The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Rank 118 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing MPEG 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.041% 0.14% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.25
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
681 578 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.25% 26.01% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 311 306
Average daily rate £355 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £12.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.40 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

MPEG
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MPEG Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MPEG
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MPEG Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MPEG
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MPEG Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MPEG
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Integration Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Senior 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