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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 430 354 259
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -95
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 171 229 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.44% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 1.43% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 160 246
Average daily rate
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£400 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £15.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+69.35% +55.00%

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
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 -71 157 £400 +8.47% 82
London -28 108 £400 - 48
City of London +10 23 £350 -17.64% 14
South East -40 22 £360 +20.00% 18
South West -30 9 £330 -1.49% 6
North West -9 8 £300 -14.28% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 7 - -
Manchester -4 7 - - 4
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
Derbyshire - 7 £163 -
East Midlands - 7 £163 -
Scotland - 7 - - 1
Derby - 6 £190 -
Bristol -14 5 £330 -1.49% 3
Berkshire -18 5 £344 +5.76% 6
Surrey +5 2 £350 +21.73% 8
Dorset -1 2 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £525 +90.90%
Oxfordshire -15 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -19 2 £305 -4.68% 2
West Sussex - 2 £360 -
Altrincham - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - - 2
Chester +11 1 £300 -7.69% 1
East of England +4 1 £425 -5.55% 2
Cheshire -1 1 £300 -7.69% 1
Wales -4 1 £350 - 1
Kent -5 1 - -
West Yorkshire -6 1 £375 -
Reading -6 1 £413 +50.00% 4

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 175 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (28.68%) HTML
2 115 (28.68%) JavaScript
3 111 (27.68%) CSS
4 96 (23.94%) TDD
5 81 (20.20%) Java
6 66 (16.46%) PHP
7 65 (16.21%) Marketing
7 65 (16.21%) jQuery
7 65 (16.21%) HTML5
8 62 (15.46%) Scrum
9 59 (14.71%) Web Services
10 48 (11.97%) CSS3
11 47 (11.72%) Linux
12 46 (11.47%) XML
13 45 (11.22%) BDD
14 43 (10.72%) User Experience
15 41 (10.22%) MySQL
15 41 (10.22%) Web Development
15 41 (10.22%) Software Engineering
16 39 (9.73%) AngularJS
17 38 (9.48%) Publishing
18 35 (8.73%) Finance
19 31 (7.73%) Advertising
19 31 (7.73%) Photoshop
19 31 (7.73%) Adobe
19 31 (7.73%) Analytics
19 31 (7.73%) Cucumber
20 29 (7.23%) QA
21 28 (6.98%) Degree

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (6.98%) CMS
2 22 (5.49%) Drupal
3 20 (4.99%) Node.js
4 17 (4.24%) Apache
5 11 (2.74%) WordPress
6 10 (2.49%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (2.24%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.75%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.00%) IIS
9 4 (1.00%) Lync
10 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.75%) nginx
10 3 (0.75%) ExpressionEngine
10 3 (0.75%) Confluence
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (7.73%) Photoshop
2 28 (6.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (4.74%) MS Office
4 13 (3.24%) MS Excel
5 7 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (1.50%) Acrobat
6 6 (1.50%) InDesign
7 5 (1.25%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (1.00%) Final Cut Pro
9 3 (0.75%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.50%) Maya
10 2 (0.50%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.50%) Quicktime
11 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (2.49%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.24%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.50%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.25%) Summit
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.25%) GitHub
4 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.50%) Office 365
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.49%) HTTP
2 10 (2.49%) Internet
3 5 (1.25%) RTSP
3 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.00%) H.323
4 4 (1.00%) Firewall
4 4 (1.00%) Intranet
5 3 (0.75%) VPN
5 3 (0.75%) FTP
5 3 (0.75%) DVB
6 2 (0.50%) DHCP
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) SSL
6 2 (0.50%) MPLS
6 2 (0.50%) BGP
6 2 (0.50%) IPsec
6 2 (0.50%) NAS
7 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.25%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.22%) MySQL
2 18 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.74%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.49%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.49%) Big Data
6 7 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.00%) MarkLogic
9 3 (0.75%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.75%) Triplestore
9 3 (0.75%) Redis
9 3 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Power View
9 3 (0.75%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (7.73%) Cucumber
2 26 (6.48%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.74%) Selenium
4 17 (4.24%) Subversion
5 15 (3.74%) JIRA
5 15 (3.74%) WebDriver
6 13 (3.24%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.24%) Grunt
7 12 (2.99%) Jasmine
8 11 (2.74%) Maven
9 7 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
9 7 (1.75%) QUnit
9 7 (1.75%) JBehave
9 7 (1.75%) Axure RP
9 7 (1.75%) Appium
9 7 (1.75%) Calabash
10 6 (1.50%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (1.50%) Hudson
11 5 (1.25%) JUnit
12 4 (1.00%) Ant
General
1 65 (16.21%) Marketing
2 38 (9.48%) Publishing
3 35 (8.73%) Finance
4 31 (7.73%) Advertising
5 20 (4.99%) Games
6 12 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.49%) Retail
7 10 (2.49%) Multimedia
8 8 (2.00%) Banking
9 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.75%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (39.90%) Developer
2 43 (10.72%) Analyst
3 29 (7.23%) Java Developer
4 27 (6.73%) Designer
5 25 (6.23%) Front-End Developer
5 25 (6.23%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.99%) Business Analyst
6 24 (5.99%) Web Developer
6 24 (5.99%) Senior Developer
7 19 (4.74%) Software Engineer
7 19 (4.74%) PHP Developer
8 15 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
9 14 (3.49%) Architect
10 12 (2.99%) Lead Developer
10 12 (2.99%) Marketing Manager
11 11 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.49%) Lead Software Engineer
12 10 (2.49%) Digital Project Manager
12 10 (2.49%) Java Software Engineer
13 9 (2.24%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (28.68%) HTML
2 111 (27.68%) CSS
3 65 (16.21%) jQuery
3 65 (16.21%) HTML5
4 59 (14.71%) Web Services
5 48 (11.97%) CSS3
6 46 (11.47%) XML
7 39 (9.73%) AngularJS
8 23 (5.74%) Backbone.js
8 23 (5.74%) .NET
9 22 (5.49%) JSON
10 21 (5.24%) Spring
11 20 (4.99%) XHTML
11 20 (4.99%) RESTful
12 18 (4.49%) REST
13 17 (4.24%) XSLT
14 15 (3.74%) Flash
14 15 (3.74%) Sass
15 14 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (2.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.72%) User Experience
2 27 (6.73%) Social Media
3 19 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.24%) W3C
5 15 (3.74%) Video on Demand
6 13 (3.24%) Visualisation
7 12 (2.99%) Open Source
8 10 (2.49%) Video Editing
9 8 (2.00%) New Media
10 7 (1.75%) Animation
10 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.50%) Interactive TV
11 6 (1.50%) BBC
12 5 (1.25%) NHS
13 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.00%) Learning Management System
13 4 (1.00%) iPad
13 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.72%) Linux
2 21 (5.24%) UNIX
3 19 (4.74%) Windows
4 13 (3.24%) Android
5 11 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.50%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.25%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.00%) CentOS
8 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.75%) VMS
10 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.25%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (23.94%) TDD
3 62 (15.46%) Scrum
4 45 (11.22%) BDD
5 41 (10.22%) Software Engineering
5 41 (10.22%) Web Development
6 31 (7.73%) Analytics
7 28 (6.98%) OO
8 24 (5.99%) MVC
8 24 (5.99%) Responsive Web Design
8 24 (5.99%) DevOps
9 21 (5.24%) E-Commerce
10 20 (4.99%) SOA
11 19 (4.74%) Project Management
12 18 (4.49%) SEO
12 18 (4.49%) Web Design
12 18 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (4.24%) Test Automation
13 17 (4.24%) Content Management
14 15 (3.74%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (28.68%) JavaScript
2 81 (20.20%) Java
3 66 (16.46%) PHP
4 26 (6.48%) SQL
5 23 (5.74%) Python
5 23 (5.74%) Ruby
6 19 (4.74%) Scala
7 15 (3.74%) XQuery
7 15 (3.74%) Perl
8 14 (3.49%) C#
9 10 (2.49%) XPath
10 8 (2.00%) C
11 7 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.25%) VBScript
13 4 (1.00%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.00%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.75%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.75%) SPARQL
14 3 (0.75%) Haskell
15 2 (0.50%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 28 (6.98%) Degree
2 9 (2.24%) ISEB
3 5 (1.25%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.50%) CCNP
4 2 (0.50%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.23%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) SLA
2 3 (0.75%) WAI
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.75%) Docker
3 2 (0.50%) Xen
3 2 (0.50%) Postfix
3 2 (0.50%) Sendmail
3 2 (0.50%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (5.74%) Puppet
2 22 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.99%) Ansible
4 10 (2.49%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.00%) Salt
5 4 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.75%) Mesos
6 3 (0.75%) Control-M
7 2 (0.50%) yum
8 1 (0.25%) SCCM
8 1 (0.25%) SCOM
8 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.25%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 31 (7.73%) Adobe
2 23 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.49%) Oracle
4 14 (3.49%) Google
5 9 (2.24%) Cisco
6 8 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.25%) Apple
7 5 (1.25%) IBM
8 4 (1.00%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.00%) Polycom
8 4 (1.00%) Tandberg
8 4 (1.00%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.00%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.75%) Facebook
9 3 (0.75%) Twitter
9 3 (0.75%) Zend
9 3 (0.75%) Juniper
9 3 (0.75%) SAP
9 3 (0.75%) Remedy
10 2 (0.50%) Quark
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ConSol Partners
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £370 to £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Damia Group.
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £44 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago