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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 401 400 388
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing DVB 7 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.031% 0.055% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Average daily rate
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£338 £180 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -56.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £163 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £351 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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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
2949 2808 3099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 11.88% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1836 1930
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
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 24 April 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 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) STB
2 6 (42.86%) DTV
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) OO
3 5 (35.71%) IPTV
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
4 4 (28.57%) Middleware
4 4 (28.57%) MPEG
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) W3C
5 3 (21.43%) VMS
5 3 (21.43%) XHTML
5 3 (21.43%) Games
5 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
5 3 (21.43%) Subversion
5 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
5 3 (21.43%) Interactive TV
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
5 3 (21.43%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) JPA
5 3 (21.43%) Android

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Multicast
1 2 (14.29%) DSL
2 1 (7.14%) Broadband
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
1 3 (21.43%) Maven
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Grunt
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) SonarQube
1 3 (21.43%) webpack
2 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Python Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Broadcast Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) Middleware
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) XHTML
3 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
3 3 (21.43%) Spring
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
3 3 (21.43%) JPA
3 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js
3 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (7.14%) POSIX
5 1 (7.14%) OpenGL
5 1 (7.14%) Qt
5 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) STB
2 6 (42.86%) DTV
3 5 (35.71%) IPTV
4 4 (28.57%) MPEG
5 3 (21.43%) W3C
5 3 (21.43%) Interactive TV
5 3 (21.43%) Digital Media
5 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
6 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
7 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
7 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) VMS
2 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
2 3 (21.43%) Android
2 3 (21.43%) CentOS
2 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Kanban
5 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) CA