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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 400 403 414
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing MPEG 13 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.051% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.14% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 2
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£425 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £133 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+32.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
MPEG
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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
8440 8788 9404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.00% 37.44% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5874 5909 6345
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 166 202
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) STB
3 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 8 (36.36%) JIRA
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 8 (36.36%) MS Office
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) UNIX
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) ISEB
4 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
4 7 (31.82%) HP
4 7 (31.82%) VBScript
4 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
4 7 (31.82%) .NET
4 7 (31.82%) C
4 7 (31.82%) Test Planning
4 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Video on Demand
6 5 (22.73%) FFmpeg
6 5 (22.73%) C++
6 5 (22.73%) Java
7 4 (18.18%) FTP

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (18.18%) Mule
1 4 (18.18%) Mule ESB
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) FTP
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) DVB
3 1 (4.55%) Broadband
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Tester
3 7 (31.82%) Junior
3 7 (31.82%) Manual Tester
3 7 (31.82%) Junior Tester
4 5 (22.73%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Linux Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Broadcast Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) FFmpeg
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) LAMP
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) STB
2 5 (22.73%) Video on Demand
3 4 (18.18%) Wiki
4 2 (9.09%) DTV
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.55%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) UNIX
3 5 (22.73%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (13.64%) VMS
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
1 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 7 (31.82%) Test Planning
2 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) DRM
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Bug Management
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) VBScript
2 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
2 7 (31.82%) C
3 5 (22.73%) C++
3 5 (22.73%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
London
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Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago