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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
UK
Rank 583 608 612
Rank change year-on-year +25 +4  
Contract jobs citing MPEG 13 34 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.064% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.090% 0.21% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 7
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £278 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £535 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £325 £333
% change year-on-year +7.30% -2.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.55% -27.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +46.55% -27.50%  

MPEG 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 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +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 £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

MPEG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPEG in the UK

MPEG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPEG in the UK

MPEG
Top 8 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 3 months to 24 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 +13 13 £350 -12.50% 4
South East +17 6 £349 -5.10% 1
London +22 5 £481 +6.94% 2
North West +30 2 - - 1
Hampshire +3 2 £343 -6.80% 1
Middlesex - 2 £349 -
Berkshire +24 1 - -
City of London +5 1 £550 +83.33%

MPEG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 23 (67.65%) HTTP
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (58.82%) TDD
3 20 (58.82%) Scrum
3 20 (58.82%) HTML
3 20 (58.82%) NoSQL
4 19 (55.88%) C
4 19 (55.88%) STB
5 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (50.00%) SQL
7 15 (44.12%) C++
7 15 (44.12%) Automated Testing
8 14 (41.18%) Digital TV
8 14 (41.18%) DVB
9 13 (38.24%) SOA
9 13 (38.24%) Node.js
9 13 (38.24%) REST
9 13 (38.24%) Git (software)
9 13 (38.24%) HTML5
10 11 (32.35%) Linux
10 11 (32.35%) Java
11 10 (29.41%) Android
12 9 (26.47%) Software Architecture
12 9 (26.47%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (23.53%) GStreamer
13 8 (23.53%) Apple iOS
13 8 (23.53%) Brightcove
13 8 (23.53%) FFmpeg
13 8 (23.53%) RTSP
13 8 (23.53%) RTP

MPEG
Top Related 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 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (20.59%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) HTTP
2 14 (41.18%) DVB
3 8 (23.53%) RTP
3 8 (23.53%) RTSP
4 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.88%) Internet
5 2 (5.88%) IPv4
5 2 (5.88%) IPv6
5 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.94%) BGP
6 1 (2.94%) DLNA
6 1 (2.94%) DNS
6 1 (2.94%) MQTT
6 1 (2.94%) SSL
6 1 (2.94%) STUN
6 1 (2.94%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (58.82%) NoSQL
2 7 (20.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Games
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Java Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Senior Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Manual Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Embedded Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) IP Design Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) HTML
2 13 (38.24%) HTML5
2 13 (38.24%) Node.js
2 13 (38.24%) REST
3 8 (23.53%) FFmpeg
3 8 (23.53%) GStreamer
4 7 (20.59%) Ajax
4 7 (20.59%) CSS
4 7 (20.59%) jQuery
4 7 (20.59%) RESTful
4 7 (20.59%) Spring
5 4 (11.76%) .NET
6 1 (2.94%) JSON
6 1 (2.94%) Kafka
6 1 (2.94%) Middleware
6 1 (2.94%) POSIX
6 1 (2.94%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (2.94%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (55.88%) STB
2 14 (41.18%) Digital TV
3 8 (23.53%) Streaming Video
4 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
4 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.94%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) IPTV
5 1 (2.94%) PKI
5 1 (2.94%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 10 (29.41%) Android
3 8 (23.53%) Apple iOS
4 7 (20.59%) Unix
5 4 (11.76%) CentOS
5 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Scrum
2 20 (58.82%) TDD
3 18 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (44.12%) Automated Testing
5 13 (38.24%) SOA
6 9 (26.47%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (26.47%) Software Architecture
7 7 (20.59%) Kanban
7 7 (20.59%) Pair Programming
7 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
7 7 (20.59%) User Stories
8 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
11 2 (5.88%) Broadcast Engineering
11 2 (5.88%) DevOps
11 2 (5.88%) Load Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) C++
4 11 (32.35%) Java
5 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 7 (20.59%) Python
6 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
6 4 (11.76%) Perl
6 4 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 4 (11.76%) VBScript
7 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
8 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) ISEB
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.88%) CCIE
3 2 (5.88%) CCNA
3 2 (5.88%) CCNP
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.88%) HND
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
1 4 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Brightcove
2 4 (11.76%) SaltStack
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
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