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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 400 293 288
Rank change year-on-year
-107 -5
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 219 327 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.62% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 2.38% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 242 229
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.40% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £87.50 £38.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.80% +76.13%
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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 29 August 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 -110 203 £400 +10.34% 79
London -56 150 £400 +6.66% 58
City of London -2 23 £406 -1.51% 10
South West -26 18 £300 - 3
Scotland -7 14 £575 +64.28%
South East -44 12 £463 +48.00% 3
Edinburgh - 12 £575 -
Berkshire -2 7 £475 +43.39%
Somerset -6 6 £463 - 3
North West -18 6 - - 1
East of England -26 6 £300 -20.00% 4
Wiltshire - 6 £325 -
Swindon - 6 £325 -
Manchester -11 4 - -
West Midlands -18 4 £260 +4.00% 1
Reading +3 3 £525 +40.00%
Yorkshire +2 3 £325 - 5
East Midlands +2 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £300 -20.00% 2
Birmingham -6 3 £275 +18.91%
Cambridge -8 3 £300 -20.00% 1
Hertfordshire -13 3 £413 -17.50% 1
Oxfordshire -1 2 - - 1
Bristol -23 2 £300 +4.34%
Newbury - 2 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 2
York - 2 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire +19 1 - -
Basingstoke +18 1 - - 1
Nottingham +17 1 - -

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 102 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.54%) HTML
3 96 (22.38%) JavaScript
4 91 (21.21%) TDD
5 80 (18.65%) CSS
6 79 (18.41%) Java
7 77 (17.95%) Scrum
8 67 (15.62%) PHP
9 60 (13.99%) MySQL
10 55 (12.82%) Linux
11 51 (11.89%) HTML5
12 49 (11.42%) Project Management
13 47 (10.96%) jQuery
14 45 (10.49%) MVC
14 45 (10.49%) Finance
14 45 (10.49%) Web Services
15 41 (9.56%) Marketing
16 40 (9.32%) CMS
17 39 (9.09%) Telecoms
17 39 (9.09%) BDD
18 37 (8.62%) OO
19 35 (8.16%) .NET
20 34 (7.93%) Apple iOS
21 33 (7.69%) JSON
21 33 (7.69%) Android
22 31 (7.23%) C#
23 30 (6.99%) Python
24 29 (6.76%) OOP
24 29 (6.76%) Git (software)
24 29 (6.76%) Degree

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (9.32%) CMS
2 15 (3.50%) Apache
3 12 (2.80%) Drupal
4 10 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.10%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.10%) Node.js
6 8 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.86%) IIS
7 7 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.40%) WordPress
8 6 (1.40%) Confluence
9 5 (1.17%) ExpressionEngine
10 4 (0.93%) SAS
11 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.47%) Moodle
12 2 (0.47%) lighttpd
Applications
1 16 (3.73%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.80%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.17%) MS Office
4 5 (1.17%) SPSS
4 5 (1.17%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.93%) InDesign
5 4 (0.93%) MS Project
6 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.47%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.23%) Mingle
8 1 (0.23%) Gephi
8 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.03%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.33%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.47%) Agresso
4 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.23%) Magento
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.10%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.40%) IaaS
4 5 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.70%) SaaS
6 3 (0.70%) 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 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.23%) ElastiCache
8 1 (0.23%) CheetahMail
8 1 (0.23%) Pure360
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.10%) Internet
2 7 (1.63%) HTTP
2 7 (1.63%) Firewall
3 6 (1.40%) Intranet
3 6 (1.40%) VPN
4 5 (1.17%) LAN
5 4 (0.93%) DNS
5 4 (0.93%) Network Security
6 3 (0.70%) LDAP
6 3 (0.70%) WAN
7 2 (0.47%) DHCP
7 2 (0.47%) GSM
7 2 (0.47%) UMTS
7 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.47%) Wireless
7 2 (0.47%) SSH
7 2 (0.47%) RTSP
7 2 (0.47%) VRRP
7 2 (0.47%) MPLS
7 2 (0.47%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.99%) MySQL
2 24 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 11 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (1.40%) Big Data
6 5 (1.17%) RavenDB
6 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.93%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.47%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 29 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.29%) Cucumber
3 23 (5.36%) JIRA
4 21 (4.90%) Selenium
5 16 (3.73%) Subversion
6 12 (2.80%) WebDriver
7 9 (2.10%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.86%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (1.86%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.63%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.63%) RSpec
9 7 (1.63%) Maven
9 7 (1.63%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.40%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.17%) Xcode
11 5 (1.17%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.93%) JBehave
12 4 (0.93%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 4 (0.93%) Axure RP
General
1 45 (10.49%) Finance
2 41 (9.56%) Marketing
3 39 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.53%) Publishing
5 24 (5.59%) Retail
6 15 (3.50%) Banking
7 13 (3.03%) Advertising
8 11 (2.56%) Games
9 4 (0.93%) Electronics
9 4 (0.93%) Billing
9 4 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 176 (41.03%) Developer
2 54 (12.59%) Project Manager
3 53 (12.35%) Analyst
4 34 (7.93%) Business Analyst
5 30 (6.99%) PHP Developer
6 26 (6.06%) Architect
7 24 (5.59%) Java Developer
8 22 (5.13%) Web Developer
9 21 (4.90%) Senior Developer
10 19 (4.43%) Front-End Developer
11 18 (4.20%) Designer
12 17 (3.96%) Digital Project Manager
13 14 (3.26%) Agile Project Manager
14 13 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
15 12 (2.80%) .NET Developer
16 11 (2.56%) Software Developer
17 10 (2.33%) Senior Manager
17 10 (2.33%) Senior Project Manager
17 10 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
18 9 (2.10%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (23.54%) HTML
2 80 (18.65%) CSS
3 51 (11.89%) HTML5
4 47 (10.96%) jQuery
5 45 (10.49%) Web Services
6 35 (8.16%) .NET
7 33 (7.69%) JSON
8 25 (5.83%) XML
9 23 (5.36%) Spring
10 22 (5.13%) ASP.NET
10 22 (5.13%) CSS3
10 22 (5.13%) AngularJS
11 19 (4.43%) SOAP
12 17 (3.96%) Backbone.js
13 16 (3.73%) Ajax
13 16 (3.73%) LAMP
14 13 (3.03%) Grails
15 12 (2.80%) Ruby on Rails
16 11 (2.56%) XHTML
17 10 (2.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.06%) Social Media
2 16 (3.73%) Open Source
3 14 (3.26%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.56%) NHS
5 10 (2.33%) IPTV
6 9 (2.10%) Graphic Design
7 8 (1.86%) FMCG
8 7 (1.63%) iPhone
8 7 (1.63%) Animation
9 6 (1.40%) DTV
10 5 (1.17%) Handset
10 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.17%) iPad
10 5 (1.17%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.93%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.93%) W3C
11 4 (0.93%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.70%) PMI
12 3 (0.70%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.82%) Linux
2 34 (7.93%) Apple iOS
3 33 (7.69%) Android
4 19 (4.43%) Windows
5 12 (2.80%) UNIX
6 4 (0.93%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.47%) webOS
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (21.21%) TDD
3 77 (17.95%) Scrum
4 49 (11.42%) Project Management
5 45 (10.49%) MVC
6 39 (9.09%) BDD
7 37 (8.62%) OO
8 29 (6.76%) OOP
9 28 (6.53%) E-Commerce
10 27 (6.29%) Analytics
11 25 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (5.36%) Software Engineering
13 22 (5.13%) Android Development
14 21 (4.90%) SEO
15 20 (4.66%) Web Development
16 19 (4.43%) iOS Development
17 17 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (3.73%) Digital Marketing
19 15 (3.50%) DevOps
19 15 (3.50%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 96 (22.38%) JavaScript
2 79 (18.41%) Java
3 67 (15.62%) PHP
4 31 (7.23%) C#
5 30 (6.99%) Python
6 28 (6.53%) Ruby
7 19 (4.43%) SQL
8 14 (3.26%) Scala
9 13 (3.03%) Groovy
10 11 (2.56%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.33%) PHP5
12 9 (2.10%) C++
13 8 (1.86%) C
13 8 (1.86%) Perl
14 5 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.47%) Tcl
16 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (6.76%) Degree
2 12 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.17%) ISEB
4 5 (1.17%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.93%) PMP
5 4 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.23%) CCNP
7 1 (0.23%) CCNA
7 1 (0.23%) GISP
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.47%) Xen
4 1 (0.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.86%) Puppet
3 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.47%) Nagios
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.47%) Ansible
4 2 (0.47%) Salt
5 1 (0.23%) YUM
5 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (3.96%) Microsoft
1 17 (3.96%) Google
2 13 (3.03%) Oracle
3 10 (2.33%) Zend
4 9 (2.10%) Adobe
5 8 (1.86%) SAP
5 8 (1.86%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.63%) Omniture
6 7 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.40%) Tableau
7 6 (1.40%) Facebook
8 4 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.93%) Fujitsu
8 4 (0.93%) hybris
9 3 (0.70%) VMware
9 3 (0.70%) Talend
9 3 (0.70%) Apple
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco
10 2 (0.47%) IBM
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £22k - 24k per year
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
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Central London / West End
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
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