The table below looks at the statistics for DVB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 602 621 592
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -29
Contract jobs citing DVB 18 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.065% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.45% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 38
Median daily rate £385 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £283 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £500 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £316 £308
% change year-on-year
+9.88% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £28.75 £48.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.72% +21.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £48.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.72% +21.25%

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
7498 7934 8351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.33% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 4673 4774
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 479 459
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

DVB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DVB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DVB within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

DVB Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DVB
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 18 £385 +2.32%
South East +15 9 £348 +2.96%
London -17 8 £450 +5.88%
Surrey +23 4 £360 -0.68%
Middlesex +2 4 £348 -10.32%
Staines +1 4 £360 -0.68%
Hampshire +14 1 - -
City of London -2 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DVB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DVB.

1 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (73.81%) STB
3 28 (66.67%) TDD
4 25 (59.52%) C
4 25 (59.52%) C++
5 23 (54.76%) HTTP
5 23 (54.76%) Digital TV
6 22 (52.38%) SQL
7 20 (47.62%) HTML
7 20 (47.62%) MPEG
7 20 (47.62%) Scrum
7 20 (47.62%) HTML5
8 19 (45.24%) Python
9 18 (42.86%) Degree
10 16 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
12 13 (30.95%) NoSQL
12 13 (30.95%) REST
12 13 (30.95%) SOA
13 12 (28.57%) Automated Testing
13 12 (28.57%) Node.js
14 11 (26.19%) Linux
15 10 (23.81%) Perl
15 10 (23.81%) Java
15 10 (23.81%) XML
15 10 (23.81%) Subversion
15 10 (23.81%) JSON
16 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
16 9 (21.43%) Software Architecture
17 8 (19.05%) ANSI C

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) PaintShop Pro
1 7 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) HTTP
2 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.14%) 802.11
3 3 (7.14%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) DLNA
3 3 (7.14%) DNS
3 3 (7.14%) IGMP
3 3 (7.14%) IPv4
3 3 (7.14%) IPv6
3 3 (7.14%) PPP
3 3 (7.14%) UPnP
4 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.76%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.76%) Internet
4 2 (4.76%) SSL
4 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.38%) Broadband
5 1 (2.38%) LDAP
5 1 (2.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (23.81%) Subversion
3 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (16.67%) JIRA
3 7 (16.67%) Maven
4 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.38%) JUnit
5 1 (2.38%) NetBeans
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Python Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) C++ Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Embedded Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Junior
5 3 (7.14%) Tester
6 2 (4.76%) C Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C/C++ Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) HTML
1 20 (47.62%) HTML5
2 13 (30.95%) REST
3 12 (28.57%) Node.js
4 10 (23.81%) JSON
4 10 (23.81%) XML
5 8 (19.05%) Spring
5 8 (19.05%) XSD
6 7 (16.67%) Flash
6 7 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (7.14%) 802.1X
7 3 (7.14%) OpenEmbedded
7 3 (7.14%) OpenGL
7 3 (7.14%) WebKit
7 3 (7.14%) Yocto
8 2 (4.76%) RESTful
9 1 (2.38%) JavaFX
9 1 (2.38%) JPA
9 1 (2.38%) jQuery
9 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (73.81%) STB
2 23 (54.76%) Digital TV
3 20 (47.62%) MPEG
4 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 8 (19.05%) Fat Client
5 8 (19.05%) Interactive TV
5 8 (19.05%) Thin Client
6 6 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (9.52%) IPTV
8 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
8 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
8 2 (4.76%) Wiki
9 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) Unix
4 4 (9.52%) CentOS
4 4 (9.52%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (66.67%) TDD
3 20 (47.62%) Scrum
4 16 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (30.95%) SOA
6 12 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Software Architecture
8 8 (19.05%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (19.05%) Kanban
8 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
9 7 (16.67%) MVC
9 7 (16.67%) OO
9 7 (16.67%) OOP
9 7 (16.67%) Pair Programming
9 7 (16.67%) System Testing
10 6 (14.29%) User Stories
11 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
12 4 (9.52%) API Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
12 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) C
1 25 (59.52%) C++
2 22 (52.38%) SQL
3 19 (45.24%) Python
4 10 (23.81%) Java
4 10 (23.81%) Perl
5 8 (19.05%) ANSI C
5 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 7 (16.67%) ActionScript
6 7 (16.67%) Embedded C++
7 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
7 4 (9.52%) Embedded C
7 4 (9.52%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
1 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (9.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) OpenTV
2 4 (9.52%) SaltStack
3 3 (7.14%) CA
3 3 (7.14%) Conax
3 3 (7.14%) Nagra
3 3 (7.14%) Verimatrix
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Huawei
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) VMware