The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG 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 MPEG over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 136 - 141
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPEG 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% - 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate £345 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
770 505 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.92% 21.16% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 263 369
Average daily rate £350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 73
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.39 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.79% -31.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
MPEG
England

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MPEG
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 5 £345 -
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (100.00%) DTV
2 5 (71.43%) IPTV
3 4 (57.14%) DVB
3 4 (57.14%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) C++
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) DOM
5 2 (28.57%) Streaming Video
6 1 (14.29%) Fortran
6 1 (14.29%) Pascal
6 1 (14.29%) Prolog
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Electronics

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DVB
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C++ Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Project Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) DTV
2 5 (71.43%) IPTV
3 2 (28.57%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Fortran
3 1 (14.29%) Pascal
3 1 (14.29%) Prolog
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree