The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 264 260
Rank change year-on-year +19 -4  
Contract jobs citing DVB 12 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.17% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.82% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Median daily rate £350 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.49% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £334 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £409 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £383 £310
% change year-on-year -8.49% +23.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £48.50 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.79% +5.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.62%  

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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1453 2069 2032
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.55% 21.22% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 1173 987
Median daily rate £410 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.91% +6.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 102 103
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

DVB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DVB in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DVB in the South East over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DVB in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DVB in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +13 8 £373 -2.61%
Berkshire +21 2 £350 -17.64% 1
Middlesex +3 1 £350 +6.22%
DVB
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for DVB.

1 20 (95.24%) STB
2 18 (85.71%) Digital TV
2 18 (85.71%) C
3 17 (80.95%) C++
4 16 (76.19%) HTML
4 16 (76.19%) SQL
4 16 (76.19%) Scrum
4 16 (76.19%) Git (software)
4 16 (76.19%) HTML5
5 15 (71.43%) MPEG
6 14 (66.67%) HTTP
6 14 (66.67%) SOA
6 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (66.67%) TDD
6 14 (66.67%) NoSQL
6 14 (66.67%) Node.js
6 14 (66.67%) REST
7 11 (52.38%) Linux
8 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (47.62%) User Stories
9 9 (42.86%) Software Architecture
9 9 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (38.10%) Degree
10 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
11 7 (33.33%) Perl
11 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
12 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
13 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
13 5 (23.81%) Ubuntu
13 5 (23.81%) Python

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) HTTP
2 3 (14.29%) UPnP
3 2 (9.52%) DLNA
3 2 (9.52%) DOCSIS
3 2 (9.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Git (software)
2 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) Ant
3 2 (9.52%) Gerrit
4 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) C Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C/C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Architect
4 2 (9.52%) DTV Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded C Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) HTML
1 16 (76.19%) HTML5
2 14 (66.67%) Node.js
2 14 (66.67%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (95.24%) STB
2 18 (85.71%) Digital TV
3 15 (71.43%) MPEG
4 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
5 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.52%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (4.76%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) CentOS
2 5 (23.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Scrum
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) SOA
2 14 (66.67%) TDD
3 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (47.62%) User Stories
4 9 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
4 9 (42.86%) Software Architecture
5 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.76%) Project Management
9 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) C
2 17 (80.95%) C++
3 16 (76.19%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Perl
5 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
5 5 (23.81%) Python
6 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
6 3 (14.29%) Embedded C++
7 2 (9.52%) Java
7 2 (9.52%) PHP
7 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
1 5 (23.81%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (23.81%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) SaltStack
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco