The table below looks at the statistics for DVB skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 228 261 230
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -31
Contract jobs citing DVB 29 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.053% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 0.25% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Average daily rate £350 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -6.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £326 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.50% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
DVB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1730 1962 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.49% 20.85% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 944 648
Average daily rate £352 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 117 128
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +58.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.25 £59.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

DVB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

DVB Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DVB
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

DVB Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DVB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

DVB Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DVB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +25 16 £350 +1.44%
Surrey +3 7 £356 -5.00%
Middlesex - 2 £359 -
DVB
England

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 43 (91.49%) C
1 43 (91.49%) STB
2 27 (57.45%) Linux
3 25 (53.19%) C++
3 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (53.19%) DTV
4 20 (42.55%) Embedded Systems
5 19 (40.43%) SQL
6 18 (38.30%) HTML
6 18 (38.30%) MPEG
6 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
6 18 (38.30%) HTML5
6 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
7 17 (36.17%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (36.17%) TDD
8 16 (34.04%) Scrum
8 16 (34.04%) HTTP
8 16 (34.04%) SOA
8 16 (34.04%) NoSQL
8 16 (34.04%) Node.js
8 16 (34.04%) REST
8 16 (34.04%) User Stories
8 16 (34.04%) Software Architecture
9 15 (31.91%) Software Engineering
10 12 (25.53%) Embedded C
11 11 (23.40%) ClearCase
11 11 (23.40%) UPnP
11 11 (23.40%) Defect Tracking
12 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (14.89%) Degree

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 16 (34.04%) Node.js
2 2 (4.26%) GlassFish
2 2 (4.26%) JBoss
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) HTTP
2 11 (23.40%) UPnP
3 2 (4.26%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (4.26%) LDAP
3 2 (4.26%) SNMP
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
2 11 (23.40%) ClearCase
3 3 (6.38%) Subversion
4 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.26%) JUnit
4 2 (4.26%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.13%) Ant
5 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Embedded Engineer
2 16 (34.04%) Software Engineer
3 12 (25.53%) Developer
4 11 (23.40%) Embedded C Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) Real Time Engineer
6 7 (14.89%) C Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) C/C++ Developer
7 6 (12.77%) C++ Developer
7 6 (12.77%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (10.64%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (10.64%) Software Integration Engineer
9 4 (8.51%) Embedded Developer
9 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
10 3 (6.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) Development Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) Embedded C Developer
10 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
1 18 (38.30%) HTML5
2 16 (34.04%) REST
3 5 (10.64%) Middleware
4 3 (6.38%) jQuery
5 2 (4.26%) Ajax
5 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.26%) JavaFX
5 2 (4.26%) JPA
5 2 (4.26%) JSF
5 2 (4.26%) JSP
5 2 (4.26%) PrimeFaces
5 2 (4.26%) Servlets
5 2 (4.26%) Spring
5 2 (4.26%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) XHTML
5 2 (4.26%) XML
5 2 (4.26%) XSL
5 2 (4.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (91.49%) STB
2 25 (53.19%) DTV
3 20 (42.55%) Embedded Systems
4 18 (38.30%) MPEG
5 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
7 5 (10.64%) Device Driver
8 3 (6.38%) IPTV
8 3 (6.38%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (6.38%) Streaming Video
9 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Unix
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (36.17%) TDD
3 16 (34.04%) Scrum
3 16 (34.04%) SOA
3 16 (34.04%) Software Architecture
3 16 (34.04%) User Stories
4 15 (31.91%) Software Engineering
5 11 (23.40%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (14.89%) UML
7 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.51%) Project Management
10 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
11 2 (4.26%) Issue Tracking
11 2 (4.26%) Network Management
11 2 (4.26%) SysML
11 2 (4.26%) XML Parsing
12 1 (2.13%) API Testing
12 1 (2.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (91.49%) C
2 25 (53.19%) C++
3 19 (40.43%) SQL
4 12 (25.53%) Embedded C
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded C++
6 4 (8.51%) Python
7 3 (6.38%) Java
8 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.26%) Perl
8 2 (4.26%) Tcl
9 1 (2.13%) PHP
9 1 (2.13%) Ruby
9 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Cisco
2 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
2 1 (2.13%) Huawei
2 1 (2.13%) Nokia
2 1 (2.13%) VMware