 33 (10.71%) Social Media
3 20 (6.49%) Augmented Reality
4 17 (5.52%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.57%) Graphic Design
7 10 (3.25%) Animation
7 10 (3.25%) Video on Demand
8 9 (2.92%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.27%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.95%) FMCG
10 6 (1.95%) IPTV
10 6 (1.95%) Streaming Video
10 6 (1.95%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.62%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (1.62%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.62%) Streaming Media
12 4 (1.30%) Clustering
12 4 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.19%) Linux
2 13 (4.22%) Android
3 11 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.25%) Windows
5 6 (1.95%) Unix
6 3 (0.97%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.65%) CentOS
7 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (11.36%) TDD
3 34 (11.04%) Analytics
3 34 (11.04%) E-Commerce
4 31 (10.06%) Scrum
5 27 (8.77%) OO
5 27 (8.77%) Project Management
6 25 (8.12%) Digital Marketing
7 22 (7.14%) Front End Development
8 21 (6.82%) Content Management
8 21 (6.82%) Web Development
9 19 (6.17%) Web Design
10 18 (5.84%) MVC
10 18 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (5.52%) BDD
12 16 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (4.87%) Software Engineering
14 13 (4.22%) Open Source
15 12 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 90 (29.22%) JavaScript
2 38 (12.34%) Java
3 37 (12.01%) Python
4 32 (10.39%) C#
5 21 (6.82%) C++
6 20 (6.49%) SQL
7 19 (6.17%) PHP
8 16 (5.19%) R
9 15 (4.87%) C
10 10 (3.25%) Erlang
11 8 (2.60%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.60%) Ruby
12 6 (1.95%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.30%) Scala
13 4 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.65%) Perl
15 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.32%) VB
15 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (12.01%) Degree
2 5 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.97%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.97%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (0.65%) PMP
4 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.32%) CBAP
5 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.60%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) OIPF
System Software
1 14 (4.55%) Docker
2 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Gluster
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) Varnish
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Mesos
1 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.32%) Nagios
2 1 (0.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) yum
Vendors
1 26 (8.44%) Adobe
2 19 (6.17%) Oracle
3 18 (5.84%) Google
4 14 (4.55%) Facebook
5 10 (3.25%) Twitter
6 8 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 8 (2.60%) Sitecore
7 7 (2.27%) Rackspace
7 7 (2.27%) VMware
8 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.62%) EPiServer
9 5 (1.62%) hybris
10 4 (1.30%) DoubleClick
10 4 (1.30%) SAP
10 4 (1.30%) Sysomos
10 4 (1.30%) Tableau
11 3 (0.97%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.97%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.97%) Xamarin
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jenrick IT
Rate: £440 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ConSol Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Rate: £38,000
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £376 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Sutton, Greater London
Reed Business Information
Rate: To £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago