Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 803 781
Rank change year-on-year -26 -22 -17
Contract jobs citing DVB 7 31 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.034% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.056% 0.23% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 38
England median daily rate £416 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +5.81% +10.71%
10th Percentile £398 £324 £277
90th Percentile £433 £510 £525
UK median daily rate £416 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +2.59% +4.52% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
England median hourly rate £18.04 £28.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.25% -39.47% +18.75%
10th Percentile £16.01 £17.18 £39.25
90th Percentile £41.80 £40.93 £56.00
UK median hourly rate £18.04 £28.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -37.25% -36.11% +12.50%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,599 13,701 13,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.64% 15.15% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,828 8,362 8,077
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £215 £213
90th Percentile £594 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 675 853
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.86 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

DVB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DVB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DVB in England

DVB
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

DVB
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

DVB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DVB in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 5 - - 6
South East -28 2 £416 +17.46% 1
DVB
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 4 (57.14%) MPEG
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Digital TV
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) STB
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
3 2 (28.57%) Broadcast Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (14.29%) HbbTV
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source Development
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (14.29%) Node.js
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) WebKit
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HbbTV
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Broadcast Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DTV Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Operator
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) POSIX
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) MPEG
2 3 (42.86%) Digital TV
3 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) STB
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
4 1 (14.29%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Broadcast Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source Development
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SaltStack