The table below looks at the statistics for DRM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DRM over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
UK
Rank 576 598 595
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing DRM 19 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.058% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.070% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 13
Median daily rate £500 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £390 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £558 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £480 £413
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

DRM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DRM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

DRM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DRM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DRM within the UK.

DRM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DRM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DRM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

DRM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DRM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DRM within the UK.

DRM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DRM
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DRM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 18 £500 +4.16% 3
London +5 8 £550 +22.22% 3
North West - 5 £425 -
South East +15 3 £450 -6.25%
City of London -4 3 £575 - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £440 -
Cheshire - 3 £440 -
Berkshire +22 2 - -
East of England +5 2 £505 -
Cambridge - 2 £505 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £505 -
Hampshire 0 1 £450 -6.25%

DRM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DRM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DRM.

1 19 (52.78%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Oracle
3 11 (30.56%) Hyperion
4 9 (25.00%) Video on Demand
5 7 (19.44%) Essbase
5 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (19.44%) Master Data Management
5 7 (19.44%) Data Management
6 6 (16.67%) Data Quality
6 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (16.67%) SQL
7 5 (13.89%) ERP
7 5 (13.89%) ETL
7 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) CMS
7 5 (13.89%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (11.11%) JIRA
8 4 (11.11%) STB
8 4 (11.11%) Analytics
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.11%) SOA
8 4 (11.11%) Linux
8 4 (11.11%) SAP
9 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 3 (8.33%) XML
9 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
9 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

DRM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.89%) CMS
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Confluence
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (8.33%) SAP MDG
2 3 (8.33%) SAP MDM
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (2.78%) HFM
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) G Suite
3 1 (2.78%) GitHub
3 1 (2.78%) Route 53
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Broadband
1 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
1 2 (5.56%) Multicast
1 2 (5.56%) SNMP
1 2 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) 802.11
2 1 (2.78%) DLNA
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) DVB
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) IGMP
2 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.78%) IPv4
2 1 (2.78%) IPv6
2 1 (2.78%) RTP
2 1 (2.78%) Skype
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Essbase
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.33%) PowerCenter
2 3 (8.33%) Spotfire
3 2 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (5.56%) Hyperion Smart View
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.78%) DataStage
4 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.78%) ERwin
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (52.78%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Essbase Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Hyperion Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Hyperion Essbase Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Hyperion Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Integration Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) MDX
1 3 (8.33%) REST
1 3 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) HEVC
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) PlayReady
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) Widevine
3 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.78%) Django
3 1 (2.78%) Flask
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) LAMP
3 1 (2.78%) OpenEmbedded
3 1 (2.78%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) WebKit
3 1 (2.78%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) STB
4 3 (8.33%) Digital TV
4 3 (8.33%) IPTV
5 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.56%) MPEG
5 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.78%) Fintech
6 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.78%) Replication
6 1 (2.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (19.44%) Data Management
1 7 (19.44%) Master Data Management
2 5 (13.89%) ERP
2 5 (13.89%) ETL
3 4 (11.11%) Analytics
3 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Scrum
3 4 (11.11%) SOA
4 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 3 (8.33%) Video Content Ingestion
5 2 (5.56%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security
5 2 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Scalability Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) C
3 2 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) CISM
2 1 (2.78%) CISSP
2 1 (2.78%) MCSA
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) OCP
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Nagios
1 2 (5.56%) TeMIP
2 1 (2.78%) Control-M
2 1 (2.78%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle
2 11 (30.56%) Hyperion
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) SAP
5 3 (8.33%) CA
5 3 (8.33%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Informatica
5 3 (8.33%) Nagra
6 2 (5.56%) Embarcadero
6 2 (5.56%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (5.56%) Splunk
6 2 (5.56%) Talend
6 2 (5.56%) Tektronix
7 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Google
7 1 (2.78%) Mercator
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (2.78%) VMware
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