The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 407 262 256
Rank change year-on-year
-145 -6
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 187 359 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.36% 2.66% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 281 266
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £34.30 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £44.50 £105.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £102.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -63.41%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13781 13476 14294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.35% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8132 8184
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 611 781
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
England -140 171 £370 +5.71% 86
London -111 123 £400 +6.66% 52
City of London +16 27 £375 -7.69% 13
South West -27 20 £294 +6.81% 7
Scotland -16 14 £575 +64.28% 1
South East -48 12 £298 -3.25% 13
Edinburgh - 12 £575 -
Wiltshire +4 10 £313 +38.88%
Berkshire -8 7 £350 +12.00% 4
Reading +4 4 - -
West Midlands -10 4 £260 - 1
Bristol -24 4 £225 -18.18% 1
Cheltenham - 4 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £300 -
Birmingham -3 3 £288 -
East Midlands -3 3 £325 -23.52% 1
North West -8 3 £260 -22.96% 4
York +7 2 £300 -
Yorkshire +6 2 £300 - 2
North Yorkshire -1 2 £300 - 1
Manchester -3 2 £260 -22.96%
Bath -3 2 £288 - 3
Hertfordshire -9 2 - -
Somerset -16 2 £288 - 4
Hampshire -27 2 £320 +5.34%
East of England -33 2 - - 5
Surrey -1 1 £250 - 7
Oxfordshire -1 1 - - 2
Salford -2 1 - -
Newbury -3 1 - -

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 110 (25.40%) JavaScript
2 109 (25.17%) HTML
3 105 (24.25%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (20.55%) CSS
5 75 (17.32%) TDD
6 74 (17.09%) PHP
7 72 (16.63%) Java
8 68 (15.70%) Telecoms
9 63 (14.55%) Scrum
10 58 (13.39%) MySQL
11 57 (13.16%) jQuery
12 55 (12.70%) HTML5
13 54 (12.47%) Linux
14 47 (10.85%) Web Services
14 47 (10.85%) Project Management
15 46 (10.62%) Marketing
16 45 (10.39%) Finance
17 42 (9.70%) CMS
18 41 (9.47%) MVC
19 40 (9.24%) BDD
20 36 (8.31%) Android
20 36 (8.31%) Apple iOS
21 35 (8.08%) Analytics
21 35 (8.08%) JSON
22 34 (7.85%) OO
23 33 (7.62%) .NET
23 33 (7.62%) Ruby
24 32 (7.39%) OOP
25 31 (7.16%) E-Commerce
26 30 (6.93%) Publishing

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (9.70%) CMS
2 13 (3.00%) Node.js
3 12 (2.77%) Drupal
4 10 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.08%) IIS
5 9 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.85%) Apache
6 8 (1.85%) SAS
7 7 (1.62%) WordPress
7 7 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.39%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.69%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.46%) Confluence
11 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (5.08%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.77%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.85%) SPSS
5 6 (1.39%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (1.39%) MS Project
5 6 (1.39%) MS Office
6 5 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.92%) InDesign
8 2 (0.46%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.23%) Mingle
9 1 (0.23%) Gephi
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 16 (3.70%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.31%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.46%) Agresso
4 2 (0.46%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.46%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.23%) Magento
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.62%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.69%) SaaS
4 3 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (0.69%) GitHub
4 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.46%) PaaS
5 2 (0.46%) Heroku
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.46%) Force.com
6 1 (0.23%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.23%) CheetahMail
6 1 (0.23%) Pure360
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.23%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.85%) Internet
2 5 (1.15%) LDAP
3 4 (0.92%) HTTP
3 4 (0.92%) DNS
3 4 (0.92%) Intranet
4 3 (0.69%) Network Security
4 3 (0.69%) VPN
4 3 (0.69%) WAN
4 3 (0.69%) LAN
5 2 (0.46%) GSM
5 2 (0.46%) DHCP
5 2 (0.46%) FTP
5 2 (0.46%) UMTS
5 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.46%) SSH
5 2 (0.46%) RTSP
5 2 (0.46%) HSPA
5 2 (0.46%) LTE
5 2 (0.46%) AMQP
6 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.39%) MySQL
2 25 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.77%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.62%) Big Data
5 7 (1.62%) Data Mining
5 7 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.15%) RavenDB
7 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.15%) QlikView
7 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.92%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (5.54%) Cucumber
2 22 (5.08%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.08%) JIRA
3 21 (4.85%) Selenium
4 17 (3.93%) Subversion
5 14 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.54%) Maven
7 10 (2.31%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.85%) RSpec
8 8 (1.85%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.39%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.39%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 5 (1.15%) Axure RP
10 5 (1.15%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.15%) Xcode
11 4 (0.92%) JBehave
11 4 (0.92%) Hudson
12 3 (0.69%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.69%) JMeter
General
1 68 (15.70%) Telecoms
2 46 (10.62%) Marketing
3 45 (10.39%) Finance
4 30 (6.93%) Publishing
5 25 (5.77%) Retail
6 17 (3.93%) Banking
7 12 (2.77%) Advertising
8 6 (1.39%) Games
9 5 (1.15%) Electronics
10 4 (0.92%) Billing
10 4 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.46%) Legal
13 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 184 (42.49%) Developer
2 55 (12.70%) Analyst
3 51 (11.78%) Project Manager
4 39 (9.01%) PHP Developer
5 33 (7.62%) Business Analyst
6 25 (5.77%) Web Developer
7 23 (5.31%) Java Developer
8 22 (5.08%) Architect
9 20 (4.62%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.62%) Designer
10 18 (4.16%) Digital Project Manager
11 17 (3.93%) Front-End Developer
12 13 (3.00%) Agile Project Manager
13 12 (2.77%) Agile Business Analyst
13 12 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (2.77%) PHP Web Developer
14 11 (2.54%) UI Developer
14 11 (2.54%) .NET Developer
14 11 (2.54%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.54%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (25.17%) HTML
2 89 (20.55%) CSS
3 57 (13.16%) jQuery
4 55 (12.70%) HTML5
5 47 (10.85%) Web Services
6 35 (8.08%) JSON
7 33 (7.62%) .NET
8 29 (6.70%) XML
9 24 (5.54%) CSS3
10 23 (5.31%) ASP.NET
10 23 (5.31%) LAMP
10 23 (5.31%) Spring
11 20 (4.62%) AngularJS
12 19 (4.39%) SOAP
13 15 (3.46%) Backbone.js
14 13 (3.00%) Ajax
14 13 (3.00%) Ruby on Rails
15 10 (2.31%) XHTML
15 10 (2.31%) Grails
16 9 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.54%) Social Media
2 17 (3.93%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.77%) Open Source
4 11 (2.54%) IPTV
5 10 (2.31%) NHS
5 10 (2.31%) FMCG
5 10 (2.31%) Visualisation
6 9 (2.08%) Graphic Design
7 8 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.62%) iPhone
9 6 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.15%) iPad
10 5 (1.15%) DTV
10 5 (1.15%) Handset
11 4 (0.92%) W3C
12 3 (0.69%) STB
12 3 (0.69%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.69%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.69%) Animation
13 2 (0.46%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.47%) Linux
2 36 (8.31%) Android
2 36 (8.31%) Apple iOS
3 20 (4.62%) Windows
4 10 (2.31%) UNIX
5 4 (0.92%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (24.25%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (17.32%) TDD
3 63 (14.55%) Scrum
4 47 (10.85%) Project Management
5 41 (9.47%) MVC
6 40 (9.24%) BDD
7 35 (8.08%) Analytics
8 34 (7.85%) OO
9 32 (7.39%) OOP
10 31 (7.16%) E-Commerce
11 24 (5.54%) Android Development
12 21 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (4.85%) SEO
12 21 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (4.62%) Digital Marketing
13 20 (4.62%) iOS Development
13 20 (4.62%) Web Development
14 19 (4.39%) DevOps
15 18 (4.16%) Responsive Web Design
16 15 (3.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 110 (25.40%) JavaScript
2 74 (17.09%) PHP
3 72 (16.63%) Java
4 33 (7.62%) Ruby
5 25 (5.77%) C#
6 24 (5.54%) SQL
6 24 (5.54%) Python
7 13 (3.00%) PHP5
8 12 (2.77%) Objective-C
9 11 (2.54%) Scala
10 8 (1.85%) Groovy
10 8 (1.85%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.62%) Perl
11 7 (1.62%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.15%) C
13 3 (0.69%) C++
14 2 (0.46%) VBScript
14 2 (0.46%) VB
14 2 (0.46%) Tcl
14 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (5.77%) Degree
2 8 (1.85%) ISEB
2 8 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.15%) PMP
4 5 (1.15%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.46%) RHCT
6 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.23%) HND
7 1 (0.23%) CCNP
7 1 (0.23%) CCNA
7 1 (0.23%) GISP
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.31%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.46%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 12 (2.77%) Puppet
2 11 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.46%) SCCM
4 2 (0.46%) Ansible
4 2 (0.46%) Salt
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 21 (4.85%) Google
2 18 (4.16%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.70%) Zend
4 15 (3.46%) Oracle
5 12 (2.77%) Adobe
6 9 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.85%) SAP
7 8 (1.85%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.85%) Tableau
8 7 (1.62%) Omniture
8 7 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.15%) VMware
10 4 (0.92%) Facebook
11 3 (0.69%) Talend
11 3 (0.69%) hybris
11 3 (0.69%) Apple
12 2 (0.46%) ATG
12 2 (0.46%) JBoss
12 2 (0.46%) IBM
12 2 (0.46%) comScore
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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