The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 389 395 398
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing MPEG 13 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.044% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.12% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 0
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£135 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
-22.58% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
MPEG
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7832 8557 8659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.72% 37.56% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5398 6012 5888
Average daily rate £463 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 149 199
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.10 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.40 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in London

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in London

MPEG
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPEG across the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

MPEG Daily Rate Histogram in London

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in London

MPEG
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 MPEG within the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Ealing - 1 - -
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 10 (47.62%) MS Office
2 10 (47.62%) UNIX
2 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (47.62%) STB
2 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
2 10 (47.62%) JIRA
2 10 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (42.86%) Test Planning
4 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
4 8 (38.10%) VBScript
4 8 (38.10%) VB.NET
4 8 (38.10%) .NET
4 8 (38.10%) HP
5 7 (33.33%) Video on Demand
5 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (23.81%) DVB
7 5 (23.81%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) FTP
8 4 (19.05%) DRM
8 4 (19.05%) Mule
8 4 (19.05%) Wiki
8 4 (19.05%) DTV

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) Mule
1 4 (19.05%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Office
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DVB
2 4 (19.05%) FTP
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) DSL
3 2 (9.52%) Multicast
4 1 (4.76%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Tester
2 8 (38.10%) Junior Tester
2 8 (38.10%) Manual Tester
2 8 (38.10%) Junior
3 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Broadcast Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) FFmpeg
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 2 (9.52%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) STB
2 7 (33.33%) Video on Demand
3 4 (19.05%) Wiki
3 4 (19.05%) DTV
4 3 (14.29%) IPTV
5 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
5 2 (9.52%) Streaming Video
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) VMS
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (19.05%) DRM
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.52%) Release Management
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.76%) Bug Management
9 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) VBScript
2 8 (38.10%) VB.NET
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
1 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) CA
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat