Period
to 16 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital Media in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Media over the 6 months to 16 November 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 Media
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 695 716 507
Rank change year-on-year +21 -209 +55
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 198 177 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.50% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 140 395
UK median daily rate £400 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +1.79% -6.67%
10th Percentile £293 £215 £231
90th Percentile £575 £543 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -45.77%
10th Percentile £12.90 £16.25 £12.30
90th Percentile £125.30 £18.75 £21.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -62.50%

Digital Media is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,372 35,438 36,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.04% 34.44% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,277 23,416 23,688
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,084 1,085 1,249
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +0.60% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.62
90th Percentile £50.93 £48.52 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year - -4.37% +12.93%

Digital Media
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Media in the UK

Digital Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Media in the UK

Digital Media
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Media over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Media in the UK

Digital Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Media.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Media in the UK

Digital Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Media over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Digital Media in the UK

Digital Media
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Media within the UK over the 6 months to 16 November 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 -30 168 £400 +14.29% 153
London +20 109 £450 +7.14% 46
UK excluding London -16 85 £350 +12.00% 111
South West -2 27 £320 -14.67% 37
Wales +4 26 £350 -17.65% 4
Midlands -36 18 £350 +16.67% 33
West Midlands -39 15 £350 +16.67% 6
South East -1 8 £375 +5.26% 10
East of England +4 4 £288 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +3 3 - - 27
North of England -24 2 £375 +167.86% 23
North West -22 1 £375 +167.86% 6
Yorkshire - 1 - - 16

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Media 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 Media.

1 60 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 57 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (25.76%) JavaScript
4 32 (16.16%) Marketing
5 30 (15.15%) HTML
6 29 (14.65%) CSS
6 29 (14.65%) User Experience
7 25 (12.63%) Front End Development
7 25 (12.63%) Java
7 25 (12.63%) C#
8 24 (12.12%) SQL
9 23 (11.62%) .NET
10 20 (10.10%) Python
10 20 (10.10%) Finance
10 20 (10.10%) Node.js
11 18 (9.09%) Analytics
11 18 (9.09%) Advertising
12 17 (8.59%) TDD
12 17 (8.59%) Docker
13 16 (8.08%) Degree
14 15 (7.58%) Google
14 15 (7.58%) Project Management
14 15 (7.58%) Microsoft
14 15 (7.58%) Adobe
15 14 (7.07%) Ansible
15 14 (7.07%) Social Media
16 13 (6.57%) Microservices
16 13 (6.57%) GraphQL
16 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (6.06%) T-SQL

