The first table below looks at the demand for DRM skills 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 DRM over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Rank 112 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DRM 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% - 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% - 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £506 £493
% change year-on-year
-50.61% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1660 1297 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.31% 68.73% 63.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 624 679
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
DRM
England

DRM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DRM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

DRM
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing DRM 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 DRM.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) RTCP
1 1 (100.00%) RTP
1 1 (100.00%) SyncML
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
1 1 (100.00%) ESRI
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) iPhone
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience Design
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management

DRM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing DRM 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 DRM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) RTCP
1 1 (100.00%) RTP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
1 1 (100.00%) iPhone
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience Design
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) ESRI