The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 612 615 596
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing MPEG 31 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.037% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 23
Median daily rate £350 £240 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £135 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £459 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £240 £300
% change year-on-year
+47.91% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
17847 17946 17166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.23% 32.03% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11546 11205 10514
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 673 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.71 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -9.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -14.28%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MPEG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPEG within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 31 £350 +45.83% 9
London +5 15 £313 +131.48% 4
South East +4 13 £371 +54.68% 4
Hampshire +12 6 £371 -10.54%
Berkshire -2 3 £288 +19.79% 2
Staines - 3 £388 - 2
Surrey - 3 £388 - 2
East of England +15 2 £250 - 3
Cambridge +21 1 £300 - 3
Cambridgeshire +17 1 £300 - 3
Suffolk - 1 £200 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £288 -
Southampton - 1 £383 -
Ipswich - 1 £200 -
Eastleigh - 1 £325 -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPEG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MPEG.

1 47 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (58.82%) Scrum
3 38 (55.88%) HTTP
4 37 (54.41%) DVB
4 37 (54.41%) TDD
5 36 (52.94%) STB
5 36 (52.94%) C
6 34 (50.00%) C++
6 34 (50.00%) DTV
7 33 (48.53%) HTML
8 30 (44.12%) SQL
8 30 (44.12%) HTML5
9 28 (41.18%) Node.js
9 28 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (39.71%) NoSQL
11 25 (36.76%) Git (software)
12 24 (35.29%) REST
12 24 (35.29%) SOA
13 23 (33.82%) User Stories
14 20 (29.41%) Software Architecture
14 20 (29.41%) Software Engineering
15 18 (26.47%) Unix
16 16 (23.53%) Degree
17 15 (22.06%) Python
18 14 (20.59%) Linux
18 14 (20.59%) BGP
19 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
19 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
19 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
20 12 (17.65%) Computer Science

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (2.94%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon S3
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (7.35%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (7.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (55.88%) HTTP
2 37 (54.41%) DVB
3 14 (20.59%) BGP
4 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
5 10 (14.71%) MPLS
6 9 (13.24%) VPN
7 8 (11.76%) OSPF
8 6 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (8.82%) DNS
8 6 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (8.82%) IOS XR
9 4 (5.88%) Multicast
9 4 (5.88%) RIP
9 4 (5.88%) SNMP
9 4 (5.88%) VLAN
10 3 (4.41%) Broadband
10 3 (4.41%) DOCSIS
10 3 (4.41%) HbbTV
10 3 (4.41%) SSH
10 3 (4.41%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (39.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (4.41%) Redis
2 3 (4.41%) SimpleDB
3 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (36.76%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.29%) Maven
4 6 (8.82%) JIRA
5 5 (7.35%) JUnit
5 5 (7.35%) Mockito
5 5 (7.35%) RSpec
6 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.94%) Subversion
8 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (8.82%) Games
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.47%) French Language
4 1 (1.47%) German Language
4 1 (1.47%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Developer
2 15 (22.06%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Embedded C Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Development Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Manual Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Software Development Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Real Time Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Software Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (48.53%) HTML
2 30 (44.12%) HTML5
3 28 (41.18%) Node.js
4 24 (35.29%) REST
5 7 (10.29%) .NET
5 7 (10.29%) XML
5 7 (10.29%) XSD
6 6 (8.82%) Web Services
7 4 (5.88%) Flash
7 4 (5.88%) JSON
7 4 (5.88%) Silverlight
7 4 (5.88%) Spring
8 2 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.94%) HEVC
8 2 (2.94%) LINQ
8 2 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.47%) jQuery
9 1 (1.47%) OpenCL
9 1 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (52.94%) STB
2 34 (50.00%) DTV
3 12 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 11 (16.18%) Video on Demand
5 9 (13.24%) IPTV
6 8 (11.76%) Streaming Media
7 7 (10.29%) Fat Client
7 7 (10.29%) Interactive TV
7 7 (10.29%) Thin Client
8 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (8.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (8.82%) Streaming Video
9 4 (5.88%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (4.41%) User Experience
11 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
11 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Unix
2 14 (20.59%) Linux
3 10 (14.71%) Windows
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.88%) CentOS
5 4 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (58.82%) Scrum
3 37 (54.41%) TDD
4 28 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (35.29%) SOA
6 23 (33.82%) User Stories
7 20 (29.41%) Software Architecture
7 20 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.71%) Automated Testing
9 9 (13.24%) Video Processing
10 6 (8.82%) DDoS Mitigation
10 6 (8.82%) Functional Testing
10 6 (8.82%) High Availability
10 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
11 5 (7.35%) Auto-Scaling
11 5 (7.35%) BDD
11 5 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.35%) Test Planning
11 5 (7.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.94%) C
2 34 (50.00%) C++
3 30 (44.12%) SQL
4 15 (22.06%) Python
5 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.71%) Bash Shell
6 10 (14.71%) Perl
7 9 (13.24%) Java
8 7 (10.29%) ANSI C
9 5 (7.35%) Embedded C
9 5 (7.35%) VB.NET
9 5 (7.35%) VBScript
10 4 (5.88%) ActionScript
11 3 (4.41%) Ruby
12 2 (2.94%) C#
12 2 (2.94%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) ISEB
2 6 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.88%) CCNA
3 4 (5.88%) CCNP
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) OIPF
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Docker
1 4 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) Apple
3 8 (11.76%) Cisco
4 7 (10.29%) OpenTV
5 6 (8.82%) Akamai
5 6 (8.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 6 (8.82%) F5
5 6 (8.82%) SevOne
6 4 (5.88%) Adobe
6 4 (5.88%) SaltStack
7 3 (4.41%) Tektronix
8 2 (2.94%) HP
9 1 (1.47%) Ciena
9 1 (1.47%) Remedy
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