The table below looks at the statistics for DVB skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 520 534 546
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing DVB 68 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.050% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 18 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £264 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £358 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +25.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7746 6492 8252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.66% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 3615 3823
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 375 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.98 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

DVB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DVB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DVB Jobs Demand Trend in England

DVB
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

DVB Daily Rate Trend in England

DVB
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DVB across the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

DVB Daily Rate Histogram in England

DVB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

DVB Hourly Rate Trend in England

DVB
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 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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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
South East +41 46 £300 -11.76% 3
London -5 11 £358 +34.90% 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £353 +8.46%
South West -37 1 - - 7
East of England - - - - 1
DVB
UK

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DVB 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 DVB.

1 63 (58.33%) STB
2 56 (51.85%) DTV
3 49 (45.37%) C
3 49 (45.37%) Linux
4 38 (35.19%) MPEG
5 34 (31.48%) IPTV
6 32 (29.63%) Software Engineering
7 29 (26.85%) ClearCase
8 27 (25.00%) POSIX
9 26 (24.07%) UML
10 24 (22.22%) Software Architecture
11 20 (18.52%) Degree
12 19 (17.59%) C++
13 18 (16.67%) Electronics
13 18 (16.67%) Video on Demand
14 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (14.81%) Python
15 14 (12.96%) Embedded Systems
16 12 (11.11%) Perl
17 11 (10.19%) HTML
17 11 (10.19%) UNIX
17 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
17 11 (10.19%) ISEB
17 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
18 10 (9.26%) Integration Testing
18 10 (9.26%) Ethernet
18 10 (9.26%) Windows
19 9 (8.33%) XML
19 9 (8.33%) Embedded C
20 8 (7.41%) Tcl

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DVB 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 DVB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.78%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.26%) Ethernet
3 7 (6.48%) UPnP
3 7 (6.48%) VLAN
4 4 (3.70%) Internet
4 4 (3.70%) Multicast
5 3 (2.78%) Telnet
5 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.85%) Wireless
6 2 (1.85%) RTSP
6 2 (1.85%) DSL
6 2 (1.85%) RTP
6 2 (1.85%) LAN
6 2 (1.85%) WAN
6 2 (1.85%) HTTP
6 2 (1.85%) VSAT
6 2 (1.85%) DLNA
7 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.93%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) Informix
2 2 (1.85%) MS Access
2 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (26.85%) ClearCase
2 8 (7.41%) JIRA
3 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (16.67%) Electronics
2 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.85%) Avionics
5 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Software Engineer
2 20 (18.52%) Developer
3 18 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 15 (13.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (12.96%) Software Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
8 8 (7.41%) Broadcast Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Tester
9 7 (6.48%) Systems Support
9 7 (6.48%) Systems Support Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Architect
10 4 (3.70%) Android Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Programmer
11 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Test Engineer
12 2 (1.85%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.00%) POSIX
2 11 (10.19%) HTML
3 9 (8.33%) XML
4 8 (7.41%) Middleware
5 6 (5.56%) CSS
6 4 (3.70%) JNI
6 4 (3.70%) Web Services
7 3 (2.78%) HTML5
7 3 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.85%) SOAP
8 2 (1.85%) DOM
9 1 (0.93%) JSON
9 1 (0.93%) Qt
9 1 (0.93%) CSS3
9 1 (0.93%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 63 (58.33%) STB
2 56 (51.85%) DTV
3 38 (35.19%) MPEG
4 34 (31.48%) IPTV
5 18 (16.67%) Video on Demand
6 14 (12.96%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
8 7 (6.48%) Client/Server
8 7 (6.48%) Streaming Video
9 6 (5.56%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (3.70%) Interactive TV
10 4 (3.70%) Mathematics
10 4 (3.70%) Physics
11 2 (1.85%) Streaming Media
11 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.93%) VHDL
12 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (45.37%) Linux
2 11 (10.19%) UNIX
3 10 (9.26%) Windows
4 5 (4.63%) Android
5 4 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.63%) Software Engineering
2 26 (24.07%) UML
3 24 (22.22%) Software Architecture
4 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.26%) Integration Testing
6 8 (7.41%) Performance Testing
6 8 (7.41%) Software Testing
7 7 (6.48%) Test Scripting
8 6 (5.56%) TDD
8 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.63%) Project Management
9 5 (4.63%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (3.70%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.70%) Test Automation
10 4 (3.70%) Android Development
10 4 (3.70%) OO
11 3 (2.78%) OOP
11 3 (2.78%) Multithreading
11 3 (2.78%) Embedded Software Development
11 3 (2.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (45.37%) C
2 19 (17.59%) C++
3 16 (14.81%) Python
4 12 (11.11%) Perl
5 9 (8.33%) Embedded C
6 8 (7.41%) Tcl
7 7 (6.48%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.48%) SQL
8 6 (5.56%) Java
9 4 (3.70%) Ruby
10 2 (1.85%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.93%) Fortran
11 1 (0.93%) VB
11 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.93%) Pascal
11 1 (0.93%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 20 (18.52%) Degree
2 11 (10.19%) ISEB
3 7 (6.48%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.70%) HND
5 2 (1.85%) CCNA
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.56%) Ericsson
2 5 (4.63%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) Cisco
3 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.70%) HP
3 4 (3.70%) Perforce
3 4 (3.70%) Tandberg
4 2 (1.85%) Capita
5 1 (0.93%) Huawei
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