The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 of the Communications & Networking category for the 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 520 523 522
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing DVB 46 16 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.034% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.25% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 8 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £343 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £41.25 £44.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.82% +19.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6885 6381 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.70% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3732 3407 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 426 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 31 July 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 31 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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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 +10 23 £363 +6.61% 1
London +27 13 £318 +27.00% 1
Yorkshire +4 4 £275 -15.38%
East of England - - - - 1
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DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (67.95%) STB
2 40 (51.28%) C
3 37 (47.44%) DTV
4 35 (44.87%) Linux
5 31 (39.74%) MPEG
6 29 (37.18%) IPTV
7 24 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 21 (26.92%) Python
9 19 (24.36%) UML
9 19 (24.36%) POSIX
9 19 (24.36%) ClearCase
10 17 (21.79%) Software Architecture
11 16 (20.51%) UNIX
11 16 (20.51%) Degree
12 14 (17.95%) C++
12 14 (17.95%) ISEB
13 13 (16.67%) Perl
13 13 (16.67%) Video on Demand
14 12 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (15.38%) JIRA
15 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
15 11 (14.10%) Electronics
15 11 (14.10%) SQL
16 10 (12.82%) Ethernet
16 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
16 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (11.54%) Middleware
17 9 (11.54%) Tcl
17 9 (11.54%) Integration Testing
18 8 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) Ethernet
1 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.26%) VLAN
3 4 (5.13%) Internet
4 3 (3.85%) UPnP
5 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.56%) VSAT
5 2 (2.56%) LAN
5 2 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (1.28%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.28%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.28%) Intranet
6 1 (1.28%) HTTP
6 1 (1.28%) DLNA
6 1 (1.28%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.28%) LTE
6 1 (1.28%) Wireless
6 1 (1.28%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) MS Access
2 2 (2.56%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) Informix
2 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (24.36%) ClearCase
2 12 (15.38%) JIRA
3 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.28%) Trac
4 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 11 (14.10%) Electronics
2 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.56%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.56%) Avionics
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Test Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Software Engineer
3 14 (17.95%) Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Software Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Tester
6 7 (8.97%) Embedded Software Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Software Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Systems Test Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Broadcast Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Programmer
9 3 (3.85%) Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Python Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) POSIX
2 9 (11.54%) Middleware
3 5 (6.41%) HTML
3 5 (6.41%) CSS
3 5 (6.41%) XML
4 3 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.56%) HTML5
5 2 (2.56%) DOM
5 2 (2.56%) SOAP
5 2 (2.56%) JSON
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.56%) Qt
6 1 (1.28%) RESTful
6 1 (1.28%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.28%) CSS3
6 1 (1.28%) FFmpeg
6 1 (1.28%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 53 (67.95%) STB
2 37 (47.44%) DTV
3 31 (39.74%) MPEG
4 29 (37.18%) IPTV
5 13 (16.67%) Video on Demand
6 12 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (10.26%) Computer Science
8 6 (7.69%) Client/Server
8 6 (7.69%) Streaming Video
9 3 (3.85%) Interactive TV
9 3 (3.85%) Mathematics
9 3 (3.85%) Physics
10 2 (2.56%) Device Driver
11 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (44.87%) Linux
2 16 (20.51%) UNIX
3 4 (5.13%) Windows
4 3 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Android
5 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 19 (24.36%) UML
3 17 (21.79%) Software Architecture
4 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
5 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.54%) Integration Testing
7 7 (8.97%) TDD
7 7 (8.97%) Performance Testing
8 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.41%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (5.13%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.13%) Manual Testing
10 4 (5.13%) OO
11 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
11 3 (3.85%) Test Management
11 3 (3.85%) OOP
12 2 (2.56%) DRM
12 2 (2.56%) Regression Testing
12 2 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.28%) C
2 21 (26.92%) Python
3 14 (17.95%) C++
4 13 (16.67%) Perl
5 11 (14.10%) SQL
6 9 (11.54%) Tcl
7 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.13%) Ruby
9 3 (3.85%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.56%) PHP
10 2 (2.56%) Java
11 1 (1.28%) VB
11 1 (1.28%) Fortran
11 1 (1.28%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.28%) Pascal
11 1 (1.28%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) Degree
2 14 (17.95%) ISEB
3 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.28%) HND
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PMP
4 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) HP
3 3 (3.85%) Perforce
4 2 (2.56%) Capita
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.28%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.28%) Huawei
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