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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 526 524 530
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing MPEG 27 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.047% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 14
Average daily rate
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£313 £213 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -37.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £175 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £312 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £175 £345
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
- -39.13%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12371 12579 13280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.82% 27.14% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7594 7765 7786
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £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 496 553 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
MPEG
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +23 11 £318 +27.00% 4
South East -8 4 £325 +85.71% 2
East of England -26 4 £325 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £350 - 2
MPEG
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MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 32 (50.79%) DVB
2 30 (47.62%) IPTV
3 27 (42.86%) STB
4 26 (41.27%) C
5 24 (38.10%) Python
6 21 (33.33%) Linux
7 19 (30.16%) UNIX
8 18 (28.57%) DTV
8 18 (28.57%) ISEB
9 17 (26.98%) Software Testing
10 15 (23.81%) Software Engineering
11 14 (22.22%) JIRA
11 14 (22.22%) Streaming Video
11 14 (22.22%) SQL
12 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
12 13 (20.63%) Degree
12 13 (20.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
13 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
14 11 (17.46%) Video on Demand
15 10 (15.87%) Ethernet
16 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
16 9 (14.29%) C++
16 9 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
17 8 (12.70%) QA
17 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (12.70%) Scrum
17 8 (12.70%) Regression Testing
17 8 (12.70%) Perl
17 8 (12.70%) Tcl

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (1.59%) nginx
1 1 (1.59%) Confluence
1 1 (1.59%) IIS
1 1 (1.59%) Apache
1 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (50.79%) DVB
2 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 10 (15.87%) Ethernet
4 7 (11.11%) Internet
4 7 (11.11%) RTP
5 6 (9.52%) VLAN
6 5 (7.94%) Broadband
7 4 (6.35%) RTSP
8 3 (4.76%) DLNA
8 3 (4.76%) HTTP
9 2 (3.17%) DNS
9 2 (3.17%) LAN
9 2 (3.17%) WAN
10 1 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.59%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (1.59%) Intranet
10 1 (1.59%) BGP
10 1 (1.59%) DAB
10 1 (1.59%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) MS Access
2 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) Informix
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) JIRA
2 6 (9.52%) Subversion
3 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (9.52%) Electronics
2 2 (3.17%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Tester
4 9 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Software Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Manual Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Junior Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Junior
8 4 (6.35%) Broadcast Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Middleware
1 6 (9.52%) GStreamer
2 5 (7.94%) .NET
3 4 (6.35%) HTML
3 4 (6.35%) XML
4 3 (4.76%) CSS
5 2 (3.17%) SOAP
5 2 (3.17%) DOM
5 2 (3.17%) FFmpeg
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) Flash
6 1 (1.59%) LAMP
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (47.62%) IPTV
2 27 (42.86%) STB
3 18 (28.57%) DTV
4 14 (22.22%) Streaming Video
5 11 (17.46%) Video on Demand
6 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 6 (9.52%) Client/Server
8 4 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (4.76%) Interactive TV
10 2 (3.17%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.59%) Open Source
11 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
11 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Linux
2 19 (30.16%) UNIX
3 7 (11.11%) Windows
4 6 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Software Testing
2 15 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (12.70%) Scrum
3 8 (12.70%) Regression Testing
4 6 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 6 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 5 (7.94%) DRM
5 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.94%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.35%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.76%) Manual Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.76%) TDD
8 2 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.17%) Test Management
8 2 (3.17%) Bug Management
8 2 (3.17%) Analytics
9 1 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.59%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) C
2 24 (38.10%) Python
3 14 (22.22%) SQL
4 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.29%) C++
6 8 (12.70%) Perl
6 8 (12.70%) Tcl
7 5 (7.94%) Java
7 5 (7.94%) VBScript
7 5 (7.94%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.76%) PHP
9 2 (3.17%) Ruby
10 1 (1.59%) sed
10 1 (1.59%) Pascal
10 1 (1.59%) Prolog
10 1 (1.59%) Fortran
10 1 (1.59%) AWK
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) ISEB
2 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 13 (20.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) NDS
1 2 (3.17%) Varnish
2 1 (1.59%) qmail
2 1 (1.59%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) Perforce
3 5 (7.94%) HP
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 4 (6.35%) CA
5 2 (3.17%) Capita
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) Akamai
6 1 (1.59%) Ericsson
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