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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 633 629 603
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing MPEG 24 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.056% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 34
Median daily rate £490 £415 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +32.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £306
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +35.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
17836 18880 18393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.32% 33.00% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11554 11812 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 808 799
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

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 September 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 12 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 September 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 +20 24 £490 +18.07% 3
London -10 15 £490 +30.66%
South East +18 7 £400 -3.61% 1
Berkshire - 5 £400 -
Newbury - 4 - -
East of England +2 2 - - 1
Suffolk 0 2 - -
Osterley - 2 £155 -
Ipswich -5 1 - -
Staines - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £400 -

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 36 (60.00%) HTTP
2 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (55.00%) Scrum
4 32 (53.33%) TDD
5 30 (50.00%) STB
5 30 (50.00%) C
6 28 (46.67%) C++
7 27 (45.00%) DVB
8 26 (43.33%) HTML
8 26 (43.33%) HTML5
9 24 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (38.33%) SQL
11 18 (30.00%) Digital TV
11 18 (30.00%) Automated Testing
11 18 (30.00%) Node.js
12 17 (28.33%) NoSQL
12 17 (28.33%) Git (software)
13 16 (26.67%) REST
13 16 (26.67%) SOA
14 15 (25.00%) Unix
14 15 (25.00%) Degree
15 13 (21.67%) Windows
15 13 (21.67%) User Stories
15 13 (21.67%) Video on Demand
16 12 (20.00%) Software Architecture
16 12 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
16 12 (20.00%) Java
16 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
17 11 (18.33%) Linux
17 11 (18.33%) TCP/IP

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 2 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) PaintShop Pro
1 8 (13.33%) Photoshop
2 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) GitHub
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (60.00%) HTTP
2 27 (45.00%) DVB
3 11 (18.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (13.33%) BGP
4 8 (13.33%) MPLS
5 7 (11.67%) VPN
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (8.33%) DNS
6 5 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (8.33%) IOS XR
7 4 (6.67%) Multicast
7 4 (6.67%) Wireshark
8 3 (5.00%) OSPF
8 3 (5.00%) SNMP
9 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.33%) DOCSIS
9 2 (3.33%) RIP
9 2 (3.33%) SSH
9 2 (3.33%) Telnet
10 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.67%) Redis
2 1 (1.67%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.67%) Maven
3 9 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.33%) Subversion
5 7 (11.67%) JIRA
6 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.00%) JUnit
7 3 (5.00%) Mockito
7 3 (5.00%) RSpec
8 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (10.00%) Games
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.67%) French Language
4 1 (1.67%) German Language
4 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Video On Demand Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Development Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Embedded C Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) C Developer
8 3 (5.00%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) HTML
1 26 (43.33%) HTML5
2 18 (30.00%) Node.js
3 16 (26.67%) REST
4 10 (16.67%) XML
4 10 (16.67%) XSD
5 9 (15.00%) Flash
5 9 (15.00%) JSON
5 9 (15.00%) Spring
6 6 (10.00%) .NET
7 5 (8.33%) HEVC
8 4 (6.67%) Web Services
9 3 (5.00%) PlayReady
9 3 (5.00%) Widevine
10 2 (3.33%) Silverlight
11 1 (1.67%) JMS
11 1 (1.67%) OpenCL
11 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (50.00%) STB
2 18 (30.00%) Digital TV
3 13 (21.67%) Video on Demand
4 10 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 10 (16.67%) Interactive TV
4 10 (16.67%) Thin Client
5 8 (13.33%) Streaming Media
6 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
7 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (6.67%) Streaming Video
9 3 (5.00%) IPTV
10 1 (1.67%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Unix
2 13 (21.67%) Windows
3 11 (18.33%) Linux
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.67%) CentOS
5 4 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.00%) Scrum
3 32 (53.33%) TDD
4 24 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 16 (26.67%) SOA
7 13 (21.67%) User Stories
8 12 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 12 (20.00%) Software Architecture
9 9 (15.00%) Kanban
9 9 (15.00%) MVC
9 9 (15.00%) Pair Programming
9 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.33%) BDD
12 5 (8.33%) Functional Testing
12 5 (8.33%) High Availability
12 5 (8.33%) Test Planning
12 5 (8.33%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) C
2 28 (46.67%) C++
3 23 (38.33%) SQL
4 12 (20.00%) Java
4 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (16.67%) ANSI C
6 9 (15.00%) ActionScript
6 9 (15.00%) Bash Shell
6 9 (15.00%) Perl
6 9 (15.00%) Python
7 6 (10.00%) Embedded C
7 6 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (10.00%) VBScript
8 4 (6.67%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) ISEB
2 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.00%) CCNA
3 3 (5.00%) CCNP
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Docker
1 4 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Nagios
2 3 (5.00%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) OpenTV
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.67%) Apple
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco
4 5 (8.33%) Akamai
4 5 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (8.33%) F5
4 5 (8.33%) SevOne
4 5 (8.33%) Tektronix
5 4 (6.67%) HP
5 4 (6.67%) SaltStack
6 3 (5.00%) CA
6 3 (5.00%) Nagra
6 3 (5.00%) Splunk
7 2 (3.33%) Adobe
8 1 (1.67%) Ciena
8 1 (1.67%) Remedy