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 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 Rights Management (DRM)
Rank 613 567 554
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -13
Contract jobs citing DRM 20 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.077% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.10% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
+59.23% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 6 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 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
London -7 18 £445 +14.83% 3
England -28 18 £445 +27.14% 8
City of London +5 2 £475 +35.71% 2
Docklands, London - 2 £450 -
Brentford - 1 £283 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

DRM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 34 (40.00%) Hyperion
2 31 (36.47%) Essbase
3 29 (34.12%) Finance
3 29 (34.12%) Oracle
4 27 (31.76%) Video on Demand
5 21 (24.71%) Hyperion Planning
6 18 (21.18%) SQL
7 16 (18.82%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (14.12%) IPTV
9 11 (12.94%) Hyperion Smart View
9 11 (12.94%) VBA
10 10 (11.76%) HTML
10 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 10 (11.76%) ETL
11 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
11 9 (10.59%) Linux
11 9 (10.59%) Web Services
11 9 (10.59%) Internet
11 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (10.59%) Banking
11 9 (10.59%) STB
11 9 (10.59%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (9.41%) Degree
12 8 (9.41%) Ruby
12 8 (9.41%) SOAP
12 8 (9.41%) Java
12 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
12 8 (9.41%) Project Management
12 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
12 8 (9.41%) Scrum

DRM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (4.71%) Mule
1 4 (4.71%) Mule ESB
2 3 (3.53%) CMS
3 2 (2.35%) Apache
3 2 (2.35%) Node.js
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.18%) LiveLink
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (5.88%) HFM
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) Internet
2 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.71%) FTP
3 4 (4.71%) DVB
4 3 (3.53%) HTTP
4 3 (3.53%) Network Security
5 2 (2.35%) RIP
5 2 (2.35%) SNMP
5 2 (2.35%) VPN
5 2 (2.35%) Telnet
5 2 (2.35%) SSH
5 2 (2.35%) MPLS
5 2 (2.35%) OSPF
5 2 (2.35%) BGP
5 2 (2.35%) DOCSIS
6 1 (1.18%) RTSP
6 1 (1.18%) Firewall
6 1 (1.18%) LDAP
6 1 (1.18%) Broadband
6 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (36.47%) Essbase
2 16 (18.82%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (12.94%) Hyperion Smart View
4 9 (10.59%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.53%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.35%) MySQL
8 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Selenium
1 6 (7.06%) WebDriver
1 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.88%) JIRA
3 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.53%) JMeter
5 2 (2.35%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.18%) Subversion
6 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.18%) Calabash
6 1 (1.18%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.18%) Appium
General
1 29 (34.12%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.53%) Games
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) Architect
3 13 (15.29%) Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (12.94%) Hyperion Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Consultant
6 8 (9.41%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Hyperion Consultant
7 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Essbase Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.71%) Change Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) iOS Developer
11 2 (2.35%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) HTML
2 9 (10.59%) Web Services
3 8 (9.41%) SOAP
4 7 (8.24%) CSS
5 6 (7.06%) REST
6 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.71%) FFmpeg
7 3 (3.53%) RESTful
7 3 (3.53%) HTML5
7 3 (3.53%) XML
8 2 (2.35%) JSON
8 2 (2.35%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.35%) CSS3
8 2 (2.35%) Express
8 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.35%) OAuth2
8 2 (2.35%) PlayReady
8 2 (2.35%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.18%) DOM
9 1 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.76%) Video on Demand
2 12 (14.12%) IPTV
3 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.59%) STB
4 6 (7.06%) MPEG
4 6 (7.06%) Data Integration
5 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.88%) Streaming Video
6 4 (4.71%) Wiki
7 3 (3.53%) E-Learning
7 3 (3.53%) DTV
7 3 (3.53%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (3.53%) User Experience
8 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.18%) Chromecast
9 1 (1.18%) Apple TV
9 1 (1.18%) PlayStation
9 1 (1.18%) iPhone
9 1 (1.18%) iPad
9 1 (1.18%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Linux
2 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) VMS
4 3 (3.53%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.18%) OpenBSD
6 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
1 10 (11.76%) ETL
2 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (9.41%) Project Management
3 8 (9.41%) Scrum
3 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.24%) Content Management
5 6 (7.06%) Data Management
5 6 (7.06%) Test Automation
6 5 (5.88%) Kanban
6 5 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 5 (5.88%) Information Architecture
6 5 (5.88%) V-Model
6 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.88%) Document Management
6 5 (5.88%) Workflow
6 5 (5.88%) Validation
6 5 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) SQL
2 11 (12.94%) VBA
3 8 (9.41%) Java
3 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.41%) Ruby
4 4 (4.71%) Jython
5 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.53%) Objective-C
5 3 (3.53%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.35%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (9.41%) Degree
2 6 (7.06%) ISEB
3 5 (5.88%) ACCA
4 3 (3.53%) CIMA
5 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.18%) CISA
6 1 (1.18%) CISM
6 1 (1.18%) CISSP
6 1 (1.18%) PMP
6 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.35%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (40.00%) Hyperion
2 29 (34.12%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.71%) CA
5 4 (4.71%) Apple
6 2 (2.35%) Adobe
6 2 (2.35%) Tandberg
6 2 (2.35%) Tektronix
6 2 (2.35%) Broadcom
7 1 (1.18%) Roku
7 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.18%) Symantec
7 1 (1.18%) McAfee
7 1 (1.18%) Websense
7 1 (1.18%) OpenText
7 1 (1.18%) HP
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) Informatica
7 1 (1.18%) Pegasus
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