The 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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 142 116 125
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs citing MPEG 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.042% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
837 549 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.65% 23.09% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 344 339
Average daily rate £400 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 57 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £22.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.48% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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
Bristol - 5 £325 - 2
MPEG
England

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (100.00%) DTV
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) DVB
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) DOM
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) Streaming Video
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) DRM
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (40.00%) Kanban
4 2 (40.00%) Android

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (80.00%) DVB
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) DLNA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) DOM
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) JNI
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) DTV
2 3 (60.00%) Streaming Video
3 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) iDTV
4 1 (20.00%) STB
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) DRM
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree