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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Interactive Media
Rank 593 583 549
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -34
Contract jobs citing Interactive Media 20 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.017% 0.016%
As % of the General category 0.090% 0.044% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £330 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £210 £250
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -16.00%
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
22180 20430 21265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.72% 38.60% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14229 12729 12946
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 559 634
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 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 8 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 3 July 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 -20 20 £325 +18.18%
Berkshire +25 14 - -
South East -3 14 - -
London -12 3 £425 +54.54%
West Yorkshire -17 3 £325 -2.98%
Yorkshire -18 3 £325 -2.98%
Leeds -23 3 £325 -2.98%
Maidenhead - 3 - -

Interactive Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (60.61%) Adobe
2 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
3 18 (54.55%) HTML
4 17 (51.52%) E-Commerce
5 16 (48.48%) Photoshop
5 16 (48.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (48.48%) User Experience
6 15 (45.45%) Information Architecture
7 14 (42.42%) OmniGraffle
7 14 (42.42%) Axure RP
8 13 (39.39%) MS Visio
9 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
10 10 (30.30%) Dreamweaver
10 10 (30.30%) InDesign
10 10 (30.30%) Marketing
11 9 (27.27%) Degree
12 8 (24.24%) Games
12 8 (24.24%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (21.21%) MS Office
14 6 (18.18%) Flash
14 6 (18.18%) Graphic Design
15 5 (15.15%) Advertising
15 5 (15.15%) Visualisation
15 5 (15.15%) CRM
15 5 (15.15%) SAS
15 5 (15.15%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (15.15%) Adobe Analytics
15 5 (15.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (15.15%) Analytics
15 5 (15.15%) Adobe Creative Suite

Interactive Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (15.15%) SAS
1 5 (15.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (48.48%) Photoshop
1 16 (48.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 14 (42.42%) OmniGraffle
3 13 (39.39%) MS Visio
4 10 (30.30%) InDesign
5 7 (21.21%) MS Office
6 5 (15.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (12.12%) Shockwave
8 3 (9.09%) Acrobat
9 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
10 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Adobe Analytics
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Axure RP
2 10 (30.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 10 (30.30%) Marketing
3 8 (24.24%) Games
4 5 (15.15%) Advertising
5 4 (12.12%) Multimedia
6 2 (6.06%) Billing
7 1 (3.03%) Finance
7 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Architect
1 14 (42.42%) User Experience Architect
2 8 (24.24%) Business Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Designer
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Web Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Games Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Graduate
7 1 (3.03%) Junior
7 1 (3.03%) Photoshop Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Junior Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) UI Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Interactive Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Graduate Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) UX Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior UI Designer
7 1 (3.03%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (18.18%) Flash
3 5 (15.15%) HTML5
4 4 (12.12%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.03%) jQuery
5 1 (3.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) User Experience
2 6 (18.18%) Graphic Design
3 5 (15.15%) Visualisation
4 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.12%) Flash Games
5 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.09%) Physics
5 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.03%) Animation
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.03%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) E-Commerce
2 15 (45.45%) Information Architecture
3 8 (24.24%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (15.15%) CRM
4 5 (15.15%) Analytics
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.09%) Web Design
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (3.03%) Time Management
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.03%) OO
8 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) B2B
8 1 (3.03%) Project Management
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.03%) Scrum
8 1 (3.03%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Adobe
2 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (9.09%) IBM