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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 604 578 565
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Contract jobs citing MPEG 27 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.056% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 25
Median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £135 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
16726 16874 15817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.50% 32.70% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10894 10786 9685
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 664 640
Median hourly rate £20.81 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.58% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MPEG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPEG within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 15 £313 +2.45%
South East +1 11 £360 -1.36%
East of England +16 1 £300 -29.41% 1
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPEG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MPEG.

1 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) Scrum
3 34 (57.63%) TDD
3 34 (57.63%) HTTP
4 32 (54.24%) C
4 32 (54.24%) STB
5 30 (50.85%) DVB
6 29 (49.15%) C++
7 28 (47.46%) HTML
8 27 (45.76%) SQL
8 27 (45.76%) HTML5
9 26 (44.07%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (40.68%) Node.js
10 24 (40.68%) Digital TV
11 23 (38.98%) NoSQL
12 21 (35.59%) Git (software)
13 20 (33.90%) REST
13 20 (33.90%) SOA
14 19 (32.20%) User Stories
15 18 (30.51%) Unix
16 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
16 16 (27.12%) Software Architecture
17 14 (23.73%) Degree
17 14 (23.73%) Linux
18 13 (22.03%) Python
18 13 (22.03%) Automated Testing
19 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
19 12 (20.34%) BGP
20 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
21 10 (16.95%) Bash Shell

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.39%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.47%) MS Office
2 4 (6.78%) PaintShop Pro
2 4 (6.78%) Photoshop
3 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon S3
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (8.47%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (8.47%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (57.63%) HTTP
2 30 (50.85%) DVB
3 12 (20.34%) BGP
4 9 (15.25%) MPLS
4 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
5 8 (13.56%) VPN
6 6 (10.17%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (10.17%) DNS
6 6 (10.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (10.17%) IOS XR
6 6 (10.17%) OSPF
7 4 (6.78%) Multicast
7 4 (6.78%) VLAN
8 3 (5.08%) SNMP
9 2 (3.39%) DOCSIS
9 2 (3.39%) RIP
9 2 (3.39%) SSH
9 2 (3.39%) Telnet
10 1 (1.69%) 3GPP
10 1 (1.69%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (38.98%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (5.08%) Redis
2 3 (5.08%) SimpleDB
3 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (35.59%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.56%) Maven
3 7 (11.86%) JIRA
4 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.47%) JUnit
4 5 (8.47%) Mockito
4 5 (8.47%) RSpec
5 4 (6.78%) Subversion
6 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (8.47%) Games
2 2 (3.39%) Multimedia
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) French Language
3 1 (1.69%) German Language
3 1 (1.69%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Developer
2 13 (22.03%) Software Engineer
3 11 (18.64%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Integration Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Embedded C Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Development Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Manual Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Software Development Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Software Integration Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Build Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (47.46%) HTML
2 27 (45.76%) HTML5
3 24 (40.68%) Node.js
4 20 (33.90%) REST
5 7 (11.86%) XML
5 7 (11.86%) XSD
6 6 (10.17%) .NET
6 6 (10.17%) Web Services
7 5 (8.47%) Flash
7 5 (8.47%) JSON
7 5 (8.47%) Spring
8 2 (3.39%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (3.39%) HEVC
8 2 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.39%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.69%) JMS
9 1 (1.69%) jQuery
9 1 (1.69%) OpenCL
9 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (54.24%) STB
2 24 (40.68%) Digital TV
3 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
4 8 (13.56%) Streaming Media
5 7 (11.86%) Fat Client
5 7 (11.86%) Interactive TV
5 7 (11.86%) Thin Client
6 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (10.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (10.17%) Video on Demand
7 4 (6.78%) IPTV
7 4 (6.78%) Streaming Video
8 2 (3.39%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (3.39%) User Experience
9 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Unix
2 14 (23.73%) Linux
3 10 (16.95%) Windows
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.78%) CentOS
5 4 (6.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) Scrum
3 34 (57.63%) TDD
4 26 (44.07%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (33.90%) SOA
6 19 (32.20%) User Stories
7 16 (27.12%) Software Architecture
7 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
8 13 (22.03%) Automated Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Video Processing
10 6 (10.17%) DDoS Mitigation
10 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.17%) High Availability
10 6 (10.17%) Load Balancing
11 5 (8.47%) Auto-Scaling
11 5 (8.47%) Kanban
11 5 (8.47%) Pair Programming
11 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
11 5 (8.47%) Test Planning
11 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) C
2 29 (49.15%) C++
3 27 (45.76%) SQL
4 13 (22.03%) Python
5 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.95%) Bash Shell
6 10 (16.95%) Java
6 10 (16.95%) Perl
7 7 (11.86%) ANSI C
8 6 (10.17%) VB.NET
8 6 (10.17%) VBScript
9 5 (8.47%) ActionScript
10 4 (6.78%) Embedded C
11 3 (5.08%) Ruby
12 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Degree
2 7 (11.86%) ISEB
2 7 (11.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.78%) CCNA
3 4 (6.78%) CCNP
3 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) OIPF
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
1 4 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (6.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Apple
2 8 (13.56%) Cisco
3 7 (11.86%) OpenTV
4 6 (10.17%) Akamai
4 6 (10.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 6 (10.17%) F5
4 6 (10.17%) SevOne
5 4 (6.78%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.39%) Adobe
6 2 (3.39%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Tektronix
7 1 (1.69%) Ciena
7 1 (1.69%) Remedy