The table below looks at the prevalence of the term New Media in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited New Media over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
New Media
Rank 578 507 517
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +10
Contract jobs citing New Media 35 77 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 50 67
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£400 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £264 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

New Media
Jobs Demand Trend

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

New Media Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

New Media
Daily Rate Trend

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

New Media Daily Rate Trend in the UK

New Media
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing New Media within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

New Media Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

New Media
Hourly Rate Trend

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

New Media Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

New Media
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing New Media within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -67 35 £400 +10.34% 13
London -26 25 £400 +6.66% 4
City of London +24 9 £400 +32.45%
North West -9 7 £413 +32.00% 4
Manchester -11 7 £413 +32.00% 3
Salford -6 2 £413 +26.92%
South East -12 2 - - 3
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £313 - 1
Brackley - 1 £313 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £313 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Egham - - - -
Hove - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1

New Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing New 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 New Media.

1 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.78%) JavaScript
3 30 (34.48%) CSS
4 29 (33.33%) Project Management
5 27 (31.03%) HTML
6 25 (28.74%) Games
7 22 (25.29%) Java
8 21 (24.14%) BDD
9 20 (22.99%) Marketing
9 20 (22.99%) Linux
9 20 (22.99%) Scrum
10 17 (19.54%) TDD
10 17 (19.54%) XML
10 17 (19.54%) OO
10 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
10 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (17.24%) TeamCity
11 15 (17.24%) Cucumber
11 15 (17.24%) Social Media
12 14 (16.09%) Hudson
12 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (16.09%) Online Games
12 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
12 14 (16.09%) Subversion
12 14 (16.09%) User Experience
13 13 (14.94%) Adobe
13 13 (14.94%) JUnit
13 13 (14.94%) QA
13 13 (14.94%) Selenium
14 12 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo

New Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing New 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 New Media. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.79%) Adobe CQ
2 11 (12.64%) IBM Notes
3 5 (5.75%) CMS
4 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.15%) Apache
5 1 (1.15%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.15%) Drupal
5 1 (1.15%) Jetty
5 1 (1.15%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.15%) WordPress
5 1 (1.15%) Confluence
5 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Office
2 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (12.64%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Joyent
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) Internet
2 3 (3.45%) LDAP
2 3 (3.45%) VPN
2 3 (3.45%) DNS
2 3 (3.45%) SAN
2 3 (3.45%) Firewall
2 3 (3.45%) VLAN
2 3 (3.45%) iSCSI
2 3 (3.45%) NAS
3 2 (2.30%) Intranet
3 2 (2.30%) Extranet
4 1 (1.15%) HTTP
4 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) QlikView
2 3 (3.45%) MySQL
2 3 (3.45%) Redis
3 2 (2.30%) Big Data
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.15%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
2 15 (17.24%) Cucumber
2 15 (17.24%) TeamCity
3 14 (16.09%) Hudson
3 14 (16.09%) Subversion
4 13 (14.94%) JUnit
4 13 (14.94%) Selenium
5 12 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (13.79%) JBehave
5 12 (13.79%) WebDriver
5 12 (13.79%) Mockito
6 7 (8.05%) JIRA
7 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.15%) Ant
9 1 (1.15%) Firebug
9 1 (1.15%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.15%) QUnit
9 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.15%) Grunt
General
1 25 (28.74%) Games
2 20 (22.99%) Marketing
3 12 (13.79%) Publishing
4 11 (12.64%) Danish Language
5 6 (6.90%) Finance
6 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.30%) Advertising
8 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Developer
2 10 (11.49%) Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Product Manager
5 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Agile Project Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Administrator
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Senior Product Manager
10 2 (2.30%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.30%) Consultant
10 2 (2.30%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.48%) CSS
2 27 (31.03%) HTML
3 17 (19.54%) XML
4 8 (9.20%) JSON
4 8 (9.20%) HTML5
5 7 (8.05%) jQuery
6 5 (5.75%) Dojo
6 5 (5.75%) Web Services
6 5 (5.75%) RESTful
6 5 (5.75%) CSS3
6 5 (5.75%) Semantic HTML
7 4 (4.60%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.60%) .NET
8 3 (3.45%) XHTML
8 3 (3.45%) MooTools
8 3 (3.45%) Ember.js
8 3 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.45%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (17.24%) Social Media
3 14 (16.09%) User Experience
3 14 (16.09%) Online Games
4 12 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (12.64%) Blog
6 9 (10.34%) Video on Demand
7 4 (4.60%) Interactive TV
8 3 (3.45%) IPTV
8 3 (3.45%) Animation
8 3 (3.45%) Open Source
8 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.45%) Xbox
8 3 (3.45%) Digital Media
8 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.30%) Streaming Video
9 2 (2.30%) Social Network
9 2 (2.30%) iDTV
9 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.15%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.75%) Android
4 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.45%) Windows
4 3 (3.45%) Solaris
4 3 (3.45%) SmartOS
5 2 (2.30%) webOS
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone 7
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.33%) Project Management
3 21 (24.14%) BDD
4 20 (22.99%) Scrum
5 17 (19.54%) TDD
5 17 (19.54%) OO
6 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (13.79%) Online Marketing
7 12 (13.79%) Marketing Strategy
7 12 (13.79%) Analytics
7 12 (13.79%) CRM
7 12 (13.79%) SOA
8 11 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
10 8 (9.20%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (8.05%) User Stories
11 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) Progressive Enhancement
12 6 (6.90%) OOP
13 5 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.78%) JavaScript
2 22 (25.29%) Java
3 5 (5.75%) Perl
4 4 (4.60%) C#
4 4 (4.60%) SQL
5 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.45%) Ruby
6 2 (2.30%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.15%) PHP
7 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) Degree
1 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.94%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) WCAG
2 1 (1.15%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) NFS
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (5.75%) Puppet
3 3 (3.45%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.15%) OpenIDM
5 1 (1.15%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) Adobe
3 11 (12.64%) Lotus
4 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.45%) Google
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle
4 3 (3.45%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Zend
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco
6 1 (1.15%) NetApp
6 1 (1.15%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.15%) SaltStack