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 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
Interactive Media
Rank 625 603 583
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -20
Contract jobs citing Interactive Media 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the General category 0.034% 0.032% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £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
23472 21592 22115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.16% 38.65% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14896 13242 13716
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 £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 526 583
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 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 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
England -5 6 £450 +28.57% 4
London +3 3 £450 +28.57% 3
Edinburgh - 2 - - 3
Scotland - 2 - - 3
South West - 2 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £300 -
North West - 1 £450 -
City of London - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £450 -

Interactive Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (65.38%) HTML
1 17 (65.38%) Photoshop
1 17 (65.38%) User Experience
2 16 (61.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (57.69%) E-Commerce
3 15 (57.69%) Information Architecture
3 15 (57.69%) Axure RP
4 14 (53.85%) OmniGraffle
5 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (50.00%) MS Visio
6 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
7 10 (38.46%) InDesign
7 10 (38.46%) Dreamweaver
7 10 (38.46%) Adobe
7 10 (38.46%) CSS
8 6 (23.08%) Graphic Design
9 5 (19.23%) Visualisation
10 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 4 (15.38%) Web Design
10 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
11 3 (11.54%) Advertising
11 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (11.54%) XML
11 3 (11.54%) Acrobat
11 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (11.54%) Marketing
12 2 (7.69%) Billing
12 2 (7.69%) Content Management

Interactive Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (7.69%) Drupal
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Photoshop
2 16 (61.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (53.85%) OmniGraffle
4 13 (50.00%) MS Visio
5 10 (38.46%) InDesign
6 3 (11.54%) Acrobat
7 2 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (3.85%) Fireworks
8 1 (3.85%) MS Office
8 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Axure RP
2 10 (38.46%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Advertising
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Billing
3 2 (7.69%) Games
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Architect
1 14 (53.85%) User Experience Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Designer
3 3 (11.54%) Author
3 3 (11.54%) Web Designer
3 3 (11.54%) Web Author
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.69%) UX Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior UI Designer
5 1 (3.85%) UI/UX Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior UI/UX Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) UI Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Editor
5 1 (3.85%) Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) HTML
2 10 (38.46%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) XML
4 2 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (65.38%) User Experience
2 6 (23.08%) Graphic Design
3 5 (19.23%) Visualisation
4 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.69%) Social Media
5 2 (7.69%) Blog
6 1 (3.85%) W3C
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.85%) Animation
6 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) E-Commerce
1 15 (57.69%) Information Architecture
2 4 (15.38%) Web Design
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (7.69%) Analytics
4 2 (7.69%) Content Management
4 2 (7.69%) SEO
5 1 (3.85%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) B2B
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) Refactoring
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
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