Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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 Economy (Web Economy, New Economy)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 865 850
Rank change year-on-year +26 -15 +23
Contract jobs citing Digital Economy 55 32 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.031% 0.042%
As % of the General category 0.13% 0.085% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 33
UK median daily rate £438 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -3.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £316 £303 £221
90th Percentile £525 £557 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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 40813 37578 44740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.50% 36.36% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26942 24918 28374
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 938 1205
UK median hourly rate £26.30 £24.41 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -3.33% +13.48%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £11.94
90th Percentile £48.05 £46.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +8.33%

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 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Top 8 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 12 December 2017. 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 +8 55 £438 +12.90% 1
London +5 39 £438 +12.90% 1
UK excluding London +29 16 £438 -
South East -4 8 - -
Midlands - 7 £450 -
West Midlands - 6 £450 -
North of England +52 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Economy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Digital Economy.

1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) Marketing
3 12 (21.82%) Business Analysis
3 12 (21.82%) Finance
4 11 (20.00%) Law
5 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
7 8 (14.55%) Product Management
7 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
7 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
7 8 (14.55%) PHP
8 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
8 7 (12.73%) Legal
9 6 (10.91%) MySQL
9 6 (10.91%) RESTful
10 5 (9.09%) Docker
10 5 (9.09%) DevOps
10 5 (9.09%) User Experience
10 5 (9.09%) Java
10 5 (9.09%) CSS
10 5 (9.09%) Web Services
10 5 (9.09%) Python
11 4 (7.27%) TDD
11 4 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (7.27%) QA
11 4 (7.27%) JIRA
11 4 (7.27%) Internet
11 4 (7.27%) Change Management
11 4 (7.27%) Windows
11 4 (7.27%) SQL Server

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 (5.45%) Confluence
1 3 (5.45%) WordPress
2 2 (3.64%) CMS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Akamai
2 3 (5.45%) GitHub
3 2 (3.64%) Office 365
3 2 (3.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) npm
4 1 (1.82%) Slack
4 1 (1.82%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) FTP
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) SMS
2 1 (1.82%) SMTP
2 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) MySQL
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) ReSharper
2 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.64%) gulp
3 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Babel
4 1 (1.82%) Grunt
4 1 (1.82%) Moq
4 1 (1.82%) MSTest
4 1 (1.82%) NUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Protractor
4 1 (1.82%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (34.55%) Marketing
2 12 (21.82%) Finance
3 11 (20.00%) Law
4 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
5 7 (12.73%) Legal
6 2 (3.64%) Banking
7 1 (1.82%) Advertising
7 1 (1.82%) Automotive
7 1 (1.82%) Electronics
7 1 (1.82%) French Language
7 1 (1.82%) German Language
7 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.82%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Product Manager
2 12 (21.82%) Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Digital Product Manager
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Agile Product Owner
5 3 (5.45%) Product Owner
5 3 (5.45%) WPF Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) SAP Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Scrum Product Owner
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Product Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Senior WPF Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Transformation Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Change Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) RESTful
2 5 (9.09%) CSS
2 5 (9.09%) Web Services
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
4 3 (5.45%) .NET
4 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.45%) Sass
4 3 (5.45%) Symfony
4 3 (5.45%) WPF
5 2 (3.64%) Backbone.js
5 2 (3.64%) Doctrine
5 2 (3.64%) Ember.js
5 2 (3.64%) jQuery
5 2 (3.64%) LAMP
5 2 (3.64%) React
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
6 1 (1.82%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.82%) Spring
6 1 (1.82%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) User Experience
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Blog
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) DC/OS
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.82%) Business Analysis
3 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
4 8 (14.55%) Product Management
5 5 (9.09%) DevOps
6 4 (7.27%) Change Management
6 4 (7.27%) Coaching
6 4 (7.27%) Compliance Audit
6 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.27%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.45%) Front End Development
7 3 (5.45%) Multithreading
7 3 (5.45%) MVVM
7 3 (5.45%) OO
7 3 (5.45%) Scrum
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.45%) SOA
7 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) PHP
2 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.09%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) Python
4 3 (5.45%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) Ruby
4 3 (5.45%) SQL
5 2 (3.64%) ES6
5 2 (3.64%) PHP 5
6 1 (1.82%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) Go
6 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.82%) Scala
6 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Ansible
1 2 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.82%) Mesos
2 1 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) SAP
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Rackspace
2 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle