The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 554 481 544
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +63
Contract jobs citing MPEG 36 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.051% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 24
Average daily rate £300 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
MPEG
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -13 12 £165 - 5
East of England - 10 £320 - 6
South East -16 6 £325 -4.41% 2
South West - 5 £345 -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (48.15%) DVB
1 26 (48.15%) STB
2 23 (42.59%) UNIX
3 22 (40.74%) Python
3 22 (40.74%) DTV
4 20 (37.04%) Software Testing
4 20 (37.04%) JIRA
5 19 (35.19%) SQL
6 18 (33.33%) IPTV
7 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
8 16 (29.63%) C
8 16 (29.63%) ISEB
9 15 (27.78%) Linux
10 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
12 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
12 10 (18.52%) Streaming Video
12 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (16.67%) MS Access
14 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
14 8 (14.81%) MS Office
14 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
14 8 (14.81%) Degree
15 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
15 7 (12.96%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (12.96%) VBScript
15 7 (12.96%) VB.NET
15 7 (12.96%) .NET
16 6 (11.11%) RTP

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (5.56%) Confluence
1 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.81%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project
3 1 (1.85%) Quicktime
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (48.15%) DVB
2 6 (11.11%) RTP
3 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.41%) Broadband
4 4 (7.41%) RTSP
5 3 (5.56%) Wireshark
5 3 (5.56%) DLNA
5 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.70%) Internet
7 1 (1.85%) IGMP
7 1 (1.85%) Multicast
7 1 (1.85%) RSVP
7 1 (1.85%) SONET
7 1 (1.85%) MPLS
7 1 (1.85%) BGP
7 1 (1.85%) Intranet
7 1 (1.85%) DAB
7 1 (1.85%) HTTP
7 1 (1.85%) ATM
7 1 (1.85%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (1.85%) Informix
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) JIRA
2 5 (9.26%) Subversion
3 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (7.41%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Tester
2 11 (20.37%) Test Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Software Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Software Tester
3 8 (14.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Manual Tester
5 5 (9.26%) Junior Tester
5 5 (9.26%) Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Junior
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Broadcast Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) Middleware
3 5 (9.26%) GStreamer
4 4 (7.41%) HTML
5 3 (5.56%) CSS
6 2 (3.70%) XML
6 2 (3.70%) DOM
7 1 (1.85%) FFmpeg
7 1 (1.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 26 (48.15%) STB
2 22 (40.74%) DTV
3 18 (33.33%) IPTV
4 10 (18.52%) Streaming Video
5 7 (12.96%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (5.56%) Interactive TV
6 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.70%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) UNIX
2 15 (27.78%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (5.56%) HPUX
5 2 (3.70%) Windows
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) Software Testing
2 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
4 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Scrum
8 4 (7.41%) DRM
8 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.70%) TDD
10 1 (1.85%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.85%) Video Processing
10 1 (1.85%) Product Management
10 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (1.85%) Test Management
10 1 (1.85%) Network Management
10 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.85%) Test Strategy
10 1 (1.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) Python
2 19 (35.19%) SQL
3 16 (29.63%) C
4 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.96%) VBScript
5 7 (12.96%) VB.NET
6 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 5 (9.26%) C++
8 3 (5.56%) Tcl
8 3 (5.56%) Perl
8 3 (5.56%) PHP
9 2 (3.70%) Java
10 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.85%) Pascal
10 1 (1.85%) Prolog
10 1 (1.85%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 16 (29.63%) ISEB
2 8 (14.81%) Degree
3 5 (9.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Perforce
3 4 (7.41%) HP
4 3 (5.56%) CA
4 3 (5.56%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.85%) Juniper
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
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