Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 786 813
Rank change year-on-year +4 +27 -58
Contract jobs citing DVB 28 84 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.083% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.53% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 23
England median daily rate £350 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.41% +9.23%
10th Percentile £275 £141 £301
90th Percentile £575 £510 £438
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year - -1.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £26.79 £35.00 £39.05
90th Percentile £51.38 £51.25 £41.60
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%

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 12203 15744 15061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.95% 15.51% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7336 9709 8549
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 691 854
England median hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.95% +10.93%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DVB in England over the 6 months to 23 July 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DVB in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DVB in England

DVB
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 23 July 2017. 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
South East +11 15 £350 -5.72%
London -16 10 £324 -7.50%
North of England +57 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
DVB
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 26 (92.86%) STB
2 20 (71.43%) Digital TV
3 16 (57.14%) C
3 16 (57.14%) Linux
4 14 (50.00%) C++
5 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (39.29%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) HTML
7 10 (35.71%) Scrum
7 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 10 (35.71%) HTML5
8 9 (32.14%) MPEG
9 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
9 8 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (28.57%) User Stories
9 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 8 (28.57%) IPTV
10 7 (25.00%) TDD
10 7 (25.00%) Video on Demand
10 7 (25.00%) NoSQL
10 7 (25.00%) Node.js
10 7 (25.00%) REST
10 7 (25.00%) SOA
10 7 (25.00%) HTTP
11 6 (21.43%) HP
11 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
11 6 (21.43%) Confluence
11 6 (21.43%) Software Architecture
11 6 (21.43%) Test Planning

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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 6 (21.43%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (14.29%) UPnP
2 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.71%) DLNA
3 3 (10.71%) DOCSIS
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.57%) Skype
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) JIRA
3 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) Gerrit
5 2 (7.14%) Ant
6 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) C Developer
4 2 (7.14%) C/C++ Developer
4 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded C Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) HTML
1 10 (35.71%) HTML5
2 7 (25.00%) Node.js
2 7 (25.00%) REST
3 4 (14.29%) POSIX
4 3 (10.71%) Middleware
5 1 (3.57%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.57%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 26 (92.86%) STB
2 20 (71.43%) Digital TV
3 9 (32.14%) MPEG
4 8 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (28.57%) IPTV
5 7 (25.00%) Video on Demand
6 4 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
9 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
9 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) uClinux
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Scrum
3 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 8 (28.57%) User Stories
4 7 (25.00%) SOA
4 7 (25.00%) TDD
5 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Software Architecture
5 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) Device Driver Development
8 2 (7.14%) DRM
8 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) C
2 14 (50.00%) C++
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 4 (14.29%) Perl
5 3 (10.71%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded C++
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (7.14%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.57%) CA