The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 525 550 542
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing DVB 47 16 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.031% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.23% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £41.25 £44.75 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.82% +18.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.95 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £46.55 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 22 July 2014.

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 21 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 22 July 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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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 +22 44 £350 +16.66% 4
South East +10 21 £363 +6.61%
London +24 14 £318 +1.60% 2
West Yorkshire +6 4 £275 -
Yorkshire +1 4 £275 - 1
Leeds - 4 £275 -
Surrey -5 3 £425 +21.42%
Staines -2 2 - -
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chalfont St Giles - - - -
Cwmbran - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Reading - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 53 (66.25%) STB
2 37 (46.25%) C
3 36 (45.00%) DTV
4 34 (42.50%) MPEG
5 33 (41.25%) IPTV
6 32 (40.00%) Linux
7 24 (30.00%) Software Engineering
8 23 (28.75%) Python
9 18 (22.50%) UNIX
10 16 (20.00%) C++
10 16 (20.00%) UML
10 16 (20.00%) Video on Demand
11 15 (18.75%) POSIX
11 15 (18.75%) ClearCase
11 15 (18.75%) ISEB
11 15 (18.75%) Degree
12 14 (17.50%) JIRA
12 14 (17.50%) Perl
12 14 (17.50%) Embedded Systems
13 13 (16.25%) Software Architecture
14 12 (15.00%) SQL
14 12 (15.00%) Software Testing
14 12 (15.00%) Electronics
15 10 (12.50%) Ethernet
15 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
16 9 (11.25%) Tcl
16 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
16 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
16 9 (11.25%) Integration Testing

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.00%) VLAN
3 4 (5.00%) Internet
4 3 (3.75%) UPnP
5 2 (2.50%) VSAT
5 2 (2.50%) LAN
5 2 (2.50%) WAN
6 1 (1.25%) Intranet
6 1 (1.25%) HTTP
6 1 (1.25%) DAB
6 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.25%) Wireless
6 1 (1.25%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.25%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) MS Access
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.50%) MySQL
2 2 (2.50%) Informix
3 1 (1.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) ClearCase
2 14 (17.50%) JIRA
3 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.25%) Subversion
4 1 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.25%) Trac
General
1 12 (15.00%) Electronics
2 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Avionics
3 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Test Engineer
2 19 (23.75%) Software Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Developer
4 9 (11.25%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Tester
6 7 (8.75%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Broadcast Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Embedded Software Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Programmer
9 3 (3.75%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Middleware Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Software Programmer
10 2 (2.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) POSIX
2 8 (10.00%) Middleware
3 5 (6.25%) HTML
3 5 (6.25%) XML
3 5 (6.25%) CSS
4 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.50%) Qt
5 2 (2.50%) HTML5
5 2 (2.50%) JSON
5 2 (2.50%) DOM
5 2 (2.50%) SOAP
6 1 (1.25%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.25%) CSS3
6 1 (1.25%) FFmpeg
6 1 (1.25%) WebKit
6 1 (1.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (66.25%) STB
2 36 (45.00%) DTV
3 34 (42.50%) MPEG
4 33 (41.25%) IPTV
5 16 (20.00%) Video on Demand
6 14 (17.50%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (8.75%) Streaming Video
9 6 (7.50%) Client/Server
10 3 (3.75%) Interactive TV
10 3 (3.75%) Mathematics
10 3 (3.75%) Physics
11 2 (2.50%) Device Driver
12 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Linux
2 18 (22.50%) UNIX
3 4 (5.00%) Windows
4 3 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.75%) Android
5 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (20.00%) UML
3 13 (16.25%) Software Architecture
4 12 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.25%) Integration Testing
6 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.75%) Performance Testing
6 7 (8.75%) TDD
7 5 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (5.00%) OO
9 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.75%) Regression Testing
9 3 (3.75%) OOP
9 3 (3.75%) Test Management
10 2 (2.50%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.25%) C
2 23 (28.75%) Python
3 16 (20.00%) C++
4 14 (17.50%) Perl
5 12 (15.00%) SQL
6 9 (11.25%) Tcl
7 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.25%) Ruby
8 4 (5.00%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.75%) Java
10 2 (2.50%) PHP
10 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.25%) Pascal
11 1 (1.25%) Prolog
11 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.25%) Fortran
11 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) ISEB
1 15 (18.75%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.25%) HND
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) HP
3 3 (3.75%) Perforce
4 2 (2.50%) Capita
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (1.25%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.25%) Huawei
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