The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DVB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DVB over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 599 590
Rank change year-on-year +33 -9  
Contract jobs citing DVB 16 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.074% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.49% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 11
Median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +2.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £113 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £470 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £383 £310
% change year-on-year -8.49% +23.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.62% -  

DVB is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5889 7721 7640
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.77% 15.02% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 4767 4223
Median daily rate £407 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 295 416
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

DVB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DVB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DVB in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DVB in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DVB in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DVB in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DVB in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DVB in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
South East +16 12 £350 -8.49% 1
London +10 3 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
DVB
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DVB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DVB.

1 28 (96.55%) STB
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (68.97%) Digital TV
4 19 (65.52%) C
4 19 (65.52%) C++
5 18 (62.07%) SQL
5 18 (62.07%) Scrum
5 18 (62.07%) Git (software)
6 17 (58.62%) HTML5
6 17 (58.62%) HTML
7 16 (55.17%) MPEG
8 15 (51.72%) HTTP
8 15 (51.72%) SOA
8 15 (51.72%) TDD
8 15 (51.72%) NoSQL
8 15 (51.72%) Node.js
8 15 (51.72%) REST
9 13 (44.83%) Linux
10 12 (41.38%) User Stories
11 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (37.93%) Perl
12 10 (34.48%) Software Architecture
12 10 (34.48%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (34.48%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (31.03%) Python
13 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
14 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
14 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
14 8 (27.59%) Degree
15 6 (20.69%) IPTV

DVB
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (3.45%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) UPnP
2 3 (10.34%) VLAN
3 2 (6.90%) DLNA
3 2 (6.90%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) Git (software)
2 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.79%) JIRA
4 3 (10.34%) Gerrit
5 2 (6.90%) Ant
6 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Embedded Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) C Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Architect
5 2 (6.90%) DTV Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded C Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) HTML
1 17 (58.62%) HTML5
2 15 (51.72%) Node.js
2 15 (51.72%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) Middleware
3 2 (6.90%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (96.55%) STB
2 20 (68.97%) Digital TV
3 16 (55.17%) MPEG
4 10 (34.48%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
6 6 (20.69%) IPTV
7 4 (13.79%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (6.90%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (3.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) CentOS
2 5 (17.24%) Ubuntu
3 4 (13.79%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Scrum
3 15 (51.72%) SOA
3 15 (51.72%) TDD
4 12 (41.38%) User Stories
5 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (34.48%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (34.48%) Software Architecture
7 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
9 4 (13.79%) API Testing
9 4 (13.79%) DevOps
9 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.34%) Multithreading
10 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
11 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) C
1 19 (65.52%) C++
2 18 (62.07%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) Perl
4 9 (31.03%) Python
5 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
6 4 (13.79%) Embedded C
6 4 (13.79%) Ruby
7 3 (10.34%) Embedded C++
7 3 (10.34%) Java
8 2 (6.90%) PHP
8 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
1 5 (17.24%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (17.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) SaltStack
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Huawei