The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 552 578 554
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -24
Contract jobs citing MPEG 44 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.032% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 20
Average daily rate £393 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £470 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -
MPEG
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15327 14891 14927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.48% 31.62% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10014 9364 9160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 641 629
Average hourly rate £21.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in England

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in England

MPEG
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPEG across the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

MPEG Daily Rate Histogram in England

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in England

MPEG
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 MPEG within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +32 19 £356 +1.78% 2
London +16 18 £490 +262.96% 1
South West +9 6 £300 -14.28%
North West - 1 £400 - 1
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MPEG 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 MPEG.

1 46 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (54.41%) C
2 37 (54.41%) DVB
3 36 (52.94%) HTTP
4 34 (50.00%) Scrum
5 33 (48.53%) DTV
6 31 (45.59%) TDD
7 30 (44.12%) STB
8 29 (42.65%) HTML
9 28 (41.18%) C++
10 26 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (36.76%) Software Engineering
12 23 (33.82%) HTML5
13 21 (30.88%) NoSQL
13 21 (30.88%) Node.js
14 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
14 20 (29.41%) SQL
14 20 (29.41%) TCP/IP
15 18 (26.47%) Unix
15 18 (26.47%) Git (software)
16 17 (25.00%) Python
16 17 (25.00%) Java
17 16 (23.53%) SOA
17 16 (23.53%) REST
17 16 (23.53%) Software Architecture
17 16 (23.53%) User Stories
18 15 (22.06%) IPTV
19 13 (19.12%) BGP
19 13 (19.12%) XML
19 13 (19.12%) Degree

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MPEG 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 MPEG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (30.88%) Node.js
2 6 (8.82%) Apache
2 6 (8.82%) nginx
3 4 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) PaintShop Pro
2 2 (2.94%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon S3
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (7.35%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (7.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (54.41%) DVB
2 36 (52.94%) HTTP
3 20 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 13 (19.12%) BGP
5 9 (13.24%) DNS
5 9 (13.24%) Internet
6 6 (8.82%) Broadband
6 6 (8.82%) HbbTV
7 5 (7.35%) OSPF
7 5 (7.35%) RIP
8 4 (5.88%) DOCSIS
8 4 (5.88%) MPLS
8 4 (5.88%) SNMP
8 4 (5.88%) SSH
8 4 (5.88%) Telnet
8 4 (5.88%) VPN
9 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.88%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (7.35%) Redis
2 5 (7.35%) SimpleDB
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.18%) Maven
3 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.82%) JIRA
5 5 (7.35%) JUnit
5 5 (7.35%) Mockito
5 5 (7.35%) RSpec
6 4 (5.88%) Subversion
7 2 (2.94%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (7.35%) Games
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) Software Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Software Developer
5 8 (11.76%) Embedded C Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Real Time Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Tester
7 6 (8.82%) Agile Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) C Developer
8 5 (7.35%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) DTV Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Junior
9 4 (5.88%) Junior Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Manual Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.65%) HTML
2 23 (33.82%) HTML5
3 16 (23.53%) REST
4 13 (19.12%) XML
5 12 (17.65%) Spring
6 11 (16.18%) XSD
7 10 (14.71%) Web Services
8 8 (11.76%) JSON
9 6 (8.82%) .NET
9 6 (8.82%) Flash
10 5 (7.35%) Silverlight
11 2 (2.94%) Apache Camel
11 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
11 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
11 2 (2.94%) LINQ
12 1 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (1.47%) jQuery
12 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (48.53%) DTV
2 30 (44.12%) STB
3 15 (22.06%) IPTV
4 12 (17.65%) Video on Demand
5 11 (16.18%) Fat Client
5 11 (16.18%) Interactive TV
5 11 (16.18%) Thin Client
6 9 (13.24%) Computer Science
7 6 (8.82%) User Experience
8 5 (7.35%) Streaming Video
9 3 (4.41%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (2.94%) Wiki
11 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
11 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Unix
2 9 (13.24%) Linux
3 6 (8.82%) CentOS
3 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.00%) Scrum
3 31 (45.59%) TDD
4 26 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (36.76%) Software Engineering
6 16 (23.53%) SOA
6 16 (23.53%) Software Architecture
6 16 (23.53%) User Stories
7 8 (11.76%) Pair Programming
7 8 (11.76%) Video Processing
8 6 (8.82%) BDD
8 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.82%) Kanban
8 6 (8.82%) Load Testing
8 6 (8.82%) MVC
8 6 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (7.35%) Auto-Scaling
9 5 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 37 (54.41%) C
2 28 (41.18%) C++
3 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 20 (29.41%) SQL
4 17 (25.00%) Java
4 17 (25.00%) Python
5 11 (16.18%) ANSI C
6 7 (10.29%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.29%) Ruby
7 6 (8.82%) ActionScript
8 5 (7.35%) Embedded C
9 4 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 4 (5.88%) VBScript
10 3 (4.41%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.94%) C#
11 2 (2.94%) Perl
11 2 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.88%) ISEB
3 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) OIPF
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) OpenTV
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) Adobe
3 5 (7.35%) Apple
4 4 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) Tektronix
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