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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 443 410 251
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -159
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 167 184 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.35% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 1.09% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 119 284
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
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
17249 16891 16442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.43% 31.92% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 10362 9696
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 £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 640 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 6 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 6 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 -24 163 £350 +7.69% 142
London +5 122 £375 -6.25% 71
South East -2 25 £350 +11.11% 25
City of London -11 21 £338 -10.00% 17
Hampshire +7 8 £350 +9.37% 2
Oxfordshire -13 8 £459 - 1
Berkshire 0 7 £240 -22.58% 4
South West -21 5 £300 - 28
Bristol -1 4 £310 +37.77% 20
North West -14 4 - - 7
Yorkshire -25 4 £375 +15.38% 2
Slough - 4 £251 -
Manchester -8 3 - - 2
Leeds -19 3 £369 +13.46%
West Yorkshire -22 3 £369 +13.46%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 -
Southampton - 3 £350 - 1
Wales - 3 £350 - 4
East of England +1 2 £223 - 3
Ealing - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £350 - 2
Cardiff - 2 £350 -
Somerset +7 1 £250 -13.04% 3
Basingstoke +5 1 £225 -
Reading +1 1 £400 +8.10% 1
Bath 0 1 £250 -13.04% 1
Harrogate -4 1 - -
West Midlands -4 1 - - 6
Hertfordshire -10 1 £260 - 1
North Yorkshire -10 1 - -

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 166 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (29.59%) JavaScript
3 105 (28.77%) HTML
4 96 (26.30%) CSS
5 68 (18.63%) TDD
6 61 (16.71%) Java
7 59 (16.16%) Linux
7 59 (16.16%) HTML5
8 57 (15.62%) PHP
9 56 (15.34%) MySQL
10 54 (14.79%) Scrum
11 53 (14.52%) Web Services
12 48 (13.15%) CSS3
13 45 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
14 44 (12.05%) Marketing
14 44 (12.05%) jQuery
15 36 (9.86%) AngularJS
16 35 (9.59%) DevOps
17 34 (9.32%) Telecoms
17 34 (9.32%) BDD
18 32 (8.77%) Web Development
18 32 (8.77%) Publishing
18 32 (8.77%) User Experience
19 30 (8.22%) SQL
20 29 (7.95%) XML
20 29 (7.95%) Puppet
20 29 (7.95%) Node.js
21 28 (7.67%) Adobe
22 27 (7.40%) E-Commerce
22 27 (7.40%) Degree

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 29 (7.95%) Node.js
2 26 (7.12%) CMS
3 15 (4.11%) Drupal
4 14 (3.84%) Apache
5 9 (2.47%) WordPress
6 8 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.10%) Zope
8 4 (1.10%) nginx
8 4 (1.10%) ExpressionEngine
8 4 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.82%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.82%) Confluence
9 3 (0.82%) IIS
10 2 (0.55%) JBoss
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.55%) Mule
Applications
1 18 (4.93%) MS Office
2 11 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.01%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.10%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.82%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.01%) GitHub
3 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.19%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Force.com
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.29%) HTTP
2 6 (1.64%) Internet
3 5 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.10%) Firewall
4 4 (1.10%) RTSP
5 3 (0.82%) WebEx
6 2 (0.55%) Telepresence
6 2 (0.55%) Intranet
6 2 (0.55%) H.323
6 2 (0.55%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) DVB
7 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.27%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) Broadband
7 1 (0.27%) ISDN
7 1 (0.27%) DHCP
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (15.34%) MySQL
2 16 (4.38%) MongoDB
3 13 (3.56%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.56%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.29%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.10%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.10%) SimpleDB
7 4 (1.10%) OLAP
7 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Power View
7 4 (1.10%) Redis
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.82%) Triplestore
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.21%) Cucumber
2 19 (5.21%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.11%) Subversion
4 13 (3.56%) JIRA
5 10 (2.74%) Selenium
5 10 (2.74%) Maven
6 6 (1.64%) Mockito
6 6 (1.64%) Calabash
7 5 (1.37%) Grunt
7 5 (1.37%) Appium
7 5 (1.37%) JUnit
