The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 634 613 581
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -32
Contract jobs citing MPEG 27 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.051% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 25
Median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £135 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18103 18403 17457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.51% 32.31% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11674 11543 10561
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 722 697
Median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MPEG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend

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

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MPEG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPEG within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

MPEG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MPEG
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPEG within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 27 £350 +7.69% 2
London -3 15 £313 +2.45% 1
South East +5 11 £360 -1.36%
Hampshire +1 5 £360 -13.25%
Berkshire -1 3 £288 +19.79%
Surrey - 2 £388 -
Staines - 2 £388 -
East of England +16 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £155 -
Wokingham - 1 £288 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 - 1
Eastleigh - 1 £325 -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPEG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MPEG.

1 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (57.89%) Scrum
3 32 (56.14%) TDD
3 32 (56.14%) HTTP
4 30 (52.63%) C
4 30 (52.63%) STB
5 28 (49.12%) DVB
6 27 (47.37%) C++
7 26 (45.61%) HTML
8 25 (43.86%) SQL
8 25 (43.86%) HTML5
9 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (38.60%) Node.js
10 22 (38.60%) Digital TV
11 21 (36.84%) NoSQL
12 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
13 18 (31.58%) REST
13 18 (31.58%) SOA
13 18 (31.58%) Unix
14 17 (29.82%) User Stories
15 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
16 14 (24.56%) Degree
16 14 (24.56%) Linux
16 14 (24.56%) Software Architecture
17 13 (22.81%) Python
17 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
18 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
18 12 (21.05%) BGP
19 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
20 10 (17.54%) Perl

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) PaintShop Pro
2 4 (7.02%) Photoshop
3 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon S3
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (8.77%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (8.77%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (7.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (56.14%) HTTP
2 28 (49.12%) DVB
3 12 (21.05%) BGP
4 9 (15.79%) MPLS
4 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 8 (14.04%) VPN
6 6 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (10.53%) DNS
6 6 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (10.53%) IOS XR
6 6 (10.53%) OSPF
7 4 (7.02%) Multicast
7 4 (7.02%) VLAN
8 3 (5.26%) SNMP
9 2 (3.51%) DOCSIS
9 2 (3.51%) RIP
9 2 (3.51%) SSH
9 2 (3.51%) Telnet
10 1 (1.75%) 3GPP
10 1 (1.75%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (5.26%) Redis
2 3 (5.26%) SimpleDB
3 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.04%) Maven
3 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.77%) JUnit
4 5 (8.77%) Mockito
4 5 (8.77%) RSpec
5 4 (7.02%) Subversion
6 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (8.77%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Multimedia
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) French Language
3 1 (1.75%) German Language
3 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) Software Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Integration Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Tester
6 6 (10.53%) Development Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Manual Tester
7 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Software Development Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Build Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Software Integration Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (45.61%) HTML
2 25 (43.86%) HTML5
3 22 (38.60%) Node.js
4 18 (31.58%) REST
5 7 (12.28%) XML
5 7 (12.28%) XSD
6 6 (10.53%) .NET
6 6 (10.53%) Web Services
7 5 (8.77%) Flash
7 5 (8.77%) JSON
7 5 (8.77%) Spring
8 2 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (3.51%) HEVC
8 2 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.51%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.75%) JMS
9 1 (1.75%) OpenCL
9 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (52.63%) STB
2 22 (38.60%) Digital TV
3 10 (17.54%) Computer Science
4 8 (14.04%) Streaming Media
5 7 (12.28%) Fat Client
5 7 (12.28%) Interactive TV
5 7 (12.28%) Thin Client
6 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (10.53%) Video on Demand
7 4 (7.02%) IPTV
7 4 (7.02%) Streaming Video
8 2 (3.51%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (3.51%) User Experience
9 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Unix
2 14 (24.56%) Linux
3 10 (17.54%) Windows
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.02%) CentOS
5 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (57.89%) Scrum
3 32 (56.14%) TDD
4 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (31.58%) SOA
6 17 (29.82%) User Stories
7 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
8 14 (24.56%) Software Architecture
9 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Video Processing
11 6 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
11 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
11 6 (10.53%) High Availability
11 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
12 5 (8.77%) Auto-Scaling
12 5 (8.77%) Kanban
12 5 (8.77%) Pair Programming
12 5 (8.77%) Software Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Test Planning
12 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) C
2 27 (47.37%) C++
3 25 (43.86%) SQL
4 13 (22.81%) Python
5 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 10 (17.54%) Bash Shell
6 10 (17.54%) Java
6 10 (17.54%) Perl
7 7 (12.28%) ANSI C
8 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
8 6 (10.53%) VBScript
9 5 (8.77%) ActionScript
10 4 (7.02%) Embedded C
11 3 (5.26%) Ruby
12 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.02%) CCNA
3 4 (7.02%) CCNP
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) OIPF
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Docker
1 4 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (7.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Apple
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco
3 7 (12.28%) OpenTV
4 6 (10.53%) Akamai
4 6 (10.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 6 (10.53%) F5
4 6 (10.53%) SevOne
5 4 (7.02%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.51%) Adobe
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) Tektronix
7 1 (1.75%) Ciena
7 1 (1.75%) Remedy
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