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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 400 367 281
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -86
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 201 247 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.45% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 1.44% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 177 248
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £37.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +194.11%

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -45 188 £375 +7.14% 98
London -16 129 £400 +1.26% 50
South East -10 32 £360 +18.03% 26
City of London +10 23 £250 -36.70% 14
Berkshire -13 8 £275 -19.11% 8
South West -22 8 £330 +10.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 7 - -
North West -15 7 - - 6
East Midlands - 7 £163 -
Derbyshire - 7 £163 -
Manchester - 7 - - 4
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
Derby - 6 £190 -
Scotland +7 5 - - 1
Bristol -8 5 £330 -1.49% 4
Oxfordshire -16 5 £368 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £375 -
Surrey +2 3 £350 +21.73% 12
Yorkshire -20 3 £375 +15.38% 3
Hampshire -20 3 £350 +21.73% 3
Slough - 3 £240 -
Belfast - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Crawley - 3 £360 -
West Sussex - 3 £360 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
East of England +21 2 £343 -23.88% 5
Guildford +3 2 £350 +27.27%
Dorset -2 2 - - 1
Wales -6 2 £350 -

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 162 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (28.28%) HTML
3 106 (27.25%) JavaScript
4 104 (26.74%) CSS
5 83 (21.34%) TDD
6 79 (20.31%) Java
7 62 (15.94%) PHP
7 62 (15.94%) Web Services
8 56 (14.40%) HTML5
9 55 (14.14%) Scrum
10 54 (13.88%) Marketing
10 54 (13.88%) jQuery
11 50 (12.85%) Linux
12 44 (11.31%) MySQL
12 44 (11.31%) CSS3
13 42 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
14 41 (10.54%) BDD
15 39 (10.03%) XML
15 39 (10.03%) AngularJS
16 38 (9.77%) Publishing
17 37 (9.51%) User Experience
18 36 (9.25%) Web Development
19 33 (8.48%) Software Engineering
19 33 (8.48%) Finance
20 31 (7.97%) DevOps
21 30 (7.71%) Analytics
21 30 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
21 30 (7.71%) OO
22 29 (7.46%) Adobe
22 29 (7.46%) Advertising

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (6.43%) CMS
2 18 (4.63%) Node.js
2 18 (4.63%) Apache
2 18 (4.63%) Drupal
3 10 (2.57%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.31%) WordPress
5 8 (2.06%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.29%) IIS
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.03%) nginx
7 4 (1.03%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (1.03%) Lync
8 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.77%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.77%) Confluence
8 3 (0.77%) Zope
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (6.17%) Photoshop
2 21 (5.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (4.37%) MS Office
4 12 (3.08%) MS Excel
5 7 (1.80%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (1.03%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (1.03%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.51%) InDesign
8 2 (0.51%) Maya
8 2 (0.51%) Quicktime
8 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.51%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.51%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.51%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.29%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.31%) Google Analytics
3 8 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.06%) GitHub
4 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.51%) Office 365
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.34%) HTTP
2 10 (2.57%) Internet
3 5 (1.29%) WebEx
3 5 (1.29%) RTSP
3 5 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.29%) Firewall
4 4 (1.03%) H.323
5 3 (0.77%) DVB
5 3 (0.77%) FTP
6 2 (0.51%) IPsec
6 2 (0.51%) SSL
6 2 (0.51%) VPN
6 2 (0.51%) DHCP
6 2 (0.51%) DNS
6 2 (0.51%) Intranet
6 2 (0.51%) MPLS
6 2 (0.51%) BGP
6 2 (0.51%) NAS
6 2 (0.51%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.31%) MySQL
2 17 (4.37%) NoSQL
2 17 (4.37%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.34%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.08%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.31%) Big Data
6 7 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.03%) MarkLogic
8 3 (0.77%) Triplestore
8 3 (0.77%) Redis
8 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.77%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.77%) CouchDB
8 3 (0.77%) SimpleDB
9 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.51%) OLAP
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.68%) Cucumber
3 19 (4.88%) Subversion
4 17 (4.37%) Selenium
5 15 (3.86%) JIRA
6 14 (3.60%) Maven
6 14 (3.60%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.83%) WebDriver
8 10 (2.57%) Grunt
9 7 (1.80%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.80%) Axure RP
9 7 (1.80%) JUnit
10 6 (1.54%) JBehave
10 6 (1.54%) Calabash
11 5 (1.29%) Hudson
11 5 (1.29%) Appium
11 5 (1.29%) webpack
11 5 (1.29%) Mockito
11 5 (1.29%) Mocha
11 5 (1.29%) Ant
General
1 54 (13.88%) Marketing
2 38 (9.77%) Publishing
3 33 (8.48%) Finance
4 29 (7.46%) Advertising
5 19 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 18 (4.63%) Games
7 9 (2.31%) Multimedia
7 9 (2.31%) Banking
8 8 (2.06%) Retail
9 3 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 146 (37.53%) Developer
2 42 (10.80%) Analyst
3 29 (7.46%) Java Developer
4 24 (6.17%) Business Analyst
5 23 (5.91%) Web Developer
5 23 (5.91%) Designer
6 22 (5.66%) PHP Developer
7 18 (4.63%) Software Engineer
8 17 (4.37%) Project Manager
8 17 (4.37%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.11%) Front-End Developer
10 15 (3.86%) Technical Analyst
11 14 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.08%) Lead Developer
13 11 (2.83%) Architect
14 9 (2.31%) Digital Project Manager
15 8 (2.06%) Java Software Engineer
15 8 (2.06%) Consultant
15 8 (2.06%) Lead Software Engineer
16 7 (1.80%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (28.28%) HTML
2 104 (26.74%) CSS
3 62 (15.94%) Web Services
4 56 (14.40%) HTML5
5 54 (13.88%) jQuery
6 44 (11.31%) CSS3
7 39 (10.03%) XML
7 39 (10.03%) AngularJS
8 22 (5.66%) JSON
9 19 (4.88%) Spring
9 19 (4.88%) RESTful
9 19 (4.88%) XHTML
9 19 (4.88%) Backbone.js
10 18 (4.63%) .NET
11 15 (3.86%) REST
12 13 (3.34%) XSLT
13 12 (3.08%) Flash
13 12 (3.08%) LAMP
13 12 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (2.57%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.51%) User Experience
2 26 (6.68%) Social Media
3 20 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.88%) Video on Demand
5 13 (3.34%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.34%) W3C
6 11 (2.83%) Open Source
7 10 (2.57%) Video Editing
8 8 (2.06%) Animation
9 7 (1.80%) New Media
10 6 (1.54%) BBC
10 6 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.29%) Interactive TV
11 5 (1.29%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.29%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.29%) NHS
12 4 (1.03%) Learning Management System
12 4 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.77%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.85%) Linux
2 21 (5.40%) UNIX
3 16 (4.11%) Windows
4 13 (3.34%) Android
5 8 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.54%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.29%) CentOS
8 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.77%) VMS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) SUSE
9 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (21.34%) TDD
3 55 (14.14%) Scrum
4 41 (10.54%) BDD
5 36 (9.25%) Web Development
6 33 (8.48%) Software Engineering
7 31 (7.97%) DevOps
8 30 (7.71%) Analytics
8 30 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (7.71%) OO
9 24 (6.17%) E-Commerce
9 24 (6.17%) MVC
10 22 (5.66%) Content Management
11 21 (5.40%) Responsive Web Design
12 20 (5.14%) Project Management
13 19 (4.88%) SOA
14 18 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (4.37%) SEO
16 15 (3.86%) Test Automation
16 15 (3.86%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 106 (27.25%) JavaScript
2 79 (20.31%) Java
3 62 (15.94%) PHP
4 25 (6.43%) SQL
5 20 (5.14%) Ruby
6 19 (4.88%) Python
7 15 (3.86%) Perl
8 13 (3.34%) Scala
8 13 (3.34%) C#
8 13 (3.34%) XQuery
9 9 (2.31%) C
10 8 (2.06%) XPath
11 7 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.29%) VBScript
13 4 (1.03%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.03%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.77%) SPARQL
14 3 (0.77%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.51%) VB
15 2 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (7.46%) Degree
2 7 (1.80%) ISEB
3 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.51%) CCNP
4 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.51%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.20%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) SLA
2 2 (0.51%) WAI
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (1.29%) Docker
2 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Postfix
3 2 (0.51%) Sendmail
3 2 (0.51%) Varnish
3 2 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (7.46%) Puppet
2 24 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.11%) Ansible
4 8 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.77%) Salt
6 3 (0.77%) Mesos
6 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.77%) Control-M
7 2 (0.51%) yum
7 2 (0.51%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.26%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (7.46%) Adobe
2 21 (5.40%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.37%) Oracle
4 14 (3.60%) Google
5 11 (2.83%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.31%) Cisco
7 5 (1.29%) SAP
7 5 (1.29%) IBM
8 4 (1.03%) Polycom
8 4 (1.03%) Tandberg
8 4 (1.03%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.03%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.03%) Facebook
8 4 (1.03%) Twitter
9 3 (0.77%) Zend
9 3 (0.77%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.77%) Apple
10 2 (0.51%) Avaya
10 2 (0.51%) Juniper
10 2 (0.51%) Quark
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