Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term MPEG in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPEG over the 6 months to 24 November 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 883 840 837
Rank change year-on-year -43 -3 -26
Contract jobs citing MPEG 13 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.044% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.037% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 32 47
UK median daily rate £458 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.83% +2.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £153 £153 £217
90th Percentile £576 £510 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £373 £323
% change year-on-year +31.54% +15.50% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
UK median hourly rate £28.25 - £40.00
10th Percentile £18.18 - £33.50
90th Percentile £37.73 - £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

MPEG is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34732 34740 37265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 33.09% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23048 22773 23696
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1200 1471
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

MPEG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MPEG in the UK

MPEG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPEG in the UK

MPEG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPEG over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPEG in the UK

MPEG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPEG in the UK

MPEG
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPEG over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MPEG in the UK

MPEG
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 MPEG within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -41 12 £458 +18.83% 3
London -27 11 £425 -10.53% 1
UK excluding London +17 1 £490 +31.54% 2
South East -9 1 £490 +27.27% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for MPEG.

1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Video\Live Streaming
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) IPTV
2 4 (30.77%) RTSP
2 4 (30.77%) Multicast
2 4 (30.77%) Quicktime
2 4 (30.77%) DRM
2 4 (30.77%) Flash
2 4 (30.77%) HTTP
2 4 (30.77%) IIS
2 4 (30.77%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (23.08%) Broadcast Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (23.08%) DVB
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) STB
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (15.38%) Cryptography
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
4 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing

MPEG
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 (30.77%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Quicktime
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
1 4 (30.77%) Multicast
1 4 (30.77%) RTSP
2 3 (23.08%) DVB
3 1 (7.69%) DOCSIS
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Broadcast Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Manual Tester
1 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Network Operator
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Flash
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) Dojo
3 1 (7.69%) FFmpeg
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) IPTV
1 5 (38.46%) Video\Live Streaming
2 4 (30.77%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (15.38%) STB
3 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
4 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) DRM
3 3 (23.08%) Broadcast Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Cryptography
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Physics
5 1 (7.69%) RDF
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
1 2 (15.38%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk