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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 571 600 560
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -40
Contract jobs citing DVB 53 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.031% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 16
Average daily rate £388 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £480 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 53 £388 +10.71% 9
South East +20 29 £385 +15.78% 5
Hampshire +16 16 £385 +22.22% 1
London +15 16 £500 +25.00% 3
Southampton +17 6 - -
Staines - 6 £356 - 1
Surrey - 6 £356 - 1
Bristol +2 4 £300 -14.28%
South West 0 4 £300 -14.28%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Middlesex - 2 £388 - 1
City of London +42 1 £300 -25.00%
Eastleigh - 1 £338 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £400 - 1

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 69 (81.18%) C
2 55 (64.71%) STB
3 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (43.53%) DTV
4 37 (43.53%) MPEG
4 37 (43.53%) C++
5 33 (38.82%) HTML
5 33 (38.82%) Linux
6 29 (34.12%) TDD
7 27 (31.76%) Scrum
7 27 (31.76%) HTTP
7 27 (31.76%) HTML5
8 23 (27.06%) Software Engineering
9 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (24.71%) Embedded Systems
10 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
11 19 (22.35%) Telecoms
12 18 (21.18%) IPTV
12 18 (21.18%) SQL
12 18 (21.18%) REST
13 17 (20.00%) Node.js
13 17 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
14 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
14 16 (18.82%) Video on Demand
15 15 (17.65%) Software Architecture
15 15 (17.65%) NoSQL
15 15 (17.65%) User Stories
15 15 (17.65%) SOA
15 15 (17.65%) Degree
16 14 (16.47%) BDD

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (2.35%) GlassFish
2 2 (2.35%) JBoss
2 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) PaintShop Pro
1 2 (2.35%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.76%) HTTP
2 11 (12.94%) UPnP
3 4 (4.71%) Broadband
3 4 (4.71%) HbbTV
3 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.35%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (2.35%) LDAP
4 2 (2.35%) SNMP
5 1 (1.18%) 3G
5 1 (1.18%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.18%) FTP
5 1 (1.18%) GPRS
5 1 (1.18%) GSM
5 1 (1.18%) HSPA
5 1 (1.18%) RTP
5 1 (1.18%) Telnet
5 1 (1.18%) VLAN
5 1 (1.18%) VoIP
5 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.76%) ClearCase
3 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.06%) Maven
4 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.71%) Subversion
5 3 (3.53%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.35%) JIRA
6 2 (2.35%) JUnit
6 2 (2.35%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.18%) Ant
General
1 19 (22.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.18%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (45.88%) Developer
2 23 (27.06%) Embedded Engineer
3 22 (25.88%) Software Engineer
4 19 (22.35%) Software Developer
5 11 (12.94%) C Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Embedded C Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Real Time Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Embedded Developer
7 8 (9.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (8.24%) Agile Developer
8 7 (8.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) Embedded Software Developer
9 6 (7.06%) Test Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) C/C++ Developer
10 5 (5.88%) C++ Developer
10 5 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (4.71%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (38.82%) HTML
2 27 (31.76%) HTML5
3 18 (21.18%) REST
4 13 (15.29%) XML
5 11 (12.94%) XSD
6 8 (9.41%) Spring
7 6 (7.06%) Flash
7 6 (7.06%) JSON
7 6 (7.06%) Middleware
8 5 (5.88%) CSS
8 5 (5.88%) QML
8 5 (5.88%) Qt
9 3 (3.53%) DOM
9 3 (3.53%) GStreamer
9 3 (3.53%) jQuery
9 3 (3.53%) OpenGL
9 3 (3.53%) OpenGL ES
9 3 (3.53%) WebKit
10 2 (2.35%) JavaFX
10 2 (2.35%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 55 (64.71%) STB
2 37 (43.53%) DTV
2 37 (43.53%) MPEG
3 21 (24.71%) Embedded Systems
4 18 (21.18%) IPTV
5 17 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 16 (18.82%) Video on Demand
7 11 (12.94%) Fat Client
7 11 (12.94%) Interactive TV
7 11 (12.94%) Thin Client
8 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
9 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (7.06%) User Experience
11 5 (5.88%) Device Driver
12 4 (4.71%) Streaming Video
13 3 (3.53%) BBC
13 3 (3.53%) MHEG
14 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
14 1 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.82%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (8.24%) Windows
4 4 (4.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.12%) TDD
3 27 (31.76%) Scrum
4 23 (27.06%) Software Engineering
5 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (17.65%) SOA
6 15 (17.65%) Software Architecture
6 15 (17.65%) User Stories
7 14 (16.47%) BDD
8 11 (12.94%) Defect Tracking
9 10 (11.76%) Content Management
10 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.41%) API Development
12 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
12 7 (8.24%) Technical Analysis
12 7 (8.24%) UML
13 6 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (7.06%) MVC
13 6 (7.06%) Pair Programming
13 6 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (81.18%) C
2 37 (43.53%) C++
3 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 18 (21.18%) SQL
5 13 (15.29%) Embedded C
6 12 (14.12%) Java
7 11 (12.94%) ANSI C
8 9 (10.59%) Python
9 7 (8.24%) Embedded C++
10 6 (7.06%) ActionScript
11 3 (3.53%) Perl
12 2 (2.35%) C#
12 2 (2.35%) Ruby
12 2 (2.35%) Tcl
13 1 (1.18%) PHP
13 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) OIPF
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) OpenTV
2 9 (10.59%) PayPal
3 4 (4.71%) Ericsson
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco
4 3 (3.53%) Google
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.18%) Huawei
6 1 (1.18%) Nokia
6 1 (1.18%) VMware
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