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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 565 563 543
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing DVB 30 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.037% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 3
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£370 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £303 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £399 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £66.25

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 24 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 19 December 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 -21 27 £370 +5.71% 3
London +19 13 £430 +22.85% 1
South East -19 9 £300 -22.63%
Hampshire -14 6 £345 -
South West -19 4 £325 -7.14% 2
Bristol - 4 £325 - 2
City of London - 3 £400 -
Wales - 3 £325 - 1
South Wales - 3 £325 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £285 -
Cwmbran - 1 - - 1
Torfaen - 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 50 (49.02%) DTV
2 46 (45.10%) STB
3 44 (43.14%) MPEG
4 43 (42.16%) Linux
5 33 (32.35%) C
5 33 (32.35%) IPTV
6 27 (26.47%) Software Engineering
7 22 (21.57%) C++
8 19 (18.63%) UML
8 19 (18.63%) Video on Demand
9 18 (17.65%) ClearCase
9 18 (17.65%) HTML
9 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 17 (16.67%) POSIX
10 17 (16.67%) Degree
10 17 (16.67%) Software Architecture
11 15 (14.71%) Electronics
12 12 (11.76%) Java
13 11 (10.78%) Middleware
14 10 (9.80%) Embedded C
14 10 (9.80%) CSS
14 10 (9.80%) Windows
15 9 (8.82%) UNIX
15 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
15 9 (8.82%) Streaming Video
15 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
16 8 (7.84%) HTML5
16 8 (7.84%) Embedded Systems
16 8 (7.84%) Over-the-Top Content

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.94%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.96%) MS Office
4 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.88%) Multicast
3 5 (4.90%) Internet
3 5 (4.90%) DSL
3 5 (4.90%) UPnP
4 4 (3.92%) DLNA
4 4 (3.92%) Wireless
4 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.94%) HTTP
5 3 (2.94%) Telnet
5 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.96%) VLAN
6 2 (1.96%) RTSP
6 2 (1.96%) RTP
7 1 (0.98%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.98%) LAN
7 1 (0.98%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.98%) WAN
7 1 (0.98%) LTE
7 1 (0.98%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) Informix
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) ClearCase
2 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.94%) Subversion
3 3 (2.94%) Maven
3 3 (2.94%) Grunt
3 3 (2.94%) JIRA
4 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.96%) JUnit
General
1 15 (14.71%) Electronics
2 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.90%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.94%) Games
4 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Automotive
5 1 (0.98%) Avionics
5 1 (0.98%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Developer
2 18 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 16 (15.69%) Software Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) Broadcast Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Embedded Software Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Systems Support Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Systems Support
7 7 (6.86%) Tester
8 5 (4.90%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Android Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.65%) HTML
2 17 (16.67%) POSIX
3 11 (10.78%) Middleware
4 10 (9.80%) CSS
5 8 (7.84%) HTML5
5 8 (7.84%) XML
6 7 (6.86%) Web Services
7 5 (4.90%) JNI
8 4 (3.92%) JSON
9 3 (2.94%) XHTML
9 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.94%) Spring
9 3 (2.94%) REST
9 3 (2.94%) Backbone.js
9 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.94%) jQuery
9 3 (2.94%) JPA
10 2 (1.96%) RESTful
10 2 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.96%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 50 (49.02%) DTV
2 46 (45.10%) STB
3 44 (43.14%) MPEG
4 33 (32.35%) IPTV
5 19 (18.63%) Video on Demand
6 9 (8.82%) Streaming Video
6 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
7 8 (7.84%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (7.84%) Over-the-Top Content
8 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.90%) Interactive TV
8 5 (4.90%) Mathematics
8 5 (4.90%) Physics
9 3 (2.94%) W3C
9 3 (2.94%) Digital Media
9 3 (2.94%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.96%) Streaming Media
10 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.96%) iDTV
11 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 43 (42.16%) Linux
2 10 (9.80%) Windows
3 9 (8.82%) UNIX
4 7 (6.86%) Android
5 4 (3.92%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.94%) VMS
6 3 (2.94%) CentOS
6 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.47%) Software Engineering
2 19 (18.63%) UML
3 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 8 (7.84%) OO
6 7 (6.86%) Project Management
7 6 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 6 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (4.90%) DRM
8 5 (4.90%) Scrum
8 5 (4.90%) Android Development
8 5 (4.90%) Multithreading
8 5 (4.90%) Integration Testing
9 4 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.92%) TDD
9 4 (3.92%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.94%) Line Management
10 3 (2.94%) Performance Testing
10 3 (2.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 33 (32.35%) C
2 22 (21.57%) C++
3 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.76%) Java
5 10 (9.80%) Embedded C
6 7 (6.86%) Python
7 6 (5.88%) Perl
8 5 (4.90%) Embedded C++
9 4 (3.92%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.94%) Tcl
11 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.98%) SQL
11 1 (0.98%) VB
11 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.92%) HND
4 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) CCNA
4 2 (1.96%) ISEB
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.98%) PhD
5 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.98%) PMP
5 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) DO-160
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.84%) Ericsson
2 6 (5.88%) Tandberg
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.94%) Perforce
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco
4 2 (1.96%) HP
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