Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 753 700 396
Rank change year-on-year -53 -304 +155
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 144 158 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.48% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 123 562
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £259 £185 £225
90th Percentile £533 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £356 £328
% change year-on-year -1.75% +8.78% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 15
UK median hourly rate £87.25 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +398.57% +16.67% -62.50%
10th Percentile £35.18 £16.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £137.53 £21.35 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +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 35,131 32,717 37,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.09% 34.18% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,761 21,330 24,372
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,065 1,040 1,248
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% -4.27% +13.89%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Digital Media in the UK

Digital Media
Top 12 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 17 August 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 -54 127 £394 +5.00% 129
London -49 72 £450 +12.50% 47
UK excluding London -8 69 £350 -1.75% 89
South West +16 27 £323 -19.38% 17
Wales -6 14 £350 -16.42% 6
South East -26 11 £358 +0.35% 17
Midlands +2 10 £338 +5.88% 26
West Midlands -10 10 £338 -12.90% 7
North of England -18 4 £400 +28.00% 19
Yorkshire -12 3 £400 +25.49% 8
East of England -17 3 £225 -2.17% 3
North West -12 1 £525 +275.00% 9

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 49 (34.03%) Telecoms
1 49 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 24 (16.67%) HTML
3 24 (16.67%) Marketing
4 22 (15.28%) CSS
4 22 (15.28%) TDD
5 20 (13.89%) SQL
5 20 (13.89%) Python
6 18 (12.50%) Docker
7 16 (11.11%) User Experience
8 15 (10.42%) Front End Development
8 15 (10.42%) Analytics
8 15 (10.42%) .NET
9 14 (9.72%) Java
9 14 (9.72%) C#
9 14 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (9.03%) Scrum
10 13 (9.03%) Ansible
11 12 (8.33%) Linux
11 12 (8.33%) Node.js
11 12 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 11 (7.64%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (7.64%) BDD
12 11 (7.64%) Video on Demand
12 11 (7.64%) Finance
12 11 (7.64%) DevOps
13 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (6.94%) Advertising
13 10 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management

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 7 (4.86%) CMS
2 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.08%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.39%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
4 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.08%) InVision
4 3 (2.08%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.39%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.69%) SPSS
6 1 (0.69%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.47%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.39%) GitHub
4 2 (1.39%) SaaS
4 2 (1.39%) Serverless
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) AdWords
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.69%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.69%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.69%) Route 53
5 1 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.08%) Internet
2 2 (1.39%) HTTP
2 2 (1.39%) Skype
3 1 (0.69%) AMQP
3 1 (0.69%) ATM
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.69%) DAB
3 1 (0.69%) Intranet
3 1 (0.69%) SNMP
3 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.86%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.08%) Flink
4 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.08%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.39%) Big Data
5 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.39%) MySQL
5 2 (1.39%) SQLite
6 1 (0.69%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) JIRA
2 7 (4.86%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.78%) Maven
3 4 (2.78%) NUnit
3 4 (2.78%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.08%) Artifactory
4 3 (2.08%) Selenium
4 3 (2.08%) Spinnaker
5 2 (1.39%) git-flow
5 2 (1.39%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.39%) Mocha
5 2 (1.39%) Subversion
5 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.69%) PHPUnit
General
1 49 (34.03%) Telecoms
2 24 (16.67%) Marketing
3 11 (7.64%) Finance
4 10 (6.94%) Advertising
5 7 (4.86%) Legal
5 7 (4.86%) Publishing
6 6 (4.17%) Retail
7 5 (3.47%) Games
8 4 (2.78%) Back Office
8 4 (2.78%) Banking
8 4 (2.78%) Law
9 3 (2.08%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.39%) French Language
10 2 (1.39%) Military
11 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (39.58%) Developer
2 14 (9.72%) Designer
3 12 (8.33%) Analyst
4 9 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (6.25%) Python Developer
5 7 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (4.86%) Java Developer
5 7 (4.86%) Node.js Developer
6 6 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (4.17%) React Developer
7 5 (3.47%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.47%) UI Designer
7 5 (3.47%) UX Designer
8 4 (2.78%) Software Developer
8 4 (2.78%) Software Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Software Tester
8 4 (2.78%) SQL Developer
8 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (2.78%) Tester
8 4 (2.78%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.67%) HTML
2 22 (15.28%) CSS
3 15 (10.42%) .NET
4 12 (8.33%) Node.js
5 9 (6.25%) React
6 8 (5.56%) HTML5
7 7 (4.86%) GraphQL
8 6 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.17%) Flask
8 6 (4.17%) Web Services
9 5 (3.47%) CSS3
9 5 (3.47%) jQuery
10 4 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (2.78%) Java SE
10 4 (2.78%) Spring
11 3 (2.08%) D3.js
11 3 (2.08%) Django
12 2 (1.39%) Android SDK
12 2 (1.39%) Sass
12 2 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.11%) User Experience
2 11 (7.64%) Video on Demand
3 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.47%) Graphic Design
4 5 (3.47%) Social Media
5 3 (2.08%) New Media
5 3 (2.08%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.08%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.39%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.39%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.69%) IPTV
7 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.69%) MPEG
7 1 (0.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (2.08%) CentOS
2 3 (2.08%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.39%) Android
3 2 (1.39%) Windows
4 1 (0.69%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.28%) TDD
3 15 (10.42%) Analytics
3 15 (10.42%) Front End Development
4 13 (9.03%) Scrum
5 12 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 11 (7.64%) BDD
6 11 (7.64%) DevOps
6 11 (7.64%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.25%) User Stories
9 8 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (4.86%) Content Management
10 7 (4.86%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (4.86%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.17%) Project Management
11 6 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (4.17%) Visualisation
12 5 (3.47%) Digital Media Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 20 (13.89%) Python
2 20 (13.89%) SQL
3 14 (9.72%) C#
3 14 (9.72%) Java
4 10 (6.94%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.47%) Scala
6 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.78%) C++
6 4 (2.78%) Go
6 4 (2.78%) Java 8
6 4 (2.78%) PHP
7 3 (2.08%) Korn
7 3 (2.08%) Ruby
7 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.39%) Cypher
8 2 (1.39%) ES6
8 2 (1.39%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.69%) APMP
3 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.69%) MBA
3 1 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.69%) PhD
3 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) GCP
2 3 (2.08%) GDPR
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (9.03%) Ansible
2 8 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.86%) Puppet
4 6 (4.17%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.39%) EnCase
6 2 (1.39%) FTK
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.69%) Packer
7 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (5.56%) Adobe
2 6 (4.17%) Google
2 6 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.08%) Facebook
4 2 (1.39%) Cellebrite
4 2 (1.39%) Cisco
4 2 (1.39%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.39%) Twitter
4 2 (1.39%) VMware
5 1 (0.69%) Adyen
5 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix
5 1 (0.69%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.69%) Ingenico
5 1 (0.69%) NetApp
5 1 (0.69%) Okta
5 1 (0.69%) Samsung
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore