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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 405 412 400
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing MPEG 14 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.024% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.074% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £391 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.76% +20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £284 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £434 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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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
7394 8163 8241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.41% 32.22% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4925 5629 5631
Average daily rate £450 £459 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 174 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
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MPEG
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MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (66.67%) STB
2 13 (54.17%) UNIX
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) ISEB
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 10 (41.67%) JIRA
5 10 (41.67%) DVB
6 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 9 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (33.33%) Python
8 7 (29.17%) HP
8 7 (29.17%) Regression Testing
9 6 (25.00%) IPTV
9 6 (25.00%) VBScript
9 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
9 6 (25.00%) .NET
9 6 (25.00%) MS Office
10 5 (20.83%) DTV
10 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (16.67%) Video on Demand
11 4 (16.67%) C
11 4 (16.67%) MS Access
11 4 (16.67%) Internet
11 4 (16.67%) Windows
12 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 3 (12.50%) XML
12 3 (12.50%) Streaming Video
12 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.33%) Quicktime
4 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DVB
2 4 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) BGP
4 1 (4.17%) RTP
4 1 (4.17%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MS Access
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.17%) Games
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
1 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
1 1 (4.17%) Billing
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Tester
2 6 (25.00%) Manual Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Junior
3 5 (20.83%) Junior Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) Flash
4 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) STB
2 6 (25.00%) IPTV
3 5 (20.83%) DTV
4 4 (16.67%) Video on Demand
5 3 (12.50%) Streaming Video
6 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) UNIX
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Regression Testing
3 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Bug Management
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) DRM
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Business Development
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Android Development
6 1 (4.17%) iOS Development
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (25.00%) VBScript
3 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (16.67%) C
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) ISEB
2 9 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) NDS
1 2 (8.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Akamai