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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 555 547 538
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing MPEG 35 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.033% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.10% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £112 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £417 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.75
MPEG
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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
16576 15446 15439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.24% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10527 9861 9233
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 609 742
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.57 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 October 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 October 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 +3 15 £368 +22.50% 2
South East -7 14 £300 -20.00%
South West -33 3 £300 +4.34% 4
East of England - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - - 1
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 40 (63.49%) DVB
2 22 (34.92%) STB
3 21 (33.33%) IPTV
4 19 (30.16%) Video on Demand
5 15 (23.81%) ISEB
5 15 (23.81%) Linux
6 14 (22.22%) C
7 13 (20.63%) DTV
8 12 (19.05%) UNIX
8 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 12 (19.05%) Degree
8 12 (19.05%) Streaming Video
9 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
9 11 (17.46%) Internet
9 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (15.87%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (15.87%) Ethernet
11 9 (14.29%) Python
11 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 9 (14.29%) SQL
11 9 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
12 8 (12.70%) VLAN
12 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
12 8 (12.70%) C++
12 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
12 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
13 7 (11.11%) Tcl
13 7 (11.11%) Client/Server
13 7 (11.11%) Windows
13 7 (11.11%) Perl

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.59%) Apache
1 1 (1.59%) SAS
1 1 (1.59%) nginx
1 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) Quicktime
3 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.59%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (63.49%) DVB
2 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 11 (17.46%) Internet
4 10 (15.87%) Ethernet
5 8 (12.70%) VLAN
6 6 (9.52%) HTTP
7 5 (7.94%) Multicast
8 4 (6.35%) RTP
9 3 (4.76%) DNS
9 3 (4.76%) RTSP
10 2 (3.17%) LAN
10 2 (3.17%) WAN
10 2 (3.17%) Wireless
11 1 (1.59%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.59%) BGP
11 1 (1.59%) RTCP
11 1 (1.59%) Broadband
11 1 (1.59%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.17%) MySQL
2 2 (3.17%) Informix
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.35%) Electronics
2 3 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Test Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Broadcast Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Systems Support
5 7 (11.11%) Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Manual Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Junior Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Junior
8 4 (6.35%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) XML
2 5 (7.94%) HTML
2 5 (7.94%) .NET
3 4 (6.35%) CSS
4 3 (4.76%) DOM
5 2 (3.17%) SOAP
5 2 (3.17%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) GStreamer
6 1 (1.59%) FFmpeg
6 1 (1.59%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.59%) Middleware
6 1 (1.59%) LAMP
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.92%) STB
2 21 (33.33%) IPTV
3 19 (30.16%) Video on Demand
4 13 (20.63%) DTV
5 12 (19.05%) Streaming Video
6 9 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
7 7 (11.11%) Client/Server
8 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
9 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (3.17%) Device Driver
10 2 (3.17%) VHDL
10 2 (3.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (3.17%) Streaming Media
11 1 (1.59%) iDTV
11 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
11 1 (1.59%) Open Source
11 1 (1.59%) New Media
11 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Linux
2 12 (19.05%) UNIX
3 7 (11.11%) Windows
4 3 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
2 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
3 7 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 7 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Regression Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (7.94%) Test Planning
5 4 (6.35%) DRM
5 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.35%) TDD
6 3 (4.76%) Scrum
6 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.17%) Analytics
7 2 (3.17%) Bug Management
7 2 (3.17%) Business Development
7 2 (3.17%) Test Management
7 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.17%) Project Management
8 1 (1.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) C
2 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 9 (14.29%) Python
3 8 (12.70%) C++
4 7 (11.11%) Perl
4 7 (11.11%) Tcl
5 5 (7.94%) VBScript
5 5 (7.94%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.35%) Java
7 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.17%) Ruby
7 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.59%) sed
8 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.59%) AWK
8 1 (1.59%) PHP
8 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) ISEB
2 12 (19.05%) Degree
3 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) NDS
1 2 (3.17%) Varnish
2 1 (1.59%) Samba
2 1 (1.59%) qmail
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Bacula
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) HP
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) Ericsson
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) Capita
5 2 (3.17%) Tandberg
6 1 (1.59%) Akamai
6 1 (1.59%) Perforce
6 1 (1.59%) Redback
6 1 (1.59%) Juniper
6 1 (1.59%) CA