The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 251 264 248
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing MPEG 15 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.074% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Median daily rate £371 £240 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.68% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £240 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £363 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £240 £300
% change year-on-year
+47.91% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2752 3018 2698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.24% 31.95% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1602 1464
Median daily rate £400 £379 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £232 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 154
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MPEG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MPEG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPEG within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Hampshire +8 7 £371 -10.54%
Surrey - 4 £388 - 1
Berkshire -8 3 £288 +19.79% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for MPEG.

1 30 (96.77%) DTV
1 30 (96.77%) Scrum
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (87.10%) TDD
2 27 (87.10%) STB
2 27 (87.10%) Git (software)
2 27 (87.10%) DVB
2 27 (87.10%) C
2 27 (87.10%) C++
2 27 (87.10%) HTML
2 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 27 (87.10%) HTTP
2 27 (87.10%) HTML5
2 27 (87.10%) Node.js
3 26 (83.87%) REST
3 26 (83.87%) NoSQL
3 26 (83.87%) SOA
4 25 (80.65%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (80.65%) User Stories
5 22 (70.97%) Software Architecture
6 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
7 9 (29.03%) Degree
7 9 (29.03%) Computer Science
8 6 (19.35%) Linux
9 5 (16.13%) Python
9 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
9 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
10 4 (12.90%) CentOS
10 4 (12.90%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (12.90%) Docker

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (9.68%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) DVB
1 27 (87.10%) HTTP
2 4 (12.90%) BGP
2 4 (12.90%) OSPF
2 4 (12.90%) RIP
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.68%) DOCSIS
3 3 (9.68%) MPLS
3 3 (9.68%) SNMP
3 3 (9.68%) SSH
3 3 (9.68%) Telnet
3 3 (9.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (83.87%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (87.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (12.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Embedded Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Software Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded C Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Development Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 5 (16.13%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
6 5 (16.13%) Real Time Engineer
6 5 (16.13%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Software Integration Engineer
8 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
9 2 (6.45%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (3.23%) Integration Developer
10 1 (3.23%) IPTV Engineer
10 1 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
10 1 (3.23%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (87.10%) HTML
1 27 (87.10%) HTML5
1 27 (87.10%) Node.js
2 26 (83.87%) REST
3 4 (12.90%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (96.77%) DTV
2 27 (87.10%) STB
3 9 (29.03%) Computer Science
4 4 (12.90%) IPTV
4 4 (12.90%) Streaming Video
4 4 (12.90%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) CentOS
2 4 (12.90%) Ubuntu
3 3 (9.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (96.77%) Scrum
2 27 (87.10%) TDD
3 26 (83.87%) SOA
4 25 (80.65%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (80.65%) User Stories
5 22 (70.97%) Software Architecture
6 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Validation
7 4 (12.90%) Video Processing
8 3 (9.68%) DRM
8 3 (9.68%) Video Content Ingestion
9 2 (6.45%) DevOps
9 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) C
1 27 (87.10%) C++
1 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
2 5 (16.13%) Python
3 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.90%) Perl
4 3 (9.68%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
1 4 (12.90%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (12.90%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Adobe
1 4 (12.90%) Apple
1 4 (12.90%) SaltStack
2 3 (9.68%) Tektronix
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