The table below looks at the statistics for DVB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 630 628 566
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -62
Contract jobs citing DVB 23 35 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.060% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.44% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 55
Median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £295 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.69% -3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £43.75 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -4.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -4.70%

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

DVB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DVB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
England +2 22 £470 +13.93% 1
London +2 17 £490 +15.29%
South East +7 4 £415 +18.91%
Surrey +9 2 £430 -
Staines -1 2 £430 -
Berkshire +1 1 £400 +77.77%
Hampshire -5 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DVB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DVB.

1 51 (76.12%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (74.63%) STB
3 37 (55.22%) C
3 37 (55.22%) C++
4 36 (53.73%) TDD
5 31 (46.27%) SQL
6 30 (44.78%) Digital TV
7 28 (41.79%) HTML
7 28 (41.79%) HTTP
8 26 (38.81%) HTML5
9 25 (37.31%) MPEG
9 25 (37.31%) Scrum
10 24 (35.82%) Python
10 24 (35.82%) Degree
11 22 (32.84%) Linux
12 21 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (25.37%) Git (software)
13 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
14 16 (23.88%) NoSQL
14 16 (23.88%) REST
15 15 (22.39%) Node.js
15 15 (22.39%) JIRA
15 15 (22.39%) Java
15 15 (22.39%) XML
15 15 (22.39%) SOA
16 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
16 14 (20.90%) Subversion
16 14 (20.90%) JSON
17 13 (19.40%) Computer Science
18 12 (17.91%) Kanban

DVB
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (5.97%) Confluence
1 4 (5.97%) JBoss
1 4 (5.97%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.48%) CMS
3 2 (2.99%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
1 8 (11.94%) PaintShop Pro
1 8 (11.94%) Photoshop
2 5 (7.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) GitHub
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.79%) HTTP
2 7 (10.45%) UPnP
3 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.48%) 802.11
4 3 (4.48%) DHCP
4 3 (4.48%) DLNA
4 3 (4.48%) DNS
4 3 (4.48%) IGMP
4 3 (4.48%) Internet
4 3 (4.48%) IPv4
4 3 (4.48%) IPv6
4 3 (4.48%) LDAP
4 3 (4.48%) PPP
5 2 (2.99%) Broadband
5 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.99%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.99%) SNMP
5 2 (2.99%) SSL
5 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.88%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.46%) MS Access
3 4 (5.97%) MySQL
4 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 15 (22.39%) JIRA
3 14 (20.90%) Subversion
4 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
4 9 (13.43%) Maven
5 4 (5.97%) ClearCase
5 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.99%) JUnit
6 2 (2.99%) NetBeans
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Software Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) C++ Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Embedded Developer
4 8 (11.94%) C Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Embedded Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Python Developer
5 7 (10.45%) C/C++ Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Embedded C Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Junior
7 5 (7.46%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Embedded C Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Junior Test Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.79%) HTML
2 26 (38.81%) HTML5
3 16 (23.88%) REST
4 15 (22.39%) Node.js
4 15 (22.39%) XML
5 14 (20.90%) JSON
6 11 (16.42%) Spring
7 10 (14.93%) XSD
8 9 (13.43%) Flash
9 8 (11.94%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (7.46%) Middleware
11 4 (5.97%) CSS
12 3 (4.48%) 802.1X
12 3 (4.48%) OpenEmbedded
12 3 (4.48%) OpenGL
12 3 (4.48%) WebKit
12 3 (4.48%) Yocto
13 2 (2.99%) Ajax
13 2 (2.99%) JSF
13 2 (2.99%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 50 (74.63%) STB
2 30 (44.78%) Digital TV
3 25 (37.31%) MPEG
4 13 (19.40%) Computer Science
5 12 (17.91%) Interactive TV
6 11 (16.42%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (14.93%) Fat Client
7 10 (14.93%) Thin Client
8 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (8.96%) IPTV
9 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
10 4 (5.97%) Video on Demand
11 3 (4.48%) BBC
12 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
12 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
12 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
12 2 (2.99%) New Media
12 2 (2.99%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (2.99%) Wiki
13 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Linux
2 12 (17.91%) Unix
2 12 (17.91%) Windows
3 4 (5.97%) CentOS
3 4 (5.97%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.48%) Android
4 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Solaris
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.49%) uClinux
6 1 (1.49%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (76.12%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (53.73%) TDD
3 25 (37.31%) Scrum
4 21 (31.34%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
6 15 (22.39%) SOA
7 12 (17.91%) Kanban
8 11 (16.42%) Software Architecture
8 11 (16.42%) User Stories
9 10 (14.93%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
10 9 (13.43%) Functional Testing
10 9 (13.43%) MVC
10 9 (13.43%) Pair Programming
11 8 (11.94%) OO
11 8 (11.94%) OOP
11 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
12 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
12 7 (10.45%) System Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (55.22%) C
1 37 (55.22%) C++
2 31 (46.27%) SQL
3 24 (35.82%) Python
4 15 (22.39%) Java
5 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
6 11 (16.42%) Embedded C++
6 11 (16.42%) Perl
7 10 (14.93%) ANSI C
8 9 (13.43%) ActionScript
8 9 (13.43%) Embedded C
9 5 (7.46%) Ruby
10 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.99%) Tcl
11 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (35.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Docker
1 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (5.97%) vSphere
2 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) Ansible
2 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) OpenTV
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.46%) HP
4 4 (5.97%) SaltStack
5 3 (4.48%) CA
5 3 (4.48%) Conax
5 3 (4.48%) Ericsson
5 3 (4.48%) Nagra
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle
5 3 (4.48%) Verimatrix
6 2 (2.99%) Arqiva
6 2 (2.99%) NetApp
6 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.99%) Virgin Media
6 2 (2.99%) VMware
7 1 (1.49%) BT
7 1 (1.49%) Huawei
7 1 (1.49%) Nokia