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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 404 377 405
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +28
Contract jobs citing MPEG 12 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.048% 0.009% 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.028% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 13
Average daily rate £165 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 - £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7734 7218 8733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.25% 32.84% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5452 5033 5839
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 169 227
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £52.80 £47.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - - 1
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (84.62%) STB
2 18 (69.23%) Software Testing
2 18 (69.23%) JIRA
2 18 (69.23%) SQL
2 18 (69.23%) UNIX
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
4 14 (53.85%) DVB
5 13 (50.00%) ISEB
6 12 (46.15%) Python
7 11 (42.31%) Regression Testing
8 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
8 9 (34.62%) MS Access
9 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
10 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
10 7 (26.92%) DTV
11 6 (23.08%) MS Office
11 6 (23.08%) VBScript
11 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
11 6 (23.08%) .NET
11 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (15.38%) HP
13 3 (11.54%) HPUX
13 3 (11.54%) Linux
13 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
13 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
13 3 (11.54%) Confluence
13 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
13 3 (11.54%) ISTQB

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.54%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (23.08%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) Quicktime
3 1 (3.85%) AutoCAD
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) DVB
2 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) SONET
4 1 (3.85%) MPLS
4 1 (3.85%) BGP
4 1 (3.85%) ATM
4 1 (3.85%) SDH
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) IGMP
4 1 (3.85%) RTSP
4 1 (3.85%) RSVP
4 1 (3.85%) RTP
4 1 (3.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Tester
2 8 (30.77%) Software Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Manual Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Team Leader
4 4 (15.38%) Junior Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (84.62%) STB
2 7 (26.92%) DTV
3 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.85%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) HPUX
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Software Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Regression Testing
3 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Python
3 6 (23.08%) VBScript
3 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
4 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.69%) C
6 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Juniper
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