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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 562 547 501
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -46
Contract jobs citing DVB 18 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.056% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £294 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -14.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £408 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £335 £323
% change year-on-year
-7.46% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -21 8 £363 +5.07% 2
London -1 5 £350 +101.43%
Yorkshire - - - -
DVB
UK

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 23 (58.97%) Linux
2 21 (53.85%) STB
3 20 (51.28%) MPEG
4 17 (43.59%) DTV
4 17 (43.59%) Software Engineering
5 16 (41.03%) IPTV
6 13 (33.33%) C++
7 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
8 10 (25.64%) HTML
8 10 (25.64%) Java
8 10 (25.64%) OO
8 10 (25.64%) C
8 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (20.51%) Degree
10 7 (17.95%) Android
10 7 (17.95%) Telecoms
10 7 (17.95%) CSS
11 6 (15.38%) Streaming Video
11 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
11 6 (15.38%) Middleware
11 6 (15.38%) HTML5
12 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
12 5 (12.82%) Video on Demand
12 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
12 5 (12.82%) OpenGL
12 5 (12.82%) UNIX
12 5 (12.82%) Perl
12 5 (12.82%) SQL
12 5 (12.82%) OOP
13 4 (10.26%) UML

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (5.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.26%) VLAN
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) DSL
3 2 (5.13%) DLNA
3 2 (5.13%) Multicast
3 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) IGMP
4 1 (2.56%) RTSP
4 1 (2.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.69%) Grunt
2 3 (7.69%) SonarQube
2 3 (7.69%) webpack
2 3 (7.69%) Subversion
2 3 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (5.13%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 7 (17.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Electronics
3 3 (7.69%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Software Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Broadcast Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Project Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 1 (2.56%) iOS Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Flash Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Software Programmer
6 1 (2.56%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) CSS
3 6 (15.38%) Middleware
3 6 (15.38%) HTML5
4 5 (12.82%) OpenGL
5 4 (10.26%) JSON
5 4 (10.26%) Web Services
6 3 (7.69%) XML
6 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.69%) Spring
6 3 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (7.69%) JPA
6 3 (7.69%) Ajax
6 3 (7.69%) XHTML
6 3 (7.69%) REST
6 3 (7.69%) Backbone.js
6 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.13%) POSIX
7 2 (5.13%) Qt
7 2 (5.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (53.85%) STB
2 20 (51.28%) MPEG
3 17 (43.59%) DTV
4 16 (41.03%) IPTV
5 6 (15.38%) Streaming Video
6 5 (12.82%) Video on Demand
6 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (7.69%) Device Driver
8 3 (7.69%) Interactive TV
8 3 (7.69%) W3C
8 3 (7.69%) Digital Media
8 3 (7.69%) Data Structures
9 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
9 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
9 2 (5.13%) Physics
10 1 (2.56%) Open Source
10 1 (2.56%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Android
3 5 (12.82%) UNIX
3 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (7.69%) CentOS
4 3 (7.69%) VMS
4 3 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Software Engineering
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) OO
3 5 (12.82%) OOP
4 4 (10.26%) UML
4 4 (10.26%) Software Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) Scrum
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 3 (7.69%) Kanban
6 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) DRM
6 2 (5.13%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (5.13%) TDD
6 2 (5.13%) Refactoring
6 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) C++
2 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.64%) Java
3 10 (25.64%) C
4 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
5 5 (12.82%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) Perl
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
6 3 (7.69%) ActionScript
6 3 (7.69%) Python
6 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) CA