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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 232 236 248
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing MPEG 14 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.046% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
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£300 £258 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -14.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.25
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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
2564 2168 2588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.66% 24.79% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1134 1169
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 122 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.52 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPEG across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPEG across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

MPEG Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPEG within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 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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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 +6 11 £300 +16.50%
Berkshire - 2 £480 -
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MPEG 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 MPEG.

1 16 (80.00%) DVB
2 6 (30.00%) DTV
3 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (20.00%) Video on Demand
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Streaming Video
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.00%) Informix
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) STB
5 3 (15.00%) IPTV
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (10.00%) RTSP
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (10.00%) Streaming Media
6 2 (10.00%) Multicast
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (10.00%) HTTP
6 2 (10.00%) C
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (10.00%) VHDL
6 2 (10.00%) RTP
7 1 (5.00%) Electronics
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MPEG 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 MPEG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) DVB
2 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) HTTP
4 2 (10.00%) RTP
4 2 (10.00%) RTSP
4 2 (10.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Informix
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Systems Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) Systems Support
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Broadcast Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Broadcast Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) DTV
2 4 (20.00%) Streaming Video
2 4 (20.00%) Video on Demand
3 3 (15.00%) STB
3 3 (15.00%) IPTV
4 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (10.00%) Streaming Media
4 2 (10.00%) VHDL
5 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
5 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) C++
1 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) CA