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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Interactive Media
Rank 610 569 598
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +29
Contract jobs citing Interactive Media 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the General category 0.018% 0.040% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
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£350 £213 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -55.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £225 -
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
22389 22353 25965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 42.41% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13568 13909 15341
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 583 758
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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
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 19 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 23 September 2014. 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
London +14 4 £350 +86.66%
England -24 4 £350 +64.70%
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Selby - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Interactive Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) Photoshop
2 8 (61.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) User Experience
3 7 (53.85%) HTML5
4 6 (46.15%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) InDesign
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
5 3 (23.08%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Adobe
5 3 (23.08%) Information Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (23.08%) Axure RP
6 2 (15.38%) iPad
6 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (15.38%) iOS Development
6 2 (15.38%) iBeacon
6 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
6 2 (15.38%) OOP
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Flash
6 2 (15.38%) PHP
6 2 (15.38%) ActionScript

Interactive Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2 (15.38%) Drupal
1 2 (15.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Photoshop
1 8 (61.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (23.08%) InDesign
2 3 (23.08%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) iBeacon
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (23.08%) Axure RP
2 2 (15.38%) Xcode
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.69%) Grunt
3 1 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) User Experience Designer
1 5 (38.46%) Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Photoshop Designer
3 3 (23.08%) User Experience Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Interactive Developer
4 2 (15.38%) iOS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) E-Learning Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) HTML5
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) Flash
5 1 (7.69%) Sass
5 1 (7.69%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) Animation
2 2 (15.38%) iPad
3 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Information Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) 3D Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) iOS Development
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PHP
1 2 (15.38%) ActionScript
1 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Adobe