The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 30 July 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 East of England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 139 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing MPEG 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.21% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -36.36%
Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
670 558 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.13% 23.46% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 251 293
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 77 93
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.75 £14.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
MPEG
England

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MPEG
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPEG within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 3 £325 - 5
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (85.71%) C
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 10 (71.43%) IPTV
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) Python
5 6 (42.86%) Perforce
5 6 (42.86%) Streaming Video
5 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Subversion
5 6 (42.86%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (42.86%) GStreamer
5 6 (42.86%) RTP
6 5 (35.71%) Broadband
7 4 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (21.43%) DLNA
8 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
8 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 3 (21.43%) RTSP
8 3 (21.43%) Interactive TV
8 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (21.43%) Electronics
8 3 (21.43%) CA
8 3 (21.43%) Middleware
8 3 (21.43%) DRM
8 3 (21.43%) DTV
9 2 (14.29%) HTML
9 2 (14.29%) MySQL
9 2 (14.29%) JIRA

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) RTP
2 5 (35.71%) Broadband
3 3 (21.43%) DLNA
3 3 (21.43%) RTSP
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) PBX
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Subversion
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (21.43%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 9 (64.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DSP Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DSP Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) GStreamer
2 3 (21.43%) Middleware
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) FFmpeg
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) IPTV
2 6 (42.86%) Streaming Video
3 4 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 3 (21.43%) Interactive TV
4 3 (21.43%) DTV
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
5 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) DRM
4 1 (7.14%) Product Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.14%) sed
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) AWK
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) qmail
1 1 (7.14%) Samba
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Perforce
2 3 (21.43%) CA