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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 394 396 391
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing MPEG 17 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.080% 0.043% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 16
Average daily rate £495 £135 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+266.66% -60.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £132 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -
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
7568 7531 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.79% 36.15% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 5276 5595
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 147 160
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London - 1 £300 -
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (55.56%) HTTP
3 19 (52.78%) C
4 16 (44.44%) Java
5 15 (41.67%) Unix
5 15 (41.67%) Software Engineering
6 14 (38.89%) TDD
6 14 (38.89%) Scrum
6 14 (38.89%) DVB
7 13 (36.11%) XML
7 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
8 12 (33.33%) STB
8 12 (33.33%) Spring
9 11 (30.56%) Interactive TV
9 11 (30.56%) Fat Client
9 11 (30.56%) C++
9 11 (30.56%) XSD
9 11 (30.56%) Thin Client
9 11 (30.56%) OpenTV
9 11 (30.56%) ANSI C
10 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
10 10 (27.78%) Maven
11 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (25.00%) DNS
11 9 (25.00%) Python
11 9 (25.00%) Linux
11 9 (25.00%) Internet
11 9 (25.00%) BGP
11 9 (25.00%) Web Services
12 8 (22.22%) Cucumber

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (16.67%) Apache
1 6 (16.67%) nginx
2 4 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) PaintShop Pro
2 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon S3
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) HTTP
2 14 (38.89%) DVB
3 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (25.00%) BGP
4 9 (25.00%) DNS
4 9 (25.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) DOCSIS
5 1 (2.78%) MPLS
5 1 (2.78%) OSPF
5 1 (2.78%) RIP
5 1 (2.78%) SNMP
5 1 (2.78%) SSH
5 1 (2.78%) Telnet
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 4 (11.11%) Redis
1 4 (11.11%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Maven
2 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.11%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) Mockito
4 4 (11.11%) RSpec
4 4 (11.11%) Subversion
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (2.78%) Games
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Software Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.89%) C Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Junior
5 4 (11.11%) Junior Manual Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Junior Penetration Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Junior Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Manual Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Agile Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Kernel Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Kernel Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) XML
2 12 (33.33%) Spring
3 11 (30.56%) XSD
4 9 (25.00%) Web Services
5 8 (22.22%) JSON
6 7 (19.44%) HTML
6 7 (19.44%) HTML5
7 6 (16.67%) Flash
8 5 (13.89%) .NET
9 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
9 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
10 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.78%) LINQ
10 1 (2.78%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) STB
2 11 (30.56%) Fat Client
2 11 (30.56%) Interactive TV
2 11 (30.56%) Thin Client
3 6 (16.67%) User Experience
4 4 (11.11%) DTV
4 4 (11.11%) IPTV
5 3 (8.33%) Video on Demand
6 2 (5.56%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (5.56%) Wiki
7 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.78%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Unix
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) CentOS
3 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (13.89%) Windows
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 14 (38.89%) Scrum
3 14 (38.89%) TDD
4 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.22%) Pair Programming
6 6 (16.67%) BDD
6 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (16.67%) Kanban
6 6 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 6 (16.67%) MVC
6 6 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (13.89%) High Availability
8 4 (11.11%) Auto-Scaling
8 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) C
2 16 (44.44%) Java
3 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 11 (30.56%) ANSI C
4 11 (30.56%) C++
5 9 (25.00%) Python
6 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
7 6 (16.67%) ActionScript
7 6 (16.67%) Ruby
8 4 (11.11%) SQL
8 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
8 4 (11.11%) VBScript
9 2 (5.56%) Perl
9 2 (5.56%) PHP
10 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) OpenTV
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) Tektronix
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