Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 869 831
Rank change year-on-year +59 -38 +33
Contract jobs citing Digital Economy 45 29 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.027% 0.048%
As % of the General category 0.11% 0.075% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 38
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £283 £306 £213
90th Percentile £540 £529 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £265
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 39246 38415 45163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.54% 36.02% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25970 25577 28851
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 964 1200
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £24.41 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.56% +2.78% +7.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.45 £47.18 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.65 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +14.60% -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 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Economy in the UK

Digital Economy
Top 9 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 17 October 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 +54 45 £438 - 1
London +5 38 £450 +2.86% 1
UK excluding London +32 7 £325 -
South East +10 3 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 24 (53.33%) Marketing
2 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) Business Analysis
4 10 (22.22%) Law
4 10 (22.22%) Java
4 10 (22.22%) PHP
5 9 (20.00%) HTML
5 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
6 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
6 8 (17.78%) Finance
6 8 (17.78%) Web Services
6 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
6 8 (17.78%) Python
7 7 (15.56%) RESTful
8 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
8 6 (13.33%) CSS
8 6 (13.33%) Project Management
8 6 (13.33%) HTML5
9 5 (11.11%) Sass
9 5 (11.11%) Docker
9 5 (11.11%) Front End Development
9 5 (11.11%) MySQL
10 4 (8.89%) Banking
10 4 (8.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (8.89%) JIRA
10 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing

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 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.89%) WordPress
2 3 (6.67%) Confluence
3 2 (4.44%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.22%) Drupal
4 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) GitHub
3 3 (6.67%) Akamai
4 2 (4.44%) Office 365
4 2 (4.44%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.22%) npm
5 1 (2.22%) Slack
5 1 (2.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) FTP
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) SMTP
2 1 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MySQL
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.89%) gulp
2 4 (8.89%) JIRA
3 3 (6.67%) ReSharper
3 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.44%) Grunt
4 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Babel
5 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.22%) Maven
5 1 (2.22%) Mocha
5 1 (2.22%) Moq
5 1 (2.22%) MSTest
5 1 (2.22%) NUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Protractor
5 1 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.22%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.22%) webpack
General
1 24 (53.33%) Marketing
2 10 (22.22%) Law
3 8 (17.78%) Finance
4 4 (8.89%) Banking
5 3 (6.67%) Legal
6 2 (4.44%) Retail
6 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.22%) Advertising
7 1 (2.22%) Electronics
7 1 (2.22%) Games
7 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Product Manager
3 5 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.67%) WPF Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Product Owner
6 2 (4.44%) Digital Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Product Owner
6 2 (4.44%) SAP Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Scrum Product Owner
6 2 (4.44%) Senior WPF Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Transformation Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Payments Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Payments Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) HTML
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
3 7 (15.56%) RESTful
4 6 (13.33%) CSS
4 6 (13.33%) HTML5
5 5 (11.11%) Sass
6 4 (8.89%) React
7 3 (6.67%) .NET
7 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.67%) Symfony
7 3 (6.67%) WPF
8 2 (4.44%) Backbone.js
8 2 (4.44%) CSS3
8 2 (4.44%) Doctrine
8 2 (4.44%) Ember.js
8 2 (4.44%) jQuery
8 2 (4.44%) LAMP
8 2 (4.44%) Laravel
8 2 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Business Analysis
3 9 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (13.33%) Project Management
4 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.33%) TDD
5 5 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps
6 4 (8.89%) OO
6 4 (8.89%) Strategic Thinking
6 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.67%) BDD
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.67%) MVVM
7 3 (6.67%) People Management
7 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
1 10 (22.22%) PHP
2 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
2 8 (17.78%) Python
3 4 (8.89%) SQL
4 3 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) ES6
5 2 (4.44%) PHP 5
6 1 (2.22%) Go
6 1 (2.22%) Groovy
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) Scala
6 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) SAP
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.22%) Zend