The table below looks at the statistics for DVB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 593 551 533
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -18
Contract jobs citing DVB 20 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.077% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.57% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 10
Average daily rate
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£415 £329 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.23% +8.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £378 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £40.00 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £44.00 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -8.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

DVB
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DVB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DVB
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DVB within the UK.

DVB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DVB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DVB within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

DVB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DVB
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DVB within the UK.

DVB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DVB
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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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
England -50 20 £415 +26.23% 7
London -14 11 £390 +20.00% 3
South East -25 6 £415 +14.48% 1
Hampshire 0 5 £415 +16.49% 1
Basingstoke +6 1 - -
Bristol 0 1 £320 +11.30%
South West -8 1 £320 +11.30%
Bradford -11 1 - -
West Yorkshire -22 1 - -
Yorkshire -23 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 29 (72.50%) STB
2 17 (42.50%) DTV
3 16 (40.00%) Linux
4 14 (35.00%) IPTV
5 13 (32.50%) MPEG
6 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (27.50%) SQL
8 10 (25.00%) C
8 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 9 (22.50%) Python
10 8 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (17.50%) OOP
11 7 (17.50%) OO
11 7 (17.50%) MySQL
11 7 (17.50%) Embedded C
12 6 (15.00%) C++
12 6 (15.00%) HTML
12 6 (15.00%) Java
12 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
12 6 (15.00%) Android
13 5 (12.50%) TDD
13 5 (12.50%) Ruby
13 5 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (12.50%) Perl
13 5 (12.50%) PHP
13 5 (12.50%) UNIX
13 5 (12.50%) OpenGL
14 4 (10.00%) DRM
14 4 (10.00%) VLAN

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) JBoss
1 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) VLAN
2 3 (7.50%) Broadband
2 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) IGMP
3 1 (2.50%) RTSP
3 1 (2.50%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
1 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Python Developer
3 3 (7.50%) Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Tester
4 2 (5.00%) Development Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Broadcast Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.50%) Programmer
5 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Project Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Test Specialist
5 1 (2.50%) Flash Developer
5 1 (2.50%) Python Programmer
5 1 (2.50%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) HTML
2 5 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 3 (7.50%) Ajax
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) Qt
4 2 (5.00%) HTML5
4 2 (5.00%) NumPy
4 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (5.00%) POSIX
4 2 (5.00%) CSS
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) Middleware
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) DOM
5 1 (2.50%) Flash
5 1 (2.50%) CSS3
5 1 (2.50%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (72.50%) STB
2 17 (42.50%) DTV
3 14 (35.00%) IPTV
4 13 (32.50%) MPEG
5 8 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (10.00%) Video on Demand
7 3 (7.50%) Device Driver
7 3 (7.50%) Streaming Video
8 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
8 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
9 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
9 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (2.50%) VHDL
9 1 (2.50%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Android
2 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (5.00%) Windows
5 1 (2.50%) OpenBSD
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.50%) OOP
3 7 (17.50%) OO
4 5 (12.50%) TDD
5 4 (10.00%) DRM
5 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.00%) API Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.00%) Web Development
7 2 (5.00%) UML
7 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.00%) System Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Software Architecture
8 1 (2.50%) BDD
8 1 (2.50%) Digital Signal Processing
8 1 (2.50%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) C
3 9 (22.50%) Python
4 7 (17.50%) Embedded C
5 6 (15.00%) C++
5 6 (15.00%) Java
6 5 (12.50%) Perl
6 5 (12.50%) PHP
6 5 (12.50%) Ruby
7 3 (7.50%) Embedded C++
7 3 (7.50%) ActionScript
7 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco
2 2 (5.00%) CA
2 2 (5.00%) Tandberg
2 2 (5.00%) Broadcom
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) HP
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