Period
to 25 July 2017

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 6 months to 25 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)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 351 383
Rank change year-on-year +7 +32 -48
Contract jobs citing DVB 15 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.093% 0.19% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.93% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 6
South East median daily rate £350 £371 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.72% -10.54% +14.48%
10th Percentile £312 £318 £344
90th Percentile £583 £423 £433
England median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year - -1.41% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
South East median hourly rate £32.29 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.44% +11.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £19.15 £31.00 £39.20
90th Percentile £46.83 £51.25 £46.20
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £40.25
% change year-on-year +0.56% +11.18% -2.42%

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 2769 3751 3868
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 20.16% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 2121 1944
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £528 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 219 222
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +5.77% +48.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.20 £45.95
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +8.71%

DVB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DVB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 25 July 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DVB in the South East over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 25 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
Hampshire +10 10 £395 +3.27%
Berkshire +29 2 £350 +1.45%
Middlesex +5 2 £313 -8.09%
Thames Valley +4 2 £350 +1.45%
DVB
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for DVB.

1 14 (93.33%) STB
2 11 (73.33%) Digital TV
2 11 (73.33%) C
3 10 (66.67%) C++
3 10 (66.67%) Linux
4 9 (60.00%) HTML
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) HTML5
5 8 (53.33%) Scrum
5 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
6 7 (46.67%) MPEG
7 6 (40.00%) HTTP
7 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (40.00%) TDD
7 6 (40.00%) SOA
7 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (40.00%) User Stories
7 6 (40.00%) Node.js
7 6 (40.00%) REST
8 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (26.67%) Perl
9 4 (26.67%) Degree
9 4 (26.67%) UPnP
9 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
9 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
9 4 (26.67%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content

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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 6 (40.00%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) UPnP
3 3 (20.00%) DLNA
3 3 (20.00%) DOCSIS
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) Ant
3 2 (13.33%) Gerrit
4 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
1 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
2 2 (13.33%) C Developer
2 2 (13.33%) C/C++ Developer
2 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Architect
2 2 (13.33%) DTV Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded C Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Broadcast Architect
3 1 (6.67%) C/C++ Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) HTML
1 9 (60.00%) HTML5
2 6 (40.00%) Node.js
2 6 (40.00%) REST
3 3 (20.00%) Middleware
3 3 (20.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) STB
2 11 (73.33%) Digital TV
3 7 (46.67%) MPEG
4 6 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) IPTV
7 1 (6.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) CentOS
2 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) SOA
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) User Stories
3 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (6.67%) DRM
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C
2 10 (66.67%) C++
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
6 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) PHP
6 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) SaltStack
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) CA
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle