The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for DRM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DRM over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
London / City of London
Rank 150 158 190
Rank change year-on-year +8 +32  
Contract jobs citing DRM 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.030% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.034% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £575 - £625
90% offered a daily rate of more than £540 - £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 - £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £480 £513
% change year-on-year +5.72% -6.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DRM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2590 2921 4181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.82% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2334 3226
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

DRM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing DRM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for DRM in the City of London

DRM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DRM in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DRM in the City of London

DRM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DRM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for DRM.

1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Essbase
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) PHP 5
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) OOP
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
1 2 (33.33%) Hyperion
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) Video on Demand
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
1 2 (33.33%) Sass
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) LiveCycle
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) PHP-FPM
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
1 2 (33.33%) Broadcast Engineering

DRM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Essbase
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior PHP Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Broadcast Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Essbase Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Hyperion Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Hyperion Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Hyperion Essbase Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) PHP-FPM
1 2 (33.33%) Sass
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Broadcast Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) OOP
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) PHP 5
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) OCP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe
1 2 (33.33%) Hyperion
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle