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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
UK
Rank 575 585 594
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs citing MPEG 20 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.066% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 15
Median daily rate £413 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £279 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
14607 16507 15753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.08% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9315 10460 9901
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 692 640
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.43 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 17 January 2017.

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 7 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +1 20 £413 +13.79% 7
London +5 12 £550 +15.78%
South East +13 8 £348 -0.71% 2
City of London 0 7 £550 +83.33%
Middlesex - 5 £348 -
Surrey +15 3 £360 +1.05% 2
Staines +3 3 £360 +1.05% 1

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 32 (71.11%) HTTP
2 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (57.78%) TDD
3 26 (57.78%) Scrum
4 24 (53.33%) HTML
5 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (48.89%) STB
7 21 (46.67%) C
8 20 (44.44%) Automated Testing
9 19 (42.22%) NoSQL
10 18 (40.00%) DVB
11 17 (37.78%) C++
11 17 (37.78%) SQL
11 17 (37.78%) HTML5
12 15 (33.33%) Java
13 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
13 12 (26.67%) SOA
13 12 (26.67%) Digital TV
13 12 (26.67%) Kanban
13 12 (26.67%) Git (software)
13 12 (26.67%) Pair Programming
13 12 (26.67%) Spring
13 12 (26.67%) Node.js
13 12 (26.67%) REST
14 11 (24.44%) Degree
15 9 (20.00%) Video on Demand
15 9 (20.00%) Software Architecture
15 9 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
16 8 (17.78%) Apple iOS
16 8 (17.78%) Brightcove

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 1 (2.22%) Apache
1 1 (2.22%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) PaintShop Pro
1 5 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (15.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (71.11%) HTTP
2 18 (40.00%) DVB
3 8 (17.78%) RTP
3 8 (17.78%) RTSP
4 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (8.89%) Wireshark
6 3 (6.67%) Multicast
7 2 (4.44%) Internet
7 2 (4.44%) IPv4
7 2 (4.44%) IPv6
8 1 (2.22%) BGP
8 1 (2.22%) DNS
8 1 (2.22%) MQTT
8 1 (2.22%) SSL
8 1 (2.22%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) NoSQL
2 7 (15.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 5 (11.11%) JIRA
2 5 (11.11%) Maven
2 5 (11.11%) Subversion
3 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Java Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Senior Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 5 (11.11%) Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Design Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) IP Design Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Video On Demand Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.44%) C Developer
7 2 (4.44%) C/C++ Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Embedded C Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (53.33%) HTML
2 17 (37.78%) HTML5
3 12 (26.67%) Node.js
3 12 (26.67%) REST
3 12 (26.67%) Spring
4 8 (17.78%) FFmpeg
4 8 (17.78%) GStreamer
5 7 (15.56%) Ajax
5 7 (15.56%) CSS
5 7 (15.56%) jQuery
5 7 (15.56%) RESTful
6 6 (13.33%) JSON
6 6 (13.33%) XML
6 6 (13.33%) XSD
7 5 (11.11%) .NET
7 5 (11.11%) Flash
8 3 (6.67%) HEVC
8 3 (6.67%) PlayReady
8 3 (6.67%) Widevine
9 1 (2.22%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) STB
2 12 (26.67%) Digital TV
3 9 (20.00%) Video on Demand
4 8 (17.78%) Streaming Video
5 7 (15.56%) Mobile App
6 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
6 6 (13.33%) Fat Client
6 6 (13.33%) Interactive TV
6 6 (13.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.22%) Clustering
7 1 (2.22%) IPTV
7 1 (2.22%) PKI
7 1 (2.22%) Streaming Media
7 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Android
1 8 (17.78%) Apple iOS
2 6 (13.33%) Unix
3 5 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 3 (6.67%) CentOS
4 3 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) Scrum
2 26 (57.78%) TDD
3 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Kanban
5 12 (26.67%) Pair Programming
5 12 (26.67%) SOA
6 9 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (20.00%) Software Architecture
7 6 (13.33%) User Stories
8 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.11%) MVC
8 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
10 3 (6.67%) DRM
10 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Scalability Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) C
2 17 (37.78%) C++
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 15 (33.33%) Java
4 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.33%) ANSI C
5 6 (13.33%) Python
6 5 (11.11%) ActionScript
6 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 5 (11.11%) VBScript
7 4 (8.89%) Embedded C
7 4 (8.89%) Embedded C++
8 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.67%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.89%) CCIE
3 4 (8.89%) CCNA
3 4 (8.89%) CCNP
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Docker
1 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.67%) Nagios
2 3 (6.67%) TeMIP
3 1 (2.22%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Brightcove
2 6 (13.33%) OpenTV
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco
4 3 (6.67%) CA
4 3 (6.67%) HP
4 3 (6.67%) Nagra
4 3 (6.67%) SaltStack
4 3 (6.67%) Splunk
4 3 (6.67%) Tektronix
5 1 (2.22%) VMware