Digital Media
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 9 (4.55%) CMS
2 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.01%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.01%) Confluence
3 2 (1.01%) Drupal
3 2 (1.01%) SAS
3 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.01%) WordPress
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.54%) InVision
3 6 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.52%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.01%) SPSS
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.51%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) ScheduALL
2 2 (1.01%) Magento
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (5.56%) GitHub
2 10 (5.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (2.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.01%) npm
4 2 (1.01%) SaaS
5 1 (0.51%) AdWords
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.03%) Intranet
2 3 (1.52%) Internet
2 3 (1.52%) MPLS
2 3 (1.52%) SDH
3 1 (0.51%) AMQP
3 1 (0.51%) ATM
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.51%) DAB
3 1 (0.51%) DHCP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) SNMP
3 1 (0.51%) VoIP
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.03%) Power BI
3 4 (2.02%) Big Data
4 3 (1.52%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.52%) Redis
5 2 (1.01%) Looker
5 2 (1.01%) MySQL
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.01%) SQLite
6 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.02%) Jasmine
2 4 (2.02%) Maven
2 4 (2.02%) Mocha
2 4 (2.02%) Travis CI
3 3 (1.52%) NUnit
4 2 (1.01%) Grunt
4 2 (1.01%) gulp
4 2 (1.01%) JIRA
4 2 (1.01%) QUnit
4 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.01%) webpack
5 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) Selenium
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 60 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 32 (16.16%) Marketing
3 20 (10.10%) Finance
4 18 (9.09%) Advertising
5 9 (4.55%) Retail
6 8 (4.04%) Publishing
7 5 (2.53%) Games
7 5 (2.53%) Legal
8 4 (2.02%) Multimedia
8 4 (2.02%) Social Science
9 3 (1.52%) Banking
9 3 (1.52%) French Language
10 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.51%) German Language
11 1 (0.51%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.51%) Law
11 1 (0.51%) Military
11 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (42.93%) Developer
2 18 (9.09%) Designer
3 17 (8.59%) Java Developer
4 15 (7.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (7.07%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (6.57%) .NET Developer
6 13 (6.57%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.57%) React Developer
7 12 (6.06%) Analyst
8 11 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
9 8 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Python Developer
10 7 (3.54%) UI Designer
10 7 (3.54%) UX Designer
11 6 (3.03%) Communications Manager
11 6 (3.03%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.53%) Architect
12 5 (2.53%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.53%) Data Scientist
12 5 (2.53%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.15%) HTML
2 29 (14.65%) CSS
3 23 (11.62%) .NET
4 20 (10.10%) Node.js
5 13 (6.57%) GraphQL
6 11 (5.56%) React
6 11 (5.56%) Spring
7 9 (4.55%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.04%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.04%) HTML5
8 8 (4.04%) Web Services
9 7 (3.54%) CSS3
9 7 (3.54%) Sass
9 7 (3.54%) Spring Boot
10 6 (3.03%) Flask
10 6 (3.03%) Redux
11 5 (2.53%) D3.js
12 4 (2.02%) Spring Cloud
12 4 (2.02%) Spring Integration
12 4 (2.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.65%) User Experience
2 14 (7.07%) Social Media
3 11 (5.56%) Video on Demand
4 9 (4.55%) Over-the-Top Content
5 6 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.52%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.52%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.01%) Blog
8 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.01%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.01%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing Technology
8 2 (1.01%) New Media
8 2 (1.01%) VLE
9 1 (0.51%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.04%) Linux
2 3 (1.52%) Android
3 2 (1.01%) Windows
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.63%) Front End Development
3 18 (9.09%) Analytics
4 17 (8.59%) TDD
5 15 (7.58%) Project Management
6 13 (6.57%) Microservices
6 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (5.56%) OO
7 11 (5.56%) Scrum
7 11 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 10 (5.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 9 (4.55%) BDD
9 9 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (4.55%) MVC
10 8 (4.04%) Prototyping
10 8 (4.04%) Separation of Concerns
11 7 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.54%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (3.54%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (3.54%) Copywriting
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.76%) JavaScript
2 25 (12.63%) C#
2 25 (12.63%) Java
3 24 (12.12%) SQL
4 20 (10.10%) Python
5 12 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.05%) ES6
6 10 (5.05%) R
7 8 (4.04%) C++
8 6 (3.03%) ES7
9 5 (2.53%) Go
9 5 (2.53%) Scala
9 5 (2.53%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.02%) Java 8
11 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.01%) Ruby
13 1 (0.51%) PHP
13 1 (0.51%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.51%) RPG
Qualifications
1 16 (8.08%) Degree
2 4 (2.02%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.52%) PMP
4 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.51%) APMP
5 1 (0.51%) PhD
5 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) GDPR
2 2 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (8.59%) Docker
2 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (7.07%) Ansible
2 5 (2.53%) Terraform
3 4 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.02%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.51%) EnCase
4 1 (0.51%) FTK
4 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.51%) Packer
Vendors
1 15 (7.58%) Adobe
1 15 (7.58%) Google
1 15 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.52%) Tektronix
2 3 (1.52%) VMware
3 2 (1.01%) Cisco
3 2 (1.01%) Facebook
4 1 (0.51%) Adyen
4 1 (0.51%) Cellebrite
4 1 (0.51%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.51%) Ingenico
4 1 (0.51%) NetApp
4 1 (0.51%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (0.51%) Okta
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle
4 1 (0.51%) Palo Alto
4 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.51%) Samsung