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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 401 403 387
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing MPEG 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.040% 0.050% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.13% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £165 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
7884 9089 8436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.35% 37.53% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5378 6374 5850
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 154 175
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £13.91 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (58.82%) SQL
1 10 (58.82%) UNIX
2 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
2 9 (52.94%) JIRA
2 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (47.06%) Test Planning
3 8 (47.06%) STB
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
4 7 (41.18%) HP
4 7 (41.18%) VBScript
4 7 (41.18%) VB.NET
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) DVB
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Streaming Video
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
7 3 (17.65%) DTV
7 3 (17.65%) Internet
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) Web Services

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
1 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DVB
2 3 (17.65%) Internet
3 2 (11.76%) DSL
3 2 (11.76%) Multicast
4 1 (5.88%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Tester
2 7 (41.18%) Junior
2 7 (41.18%) Manual Tester
2 7 (41.18%) Junior Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Broadcast Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) STB
2 4 (23.53%) Streaming Video
3 3 (17.65%) DTV
4 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (11.76%) IPTV
4 2 (11.76%) Video on Demand
5 1 (5.88%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Test Planning
3 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) VBScript
2 7 (41.18%) VB.NET
3 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat