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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 392 324 296
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -28
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 227 289 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.56% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 1.79% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 209 240
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +108.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 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 -81 210 £400 +14.28% 88
London -45 151 £400 +6.66% 62
South West -19 23 £325 +8.33% 6
City of London +5 22 £400 -3.03% 8
Scotland -11 14 £575 +125.49%
Edinburgh - 13 £575 -
South East -36 11 £425 +41.66% 5
Swindon - 10 £325 - 2
Wiltshire - 10 £325 - 5
East of England -25 9 £305 -18.66% 3
Berkshire -5 7 £425 +21.42% 1
Somerset - 7 £446 - 1
North West -8 6 - - 4
East Midlands +8 5 £325 -18.75%
Manchester -6 5 - - 2
Yorkshire +4 4 £338 +3.84% 6
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £300 -20.00%
Reading +4 3 £400 +6.66%
Cambridge 0 3 £300 -20.00%
York - 3 £325 - 4
North Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 4
Birmingham -7 2 £225 -10.00%
Bristol -22 2 £300 +4.34%
West Midlands -24 2 £225 -10.00% 1
Norwich - 2 £325 - 2
Norfolk - 2 £325 - 2
Newbury - 2 £425 -
Basingstoke +15 1 - - 1
Nottingham +12 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +9 1 - -

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 187 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.93%) HTML
3 97 (22.99%) JavaScript
4 95 (22.51%) TDD
5 81 (19.19%) CSS
6 80 (18.96%) Scrum
7 72 (17.06%) Java
8 60 (14.22%) PHP
8 60 (14.22%) MySQL
9 52 (12.32%) Linux
9 52 (12.32%) HTML5
10 50 (11.85%) MVC
11 48 (11.37%) Project Management
11 48 (11.37%) jQuery
12 47 (11.14%) User Experience
13 43 (10.19%) CMS
14 42 (9.95%) Finance
15 40 (9.48%) Web Services
16 39 (9.24%) Marketing
17 38 (9.00%) .NET
17 38 (9.00%) OO
18 37 (8.77%) Git (software)
18 37 (8.77%) BDD
19 34 (8.06%) C#
20 32 (7.58%) Telecoms
20 32 (7.58%) JSON
21 31 (7.35%) Android
21 31 (7.35%) Python
21 31 (7.35%) Apple iOS
22 30 (7.11%) OOP

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (10.19%) CMS
2 21 (4.98%) Apache
3 13 (3.08%) Node.js
4 12 (2.84%) Drupal
4 12 (2.84%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.90%) IIS
8 7 (1.66%) ExpressionEngine
9 6 (1.42%) Confluence
10 5 (1.18%) WordPress
11 4 (0.95%) SAS
12 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.47%) Moodle
13 2 (0.47%) lighttpd
Applications
1 14 (3.32%) Photoshop
2 13 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.42%) MS Office
5 5 (1.18%) SPSS
6 4 (0.95%) InDesign
7 3 (0.71%) MS Project
7 3 (0.71%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.24%) Mingle
9 1 (0.24%) Gephi
9 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.08%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.37%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.24%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.13%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.66%) IaaS
4 5 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.71%) SaaS
6 3 (0.71%) GitHub
7 2 (0.47%) Office 365
7 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.47%) PaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Heroku
7 2 (0.47%) Force.com
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.24%) ElastiCache
8 1 (0.24%) CheetahMail
8 1 (0.24%) Pure360
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.13%) HTTP
1 9 (2.13%) Internet
2 8 (1.90%) Firewall
3 7 (1.66%) Intranet
3 7 (1.66%) VPN
4 4 (0.95%) DNS
4 4 (0.95%) LAN
4 4 (0.95%) Network Security
5 3 (0.71%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.47%) GSM
6 2 (0.47%) LDAP
6 2 (0.47%) UMTS
6 2 (0.47%) WAN
6 2 (0.47%) DHCP
6 2 (0.47%) Wireless
6 2 (0.47%) SSH
6 2 (0.47%) RTSP
6 2 (0.47%) MPLS
6 2 (0.47%) BGP
6 2 (0.47%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.22%) MySQL
2 24 (5.69%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.55%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (2.37%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.18%) Big Data
7 5 (1.18%) RavenDB
7 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.95%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.47%) Azkaban
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.45%) Cucumber
3 21 (4.98%) JIRA
4 18 (4.27%) Selenium
5 17 (4.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 16 (3.79%) Jasmine
7 14 (3.32%) Subversion
8 11 (2.61%) WebDriver
9 9 (2.13%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.90%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.66%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.66%) Maven
11 7 (1.66%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.42%) Xcode
13 5 (1.18%) PHPUnit
13 5 (1.18%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.18%) RSpec
14 4 (0.95%) Grunt
15 3 (0.71%) JBehave
15 3 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 42 (9.95%) Finance
2 39 (9.24%) Marketing
3 32 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.64%) Publishing
5 20 (4.74%) Games
6 19 (4.50%) Retail
7 13 (3.08%) Banking
7 13 (3.08%) Advertising
8 4 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Electronics
9 3 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.24%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.24%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 180 (42.65%) Developer
2 55 (13.03%) Project Manager
3 50 (11.85%) Analyst
4 31 (7.35%) Business Analyst
5 30 (7.11%) PHP Developer
6 26 (6.16%) Architect
7 24 (5.69%) Web Developer
8 23 (5.45%) Java Developer
9 21 (4.98%) Senior Developer
10 18 (4.27%) Digital Project Manager
11 17 (4.03%) Front-End Developer
12 16 (3.79%) Agile Project Manager
12 16 (3.79%) Designer
12 16 (3.79%) .NET Developer
13 14 (3.32%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.84%) Agile Business Analyst
15 11 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
16 10 (2.37%) Senior Project Manager
16 10 (2.37%) C# Developer
16 10 (2.37%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (23.93%) HTML
2 81 (19.19%) CSS
3 52 (12.32%) HTML5
4 48 (11.37%) jQuery
5 40 (9.48%) Web Services
6 38 (9.00%) .NET
7 32 (7.58%) JSON
8 26 (6.16%) XML
9 24 (5.69%) CSS3
9 24 (5.69%) AngularJS
10 21 (4.98%) ASP.NET
10 21 (4.98%) Spring
11 18 (4.27%) Backbone.js
12 17 (4.03%) SOAP
13 16 (3.79%) Ajax
14 15 (3.55%) Django
15 14 (3.32%) LAMP
16 13 (3.08%) Gherkin
17 11 (2.61%) Grails
18 10 (2.37%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.14%) User Experience
2 26 (6.16%) Social Media
3 20 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.84%) Open Source
6 11 (2.61%) Graphic Design
7 10 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.90%) NHS
9 7 (1.66%) IPTV
9 7 (1.66%) Animation
9 7 (1.66%) iPhone
10 6 (1.42%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.18%) iPad
11 5 (1.18%) Handset
11 5 (1.18%) DTV
11 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.95%) PMI
12 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.95%) FMCG
13 3 (0.71%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.32%) Linux
2 31 (7.35%) Android
2 31 (7.35%) Apple iOS
3 16 (3.79%) Windows
4 8 (1.90%) UNIX
5 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.47%) webOS
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (22.51%) TDD
3 80 (18.96%) Scrum
4 50 (11.85%) MVC
5 48 (11.37%) Project Management
6 38 (9.00%) OO
7 37 (8.77%) BDD
8 30 (7.11%) OOP
9 29 (6.87%) Analytics
10 26 (6.16%) E-Commerce
11 25 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (5.45%) Software Engineering
12 23 (5.45%) Web Development
13 22 (5.21%) Android Development
14 20 (4.74%) iOS Development
15 19 (4.50%) SEO
16 15 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (3.32%) Content Management
17 14 (3.32%) User Stories
17 14 (3.32%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 97 (22.99%) JavaScript
2 72 (17.06%) Java
3 60 (14.22%) PHP
4 34 (8.06%) C#
5 31 (7.35%) Python
6 21 (4.98%) Ruby
7 19 (4.50%) SQL
8 12 (2.84%) Scala
8 12 (2.84%) Objective-C
9 11 (2.61%) PHP5
9 11 (2.61%) Groovy
10 8 (1.90%) C++
10 8 (1.90%) C
11 7 (1.66%) Perl
12 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.47%) Tcl
14 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (6.87%) Degree
2 12 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.42%) ISEB
4 6 (1.42%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.18%) PMP
5 5 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
7 1 (0.24%) CCNA
7 1 (0.24%) GISP
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.98%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.47%) Xen
4 1 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.42%) Puppet
3 4 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.47%) Nagios
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.47%) Salt
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.24%) Ansible
5 1 (0.24%) YUM
5 1 (0.24%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 23 (5.45%) Google
2 20 (4.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.37%) Adobe
3 10 (2.37%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.13%) Oracle
5 8 (1.90%) Zend
5 8 (1.90%) Facebook
6 7 (1.66%) Omniture
6 7 (1.66%) SAP
7 6 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.42%) Tableau
8 4 (0.95%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.95%) Twitter
8 4 (0.95%) Fujitsu
8 4 (0.95%) hybris
8 4 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.71%) VMware
10 2 (0.47%) Talend
10 2 (0.47%) Apple
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco
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