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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 589 566 533
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -33
Contract jobs citing MPEG 20 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.047% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 6
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£240 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £245 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £350 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.48% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
17249 16891 16442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.43% 31.92% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 10362 9696
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 640 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 6 July 2015.

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 9 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 6 July 2015. 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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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 -17 20 £240 -21.31% 9
London +11 13 £135 -55.73% 4
South East -11 6 £328 +0.76% 1
Hampshire -1 3 £415 +27.69% 1
Reading - 3 £240 -
Berkshire - 3 £240 -
Bristol 0 1 £320 +11.30% 1
South West -7 1 £320 +11.30% 1
Ealing - 1 - -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 15 (41.67%) STB
2 14 (38.89%) Linux
3 13 (36.11%) DVB
4 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (30.56%) UNIX
6 10 (27.78%) C
6 10 (27.78%) SQL
6 10 (27.78%) DTV
7 9 (25.00%) Video on Demand
8 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 8 (22.22%) JIRA
8 8 (22.22%) ISEB
8 8 (22.22%) MS Office
8 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 7 (19.44%) C++
9 7 (19.44%) VBScript
9 7 (19.44%) VB.NET
9 7 (19.44%) .NET
9 7 (19.44%) HP
9 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
9 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
9 7 (19.44%) Test Planning
10 6 (16.67%) FFmpeg
10 6 (16.67%) TDD
10 6 (16.67%) IPTV
10 6 (16.67%) DRM

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 4 (11.11%) Mule
1 4 (11.11%) Mule ESB
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) DVB
2 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.11%) FTP
4 3 (8.33%) HTTP
5 2 (5.56%) RIP
5 2 (5.56%) SNMP
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) MPLS
5 2 (5.56%) OSPF
5 2 (5.56%) BGP
5 2 (5.56%) DOCSIS
5 2 (5.56%) Telnet
5 2 (5.56%) SSH
5 2 (5.56%) Broadband
5 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.78%) IGMP
6 1 (2.78%) RTSP
6 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Junior
3 7 (19.44%) Manual Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Junior Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Broadcast Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Linux Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) FFmpeg
3 4 (11.11%) HTML
4 3 (8.33%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) LAMP
5 2 (5.56%) Silverlight
5 2 (5.56%) jQuery
5 2 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (2.78%) Middleware
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) STB
2 10 (27.78%) DTV
3 9 (25.00%) Video on Demand
4 6 (16.67%) IPTV
5 4 (11.11%) Wiki
6 3 (8.33%) Digital Media
6 3 (8.33%) Device Driver
6 3 (8.33%) Streaming Video
7 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) UNIX
3 5 (13.89%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (8.33%) VMS
5 1 (2.78%) Windows
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 8 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Test Planning
4 6 (16.67%) DRM
4 6 (16.67%) TDD
5 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (5.56%) Video Processing
7 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.56%) Validation
7 2 (5.56%) Release Management
8 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) C
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) VBScript
2 7 (19.44%) VB.NET
2 7 (19.44%) C++
3 5 (13.89%) Java
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.56%) Embedded C++
5 2 (5.56%) Perl
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
1 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Apple
4 2 (5.56%) Tektronix
4 2 (5.56%) CA
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
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