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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 390 379 375
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing MPEG 8 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.055% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.15% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 2
Average daily rate
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£243 £174 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.56% -44.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
-3.62% +3.75%
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
7552 8179 7661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.56% 37.42% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5224 5607 5418
Average daily rate £455 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 165 162
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.67 £20.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +14.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £51.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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 March 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 March 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 (50.00%) UNIX
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) DVB
2 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (40.00%) STB
3 8 (40.00%) MS Office
3 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) ISEB
4 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) JIRA
4 7 (35.00%) Video on Demand
4 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (35.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (30.00%) Streaming Video
6 5 (25.00%) Internet
6 5 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) VBScript
6 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (25.00%) .NET
6 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) IPTV
7 4 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (20.00%) Multicast
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (15.00%) DTV
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle
8 3 (15.00%) HTML
8 3 (15.00%) JavaScript

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (40.00%) MS Office
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DVB
2 5 (25.00%) Internet
3 4 (20.00%) Multicast
4 2 (10.00%) DSL
5 1 (5.00%) HTTP
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Junior Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Junior
3 5 (25.00%) Manual Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Test Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Broadcast Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) STB
2 7 (35.00%) Video on Demand
3 6 (30.00%) Streaming Video
4 4 (20.00%) IPTV
4 4 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (15.00%) DTV
6 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (5.00%) New Media
7 1 (5.00%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (35.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) DRM
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Business Development
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) VBScript
2 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) CA
4 2 (10.00%) Ericsson
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