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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 629 614 584
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -30
Contract jobs citing MPEG 29 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.030% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.096% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 26
Average daily rate £425 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.06% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £133 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £407 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.35% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
18209 17679 17519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.66% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10703 10683
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 696 759
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

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 30 April 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 13 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 30 April 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 -17 29 £425 +44.06% 3
London +1 14 £425 +54.54%
South East -18 10 £384 +30.08% 1
Staines - 6 - - 1
Surrey - 6 - - 1
East of England +6 4 £223 - 2
Suffolk +6 4 £223 -
Hampshire +2 4 £384 -
Ipswich - 3 £223 -
Southampton +16 2 £383 -
City of London - 1 £425 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 49 (71.01%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (63.77%) DVB
3 41 (59.42%) HTTP
4 40 (57.97%) Scrum
5 38 (55.07%) TDD
5 38 (55.07%) C
6 37 (53.62%) HTML
7 36 (52.17%) DTV
8 35 (50.72%) STB
9 33 (47.83%) C++
10 31 (44.93%) HTML5
11 29 (42.03%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (37.68%) SQL
12 26 (37.68%) NoSQL
12 26 (37.68%) Node.js
13 23 (33.33%) Git (software)
14 22 (31.88%) Software Architecture
14 22 (31.88%) REST
14 22 (31.88%) User Stories
14 22 (31.88%) SOA
15 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
16 18 (26.09%) Degree
17 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
17 17 (24.64%) Unix
18 15 (21.74%) Python
18 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
19 14 (20.29%) XML
20 13 (18.84%) ANSI C
20 13 (18.84%) XSD
20 13 (18.84%) Thin Client

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 26 (37.68%) Node.js
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.80%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) PaintShop Pro
2 3 (4.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon S3
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (5.80%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (63.77%) DVB
2 41 (59.42%) HTTP
3 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 13 (18.84%) BGP
5 9 (13.04%) MPLS
6 8 (11.59%) VPN
7 7 (10.14%) OSPF
8 6 (8.70%) Broadband
8 6 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (8.70%) DNS
8 6 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (8.70%) HbbTV
8 6 (8.70%) IOS XR
9 4 (5.80%) Multicast
9 4 (5.80%) VLAN
10 3 (4.35%) RIP
10 3 (4.35%) SNMP
11 2 (2.90%) DOCSIS
11 2 (2.90%) SSH
11 2 (2.90%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (37.68%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (5.80%) Redis
2 4 (5.80%) SimpleDB
3 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.39%) Maven
3 9 (13.04%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.25%) JIRA
5 4 (5.80%) JUnit
5 4 (5.80%) Mockito
5 4 (5.80%) RSpec
5 4 (5.80%) Subversion
6 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Developer
2 14 (20.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Embedded C Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Software Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Software Developer
5 8 (11.59%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Agile Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Development Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Real Time Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) C Developer
8 5 (7.25%) JavaScript Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Tester
9 4 (5.80%) DTV Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (53.62%) HTML
2 31 (44.93%) HTML5
3 22 (31.88%) REST
4 14 (20.29%) XML
5 13 (18.84%) XSD
6 9 (13.04%) JSON
7 8 (11.59%) Flash
7 8 (11.59%) Spring
8 6 (8.70%) .NET
9 5 (7.25%) Web Services
10 3 (4.35%) Silverlight
11 2 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
11 2 (2.90%) LINQ
11 2 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (1.45%) Apache Camel
12 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
12 1 (1.45%) JMS
12 1 (1.45%) jQuery
12 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (52.17%) DTV
2 35 (50.72%) STB
3 13 (18.84%) Computer Science
3 13 (18.84%) Fat Client
3 13 (18.84%) Interactive TV
3 13 (18.84%) Thin Client
4 12 (17.39%) IPTV
5 9 (13.04%) Video on Demand
6 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (8.70%) Streaming Media
6 6 (8.70%) User Experience
7 3 (4.35%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (4.35%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Unix
2 11 (15.94%) Windows
3 6 (8.70%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (71.01%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.97%) Scrum
3 38 (55.07%) TDD
4 29 (42.03%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (31.88%) SOA
5 22 (31.88%) Software Architecture
5 22 (31.88%) User Stories
6 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
7 9 (13.04%) Pair Programming
8 8 (11.59%) Kanban
8 8 (11.59%) MVC
8 8 (11.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (10.14%) BDD
10 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
10 6 (8.70%) High Availability
10 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
10 6 (8.70%) Video Processing
11 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.25%) HOOD
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) C
2 33 (47.83%) C++
3 26 (37.68%) SQL
4 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
5 15 (21.74%) Python
6 13 (18.84%) ANSI C
7 12 (17.39%) Java
8 8 (11.59%) ActionScript
9 7 (10.14%) Embedded C
10 6 (8.70%) Bash Shell
10 6 (8.70%) Perl
11 4 (5.80%) Embedded C++
11 4 (5.80%) Ruby
11 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
11 4 (5.80%) VBScript
12 2 (2.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) CCNA
2 4 (5.80%) CCNP
2 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.80%) ISEB
2 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) OIPF
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) OpenTV
2 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.04%) Apple
4 8 (11.59%) Cisco
5 6 (8.70%) Akamai
5 6 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 6 (8.70%) F5
5 6 (8.70%) SevOne
6 3 (4.35%) Adobe
7 2 (2.90%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) Tektronix
8 1 (1.45%) Ciena
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago