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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 540 561 574
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Contract jobs citing DVB 72 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.047% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 18 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £264 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £358 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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 23 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 September 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 +35 68 £350 +16.66% 9
South East +50 46 £300 -11.76%
Hampshire +14 26 £300 -11.76%
London +13 11 £358 +34.90% 1
Southampton - 10 £300 -
Yorkshire -1 2 £353 +8.46%
Berkshire - 2 £480 -
Reading - 2 £480 -
West Yorkshire +3 1 £355 +9.23%
South West -47 1 - - 6
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 6
Cambridge - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 66 (57.89%) STB
2 58 (50.88%) DTV
3 50 (43.86%) C
3 50 (43.86%) Linux
4 41 (35.96%) MPEG
5 38 (33.33%) IPTV
6 33 (28.95%) Software Engineering
7 29 (25.44%) ClearCase
8 27 (23.68%) POSIX
9 26 (22.81%) UML
10 24 (21.05%) Software Architecture
11 20 (17.54%) C++
11 20 (17.54%) Video on Demand
11 20 (17.54%) Degree
12 18 (15.79%) Electronics
13 17 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (14.91%) Python
14 15 (13.16%) Embedded Systems
15 13 (11.40%) Perl
16 12 (10.53%) UNIX
17 11 (9.65%) HTML
17 11 (9.65%) TCP/IP
17 11 (9.65%) ISEB
17 11 (9.65%) Computer Science
18 10 (8.77%) Integration Testing
18 10 (8.77%) Embedded C
18 10 (8.77%) Ethernet
18 10 (8.77%) Windows
19 9 (7.89%) XML
19 9 (7.89%) Telecoms

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
1 4 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.65%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.77%) Ethernet
3 7 (6.14%) UPnP
3 7 (6.14%) VLAN
4 5 (4.39%) Internet
5 4 (3.51%) Multicast
6 3 (2.63%) Telnet
6 3 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.75%) DLNA
7 2 (1.75%) VSAT
7 2 (1.75%) Wireless
7 2 (1.75%) RTSP
7 2 (1.75%) LAN
7 2 (1.75%) DSL
7 2 (1.75%) RTP
7 2 (1.75%) HTTP
7 2 (1.75%) WAN
8 1 (0.88%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) Informix
2 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.75%) MS Access
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (25.44%) ClearCase
2 9 (7.89%) JIRA
3 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (15.79%) Electronics
2 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.75%) Avionics
4 2 (1.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.88%) Automotive
5 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 24 (21.05%) Software Engineer
2 21 (18.42%) Test Engineer
3 20 (17.54%) Developer
4 15 (13.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (12.28%) Software Developer
6 11 (9.65%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (8.77%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (7.89%) Embedded Software Developer
8 9 (7.89%) Broadcast Engineer
9 8 (7.02%) Tester
9 8 (7.02%) Support Engineer
10 7 (6.14%) Systems Support Engineer
10 7 (6.14%) Systems Support
11 4 (3.51%) Android Developer
11 4 (3.51%) Architect
12 3 (2.63%) Analyst
12 3 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
12 3 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.63%) Programmer
13 2 (1.75%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.68%) POSIX
2 11 (9.65%) HTML
3 9 (7.89%) XML
4 8 (7.02%) Middleware
5 6 (5.26%) CSS
6 4 (3.51%) JNI
6 4 (3.51%) Web Services
7 3 (2.63%) HTML5
7 3 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.75%) DOM
8 2 (1.75%) SOAP
9 1 (0.88%) JSON
9 1 (0.88%) CSS3
9 1 (0.88%) Qt
9 1 (0.88%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 66 (57.89%) STB
2 58 (50.88%) DTV
3 41 (35.96%) MPEG
4 38 (33.33%) IPTV
5 20 (17.54%) Video on Demand
6 15 (13.16%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (9.65%) Computer Science
8 8 (7.02%) Over-the-Top Content
9 7 (6.14%) Client/Server
9 7 (6.14%) Streaming Video
9 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (3.51%) Mathematics
10 4 (3.51%) Physics
10 4 (3.51%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.75%) Streaming Media
11 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.88%) VHDL
12 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.86%) Linux
2 12 (10.53%) UNIX
3 10 (8.77%) Windows
4 6 (5.26%) Android
5 4 (3.51%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.95%) Software Engineering
2 26 (22.81%) UML
3 24 (21.05%) Software Architecture
4 17 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.77%) Integration Testing
6 8 (7.02%) Performance Testing
6 8 (7.02%) Software Testing
7 7 (6.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (5.26%) TDD
8 6 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.39%) Project Management
9 5 (4.39%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.39%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.39%) Android Development
9 5 (4.39%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (3.51%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (3.51%) OO
11 3 (2.63%) OOP
11 3 (2.63%) Multithreading
11 3 (2.63%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.86%) C
2 20 (17.54%) C++
3 17 (14.91%) Python
4 13 (11.40%) Perl
5 10 (8.77%) Embedded C
6 8 (7.02%) Tcl
7 7 (6.14%) Java
7 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.14%) SQL
8 5 (4.39%) Ruby
9 3 (2.63%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.88%) Fortran
10 1 (0.88%) Pascal
10 1 (0.88%) Prolog
10 1 (0.88%) VB
10 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (17.54%) Degree
2 11 (9.65%) ISEB
3 7 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.14%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.51%) HND
5 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.88%) PMP
6 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.26%) Ericsson
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle
3 4 (3.51%) Tandberg
3 4 (3.51%) Perforce
3 4 (3.51%) HP
3 4 (3.51%) Cisco
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.75%) Capita
5 1 (0.88%) Huawei