The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Interactive Media in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Interactive Media over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Interactive Media
Rank 594 581 526
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -55
Contract jobs citing Interactive Media 19 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.015% 0.037%
As % of the General category 0.088% 0.039% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £205 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.53% -43.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £183 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £298 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £210 £475
% change year-on-year
+53.57% -55.74%
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 General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21551 20426 19935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.06% 38.73% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13543 12940 11957
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 552 652
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.31 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

Interactive Media
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Interactive Media within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Interactive Media Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Interactive Media
Daily Rate Trend

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

Interactive Media Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Interactive Media
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Interactive Media within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Interactive Media Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Interactive Media
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Interactive Media Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Interactive Media
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Interactive Media within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
England -12 19 £325 +58.53% 4
South East -7 15 £75 -62.50%
Berkshire +10 14 - -
Leeds -8 3 £325 -2.98%
West Yorkshire -11 3 £325 -2.98%
Yorkshire -17 3 £325 -2.98%
Maidenhead - 3 - -
London +13 1 £400 +128.57% 4
Brighton - 1 £75 -
East Sussex - 1 £75 -

Interactive Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Interactive Media 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 Interactive Media.

1 20 (64.52%) Adobe
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (58.06%) HTML
3 17 (54.84%) E-Commerce
4 15 (48.39%) Photoshop
4 15 (48.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (48.39%) Information Architecture
4 15 (48.39%) User Experience
5 13 (41.94%) MS Visio
5 13 (41.94%) OmniGraffle
5 13 (41.94%) Axure RP
6 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
7 10 (32.26%) Dreamweaver
7 10 (32.26%) InDesign
7 10 (32.26%) Marketing
8 8 (25.81%) Games
8 8 (25.81%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (22.58%) Degree
10 6 (19.35%) Flash
10 6 (19.35%) MS Office
10 6 (19.35%) Graphic Design
11 5 (16.13%) HTML5
11 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
11 5 (16.13%) CRM
11 5 (16.13%) SAS
11 5 (16.13%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (16.13%) Advertising
11 5 (16.13%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (16.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (16.13%) Analytics

Interactive Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Interactive Media 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 Interactive Media. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) SAS
1 5 (16.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Photoshop
1 15 (48.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (41.94%) OmniGraffle
2 13 (41.94%) MS Visio
3 10 (32.26%) InDesign
4 6 (19.35%) MS Office
5 5 (16.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (12.90%) Shockwave
7 3 (9.68%) Acrobat
8 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Adobe Analytics
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Axure RP
2 10 (32.26%) Dreamweaver
General
1 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
2 10 (32.26%) Marketing
3 8 (25.81%) Games
4 5 (16.13%) Advertising
5 4 (12.90%) Multimedia
6 2 (6.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
1 14 (45.16%) User Experience Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Business Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Designer
4 4 (12.90%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Web Designer
6 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Games Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Graduate
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Photoshop Designer
7 1 (3.23%) Junior Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) UI Designer
7 1 (3.23%) Interactive Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Graduate Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Designer
7 1 (3.23%) Junior Games Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) HTML
2 6 (19.35%) Flash
3 5 (16.13%) HTML5
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) User Experience
2 6 (19.35%) Graphic Design
3 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
4 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.90%) Flash Games
5 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.68%) Physics
5 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.23%) W3C
6 1 (3.23%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) E-Commerce
2 15 (48.39%) Information Architecture
3 8 (25.81%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (16.13%) CRM
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
5 3 (9.68%) Web Design
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (6.45%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (3.23%) Time Management
7 1 (3.23%) Line Management
7 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.23%) OO
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Adobe
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.45%) IBM