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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
New Media
Rank 583 570 513
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -57
Contract jobs citing New Media 42 46 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.083% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.26% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 47
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£403 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.09 - -
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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 21 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 28 August 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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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 -21 37 £403 +0.62% 18
London -2 10 £450 +8.43% 8
Midlands - 10 - -
South East -15 5 £403 - 7
Oxfordshire - 5 £403 -
Scotland - 5 £124 -
East Midlands -4 4 £438 +40.00%
Northamptonshire -1 3 £438 +40.00%
Manchester -30 3 £175 -56.18%
North West -42 3 £175 -56.18%
Northampton - 3 £438 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Paisley - 2 £124 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £124 -
City of London -7 1 - - 2
Derby - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -

New Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (40.24%) Finance
2 30 (36.59%) Software Testing
3 28 (34.15%) Telecoms
4 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (19.51%) Marketing
6 15 (18.29%) HTML
6 15 (18.29%) CSS
7 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 10 (12.20%) Project Management
8 10 (12.20%) Business Analysis
8 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (9.76%) Analytics
9 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (9.76%) Publishing
9 8 (9.76%) Use Case
10 7 (8.54%) Internet
10 7 (8.54%) MySQL
10 7 (8.54%) Photography
10 7 (8.54%) HTML5
10 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (7.32%) User Stories
11 6 (7.32%) Web Development
11 6 (7.32%) Joomla!
11 6 (7.32%) Scrum
11 6 (7.32%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (7.32%) Content Management
11 6 (7.32%) Photoshop
11 6 (7.32%) PHP
11 6 (7.32%) Linux

New Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (7.32%) CMS
1 6 (7.32%) Joomla!
2 4 (4.88%) WordPress
3 3 (3.66%) Drupal
4 2 (2.44%) Confluence
5 1 (1.22%) SAS
5 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Photoshop
1 6 (7.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (4.88%) InDesign
3 2 (2.44%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.44%) QuarkXPress
3 2 (2.44%) FreeHand
3 2 (2.44%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.22%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) HP UFT
1 5 (6.10%) JIRA
1 5 (6.10%) Cucumber
1 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 33 (40.24%) Finance
2 28 (34.15%) Telecoms
3 16 (19.51%) Marketing
4 8 (9.76%) Publishing
5 4 (4.88%) Advertising
5 4 (4.88%) Multimedia
6 3 (3.66%) Games
6 3 (3.66%) Retail
6 3 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.66%) Legal
6 3 (3.66%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Analyst
2 19 (23.17%) Test Leader
3 14 (17.07%) Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Consultant
3 14 (17.07%) Test Consultant
4 10 (12.20%) Business Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Architect
5 8 (9.76%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Designer
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (2.44%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Graphic Designer
8 2 (2.44%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) HTML
1 15 (18.29%) CSS
2 7 (8.54%) HTML5
3 6 (7.32%) LAMP
4 5 (6.10%) Flash
5 4 (4.88%) CSS3
5 4 (4.88%) .NET
5 4 (4.88%) XML
6 3 (3.66%) Web Services
6 3 (3.66%) Sass
6 3 (3.66%) jQuery
7 2 (2.44%) OAuth
7 2 (2.44%) SAML
7 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.22%) Ajax
8 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.22%) JSON
8 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Photography
3 4 (4.88%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.88%) User Experience
4 3 (3.66%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.44%) IPTV
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Linux
2 3 (3.66%) Android
2 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.66%) Windows
3 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.59%) Software Testing
2 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.20%) Business Analysis
3 10 (12.20%) Project Management
4 8 (9.76%) Use Case
4 8 (9.76%) Analytics
5 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (7.32%) User Stories
6 6 (7.32%) Web Development
6 6 (7.32%) Content Management
6 6 (7.32%) Scrum
7 5 (6.10%) CRM
7 5 (6.10%) Open Source
7 5 (6.10%) Load Testing
8 4 (4.88%) Brand Management
8 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.88%) UML
8 4 (4.88%) OO
9 3 (3.66%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 6 (7.32%) PHP
3 3 (3.66%) ActionScript
4 2 (2.44%) SQL
4 2 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) VBA
5 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Plesk
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) Adobe
1 5 (6.10%) TIBCO
2 1 (1.22%) Cadence
2 1 (1.22%) Google
2 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
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