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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 252 237 227
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing DVB 7 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.071% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.59% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 8
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£375 £345 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £335 £323
% change year-on-year
-8.95% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
2038 1702 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 18.31% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 738 666
Average daily rate £358 £326 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% +1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 111 168
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 May 2015. 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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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 0 6 - -
Surrey - 1 £375 - 2
DVB
England

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) Linux
1 10 (66.67%) MPEG
2 9 (60.00%) STB
3 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
3 7 (46.67%) C
4 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (40.00%) DTV
5 5 (33.33%) C++
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) VLAN
7 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) PHP
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) MySQL
7 3 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) Embedded C++
7 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (20.00%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) IPTV
8 2 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
8 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (6.67%) Video on Demand
9 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
9 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 1 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Broadcast Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) MPEG
2 9 (60.00%) STB
3 6 (40.00%) DTV
4 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (20.00%) IPTV
5 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
6 1 (6.67%) Video on Demand
6 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C
2 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 5 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) VMware