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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 414 422 418
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing MPEG 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.053% 0.027% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.074% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
Median daily rate £435 £168 £174
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+159.70% -3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £124 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £423 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £245 £240 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £39.00
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
8257 8129 8836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.22% 36.35% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5909 5515 6211
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 127 160
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.87 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.75 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MPEG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPEG within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 1 £425 -
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPEG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MPEG.

1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) HTTP
3 16 (53.33%) DVB
3 16 (53.33%) TDD
3 16 (53.33%) Scrum
4 15 (50.00%) C
5 14 (46.67%) XML
6 13 (43.33%) XSD
6 13 (43.33%) Thin Client
6 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
6 13 (43.33%) OpenTV
6 13 (43.33%) Interactive TV
6 13 (43.33%) Fat Client
6 13 (43.33%) ANSI C
7 12 (40.00%) Maven
7 12 (40.00%) STB
7 12 (40.00%) Java
7 12 (40.00%) Unix
8 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
9 10 (33.33%) Windows
9 10 (33.33%) C++
10 9 (30.00%) HTML
10 9 (30.00%) Pair Programming
10 9 (30.00%) JSON
10 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
10 9 (30.00%) HTML5
11 8 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (26.67%) Spring
11 8 (26.67%) Kanban
11 8 (26.67%) MVC

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) PaintShop Pro
2 3 (10.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon S3
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) HTTP
2 16 (53.33%) DVB
3 6 (20.00%) BGP
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (20.00%) DNS
3 6 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (20.00%) IOS XR
3 6 (20.00%) MPLS
3 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 4 (13.33%) Redis
1 4 (13.33%) SimpleDB
2 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Maven
2 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.33%) JUnit
4 4 (13.33%) Mockito
4 4 (13.33%) RSpec
4 4 (13.33%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Software Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Manual Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Junior
7 2 (6.67%) Junior Manual Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Junior Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Agile Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) DTV Developer
8 1 (3.33%) DTV Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) XML
2 13 (43.33%) XSD
3 9 (30.00%) HTML
3 9 (30.00%) HTML5
3 9 (30.00%) JSON
4 8 (26.67%) Flash
4 8 (26.67%) Spring
5 5 (16.67%) .NET
6 4 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Fat Client
1 13 (43.33%) Interactive TV
1 13 (43.33%) Thin Client
2 12 (40.00%) STB
3 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (20.00%) Streaming Media
3 6 (20.00%) User Experience
4 3 (10.00%) DTV
4 3 (10.00%) IPTV
5 2 (6.67%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (3.33%) Video on Demand
6 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Unix
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Scrum
2 16 (53.33%) TDD
3 9 (30.00%) Pair Programming
4 8 (26.67%) Kanban
4 8 (26.67%) MVC
4 8 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.00%) BDD
6 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 6 (20.00%) High Availability
6 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.67%) HOOD
7 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) C
2 13 (43.33%) ANSI C
2 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (40.00%) Java
4 10 (33.33%) C++
5 8 (26.67%) ActionScript
6 7 (23.33%) Python
7 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (20.00%) Perl
8 4 (13.33%) Ruby
8 4 (13.33%) SQL
8 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
8 4 (13.33%) VBScript
9 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) OpenTV
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Akamai
3 6 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 6 (20.00%) Apple
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) F5
3 6 (20.00%) SevOne
4 2 (6.67%) HP