The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DRM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DRM over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Rights Management (DRM)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 629 582
Rank change year-on-year +60 -47  
Contract jobs citing DRM 41 25 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.046% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.056% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 32
Median daily rate £518 £488 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -10.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £400 £518
% change year-on-year +27.50% -22.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +93.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +172.72%  

DRM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

DRM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DRM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for DRM in the UK

DRM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DRM.

Contractor daily rate trend for DRM in the UK

DRM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DRM over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DRM in the UK

DRM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DRM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DRM in the UK

DRM
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DRM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 41 £518 +6.15% 2
London +6 21 £521 +4.25% 1
South East +31 18 £510 +77.39%
Hampshire - 15 £510 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Berkshire +24 2 £650 +126.08%
Eastleigh - 2 £500 -
Southampton - 2 £530 -
Cheshire +22 1 - -
North West +19 1 - -
Macclesfield +5 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £600 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £650 -
Middlesex - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DRM 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 DRM.

1 38 (52.05%) Oracle
2 28 (38.36%) Finance
3 26 (35.62%) Video on Demand
4 25 (34.25%) Linux
5 24 (32.88%) SSL
5 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (30.14%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (30.14%) DevOps
7 19 (26.03%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (26.03%) SQL
8 18 (24.66%) Oracle ODI
9 17 (23.29%) DNS
9 17 (23.29%) HTTP
9 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
9 17 (23.29%) VMware
9 17 (23.29%) Firewall
9 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
9 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (23.29%) CentOS
10 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
11 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
12 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (19.18%) MySQL
12 14 (19.18%) PHP
12 14 (19.18%) Python
12 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
12 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
13 13 (17.81%) Docker
13 13 (17.81%) Perl
13 13 (17.81%) Windows

DRM
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 12 (16.44%) OpenStack
2 11 (15.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (8.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (8.22%) CMS
3 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.85%) IIS
5 2 (2.74%) Apache
5 2 (2.74%) Confluence
5 2 (2.74%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.37%) SAS
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Quicktime
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 8 (10.96%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (5.48%) HFM
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (4.11%) SAP MDG
4 3 (4.11%) SAP MDM
5 1 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.37%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.14%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.70%) Oracle CX
2 10 (13.70%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 8 (10.96%) PaaS
4 7 (9.59%) IaaS
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (8.22%) Office 365
5 6 (8.22%) SaaS
6 3 (4.11%) GitHub
7 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.88%) SSL
2 17 (23.29%) DNS
2 17 (23.29%) Firewall
2 17 (23.29%) HTTP
3 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
4 13 (17.81%) WAN
5 12 (16.44%) HTTPS
5 12 (16.44%) LAN
6 10 (13.70%) IPsec
7 6 (8.22%) Internet
7 6 (8.22%) VPN
8 5 (6.85%) Broadband
8 5 (6.85%) DHCP
8 5 (6.85%) Ethernet
8 5 (6.85%) Multicast
8 5 (6.85%) RTSP
8 5 (6.85%) SNMP
9 4 (5.48%) IP Telephony
9 4 (5.48%) Kerberos
9 4 (5.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.66%) Oracle ODI
2 14 (19.18%) MySQL
3 12 (16.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (16.44%) MongoDB
4 7 (9.59%) Essbase
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle Smart View
5 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.48%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.11%) PowerCenter
7 3 (4.11%) Spotfire
8 2 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.74%) Big Data
8 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
2 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (2.74%) JIRA
4 2 (2.74%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.37%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
General
1 28 (38.36%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Electronics
2 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Marketing
4 3 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Architect
2 11 (15.07%) Consultant
3 9 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Administrator
5 6 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.85%) Data Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Integration Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Virtualisation Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (16.44%) Sensu
2 5 (6.85%) Flash
2 5 (6.85%) Middleware
3 4 (5.48%) Web Services
4 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.74%) PHP-FPM
4 2 (2.74%) Sass
4 2 (2.74%) XML
5 1 (1.37%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.37%) Django
5 1 (1.37%) Flask
5 1 (1.37%) JDBC
5 1 (1.37%) JSP
5 1 (1.37%) OCX
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.37%) REST
5 1 (1.37%) Servlets
5 1 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.62%) Video on Demand
2 19 (26.03%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
4 8 (10.96%) IPTV
5 7 (9.59%) Cloud Native
5 7 (9.59%) Digital TV
5 7 (9.59%) STB
6 6 (8.22%) MPEG
6 6 (8.22%) Over-the-Top Content
6 6 (8.22%) Streaming Video
6 6 (8.22%) Virtual Team
7 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
7 5 (6.85%) PKI
8 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.74%) User Experience
10 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.37%) Fintech
10 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Linux
2 17 (23.29%) CentOS
3 13 (17.81%) Windows
4 12 (16.44%) Unix
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.37%) Android
7 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.37%) uClinux
7 1 (1.37%) VMS
7 1 (1.37%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.14%) DevOps
3 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
4 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (17.81%) SOA
6 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
6 12 (16.44%) Migration
6 12 (16.44%) Open Source
7 11 (15.07%) Data Management
8 9 (12.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (12.33%) Project Management
8 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (10.96%) Data Migration
9 8 (10.96%) ETL
10 7 (9.59%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (9.59%) Time Management
11 6 (8.22%) B2C
11 6 (8.22%) Document Management
11 6 (8.22%) Information Architecture
11 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) SQL
2 14 (19.18%) PHP
2 14 (19.18%) Python
3 13 (17.81%) Perl
4 12 (16.44%) C
5 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) Java
7 2 (2.74%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.37%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.37%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.70%) Degree
4 6 (8.22%) Master's Degree
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CCNA
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.37%) MCSA
6 1 (1.37%) MCSE
6 1 (1.37%) OCP
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) QA
2 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (17.81%) Docker
3 12 (16.44%) KVM
3 12 (16.44%) Xen
4 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
5 6 (8.22%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) Ansible
1 12 (16.44%) Grafana
1 12 (16.44%) Kubernetes
1 12 (16.44%) logstash
1 12 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (16.44%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (52.05%) Oracle
2 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
2 17 (23.29%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) SaltStack
3 12 (16.44%) Splunk
4 10 (13.70%) Hyperion
4 10 (13.70%) Kronos
5 8 (10.96%) Cisco
5 8 (10.96%) SAP
6 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.85%) Juniper
8 4 (5.48%) CA
8 4 (5.48%) HP
8 4 (5.48%) IFS
9 3 (4.11%) Informatica
10 2 (2.74%) Adobe
10 2 (2.74%) Embarcadero
10 2 (2.74%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (2.74%) Talend
11 1 (1.37%) Google