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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 550 535 506
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -29
Contract jobs citing MPEG 20 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.073% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 7
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£135 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £167 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.42%
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
15814 15419 13832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.02% 32.14% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 9723 8347
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 622 592
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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 +11 13 £135 -25.00%
South East -8 5 £240 -26.15% 1
East of England -12 2 - - 2
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 18 (52.94%) STB
2 13 (38.24%) UNIX
2 13 (38.24%) DVB
3 12 (35.29%) Linux
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) Video on Demand
4 11 (32.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (32.35%) Software Testing
4 11 (32.35%) JIRA
4 11 (32.35%) MS Office
4 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
4 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
4 11 (32.35%) ISEB
5 10 (29.41%) DTV
5 10 (29.41%) Test Planning
6 9 (26.47%) HP
6 9 (26.47%) Regression Testing
6 9 (26.47%) VBScript
6 9 (26.47%) VB.NET
6 9 (26.47%) .NET
7 8 (23.53%) C
7 8 (23.53%) DRM
8 7 (20.59%) Java
8 7 (20.59%) IPTV
8 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
9 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
9 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.71%) C++

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (11.76%) Mule
1 4 (11.76%) Mule ESB
2 2 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Office
1 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) DVB
2 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) FTP
4 2 (5.88%) HTTP
4 2 (5.88%) RIP
4 2 (5.88%) SNMP
4 2 (5.88%) Telnet
4 2 (5.88%) SSH
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) MPLS
4 2 (5.88%) OSPF
4 2 (5.88%) BGP
4 2 (5.88%) DOCSIS
4 2 (5.88%) DSL
4 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.88%) DLNA
4 2 (5.88%) Multicast
5 1 (2.94%) Broadband
5 1 (2.94%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) JIRA
2 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.88%) Electronics
1 2 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Tester
2 9 (26.47%) Junior
2 9 (26.47%) Manual Tester
2 9 (26.47%) Junior Tester
3 8 (23.53%) Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Broadcast Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) HTML
2 5 (14.71%) FFmpeg
3 3 (8.82%) HTML5
3 3 (8.82%) Middleware
4 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
4 2 (5.88%) CSS
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) jQuery
5 1 (2.94%) LAMP
5 1 (2.94%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) STB
2 12 (35.29%) Video on Demand
3 10 (29.41%) DTV
4 7 (20.59%) IPTV
5 5 (14.71%) Streaming Video
6 4 (11.76%) Wiki
7 3 (8.82%) Device Driver
8 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.94%) iDTV
9 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) UNIX
2 12 (35.29%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) VMS
3 3 (8.82%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Software Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Test Planning
4 9 (26.47%) Regression Testing
5 8 (23.53%) DRM
6 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) TDD
7 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
8 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) Validation
9 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (5.88%) OO
9 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.88%) Video Processing
9 2 (5.88%) Software Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) Kanban
9 2 (5.88%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) VBScript
2 9 (26.47%) VB.NET
3 8 (23.53%) C
4 7 (20.59%) Java
5 5 (14.71%) C++
6 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (11.76%) Perl
7 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
7 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.88%) Python
9 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) ISEB
1 11 (32.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Apple
4 2 (5.88%) Tektronix
4 2 (5.88%) CA
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat