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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 580 540 501
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -39
Contract jobs citing DVB 19 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.058% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.45% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 13
Average daily rate
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£315 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £163 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.07% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 9 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 27 March 2015. 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 -20 19 £315 +14.54% 4
London -4 6 £325 +94.02% 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Leeds - - - -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 25 (53.19%) MPEG
2 24 (51.06%) Linux
3 22 (46.81%) STB
4 19 (40.43%) Software Engineering
5 18 (38.30%) DTV
6 17 (36.17%) IPTV
7 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
7 16 (34.04%) C++
8 12 (25.53%) HTML
8 12 (25.53%) OO
8 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (23.40%) Java
10 10 (21.28%) C
11 9 (19.15%) CSS
11 9 (19.15%) Degree
12 7 (14.89%) Android
12 7 (14.89%) HTML5
12 7 (14.89%) Streaming Video
12 7 (14.89%) UNIX
12 7 (14.89%) Embedded C
12 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
13 6 (12.77%) Middleware
13 6 (12.77%) SQL
13 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (12.77%) Video on Demand
14 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
14 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
14 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
14 5 (10.64%) Perl
14 5 (10.64%) OOP

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (4.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Internet
2 4 (8.51%) VLAN
2 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) DLNA
3 2 (4.26%) Multicast
3 2 (4.26%) DSL
3 2 (4.26%) Wireless
4 1 (2.13%) Broadband
4 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.38%) Grunt
3 3 (6.38%) SonarQube
3 3 (6.38%) Subversion
3 3 (6.38%) Maven
4 2 (4.26%) JUnit
4 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
4 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Electronics
3 3 (6.38%) Games
3 3 (6.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Software Engineer
2 15 (31.91%) Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Broadcast Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Software Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Development Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Flash Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) C Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Software Programmer
7 1 (2.13%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) HTML
2 9 (19.15%) CSS
3 7 (14.89%) HTML5
4 6 (12.77%) Middleware
5 5 (10.64%) OpenGL
6 4 (8.51%) JSON
6 4 (8.51%) Web Services
6 4 (8.51%) XML
7 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
7 3 (6.38%) Spring
7 3 (6.38%) jQuery
7 3 (6.38%) JPA
7 3 (6.38%) Ajax
7 3 (6.38%) XHTML
7 3 (6.38%) REST
7 3 (6.38%) Backbone.js
7 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.26%) POSIX
8 2 (4.26%) Qt
8 2 (4.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (53.19%) MPEG
2 22 (46.81%) STB
3 18 (38.30%) DTV
4 17 (36.17%) IPTV
5 7 (14.89%) Streaming Video
6 6 (12.77%) Video on Demand
7 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
8 4 (8.51%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (6.38%) Digital Media
9 3 (6.38%) Interactive TV
9 3 (6.38%) W3C
9 3 (6.38%) Data Structures
10 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (4.26%) iDTV
10 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
10 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
10 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
10 2 (4.26%) Physics
11 1 (2.13%) Open Source
11 1 (2.13%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) UNIX
2 7 (14.89%) Android
3 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.38%) CentOS
4 3 (6.38%) Windows
4 3 (6.38%) VMS
4 3 (6.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.26%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Software Engineering
2 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) OO
3 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.64%) OOP
5 4 (8.51%) TDD
5 4 (8.51%) UML
5 4 (8.51%) Scrum
5 4 (8.51%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (8.51%) Software Architecture
6 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Kanban
6 3 (6.38%) DRM
7 2 (4.26%) Project Management
7 2 (4.26%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.26%) Refactoring
7 2 (4.26%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
1 16 (34.04%) C++
2 11 (23.40%) Java
3 10 (21.28%) C
4 7 (14.89%) Embedded C
5 6 (12.77%) SQL
6 5 (10.64%) Perl
7 4 (8.51%) Embedded C++
7 4 (8.51%) Python
8 3 (6.38%) PHP
8 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.38%) ActionScript
9 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) Ericsson
3 2 (4.26%) Tandberg
4 1 (2.13%) Perforce
4 1 (2.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) CA
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