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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 593 543 514
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -29
Contract jobs citing DVB 14 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.074% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.56% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 13
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 £325 £190 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £369 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £40.25 £41.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £42.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-2.42% -5.71%

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -49 14 £350 +16.66% 5
Hampshire -4 6 - - 1
London -16 6 £350 +45.83% 1
South East -23 6 - - 1
Southampton - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Eastleigh - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (70.00%) STB
2 16 (53.33%) Linux
3 15 (50.00%) DTV
4 13 (43.33%) MPEG
5 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 11 (36.67%) IPTV
6 11 (36.67%) C
7 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 8 (26.67%) OO
8 7 (23.33%) C++
8 7 (23.33%) HTML
8 7 (23.33%) Java
8 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
8 7 (23.33%) Android
9 6 (20.00%) Video on Demand
9 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (20.00%) Embedded C
9 6 (20.00%) OOP
10 5 (16.67%) Python
10 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 5 (16.67%) MySQL
10 5 (16.67%) OpenGL
10 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 4 (13.33%) Software Architecture
11 4 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (13.33%) VLAN
11 4 (13.33%) Degree
11 4 (13.33%) Middleware
11 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) VLAN
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) DLNA
2 2 (6.67%) DSL
2 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.67%) Multicast
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Broadband
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) IGMP
3 1 (3.33%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Broadcast Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Python Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (3.33%) Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Test Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Flash Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) HTML
2 5 (16.67%) OpenGL
3 4 (13.33%) Middleware
4 3 (10.00%) CSS
4 3 (10.00%) Ajax
4 3 (10.00%) HTML5
5 2 (6.67%) Qt
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) POSIX
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (3.33%) DOM
6 1 (3.33%) Flash
6 1 (3.33%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) JNI
6 1 (3.33%) NumPy
6 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (70.00%) STB
2 15 (50.00%) DTV
3 13 (43.33%) MPEG
4 11 (36.67%) IPTV
5 6 (20.00%) Video on Demand
6 4 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (10.00%) Device Driver
7 3 (10.00%) Streaming Video
8 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
8 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
9 1 (3.33%) iDTV
9 1 (3.33%) VHDL
9 1 (3.33%) Verilog
9 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Android
3 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
6 1 (3.33%) OpenBSD
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (26.67%) OO
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) OOP
4 4 (13.33%) Software Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) DRM
5 3 (10.00%) Scrum
5 3 (10.00%) TDD
5 3 (10.00%) Kanban
5 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) UML
6 2 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) C
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) C++
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (16.67%) Python
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.33%) Perl
6 4 (13.33%) PHP
7 3 (10.00%) ActionScript
7 3 (10.00%) Embedded C++
8 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) CA
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) Broadcom
3 1 (3.33%) Tandberg