Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 705 502 564
Rank change year-on-year -203 +62 -46
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 182 428 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 1.23% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 382 275
UK median daily rate £369 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £231 £218
90th Percentile £548 £525 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £27.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -45.77% +90.20%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.30 £18.48
90th Percentile £18.75 £21.38 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -62.50% +150.00%

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 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 -189 171 £350 - 96
London -121 91 £425 +6.25% 41
UK excluding London -99 86 £313 -3.85% 57
Midlands +18 44 £300 -7.69% 10
West Midlands +41 42 £300 -7.69% 3
South East -25 15 £356 +9.62% 9
North of England -1 7 £140 -61.64% 5
North West -22 7 £140 -60.00%
East of England -27 7 £230 -30.30% 3
South West -30 6 £375 +31.58% 28
Scotland -7 4 £400 +28.00%
Wales +13 3 £425 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -22 2 £363 +11.54% 7

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 99 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (35.71%) TDD
3 57 (31.32%) Java
4 45 (24.73%) JavaScript
5 44 (24.18%) HTML
6 42 (23.08%) CSS
7 34 (18.68%) HTML5
8 33 (18.13%) CSS3
9 30 (16.48%) Front End Development
10 28 (15.38%) Marketing
11 27 (14.84%) Telecoms
12 26 (14.29%) Web Services
13 25 (13.74%) Spring
14 23 (12.64%) jQuery
15 22 (12.09%) Digital Marketing
15 22 (12.09%) Maven
16 21 (11.54%) Java SE
17 20 (10.99%) Social Media
18 17 (9.34%) CMS
18 17 (9.34%) Scrum
18 17 (9.34%) Project Management
18 17 (9.34%) Docker
19 16 (8.79%) C#
19 16 (8.79%) Python
20 15 (8.24%) E-Commerce
20 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
20 15 (8.24%) Analytics
20 15 (8.24%) Node.js
21 14 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
21 14 (7.69%) Continuous Integration

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 17 (9.34%) CMS
2 6 (3.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (3.30%) Apache
2 6 (3.30%) Confluence
3 5 (2.75%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.20%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.65%) Drupal
5 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.55%) Kentico
7 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.55%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.65%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.10%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.55%) InDesign
5 1 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.55%) Relativity
2 1 (0.55%) Ringtail
2 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.75%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (2.75%) Serverless
4 4 (2.20%) CloudFront
4 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.65%) IaaS
5 3 (1.65%) npm
6 2 (1.10%) AdWords
6 2 (1.10%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.10%) Trello
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.55%) BlueKai
7 1 (0.55%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.55%) Firebase
7 1 (0.55%) Office 365
7 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) WAN
2 1 (0.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) Intranet
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
2 1 (0.55%) Network Security
2 1 (0.55%) Skype
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.95%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.40%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.30%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.75%) MySQL
5 4 (2.20%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.20%) Big Data
6 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.10%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.55%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.55%) SQLite
8 1 (0.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (12.09%) Maven
2 10 (5.49%) JIRA
3 9 (4.95%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.40%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.65%) gulp
5 3 (1.65%) JUnit
6 2 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (1.10%) git-flow
6 2 (1.10%) Gradle
6 2 (1.10%) Selenium
6 2 (1.10%) Subversion
7 1 (0.55%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.55%) Grunt
7 1 (0.55%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.55%) Mockito
7 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.55%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (15.38%) Marketing
2 27 (14.84%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.04%) Publishing
3 11 (6.04%) Retail
4 7 (3.85%) Finance
5 6 (3.30%) Advertising
6 4 (2.20%) Legal
7 3 (1.65%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.10%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.55%) Military
9 1 (0.55%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 92 (50.55%) Developer
2 28 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 26 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 18 (9.89%) Lead Developer
5 14 (7.69%) Analyst
5 14 (7.69%) Consultant
6 12 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.49%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (5.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.85%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.30%) Designer
10 6 (3.30%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Architect
11 5 (2.75%) Digital Project Manager
11 5 (2.75%) Python Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.18%) HTML
2 42 (23.08%) CSS
3 34 (18.68%) HTML5
4 33 (18.13%) CSS3
5 26 (14.29%) Web Services
6 25 (13.74%) Spring
7 23 (12.64%) jQuery
8 21 (11.54%) Java SE
9 15 (8.24%) Node.js
10 11 (6.04%) .NET
11 10 (5.49%) React
11 10 (5.49%) Sass
12 7 (3.85%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET
14 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (2.20%) LESS
14 4 (2.20%) MLlib
14 4 (2.20%) RESTful
14 4 (2.20%) RHadoop
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.99%) Social Media
2 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.40%) User Experience
4 4 (2.20%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.20%) Graphic Design
4 4 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.65%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.10%) FMCG
6 2 (1.10%) iPhone
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.10%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.10%) Photography
7 1 (0.55%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
7 1 (0.55%) PMI
7 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.59%) Windows
2 11 (6.04%) Linux
3 7 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.30%) Android
5 3 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.10%) Unix
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) CentOS
7 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (35.71%) TDD
3 30 (16.48%) Front End Development
4 22 (12.09%) Digital Marketing
5 17 (9.34%) Project Management
5 17 (9.34%) Scrum
6 15 (8.24%) Analytics
6 15 (8.24%) E-Commerce
7 14 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (7.14%) DevOps
8 13 (7.14%) SEO
9 12 (6.59%) Microservices
9 12 (6.59%) Test Automation
9 12 (6.59%) Web Development
10 11 (6.04%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (4.95%) Monetization
12 8 (4.40%) API Development
12 8 (4.40%) CRM
13 7 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.32%) Java
2 45 (24.73%) JavaScript
3 16 (8.79%) C#
3 16 (8.79%) Python
4 9 (4.95%) SQL
5 6 (3.30%) PHP
6 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.20%) R
7 3 (1.65%) ES6
8 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.10%) PHP 5
8 2 (1.10%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.10%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Groovy
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.55%) Scala
9 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.95%) Degree
2 4 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.55%) GDPR
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (9.34%) Docker
2 6 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.55%) KVM
4 1 (0.55%) LXC
4 1 (0.55%) Varnish
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (4.95%) Ansible
2 5 (2.75%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.75%) Mesos
3 4 (2.20%) Kibana
3 4 (2.20%) Packer
3 4 (2.20%) Terraform
4 2 (1.10%) Puppet
5 1 (0.55%) EnCase
5 1 (0.55%) FTK
5 1 (0.55%) Icinga
5 1 (0.55%) Nagios
5 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.55%) Salt
5 1 (0.55%) SCCM
5 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.49%) Adobe
3 7 (3.85%) Oracle
4 5 (2.75%) Google
5 4 (2.20%) Omniture
5 4 (2.20%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.20%) Splunk
6 3 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.65%) VMware
7 2 (1.10%) Citrix
7 2 (1.10%) Kenshoo
7 2 (1.10%) SAP
7 2 (1.10%) Sophos
8 1 (0.55%) Apple
8 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.55%) DoubleClick
8 1 (0.55%) Hitwise
8 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.55%) Remedy
8 1 (0.55%) Tableau