The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Digital TV in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital TV over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Digital Television (Digital TV)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 576 617
Rank change year-on-year -10 +41  
Contract jobs citing Digital TV 22 63 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.12% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.38% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 19
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +2.96% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 -

Digital TV 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Digital TV
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital TV in the UK

Digital TV
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital TV in the UK

Digital TV
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital TV over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital TV in the UK

Digital TV
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital TV in the UK

Digital TV
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital TV within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England -9 22 £425 +8.28% 4
London +17 11 £475 +13.09% 1
South East -11 10 £348 -5.44% 1
Hampshire +1 6 £345 -6.12% 1
Middlesex -2 2 £349 +5.84%
Hook - 2 £375 -
Berkshire +22 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Digital TV also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Digital TV.

1 27 (65.85%) STB
2 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) C
2 22 (53.66%) Git (software)
3 19 (46.34%) C++
3 19 (46.34%) Degree
4 18 (43.90%) HTML
4 18 (43.90%) SQL
4 18 (43.90%) HTTP
5 17 (41.46%) DVB
6 16 (39.02%) Linux
6 16 (39.02%) TDD
6 16 (39.02%) HTML5
7 15 (36.59%) Node.js
7 15 (36.59%) Scrum
7 15 (36.59%) Python
7 15 (36.59%) SOA
7 15 (36.59%) MPEG
8 14 (34.15%) REST
8 14 (34.15%) NoSQL
9 13 (31.71%) Software Architecture
10 12 (29.27%) Computer Science
10 12 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (24.39%) Perl
12 9 (21.95%) Multithreading
12 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
12 9 (21.95%) User Stories
12 9 (21.95%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
13 8 (19.51%) Middleware

Digital TV
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (7.32%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) HTTP
2 17 (41.46%) DVB
3 7 (17.07%) Internet
4 5 (12.20%) Broadband
5 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
5 3 (7.32%) SNMP
6 2 (4.88%) Firewall
6 2 (4.88%) Intranet
7 1 (2.44%) 802.11
7 1 (2.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.44%) DNS
7 1 (2.44%) IPv6
7 1 (2.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 22 (53.66%) Git (software)
2 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
3 5 (12.20%) JIRA
4 4 (9.76%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) Ant
5 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.44%) Gerrit
General
1 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Electronics
3 3 (7.32%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Developer
1 7 (17.07%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Consultant
2 5 (12.20%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Software Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Embedded C Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Embedded Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Integration Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (4.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Junior Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.44%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) HTML
2 16 (39.02%) HTML5
3 15 (36.59%) Node.js
4 14 (34.15%) REST
5 8 (19.51%) Middleware
6 5 (12.20%) JSON
6 5 (12.20%) RESTful
7 2 (4.88%) .NET
7 2 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (4.88%) jQuery
7 2 (4.88%) Kafka
8 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
8 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.44%) CSS
8 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.44%) Spring
8 1 (2.44%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (65.85%) STB
2 15 (36.59%) MPEG
3 12 (29.27%) Computer Science
4 6 (14.63%) Video on Demand
5 5 (12.20%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (9.76%) Device Driver
7 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
7 3 (7.32%) IPTV
7 3 (7.32%) Virtual Team
8 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.44%) BBC
9 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (2.44%) New Media
9 1 (2.44%) Tandem
9 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) CentOS
2 5 (12.20%) Ubuntu
3 4 (9.76%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) TDD
3 15 (36.59%) Scrum
3 15 (36.59%) SOA
4 13 (31.71%) Software Architecture
5 12 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (21.95%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (21.95%) Multithreading
6 9 (21.95%) User Stories
7 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 6 (14.63%) OO
7 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.20%) API Development
8 5 (12.20%) DevOps
9 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
9 4 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.32%) B2C
10 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) C
2 19 (46.34%) C++
3 18 (43.90%) SQL
4 15 (36.59%) Python
5 10 (24.39%) Perl
6 7 (17.07%) Bash Shell
7 5 (12.20%) Java
8 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
9 3 (7.32%) Embedded C
9 3 (7.32%) PHP
9 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
10 2 (4.88%) Embedded C++
10 2 (4.88%) Lua
11 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) CCIE
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Docker
2 5 (12.20%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (12.20%) vSphere
3 2 (4.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Ansible
1 2 (4.88%) Graphite
1 2 (4.88%) Kibana
1 2 (4.88%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.88%) logstash
1 2 (4.88%) Nagios
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) SaltStack
2 4 (9.76%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Sybase
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Tableau
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