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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank 602 544 572
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +28
Contract jobs citing DVB 22 50 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.090% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.64% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 8
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£415 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.48% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.75 £41.25 £44.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -7.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.95 £40.00 £42.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £44.25 £46.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -2.94%

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
7941 7802 7130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 14.05% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4538 4166 3711
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 423 463
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 5 August 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 19 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 5 August 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 -31 22 £415 +18.57% 6
South East -26 10 £415 +10.66%
London +4 8 £425 +33.85% 3
Hampshire -6 7 £415 +14.48%
South West -4 2 £323 - 2
Bristol - 2 £323 - 2
Staines +2 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Middlesex -5 1 - -
Basingstoke -5 1 - -
Reading -6 1 - -
Surrey -7 1 - -
Bradford -13 1 - -
West Yorkshire -23 1 - -
Yorkshire -26 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -

DVB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 29 (70.73%) STB
2 20 (48.78%) DTV
3 18 (43.90%) Linux
4 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
5 14 (34.15%) IPTV
6 12 (29.27%) MPEG
6 12 (29.27%) Telecoms
7 11 (26.83%) C
7 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (24.39%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (24.39%) SQL
8 10 (24.39%) Python
9 7 (17.07%) Embedded C
9 7 (17.07%) OOP
9 7 (17.07%) OO
9 7 (17.07%) MySQL
9 7 (17.07%) HTML
10 6 (14.63%) Java
11 5 (12.20%) C++
11 5 (12.20%) PHP
11 5 (12.20%) OpenGL
11 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
11 5 (12.20%) Android
11 5 (12.20%) TDD
11 5 (12.20%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (12.20%) Ruby
12 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
12 4 (9.76%) Video on Demand
12 4 (9.76%) Broadband
12 4 (9.76%) DRM

DVB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (4.88%) JBoss
1 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Broadband
2 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.32%) VLAN
3 2 (4.88%) Internet
3 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.88%) UPnP
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
4 1 (2.44%) HTTP
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) IGMP
4 1 (2.44%) RTSP
4 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (29.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Software Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Test Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Python Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Development Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Flash Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Programmer
6 1 (2.44%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Broadcast Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 1 (2.44%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) HTML
2 5 (12.20%) OpenGL
3 3 (7.32%) Ajax
3 3 (7.32%) Qt
4 2 (4.88%) HTML5
4 2 (4.88%) NumPy
4 2 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
4 2 (4.88%) SOAP
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
4 2 (4.88%) POSIX
5 1 (2.44%) DOM
5 1 (2.44%) Flash
5 1 (2.44%) CSS3
5 1 (2.44%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (70.73%) STB
2 20 (48.78%) DTV
3 14 (34.15%) IPTV
4 12 (29.27%) MPEG
5 10 (24.39%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (9.76%) Video on Demand
6 4 (9.76%) Streaming Video
7 3 (7.32%) Device Driver
8 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
9 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
9 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
9 1 (2.44%) VHDL
9 1 (2.44%) Verilog
9 1 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
9 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Embedded Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Android
2 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.76%) UNIX
4 1 (2.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) OpenBSD
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) OOP
3 7 (17.07%) OO
4 5 (12.20%) TDD
5 4 (9.76%) DRM
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.32%) API Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.88%) System Testing
7 2 (4.88%) UML
7 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.88%) Web Development
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.44%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) C
2 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) Python
3 7 (17.07%) Embedded C
4 6 (14.63%) Java
5 5 (12.20%) C++
5 5 (12.20%) PHP
5 5 (12.20%) Ruby
6 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.76%) Perl
7 3 (7.32%) ActionScript
8 2 (4.88%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Tandberg
2 2 (4.88%) Broadcom
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) CA
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) VMware
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