The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 93 93 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing MPEG 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.13% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £345
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.25
MPEG
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
372 322 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.17% 20.71% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 167 189
Average daily rate £359 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.40 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPEG across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPEG across the West Yorkshire region.

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MPEG
Top 26 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Tcl
1 5 (100.00%) DVB
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) IPTV
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Video on Demand
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) STB
3 2 (40.00%) Capita
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing

MPEG
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) DVB
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Integration Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (100.00%) IPTV
1 5 (100.00%) Video on Demand
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Capita