The table below looks at the statistics for DRM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DRM over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Rank 556 504 507
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +3
Contract jobs citing DRM 27 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.10% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.14% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 18
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £480 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £45.50 £15.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £15.38 -
% change year-on-year
+195.93% -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

DRM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DRM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DRM within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -42 25 £355 +1.42% 13
London -27 16 £355 +3.27% 10
City of London +15 5 £353 +5.22% 4
South West - 2 £350 -
South East -12 1 - - 1
Paddington - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
North East - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

DRM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DRM 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 DRM.

1 19 (30.16%) Hyperion
2 17 (26.98%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Finance
3 15 (23.81%) C++
4 13 (20.63%) Linux
4 13 (20.63%) Oracle
4 13 (20.63%) Essbase
4 13 (20.63%) Video on Demand
5 12 (19.05%) HFM
6 10 (15.87%) .NET
7 9 (14.29%) C
7 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (14.29%) RESTful
8 8 (12.70%) Scrum
8 8 (12.70%) C#
8 8 (12.70%) SQL
9 7 (11.11%) PHP
9 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.11%) IPTV
10 6 (9.52%) JSON
10 6 (9.52%) HTTP
10 6 (9.52%) Project Management
10 6 (9.52%) XML
10 6 (9.52%) Electronics
10 6 (9.52%) Asset Management
11 5 (7.94%) STB
11 5 (7.94%) LAMP
11 5 (7.94%) Web Services

DRM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DRM 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 DRM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.94%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (19.05%) HFM
2 5 (7.94%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.17%) Radian6
4 2 (3.17%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) HTTP
2 5 (7.94%) HTTPS
3 4 (6.35%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (6.35%) Network Security
3 4 (6.35%) DVB
4 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.76%) DLNA
5 2 (3.17%) Internet
6 1 (1.59%) UPnP
6 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.59%) SSL
6 1 (1.59%) FTP
6 1 (1.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) Essbase
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.76%) Hyperion Smart View
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Selenium
1 5 (7.94%) Fiddler
1 5 (7.94%) WebDriver
1 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
1 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Electronics
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
3 4 (6.35%) Multimedia
4 3 (4.76%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Consultant
3 10 (15.87%) Hyperion Consultant
4 8 (12.70%) Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.52%) PHP Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) HFM Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.35%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Security Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Senior PHP Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) .NET
2 9 (14.29%) RESTful
3 6 (9.52%) JSON
3 6 (9.52%) XML
4 5 (7.94%) LAMP
4 5 (7.94%) Web Services
4 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.35%) Middleware
5 4 (6.35%) SOAP
6 3 (4.76%) REST
7 2 (3.17%) JNI
8 1 (1.59%) CSS
8 1 (1.59%) HTML
8 1 (1.59%) XML Schema
8 1 (1.59%) Core Animation
8 1 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Video on Demand
2 7 (11.11%) IPTV
3 5 (7.94%) STB
3 5 (7.94%) MPEG
3 5 (7.94%) Open Source
4 3 (4.76%) Streaming Video
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) DTV
4 3 (4.76%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (3.17%) Social Media
5 2 (3.17%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) Tandem
6 1 (1.59%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.59%) iDTV
6 1 (1.59%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.59%) Animation
6 1 (1.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Android
4 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) UNIX
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
1 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.70%) Scrum
3 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (9.52%) Project Management
4 6 (9.52%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.94%) DSDM
5 5 (7.94%) ERP
5 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Security Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Software Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.94%) V-Model
5 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
5 5 (7.94%) BDD
6 4 (6.35%) Migration
6 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (4.76%) Data Management
7 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) C++
2 9 (14.29%) C
3 8 (12.70%) C#
3 8 (12.70%) SQL
4 7 (11.11%) PHP
5 4 (6.35%) Java
6 3 (4.76%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) Perl
6 3 (4.76%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.17%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.17%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.59%) VBScript
8 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.59%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ACCA
3 1 (1.59%) CIMA
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.59%) Basel II
2 1 (1.59%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) Hyperion
2 13 (20.63%) Oracle
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco
4 4 (6.35%) Adobe
5 3 (4.76%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.17%) Sysomos
6 2 (3.17%) Omniture
6 2 (3.17%) DoubleClick
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) Symbian