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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 386 329 281
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -48
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 241 269 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 1.62% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 195 241
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.09 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £9.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -

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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -55 231 £400 +14.28% 85
London -16 165 £400 +6.66% 54
City of London +3 29 £424 +25.55% 13
South East -37 25 £425 +49.12% 13
South West -23 18 £430 +43.33% 5
Berkshire +10 12 £425 +21.42% 5
Reading +10 9 £300 -17.24% 2
East of England -11 9 £310 -17.33% 5
Wiltshire - 8 £325 -
Swindon - 8 £325 -
Somerset -3 7 £446 +48.75% 1
North West -10 7 £350 +55.55% 3
Manchester +1 6 £350 +27.27% 1
Uxbridge -1 4 - -
Scotland -2 4 £588 -
Wales - 4 £363 - 3
South Wales - 4 £363 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £588 -
Cambridge +5 3 £300 -20.00%
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £300 -20.00%
East Midlands 0 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -4 3 £350 +3.70% 4
Surrey -12 3 £275 - 3
Oxfordshire -12 3 £518 +88.18% 4
West Midlands -24 3 £225 -10.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £250 -
Slough -7 2 £525 +110.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £100 -
Oxford -14 2 £518 +88.18% 2
Hertfordshire -24 2 £413 -2.94% 4

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 198 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (25.81%) TDD
3 105 (24.42%) HTML
4 104 (24.19%) JavaScript
5 89 (20.70%) CSS
5 89 (20.70%) Scrum
6 70 (16.28%) Java
7 64 (14.88%) jQuery
8 63 (14.65%) PHP
9 62 (14.42%) HTML5
10 55 (12.79%) Marketing
11 52 (12.09%) MySQL
12 51 (11.86%) Linux
13 50 (11.63%) MVC
14 48 (11.16%) User Experience
15 47 (10.93%) BDD
16 45 (10.47%) CMS
17 44 (10.23%) Finance
17 44 (10.23%) Project Management
18 42 (9.77%) .NET
19 41 (9.53%) Git (software)
20 34 (7.91%) C#
20 34 (7.91%) Analytics
21 33 (7.67%) CSS3
21 33 (7.67%) Software Engineering
22 32 (7.44%) XML
22 32 (7.44%) OO
22 32 (7.44%) Publishing
23 31 (7.21%) Python
24 30 (6.98%) Degree

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 45 (10.47%) CMS
2 25 (5.81%) Apache
3 16 (3.72%) Node.js
4 15 (3.49%) Drupal
5 11 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.33%) Umbraco
7 8 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.63%) ExpressionEngine
8 7 (1.63%) Confluence
8 7 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.40%) WordPress
9 6 (1.40%) IIS
10 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.93%) SAS
12 3 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.47%) Moodle
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.95%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.09%) MS Office
5 7 (1.63%) InDesign
6 5 (1.16%) SPSS
7 4 (0.93%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.70%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.23%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 11 (2.56%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.86%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.47%) Magento
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.63%) Amazon S3
2 7 (1.63%) IaaS
3 5 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.70%) GitHub
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.47%) Office 365
6 2 (0.47%) Heroku
7 1 (0.23%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.23%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.23%) Pure360
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.56%) HTTP
2 10 (2.33%) Intranet
2 10 (2.33%) Internet
3 7 (1.63%) VPN
3 7 (1.63%) Firewall
4 4 (0.93%) Network Security
5 3 (0.70%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.47%) LAN
6 2 (0.47%) MPLS
6 2 (0.47%) BGP
6 2 (0.47%) VRRP
6 2 (0.47%) AMQP
6 2 (0.47%) Wireless
6 2 (0.47%) SSH
6 2 (0.47%) RTSP
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.23%) FWSM
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.09%) MySQL
2 24 (5.58%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
5 12 (2.79%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.40%) Big Data
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.93%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.70%) RavenDB
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (9.53%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.51%) Cucumber
3 26 (6.05%) Karma Test Runner
4 24 (5.58%) Jasmine
5 19 (4.42%) Selenium
6 16 (3.72%) JIRA
6 16 (3.72%) WebDriver
7 10 (2.33%) Subversion
8 9 (2.09%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.63%) PHPUnit
9 7 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.63%) Grunt
9 7 (1.63%) Maven
9 7 (1.63%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.40%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.16%) Xcode
11 5 (1.16%) Hudson
12 4 (0.93%) RSpec
12 4 (0.93%) JBehave
13 3 (0.70%) Mockito
General
1 55 (12.79%) Marketing
2 44 (10.23%) Finance
3 32 (7.44%) Publishing
4 26 (6.05%) Games
5 21 (4.88%) Retail
5 21 (4.88%) Advertising
6 17 (3.95%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.56%) Banking
8 5 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.70%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.23%) Cantonese Language
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 192 (44.65%) Developer
2 61 (14.19%) Project Manager
3 56 (13.02%) Analyst
4 32 (7.44%) Front-End Developer
5 30 (6.98%) Business Analyst
6 29 (6.74%) PHP Developer
7 26 (6.05%) Java Developer
7 26 (6.05%) Architect
8 21 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.65%) Python Developer
10 19 (4.42%) Web Developer
11 18 (4.19%) Digital Project Manager
12 17 (3.95%) .NET Developer
13 16 (3.72%) Agile Project Manager
13 16 (3.72%) Designer
14 14 (3.26%) Python/Django Developer
15 13 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
16 11 (2.56%) Marketing Manager
16 11 (2.56%) C# Developer
16 11 (2.56%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (24.42%) HTML
2 89 (20.70%) CSS
3 64 (14.88%) jQuery
4 62 (14.42%) HTML5
5 42 (9.77%) .NET
6 33 (7.67%) CSS3
7 32 (7.44%) XML
8 27 (6.28%) Web Services
8 27 (6.28%) AngularJS
9 23 (5.35%) JSON
10 20 (4.65%) Django
11 19 (4.42%) Backbone.js
11 19 (4.42%) Gherkin
11 19 (4.42%) Spring
12 18 (4.19%) ASP.NET
12 18 (4.19%) Sass
13 16 (3.72%) Ajax
14 12 (2.79%) LAMP
14 12 (2.79%) SOAP
14 12 (2.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.16%) User Experience
2 25 (5.81%) Social Media
3 22 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.49%) Visualisation
6 11 (2.56%) Open Source
6 11 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.63%) Graphic Design
7 7 (1.63%) Animation
7 7 (1.63%) NHS
7 7 (1.63%) W3C
8 6 (1.40%) iPad
9 5 (1.16%) FMCG
9 5 (1.16%) IPTV
9 5 (1.16%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.93%) New Media
10 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.93%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.93%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.86%) Linux
2 26 (6.05%) Android
3 25 (5.81%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.95%) Windows
5 7 (1.63%) UNIX
6 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.70%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.47%) webOS
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (25.81%) TDD
3 89 (20.70%) Scrum
4 50 (11.63%) MVC
5 47 (10.93%) BDD
6 44 (10.23%) Project Management
7 34 (7.91%) Analytics
8 33 (7.67%) Software Engineering
9 32 (7.44%) OO
10 27 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (5.35%) Web Development
12 22 (5.12%) E-Commerce
12 22 (5.12%) OOP
13 19 (4.42%) SEO
14 18 (4.19%) Content Management
15 16 (3.72%) Digital Marketing
16 15 (3.49%) SOA
16 15 (3.49%) Android Development
17 14 (3.26%) Business Analysis
17 14 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 104 (24.19%) JavaScript
2 70 (16.28%) Java
3 63 (14.65%) PHP
4 34 (7.91%) C#
5 31 (7.21%) Python
6 22 (5.12%) Ruby
7 19 (4.42%) SQL
8 13 (3.02%) Scala
9 11 (2.56%) PHP5
10 8 (1.86%) Perl
11 7 (1.63%) Objective-C
11 7 (1.63%) Groovy
12 6 (1.40%) C++
13 5 (1.16%) C
14 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.70%) XQuery
14 3 (0.70%) XPath
15 1 (0.23%) Haskell
15 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (6.98%) Degree
2 11 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.86%) ISEB
5 6 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.93%) PMP
6 4 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.23%) GISP
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.19%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.23%) WCAG
2 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) Xen
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) Varnish
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.16%) Puppet
3 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.70%) Salt
4 2 (0.47%) Nagios
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.47%) Ansible
5 1 (0.23%) YUM
5 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 24 (5.58%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.35%) Google
3 17 (3.95%) Adobe
4 7 (1.63%) Oracle
4 7 (1.63%) Sitecore
4 7 (1.63%) Facebook
5 6 (1.40%) Zend
6 5 (1.16%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.16%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.16%) Omniture
7 4 (0.93%) Remedy
7 4 (0.93%) SAP
7 4 (0.93%) Twitter
7 4 (0.93%) Tableau
7 4 (0.93%) Fujitsu
7 4 (0.93%) hybris
8 3 (0.70%) Apple
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco
9 2 (0.47%) IBM
9 2 (0.47%) HP
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Hyphen
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Fanbookz.com
Rate: From £20 to £35 per annum matched to the experience you bring
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £535 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
Rippll
Posted: 12 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 15 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 23 days ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 23 days ago