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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 607 624
Rank change year-on-year +12 +17  
Contract jobs citing DVB 15 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.087% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.54% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 9
Median daily rate £343 £345 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.72% -16.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £118 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £417 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £348 £415
% change year-on-year +58.27% -16.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +4.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.26 £32.50 £40.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.55 £45.75 £40.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.25
% change year-on-year +4.73% +4.96%  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DVB over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DVB in the UK

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DVB over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DVB in the UK

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Top 11 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 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
England -9 15 £343 -0.72% 2
South East +1 6 £550 +57.14% 1
London -15 6 £324 -0.76%
Hampshire +6 5 £550 +48.14%
Southampton +6 3 £550 +43.79%
Middlesex +10 1 £275 -19.11%
Osterley -4 1 £313 +160.41%
Basingstoke -12 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 27 (96.43%) STB
2 21 (75.00%) Digital TV
3 16 (57.14%) C
4 15 (53.57%) Linux
5 14 (50.00%) C++
5 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (42.86%) SQL
7 11 (39.29%) HTML
7 11 (39.29%) Scrum
7 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
7 11 (39.29%) HTML5
8 10 (35.71%) MPEG
9 9 (32.14%) User Stories
10 8 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (28.57%) Node.js
10 8 (28.57%) REST
10 8 (28.57%) NoSQL
10 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 8 (28.57%) TDD
10 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
10 8 (28.57%) SOA
10 8 (28.57%) HTTP
11 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (25.00%) IPTV
11 7 (25.00%) Video on Demand
11 7 (25.00%) Software Architecture
12 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
12 6 (21.43%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (21.43%) Confluence

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 6 (21.43%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) HTTP
2 4 (14.29%) UPnP
2 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.71%) DLNA
3 3 (10.71%) DOCSIS
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) JIRA
3 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) Gerrit
5 2 (7.14%) Ant
6 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Developer
1 4 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
1 4 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
1 4 (14.29%) Tester
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
2 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) C Developer
3 2 (7.14%) C/C++ Developer
3 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Architect
3 2 (7.14%) DTV Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Embedded C Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) HTML
1 11 (39.29%) HTML5
2 8 (28.57%) Node.js
2 8 (28.57%) REST
3 4 (14.29%) POSIX
4 3 (10.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (96.43%) STB
2 21 (75.00%) Digital TV
3 10 (35.71%) MPEG
4 8 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (25.00%) IPTV
5 7 (25.00%) Video on Demand
6 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 4 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
9 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) CentOS
2 2 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) uClinux
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) User Stories
4 8 (28.57%) SOA
4 8 (28.57%) TDD
4 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.00%) Software Architecture
6 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) Device Driver Development
8 2 (7.14%) DRM
8 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) C
2 14 (50.00%) C++
3 12 (42.86%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 4 (14.29%) Perl
5 3 (10.71%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded C++
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (7.14%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.57%) CA