The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 117 117 105
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing MPEG 6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.27% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 1.24% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
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£415 £300 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Hampshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
668 644 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 29.87% 30.80% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 381 266
Average daily rate £380 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £242 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 48 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.50 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPEG across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPEG across the Hampshire region.

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPEG across the Hampshire region.

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

MPEG
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 7 (87.50%) DTV
1 7 (87.50%) DVB
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded C
3 2 (25.00%) STB
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) VHDL
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DVB
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) DTV
2 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (25.00%) STB
3 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) Embedded C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree