The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 539 546 539
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing DVB 49 17 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.033% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.24% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £343 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £41.25 £44.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.82% +17.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.95 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £46.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 0 46 £350 +12.00% 5
South East +5 22 £363 +6.61% 2
London +24 14 £318 +27.00% 1
Hampshire -1 9 £363 +13.28%
Yorkshire +7 4 £275 -15.38%
Surrey +3 4 £425 +21.42% 1
West Yorkshire +2 4 £275 -15.38%
Leeds - 4 £275 -
Staines -2 3 - - 1
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Chalfont St Giles - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Reading - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
City of London - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 2

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 56 (68.29%) STB
2 40 (48.78%) C
3 39 (47.56%) DTV
4 35 (42.68%) Linux
5 34 (41.46%) IPTV
6 33 (40.24%) MPEG
7 24 (29.27%) Software Engineering
8 22 (26.83%) Python
9 19 (23.17%) UML
10 18 (21.95%) POSIX
10 18 (21.95%) ClearCase
11 17 (20.73%) UNIX
12 16 (19.51%) C++
12 16 (19.51%) Degree
12 16 (19.51%) Video on Demand
12 16 (19.51%) Software Architecture
13 14 (17.07%) Embedded Systems
13 14 (17.07%) Perl
13 14 (17.07%) ISEB
14 13 (15.85%) JIRA
15 12 (14.63%) Electronics
16 11 (13.41%) Software Testing
16 11 (13.41%) SQL
17 10 (12.20%) Ethernet
17 10 (12.20%) TCP/IP
17 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (10.98%) Tcl
18 9 (10.98%) Middleware
18 9 (10.98%) Integration Testing
19 8 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) Ethernet
1 10 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 8 (9.76%) VLAN
3 4 (4.88%) Internet
4 3 (3.66%) UPnP
5 2 (2.44%) VSAT
5 2 (2.44%) LAN
5 2 (2.44%) WAN
5 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.22%) Wireless
6 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.22%) Intranet
6 1 (1.22%) DAB
6 1 (1.22%) HTTP
6 1 (1.22%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.22%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.22%) LTE
6 1 (1.22%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) MS Access
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
2 2 (2.44%) Informix
3 1 (1.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (21.95%) ClearCase
2 13 (15.85%) JIRA
3 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
4 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.22%) Trac
General
1 12 (14.63%) Electronics
2 8 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.44%) Avionics
3 2 (2.44%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.22%) Automotive
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Test Engineer
2 18 (21.95%) Software Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Software Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Tester
7 6 (7.32%) Embedded Software Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Software Tester
8 5 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Broadcast Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Systems Test Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Programmer
10 3 (3.66%) Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Middleware Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Software Programmer
11 2 (2.44%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Python Developer
11 2 (2.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) POSIX
2 9 (10.98%) Middleware
3 5 (6.10%) CSS
3 5 (6.10%) XML
3 5 (6.10%) HTML
4 3 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.44%) Qt
5 2 (2.44%) HTML5
5 2 (2.44%) DOM
5 2 (2.44%) SOAP
5 2 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (1.22%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.22%) RESTful
6 1 (1.22%) CSS3
6 1 (1.22%) FFmpeg
6 1 (1.22%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 56 (68.29%) STB
2 39 (47.56%) DTV
3 34 (41.46%) IPTV
4 33 (40.24%) MPEG
5 16 (19.51%) Video on Demand
6 14 (17.07%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
8 7 (8.54%) Streaming Video
9 6 (7.32%) Client/Server
10 3 (3.66%) Interactive TV
10 3 (3.66%) Mathematics
10 3 (3.66%) Physics
11 2 (2.44%) Device Driver
12 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.68%) Linux
2 17 (20.73%) UNIX
3 4 (4.88%) Windows
4 3 (3.66%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Android
4 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) Software Engineering
2 19 (23.17%) UML
3 16 (19.51%) Software Architecture
4 11 (13.41%) Software Testing
5 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.98%) Integration Testing
7 7 (8.54%) TDD
7 7 (8.54%) Performance Testing
8 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.32%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.10%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.10%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (4.88%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (4.88%) Manual Testing
10 4 (4.88%) OO
11 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
11 3 (3.66%) OOP
11 3 (3.66%) Test Management
12 2 (2.44%) Bug Management
12 2 (2.44%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.78%) C
2 22 (26.83%) Python
3 16 (19.51%) C++
4 14 (17.07%) Perl
5 11 (13.41%) SQL
6 9 (10.98%) Tcl
7 6 (7.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.10%) Ruby
9 4 (4.88%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.66%) Java
11 2 (2.44%) PHP
11 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.22%) Fortran
12 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.22%) Pascal
12 1 (1.22%) Prolog
12 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) Degree
2 14 (17.07%) ISEB
3 8 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (9.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.22%) PMP
4 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.22%) HND
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) Perforce
3 3 (3.66%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco
4 2 (2.44%) Capita
5 1 (1.22%) Huawei
5 1 (1.22%) Ericsson
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