The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hounslow 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 6 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing MPEG 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 4.17% 1.49% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 100.00% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £163 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
Miscellaneous Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 4.17% 47.76% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 27 14
Average daily rate £163 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.37% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
MPEG
London

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

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

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

MPEG
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) STB
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) DVB
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft