Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 802 845
Rank change year-on-year +3 +43 +38
Contract jobs citing Digital Economy 67 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.051% 0.034%
As % of the General category 0.18% 0.14% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 30
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £297 £268 £308
90th Percentile £640 £660 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £595 -
% change year-on-year -24.37% - -
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 38,172 35,070 42,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.18% 36.84% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,141 23,152 26,884
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.90% +0.94%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 889 1,115
UK median hourly rate £26.11 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -9.09% +21.25%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.46 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09% +5.77%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -2 64 £450 +9.09% 19
London -16 39 £450 +16.13% 9
UK excluding London +21 28 £450 -24.37% 11
South East -6 15 £358 -39.92% 4
West Midlands - 8 £450 - 6
Midlands - 8 £450 - 6
Wales - 3 £600 -
North of England +29 2 £450 -
North West +16 1 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) Marketing
3 15 (22.39%) Finance
4 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
5 10 (14.93%) Product Management
6 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
7 8 (11.94%) Legal
7 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
7 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
8 7 (10.45%) Java
8 7 (10.45%) Degree
9 6 (8.96%) Banking
9 6 (8.96%) CSS
9 6 (8.96%) PHP
9 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.96%) Coaching
9 6 (8.96%) Analytics
10 5 (7.46%) Data Architecture
10 5 (7.46%) DevOps
10 5 (7.46%) Front End Development
10 5 (7.46%) Middleware
10 5 (7.46%) Project Management
10 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
10 5 (7.46%) SQL
10 5 (7.46%) MySQL
10 5 (7.46%) Web Services
10 5 (7.46%) HTML
10 5 (7.46%) Ruby
10 5 (7.46%) QA
10 5 (7.46%) Blog

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 2 (2.99%) Apache
1 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.99%) CMS
1 2 (2.99%) Confluence
1 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.99%) WordPress
2 1 (1.49%) Drupal
2 1 (1.49%) Mongoose
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.49%) Magento
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.97%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 4 (5.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.48%) SaaS
3 2 (2.99%) Akamai
3 2 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (2.99%) Data Lake Analytics
3 2 (2.99%) GitHub
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.49%) npm
4 1 (1.49%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) SMS
3 1 (1.49%) FTP
3 1 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) SMTP
3 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) MySQL
2 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.48%) Big Data
3 3 (4.48%) Data Lake
3 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.99%) HDInsight
4 2 (2.99%) Power BI
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) JIRA
1 3 (4.48%) Selenium
2 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) gulp
2 2 (2.99%) Protractor
3 1 (1.49%) Babel
3 1 (1.49%) Grunt
3 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) Mocha
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) UI Automator
3 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (32.84%) Marketing
2 15 (22.39%) Finance
3 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
4 8 (11.94%) Legal
5 6 (8.96%) Banking
6 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
7 3 (4.48%) German Language
7 3 (4.48%) Law
8 2 (2.99%) French Language
8 2 (2.99%) Swedish Language
9 1 (1.49%) Automotive
9 1 (1.49%) Billing
9 1 (1.49%) Electronics
9 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Digital Product Manager
2 10 (14.93%) Product Manager
3 8 (11.94%) Architect
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) PHP Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Senior Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Senior Product Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Data Architect
7 2 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.99%) Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (2.99%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Salesforce Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) CSS
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
2 5 (7.46%) Middleware
2 5 (7.46%) Web Services
3 4 (5.97%) React
4 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.48%) Ember.js
4 3 (4.48%) RESTful
4 3 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (4.48%) Sass
5 2 (2.99%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.99%) CSS3
5 2 (2.99%) LAMP
5 2 (2.99%) Spring
5 2 (2.99%) Symfony
5 2 (2.99%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.49%) HTML5
6 1 (1.49%) jQuery
6 1 (1.49%) Node.js
6 1 (1.49%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Blog
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.99%) User Experience
4 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) DC/OS
2 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.93%) Product Management
3 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
4 6 (8.96%) Analytics
4 6 (8.96%) Coaching
5 5 (7.46%) Data Architecture
5 5 (7.46%) DevOps
5 5 (7.46%) Front End Development
5 5 (7.46%) Project Management
5 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.97%) Compliance Audit
6 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.97%) Data Management
6 4 (5.97%) Master Data Management
6 4 (5.97%) Scrum
6 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.97%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (4.48%) Data Integration
7 3 (4.48%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.45%) Java
3 6 (8.96%) PHP
4 5 (7.46%) Ruby
4 5 (7.46%) SQL
5 3 (4.48%) Python
5 3 (4.48%) Scala
6 2 (2.99%) Apex Code
6 2 (2.99%) ES6
6 2 (2.99%) Go
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.48%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) ISO 20022
4 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Ansible
1 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.49%) Mesos
2 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.49%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Google
5 1 (1.49%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.49%) RedGate
5 1 (1.49%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.49%) Zend