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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 555 500 517
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +17
Contract jobs citing DVB 32 44 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.61% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 29
Average daily rate £300 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £37.50 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £45.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +40.35%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 20 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -96 31 £300 -13.04% 12
London -19 12 £174 -57.87% 7
South East -22 11 £335 -1.47% 2
South West -19 3 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire -19 2 £350 +27.27%
Yorkshire -23 2 £350 +27.27%
Bristol - 2 £281 -
Leeds - 2 £350 -
East of England - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Newport - - - -
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (58.49%) STB
2 26 (49.06%) MPEG
3 21 (39.62%) DTV
4 19 (35.85%) Python
5 18 (33.96%) UNIX
5 18 (33.96%) C
6 16 (30.19%) JIRA
6 16 (30.19%) Embedded Systems
7 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
7 15 (28.30%) Linux
8 14 (26.42%) IPTV
9 13 (24.53%) SQL
10 12 (22.64%) ISEB
10 12 (22.64%) Software Engineering
11 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
12 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.98%) MS Access
13 8 (15.09%) ClearCase
13 8 (15.09%) UML
13 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
14 7 (13.21%) ISTQB
14 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
14 7 (13.21%) POSIX
15 6 (11.32%) C++
15 6 (11.32%) Perl
15 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
15 6 (11.32%) Streaming Video
15 6 (11.32%) Software Architecture
16 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (5.66%) Confluence
1 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.66%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.77%) UPnP
3 2 (3.77%) DAB
3 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.77%) VLAN
4 1 (1.89%) Multicast
4 1 (1.89%) ATM
4 1 (1.89%) SDH
4 1 (1.89%) Intranet
4 1 (1.89%) HTTP
4 1 (1.89%) RSVP
4 1 (1.89%) SONET
4 1 (1.89%) MPLS
4 1 (1.89%) BGP
4 1 (1.89%) VSAT
4 1 (1.89%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MS Access
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) Informix
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) JIRA
2 8 (15.09%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.89%) Trac
3 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Avionics
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Test Engineer
1 13 (24.53%) Software Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Tester
3 8 (15.09%) Software Tester
3 8 (15.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Broadcast Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Programmer
8 2 (3.77%) Software Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Software Programmer
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Middleware Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) POSIX
2 4 (7.55%) XML
3 3 (5.66%) Middleware
4 2 (3.77%) CSS
4 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) DOM
4 2 (3.77%) Qt
5 1 (1.89%) RESTful
5 1 (1.89%) FFmpeg
5 1 (1.89%) WebKit
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.89%) .NET
5 1 (1.89%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (58.49%) STB
2 26 (49.06%) MPEG
3 21 (39.62%) DTV
4 16 (30.19%) Embedded Systems
5 14 (26.42%) IPTV
6 6 (11.32%) Streaming Video
7 4 (7.55%) Video on Demand
8 2 (3.77%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.89%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) UNIX
2 15 (28.30%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) HPUX
4 2 (3.77%) Windows
5 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
2 12 (22.64%) Software Engineering
3 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
4 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (15.09%) UML
5 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.32%) Software Architecture
7 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.66%) TDD
9 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.89%) Network Management
10 1 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.89%) Change Control
10 1 (1.89%) Test Strategy
10 1 (1.89%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (1.89%) Automation Testing
10 1 (1.89%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (1.89%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) Python
2 18 (33.96%) C
3 13 (24.53%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) C++
4 6 (11.32%) Perl
4 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.66%) Java
5 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) Tcl
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (1.89%) Fortran
7 1 (1.89%) Pascal
7 1 (1.89%) Prolog
7 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) ISEB
2 7 (13.21%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) HP
2 3 (5.66%) Ericsson
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Juniper
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) Tandberg
4 1 (1.89%) Huawei
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