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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 404 418 403
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing DVB 11 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.048% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Average daily rate
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£358 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.90% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £258 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £340 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £47.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00
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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
3195 3090 3658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.03% 12.30% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2053 2015 2200
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 87 182
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the London region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Isleworth - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
DVB
England

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 19 (76.00%) STB
2 14 (56.00%) DTV
3 13 (52.00%) IPTV
4 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (40.00%) Python
6 9 (36.00%) MPEG
7 8 (32.00%) UNIX
8 7 (28.00%) JIRA
8 7 (28.00%) C
8 7 (28.00%) Video on Demand
9 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (24.00%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (24.00%) SQL
9 6 (24.00%) Linux
9 6 (24.00%) Middleware
10 5 (20.00%) Electronics
10 5 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
11 4 (16.00%) TDD
11 4 (16.00%) Degree
11 4 (16.00%) Ruby
11 4 (16.00%) HP
11 4 (16.00%) C++
11 4 (16.00%) Perl
12 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
12 3 (12.00%) ISEB
12 3 (12.00%) POSIX
12 3 (12.00%) NDS
12 3 (12.00%) OOP
12 3 (12.00%) OO

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (8.00%) UPnP
1 2 (8.00%) DLNA
1 2 (8.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (20.00%) Electronics
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Python Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (12.00%) POSIX
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) CSS3
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (76.00%) STB
2 14 (56.00%) DTV
3 13 (52.00%) IPTV
4 9 (36.00%) MPEG
5 7 (28.00%) Video on Demand
6 6 (24.00%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
9 2 (8.00%) Interactive TV
10 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
10 1 (4.00%) Physics
10 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) UNIX
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) TDD
2 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (12.00%) OOP
3 3 (12.00%) OO
3 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) DRM
4 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Bug Management
4 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.00%) UML
5 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.00%) System Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) C
3 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.00%) C++
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (8.00%) Perforce
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Huawei