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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 576 564 558
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing MPEG 31 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.027% 0.012%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.085% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 6
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£300 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £108 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £383 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £345
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
17250 16386 15389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.53% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10998 10238 8973
Average daily rate £410 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 685 806
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.23 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -7 29 £300 - 13
South East -6 13 £300 -20.00%
London +4 12 £370 +78.31% 1
Hampshire -9 12 £300 -20.00%
Southampton +1 7 £300 -20.00%
Bristol -14 3 £300 +9.09% 4
South West -30 3 £300 +9.09% 4
East of England - - - - 8
Leicestershire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 4
Ipswich - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 6
Derbyshire - - - -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 44 (68.75%) DVB
2 23 (35.94%) STB
3 21 (32.81%) IPTV
4 18 (28.13%) Video on Demand
5 16 (25.00%) DTV
6 13 (20.31%) Linux
7 11 (17.19%) C
7 11 (17.19%) ISEB
7 11 (17.19%) Streaming Video
7 11 (17.19%) Over-the-Top Content
8 10 (15.63%) Degree
8 10 (15.63%) Internet
8 10 (15.63%) UNIX
9 9 (14.06%) C++
9 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
9 9 (14.06%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.50%) SQL
10 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 7 (10.94%) MS Office
11 7 (10.94%) Windows
11 7 (10.94%) Ethernet
11 7 (10.94%) Python
11 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
11 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.94%) JIRA
12 5 (7.81%) HP
12 5 (7.81%) Ericsson

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (1.56%) Apache
1 1 (1.56%) SAS
1 1 (1.56%) nginx
1 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Office
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Quicktime
2 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.56%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 44 (68.75%) DVB
2 10 (15.63%) Internet
3 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.94%) Ethernet
5 5 (7.81%) HTTP
5 5 (7.81%) VLAN
5 5 (7.81%) Multicast
6 3 (4.69%) RTSP
6 3 (4.69%) RTP
6 3 (4.69%) DNS
7 2 (3.13%) LAN
7 2 (3.13%) Wireless
7 2 (3.13%) WAN
8 1 (1.56%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.56%) RTCP
8 1 (1.56%) PBX
8 1 (1.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Informix
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.25%) Electronics
2 3 (4.69%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) Test Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) Developer
2 9 (14.06%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) Broadcast Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Tester
4 7 (10.94%) Systems Support
4 7 (10.94%) Systems Support Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Junior
6 5 (7.81%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Junior Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Manual Tester
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) XML
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) CSS
2 4 (6.25%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) DOM
4 1 (1.56%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) FFmpeg
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) STB
2 21 (32.81%) IPTV
3 18 (28.13%) Video on Demand
4 16 (25.00%) DTV
5 11 (17.19%) Streaming Video
5 11 (17.19%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.69%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.13%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.13%) VHDL
7 2 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (3.13%) Streaming Media
7 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.56%) Open Source
8 1 (1.56%) New Media
8 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.56%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Linux
2 10 (15.63%) UNIX
3 7 (10.94%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
1 8 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (7.81%) Regression Testing
2 5 (7.81%) Test Planning
3 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (6.25%) DRM
3 4 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 4 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.69%) TDD
5 2 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.13%) Scrum
5 2 (3.13%) Project Management
5 2 (3.13%) Business Development
5 2 (3.13%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (3.13%) Analytics
5 2 (3.13%) Bug Management
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) C
2 9 (14.06%) C++
3 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.50%) SQL
4 7 (10.94%) Python
5 5 (7.81%) VBScript
5 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.25%) Perl
6 4 (6.25%) Java
6 4 (6.25%) Tcl
7 3 (4.69%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.56%) sed
9 1 (1.56%) AWK
9 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) ISEB
2 10 (15.63%) Degree
3 8 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Varnish
2 1 (1.56%) NDS
2 1 (1.56%) Samba
2 1 (1.56%) qmail
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) Bacula
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) HP
2 5 (7.81%) Ericsson
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Tandberg
5 1 (1.56%) Akamai
5 1 (1.56%) Redback
5 1 (1.56%) Capita
5 1 (1.56%) Juniper