The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPEG over the 3 months to 27 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 255 257
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Contract jobs citing MPEG 4 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.17% 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.55% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Median daily rate £550 £371 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £355 £240
% change year-on-year +54.92% +47.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.25% -  
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2226 2741 2920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.70% 30.48% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1278 1632 1580
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 139 126
Median hourly rate £19.83 £31.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.03% +87.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £40.00
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 the South East

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

MPEG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPEG in the South East

MPEG
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 MPEG in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPEG in the South East

MPEG
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 MPEG within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +7 4 £550 +48.14%
MPEG
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for MPEG.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) REST
2 9 (81.82%) STB
3 8 (72.73%) Digital TV
3 8 (72.73%) DVB
3 8 (72.73%) C
4 7 (63.64%) C++
4 7 (63.64%) HTML
4 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) SOA
4 7 (63.64%) HTTP
4 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) HTML5
4 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
4 7 (63.64%) Node.js
4 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
4 7 (63.64%) Degree
4 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
5 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (45.45%) Software Architecture
5 5 (45.45%) User Stories
5 5 (45.45%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Splunk
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Video on Demand
6 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence

MPEG
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DVB
2 7 (63.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Broadcast Architect
3 1 (9.09%) C Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C/C++ Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) REST
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) HTML5
2 7 (63.64%) Node.js
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) Sensu
4 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) STB
2 8 (72.73%) Digital TV
3 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 3 (27.27%) Video on Demand
5 1 (9.09%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) CentOS
2 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) SOA
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Deployment
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (45.45%) Software Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (9.09%) Microservices
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) Product Management
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C
2 7 (63.64%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Splunk
2 2 (18.18%) SaltStack