Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 735 690 459
Rank change year-on-year -45 -231 +47
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 147 156 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.51% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 120 420
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -6.45%
10th Percentile £225 £228 £213
90th Percentile £613 £563 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £375 £339
% change year-on-year -11.00% +10.70% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 14
UK median hourly rate - £22.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +69.23% -18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.00

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 34,055 30,484 35,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.80% 33.75% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,326 19,762 23,179
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £634 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,065 1,070 1,186
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +17.48%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.65 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +20.00%

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 24 May 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
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 24 May 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 -51 139 £388 - 134
London -64 73 £500 +21.21% 62
UK excluding London -15 68 £334 -11.00% 81
Midlands +20 32 £325 -18.75% 13
West Midlands - 32 £325 - 2
South West +17 16 £375 +7.14% 34
South East -34 11 £330 -12.00% 8
North of England -16 5 £400 -1.54% 13
Yorkshire -12 4 £375 +3.45% 4
East of England -3 2 £500 +53.85% 4
Scotland -36 2 - - 2
North West -14 1 £525 +9.09% 7

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 66 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.65%) TDD
3 36 (24.49%) Java
4 28 (19.05%) Marketing
5 27 (18.37%) JavaScript
6 26 (17.69%) HTML
6 26 (17.69%) CSS
7 25 (17.01%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (14.97%) Telecoms
9 21 (14.29%) Linux
9 21 (14.29%) HTML5
9 21 (14.29%) Docker
10 20 (13.61%) Front End Development
10 20 (13.61%) CSS3
11 19 (12.93%) jQuery
11 19 (12.93%) Python
12 18 (12.24%) Digital Marketing
13 15 (10.20%) Scrum
13 15 (10.20%) Finance
13 15 (10.20%) Spring
13 15 (10.20%) Java 8
13 15 (10.20%) DevOps
14 12 (8.16%) Ansible
14 12 (8.16%) Microservices
14 12 (8.16%) Web Services
14 12 (8.16%) Configuration Management
15 11 (7.48%) SQL
15 11 (7.48%) Maven
15 11 (7.48%) Java SE
15 11 (7.48%) Kubernetes

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 6 (4.08%) Apache
2 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.04%) CMS
2 3 (2.04%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.36%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.01%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.44%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.44%) Serverless
3 6 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.40%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.68%) Firebase
6 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.68%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.68%) Route 53
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) Internet
2 3 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (1.36%) DAB
3 2 (1.36%) HTTP
3 2 (1.36%) Skype
4 1 (0.68%) SAN
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) Hadoop
2 7 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (4.08%) Big Data
4 5 (3.40%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (2.04%) Flink
6 3 (2.04%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.36%) MySQL
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Maven
2 9 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.44%) JIRA
4 6 (4.08%) Selenium
5 3 (2.04%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.04%) Spinnaker
5 3 (2.04%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.36%) git-flow
6 2 (1.36%) NUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 28 (19.05%) Marketing
2 22 (14.97%) Telecoms
3 15 (10.20%) Finance
4 9 (6.12%) Advertising
5 8 (5.44%) Back Office
5 8 (5.44%) Retail
6 7 (4.76%) Legal
7 5 (3.40%) Law
8 4 (2.72%) Banking
9 3 (2.04%) Games
9 3 (2.04%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.36%) French Language
10 2 (1.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (36.73%) Developer
2 18 (12.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (10.88%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.88%) Lead Developer
4 14 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) Analyst
6 8 (5.44%) AWS DevOps
6 8 (5.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) Consultant
6 8 (5.44%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Architect
7 7 (4.76%) Java Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.40%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Designer
9 5 (3.40%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.69%) CSS
1 26 (17.69%) HTML
2 21 (14.29%) HTML5
3 20 (13.61%) CSS3
4 19 (12.93%) jQuery
5 15 (10.20%) Spring
6 12 (8.16%) Web Services
7 11 (7.48%) Java SE
8 6 (4.08%) .NET
9 5 (3.40%) RESTful
10 4 (2.72%) Spring Boot
10 4 (2.72%) Spring Cloud
10 4 (2.72%) Spring MVC
11 3 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (2.04%) SAML
12 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.36%) Node.js
12 2 (1.36%) React
13 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (0.68%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.08%) Graphic Design
2 6 (4.08%) Social Media
3 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.72%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.72%) User Experience
4 4 (2.72%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.04%) PKI
5 3 (2.04%) Replication
5 3 (2.04%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.36%) Fintech
6 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.36%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) Animation
7 1 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
2 5 (3.40%) Windows
3 3 (2.04%) CentOS
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.65%) TDD
3 20 (13.61%) Front End Development
4 18 (12.24%) Digital Marketing
5 15 (10.20%) DevOps
5 15 (10.20%) Scrum
6 12 (8.16%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.16%) Microservices
7 11 (7.48%) Analytics
8 10 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.80%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.12%) BDD
9 9 (6.12%) Project Management
9 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.44%) Change Management
10 8 (5.44%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (5.44%) User Stories
11 7 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.49%) Java
2 27 (18.37%) JavaScript
3 19 (12.93%) Python
4 15 (10.20%) Java 8
5 11 (7.48%) SQL
6 6 (4.08%) C#
7 4 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.72%) Korn
7 4 (2.72%) PHP
7 4 (2.72%) Ruby
8 3 (2.04%) Scala
8 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.36%) Cypher
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (2.72%) Degree
1 4 (2.72%) SC Cleared
1 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.04%) CISA
2 3 (2.04%) CISM
2 3 (2.04%) CISSP
2 3 (2.04%) CRISC
3 1 (0.68%) APMP
3 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.68%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) QA
2 5 (3.40%) GDPR
3 4 (2.72%) GCP
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (14.29%) Docker
2 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) Ansible
2 11 (7.48%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.08%) Kibana
3 6 (4.08%) Mesos
3 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.40%) Puppet
5 4 (2.72%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (2.04%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.68%) EnCase
7 1 (0.68%) FTK
7 1 (0.68%) SCCM
7 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.08%) Google
2 6 (4.08%) Splunk
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle
4 4 (2.72%) Adobe
4 4 (2.72%) Facebook
5 3 (2.04%) CA
5 3 (2.04%) SAP
6 2 (1.36%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.36%) Tableau
6 2 (1.36%) Twitter
7 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.68%) Cellebrite
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix
7 1 (0.68%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.68%) Xamarin