The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 400 430
Rank change year-on-year -18 +30  
Contract jobs citing MPEG 6 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.029% 0.084% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.076% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 7
Median daily rate £334 £425 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.47% +214.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £123 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £475 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £355 £240
% change year-on-year +46.47% +47.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.25% -  

MPEG is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7920 7981 8572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.15% 37.33% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5681 5769 6066
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 106 141
Median hourly rate £21.30 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £12.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

MPEG
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MPEG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for MPEG in London

MPEG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPEG in London

MPEG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPEG in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPEG in London

MPEG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPEG in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MPEG 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 London region with a requirement for MPEG.

1 8 (72.73%) HTTP
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Marketing
3 6 (54.55%) Streaming Video
3 6 (54.55%) RTSP
4 5 (45.45%) IPTV
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Quicktime
4 5 (45.45%) DRM
4 5 (45.45%) IIS
4 5 (45.45%) Flash
4 5 (45.45%) Multicast
5 4 (36.36%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Unix
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) HND
7 2 (18.18%) C
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) STB
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
7 2 (18.18%) Broadcast Engineering
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (9.09%) Mentoring

MPEG
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (45.45%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Quicktime
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) HTTP
2 6 (54.55%) RTSP
3 5 (45.45%) Multicast
4 1 (9.09%) DVB
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) IPv4
4 1 (9.09%) IPv6
4 1 (9.09%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
1 7 (63.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (9.09%) Broadcast Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Developer
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
1 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
1 1 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Python Software Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Real Time Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
1 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
1 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Flash
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) FFmpeg
3 1 (9.09%) GStreamer
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Streaming Video
2 5 (45.45%) IPTV
3 4 (36.36%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (18.18%) STB
5 1 (9.09%) Clustering
5 1 (9.09%) Digital TV
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) DRM
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Broadcast Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) HND
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Brightcove
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft