The first table below looks at the demand for DVB skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 23 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 West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 134 105 130
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +25
Contract jobs citing DVB 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.093% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.68% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
410 292 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.78% 13.58% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 154 193
Average daily rate £375 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £198 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
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DVB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DVB across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DVB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DVB
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

DVB Daily Rate Trend in the South West

DVB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

DVB Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (75.00%) Electronics
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) IPTV
2 2 (50.00%) Avionics
2 2 (50.00%) VSAT
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Streaming Video
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) MPEG
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) DOM
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) DTV
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) Fortran
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) Pascal
3 1 (25.00%) Prolog
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) VB

DVB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) VSAT
2 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Avionics
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) RF Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) MPEG
1 2 (50.00%) DTV
1 2 (50.00%) Streaming Video
1 2 (50.00%) IPTV
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Fortran
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) Pascal
2 1 (25.00%) Prolog
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) DO-160