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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 541 549 559
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing MPEG 37 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.041% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.13% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.25
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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
16171 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +24 17 £325 -10.34% 3
South East +15 14 £300 +16.50% 1
East of England -21 1 £350 +16.66% 2
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
South West - - - - 5
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (58.46%) DVB
2 26 (40.00%) STB
2 26 (40.00%) IPTV
3 19 (29.23%) C
4 18 (27.69%) ISEB
4 18 (27.69%) Video on Demand
5 16 (24.62%) Linux
6 15 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 15 (23.08%) DTV
7 14 (21.54%) Python
7 14 (21.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (20.00%) UNIX
8 13 (20.00%) Degree
8 13 (20.00%) Streaming Video
9 12 (18.46%) Ethernet
9 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
9 12 (18.46%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (16.92%) SQL
10 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.38%) JIRA
11 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 9 (13.85%) C++
13 8 (12.31%) Windows
13 8 (12.31%) Over-the-Top Content
14 7 (10.77%) Test Planning
14 7 (10.77%) MS Office
14 7 (10.77%) Perl
14 7 (10.77%) Client/Server

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.54%) SAS
1 1 (1.54%) Apache
1 1 (1.54%) Confluence
1 1 (1.54%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Quicktime
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (58.46%) DVB
2 12 (18.46%) Ethernet
2 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.77%) Internet
3 7 (10.77%) VLAN
4 6 (9.23%) RTP
5 4 (6.15%) Multicast
5 4 (6.15%) HTTP
6 3 (4.62%) Broadband
6 3 (4.62%) RTSP
7 2 (3.08%) LAN
7 2 (3.08%) WAN
7 2 (3.08%) DNS
8 1 (1.54%) BGP
8 1 (1.54%) PBX
8 1 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.54%) DLNA
8 1 (1.54%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Informix
1 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.08%) MySQL
2 2 (3.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) JIRA
2 4 (6.15%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (9.23%) Electronics
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Test Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Tester
3 9 (13.85%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Systems Support
4 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Systems Support Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Junior Tester
5 6 (9.23%) Manual Tester
5 6 (9.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Junior
5 6 (9.23%) Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Broadcast Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) XML
3 4 (6.15%) GStreamer
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) FFmpeg
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) SOAP
5 2 (3.08%) DOM
5 2 (3.08%) Middleware
6 1 (1.54%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.54%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.54%) LAMP
6 1 (1.54%) HTML5
6 1 (1.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.00%) STB
1 26 (40.00%) IPTV
2 18 (27.69%) Video on Demand
3 15 (23.08%) DTV
4 13 (20.00%) Streaming Video
5 8 (12.31%) Over-the-Top Content
6 7 (10.77%) Client/Server
7 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (3.08%) Streaming Media
9 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
9 2 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (3.08%) Device Driver
9 2 (3.08%) VHDL
9 2 (3.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (1.54%) Smartcard
10 1 (1.54%) Interactive TV
10 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Linux
2 13 (20.00%) UNIX
3 8 (12.31%) Windows
4 6 (9.23%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.54%) Android
6 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
3 7 (10.77%) Test Planning
3 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
3 7 (10.77%) Integration Testing
4 6 (9.23%) Scrum
4 6 (9.23%) Regression Testing
5 5 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.15%) DRM
7 3 (4.62%) TDD
7 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Analytics
8 2 (3.08%) Bug Management
8 2 (3.08%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.08%) Test Management
8 2 (3.08%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.08%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) C
2 14 (21.54%) Python
3 11 (16.92%) SQL
4 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.85%) C++
6 7 (10.77%) Perl
6 7 (10.77%) Tcl
7 6 (9.23%) VBScript
7 6 (9.23%) VB.NET
8 4 (6.15%) Java
9 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.08%) Ruby
9 2 (3.08%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.54%) Pascal
10 1 (1.54%) Prolog
10 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.54%) Fortran
10 1 (1.54%) PHP
10 1 (1.54%) AWK
10 1 (1.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) ISEB
2 14 (21.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (20.00%) Degree
4 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Varnish
1 2 (3.08%) NDS
2 1 (1.54%) qmail
2 1 (1.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) HP
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle
4 4 (6.15%) Perforce
5 2 (3.08%) Capita
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.08%) CA
5 2 (3.08%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.54%) Akamai