Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 857 846
Rank change year-on-year -15 -11 -84
Contract jobs citing DVB 12 42 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.040% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.085% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 30 34
UK median daily rate £313 £385 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.83% -5.23% +16.07%
10th Percentile £258 £313 £271
90th Percentile £347 £510 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £373 £388
% change year-on-year -26.17% -3.87% +23.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
UK median hourly rate £17.27 £45.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% +11.11% +1.25%
10th Percentile £15.88 £42.00 £36.35
90th Percentile £18.84 £45.00 £50.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -59.91% - +12.50%

DVB is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

DVB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DVB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 4 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 6 months to 22 November 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
England -13 12 £313 -18.83% 2
London -49 10 £324 -28.06%
UK excluding London +21 2 £275 -26.17% 2
South East +2 2 £275 -28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 7 (58.33%) STB
2 6 (50.00%) Digital TV
3 5 (41.67%) IPTV
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Video on Demand
4 4 (33.33%) Confluence
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) C
5 3 (25.00%) MPEG
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) Device Driver
6 2 (16.67%) POSIX
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Marketing
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source Development
6 2 (16.67%) Broadcast Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Device Driver Development
6 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering

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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (8.33%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Broadcast Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Hardware Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operator
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) POSIX
2 1 (8.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (8.33%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) STB
2 6 (50.00%) Digital TV
3 5 (41.67%) IPTV
3 5 (41.67%) Video on Demand
4 3 (25.00%) MPEG
5 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
5 2 (16.67%) Device Driver
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Broadcast Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
4 2 (16.67%) Device Driver Development
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source Development
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (8.33%) DRM
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle