The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 581 599 564
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -35
Contract jobs citing MPEG 43 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.033% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 20
Average daily rate £393 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £460 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -

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
16621 16104 15941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.28% 31.17% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10722 10019 9648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 687 656
Average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPEG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPEG within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 43 £393 +12.14% 7
London +14 18 £490 +262.96% 2
South East +9 18 £356 +7.14% 3
Hampshire +13 13 £363 +15.07%
Southampton +17 6 - -
Bristol +4 6 £300 -14.28%
South West +2 6 £300 -14.28%
Surrey - 5 £356 - 1
Staines - 5 £356 - 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
North West - 1 £400 - 1
Manchester - 1 £400 -
City of London - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £338 -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MPEG 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 MPEG.

1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (54.41%) C
2 37 (54.41%) DVB
3 35 (51.47%) HTTP
4 33 (48.53%) DTV
4 33 (48.53%) Scrum
5 30 (44.12%) TDD
5 30 (44.12%) STB
6 28 (41.18%) HTML
7 27 (39.71%) C++
8 25 (36.76%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (35.29%) Software Engineering
10 22 (32.35%) HTML5
11 20 (29.41%) NoSQL
11 20 (29.41%) Node.js
11 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
11 20 (29.41%) TCP/IP
12 19 (27.94%) SQL
13 18 (26.47%) Unix
14 17 (25.00%) Python
14 17 (25.00%) Java
14 17 (25.00%) Git (software)
15 16 (23.53%) IPTV
16 15 (22.06%) SOA
16 15 (22.06%) REST
16 15 (22.06%) User Stories
16 15 (22.06%) Software Architecture
17 13 (19.12%) XML
17 13 (19.12%) BGP
18 12 (17.65%) Degree

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MPEG 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 MPEG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (29.41%) Node.js
2 6 (8.82%) Apache
2 6 (8.82%) nginx
3 4 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) PaintShop Pro
2 2 (2.94%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon S3
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (7.35%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (7.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (54.41%) DVB
2 35 (51.47%) HTTP
3 20 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 13 (19.12%) BGP
5 9 (13.24%) DNS
5 9 (13.24%) Internet
6 6 (8.82%) Broadband
6 6 (8.82%) HbbTV
7 5 (7.35%) OSPF
7 5 (7.35%) RIP
8 4 (5.88%) DOCSIS
8 4 (5.88%) MPLS
8 4 (5.88%) SNMP
8 4 (5.88%) SSH
8 4 (5.88%) Telnet
8 4 (5.88%) VPN
9 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (7.35%) Redis
2 5 (7.35%) SimpleDB
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.18%) Maven
3 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.82%) JIRA
5 5 (7.35%) JUnit
5 5 (7.35%) Mockito
5 5 (7.35%) RSpec
6 4 (5.88%) Subversion
7 3 (4.41%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (7.35%) Games
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Software Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Software Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Embedded C Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Real Time Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Tester
6 6 (8.82%) Agile Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.35%) C Developer
7 5 (7.35%) JavaScript Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Junior Penetration Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Junior Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Manual Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Python Software Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.18%) HTML
2 22 (32.35%) HTML5
3 15 (22.06%) REST
4 13 (19.12%) XML
5 12 (17.65%) Spring
6 11 (16.18%) XSD
7 10 (14.71%) Web Services
8 8 (11.76%) JSON
9 6 (8.82%) .NET
9 6 (8.82%) Flash
10 5 (7.35%) Silverlight
11 2 (2.94%) Apache Camel
11 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
11 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
11 2 (2.94%) LINQ
12 1 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (1.47%) jQuery
12 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (48.53%) DTV
2 30 (44.12%) STB
3 16 (23.53%) IPTV
4 12 (17.65%) Video on Demand
5 11 (16.18%) Fat Client
5 11 (16.18%) Interactive TV
5 11 (16.18%) Thin Client
6 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 6 (8.82%) User Experience
8 5 (7.35%) Streaming Video
9 3 (4.41%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (2.94%) Wiki
11 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
11 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Unix
2 9 (13.24%) Linux
3 6 (8.82%) CentOS
3 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (48.53%) Scrum
3 30 (44.12%) TDD
4 25 (36.76%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (35.29%) Software Engineering
6 15 (22.06%) SOA
6 15 (22.06%) Software Architecture
6 15 (22.06%) User Stories
7 8 (11.76%) Pair Programming
7 8 (11.76%) Video Processing
8 6 (8.82%) BDD
8 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.82%) Kanban
8 6 (8.82%) Load Testing
8 6 (8.82%) MVC
8 6 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (7.35%) Auto-Scaling
9 5 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 37 (54.41%) C
2 27 (39.71%) C++
3 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 19 (27.94%) SQL
5 17 (25.00%) Java
5 17 (25.00%) Python
6 11 (16.18%) ANSI C
7 7 (10.29%) Bash Shell
7 7 (10.29%) Ruby
8 6 (8.82%) ActionScript
9 5 (7.35%) Embedded C
10 4 (5.88%) VB.NET
10 4 (5.88%) VBScript
11 3 (4.41%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.94%) C#
12 2 (2.94%) Perl
12 2 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.88%) ISEB
3 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) OIPF
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) OpenTV
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) Adobe
3 5 (7.35%) Apple
4 4 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) Tektronix
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