The table below looks at the statistics for DRM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DRM over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Rank - 120 120
Contract jobs citing DRM 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.042% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.055% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £518 £250
% change year-on-year
-22.70% +107.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year
+172.72% -
DRM
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2440 1813 1807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.82% 76.40% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 1131 976
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 128
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

DRM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing DRM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

DRM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DRM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

DRM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands