The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 June 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.

Digital Rights Management (DRM)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 596 568
Rank change year-on-year +48 -28  
Contract jobs citing DRM 40 24 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.049% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.058% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 31
Median daily rate £518 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -11.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £438 £518
% change year-on-year +16.57% -15.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +93.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +172.72%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36435 41257 41286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.75% 83.48% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23948 27689 26938
Median daily rate £450 £445 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 962 1153
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% +0.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

DRM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

DRM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DRM in England

DRM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DRM in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DRM in England

DRM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DRM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DRM in England

DRM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DRM within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 20 £521 +4.25% 1
South East +24 18 £510 +77.39%
North West +21 1 - -
DRM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 England region with a requirement for DRM.

1 35 (50.72%) Oracle
2 26 (37.68%) Video on Demand
3 25 (36.23%) Linux
3 25 (36.23%) Finance
4 24 (34.78%) SSL
4 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (31.88%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (31.88%) DevOps
6 19 (27.54%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (26.09%) SQL
8 17 (24.64%) HTTP
8 17 (24.64%) DNS
8 17 (24.64%) Red Hat
8 17 (24.64%) Firewall
8 17 (24.64%) VMware
8 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
8 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (24.64%) CentOS
9 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
10 15 (21.74%) Software Engineering
10 15 (21.74%) Oracle ODI
11 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
11 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (20.29%) MySQL
11 14 (20.29%) PHP
11 14 (20.29%) Python
11 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
12 13 (18.84%) Docker
12 13 (18.84%) Windows
12 13 (18.84%) SOA

DRM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (17.39%) OpenStack
2 11 (15.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (8.70%) CMS
3 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.25%) IIS
5 2 (2.90%) Apache
5 2 (2.90%) Confluence
5 2 (2.90%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.45%) SAS
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Quicktime
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 5 (7.25%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (5.80%) HFM
4 3 (4.35%) SAP MDG
4 3 (4.35%) SAP MDM
5 1 (1.45%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.45%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 22 (31.88%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle CX
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 8 (11.59%) PaaS
4 7 (10.14%) IaaS
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (8.70%) Office 365
5 6 (8.70%) SaaS
6 3 (4.35%) GitHub
7 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.45%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.78%) SSL
2 17 (24.64%) DNS
2 17 (24.64%) Firewall
2 17 (24.64%) HTTP
3 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
4 13 (18.84%) WAN
5 12 (17.39%) HTTPS
5 12 (17.39%) LAN
6 10 (14.49%) IPsec
7 6 (8.70%) Internet
7 6 (8.70%) VPN
8 5 (7.25%) Broadband
8 5 (7.25%) DHCP
8 5 (7.25%) Ethernet
8 5 (7.25%) Multicast
8 5 (7.25%) RTSP
8 5 (7.25%) SNMP
9 4 (5.80%) IP Telephony
9 4 (5.80%) Kerberos
9 4 (5.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) Oracle ODI
2 14 (20.29%) MySQL
3 12 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.80%) Essbase
5 4 (5.80%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (4.35%) PowerCenter
6 3 (4.35%) Spotfire
7 2 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.90%) Big Data
7 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
2 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (2.90%) JIRA
4 2 (2.90%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 25 (36.23%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Electronics
2 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.80%) Marketing
4 3 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Architect
2 11 (15.94%) Consultant
3 9 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Data Architect
6 5 (7.25%) Integration Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Virtualisation Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (17.39%) Sensu
2 5 (7.25%) Flash
2 5 (7.25%) Middleware
3 3 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (2.90%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.90%) PHP-FPM
4 2 (2.90%) Sass
4 2 (2.90%) XML
5 1 (1.45%) Django
5 1 (1.45%) Flask
5 1 (1.45%) OCX
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (37.68%) Video on Demand
2 19 (27.54%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
4 8 (11.59%) IPTV
5 7 (10.14%) Cloud Native
5 7 (10.14%) Digital TV
5 7 (10.14%) STB
6 6 (8.70%) MPEG
6 6 (8.70%) Over-the-Top Content
6 6 (8.70%) Streaming Video
6 6 (8.70%) Virtual Team
7 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
7 5 (7.25%) PKI
8 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.90%) User Experience
10 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.45%) Fintech
10 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.45%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Linux
2 17 (24.64%) CentOS
3 13 (18.84%) Windows
4 11 (15.94%) Unix
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.45%) uClinux
7 1 (1.45%) VMS
7 1 (1.45%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) DevOps
3 15 (21.74%) Software Engineering
4 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (18.84%) SOA
6 12 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 12 (17.39%) Migration
6 12 (17.39%) Open Source
7 11 (15.94%) Data Management
8 9 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (13.04%) Project Management
8 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (11.59%) Data Migration
9 8 (11.59%) ETL
10 7 (10.14%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (10.14%) Time Management
11 6 (8.70%) B2C
11 6 (8.70%) Document Management
11 6 (8.70%) Information Architecture
11 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) PHP
2 14 (20.29%) Python
3 13 (18.84%) Perl
4 12 (17.39%) C
5 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.90%) PHP 5
7 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.45%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.45%) C++
8 1 (1.45%) Java
8 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.49%) Degree
4 6 (8.70%) Master's Degree
5 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.45%) MCSA
6 1 (1.45%) MCSE
6 1 (1.45%) OCP
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.84%) Docker
3 12 (17.39%) KVM
3 12 (17.39%) Xen
4 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
5 6 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) Ansible
1 12 (17.39%) Grafana
1 12 (17.39%) Kubernetes
1 12 (17.39%) logstash
1 12 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (17.39%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (50.72%) Oracle
2 17 (24.64%) Red Hat
2 17 (24.64%) VMware
3 12 (17.39%) SaltStack
3 12 (17.39%) Splunk
4 10 (14.49%) Kronos
5 8 (11.59%) Cisco
5 8 (11.59%) SAP
6 7 (10.14%) Hyperion
7 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.25%) Juniper
9 4 (5.80%) CA
9 4 (5.80%) HP
9 4 (5.80%) IFS
10 3 (4.35%) Informatica
11 2 (2.90%) Adobe
11 2 (2.90%) Embarcadero
11 2 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (2.90%) Talend
12 1 (1.45%) Google