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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 600 580 578
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing MPEG 30 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.064% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 18
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£395 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.28% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
18729 18236 17476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.26% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11760 10964 10579
Average daily rate £425 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 756 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 11 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 3 September 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 -13 30 £395 +26.40% 10
London -6 16 £375 +20.96% 4
South East -16 7 £415 +38.33%
Hampshire -5 6 £415 +38.33%
East of England +9 5 £425 +21.42% 5
Ipswich - 5 £425 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £425 - 1
Bristol - 2 £323 -
South West - 2 £323 -
Berkshire -3 1 £240 -50.00%
Reading -4 1 £240 -50.00%

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (33.33%) C
4 16 (31.37%) Software Engineering
5 15 (29.41%) STB
5 15 (29.41%) UNIX
6 14 (27.45%) DTV
6 14 (27.45%) HTTP
7 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 12 (23.53%) DVB
7 12 (23.53%) TDD
8 11 (21.57%) C++
9 10 (19.61%) HTML
10 9 (17.65%) SQL
10 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 9 (17.65%) MS Office
10 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 9 (17.65%) Python
10 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 9 (17.65%) ISEB
10 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
10 9 (17.65%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (17.65%) JIRA
10 9 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 9 (17.65%) Video on Demand
10 9 (17.65%) FFmpeg
10 9 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (15.69%) Test Planning
11 8 (15.69%) HTML5

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (9.80%) Apache
1 5 (9.80%) nginx
2 4 (7.84%) Mule ESB
2 4 (7.84%) Mule
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Office
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) HTTP
2 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 12 (23.53%) DVB
3 8 (15.69%) BGP
4 6 (11.76%) DNS
4 6 (11.76%) Internet
5 4 (7.84%) FTP
6 3 (5.88%) Broadband
7 2 (3.92%) RIP
7 2 (3.92%) SNMP
7 2 (3.92%) MPLS
7 2 (3.92%) OSPF
7 2 (3.92%) DOCSIS
7 2 (3.92%) VPN
7 2 (3.92%) Telnet
7 2 (3.92%) SSH
8 1 (1.96%) IGMP
8 1 (1.96%) RTSP
8 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) JIRA
2 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) Software Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Tester
4 8 (15.69%) Junior
4 8 (15.69%) Manual Tester
4 8 (15.69%) Junior Tester
5 5 (9.80%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Linux Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Software Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) HTML
2 9 (17.65%) FFmpeg
3 8 (15.69%) .NET
3 8 (15.69%) HTML5
4 7 (13.73%) jQuery
4 7 (13.73%) LAMP
5 3 (5.88%) Spring
6 2 (3.92%) Silverlight
6 2 (3.92%) Web Services
7 1 (1.96%) Middleware
7 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) STB
2 14 (27.45%) DTV
3 9 (17.65%) Video on Demand
4 6 (11.76%) IPTV
5 4 (7.84%) Digital Media
5 4 (7.84%) Wiki
6 3 (5.88%) Device Driver
6 3 (5.88%) Streaming Video
7 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.96%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 15 (29.41%) UNIX
3 9 (17.65%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.88%) CentOS
5 3 (5.88%) VMS
6 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Software Engineering
3 12 (23.53%) TDD
4 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (15.69%) Regression Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Test Planning
6 6 (11.76%) DRM
7 5 (9.80%) Load Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
9 3 (5.88%) Open Source
10 2 (3.92%) Video Processing
10 2 (3.92%) Validation
10 2 (3.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) C
2 11 (21.57%) C++
3 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 9 (17.65%) SQL
3 9 (17.65%) Python
4 8 (15.69%) VBScript
4 8 (15.69%) VB.NET
4 8 (15.69%) Java
5 7 (13.73%) PHP
6 5 (9.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.88%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.96%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ISEB
1 9 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) Adobe
3 2 (3.92%) Apple
3 2 (3.92%) Tektronix
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
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