8 4 (1.10%) JBehave
8 4 (1.10%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.10%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.82%) Ant
9 3 (0.82%) Hudson
9 3 (0.82%) eggPlant
9 3 (0.82%) Bower
9 3 (0.82%) Mocha
General
1 44 (12.05%) Marketing
2 34 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 32 (8.77%) Publishing
4 20 (5.48%) Finance
5 14 (3.84%) Multimedia
6 11 (3.01%) Advertising
7 7 (1.92%) Retail
8 6 (1.64%) Games
9 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 149 (40.82%) Developer
2 37 (10.14%) Analyst
3 31 (8.49%) Project Manager
4 25 (6.85%) PHP Developer
5 22 (6.03%) Business Analyst
6 21 (5.75%) Web Developer
7 19 (5.21%) Java Developer
8 16 (4.38%) Senior Developer
8 16 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.56%) Designer
10 12 (3.29%) Front-End Developer
11 11 (3.01%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (2.74%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.74%) Digital Project Manager
13 9 (2.47%) Junior
14 8 (2.19%) Administrator
14 8 (2.19%) Drupal Developer
14 8 (2.19%) Agile Business Analyst
14 8 (2.19%) JavaScript Developer
15 7 (1.92%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (28.77%) HTML
2 96 (26.30%) CSS
3 59 (16.16%) HTML5
4 53 (14.52%) Web Services
5 48 (13.15%) CSS3
6 44 (12.05%) jQuery
7 36 (9.86%) AngularJS
8 29 (7.95%) XML
9 19 (5.21%) RESTful
10 16 (4.38%) .NET
10 16 (4.38%) Spring
11 15 (4.11%) JSON
11 15 (4.11%) React
12 14 (3.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (3.84%) LAMP
12 14 (3.84%) XHTML
12 14 (3.84%) Backbone.js
13 13 (3.56%) REST
14 11 (3.01%) Sass
15 10 (2.74%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.77%) User Experience
2 22 (6.03%) Social Media
3 15 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.84%) Video on Demand
4 14 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.64%) BBC
5 6 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.37%) Animation
6 5 (1.37%) NHS
7 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.10%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.10%) IPTV
7 4 (1.10%) Video Editing
7 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.82%) Blog
8 3 (0.82%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.82%) Photography
8 3 (0.82%) MPEG
8 3 (0.82%) W3C
9 2 (0.55%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.16%) Linux
2 9 (2.47%) Android
3 8 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (2.19%) UNIX
4 6 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.10%) Windows
6 3 (0.82%) CentOS
7 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (18.63%) TDD
3 54 (14.79%) Scrum
4 35 (9.59%) DevOps
5 34 (9.32%) BDD
6 32 (8.77%) Web Development
7 27 (7.40%) E-Commerce
8 25 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (6.85%) Analytics
9 24 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (6.58%) Project Management
10 23 (6.30%) OO
11 21 (5.75%) MVC
12 19 (5.21%) Content Management
12 19 (5.21%) Business Analysis
13 18 (4.93%) Software Engineering
13 18 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (4.66%) Kanban
15 16 (4.38%) Responsive Web Design
15 16 (4.38%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 108 (29.59%) JavaScript
2 61 (16.71%) Java
3 57 (15.62%) PHP
4 30 (8.22%) SQL
5 23 (6.30%) Ruby
6 19 (5.21%) Python
7 11 (3.01%) Perl
7 11 (3.01%) C#
8 8 (2.19%) C
9 6 (1.64%) Scala
10 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.82%) PHP5
11 3 (0.82%) SPARQL
11 3 (0.82%) C++
11 3 (0.82%) XQuery
11 3 (0.82%) VBScript
11 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.55%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (7.40%) Degree
2 5 (1.37%) ISEB
3 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.75%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.74%) Docker
2 3 (0.82%) Varnish
3 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (7.95%) Puppet
2 23 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (4.93%) Ansible
4 4 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.55%) yum
5 2 (0.55%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.27%) Mesos
Vendors
1 28 (7.67%) Adobe
2 18 (4.93%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.29%) Google
4 7 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 7 (1.92%) Facebook
5 6 (1.64%) Twitter
5 6 (1.64%) Oracle
6 4 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.82%) SAP
7 3 (0.82%) Cisco
7 3 (0.82%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.55%) Polycom
8 2 (0.55%) Tandberg
8 2 (0.55%) Tableau
8 2 (0.55%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.55%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.55%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.55%) Sony
8 2 (0.55%) Aprimo
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