Period
to 22 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Economy in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Economy over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 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 Economy (Web Economy, New Economy)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 817 883
Rank change year-on-year -22 +66 -21
Contract jobs citing Digital Economy 51 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.046% 0.026%
As % of the General category 0.13% 0.11% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 19
UK median daily rate £481 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% - +24.14%
10th Percentile £334 £306 £306
90th Percentile £603 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £450 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Digital Economy is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37,788 39,400 39,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.07% 39.92% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,692 25,990 26,294
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 859 970
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% -3.16%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -9.09%

Digital Economy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Digital Economy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Economy over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Economy within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 50 £475 +5.56% 4
London -24 37 £465 +3.33% 3
UK excluding London -28 14 £540 +20.00% 1
South East -7 7 - -
Midlands -14 4 £550 -
West Midlands -26 3 £513 -
North West -17 2 £500 -
North of England -19 2 £500 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
Scotland - 1 £540 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Economy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Digital Economy.

1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Marketing
3 8 (15.69%) Finance
4 7 (13.73%) Scrum
4 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
4 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.73%) Product Management
4 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (11.76%) Coaching
5 6 (11.76%) HTML
5 6 (11.76%) Banking
5 6 (11.76%) Web Development
6 5 (9.80%) Blog
6 5 (9.80%) Programme Management
6 5 (9.80%) SQL
6 5 (9.80%) User Experience
6 5 (9.80%) Node.js
6 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
6 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.80%) React
7 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
7 4 (7.84%) Analytics
7 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (7.84%) HTML5
7 4 (7.84%) Java
7 4 (7.84%) CSS
7 4 (7.84%) TDD
7 4 (7.84%) JIRA
8 3 (5.88%) jQuery

Digital Economy
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.96%) CMS
1 1 (1.96%) Confluence
1 1 (1.96%) Drupal
1 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.96%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Asana
2 2 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.96%) GitHub
3 1 (1.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) FTP
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Data Lake
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.96%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) JIRA
2 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.96%) GitLab
3 1 (1.96%) JBehave
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) Maven
3 1 (1.96%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (33.33%) Marketing
2 8 (15.69%) Finance
3 6 (11.76%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Advertising
4 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) French Language
5 1 (1.96%) Games
5 1 (1.96%) German Language
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.96%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Product Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Business Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Digital Product Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Accounts Payable Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Communications Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Digital Programme Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.92%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Product Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.96%) Programme Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) HTML
2 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
2 5 (9.80%) Node.js
2 5 (9.80%) React
3 4 (7.84%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) HTML5
4 3 (5.88%) Angular 2
4 3 (5.88%) jQuery
4 3 (5.88%) Web Services
5 2 (3.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.92%) OAuth
5 2 (3.92%) OAuth2
5 2 (3.92%) REST
5 2 (3.92%) Sass
5 2 (3.92%) XML
6 1 (1.96%) .NET
6 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.96%) J2EE
6 1 (1.96%) Spring
6 1 (1.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Blog
1 5 (9.80%) User Experience
2 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.96%) iPad
5 1 (1.96%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.96%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
2 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (13.73%) Product Management
2 7 (13.73%) Scrum
3 6 (11.76%) Coaching
3 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (11.76%) Web Development
4 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
4 5 (9.80%) Programme Management
5 4 (7.84%) Analytics
5 4 (7.84%) TDD
6 3 (5.88%) BDD
6 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.88%) Decision-Making
6 3 (5.88%) DevOps
6 3 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (5.88%) IT Strategy
6 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.80%) SQL
3 4 (7.84%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) PHP
4 2 (3.92%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) R
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) CISM
3 1 (1.96%) CISSP
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) GSLC
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) PSD2
2 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.96%) COBIT
3 1 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) PMO
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) Ping Identity
3 1 (1.96%) Avaya
3 1 (1.96%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (1.96%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) Pega
3 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.96%) SAP