Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 664 693 724
Rank change year-on-year +29 +31 -213
Contract jobs citing Digital Media 140 194 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.58% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 140 140
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +12.28% +1.79%
10th Percentile £311 £299 £215
90th Percentile £556 £575 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% +16.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +16.67%

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 26,263 33,689 34,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.27% 32.34% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,666 21,988 22,388
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,050 1,058 1,029
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year +17.55% -2.88% -4.57%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 +54 131 £450 +9.76% 38
London +70 89 £485 +7.78% 14
UK excluding London +44 51 £375 +7.14% 27
South West -9 22 £363 +13.28% 6
South East +44 9 £438 +16.67% 4
Midlands +31 5 £350 - 3
Wales +5 5 £450 +28.57% 3
West Midlands +34 4 £350 - 1
Scotland - 4 - -
East of England +40 3 - - 1
North of England +30 3 £400 +6.67% 10
North West +27 2 £475 +26.67% 2
Yorkshire +27 1 £325 - 2
East Midlands +21 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 45 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 44 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (30.00%) HTML
4 37 (26.43%) CSS
5 34 (24.29%) Telecoms
6 29 (20.71%) C#
6 29 (20.71%) React
7 23 (16.43%) Marketing
8 20 (14.29%) User Experience
9 19 (13.57%) TypeScript
9 19 (13.57%) .NET
10 18 (12.86%) MVC
11 15 (10.71%) SQL
11 15 (10.71%) AWS
12 14 (10.00%) OO
13 13 (9.29%) Python
13 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
13 13 (9.29%) Adobe
13 13 (9.29%) Node.js
14 12 (8.57%) AngularJS
14 12 (8.57%) Front End Development
14 12 (8.57%) Project Management
14 12 (8.57%) Azure
14 12 (8.57%) Degree
14 12 (8.57%) JIRA
15 11 (7.86%) HTML5
15 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET
15 11 (7.86%) Advertising
15 11 (7.86%) Vue.js
15 11 (7.86%) Separation of Concerns

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 3 (2.14%) CMS
1 3 (2.14%) Confluence
1 3 (2.14%) Moodle
1 3 (2.14%) Totara
2 2 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.43%) Mule
2 2 (1.43%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.43%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Sketch
2 6 (4.29%) Photoshop
3 5 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.86%) Adobe XD
4 4 (2.86%) Marvel
4 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.43%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.43%) InVision
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.71%) AWS
2 12 (8.57%) Azure
3 7 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (5.00%) Serverless
4 5 (3.57%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.86%) Amazon Cognito
6 3 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.14%) GCP
6 3 (2.14%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.14%) IaaS
6 3 (2.14%) Office 365
6 3 (2.14%) PaaS
6 3 (2.14%) SaaS
6 3 (2.14%) Silverpop
7 2 (1.43%) Datadog
7 2 (1.43%) SpeedCurve
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.71%) Asana
8 1 (0.71%) Qubole
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) Firewall
1 2 (1.43%) Intranet
2 1 (0.71%) LAN
2 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (2.86%) NoSQL
1 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) MySQL
2 3 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.71%) Big Data
4 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) JIRA
2 6 (4.29%) Axure RP
2 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.29%) Selenium
3 5 (3.57%) Bitbucket
3 5 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.86%) Balsamiq
4 4 (2.86%) Subversion
5 3 (2.14%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.14%) Jasmine
5 3 (2.14%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (2.14%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.71%) Bundler
7 1 (0.71%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.71%) RubyGems
7 1 (0.71%) WaveMaker
7 1 (0.71%) webpack
7 1 (0.71%) Xdebug
General
1 34 (24.29%) Telecoms
2 23 (16.43%) Marketing
3 11 (7.86%) Advertising
4 10 (7.14%) Finance
5 4 (2.86%) Games
5 4 (2.86%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.86%) Publishing
6 2 (1.43%) Electronics
6 2 (1.43%) Law
6 2 (1.43%) Legal
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (46.43%) Developer
2 16 (11.43%) .NET Developer
2 16 (11.43%) Full Stack Developer
3 15 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (10.00%) Designer
5 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (7.14%) Analyst
6 10 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (6.43%) React Developer
7 9 (6.43%) Software Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) UX Designer
8 8 (5.71%) Angular Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Scala Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.29%) Senior Designer
10 5 (3.57%) AWS Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Python Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.86%) Apache Spark Developer
11 4 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.00%) HTML
2 37 (26.43%) CSS
3 29 (20.71%) React
4 19 (13.57%) .NET
5 13 (9.29%) Node.js
6 12 (8.57%) AngularJS
7 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET
7 11 (7.86%) HTML5
7 11 (7.86%) Vue.js
8 9 (6.43%) Redux
8 9 (6.43%) Web Services
9 7 (5.00%) JSON
9 7 (5.00%) REST
9 7 (5.00%) Sass
10 5 (3.57%) CSS3
10 5 (3.57%) RESTful
11 3 (2.14%) Ajax
11 3 (2.14%) Laravel
11 3 (2.14%) LESS
11 3 (2.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.29%) User Experience
2 10 (7.14%) Social Media
3 5 (3.57%) Video\Live Streaming
4 4 (2.86%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.14%) Blog
5 3 (2.14%) Graphic Design
5 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.14%) Podcast
5 3 (2.14%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Animation
7 1 (0.71%) FMCG
7 1 (0.71%) Online Games
7 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.71%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.71%) Windows
2 3 (2.14%) Linux
2 3 (2.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.43%) Android
3 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.86%) MVC
3 14 (10.00%) OO
4 12 (8.57%) Front End Development
4 12 (8.57%) Project Management
5 11 (7.86%) Separation of Concerns
6 10 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 10 (7.14%) Wireframes
7 9 (6.43%) Analytics
7 9 (6.43%) Computer Science
7 9 (6.43%) Test Automation
7 9 (6.43%) Unit Testing
8 8 (5.71%) OOP
8 8 (5.71%) Prototyping
8 8 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.00%) Decision-Making
9 7 (5.00%) TDD
9 7 (5.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 7 (5.00%) Web Design
10 6 (4.29%) Systems Thinking
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 29 (20.71%) C#
3 19 (13.57%) TypeScript
4 15 (10.71%) SQL
5 13 (9.29%) Python
6 8 (5.71%) Java
6 8 (5.71%) Scala
7 7 (5.00%) PHP
8 4 (2.86%) C++
8 4 (2.86%) Ruby
9 3 (2.14%) ES6
9 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.43%) PHP 5
10 2 (1.43%) PHP 7
10 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (8.57%) Degree
2 5 (3.57%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.57%) Docker
2 4 (2.86%) Firmware
3 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.43%) Nagios
1 2 (1.43%) Pingdom
2 1 (0.71%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.71%) Grafana
2 1 (0.71%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (9.29%) Adobe
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.00%) Google
3 4 (2.86%) Marketo
4 3 (2.14%) Cisco
4 3 (2.14%) VMware
5 2 (1.43%) ForgeRock
5 2 (1.43%) IBM
5 2 (1.43%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle
5 2 (1.43%) PagerDuty
5 2 (1.43%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.43%) Splunk
6 1 (0.71%) Cognos
6 1 (0.71%) Facebook
6 1 (0.71%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.71%) New Relic
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) Xactly
6 1 (0.71%) YouTube