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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
New Media
Rank 545 505 452
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -53
Contract jobs citing New Media 31 61 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.40% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 48 50
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £483 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.41% +8.33%
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 Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15635 15394 13687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 30.63% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9683 9376 8207
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 614 778
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 2015.

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 24 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 27 February 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 -48 30 £375 - 14
London -38 20 £390 +4.00% 11
City of London +7 5 £425 +16.43% 6
South East -30 4 £301 +20.32% 1
North West -18 3 £325 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £295 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £301 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £301 -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
West Midlands - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -

New Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Scrum
3 13 (22.81%) User Experience
4 12 (21.05%) JSON
5 10 (17.54%) TDD
5 10 (17.54%) Internet
5 10 (17.54%) Publishing
6 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 8 (14.04%) XML
7 8 (14.04%) Migration
7 8 (14.04%) Digital Media
7 8 (14.04%) Apple iOS
8 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (12.28%) iOS Development
8 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
8 7 (12.28%) Objective-C
8 7 (12.28%) Kanban
9 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Cocoa
9 6 (10.53%) CMS
9 6 (10.53%) Finance
9 6 (10.53%) HTML
9 6 (10.53%) Video on Demand
10 5 (8.77%) BDD
10 5 (8.77%) User Stories
10 5 (8.77%) .NET
10 5 (8.77%) CSS
10 5 (8.77%) MS Office
10 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.77%) OOP

New Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (10.53%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.75%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (5.26%) Photoshop
4 2 (3.51%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.51%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.51%) InDesign
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) FTP
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) DB2
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) StarTeam
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.75%) Hudson
3 1 (1.75%) Xcode
General
1 10 (17.54%) Publishing
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Advertising
4 2 (3.51%) Games
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Developer
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) iOS Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Applications Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Product Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Python Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.51%) SAP Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Training Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Online Project Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Games Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) JSON
2 8 (14.04%) XML
3 6 (10.53%) Cocoa
3 6 (10.53%) HTML
4 5 (8.77%) .NET
4 5 (8.77%) CSS
5 4 (7.02%) Django
5 4 (7.02%) REST
6 3 (5.26%) Sass
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.51%) Web Services
8 1 (1.75%) jQuery
8 1 (1.75%) RESTful
8 1 (1.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) User Experience
2 8 (14.04%) Digital Media
3 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.53%) Video on Demand
5 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
6 3 (5.26%) BBC
6 3 (5.26%) Interactive TV
7 2 (3.51%) IPTV
8 1 (1.75%) Video Editing
8 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.75%) MHEG
8 1 (1.75%) Learning Management System
8 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.75%) STB
8 1 (1.75%) MPEG
8 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Scrum
3 10 (17.54%) TDD
4 8 (14.04%) Migration
5 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Kanban
5 7 (12.28%) iOS Development
6 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Use Case
7 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.77%) OOP
7 5 (8.77%) User Stories
7 5 (8.77%) BDD
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL V2
8 4 (7.02%) Time Management
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL
8 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.02%) Project Management
8 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.28%) Objective-C
3 4 (7.02%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) Python
3 4 (7.02%) C
4 2 (3.51%) Ruby
4 2 (3.51%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) COBOL
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) WMI
1 4 (7.02%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) HP
2 3 (5.26%) Borland
2 3 (5.26%) Adobe
3 2 (3.51%) SAP
3 2 (3.51%) Quark
4 1 (1.75%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.75%) Facebook
4 1 (1.75%) Twitter
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Apple
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