Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 780 865
Rank change year-on-year -21 +85 -11
Contract jobs citing Digital Economy 69 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.059% 0.022%
As % of the General category 0.18% 0.15% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 22
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £299 £263 £329
90th Percentile £700 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 -
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -
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 37,322 35,594 40,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.23% 38.97% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,304 23,315 26,531
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 864 978
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £49.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +7.69%

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 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Top 12 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 June 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 -29 67 £488 +8.33% 5
UK excluding London -7 35 £420 -6.67% 2
London -47 34 £506 +15.71% 4
South East -18 24 £350 -22.22% 1
Midlands - 7 £550 -
West Midlands - 6 - -
North of England -20 2 £475 -
North West -18 1 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
Wales - 1 £775 -
Scotland - 1 £540 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 25 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.33%) Marketing
3 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
4 14 (20.29%) Finance
5 11 (15.94%) Management Information System
5 11 (15.94%) Analytics
6 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
6 9 (13.04%) Project Management
6 9 (13.04%) SQL
6 9 (13.04%) Java
6 9 (13.04%) Banking
6 9 (13.04%) Degree
7 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
7 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
8 7 (10.14%) Mathematics
8 7 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (10.14%) Manufacturing
8 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.14%) Scrum
8 7 (10.14%) HTML
8 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 6 (8.70%) React
9 6 (8.70%) Kanban
9 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (7.25%) Machine Learning
10 5 (7.25%) Selenium
10 5 (7.25%) Data Architecture

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 3 (4.35%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
2 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) Drupal
3 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.45%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.80%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (4.35%) SaaS
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.90%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.45%) GitHub
5 1 (1.45%) Serverless
5 1 (1.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) FTP
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
1 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Data Lake
1 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.35%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.90%) HDInsight
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.90%) Power BI
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.45%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.45%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.45%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) Parquet
5 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Selenium
2 3 (4.35%) UI Automator
3 2 (2.90%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) Appium
4 1 (1.45%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.45%) JBehave
4 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.45%) Maven
4 1 (1.45%) Mocha
4 1 (1.45%) Protractor
4 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (33.33%) Marketing
2 14 (20.29%) Finance
3 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.80%) Billing
5 4 (5.80%) German Language
6 3 (4.35%) Advertising
7 2 (2.90%) Legal
8 1 (1.45%) Back Office
8 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.45%) Electronics
8 1 (1.45%) French Language
8 1 (1.45%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (1.45%) Retail
8 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.45%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Architect
3 9 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Lecturer
5 4 (5.80%) Billing Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Product Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Credit Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Data Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Digital Product Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (4.35%) Master Data Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Accounts Payable Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Azure Architect
7 2 (2.90%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) DBA
7 2 (2.90%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (2.90%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) HTML
2 6 (8.70%) React
3 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
3 5 (7.25%) CSS
4 4 (5.80%) HTML5
5 3 (4.35%) Middleware
5 3 (4.35%) Node.js
5 3 (4.35%) REST
5 3 (4.35%) Web Services
6 2 (2.90%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.90%) Ember.js
6 2 (2.90%) React Native
7 1 (1.45%) Apache Thrift
7 1 (1.45%) CSS3
7 1 (1.45%) Express
7 1 (1.45%) JSON
7 1 (1.45%) Kafka
7 1 (1.45%) PostGIS
7 1 (1.45%) Protocol Buffers
7 1 (1.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.94%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.35%) Blog
5 3 (4.35%) User Experience
6 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.45%) iPad
7 1 (1.45%) Linked Data
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Android
2 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.94%) Analytics
3 9 (13.04%) Project Management
4 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (10.14%) Mathematics
5 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.14%) Scrum
5 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.70%) Kanban
7 5 (7.25%) Accounts Payable
7 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.25%) Data Architecture
7 5 (7.25%) DevOps
7 5 (7.25%) Machine Learning
7 5 (7.25%) Programme Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) Coaching
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) Java
1 9 (13.04%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.90%) PHP
3 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) Python
3 2 (2.90%) Ruby
3 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.45%) R
4 1 (1.45%) Scala
4 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) CISM
4 1 (1.45%) CISSP
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.45%) GSLC
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (7.25%) SLA
3 4 (5.80%) QA
4 2 (2.90%) ISO 20022
5 1 (1.45%) COBIT
5 1 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) Kibana
2 1 (1.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (2.90%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Pega
5 1 (1.45%) RedGate
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com