The UK has a vibrant digital sector with thousands of people working in agencies, technology companies, established businesses, start-ups and within the public sector.
Across corporate websites, ecommerce stores, mobile apps and game development we have an increasing skills shortage. The BIMA D-Day initiative is about making young people aware of the opportunities whilst giving them a digital project/competition to enter.
- Creative employment provides around two million jobs, in the creative sector itself and in creative roles in other sectors. Employment in the sector has grown at double the rate of the economy as a whole
- 1.5 million people are employed in the creative industries or in creative roles in other industries, 5.1% of the UK’s employment.
- Many of our digital high-flyers are under 30 - it's an industry that recognises talent
- There are an estimated 107,000 UK businesses in the creative sector
- Total U.K. Internet traffic is expected to increase by an average of 37 percent every year between 2010 and 2015
- The U.K. Internet ecosystem is worth £82 billion a year, with mobile connections accounting for 16 percent of this; mobile's contribution is increasing rapidly as smartphone penetration rises.
More information can be found out about the Creative Industries on the Department for Culture, Media & Sport website.