The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Media over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Media
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 89 93
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 0 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.73% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.30% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 1
Median daily rate - £358 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -24.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £32.26
% change year-on-year - -69.00%  

Digital Media is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 428 564 477
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 32.45% 31.54% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 329 239
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Digital Media
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Digital Media as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Media in Manchester

Digital Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Digital Media in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Media in Manchester

Digital Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Media in Manchester