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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 542 555 562
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing DVB 64 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.046% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 16 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £264 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +13.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £47.00 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £47.00 £46.25
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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 21 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 29 August 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 +19 60 £350 +16.66% 10
South East +21 40 £363 +5.07% 6
Hampshire +5 21 £300 -11.76% 3
London +18 11 £319 +20.28% 2
Southampton - 7 £300 -
Surrey +2 5 £425 +21.42% 1
Berkshire +10 2 £480 - 1
Reading - 2 £480 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 1 £355 +9.23%
Yorkshire -1 1 £355 +9.23%
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Isleworth - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 61 (58.65%) STB
2 53 (50.96%) DTV
3 47 (45.19%) C
4 46 (44.23%) Linux
5 39 (37.50%) MPEG
6 38 (36.54%) IPTV
7 33 (31.73%) Software Engineering
8 26 (25.00%) ClearCase
9 25 (24.04%) POSIX
10 24 (23.08%) UML
11 22 (21.15%) Software Architecture
12 21 (20.19%) Python
13 19 (18.27%) C++
13 19 (18.27%) Video on Demand
14 18 (17.31%) Degree
15 17 (16.35%) Electronics
16 14 (13.46%) ISEB
16 14 (13.46%) UNIX
16 14 (13.46%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (12.50%) Perl
17 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
18 12 (11.54%) JIRA
19 11 (10.58%) Integration Testing
19 11 (10.58%) Ethernet
20 10 (9.62%) Software Testing
20 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
20 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
21 9 (8.65%) Test Scripting
21 9 (8.65%) VLAN
21 9 (8.65%) ISTQB

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (0.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.58%) Ethernet
3 9 (8.65%) VLAN
4 5 (4.81%) UPnP
4 5 (4.81%) Internet
5 3 (2.88%) HTTP
6 2 (1.92%) LAN
6 2 (1.92%) WAN
6 2 (1.92%) RTSP
6 2 (1.92%) RTP
6 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.92%) VSAT
6 2 (1.92%) Multicast
7 1 (0.96%) DLNA
7 1 (0.96%) Wireless
7 1 (0.96%) Telnet
7 1 (0.96%) DAB
7 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.96%) LTE
7 1 (0.96%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) MS Access
2 2 (1.92%) MySQL
2 2 (1.92%) Informix
2 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 12 (11.54%) JIRA
3 5 (4.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.96%) Trac
4 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 17 (16.35%) Electronics
2 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.92%) Avionics
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (23.08%) Software Engineer
2 22 (21.15%) Test Engineer
3 18 (17.31%) Developer
4 15 (14.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (11.54%) Software Developer
6 10 (9.62%) Tester
6 10 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Broadcast Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Systems Support Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Systems Support
8 5 (4.81%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Software Tester
9 3 (2.88%) Programmer
9 3 (2.88%) Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.04%) POSIX
2 9 (8.65%) HTML
3 8 (7.69%) XML
4 7 (6.73%) Middleware
5 6 (5.77%) CSS
6 3 (2.88%) JNI
6 3 (2.88%) Web Services
6 3 (2.88%) HTML5
6 3 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.92%) JSON
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.92%) Qt
7 2 (1.92%) SOAP
7 2 (1.92%) DOM
8 1 (0.96%) RESTful
8 1 (0.96%) CSS3
8 1 (0.96%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.96%) WebKit
8 1 (0.96%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 61 (58.65%) STB
2 53 (50.96%) DTV
3 39 (37.50%) MPEG
4 38 (36.54%) IPTV
5 19 (18.27%) Video on Demand
6 14 (13.46%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
8 7 (6.73%) Client/Server
9 6 (5.77%) Streaming Video
10 4 (3.85%) Interactive TV
10 4 (3.85%) Mathematics
10 4 (3.85%) Physics
11 2 (1.92%) Streaming Media
11 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.92%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.96%) VHDL
12 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (44.23%) Linux
2 14 (13.46%) UNIX
3 6 (5.77%) Windows
4 5 (4.81%) Android
5 3 (2.88%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.73%) Software Engineering
2 24 (23.08%) UML
3 22 (21.15%) Software Architecture
4 11 (10.58%) Integration Testing
5 10 (9.62%) Software Testing
5 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.65%) Test Scripting
7 8 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 7 (6.73%) TDD
9 6 (5.77%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (4.81%) Test Automation
11 4 (3.85%) Android Development
11 4 (3.85%) OO
11 4 (3.85%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.85%) Manual Testing
11 4 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
12 3 (2.88%) Test Management
12 3 (2.88%) Multithreading
12 3 (2.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 47 (45.19%) C
2 21 (20.19%) Python
3 19 (18.27%) C++
4 13 (12.50%) Perl
5 9 (8.65%) SQL
5 9 (8.65%) Embedded C
6 8 (7.69%) Tcl
7 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.77%) Java
9 5 (4.81%) Ruby
10 2 (1.92%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.96%) Fortran
11 1 (0.96%) VB
11 1 (0.96%) Pascal
11 1 (0.96%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 18 (17.31%) Degree
2 14 (13.46%) ISEB
3 9 (8.65%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) HND
6 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.96%) PMP
6 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.85%) HP
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle
2 4 (3.85%) Perforce
3 2 (1.92%) Capita
3 2 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (0.96%) Ericsson
4 1 (0.96%) Huawei
4 1 (0.96%) Tandberg
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