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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 573 542 494
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -48
Contract jobs citing DVB 14 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.047% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 11
Average daily rate
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£315 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £163 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.75

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
7706 6666 7138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.66% 13.13% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4173 3408 3452
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 383 605
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 March 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 11 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 March 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 -17 14 £315 +23.52% 9
London +5 6 £400 +146.15% 1
South East -24 4 £350 -6.66%
Hampshire -23 2 £315 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Torfaen - - - -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 28 (45.16%) MPEG
2 25 (40.32%) Linux
2 25 (40.32%) STB
3 22 (35.48%) IPTV
3 22 (35.48%) DTV
4 18 (29.03%) C++
5 16 (25.81%) HTML
5 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
6 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (19.35%) OO
8 11 (17.74%) C
8 11 (17.74%) Degree
9 9 (14.52%) Video on Demand
9 9 (14.52%) Java
9 9 (14.52%) CSS
10 8 (12.90%) UNIX
10 8 (12.90%) Windows
10 8 (12.90%) Streaming Video
10 8 (12.90%) Android
11 7 (11.29%) HTML5
11 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
11 7 (11.29%) Middleware
11 7 (11.29%) Embedded C
11 7 (11.29%) Ericsson
12 6 (9.68%) UML
12 6 (9.68%) Web Services
12 6 (9.68%) XML
12 6 (9.68%) Software Architecture
13 5 (8.06%) Tandberg

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.23%) AutoCAD
2 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.45%) DSL
2 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.45%) Multicast
3 3 (4.84%) DLNA
3 3 (4.84%) Wireless
4 2 (3.23%) UPnP
4 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.23%) Telnet
5 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.61%) HTTP
5 1 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) Informix
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) ClearCase
1 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.84%) Grunt
2 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.84%) Subversion
2 3 (4.84%) Maven
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 5 (8.06%) Electronics
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.45%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.84%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) Software Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Broadcast Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Support
7 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Project Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) HTML
2 9 (14.52%) CSS
3 7 (11.29%) Middleware
3 7 (11.29%) HTML5
4 6 (9.68%) Web Services
4 6 (9.68%) XML
5 5 (8.06%) POSIX
5 5 (8.06%) OpenGL
6 4 (6.45%) JSON
7 3 (4.84%) jQuery
7 3 (4.84%) JPA
7 3 (4.84%) REST
7 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.84%) Spring
7 3 (4.84%) JNI
7 3 (4.84%) Backbone.js
7 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.84%) XHTML
8 2 (3.23%) DOM
8 2 (3.23%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 28 (45.16%) MPEG
2 25 (40.32%) STB
3 22 (35.48%) DTV
3 22 (35.48%) IPTV
4 9 (14.52%) Video on Demand
5 8 (12.90%) Streaming Video
6 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.84%) Digital Media
7 3 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (4.84%) Interactive TV
7 3 (4.84%) W3C
7 3 (4.84%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.84%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.23%) iDTV
8 2 (3.23%) Mathematics
8 2 (3.23%) Physics
9 1 (1.61%) Open Source
9 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Linux
2 8 (12.90%) UNIX
2 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Android
3 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.84%) CentOS
4 3 (4.84%) VMS
4 3 (4.84%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
2 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.35%) OO
4 6 (9.68%) UML
4 6 (9.68%) Software Architecture
5 5 (8.06%) OOP
5 5 (8.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.45%) DRM
6 4 (6.45%) TDD
6 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.45%) Scrum
6 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (4.84%) Android Development
7 3 (4.84%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.84%) Multithreading
7 3 (4.84%) Kanban
7 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.23%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) C++
2 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 11 (17.74%) C
4 9 (14.52%) Java
5 7 (11.29%) Embedded C
6 5 (8.06%) Embedded C++
7 4 (6.45%) Python
7 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.45%) Perl
8 3 (4.84%) ActionScript
9 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.23%) SQL
10 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.23%) HND
3 2 (3.23%) CCNA
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) PhD
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Ericsson
2 5 (8.06%) Tandberg
3 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) CA
5 1 (1.61%) Perforce
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