The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Media over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Media
Rank 113 100 102
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 1.61% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
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£225 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £9.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -
Digital Media
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
623 496 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.02% 24.12% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 276 223
Average daily rate £375 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 41 54
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £37.80 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

Digital Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Digital Media across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Digital Media Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Digital Media
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Digital Media across the West Midlands region.

Digital Media Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Digital Media
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Media across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Digital Media Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Digital Media
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Digital Media across the West Midlands region.

Digital Media Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Digital Media
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Media within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Birmingham -8 1 £225 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Digital Media
England

Digital Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Digital 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 Digital Media.

1 4 (57.14%) CSS
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (14.29%) Flash
3 1 (14.29%) XHTML
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Intranet
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) LAMP
3 1 (14.29%) Xcode
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Photography

Digital Media
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Digital 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 Digital Media. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (14.29%) Xcode
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
2 1 (14.29%) HTML Developer
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) CSS Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Flash
2 1 (14.29%) XHTML
2 1 (14.29%) LAMP
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Photography
1 1 (14.29%) Social Media
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Analytics
1 1 (14.29%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Apple
1 1 (14.29%) Google