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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 526 542 524
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Contract jobs citing DVB 64 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.044% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 17 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £265 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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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
7861 6547 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.66% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4521 3677 3724
Average daily rate £365 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 419 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +19 40 £300 -27.71% 2
London -1 14 £418 +45.21%
South West -35 2 £288 -4.16% 2
East of England - - - - 1
DVB
UK

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 59 (54.13%) STB
2 55 (50.46%) DTV
3 53 (48.62%) Linux
4 44 (40.37%) C
5 40 (36.70%) MPEG
6 37 (33.94%) IPTV
7 31 (28.44%) Software Engineering
8 27 (24.77%) UML
9 26 (23.85%) ClearCase
9 26 (23.85%) POSIX
10 23 (21.10%) Degree
10 23 (21.10%) Software Architecture
11 22 (20.18%) C++
12 18 (16.51%) Electronics
12 18 (16.51%) Video on Demand
13 17 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (12.84%) HTML
14 14 (12.84%) UNIX
14 14 (12.84%) Computer Science
15 12 (11.01%) Python
16 11 (10.09%) ISTQB
16 11 (10.09%) Perl
16 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
16 11 (10.09%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (9.17%) Integration Testing
17 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
17 10 (9.17%) Windows
18 9 (8.26%) Ethernet
18 9 (8.26%) Embedded C
18 9 (8.26%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.75%) AutoCAD
2 3 (2.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) MS Office
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.26%) Ethernet
3 7 (6.42%) VLAN
4 6 (5.50%) Internet
5 5 (4.59%) UPnP
6 4 (3.67%) Wireless
6 4 (3.67%) Multicast
7 3 (2.75%) DSL
7 3 (2.75%) Telnet
7 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.83%) HTTP
8 2 (1.83%) RTP
8 2 (1.83%) LAN
8 2 (1.83%) WAN
8 2 (1.83%) RTSP
8 2 (1.83%) DLNA
9 1 (0.92%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.92%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.92%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) Informix
1 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (23.85%) ClearCase
2 5 (4.59%) JIRA
3 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (16.51%) Electronics
2 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.75%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.92%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.92%) Avionics
4 1 (0.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (21.10%) Software Engineer
2 19 (17.43%) Developer
3 15 (13.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (12.84%) Test Engineer
5 13 (11.93%) Software Developer
6 12 (11.01%) Support Engineer
7 11 (10.09%) Broadcast Engineer
8 10 (9.17%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (8.26%) Integration Engineer
9 9 (8.26%) Embedded Software Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Tester
11 7 (6.42%) Systems Support Engineer
11 7 (6.42%) Systems Support
12 5 (4.59%) Test Manager
12 5 (4.59%) Architect
13 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (3.67%) Senior Test Engineer
13 4 (3.67%) Android Developer
14 3 (2.75%) Analyst
15 2 (1.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.85%) POSIX
2 14 (12.84%) HTML
3 8 (7.34%) CSS
3 8 (7.34%) XML
3 8 (7.34%) Middleware
4 5 (4.59%) HTML5
5 4 (3.67%) Web Services
5 4 (3.67%) JNI
6 2 (1.83%) DOM
6 2 (1.83%) SOAP
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.92%) CSS3
7 1 (0.92%) WebKit
7 1 (0.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (54.13%) STB
2 55 (50.46%) DTV
3 40 (36.70%) MPEG
4 37 (33.94%) IPTV
5 18 (16.51%) Video on Demand
6 14 (12.84%) Computer Science
7 11 (10.09%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (6.42%) Client/Server
8 7 (6.42%) Streaming Video
9 6 (5.50%) Mathematics
9 6 (5.50%) Physics
9 6 (5.50%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (3.67%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.83%) Streaming Media
12 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.92%) Open Source
12 1 (0.92%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.92%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.62%) Linux
2 14 (12.84%) UNIX
3 10 (9.17%) Windows
4 5 (4.59%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.59%) Android
5 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.44%) Software Engineering
2 27 (24.77%) UML
3 23 (21.10%) Software Architecture
4 17 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.17%) Integration Testing
6 8 (7.34%) Performance Testing
7 7 (6.42%) Project Management
8 6 (5.50%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.59%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (4.59%) TDD
9 5 (4.59%) Software Testing
9 5 (4.59%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (3.67%) Test Automation
10 4 (3.67%) Android Development
10 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (2.75%) Multithreading
11 3 (2.75%) DRM
11 3 (2.75%) OO
11 3 (2.75%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.37%) C
2 22 (20.18%) C++
3 12 (11.01%) Python
4 11 (10.09%) Perl
5 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.26%) Embedded C
7 8 (7.34%) Tcl
8 7 (6.42%) Java
9 5 (4.59%) SQL
10 2 (1.83%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.83%) Ruby
10 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.92%) VB
11 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (21.10%) Degree
2 11 (10.09%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.26%) ISEB
4 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.67%) HND
6 2 (1.83%) CCNA
6 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.92%) PMP
7 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.92%) PhD
7 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.34%) Ericsson
2 6 (5.50%) Tandberg
3 5 (4.59%) Oracle
4 4 (3.67%) Cisco
4 4 (3.67%) Perforce
4 4 (3.67%) HP
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.83%) Capita
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