The table below looks at the statistics for DVB skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 394 403 400
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing DVB 6 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.027% 0.064% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.54% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
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£350 £270 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -31.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £167 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £430 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £305
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-2.42% -5.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2999 2795 2875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.96% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 1866 1775
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 82 131
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £108.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

DVB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DVB across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DVB Jobs Demand Trend in London

DVB
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

DVB Daily Rate Trend in London

DVB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DVB across the London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

DVB Daily Rate Histogram in London

DVB
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

DVB Hourly Rate Trend in London

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing DVB 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 DVB.

1 8 (66.67%) STB
2 7 (58.33%) DTV
3 5 (41.67%) IPTV
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) MPEG
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Android
5 3 (25.00%) Video on Demand
5 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) RESTful
6 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (16.67%) Multicast
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (16.67%) DSL
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Streaming Video
6 2 (16.67%) C
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing DVB 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 DVB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Multicast
1 2 (16.67%) DSL
2 1 (8.33%) Broadband
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Python Developer
1 2 (16.67%) Tester
1 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Broadcast Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) POSIX
3 1 (8.33%) OpenGL
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) DOM
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) NumPy
3 1 (8.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) STB
2 7 (58.33%) DTV
3 5 (41.67%) IPTV
3 5 (41.67%) MPEG
4 3 (25.00%) Video on Demand
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (16.67%) Streaming Video
5 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Android
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) OpenBSD
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) OOP
2 2 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) DRM
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Tandberg
2 1 (8.33%) Broadcom
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