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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 581 596 564
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -32
Contract jobs citing MPEG 32 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.041% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 23
Median daily rate £355 £240 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £135 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.78% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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
16276 16565 16048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.19% 32.50% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10662 10555 9948
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 610 656
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

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 1 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 1 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 16 £369 +173.14% 2
South East +12 13 £371 +54.68% 3
East of England +12 2 £250 - 3
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (59.42%) Scrum
3 39 (56.52%) HTTP
4 38 (55.07%) DVB
4 38 (55.07%) TDD
5 37 (53.62%) C
6 36 (52.17%) STB
7 35 (50.72%) C++
8 34 (49.28%) HTML
8 34 (49.28%) Digital TV
9 31 (44.93%) HTML5
10 30 (43.48%) SQL
11 29 (42.03%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (40.58%) Node.js
13 27 (39.13%) NoSQL
14 25 (36.23%) Git (software)
15 24 (34.78%) REST
15 24 (34.78%) SOA
16 23 (33.33%) User Stories
17 20 (28.99%) Software Architecture
17 20 (28.99%) Software Engineering
18 18 (26.09%) Unix
19 17 (24.64%) Degree
20 15 (21.74%) Python
21 14 (20.29%) Linux
21 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
21 14 (20.29%) BGP
22 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
22 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
23 12 (17.39%) Computer Science

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 3 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.25%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) PaintShop Pro
2 3 (4.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon S3
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (7.25%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (7.25%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (56.52%) HTTP
2 38 (55.07%) DVB
3 14 (20.29%) BGP
4 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
5 10 (14.49%) MPLS
6 9 (13.04%) VPN
7 8 (11.59%) OSPF
8 6 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (8.70%) DNS
8 6 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (8.70%) IOS XR
9 4 (5.80%) Multicast
9 4 (5.80%) RIP
9 4 (5.80%) SNMP
9 4 (5.80%) VLAN
10 3 (4.35%) Broadband
10 3 (4.35%) DOCSIS
10 3 (4.35%) HbbTV
10 3 (4.35%) SSH
10 3 (4.35%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (39.13%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (4.35%) Redis
2 3 (4.35%) SimpleDB
3 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (36.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.59%) Maven
3 6 (8.70%) JIRA
4 5 (7.25%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.25%) JUnit
4 5 (7.25%) Mockito
4 5 (7.25%) RSpec
5 3 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (8.70%) Games
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.45%) French Language
4 1 (1.45%) German Language
4 1 (1.45%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.29%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Embedded C Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Development Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Tester
7 5 (7.25%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Manual Tester
7 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Software Development Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Real Time Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Software Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (49.28%) HTML
2 31 (44.93%) HTML5
3 28 (40.58%) Node.js
4 24 (34.78%) REST
5 8 (11.59%) XML
5 8 (11.59%) XSD
6 7 (10.14%) .NET
7 6 (8.70%) Web Services
8 5 (7.25%) Flash
8 5 (7.25%) JSON
8 5 (7.25%) Spring
9 4 (5.80%) Silverlight
10 2 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.90%) HEVC
10 2 (2.90%) LINQ
10 2 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (1.45%) JMS
11 1 (1.45%) OpenCL
11 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (52.17%) STB
2 34 (49.28%) Digital TV
3 12 (17.39%) Computer Science
4 11 (15.94%) Video on Demand
5 9 (13.04%) IPTV
6 8 (11.59%) Fat Client
6 8 (11.59%) Interactive TV
6 8 (11.59%) Streaming Media
6 8 (11.59%) Thin Client
7 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (8.70%) Streaming Video
8 4 (5.80%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (4.35%) User Experience
10 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Unix
2 14 (20.29%) Linux
3 11 (15.94%) Windows
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.80%) CentOS
5 4 (5.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (59.42%) Scrum
3 38 (55.07%) TDD
4 29 (42.03%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (34.78%) SOA
6 23 (33.33%) User Stories
7 20 (28.99%) Software Architecture
7 20 (28.99%) Software Engineering
8 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
9 9 (13.04%) Video Processing
10 6 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
10 6 (8.70%) Functional Testing
10 6 (8.70%) High Availability
10 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
11 5 (7.25%) Auto-Scaling
11 5 (7.25%) BDD
11 5 (7.25%) Kanban
11 5 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (53.62%) C
2 35 (50.72%) C++
3 30 (43.48%) SQL
4 15 (21.74%) Python
5 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.49%) Bash Shell
6 10 (14.49%) Java
6 10 (14.49%) Perl
7 8 (11.59%) ANSI C
8 5 (7.25%) ActionScript
8 5 (7.25%) Embedded C
8 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
8 5 (7.25%) VBScript
9 3 (4.35%) Ruby
10 2 (2.90%) C#
10 2 (2.90%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Degree
2 6 (8.70%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.80%) CCNA
3 4 (5.80%) CCNP
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) OIPF
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Docker
1 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (5.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) Apple
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco
3 8 (11.59%) OpenTV
4 6 (8.70%) Akamai
4 6 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 6 (8.70%) F5
4 6 (8.70%) SevOne
5 4 (5.80%) Adobe
5 4 (5.80%) SaltStack
6 3 (4.35%) Tektronix
7 2 (2.90%) HP
8 1 (1.45%) Ciena
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy
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