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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Rank 592 579 525
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -54
Contract jobs citing DRM 27 22 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.043% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.056% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 22
Average daily rate £480 £378 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.15% +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £350 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 13 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 27 £480 +35.21% 10
London -5 14 £500 +32.45% 5
South East +10 9 £480 - 3
Hampshire - 8 £480 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 - -
City of London +36 2 £750 +114.28% 1
Manchester -16 1 - -
North West -17 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Hook - 1 £375 - 1
Westminster - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £513 -

DRM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 27 (42.19%) Video on Demand
2 26 (40.63%) Oracle
3 19 (29.69%) Finance
4 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 18 (28.13%) Hyperion
5 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (25.00%) Web Services
7 15 (23.44%) Windows
7 15 (23.44%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (21.88%) Linux
9 13 (20.31%) SQL
9 13 (20.31%) SOA
10 12 (18.75%) Shell Script
10 12 (18.75%) Essbase
10 12 (18.75%) IPTV
11 11 (17.19%) HFM
11 11 (17.19%) Java
12 10 (15.63%) HTML
12 10 (15.63%) CSS
12 10 (15.63%) HTML5
12 10 (15.63%) Windows Server
13 9 (14.06%) Oracle ODI
13 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
13 9 (14.06%) ERP
13 9 (14.06%) DTV
13 9 (14.06%) Streaming Video
14 8 (12.50%) Remedy
14 8 (12.50%) ETL
14 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

DRM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.94%) Node.js
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (7.81%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (17.19%) HFM
3 5 (7.81%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.94%) HTTP
3 5 (7.81%) SNMP
3 5 (7.81%) VPN
3 5 (7.81%) WAN
4 4 (6.25%) BGP
4 4 (6.25%) DOCSIS
4 4 (6.25%) MPLS
4 4 (6.25%) OSPF
4 4 (6.25%) RIP
4 4 (6.25%) SSH
4 4 (6.25%) Telnet
5 3 (4.69%) DVB
6 2 (3.13%) SAN
7 1 (1.56%) Firewall
7 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.56%) LAN
7 1 (1.56%) LDAP
7 1 (1.56%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) Essbase
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle ODI
3 8 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (4.69%) Hyperion Smart View
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.56%) MySQL
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
1 7 (10.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Games
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Architect
2 15 (23.44%) Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Designer
4 7 (10.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (10.94%) Integration Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (9.38%) Broadcast Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Data Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Data Integration Architect
6 5 (7.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Essbase Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Embedded Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.00%) Web Services
2 10 (15.63%) CSS
2 10 (15.63%) HTML
2 10 (15.63%) HTML5
3 7 (10.94%) AngularJS
3 7 (10.94%) AppFabric
3 7 (10.94%) CSS3
3 7 (10.94%) EDI
3 7 (10.94%) Express
3 7 (10.94%) MDX
3 7 (10.94%) MSMQ
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 7 (10.94%) REST
3 7 (10.94%) SOAP
3 7 (10.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (10.94%) WCF
3 7 (10.94%) WF
3 7 (10.94%) XML
4 4 (6.25%) OAuth2
4 4 (6.25%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.19%) Video on Demand
2 12 (18.75%) IPTV
3 9 (14.06%) DTV
3 9 (14.06%) Streaming Video
4 7 (10.94%) Data Integration
5 5 (7.81%) BBC
5 5 (7.81%) STB
6 4 (6.25%) iDTV
6 4 (6.25%) MPEG
7 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (4.69%) MHEG
7 3 (4.69%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.56%) FMCG
9 1 (1.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Linux
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.94%) Unix
5 3 (4.69%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) CentOS
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.31%) SOA
3 9 (14.06%) ERP
4 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (12.50%) CRM
4 8 (12.50%) ETL
4 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 7 (10.94%) BPEL
5 7 (10.94%) Front End Development
5 7 (10.94%) SDLC
5 7 (10.94%) Validation
6 6 (9.38%) API Integration
6 6 (9.38%) Asset Management
6 6 (9.38%) B2B
6 6 (9.38%) B2C
6 6 (9.38%) Data Transformation
6 6 (9.38%) Investment Management
6 6 (9.38%) Kanban
6 6 (9.38%) Scrum
7 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 11 (17.19%) Java
4 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.69%) C
5 3 (4.69%) C++
5 3 (4.69%) Embedded C
5 3 (4.69%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) ACCA
2 1 (1.56%) CIMA
2 1 (1.56%) HNC
2 1 (1.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Control-M
2 1 (1.56%) Icinga
2 1 (1.56%) Nagios
2 1 (1.56%) SELinux
2 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Oracle
2 18 (28.13%) Hyperion
2 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.50%) Remedy
4 7 (10.94%) IBM
4 7 (10.94%) JD Edwards
5 5 (7.81%) Adobe
6 4 (6.25%) Apple
6 4 (6.25%) Tektronix
7 3 (4.69%) CA
7 3 (4.69%) Google
7 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.56%) Isilon
8 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.56%) VMware
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