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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Media
Rank 430 405 313
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -92
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 209 211 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.38% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 1.17% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 149 230
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £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
18754 17991 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.09% 32.21% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11771 10808 10374
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 749 700
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 -2 203 £375 -6.25% 89
London -10 126 £425 +6.25% 43
South East 0 35 £350 -24.32% 17
South West -5 19 £313 -3.84% 18
City of London +3 17 £344 -15.38% 1
Bristol +8 15 £313 +4.16% 18
Berkshire +4 13 £275 -42.10% 3
Hampshire +10 12 £425 -
East of England +11 11 £650 +116.66% 1
Manchester -13 10 £330 - 3
North West -28 10 £330 - 4
West Midlands +14 7 £650 +136.36% 3
Southampton - 7 £500 -
Hertfordshire +6 6 - - 1
Oxfordshire -11 6 £378 - 1
West Sussex - 6 £400 - 1
Crawley - 6 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
Bracknell - 6 £190 -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 4 £550 +214.28% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £650 +116.66%
Reading -6 4 £650 +23.80%
Cardiff - 4 £350 -
Wales - 4 £350 -
South Wales - 4 £350 -
Cambridge -6 3 £650 +116.66%
Milton Keynes - 3 £650 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £650 -
Coventry - 3 £650 - 1

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 171 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (31.58%) HTML
3 116 (29.07%) JavaScript
4 109 (27.32%) CSS
5 76 (19.05%) HTML5
6 71 (17.79%) Marketing
7 60 (15.04%) Scrum
8 57 (14.29%) MySQL
8 57 (14.29%) CSS3
9 56 (14.04%) User Experience
10 55 (13.78%) Linux
11 51 (12.78%) PHP
12 50 (12.53%) TDD
13 49 (12.28%) jQuery
14 46 (11.53%) Degree
14 46 (11.53%) Java
15 45 (11.28%) Telecoms
16 44 (11.03%) CMS
17 42 (10.53%) Publishing
17 42 (10.53%) Social Media
18 41 (10.28%) Web Services
19 38 (9.52%) Project Management
19 38 (9.52%) Adobe
19 38 (9.52%) SQL
20 37 (9.27%) Content Management
21 36 (9.02%) .NET
22 35 (8.77%) Git (software)
22 35 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
23 33 (8.27%) E-Commerce
23 33 (8.27%) Finance

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 44 (11.03%) CMS
2 26 (6.52%) Node.js
3 15 (3.76%) Apache
3 15 (3.76%) Drupal
4 13 (3.26%) WordPress
5 11 (2.76%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.26%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (1.50%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.00%) nginx
10 4 (1.00%) IIS
10 4 (1.00%) JBoss
10 4 (1.00%) Jadu
10 4 (1.00%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.75%) Zope
11 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.75%) Mule
12 2 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 29 (7.27%) Photoshop
2 21 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (4.26%) MS Office
4 13 (3.26%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.00%) WebTrends
2 4 (1.00%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.01%) GitHub
3 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.01%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.51%) Internet
2 10 (2.51%) HTTP
3 8 (2.01%) Firewall
4 6 (1.50%) Intranet
5 4 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) DHCP
6 2 (0.50%) Broadband
6 2 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.50%) DVB
7 1 (0.25%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.25%) RTSP
7 1 (0.25%) Network Security
7 1 (0.25%) NAS
7 1 (0.25%) ISDN
7 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
7 1 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.29%) MySQL
2 18 (4.51%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.26%) MongoDB
4 13 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.26%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.75%) OLAP
9 3 (0.75%) CouchDB
9 3 (0.75%) SimpleDB
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.76%) Maven
4 14 (3.51%) Subversion
5 12 (3.01%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.51%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.51%) Selenium
7 8 (2.01%) JIRA
8 5 (1.25%) JUnit
8 5 (1.25%) Mockito
9 4 (1.00%) Hudson
10 3 (0.75%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.75%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.75%) Ant
11 2 (0.50%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.50%) PHPUnit
11 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.50%) Calabash
General
1 71 (17.79%) Marketing
2 45 (11.28%) Telecoms
3 42 (10.53%) Publishing
4 33 (8.27%) Finance
5 17 (4.26%) Multimedia
6 15 (3.76%) Retail
7 13 (3.26%) Advertising
8 8 (2.01%) Games
9 5 (1.25%) Banking
10 4 (1.00%) Back Office
11 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 153 (38.35%) Developer
2 41 (10.28%) Analyst
3 40 (10.03%) Project Manager
4 30 (7.52%) Web Developer
5 25 (6.27%) Business Analyst
6 23 (5.76%) Designer
7 22 (5.51%) Junior
7 22 (5.51%) PHP Developer
8 18 (4.51%) Junior Developer
9 14 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (3.26%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (3.01%) UI Designer
11 12 (3.01%) Digital Project Manager
12 11 (2.76%) Front-End Developer
12 11 (2.76%) Mobile Developer
13 10 (2.51%) UI/UX Designer
13 10 (2.51%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (2.51%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.51%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (31.58%) HTML
2 109 (27.32%) CSS
3 76 (19.05%) HTML5
4 57 (14.29%) CSS3
5 49 (12.28%) jQuery
6 41 (10.28%) Web Services
7 36 (9.02%) .NET
8 32 (8.02%) AngularJS
9 26 (6.52%) XML
10 22 (5.51%) Sass
11 20 (5.01%) ASP.NET
11 20 (5.01%) LAMP
12 17 (4.26%) RESTful
13 16 (4.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (3.51%) React
15 12 (3.01%) LESS
16 11 (2.76%) Django
16 11 (2.76%) Spring
17 10 (2.51%) REST
18 9 (2.26%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.04%) User Experience
2 42 (10.53%) Social Media
3 27 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.02%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.01%) Video on Demand
6 13 (3.26%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.01%) Animation
8 7 (1.75%) E-Learning
9 5 (1.25%) Blog
9 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.00%) Copywriting
10 4 (1.00%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.00%) IPTV
10 4 (1.00%) Photography
10 4 (1.00%) MPEG
10 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.00%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.78%) Linux
2 18 (4.51%) Android
3 12 (3.01%) UNIX
4 10 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.50%) Windows
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (15.04%) Scrum
3 50 (12.53%) TDD
4 38 (9.52%) Project Management
5 37 (9.27%) Content Management
6 33 (8.27%) E-Commerce
7 31 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (7.77%) Web Development
8 30 (7.52%) Digital Marketing
8 30 (7.52%) DevOps
9 28 (7.02%) Analytics
9 28 (7.02%) Software Engineering
9 28 (7.02%) OO
10 27 (6.77%) BDD
11 26 (6.52%) MVC
12 24 (6.02%) SEO
12 24 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (5.51%) PRINCE2
14 20 (5.01%) Business Analysis
15 19 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 116 (29.07%) JavaScript
2 51 (12.78%) PHP
3 46 (11.53%) Java
4 38 (9.52%) SQL
5 31 (7.77%) C#
6 24 (6.02%) Ruby
7 20 (5.01%) Python
8 13 (3.26%) Perl
9 9 (2.26%) C
10 7 (1.75%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.00%) VBScript
11 4 (1.00%) C++
11 4 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.00%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.75%) PHP5
12 3 (0.75%) XPath
13 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.25%) Lua
14 1 (0.25%) Tcl
14 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 46 (11.53%) Degree
2 4 (1.00%) ISEB
2 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (1.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.25%) PMP
5 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.51%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.01%) Docker
2 3 (0.75%) Varnish
2 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) vSphere
3 1 (0.25%) Gluster
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (5.26%) Puppet
2 15 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.26%) Ansible
4 4 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.50%) yum
5 2 (0.50%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.25%) Nagios
6 1 (0.25%) SCCM
6 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 38 (9.52%) Adobe
2 19 (4.76%) Oracle
3 16 (4.01%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.01%) Facebook
5 11 (2.76%) Twitter
5 11 (2.76%) Google
6 9 (2.26%) Eloqua
6 9 (2.26%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.01%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.50%) SAP
9 4 (1.00%) HP
9 4 (1.00%) hybris
10 3 (0.75%) Pega
10 3 (0.75%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.75%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.75%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.75%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.75%) FatWire
10 3 (0.75%) VMware
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £308.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day 6 WEEK CONTRACT
Posted: 10 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 18 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago