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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 553 533 477
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -56
Contract jobs citing DVB 19 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.063% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.49% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 13
Average daily rate
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£315 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £163 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.07% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
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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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
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 27 March 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 27 March 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
London -4 6 £325 +94.02% 1
Yorkshire - - - -
DVB
UK

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (54.55%) Linux
1 24 (54.55%) MPEG
2 22 (50.00%) STB
3 18 (40.91%) Software Engineering
3 18 (40.91%) DTV
4 17 (38.64%) IPTV
5 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 13 (29.55%) C++
6 12 (27.27%) HTML
7 11 (25.00%) Java
7 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (22.73%) OO
9 9 (20.45%) CSS
9 9 (20.45%) C
9 9 (20.45%) Degree
10 7 (15.91%) Streaming Video
10 7 (15.91%) Android
10 7 (15.91%) HTML5
10 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
10 7 (15.91%) UNIX
11 6 (13.64%) SQL
11 6 (13.64%) Embedded C
11 6 (13.64%) Middleware
11 6 (13.64%) Video on Demand
12 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
12 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
12 5 (11.36%) Internet
12 5 (11.36%) OpenGL
12 5 (11.36%) Perl
12 5 (11.36%) OOP

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Internet
2 4 (9.09%) VLAN
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) DLNA
4 2 (4.55%) Multicast
4 2 (4.55%) DSL
4 2 (4.55%) Wireless
5 1 (2.27%) Broadband
5 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MySQL
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.82%) Grunt
2 3 (6.82%) SonarQube
2 3 (6.82%) Subversion
2 3 (6.82%) Maven
3 2 (4.55%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Electronics
3 3 (6.82%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Software Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Broadcast Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.27%) Programmer
8 1 (2.27%) Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Flash Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) HTML
2 9 (20.45%) CSS
3 7 (15.91%) HTML5
4 6 (13.64%) Middleware
5 5 (11.36%) OpenGL
6 4 (9.09%) JSON
6 4 (9.09%) Web Services
6 4 (9.09%) XML
7 3 (6.82%) Hibernate
7 3 (6.82%) Spring
7 3 (6.82%) jQuery
7 3 (6.82%) JPA
7 3 (6.82%) Ajax
7 3 (6.82%) XHTML
7 3 (6.82%) REST
7 3 (6.82%) Backbone.js
7 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.55%) POSIX
8 2 (4.55%) Qt
8 2 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (54.55%) MPEG
2 22 (50.00%) STB
3 18 (40.91%) DTV
4 17 (38.64%) IPTV
5 7 (15.91%) Streaming Video
6 6 (13.64%) Video on Demand
7 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
8 4 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (6.82%) Digital Media
9 3 (6.82%) Interactive TV
9 3 (6.82%) W3C
9 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
10 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (4.55%) iDTV
10 2 (4.55%) Device Driver
10 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
10 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
10 2 (4.55%) Physics
11 1 (2.27%) Open Source
11 1 (2.27%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) UNIX
2 7 (15.91%) Android
3 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.82%) CentOS
4 3 (6.82%) Windows
4 3 (6.82%) VMS
4 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Software Engineering
2 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) OO
4 5 (11.36%) OOP
5 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.09%) UML
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (9.09%) Software Architecture
6 3 (6.82%) Kanban
6 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.82%) DRM
6 3 (6.82%) TDD
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Scrum
7 2 (4.55%) Refactoring
7 2 (4.55%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
1 13 (29.55%) C++
2 11 (25.00%) Java
3 9 (20.45%) C
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded C
4 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 5 (11.36%) Perl
6 4 (9.09%) Python
7 3 (6.82%) Embedded C++
7 3 (6.82%) PHP
7 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.82%) ActionScript
8 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) Ericsson
3 2 (4.55%) Tandberg
4 1 (2.27%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) CA
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