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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 583 562 574
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing MPEG 39 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.042% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 7
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£319 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.25

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
17565 16359 17625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.64% 30.94% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 10088 10217
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 651 886
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -36.36%

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 15 September 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 19 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 15 September 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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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 36 £313 +4.16% 11
London +13 16 £325 -10.34% 2
South East -10 14 £300 +71.42% 2
Hampshire -10 11 £300 +71.42%
Southampton -6 8 £300 +71.42%
Berkshire - 2 £480 -
Reading - 2 £480 -
East of England -26 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £350 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Derby - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 5
Derbyshire - - - -
South West - - - - 5
Suffolk - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 41 (58.57%) DVB
2 30 (42.86%) IPTV
3 27 (38.57%) STB
4 21 (30.00%) C
5 20 (28.57%) Video on Demand
6 18 (25.71%) Linux
6 18 (25.71%) DTV
7 17 (24.29%) ISEB
8 15 (21.43%) Python
8 15 (21.43%) Streaming Video
9 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 14 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 13 (18.57%) Degree
10 13 (18.57%) Software Engineering
10 13 (18.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (17.14%) Ethernet
11 12 (17.14%) UNIX
12 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
12 11 (15.71%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
13 10 (14.29%) SQL
14 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
14 9 (12.86%) C++
14 9 (12.86%) Windows
14 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.86%) JIRA
15 8 (11.43%) RTP
16 7 (10.00%) Tcl
16 7 (10.00%) HP
16 7 (10.00%) Internet

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (1.43%) IIS
1 1 (1.43%) Apache
1 1 (1.43%) SAS
1 1 (1.43%) nginx
1 1 (1.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) Quicktime
4 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (58.57%) DVB
2 14 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (17.14%) Ethernet
4 8 (11.43%) RTP
5 7 (10.00%) VLAN
5 7 (10.00%) Internet
6 5 (7.14%) HTTP
6 5 (7.14%) RTSP
7 4 (5.71%) Multicast
7 4 (5.71%) Broadband
8 2 (2.86%) LAN
8 2 (2.86%) DNS
8 2 (2.86%) WAN
8 2 (2.86%) DLNA
9 1 (1.43%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.43%) BGP
9 1 (1.43%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Informix
1 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.86%) MySQL
2 2 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) JIRA
2 5 (7.14%) Subversion
3 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.86%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.43%) Billing
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Legal
3 1 (1.43%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Test Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Software Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Tester
4 8 (11.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) Systems Support
5 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Broadcast Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Manual Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Junior Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Junior
8 4 (5.71%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) .NET
2 5 (7.14%) GStreamer
2 5 (7.14%) XML
3 3 (4.29%) Middleware
3 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 2 (2.86%) FFmpeg
4 2 (2.86%) CSS
4 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 2 (2.86%) DOM
5 1 (1.43%) Flash
5 1 (1.43%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.43%) LAMP
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.43%) jQuery
5 1 (1.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.86%) IPTV
2 27 (38.57%) STB
3 20 (28.57%) Video on Demand
4 18 (25.71%) DTV
5 15 (21.43%) Streaming Video
6 10 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
7 7 (10.00%) Client/Server
8 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
9 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (4.29%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (2.86%) Digital Media
10 2 (2.86%) VHDL
10 2 (2.86%) Device Driver
10 2 (2.86%) Interactive TV
10 2 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (2.86%) Streaming Media
11 1 (1.43%) Smartcard
11 1 (1.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Linux
2 12 (17.14%) UNIX
3 9 (12.86%) Windows
4 7 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.43%) Android
6 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (18.57%) Software Engineering
3 7 (10.00%) Scrum
3 7 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (8.57%) Regression Testing
4 6 (8.57%) Test Planning
5 5 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (7.14%) DRM
5 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.29%) TDD
6 3 (4.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.86%) Analytics
7 2 (2.86%) Bug Management
7 2 (2.86%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.86%) Test Management
7 2 (2.86%) Business Development
7 2 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.43%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) C
2 15 (21.43%) Python
3 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.29%) SQL
5 9 (12.86%) C++
6 7 (10.00%) Perl
6 7 (10.00%) Tcl
7 6 (8.57%) VBScript
7 6 (8.57%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.71%) Java
9 2 (2.86%) Ruby
9 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.86%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.43%) sed
10 1 (1.43%) Pascal
10 1 (1.43%) Prolog
10 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.43%) AWK
10 1 (1.43%) PHP
10 1 (1.43%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) ISEB
2 13 (18.57%) Degree
2 13 (18.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) NDS
1 2 (2.86%) Varnish
2 1 (1.43%) Samba
2 1 (1.43%) qmail
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) HP
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) Perforce
4 3 (4.29%) CA
5 2 (2.86%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.86%) Capita
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) Akamai
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago