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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 591 572 518
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -54
Contract jobs citing DVB 18 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.055% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £294 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -14.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £408 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £335 £323
% change year-on-year
-7.46% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
8210 7293 7310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 12.97% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3837 3625
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 410 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -32 18 £325 +10.63% 2
South East -9 8 £363 +5.07% 2
London -5 5 £350 +101.43%
Middlesex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Torfaen - - - -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 22 (53.66%) Linux
2 21 (51.22%) MPEG
3 20 (48.78%) STB
4 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
5 17 (41.46%) DTV
6 15 (36.59%) C++
6 15 (36.59%) IPTV
7 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
8 12 (29.27%) OO
9 11 (26.83%) C
10 10 (24.39%) HTML
10 10 (24.39%) Java
10 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (19.51%) Degree
12 7 (17.07%) Android
12 7 (17.07%) CSS
12 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
12 7 (17.07%) Embedded C
13 6 (14.63%) Middleware
13 6 (14.63%) Streaming Video
13 6 (14.63%) HTML5
14 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
14 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
14 5 (12.20%) Scrum
14 5 (12.20%) OpenGL
14 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
14 5 (12.20%) Perl
14 5 (12.20%) SQL
14 5 (12.20%) OOP

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (4.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) VLAN
3 3 (7.32%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) DLNA
4 2 (4.88%) Multicast
4 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.88%) HTTP
4 2 (4.88%) DSL
5 1 (2.44%) IGMP
5 1 (2.44%) RTSP
5 1 (2.44%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.32%) Maven
3 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 3 (7.32%) SonarQube
3 3 (7.32%) webpack
3 3 (7.32%) Grunt
4 2 (4.88%) ClearCase
4 2 (4.88%) JUnit
4 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Electronics
3 3 (7.32%) Multimedia
3 3 (7.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Software Engineer
2 14 (34.15%) Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Software Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Broadcast Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Development Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 1 (2.44%) iOS Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Software Programmer
6 1 (2.44%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Flash Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) HTML
2 7 (17.07%) CSS
3 6 (14.63%) Middleware
3 6 (14.63%) HTML5
4 5 (12.20%) OpenGL
5 4 (9.76%) Web Services
5 4 (9.76%) JSON
6 3 (7.32%) REST
6 3 (7.32%) jQuery
6 3 (7.32%) JPA
6 3 (7.32%) Ajax
6 3 (7.32%) Spring
6 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.32%) XML
6 3 (7.32%) XHTML
6 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.32%) Backbone.js
7 2 (4.88%) POSIX
7 2 (4.88%) Qt
7 2 (4.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (51.22%) MPEG
2 20 (48.78%) STB
3 17 (41.46%) DTV
4 15 (36.59%) IPTV
5 6 (14.63%) Streaming Video
6 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (12.20%) Video on Demand
7 4 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (7.32%) Interactive TV
8 3 (7.32%) Device Driver
8 3 (7.32%) W3C
8 3 (7.32%) Data Structures
8 3 (7.32%) Digital Media
9 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
9 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
9 2 (4.88%) Physics
10 1 (2.44%) Open Source
10 1 (2.44%) iDTV
10 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
10 1 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Android
3 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (9.76%) UNIX
5 3 (7.32%) CentOS
5 3 (7.32%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (7.32%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.32%) Windows
5 3 (7.32%) VMS
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
2 12 (29.27%) OO
3 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) OOP
5 4 (9.76%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) UML
6 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.32%) Kanban
6 3 (7.32%) TDD
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (4.88%) DRM
7 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
7 2 (4.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) C++
2 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) C
4 10 (24.39%) Java
5 7 (17.07%) Embedded C
6 5 (12.20%) Perl
6 5 (12.20%) SQL
7 4 (9.76%) Embedded C++
8 3 (7.32%) ActionScript
8 3 (7.32%) PHP
8 3 (7.32%) Python
9 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Perforce
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) CA