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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 551 545 551
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing MPEG 32 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.042% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £380 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 14 £310 -20.76%
South East -11 11 £300 +71.42% 2
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
East of England -25 1 £350 +16.66% 1
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 36 (52.94%) DVB
2 31 (45.59%) IPTV
3 26 (38.24%) STB
4 24 (35.29%) C
5 22 (32.35%) Linux
6 20 (29.41%) Python
7 19 (27.94%) DTV
8 18 (26.47%) ISEB
9 16 (23.53%) Software Testing
10 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
10 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
10 15 (22.06%) UNIX
10 15 (22.06%) Video on Demand
11 14 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (20.59%) Streaming Video
12 13 (19.12%) Degree
12 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
13 12 (17.65%) SQL
13 12 (17.65%) JIRA
14 11 (16.18%) Ethernet
14 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
15 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
15 10 (14.71%) C++
16 9 (13.24%) RTP
16 9 (13.24%) HP Quality Center
17 8 (11.76%) Windows
17 8 (11.76%) Scrum
17 8 (11.76%) Electronics
17 8 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
18 7 (10.29%) VLAN

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.47%) SAS
1 1 (1.47%) Apache
1 1 (1.47%) IIS
1 1 (1.47%) nginx
1 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) Quicktime
4 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (52.94%) DVB
2 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
3 11 (16.18%) Ethernet
4 9 (13.24%) RTP
5 7 (10.29%) VLAN
5 7 (10.29%) Internet
6 6 (8.82%) RTSP
7 5 (7.35%) Broadband
7 5 (7.35%) HTTP
8 3 (4.41%) DLNA
9 2 (2.94%) Multicast
9 2 (2.94%) DNS
9 2 (2.94%) WAN
9 2 (2.94%) LAN
10 1 (1.47%) PBX
10 1 (1.47%) BGP
10 1 (1.47%) DAB
10 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.47%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) MS Access
2 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) JIRA
2 6 (8.82%) Subversion
3 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Billing
3 1 (1.47%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Software Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Tester
3 10 (14.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Manual Tester
6 5 (7.35%) Junior Tester
6 5 (7.35%) Systems Support Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Systems Support
6 5 (7.35%) Junior
7 4 (5.88%) Broadcast Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) GStreamer
1 6 (8.82%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) Middleware
3 4 (5.88%) HTML
4 3 (4.41%) CSS
5 2 (2.94%) FFmpeg
5 2 (2.94%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) DOM
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.47%) LAMP
6 1 (1.47%) Flash
6 1 (1.47%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.47%) jQuery
6 1 (1.47%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (45.59%) IPTV
2 26 (38.24%) STB
3 19 (27.94%) DTV
4 15 (22.06%) Video on Demand
5 14 (20.59%) Streaming Video
6 7 (10.29%) Client/Server
6 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
7 5 (7.35%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (4.41%) Interactive TV
9 2 (2.94%) Digital Media
9 2 (2.94%) VHDL
9 2 (2.94%) Device Driver
9 2 (2.94%) Streaming Media
9 2 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (1.47%) Smartcard
10 1 (1.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) Linux
2 15 (22.06%) UNIX
3 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 8 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Software Testing
2 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
3 8 (11.76%) Scrum
4 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
4 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
4 7 (10.29%) Integration Testing
5 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.35%) DRM
5 5 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (7.35%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (4.41%) TDD
6 3 (4.41%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.94%) Bug Management
7 2 (2.94%) Analytics
7 2 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.94%) Test Management
8 1 (1.47%) Business Development
8 1 (1.47%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) C
2 20 (29.41%) Python
3 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.65%) SQL
5 10 (14.71%) C++
6 7 (10.29%) Perl
6 7 (10.29%) Tcl
7 6 (8.82%) VBScript
7 6 (8.82%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.88%) Java
9 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.94%) Ruby
11 1 (1.47%) AWK
11 1 (1.47%) Fortran
11 1 (1.47%) PHP
11 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.47%) Pascal
11 1 (1.47%) Prolog
11 1 (1.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) ISEB
2 14 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (19.12%) Degree
4 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Varnish
1 2 (2.94%) NDS
2 1 (1.47%) Samba
2 1 (1.47%) qmail
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) HP
3 6 (8.82%) Perforce
4 4 (5.88%) CA
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco
5 2 (2.94%) Capita
6 1 (1.47%) Akamai
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