The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 268 272
Rank change year-on-year +47 +4  
Contract jobs citing DRM 18 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.022% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.027% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 1
Median daily rate £510 £288 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.39% -47.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £400 £518
% change year-on-year +27.50% -22.70%  
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 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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6343 7314 7622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.05% 81.98% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3719 4473 4397
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 272 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

DRM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

DRM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DRM in the South East

DRM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DRM in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DRM in the South East

DRM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DRM in the South East

DRM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DRM within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire - 15 £510 -
Berkshire +23 2 £650 +126.08%
Middlesex - 1 £275 -
DRM
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for DRM.

1 15 (71.43%) Oracle
2 13 (61.90%) Video on Demand
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 12 (57.14%) Linux
4 11 (52.38%) Python
4 11 (52.38%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) HTTP
4 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
4 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
4 11 (52.38%) DNS
4 11 (52.38%) HTTPS
4 11 (52.38%) SSL
4 11 (52.38%) MySQL
4 11 (52.38%) Perl
4 11 (52.38%) PHP
4 11 (52.38%) Firewall
4 11 (52.38%) VMware
4 11 (52.38%) Xen
4 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (52.38%) CentOS
4 11 (52.38%) Git (software)
4 11 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (52.38%) Open Source
4 11 (52.38%) OpenStack
4 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
4 11 (52.38%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (52.38%) Puppet
4 11 (52.38%) MongoDB

DRM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (52.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) HFM
1 3 (14.29%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (19.05%) SaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 11 (52.38%) DNS
2 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) HTTP
2 11 (52.38%) HTTPS
2 11 (52.38%) LAN
2 11 (52.38%) SSL
2 11 (52.38%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (52.38%) MongoDB
1 11 (52.38%) MySQL
2 4 (19.05%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (14.29%) Essbase
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Smart View
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Git (software)
1 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (19.05%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Data Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Hyperion Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Broadcast Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Hyperion Essbase Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (52.38%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Video on Demand
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) IPTV
3 1 (4.76%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
1 11 (52.38%) DevOps
1 11 (52.38%) Open Source
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 6 (28.57%) Data Management
5 4 (19.05%) CRUD
5 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Data Conversion
5 4 (19.05%) Data Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Information Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Time Management
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
8 1 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
8 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.76%) Project Management
8 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) Video Content Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Perl
2 11 (52.38%) PHP
2 11 (52.38%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) C
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Docker
1 11 (52.38%) KVM
1 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (52.38%) Xen
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) Ansible
1 11 (52.38%) Grafana
1 11 (52.38%) Kubernetes
1 11 (52.38%) logstash
1 11 (52.38%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (52.38%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Oracle
2 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
2 11 (52.38%) SaltStack
2 11 (52.38%) Splunk
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) IFS
3 4 (19.05%) SAP
4 3 (14.29%) Hyperion
5 1 (4.76%) CA
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft