The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank - - 131
Contract jobs citing MPEG 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - - 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
572 439 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.04% 17.86% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 162 278
Average daily rate £375 £355 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £13.09 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
MPEG
South East

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPEG across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPEG across the Berkshire region.

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPEG across the Berkshire region.

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MPEG
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MPEG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPEG.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MPEG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPEG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Junior
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft