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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Rank 620 656 592
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -64
Contract jobs citing DRM 32 17 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.029% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.036% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 33
Median daily rate £450 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £543 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 14 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 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 27 £445 - 6
London +17 17 £450 +1.12% 3
Twickenham - 7 £450 -
North West - 5 £428 -
Manchester - 4 £428 -
Salford - 3 £428 -
East of England - 3 £500 - 2
South East +15 2 £400 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
City of London +15 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £500 -

DRM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 24 (39.34%) Hyperion
1 24 (39.34%) Finance
2 20 (32.79%) Essbase
3 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.59%) Hyperion Planning
5 14 (22.95%) HFM
6 13 (21.31%) Oracle
7 12 (19.67%) ETL
8 11 (18.03%) Video on Demand
9 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
10 7 (11.48%) Digital TV
10 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
10 7 (11.48%) Linux
10 7 (11.48%) Java
10 7 (11.48%) REST
11 6 (9.84%) STB
11 6 (9.84%) Subversion
11 6 (9.84%) MySQL
11 6 (9.84%) Windows
11 6 (9.84%) CA
11 6 (9.84%) SOA
11 6 (9.84%) User Experience
11 6 (9.84%) Nagra
12 5 (8.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (8.20%) Internet
12 5 (8.20%) Change Management
12 5 (8.20%) VMware
12 5 (8.20%) Streaming Video
12 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
12 5 (8.20%) MS Excel

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 3 (4.92%) CMS
1 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Hyperion Planning
2 14 (22.95%) HFM
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.64%) Eloqua
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (1.64%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.64%) Route 53
3 1 (1.64%) Veeva
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Internet
1 5 (8.20%) SSH
1 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.56%) DVB
3 3 (4.92%) 802.11
3 3 (4.92%) DHCP
3 3 (4.92%) DLNA
3 3 (4.92%) DNS
3 3 (4.92%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) HTTP
3 3 (4.92%) IGMP
3 3 (4.92%) IPv4
3 3 (4.92%) IPv6
3 3 (4.92%) LDAP
3 3 (4.92%) Multicast
3 3 (4.92%) PPP
3 3 (4.92%) Skype
3 3 (4.92%) SSL
3 3 (4.92%) UPnP
4 2 (3.28%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) Essbase
2 6 (9.84%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) Hyperion Smart View
3 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (4.92%) Riak
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.64%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) Subversion
3 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) Calabash
4 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.92%) Hudson
4 3 (4.92%) JIRA
4 3 (4.92%) JUnit
4 3 (4.92%) Maven
4 3 (4.92%) Robotium
4 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.64%) ERwin
5 1 (1.64%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (39.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
1 14 (22.95%) Hyperion Support
2 13 (21.31%) Hyperion Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Support Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Senior Support Analyst
6 8 (13.11%) Architect
6 8 (13.11%) Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (8.20%) Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) Essbase Support
8 5 (8.20%) Hyperion Planning Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Java Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Team Leader
10 3 (4.92%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.92%) Video On Demand Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) REST
2 5 (8.20%) JSON
2 5 (8.20%) XML
3 4 (6.56%) PlayReady
3 4 (6.56%) Widevine
4 3 (4.92%) 802.1X
4 3 (4.92%) HEVC
4 3 (4.92%) LAMP
4 3 (4.92%) OpenEmbedded
4 3 (4.92%) OpenGL
4 3 (4.92%) RESTful
4 3 (4.92%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) WebKit
4 3 (4.92%) WireMock
4 3 (4.92%) Yocto
5 2 (3.28%) Node.js
5 2 (3.28%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.28%) Symfony
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Video on Demand
2 7 (11.48%) Digital TV
3 6 (9.84%) STB
3 6 (9.84%) User Experience
4 5 (8.20%) IPTV
4 5 (8.20%) MPEG
4 5 (8.20%) Streaming Video
5 3 (4.92%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.92%) Data Integration
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.92%) Streaming Media
6 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) PKI
6 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.64%) BBC
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Linux
2 6 (9.84%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) Android
3 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.56%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.92%) Unix
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.67%) ETL
3 6 (9.84%) SOA
4 5 (8.20%) Automated Testing
4 5 (8.20%) Change Management
4 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.20%) TDD
5 4 (6.56%) Broadcast Engineering
5 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.56%) ERP
5 4 (6.56%) Workflow
6 3 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.92%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (4.92%) Mobile Development
6 3 (4.92%) OOP
6 3 (4.92%) Pair Programming
6 3 (4.92%) Quality Management
6 3 (4.92%) Release Management
6 3 (4.92%) Scrum
6 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) Java
2 5 (8.20%) C
3 4 (6.56%) C++
4 3 (4.92%) Embedded C++
4 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.92%) Objective-C
4 3 (4.92%) Python
5 2 (3.28%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.28%) ActionScript 3.0
5 2 (3.28%) AWK
5 2 (3.28%) BrightScript
5 2 (3.28%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (3.28%) Lua
5 2 (3.28%) PHP
5 2 (3.28%) sed
5 2 (3.28%) VBScript
6 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.64%) C#
6 1 (1.64%) SQL
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) CISM
2 3 (4.92%) CISSP
2 3 (4.92%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) MCSA
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) CCNA
4 1 (1.64%) CCSA
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.92%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.92%) SLA
3 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.28%) vSphere
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Puppet
2 3 (4.92%) Nagios
2 3 (4.92%) TeMIP
3 1 (1.64%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Hyperion
2 13 (21.31%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.84%) CA
4 6 (9.84%) Nagra
5 5 (8.20%) Tektronix
5 5 (8.20%) VMware
6 4 (6.56%) HP
7 3 (4.92%) Conax
7 3 (4.92%) Splunk
7 3 (4.92%) Verimatrix
8 2 (3.28%) Adobe
8 2 (3.28%) Apple
8 2 (3.28%) Percona
8 2 (3.28%) Roku
8 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.64%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) Talend