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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 379 387 367
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing MPEG 7 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.064% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.096% 0.17% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Average daily rate
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£135 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £109 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
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
7305 8191 7426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.32% 37.47% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5142 5616 5213
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 160 188
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £13.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (45.45%) MS Office
2 10 (45.45%) UNIX
2 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) STB
3 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 9 (40.91%) JIRA
3 9 (40.91%) ISEB
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (40.91%) Test Planning
4 8 (36.36%) DVB
4 8 (36.36%) Video on Demand
5 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
5 7 (31.82%) HP
5 7 (31.82%) VBScript
5 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
6 6 (27.27%) Streaming Video
7 5 (22.73%) IPTV
8 4 (18.18%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) Multicast
9 3 (13.64%) HTML
9 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 3 (13.64%) XML
9 3 (13.64%) Linux
9 3 (13.64%) Internet
9 3 (13.64%) DRM

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 10 (45.45%) MS Office
1 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.55%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (4.55%) Quicktime
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) DVB
2 4 (18.18%) Multicast
3 3 (13.64%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) DSL
5 1 (4.55%) HTTP
5 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Tester
2 8 (36.36%) Junior
2 8 (36.36%) Junior Tester
3 7 (31.82%) Manual Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Broadcast Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) XML Schema
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) STB
2 8 (36.36%) Video on Demand
3 6 (27.27%) Streaming Video
4 5 (22.73%) IPTV
5 4 (18.18%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (13.64%) DTV
7 1 (4.55%) New Media
7 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (4.55%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Test Planning
2 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
3 3 (13.64%) DRM
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Android Development
5 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.55%) Business Development
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) VBScript
2 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISEB
1 9 (40.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago