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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 574 554 527
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -27
Contract jobs citing MPEG 15 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.064% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 11
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£350 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%

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
16542 16546 14291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.10% 31.05% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10141 10178 8596
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 642 731
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 31 March 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 15 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 31 March 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 -26 15 £350 +12.90% 11
South East -25 7 £333 -5.00% 5
East of England +5 2 - - 4
Reading - 2 - - 2
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 - - 2
Surrey - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 2

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 25 (60.98%) DVB
2 17 (41.46%) STB
3 15 (36.59%) DTV
4 11 (26.83%) UNIX
4 11 (26.83%) Linux
5 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (24.39%) IPTV
5 10 (24.39%) Streaming Video
6 9 (21.95%) Video on Demand
6 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 9 (21.95%) SQL
7 8 (19.51%) C++
7 8 (19.51%) HTML
7 8 (19.51%) MS Office
7 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
7 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) Internet
8 7 (17.07%) ISEB
8 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
8 7 (17.07%) C
8 7 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
8 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Degree
8 7 (17.07%) JIRA
8 7 (17.07%) Test Planning
9 6 (14.63%) VBScript
9 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
9 6 (14.63%) .NET

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (4.88%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Office
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (60.98%) DVB
2 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.07%) Internet
3 4 (9.76%) HTTP
4 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
4 3 (7.32%) Multicast
5 2 (4.88%) RTSP
5 2 (4.88%) VLAN
5 2 (4.88%) DLNA
5 2 (4.88%) RIP
5 2 (4.88%) SNMP
5 2 (4.88%) MPLS
5 2 (4.88%) OSPF
5 2 (4.88%) BGP
5 2 (4.88%) DOCSIS
5 2 (4.88%) DSL
5 2 (4.88%) VPN
5 2 (4.88%) Telnet
5 2 (4.88%) Wireless
5 2 (4.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.88%) Electronics
1 2 (4.88%) Games
2 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Tester
3 6 (14.63%) Junior
3 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Software Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Manual Tester
3 6 (14.63%) Junior Tester
3 6 (14.63%) Broadcast Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) HTML
2 6 (14.63%) .NET
3 5 (12.20%) CSS
3 5 (12.20%) XML
4 3 (7.32%) DOM
4 3 (7.32%) HTML5
5 2 (4.88%) Silverlight
5 2 (4.88%) RESTful
5 2 (4.88%) Middleware
5 2 (4.88%) Web Services
6 1 (2.44%) LAMP
6 1 (2.44%) JNI
6 1 (2.44%) jQuery
6 1 (2.44%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) STB
2 15 (36.59%) DTV
3 10 (24.39%) IPTV
3 10 (24.39%) Streaming Video
4 9 (21.95%) Video on Demand
5 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.32%) Device Driver
6 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
6 2 (4.88%) iDTV
6 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.44%) New Media
7 1 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
1 11 (26.83%) UNIX
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) Test Planning
2 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
3 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
5 4 (9.76%) DRM
5 4 (9.76%) TDD
6 3 (7.32%) OO
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.88%) Kanban
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.88%) Video Processing
7 2 (4.88%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) C++
3 7 (17.07%) C
4 6 (14.63%) VBScript
4 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.76%) Perl
5 4 (9.76%) Embedded C
6 3 (7.32%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.32%) Java
6 3 (7.32%) Python
7 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ISEB
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
1 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) Ericsson
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Adobe
4 2 (4.88%) Apple
4 2 (4.88%) Tandberg
4 2 (4.88%) Tektronix
4 2 (4.88%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) Redback
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
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