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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 398 393 409
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing DVB 9 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.064% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.52% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.49% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -2.94%
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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
3056 2879 2834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.97% 12.21% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1795 1784
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 90 110
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 13 (81.25%) STB
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) DTV
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Python
5 5 (31.25%) IPTV
6 4 (25.00%) DRM
6 4 (25.00%) Ruby
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) MySQL
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) Perl
7 3 (18.75%) OOP
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) MPEG
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) Degree
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Android
7 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
8 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (12.50%) Broadcom
8 2 (12.50%) Video on Demand
8 2 (12.50%) NumPy
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Broadband
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Python Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Python Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) NumPy
2 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Qt
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) DOM
3 1 (6.25%) POSIX
3 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) STB
2 7 (43.75%) DTV
3 5 (31.25%) IPTV
4 3 (18.75%) MPEG
5 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
5 2 (12.50%) Video on Demand
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (6.25%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Android
2 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (6.25%) OpenBSD
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (25.00%) DRM
3 3 (18.75%) OOP
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) C
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) CA
1 2 (12.50%) Tandberg
1 2 (12.50%) Broadcom
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat