The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 March 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)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 601 607
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6  
Contract jobs citing DVB 13 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.087% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.59% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 11
Median daily rate £350 £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +23.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £535 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £368 £313
% change year-on-year -4.76% +17.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +18.75%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

DVB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

DVB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DVB in the UK

DVB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DVB in the UK

DVB
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DVB within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +15 13 £350 -9.67% 3
South East +3 10 £350 -9.09% 1
Hampshire +6 5 £348 -5.44% 1
London +16 3 - -
Berkshire +29 2 £350 -17.64%
Middlesex +3 2 £349 -2.71%
Feltham - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 with a requirement for DVB.

1 24 (92.31%) STB
2 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (65.38%) Digital TV
3 17 (65.38%) Scrum
3 17 (65.38%) SQL
3 17 (65.38%) Git (software)
4 16 (61.54%) C
5 15 (57.69%) C++
5 15 (57.69%) SOA
5 15 (57.69%) MPEG
5 15 (57.69%) HTTP
5 15 (57.69%) NoSQL
5 15 (57.69%) REST
6 14 (53.85%) HTML5
6 14 (53.85%) Node.js
6 14 (53.85%) HTML
6 14 (53.85%) TDD
7 11 (42.31%) Perl
7 11 (42.31%) Linux
7 11 (42.31%) User Stories
8 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (34.62%) Software Architecture
9 9 (34.62%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (34.62%) Python
10 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
10 8 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (30.77%) Degree
10 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
11 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
12 6 (23.08%) IPTV

DVB
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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) HTTP
2 3 (11.54%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) Broadband
3 1 (3.85%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) Gerrit
5 2 (7.69%) Ant
6 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
General
1 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) REST
2 14 (53.85%) HTML
2 14 (53.85%) HTML5
2 14 (53.85%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) JMS
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (92.31%) STB
2 17 (65.38%) Digital TV
3 15 (57.69%) MPEG
4 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
4 8 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (23.08%) IPTV
6 4 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) CentOS
2 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Scrum
3 15 (57.69%) SOA
4 14 (53.85%) TDD
5 11 (42.31%) User Stories
6 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (34.62%) Continuous Deployment
7 9 (34.62%) Software Architecture
8 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
9 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
10 4 (15.38%) API Testing
10 4 (15.38%) DevOps
10 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
10 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
11 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
12 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
12 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) SQL
2 16 (61.54%) C
3 15 (57.69%) C++
4 11 (42.31%) Perl
5 9 (34.62%) Python
6 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
7 4 (15.38%) Embedded C
7 4 (15.38%) Ruby
8 3 (11.54%) Embedded C++
8 3 (11.54%) Java
9 2 (7.69%) PHP
9 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (3.85%) XPath
10 1 (3.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
1 5 (19.23%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (19.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) SaltStack
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Huawei
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