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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 566 554 560
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing MPEG 34 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.039% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 10
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£325 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £380 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £345
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.25

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
14168 13901 14711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.05% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8470 8528 8544
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 614 806
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 18 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 27 August 2014. 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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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 -4 31 £319 +6.25% 4
London +5 14 £310 -20.76% 1
South East -6 10 £300 +71.42% 3
Hampshire -7 7 £300 +71.42% 1
Southampton -9 4 £300 +71.42% 1
Berkshire - 2 £480 - 1
Reading - 2 £480 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
East of England -21 1 £350 +16.66%
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Derbyshire - - - -
Derby - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
City of London - - - -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 38 (53.52%) DVB
2 34 (47.89%) IPTV
3 28 (39.44%) STB
4 25 (35.21%) C
5 23 (32.39%) Linux
6 22 (30.99%) DTV
7 21 (29.58%) Python
8 18 (25.35%) ISEB
9 17 (23.94%) Video on Demand
10 16 (22.54%) Software Testing
11 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
11 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
11 15 (21.13%) UNIX
12 14 (19.72%) Streaming Video
12 14 (19.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (18.31%) Degree
13 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
14 12 (16.90%) SQL
14 12 (16.90%) JIRA
15 11 (15.49%) C++
15 11 (15.49%) Ethernet
15 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
16 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
17 9 (12.68%) RTP
17 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
18 8 (11.27%) Windows
18 8 (11.27%) Scrum
18 8 (11.27%) Electronics
18 8 (11.27%) Embedded Linux
19 7 (9.86%) VLAN

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1 (1.41%) IIS
1 1 (1.41%) Apache
1 1 (1.41%) SAS
1 1 (1.41%) nginx
1 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) Quicktime
4 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (53.52%) DVB
2 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
3 11 (15.49%) Ethernet
4 9 (12.68%) RTP
5 7 (9.86%) VLAN
5 7 (9.86%) Internet
6 6 (8.45%) RTSP
7 5 (7.04%) HTTP
7 5 (7.04%) Broadband
8 3 (4.23%) DLNA
9 2 (2.82%) Multicast
9 2 (2.82%) WAN
9 2 (2.82%) LAN
9 2 (2.82%) DNS
10 1 (1.41%) BGP
10 1 (1.41%) PBX
10 1 (1.41%) DAB
10 1 (1.41%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) MS Access
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) JIRA
2 6 (8.45%) Subversion
3 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (11.27%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.41%) Billing
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Test Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) Software Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Tester
3 10 (14.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Manual Tester
7 5 (7.04%) Junior Tester
7 5 (7.04%) Junior
7 5 (7.04%) Broadcast Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Systems Support Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Systems Support
8 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) .NET
1 6 (8.45%) GStreamer
2 5 (7.04%) XML
3 4 (5.63%) Middleware
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
4 3 (4.23%) CSS
5 2 (2.82%) SOAP
5 2 (2.82%) FFmpeg
5 2 (2.82%) DOM
6 1 (1.41%) Flash
6 1 (1.41%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.41%) LAMP
6 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.41%) jQuery
6 1 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (47.89%) IPTV
2 28 (39.44%) STB
3 22 (30.99%) DTV
4 17 (23.94%) Video on Demand
5 14 (19.72%) Streaming Video
6 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
6 7 (9.86%) Client/Server
7 5 (7.04%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (4.23%) Interactive TV
9 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (2.82%) Streaming Media
9 2 (2.82%) Device Driver
9 2 (2.82%) Digital Media
9 2 (2.82%) VHDL
10 1 (1.41%) Open Source
10 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Linux
2 15 (21.13%) UNIX
3 8 (11.27%) Windows
3 8 (11.27%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Software Testing
2 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
3 8 (11.27%) Scrum
4 7 (9.86%) Regression Testing
4 7 (9.86%) Performance Testing
4 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
5 5 (7.04%) DRM
5 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.04%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.23%) TDD
6 3 (4.23%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.82%) Test Management
7 2 (2.82%) Analytics
7 2 (2.82%) Bug Management
8 1 (1.41%) Android Development
8 1 (1.41%) iOS Development
8 1 (1.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) C
2 21 (29.58%) Python
3 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.90%) SQL
5 11 (15.49%) C++
6 7 (9.86%) Perl
6 7 (9.86%) Tcl
7 6 (8.45%) VBScript
7 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.63%) Java
9 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.82%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.82%) Ruby
11 1 (1.41%) sed
11 1 (1.41%) Pascal
11 1 (1.41%) Prolog
11 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.41%) AWK
11 1 (1.41%) PHP
11 1 (1.41%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) ISEB
2 14 (19.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (18.31%) Degree
4 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) NDS
1 2 (2.82%) Varnish
2 1 (1.41%) Samba
2 1 (1.41%) qmail
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) HP
3 6 (8.45%) Perforce
4 4 (5.63%) CA
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco
5 2 (2.82%) Capita
6 1 (1.41%) Akamai
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago