The first 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 389 412 418
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Contract jobs citing MPEG 11 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.048% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.050% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£318 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £250 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £175 £345
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
- -39.13%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7029 7954 8187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.69% 32.81% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 5500 5533
Average daily rate £450 £463 £462
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 175 196
Average hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
MPEG
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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
City of London - - - - 1
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 17 (73.91%) STB
2 15 (65.22%) UNIX
3 14 (60.87%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) DVB
4 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
4 12 (52.17%) JIRA
5 11 (47.83%) ISEB
5 11 (47.83%) Python
6 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
7 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
7 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (30.43%) MS Access
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 5 (21.74%) VBScript
9 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
9 5 (21.74%) .NET
9 5 (21.74%) C
9 5 (21.74%) MS Office
9 5 (21.74%) HP
10 4 (17.39%) Internet
10 4 (17.39%) DTV
10 4 (17.39%) IPTV
11 3 (13.04%) Streaming Video
11 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
11 3 (13.04%) Windows
11 3 (13.04%) Video on Demand

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (21.74%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) Quicktime
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) DVB
2 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) HTTP
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) RTSP
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) RTP
4 1 (4.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MS Access
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
1 1 (4.35%) Billing
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Software Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Manual Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Junior Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Junior
5 3 (13.04%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Flash
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) STB
2 4 (17.39%) DTV
2 4 (17.39%) IPTV
3 3 (13.04%) Streaming Video
3 3 (13.04%) Video on Demand
4 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
2 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Bug Management
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Business Development
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.35%) DRM
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) Python
3 5 (21.74%) VBScript
3 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
3 5 (21.74%) C
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISEB
2 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Varnish
1 2 (8.70%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Akamai
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