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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 553 536 520
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -16
Contract jobs citing MPEG 26 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.032% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 6
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £108 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £381 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
15290 14865 13381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10003 9386 8026
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 625 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
London +15 13 £253 -27.33% 2
South East -25 7 £315 +26.00% 4
South West -23 5 £325 -7.14% 3
East of England - - - - 5
East Midlands - - - -
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 39 (62.90%) DVB
2 22 (35.48%) STB
3 18 (29.03%) DTV
4 17 (27.42%) IPTV
4 17 (27.42%) Video on Demand
5 13 (20.97%) Streaming Video
6 12 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (19.35%) UNIX
7 11 (17.74%) MS Office
7 11 (17.74%) Linux
7 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
7 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
7 11 (17.74%) ISEB
7 11 (17.74%) Degree
7 11 (17.74%) JIRA
7 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
7 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
8 10 (16.13%) C
8 10 (16.13%) SQL
9 9 (14.52%) Internet
9 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
9 9 (14.52%) Test Planning
9 9 (14.52%) Over-the-Top Content
10 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
10 8 (12.90%) VBScript
10 8 (12.90%) VB.NET
10 8 (12.90%) .NET
10 8 (12.90%) C++
10 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (1.61%) Apache
1 1 (1.61%) SAS
1 1 (1.61%) nginx
1 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Office
1 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Quicktime
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.61%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 39 (62.90%) DVB
2 9 (14.52%) Internet
3 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.29%) Multicast
5 5 (8.06%) HTTP
6 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.84%) DNS
7 3 (4.84%) RTP
7 3 (4.84%) RTSP
8 2 (3.23%) VLAN
8 2 (3.23%) Wireless
8 2 (3.23%) DSL
8 2 (3.23%) DLNA
9 1 (1.61%) BGP
9 1 (1.61%) PBX
9 1 (1.61%) RTCP
9 1 (1.61%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Informix
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.06%) Electronics
2 3 (4.84%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Tester
1 11 (17.74%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Software Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Junior
3 8 (12.90%) Manual Tester
3 8 (12.90%) Junior Tester
3 8 (12.90%) Broadcast Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Systems Support Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Systems Support
5 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Test Specialist
9 1 (1.61%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) HTML
3 6 (9.68%) XML
4 5 (8.06%) CSS
5 3 (4.84%) DOM
6 2 (3.23%) Middleware
6 2 (3.23%) RESTful
6 2 (3.23%) HTML5
7 1 (1.61%) FFmpeg
7 1 (1.61%) JNI
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) STB
2 18 (29.03%) DTV
3 17 (27.42%) IPTV
3 17 (27.42%) Video on Demand
4 13 (20.97%) Streaming Video
5 9 (14.52%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.23%) VHDL
7 2 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (3.23%) Streaming Media
7 2 (3.23%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.23%) iDTV
8 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.61%) Open Source
8 1 (1.61%) New Media
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) UNIX
2 11 (17.74%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Windows
4 3 (4.84%) Android
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
2 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
2 9 (14.52%) Test Planning
3 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
4 6 (9.68%) DRM
5 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.45%) Scrum
7 3 (4.84%) TDD
7 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.23%) Multithreading
8 2 (3.23%) Kanban
8 2 (3.23%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (3.23%) Analytics
8 2 (3.23%) Bug Management
8 2 (3.23%) Android Development
8 2 (3.23%) Software Architecture
8 2 (3.23%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.23%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.23%) Business Development
8 2 (3.23%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
1 10 (16.13%) C
1 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
2 8 (12.90%) C++
2 8 (12.90%) VBScript
2 8 (12.90%) VB.NET
3 6 (9.68%) Python
3 6 (9.68%) Java
4 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.84%) Perl
5 3 (4.84%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.23%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) sed
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) Tcl
7 1 (1.61%) AWK
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
1 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Varnish
2 1 (1.61%) Samba
2 1 (1.61%) qmail
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Bacula
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) HP
3 5 (8.06%) Ericsson
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 2 (3.23%) Tandberg
6 1 (1.61%) Akamai
6 1 (1.61%) Redback
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Juniper
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