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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 369 336 228
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -108
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 230 265 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 1.66% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 212 288
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £306 £345
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -11.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Average hourly rate £14.54 £15.50 £16.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% -5.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £32.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £9.69
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +60.00%

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
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
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 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -52 221 £406 +16.07% 77
London -12 149 £418 +11.33% 40
South East -9 47 £428 +33.59% 13
City of London -1 32 £423 +20.71% 14
Oxfordshire -10 15 £518 +195.71% 2
Oxford -6 14 £518 +195.71%
South West -36 12 £313 +4.16% 6
Berkshire +6 11 £300 -14.28% 2
Reading +15 9 £300 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £375 +36.98% 1
Manchester -5 5 £350 +55.55% 1
Surrey -6 5 £275 -4.34% 4
North West -12 5 £350 +55.55% 3
Wales - 4 £363 - 1
South Wales - 4 £363 - 1
Uxbridge - 4 - -
West Midlands -6 3 £300 +27.65% 3
Swindon -9 3 £325 -10.34% 1
Wiltshire -11 3 £325 -10.34% 1
Milton Keynes -11 3 £440 +40.80% 1
East of England -11 3 £390 +5.76% 3
Bristol -15 3 £275 - 2
Hampshire -26 3 £425 +32.81% 1
Kent - 3 £225 - 1
Slough -6 2 £525 - 1
Yorkshire -7 2 £350 - 9
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £225 - 1
Marlow - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +4 1 - -

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 206 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.88%) HTML
3 115 (25.44%) TDD
4 110 (24.34%) JavaScript
5 104 (23.01%) CSS
6 94 (20.80%) Scrum
7 84 (18.58%) Java
8 76 (16.81%) jQuery
9 69 (15.27%) HTML5
10 66 (14.60%) Marketing
11 64 (14.16%) PHP
12 53 (11.73%) Finance
13 49 (10.84%) Linux
13 49 (10.84%) BDD
14 48 (10.62%) Software Engineering
15 47 (10.40%) MySQL
16 46 (10.18%) User Experience
17 45 (9.96%) Git (software)
18 44 (9.73%) MVC
18 44 (9.73%) Publishing
19 42 (9.29%) CMS
20 38 (8.41%) Games
21 37 (8.19%) Advertising
21 37 (8.19%) CSS3
22 35 (7.74%) .NET
23 34 (7.52%) OO
24 33 (7.30%) Photoshop
24 33 (7.30%) Project Management
24 33 (7.30%) Degree
25 32 (7.08%) Python

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 42 (9.29%) CMS
2 30 (6.64%) Apache
3 17 (3.76%) Drupal
4 14 (3.10%) Node.js
5 12 (2.65%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.21%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.21%) WordPress
6 10 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.99%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.55%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.55%) Confluence
9 6 (1.33%) ExpressionEngine
9 6 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.66%) SAS
12 3 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.44%) Moodle
13 2 (0.44%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (7.30%) Photoshop
2 28 (6.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (3.10%) MS Excel
4 11 (2.43%) MS Office
5 8 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (1.55%) InDesign
6 7 (1.55%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (1.33%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.88%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.88%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.66%) SPSS
10 2 (0.44%) Maya
10 2 (0.44%) Quicktime
10 2 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (2.21%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.77%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.11%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.22%) Summit
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.55%) IaaS
4 6 (1.33%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.88%) Office 365
5 4 (0.88%) GitHub
6 3 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.44%) Heroku
7 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.43%) Intranet
1 11 (2.43%) Internet
2 10 (2.21%) HTTP
3 8 (1.77%) Firewall
4 6 (1.33%) VPN
5 4 (0.88%) FTP
6 3 (0.66%) MPLS
6 3 (0.66%) BGP
6 3 (0.66%) DVB
7 2 (0.44%) LAN
7 2 (0.44%) SMS
7 2 (0.44%) Wireless
7 2 (0.44%) VRRP
7 2 (0.44%) H.323
7 2 (0.44%) SSH
7 2 (0.44%) Network Security
7 2 (0.44%) NAS
8 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.22%) FWSM
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.40%) MySQL
2 22 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (4.20%) Amazon Redshift
4 17 (3.76%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.43%) Big Data
7 10 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.66%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.66%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.08%) Cucumber
3 26 (5.75%) Jasmine
3 26 (5.75%) Karma Test Runner
4 20 (4.42%) Selenium
5 17 (3.76%) JIRA
6 16 (3.54%) Subversion
6 16 (3.54%) WebDriver
7 15 (3.32%) Maven
8 12 (2.65%) Jenkins
8 12 (2.65%) Grunt
9 8 (1.77%) Hudson
10 7 (1.55%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.55%) Axure RP
10 7 (1.55%) PHPUnit
10 7 (1.55%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
11 6 (1.33%) RSpec
11 6 (1.33%) JBehave
12 5 (1.11%) QUnit
General
1 66 (14.60%) Marketing
2 53 (11.73%) Finance
3 44 (9.73%) Publishing
4 38 (8.41%) Games
5 37 (8.19%) Advertising
6 21 (4.65%) Retail
7 15 (3.32%) Banking
8 14 (3.10%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.66%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.44%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 191 (42.26%) Developer
2 55 (12.17%) Analyst
3 52 (11.50%) Project Manager
4 35 (7.74%) Java Developer
5 34 (7.52%) Front-End Developer
6 31 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 28 (6.19%) Architect
8 27 (5.97%) PHP Developer
9 26 (5.75%) Designer
10 21 (4.65%) Web Developer
11 20 (4.42%) Software Engineer
11 20 (4.42%) Python Developer
12 18 (3.98%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.54%) .NET Developer
14 15 (3.32%) Java Software Engineer
14 15 (3.32%) Python/Django Developer
15 13 (2.88%) Marketing Manager
15 13 (2.88%) Digital Project Manager
16 12 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
16 12 (2.65%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (25.88%) HTML
2 104 (23.01%) CSS
3 76 (16.81%) jQuery
4 69 (15.27%) HTML5
5 37 (8.19%) CSS3
6 35 (7.74%) .NET
7 32 (7.08%) AngularJS
8 30 (6.64%) Web Services
9 29 (6.42%) XML
10 22 (4.87%) Backbone.js
11 21 (4.65%) Spring
12 20 (4.42%) Django
13 19 (4.20%) Gherkin
14 17 (3.76%) Sass
15 16 (3.54%) REST
16 15 (3.32%) RESTful
16 15 (3.32%) Ajax
17 14 (3.10%) JSON
17 14 (3.10%) XSLT
17 14 (3.10%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.18%) User Experience
2 28 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.65%) Social Media
4 18 (3.98%) Visualisation
5 16 (3.54%) W3C
6 15 (3.32%) Video on Demand
6 15 (3.32%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.10%) Open Source
8 11 (2.43%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.21%) New Media
10 8 (1.77%) Animation
11 6 (1.33%) Interactive TV
12 5 (1.11%) NHS
12 5 (1.11%) Video Editing
13 4 (0.88%) PMI
13 4 (0.88%) IPTV
13 4 (0.88%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.88%) iPad
13 4 (0.88%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.84%) Linux
2 22 (4.87%) Windows
3 18 (3.98%) Android
4 17 (3.76%) UNIX
5 16 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.66%) CentOS
8 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.66%) VMS
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.44%) webOS
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.22%) SUSE
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (25.44%) TDD
3 94 (20.80%) Scrum
4 49 (10.84%) BDD
5 48 (10.62%) Software Engineering
6 44 (9.73%) MVC
7 34 (7.52%) OO
8 33 (7.30%) Project Management
9 30 (6.64%) Analytics
10 27 (5.97%) Web Development
11 26 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (5.09%) Content Management
12 23 (5.09%) SOA
13 18 (3.98%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (3.76%) Web Design
15 15 (3.32%) PRINCE2
15 15 (3.32%) E-Commerce
16 14 (3.10%) OOP
16 14 (3.10%) SEO
16 14 (3.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 110 (24.34%) JavaScript
2 84 (18.58%) Java
3 64 (14.16%) PHP
4 32 (7.08%) Python
5 25 (5.53%) C#
6 22 (4.87%) SQL
6 22 (4.87%) Ruby
7 19 (4.20%) Scala
8 13 (2.88%) XQuery
8 13 (2.88%) Perl
9 11 (2.43%) XPath
10 8 (1.77%) PHP5
11 7 (1.55%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.33%) Groovy
12 6 (1.33%) C++
12 6 (1.33%) C
13 5 (1.11%) VBScript
14 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.66%) Haskell
16 2 (0.44%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 33 (7.30%) Degree
2 10 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.99%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.99%) ISEB
4 5 (1.11%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.88%) PMP
5 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.22%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.75%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) WAI
3 2 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) Xen
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 27 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.21%) Puppet
2 10 (2.21%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (1.11%) Ansible
4 4 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.66%) Control-M
5 3 (0.66%) Salt
5 3 (0.66%) Mesos
6 2 (0.44%) Nagios
6 2 (0.44%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.22%) SCCM
7 1 (0.22%) SCOM
7 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) yum
7 1 (0.22%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 26 (5.75%) Adobe
2 22 (4.87%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.65%) Google
4 16 (3.54%) Oracle
5 9 (1.99%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.55%) Facebook
7 6 (1.33%) Zend
7 6 (1.33%) Cisco
7 6 (1.33%) IBM
8 5 (1.11%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.11%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.88%) Twitter
9 4 (0.88%) Rackspace
9 4 (0.88%) Fujitsu
9 4 (0.88%) Remedy
9 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.88%) Apple
10 3 (0.66%) Juniper
10 3 (0.66%) SAP
10 3 (0.66%) Tableau
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hammersmith And Fulham, London
Disney
Rate: £45,000 - £50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
B&Q Plc
Rate: £35,000 - £38,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago