The table below looks at the statistics for DVB skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 128 133 136
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing DVB 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.034% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
477 417 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.94% 14.15% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 211 186
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 53
Average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

DVB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DVB across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DVB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DVB
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DVB across the North West region.

DVB Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DVB across the North West region.

DVB Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DVB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing DVB 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 DVB.

1 6 (100.00%) STB
2 3 (50.00%) IPTV
2 3 (50.00%) MPEG
2 3 (50.00%) DTV
2 3 (50.00%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) DSL
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing DVB 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 DVB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DSL
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Integration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) STB
2 3 (50.00%) IPTV
2 3 (50.00%) MPEG
2 3 (50.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Validation
1 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft