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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 585 551 553
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +2
Contract jobs citing MPEG 27 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.062% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 18
Average daily rate
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£415 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.19% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £134 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
17426 16598 16008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.96% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11144 10089 9876
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 +2 13 £375 +20.96% 4
South East -33 7 £415 +38.33%
East of England +10 5 £425 +21.42% 4
South West - 2 £323 -
MPEG
UK

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 22 (45.83%) Linux
2 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (35.42%) C
4 15 (31.25%) STB
5 14 (29.17%) DTV
6 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
6 13 (27.08%) UNIX
7 12 (25.00%) TDD
7 12 (25.00%) DVB
8 11 (22.92%) C++
8 11 (22.92%) HTTP
9 10 (20.83%) HTML
10 9 (18.75%) SQL
10 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 9 (18.75%) MS Office
10 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.75%) ISEB
10 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (18.75%) JIRA
10 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
10 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (18.75%) Video on Demand
10 9 (18.75%) FFmpeg
10 9 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (16.67%) Test Planning
11 8 (16.67%) HTML5
11 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (8.33%) Mule
1 4 (8.33%) Mule ESB
2 3 (6.25%) nginx
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Office
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) DVB
2 11 (22.92%) HTTP
3 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.42%) BGP
5 4 (8.33%) FTP
6 3 (6.25%) Broadband
6 3 (6.25%) DNS
6 3 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) MPLS
7 2 (4.17%) OSPF
7 2 (4.17%) RIP
7 2 (4.17%) SNMP
7 2 (4.17%) DOCSIS
7 2 (4.17%) VPN
7 2 (4.17%) Telnet
7 2 (4.17%) SSH
8 1 (2.08%) IGMP
8 1 (2.08%) RTSP
8 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JIRA
2 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Tester
4 8 (16.67%) Junior
4 8 (16.67%) Manual Tester
4 8 (16.67%) Junior Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Linux Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Software Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) HTML
2 9 (18.75%) FFmpeg
3 8 (16.67%) .NET
3 8 (16.67%) HTML5
4 7 (14.58%) jQuery
4 7 (14.58%) LAMP
5 2 (4.17%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) STB
2 14 (29.17%) DTV
3 9 (18.75%) Video on Demand
4 6 (12.50%) IPTV
5 4 (8.33%) Digital Media
5 4 (8.33%) Wiki
6 3 (6.25%) Device Driver
6 3 (6.25%) Streaming Video
7 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (2.08%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Linux
2 13 (27.08%) UNIX
3 9 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.25%) VMS
5 1 (2.08%) Windows
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
3 12 (25.00%) TDD
4 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 6 (12.50%) DRM
7 4 (8.33%) Scrum
7 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.25%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Video Processing
9 2 (4.17%) Open Source
9 2 (4.17%) Validation
10 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (2.08%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) C
2 11 (22.92%) C++
3 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.75%) SQL
4 8 (16.67%) VBScript
4 8 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 7 (14.58%) PHP
6 6 (12.50%) Python
7 5 (10.42%) Java
8 3 (6.25%) Embedded C
8 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) ISEB
1 9 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Adobe
3 2 (4.17%) Apple
3 2 (4.17%) Tektronix
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
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