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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 542 519 494
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -25
Contract jobs citing MPEG 15 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.045% 0.052%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 11
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£315 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £110 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
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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
14152 13841 12436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 31.47% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9029 8668 7539
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 752
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.91 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
South East 0 6 £345 +6.15% 3
South West -16 2 £350 - 2
East of England - - - - 10
East Midlands - - - -
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (66.00%) DVB
2 15 (30.00%) STB
3 13 (26.00%) Video on Demand
3 13 (26.00%) DTV
4 11 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (22.00%) IPTV
5 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (20.00%) Streaming Video
5 10 (20.00%) ISEB
5 10 (20.00%) MS Office
5 10 (20.00%) Linux
5 10 (20.00%) UNIX
5 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.00%) SQL
6 9 (18.00%) Test Planning
6 9 (18.00%) Degree
6 9 (18.00%) JIRA
7 8 (16.00%) C++
8 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.00%) HP
8 7 (14.00%) HTML
8 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (14.00%) VBScript
8 7 (14.00%) VB.NET
8 7 (14.00%) .NET
8 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (14.00%) Multicast
9 6 (12.00%) XML

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Office
1 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Quicktime
2 1 (2.00%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 33 (66.00%) DVB
2 7 (14.00%) Multicast
3 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.00%) Internet
4 4 (8.00%) HTTP
5 3 (6.00%) RTP
5 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (6.00%) RTSP
6 2 (4.00%) VLAN
6 2 (4.00%) DLNA
6 2 (4.00%) Wireless
6 2 (4.00%) DSL
7 1 (2.00%) RTCP
7 1 (2.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Informix
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Tester
3 8 (16.00%) Junior Tester
3 8 (16.00%) Junior
4 7 (14.00%) Software Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Systems Support
4 7 (14.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Manual Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Broadcast Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) HTML
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) XML
3 5 (10.00%) CSS
4 3 (6.00%) DOM
5 2 (4.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) HTML5
5 2 (4.00%) Middleware
6 1 (2.00%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.00%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) STB
2 13 (26.00%) Video on Demand
2 13 (26.00%) DTV
3 11 (22.00%) IPTV
4 10 (20.00%) Streaming Video
5 4 (8.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (4.00%) Streaming Media
7 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (4.00%) iDTV
7 2 (4.00%) VHDL
8 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
8 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.00%) New Media
8 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Linux
1 10 (20.00%) UNIX
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Android
4 2 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (18.00%) Test Planning
3 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.00%) DRM
4 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.00%) TDD
6 2 (4.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (4.00%) Kanban
6 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) Android Development
6 2 (4.00%) Software Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (4.00%) OO
6 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.00%) Scrum
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) C++
3 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.00%) VBScript
3 7 (14.00%) VB.NET
4 6 (12.00%) C
5 4 (8.00%) Python
6 3 (6.00%) Embedded C
6 3 (6.00%) Perl
6 3 (6.00%) Java
7 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.00%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.00%) Tcl
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 10 (20.00%) ISEB
2 9 (18.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) HP
3 5 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (4.00%) Tandberg
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Redback
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