Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 839 825
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 -37
Contract jobs citing DRM 51 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.054% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.065% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 39
UK median daily rate £500 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% -1.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £343 £329 £375
90th Percentile £575 £548 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £600
% change year-on-year +25.00% -33.33% +84.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

DRM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DRM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 5 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 6 months to 19 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 +18 51 £500 +11.11% 2
London -31 33 £475 +5.56% 1
UK excluding London +24 18 £500 +25.00% 1
South East +15 12 £500 +25.00%
East of England -11 6 £541 +8.25%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 23 (45.10%) Linux
2 18 (35.29%) Windows
2 18 (35.29%) Oracle
3 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (29.41%) Finance
5 14 (27.45%) Firewall
5 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
6 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 12 (23.53%) Video on Demand
7 11 (21.57%) ITIL
7 11 (21.57%) Unix
7 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
8 10 (19.61%) DNS
8 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
8 10 (19.61%) Project Management
8 10 (19.61%) CentOS
8 10 (19.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (17.65%) VMware
9 9 (17.65%) HTTP
9 9 (17.65%) Cisco
9 9 (17.65%) SQL
10 8 (15.69%) Hyperion
11 7 (13.73%) SAP
11 7 (13.73%) ETL
11 7 (13.73%) Information Security
11 7 (13.73%) Data Management
11 7 (13.73%) DevOps
11 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (7.84%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) HFM
1 4 (7.84%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.96%) SAP MDG
3 1 (1.96%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) Firewall
1 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
2 10 (19.61%) DNS
3 9 (17.65%) HTTP
4 5 (9.80%) DHCP
4 5 (9.80%) RTSP
5 4 (7.84%) HTTPS
5 4 (7.84%) IP Telephony
5 4 (7.84%) Kerberos
5 4 (7.84%) LAN
5 4 (7.84%) Multicast
5 4 (7.84%) Network Security
5 4 (7.84%) SSL
5 4 (7.84%) VPN
5 4 (7.84%) WAN
6 3 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (1.96%) Broadband
7 1 (1.96%) DVB
7 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle ODI
2 5 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 5 (9.80%) MySQL
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Smart View
2 5 (9.80%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.88%) Essbase
5 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.96%) ERwin
4 1 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Architect
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Administrator
3 5 (9.80%) Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) Data Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) IT Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Security Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Virtualisation Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Hyperion Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Video On Demand Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Sensu
2 5 (9.80%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (7.84%) Flash
4 3 (5.88%) Middleware
4 3 (5.88%) SOAP
5 2 (3.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.92%) XML
6 1 (1.96%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.96%) JDBC
6 1 (1.96%) JSP
6 1 (1.96%) RAML
6 1 (1.96%) REST
6 1 (1.96%) RESTful
6 1 (1.96%) Servlets
6 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Video on Demand
2 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (11.76%) IPTV
4 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.80%) PKI
4 5 (9.80%) Video\Live Streaming
5 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.84%) MPEG
5 4 (7.84%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (5.88%) STB
7 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.92%) Digital TV
7 2 (3.92%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Linux
2 18 (35.29%) Windows
3 11 (21.57%) Unix
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
4 10 (19.61%) CentOS
5 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.92%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) ITIL
3 10 (19.61%) Project Management
4 7 (13.73%) Data Management
4 7 (13.73%) DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) ETL
4 7 (13.73%) Information Security
5 6 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 6 (11.76%) Information Architecture
5 6 (11.76%) Security Operations
5 6 (11.76%) SIEM
5 6 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (9.80%) Analytical Thinking
6 5 (9.80%) Creative Thinking
6 5 (9.80%) CRUD
6 5 (9.80%) Data Architecture
6 5 (9.80%) Data Conversion
6 5 (9.80%) Data Strategy
7 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.84%) C
3 4 (7.84%) Perl
3 4 (7.84%) PHP
3 4 (7.84%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) CISM
2 6 (11.76%) CISSP
2 6 (11.76%) Degree
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) CBAP
4 1 (1.96%) CCNA
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.96%) IIBA
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.96%) MCSA
4 1 (1.96%) MCSE
4 1 (1.96%) OCP
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.80%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (7.84%) Docker
4 4 (7.84%) KVM
4 4 (7.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Grafana
2 4 (7.84%) Ansible
2 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.84%) logstash
2 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.84%) Puppet
3 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
3 9 (17.65%) Cisco
3 9 (17.65%) VMware
4 8 (15.69%) Hyperion
5 7 (13.73%) SAP
6 5 (9.80%) CA
6 5 (9.80%) IFS
6 5 (9.80%) Juniper
6 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.80%) Splunk
7 4 (7.84%) HP
7 4 (7.84%) SaltStack
8 2 (3.92%) Apple
9 1 (1.96%) Informatica
9 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.96%) Sun
9 1 (1.96%) Talend