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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 231 265 257
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Contract jobs citing MPEG 11 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.073% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Median daily rate £348 £304 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.40% +1.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £283 £315
% change year-on-year
+23.00% -10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £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
2279 3058 3082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.52% 32.07% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1763 1715
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 183 181
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.75 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.64% +34.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

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 7 December 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
Surrey +23 4 £360 -0.68% 2
Middlesex - 4 £348 -
Berkshire +10 3 - -
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 14 (87.50%) STB
2 13 (81.25%) HTTP
3 11 (68.75%) Digital TV
3 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) TDD
4 9 (56.25%) DVB
4 9 (56.25%) SOA
4 9 (56.25%) C
4 9 (56.25%) C++
4 9 (56.25%) HTML
4 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 9 (56.25%) HTML5
4 9 (56.25%) NoSQL
4 9 (56.25%) Node.js
4 9 (56.25%) REST
5 7 (43.75%) Video on Demand
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (37.50%) Software Architecture
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 5 (31.25%) Degree
7 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
8 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
8 4 (25.00%) SLA
9 3 (18.75%) DRM
9 3 (18.75%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) Python

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 2 (12.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) HTTP
2 9 (56.25%) DVB
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (12.50%) BGP
5 2 (12.50%) DOCSIS
5 2 (12.50%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) OSPF
5 2 (12.50%) RIP
5 2 (12.50%) SNMP
5 2 (12.50%) SSH
5 2 (12.50%) Telnet
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Video On Demand Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IPTV Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Broadcast Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) Junior DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
1 9 (56.25%) HTML5
1 9 (56.25%) Node.js
1 9 (56.25%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
3 1 (6.25%) HEVC
3 1 (6.25%) PlayReady
3 1 (6.25%) Widevine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) STB
2 11 (68.75%) Digital TV
3 7 (43.75%) Video on Demand
4 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 3 (18.75%) IPTV
6 2 (12.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) CentOS
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) Scrum
2 9 (56.25%) SOA
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (37.50%) Software Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) DRM
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) User Stories
6 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) Video Content Ingestion
6 2 (12.50%) Video Processing
7 1 (6.25%) Broadcast Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) Scalability Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C
1 9 (56.25%) C++
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SaltStack
1 3 (18.75%) Tektronix
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe
2 2 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Nagra
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) VMware