The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 216 227 229
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing DVB 22 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.084% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 0.46% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £346 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1706 1521 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.03% 18.20% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 659 564
Average daily rate £335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 154 191
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
DVB
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DVB across the South East region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014.

DVB Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 July 2014. 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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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
Surrey -1 3 £425 +21.42%
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
DVB
England

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 23 (69.70%) C
2 21 (63.64%) DTV
3 19 (57.58%) Linux
3 19 (57.58%) STB
4 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
5 14 (42.42%) ClearCase
5 14 (42.42%) UML
6 12 (36.36%) POSIX
6 12 (36.36%) Software Architecture
7 8 (24.24%) MPEG
8 7 (21.21%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (15.15%) C++
9 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
10 4 (12.12%) Streaming Video
10 4 (12.12%) Degree
11 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (9.09%) IPTV
11 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
12 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
12 2 (6.06%) Embedded C
12 2 (6.06%) ISEB
12 2 (6.06%) Windows
12 2 (6.06%) Informix
12 2 (6.06%) Oracle
12 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
12 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (6.06%) Middleware
12 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
12 2 (6.06%) Electronics

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) UPnP
3 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.03%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Informix
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Broadcast Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Software Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Baseband Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) POSIX
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.03%) Qt
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) FFmpeg
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (63.64%) DTV
2 19 (57.58%) STB
3 8 (24.24%) MPEG
4 7 (21.21%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (12.12%) Streaming Video
6 3 (9.09%) IPTV
7 2 (6.06%) Video on Demand
8 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
8 1 (3.03%) Interactive TV
8 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
8 1 (3.03%) Physics
8 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 14 (42.42%) UML
3 12 (36.36%) Software Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Workflow
5 1 (3.03%) Scrum
5 1 (3.03%) OO
5 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) C
2 5 (15.15%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) Perforce