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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 612 618 601
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing MPEG 26 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.057% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 22
Median daily rate £348 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £240 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £283 £315
% change year-on-year
+23.00% -10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £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
16556 18240 17894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 33.34% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10728 11465 11353
Median daily rate £430 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 787 748
Median hourly rate £19.38 £20.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +22.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.81 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.93% +19.61%

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 6 December 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 12 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 6 December 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 +3 26 £348 -2.45% 7
London -9 13 £323 -24.11% 3
South East +18 11 £348 +14.40% 2
Surrey +21 4 £360 -0.68% 2
Staines +1 4 £360 -0.68% 1
Middlesex - 4 £348 -
Berkshire +7 3 - -
Newbury - 3 - -
East of England +10 2 - - 1
City of London - 2 £550 - 2
Suffolk - 2 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 28 (57.14%) HTTP
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (55.10%) STB
3 25 (51.02%) Scrum
3 25 (51.02%) C
4 24 (48.98%) TDD
5 21 (42.86%) C++
5 21 (42.86%) HTML
6 20 (40.82%) DVB
6 20 (40.82%) Automated Testing
7 19 (38.78%) SQL
7 19 (38.78%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (38.78%) HTML5
8 14 (28.57%) Digital TV
8 14 (28.57%) NoSQL
9 13 (26.53%) Degree
10 12 (24.49%) SOA
10 12 (24.49%) Node.js
10 12 (24.49%) REST
10 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
11 11 (22.45%) Video on Demand
11 11 (22.45%) Java
12 10 (20.41%) Unix
13 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
13 9 (18.37%) Spring
13 9 (18.37%) Pair Programming
13 9 (18.37%) Kanban
14 8 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (16.33%) Software Architecture
14 8 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (4.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) PaintShop Pro
1 7 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) GitHub
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (57.14%) HTTP
2 20 (40.82%) DVB
3 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (8.16%) Wireshark
5 3 (6.12%) BGP
5 3 (6.12%) Multicast
5 3 (6.12%) RTP
5 3 (6.12%) RTSP
6 2 (4.08%) DOCSIS
6 2 (4.08%) MPLS
6 2 (4.08%) OSPF
6 2 (4.08%) RIP
6 2 (4.08%) SNMP
6 2 (4.08%) SSH
6 2 (4.08%) Telnet
6 2 (4.08%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) DNS
7 1 (2.04%) SSL
7 1 (2.04%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.33%) JIRA
3 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.29%) Maven
3 7 (14.29%) Subversion
4 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (14.29%) Games
2 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.04%) German Language
4 1 (2.04%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Manual Tester
2 8 (16.33%) Tester
3 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Video On Demand Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Design Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) IP Design Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.12%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.08%) C/C++ Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (4.08%) IPTV Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) HTML
2 19 (38.78%) HTML5
3 12 (24.49%) Node.js
3 12 (24.49%) REST
4 9 (18.37%) Spring
5 8 (16.33%) JSON
5 8 (16.33%) XML
5 8 (16.33%) XSD
6 7 (14.29%) .NET
6 7 (14.29%) Flash
7 5 (10.20%) HEVC
8 3 (6.12%) FFmpeg
8 3 (6.12%) GStreamer
8 3 (6.12%) PlayReady
8 3 (6.12%) Widevine
9 2 (4.08%) Ajax
9 2 (4.08%) CSS
9 2 (4.08%) jQuery
9 2 (4.08%) RESTful
9 2 (4.08%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 27 (55.10%) STB
2 14 (28.57%) Digital TV
3 11 (22.45%) Video on Demand
4 8 (16.33%) Fat Client
4 8 (16.33%) Interactive TV
4 8 (16.33%) Thin Client
5 7 (14.29%) Streaming Video
6 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.12%) IPTV
7 3 (6.12%) Streaming Media
8 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
9 1 (2.04%) PKI
9 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Unix
2 7 (14.29%) Windows
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) CentOS
4 4 (8.16%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.12%) Android
5 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) Scrum
3 24 (48.98%) TDD
4 20 (40.82%) Automated Testing
5 19 (38.78%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (24.49%) SOA
7 9 (18.37%) Kanban
7 9 (18.37%) Pair Programming
8 8 (16.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (16.33%) Software Architecture
9 7 (14.29%) MVC
9 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
10 6 (12.24%) User Stories
11 5 (10.20%) DRM
11 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
12 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
12 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
12 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
13 3 (6.12%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) C
2 21 (42.86%) C++
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
4 11 (22.45%) Java
5 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
6 8 (16.33%) ANSI C
7 7 (14.29%) ActionScript
7 7 (14.29%) VB.NET
7 7 (14.29%) VBScript
8 6 (12.24%) Python
9 5 (10.20%) Embedded C
10 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
10 4 (8.16%) Embedded C++
10 4 (8.16%) Perl
11 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 8 (16.33%) ISEB
2 8 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.16%) CCIE
3 4 (8.16%) CCNA
3 4 (8.16%) CCNP
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Docker
1 4 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (8.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.12%) Nagios
2 3 (6.12%) TeMIP
3 1 (2.04%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) OpenTV
2 5 (10.20%) Tektronix
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco
3 4 (8.16%) HP
3 4 (8.16%) SaltStack
4 3 (6.12%) Brightcove
4 3 (6.12%) CA
4 3 (6.12%) Nagra
4 3 (6.12%) Splunk
5 2 (4.08%) Adobe
5 2 (4.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) VMware
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago