Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 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 Media
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 706 394 538
Rank change year-on-year -312 +144 -40
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 153 632 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 1.77% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 555 289
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £181 £225 £213
90th Percentile £530 £508 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% -5.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -62.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -62.50% +220.00%

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 32908 35640 36484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 33.30% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21547 23403 22969
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1184 1409
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.54 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -8.28%

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 19 September 2017.

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
Top 14 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 19 September 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 -313 137 £350 - 70
London -167 91 £388 -3.13% 23
UK excluding London -214 56 £344 +4.17% 48
South East -45 21 £356 +9.62% 11
Wales -2 8 £413 +15.79% 1
North of England -30 7 £313 -10.71% 5
East of England -31 7 £230 -34.29% 5
Midlands -48 7 £275 -15.38% 8
West Midlands -13 6 £300 -7.69% 1
North West -44 5 £140 -60.00%
Scotland +22 4 £400 +23.08%
Yorkshire +4 2 £319 -8.93% 5
South West -27 2 £406 +42.54% 18
East Midlands -36 1 £250 -16.67% 7

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Media 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 Media.

1 51 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.14%) JavaScript
3 36 (23.53%) HTML
4 35 (22.88%) Telecoms
5 33 (21.57%) CSS
6 31 (20.26%) Marketing
7 27 (17.65%) Java
8 24 (15.69%) HTML5
9 22 (14.38%) Social Media
10 21 (13.73%) Analytics
11 20 (13.07%) CSS3
12 19 (12.42%) E-Commerce
12 19 (12.42%) Project Management
12 19 (12.42%) Digital Marketing
13 18 (11.76%) TDD
13 18 (11.76%) CMS
13 18 (11.76%) Front End Development
14 17 (11.11%) Web Development
15 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
15 16 (10.46%) Node.js
16 15 (9.80%) C#
16 15 (9.80%) SEO
17 14 (9.15%) Python
18 13 (8.50%) SQL
18 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (7.84%) Sass
19 12 (7.84%) Windows
20 11 (7.19%) Finance
20 11 (7.19%) .NET
20 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel

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 18 (11.76%) CMS
2 6 (3.92%) Drupal
3 4 (2.61%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.96%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.31%) SAS
5 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.65%) Confluence
6 1 (0.65%) Kentico
6 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.65%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (3.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.96%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.31%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.31%) SPSS
7 1 (0.65%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) NetSuite
1 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (1.31%) Unica
1 2 (1.31%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.65%) Relativity
2 1 (0.65%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.27%) AdWords
2 5 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.27%) Amazon S3
2 5 (3.27%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.61%) CloudFront
4 3 (1.96%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (1.96%) Heroku
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.96%) Office 365
5 2 (1.31%) BlueKai
5 2 (1.31%) G Suite
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.65%) Firebase
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) npm
6 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) Internet
2 3 (1.96%) Network Security
3 2 (1.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.65%) BGP
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
4 1 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) MPLS
4 1 (0.65%) OSPF
4 1 (0.65%) Skype
4 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.65%) VLAN
4 1 (0.65%) VoIP
4 1 (0.65%) VPN
4 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.27%) Big Data
3 5 (3.27%) MySQL
4 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.96%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.96%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.31%) Power BI
6 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.65%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.27%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.27%) JIRA
3 4 (2.61%) gulp
3 4 (2.61%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.96%) webpack
5 2 (1.31%) Babel
5 2 (1.31%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) Bower
6 1 (0.65%) git-flow
6 1 (0.65%) Grunt
6 1 (0.65%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) Mocha
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Composer
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (22.88%) Telecoms
2 31 (20.26%) Marketing
3 11 (7.19%) Finance
4 9 (5.88%) Publishing
5 8 (5.23%) Advertising
5 8 (5.23%) Legal
6 5 (3.27%) Retail
7 4 (2.61%) Electronics
7 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.61%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.65%) Back Office
9 1 (0.65%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (43.14%) Developer
2 18 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (7.84%) Analyst
4 11 (7.19%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.19%) Web Developer
5 10 (6.54%) Java Developer
6 7 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (4.58%) Python Developer
7 6 (3.92%) .NET Developer
7 6 (3.92%) Architect
7 6 (3.92%) Consultant
7 6 (3.92%) Designer
8 5 (3.27%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (3.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (2.61%) Web Manager
9 4 (2.61%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.53%) HTML
2 33 (21.57%) CSS
3 24 (15.69%) HTML5
4 20 (13.07%) CSS3
5 16 (10.46%) Node.js
6 12 (7.84%) Sass
7 11 (7.19%) .NET
7 11 (7.19%) React
8 8 (5.23%) AngularJS
8 8 (5.23%) Spring
9 6 (3.92%) jQuery
10 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.27%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.27%) Web Services
11 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.61%) Flask
11 4 (2.61%) RESTful
11 4 (2.61%) WCF
11 4 (2.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.38%) Social Media
2 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.92%) User Experience
4 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.61%) Graphic Design
5 4 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.96%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.31%) FMCG
7 2 (1.31%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.31%) iPhone
7 2 (1.31%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.31%) Photography
8 1 (0.65%) Equities
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) PMI
8 1 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.84%) Windows
2 7 (4.58%) Linux
2 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.61%) Mac OS
4 3 (1.96%) Android
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.31%) CentOS
5 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.65%) Unix
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.73%) Analytics
3 19 (12.42%) Digital Marketing
3 19 (12.42%) E-Commerce
3 19 (12.42%) Project Management
4 18 (11.76%) Front End Development
4 18 (11.76%) TDD
5 17 (11.11%) Web Development
6 15 (9.80%) SEO
7 10 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (6.54%) CRM
7 10 (6.54%) Scrum
8 9 (5.88%) Asset Management
9 8 (5.23%) Content Development
9 8 (5.23%) Content Management
9 8 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.23%) MVC
9 8 (5.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (4.58%) DevOps
10 7 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.14%) JavaScript
2 27 (17.65%) Java
3 15 (9.80%) C#
4 14 (9.15%) Python
5 13 (8.50%) SQL
6 7 (4.58%) PHP
7 5 (3.27%) R
8 4 (2.61%) ES6
8 4 (2.61%) Go
8 4 (2.61%) Perl
8 4 (2.61%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.61%) Ruby
9 2 (1.31%) PHP 5
9 2 (1.31%) PHP 7
9 2 (1.31%) VB
9 2 (1.31%) VBA
10 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) GraphQL
10 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (6.54%) Degree
2 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) CCNP
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.31%) QA
1 2 (1.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (7.19%) Docker
2 7 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.31%) KVM
3 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.65%) LXC
4 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) Ansible
2 4 (2.61%) Packer
2 4 (2.61%) Terraform
3 3 (1.96%) Puppet
4 2 (1.31%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.65%) EnCase
5 1 (0.65%) FTK
5 1 (0.65%) Icinga
5 1 (0.65%) Nagios
5 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.65%) SCCM
5 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.54%) Adobe
3 9 (5.88%) Google
4 7 (4.58%) Oracle
5 5 (3.27%) SAP
6 4 (2.61%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.61%) VMware
7 3 (1.96%) comScore
7 3 (1.96%) Tableau
8 2 (1.31%) Citrix
8 2 (1.31%) Kenshoo
8 2 (1.31%) Kony
8 2 (1.31%) Omniture
8 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.31%) Sophos
9 1 (0.65%) BT
9 1 (0.65%) Cellebrite
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.65%) Xerox