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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 410 390 267
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -123
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 190 211 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.40% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 1.27% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 144 267
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Average hourly rate £26.25 £18.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -56.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +72.41%

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
16812 16661 15515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 31.47% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10365 10360 9121
Average daily rate £413 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 667 657 668
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -40 182 £361 +11.15% 91
London +6 134 £375 +3.80% 40
South East +1 30 £350 +9.37% 23
City of London +6 22 £338 +3.84% 8
Oxfordshire - 9 £458 -
Berkshire -5 7 £251 -18.95% 9
North West -14 6 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +8 5 £250 -44.44% 1
Manchester -1 5 - - 2
South West -6 5 £330 +14.78% 19
Milton Keynes - 5 £250 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £375 -
Bristol +4 4 £330 +46.66% 15
Yorkshire -21 4 £369 +13.46% 3
Slough - 4 £240 - 1
East of England +4 3 £260 -42.22% 1
Scotland -1 3 - - 1
Hampshire -3 3 £350 +9.37% 3
West Sussex -17 3 £360 +30.90%
Crawley - 3 £360 -
Wales - 3 £350 - 1
Leeds -16 2 £369 +13.46% 2
West Yorkshire -18 2 £369 +13.46% 2
Surrey - 2 £350 - 9
Oxford - 2 £368 -
Cardiff - 2 £350 -
Abingdon - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £350 - 1
Ealing - 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 £300 -

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 159 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (28.45%) JavaScript
3 97 (27.32%) HTML
4 90 (25.35%) CSS
5 74 (20.85%) TDD
6 68 (19.15%) Java
7 56 (15.77%) PHP
8 53 (14.93%) Scrum
9 52 (14.65%) Web Services
9 52 (14.65%) Linux
10 51 (14.37%) MySQL
11 47 (13.24%) Marketing
12 46 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
13 45 (12.68%) jQuery
14 44 (12.39%) HTML5
15 40 (11.27%) CSS3
16 36 (10.14%) BDD
17 35 (9.86%) XML
17 35 (9.86%) Web Development
18 33 (9.30%) AngularJS
19 32 (9.01%) DevOps
20 31 (8.73%) E-Commerce
20 31 (8.73%) SQL
21 30 (8.45%) Puppet
21 30 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
22 29 (8.17%) Publishing
23 28 (7.89%) Degree
24 27 (7.61%) Node.js
24 27 (7.61%) Finance
24 27 (7.61%) Adobe

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 27 (7.61%) Node.js
2 22 (6.20%) CMS
3 16 (4.51%) Drupal
4 15 (4.23%) Apache
5 8 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.25%) WordPress
5 8 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.41%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.13%) nginx
7 4 (1.13%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (0.85%) Confluence
8 3 (0.85%) Lync
8 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.85%) IIS
8 3 (0.85%) Zope
8 3 (0.85%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (5.35%) MS Office
2 13 (3.66%) Photoshop
2 13 (3.66%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.13%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (1.13%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.56%) InDesign
5 2 (0.56%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.82%) GitHub
3 8 (2.25%) Google Analytics
3 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.28%) SaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Force.com
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.28%) Office 365
8 1 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.38%) HTTP
2 9 (2.54%) Internet
3 5 (1.41%) RTSP
4 4 (1.13%) WebEx
4 4 (1.13%) Firewall
4 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.85%) H.323
5 3 (0.85%) FTP
5 3 (0.85%) Telepresence
6 2 (0.56%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (0.56%) IPsec
6 2 (0.56%) VPN
6 2 (0.56%) SSL
6 2 (0.56%) Intranet
6 2 (0.56%) MPLS
6 2 (0.56%) BGP
7 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.28%) Network Security
7 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.37%) MySQL
2 18 (5.07%) MongoDB
3 14 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.94%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Power View
7 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.13%) OLAP
7 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.85%) CouchDB
8 3 (0.85%) SimpleDB
8 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.85%) Triplestore
8 3 (0.85%) Redis
9 2 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.76%) Cucumber
3 18 (5.07%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.23%) Subversion
5 13 (3.66%) Selenium
5 13 (3.66%) JIRA
6 11 (3.10%) Maven
7 8 (2.25%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.69%) JBehave
9 5 (1.41%) Mockito
9 5 (1.41%) Ant
9 5 (1.41%) JUnit
9 5 (1.41%) Grunt
9 5 (1.41%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.13%) Calabash
11 3 (0.85%) RSpec
11 3 (0.85%) Mocha
11 3 (0.85%) Hudson
11 3 (0.85%) Appium
11 3 (0.85%) Bower
General
1 47 (13.24%) Marketing
2 29 (8.17%) Publishing
3 27 (7.61%) Finance
4 22 (6.20%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.79%) Advertising
6 13 (3.66%) Multimedia
7 9 (2.54%) Games
8 8 (2.25%) Retail
9 5 (1.41%) Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Law
11 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (37.75%) Developer
2 36 (10.14%) Analyst
3 27 (7.61%) Project Manager
4 21 (5.92%) Java Developer
4 21 (5.92%) PHP Developer
5 19 (5.35%) Business Analyst
6 16 (4.51%) Senior Developer
6 16 (4.51%) Web Developer
7 14 (3.94%) Designer
8 13 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.38%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (3.10%) Software Engineer
11 10 (2.82%) Front-End Developer
11 10 (2.82%) Digital Project Manager
12 8 (2.25%) Drupal Developer
12 8 (2.25%) Agile Business Analyst
13 7 (1.97%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (1.97%) JavaScript Developer
13 7 (1.97%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (1.97%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (27.32%) HTML
2 90 (25.35%) CSS
3 52 (14.65%) Web Services
4 45 (12.68%) jQuery
5 44 (12.39%) HTML5
6 40 (11.27%) CSS3
7 35 (9.86%) XML
8 33 (9.30%) AngularJS
9 17 (4.79%) JSON
10 16 (4.51%) Spring
10 16 (4.51%) .NET
10 16 (4.51%) RESTful
11 14 (3.94%) XHTML
12 13 (3.66%) Backbone.js
12 13 (3.66%) React
13 12 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (3.10%) LAMP
15 10 (2.82%) Flash
15 10 (2.82%) REST
16 9 (2.54%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.48%) Social Media
2 22 (6.20%) User Experience
3 16 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.10%) Video on Demand
5 9 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.25%) Video Editing
6 8 (2.25%) Animation
7 6 (1.69%) BBC
7 6 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.41%) NHS
8 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.41%) New Media
9 4 (1.13%) IPTV
10 3 (0.85%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.85%) W3C
11 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.56%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.65%) Linux
2 12 (3.38%) UNIX
3 9 (2.54%) Android
4 8 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.97%) Windows
6 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.56%) CentOS
7 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (20.85%) TDD
3 53 (14.93%) Scrum
4 36 (10.14%) BDD
5 35 (9.86%) Web Development
6 32 (9.01%) DevOps
7 31 (8.73%) E-Commerce
8 30 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (6.76%) Analytics
10 22 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (6.20%) Project Management
11 20 (5.63%) OO
12 19 (5.35%) SOA
13 18 (5.07%) Software Engineering
13 18 (5.07%) MVC
13 18 (5.07%) Kanban
14 17 (4.79%) Business Analysis
14 17 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (4.79%) Content Management
14 17 (4.79%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 101 (28.45%) JavaScript
2 68 (19.15%) Java
3 56 (15.77%) PHP
4 31 (8.73%) SQL
5 20 (5.63%) Python
5 20 (5.63%) Ruby
6 13 (3.66%) Perl
7 10 (2.82%) C#
8 9 (2.54%) C
9 7 (1.97%) Scala
9 7 (1.97%) XQuery
10 4 (1.13%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.13%) ActionScript
10 4 (1.13%) VBScript
10 4 (1.13%) XPath
10 4 (1.13%) ActionScript 3.0
11 3 (0.85%) SPARQL
11 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.56%) C++
12 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (7.89%) Degree
2 5 (1.41%) ISEB
3 3 (0.85%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.56%) CCNP
4 2 (0.56%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.20%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (3.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) Xen
2 2 (0.56%) Varnish
2 2 (0.56%) Postfix
2 2 (0.56%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (8.45%) Puppet
2 25 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.07%) Ansible
4 3 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.56%) Salt
5 2 (0.56%) Mesos
5 2 (0.56%) yum
6 1 (0.28%) Control-M
6 1 (0.28%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 27 (7.61%) Adobe
2 21 (5.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.10%) Google
3 11 (3.10%) Oracle
4 8 (2.25%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.97%) Cisco
6 5 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.41%) SAP
6 5 (1.41%) Facebook
7 4 (1.13%) Twitter
8 3 (0.85%) Tableau
8 3 (0.85%) Polycom
8 3 (0.85%) Tandberg
8 3 (0.85%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.56%) Sony
9 2 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.56%) Quark
9 2 (0.56%) Juniper
9 2 (0.56%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
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