The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term MHEG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MHEG over the 3 months to 16 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 terms in our Miscellaneous 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MHEG-5
Rank 598 549 583
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +34
Contract jobs citing MHEG 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.034% 0.024% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate £331 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +10.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £378 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £398 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14574 12419 14884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.35% 25.56% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8982 7479 8630
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 644 778
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%

MHEG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MHEG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

MHEG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MHEG
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MHEG within the UK.

MHEG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MHEG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MHEG within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

MHEG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MHEG
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MHEG within the UK.

MHEG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MHEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MHEG 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 MHEG.

1 5 (83.33%) IPTV
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) ActionScript
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) OOP
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Games
3 3 (50.00%) OpenTV
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) STB
3 3 (50.00%) Interactive TV
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) New Media
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (33.33%) Video on Demand
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) BBC
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) CA
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Validation

MHEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MHEG 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 MHEG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) DVB
General
1 3 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) MHP
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) IPTV
2 3 (50.00%) STB
2 3 (50.00%) Interactive TV
2 3 (50.00%) New Media
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) Video on Demand
3 2 (33.33%) BBC
4 1 (16.67%) DTV
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) DRM
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) OpenTV
2 1 (16.67%) CA