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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 627 607 580
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -27
Contract jobs citing MPEG 29 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.037% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 29
Median daily rate £423 £135 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+212.96% -55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £131 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £240 £320
% change year-on-year
+47.39% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £39.00

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
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 May 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 14 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 27 May 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 -14 29 £423 +212.96% 4
London -5 15 £425 +214.81% 2
South East -9 10 £384 +59.89% 2
Hampshire -1 4 £383 -
Surrey - 4 £388 -
Staines - 4 £388 -
East of England +9 3 £223 -
Suffolk +2 3 £223 -
Ipswich - 2 £223 -
Southampton +12 1 £383 -
Berkshire -9 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £425 -
Eastleigh - 1 £325 -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 49 (71.01%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (62.32%) HTTP
2 43 (62.32%) DVB
3 42 (60.87%) Scrum
4 40 (57.97%) TDD
5 39 (56.52%) HTML
6 38 (55.07%) C
7 37 (53.62%) DTV
7 37 (53.62%) STB
8 36 (52.17%) C++
9 34 (49.28%) HTML5
10 33 (47.83%) SQL
11 30 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (43.48%) Node.js
12 29 (42.03%) NoSQL
13 28 (40.58%) Git (software)
14 27 (39.13%) REST
14 27 (39.13%) User Stories
14 27 (39.13%) SOA
15 26 (37.68%) Software Architecture
16 19 (27.54%) Software Engineering
17 17 (24.64%) Degree
18 15 (21.74%) Python
18 15 (21.74%) Unix
18 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
19 14 (20.29%) Computer Science
20 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
20 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
21 12 (17.39%) BGP
22 10 (14.49%) Linux

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 30 (43.48%) Node.js
2 1 (1.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.25%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) PaintShop Pro
3 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
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 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (62.32%) DVB
1 43 (62.32%) HTTP
2 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
3 12 (17.39%) BGP
4 8 (11.59%) MPLS
5 7 (10.14%) VPN
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (8.70%) DNS
6 6 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (8.70%) IOS XR
6 6 (8.70%) OSPF
7 5 (7.25%) Broadband
7 5 (7.25%) HbbTV
8 4 (5.80%) Multicast
8 4 (5.80%) VLAN
9 2 (2.90%) RIP
9 2 (2.90%) SNMP
10 1 (1.45%) 3GPP
10 1 (1.45%) DOCSIS
10 1 (1.45%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.03%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.90%) Redis
2 2 (2.90%) SimpleDB
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (40.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.14%) Maven
3 5 (7.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.25%) JIRA
4 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.80%) JUnit
4 4 (5.80%) Mockito
4 4 (5.80%) RSpec
5 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Developer
1 17 (24.64%) Embedded Engineer
2 14 (20.29%) Software Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Embedded C Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Development Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Software Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Real Time Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Agile Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Tester
7 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.80%) C Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Manual Tester
8 4 (5.80%) Software Development Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Software Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (56.52%) HTML
2 34 (49.28%) HTML5
3 27 (39.13%) REST
4 9 (13.04%) XML
4 9 (13.04%) XSD
5 7 (10.14%) .NET
6 5 (7.25%) Flash
6 5 (7.25%) JSON
6 5 (7.25%) Spring
6 5 (7.25%) Web Services
7 2 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.90%) LINQ
7 2 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.90%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.45%) JMS
8 1 (1.45%) jQuery
8 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (53.62%) DTV
1 37 (53.62%) STB
2 14 (20.29%) Computer Science
3 10 (14.49%) Video on Demand
4 9 (13.04%) Fat Client
4 9 (13.04%) Interactive TV
4 9 (13.04%) Thin Client
5 8 (11.59%) IPTV
6 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (8.70%) Streaming Media
7 4 (5.80%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (5.80%) User Experience
8 2 (2.90%) Streaming Video
9 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Unix
2 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 9 (13.04%) Windows
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) CentOS
5 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (71.01%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (60.87%) Scrum
3 40 (57.97%) TDD
4 30 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (39.13%) SOA
5 27 (39.13%) User Stories
6 26 (37.68%) Software Architecture
7 19 (27.54%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.14%) BDD
9 6 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
9 6 (8.70%) High Availability
9 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
9 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (8.70%) Video Processing
10 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing
10 5 (7.25%) HOOD
10 5 (7.25%) MVC
10 5 (7.25%) Pair Programming
10 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) C
2 36 (52.17%) C++
3 33 (47.83%) SQL
4 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 15 (21.74%) Python
5 9 (13.04%) ANSI C
5 9 (13.04%) Java
6 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.14%) Embedded C
6 7 (10.14%) Perl
7 5 (7.25%) ActionScript
7 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
7 5 (7.25%) VBScript
8 4 (5.80%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.90%) C#
9 2 (2.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) ISEB
2 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.80%) CCNA
3 4 (5.80%) CCNP
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) OIPF
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
1 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) OpenTV
3 8 (11.59%) Apple
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco
4 6 (8.70%) Akamai
4 6 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 6 (8.70%) F5
4 6 (8.70%) SevOne
5 2 (2.90%) Adobe
5 2 (2.90%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) Ciena
6 1 (1.45%) Remedy
6 1 (1.45%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.45%) Tektronix
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
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