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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 618 626
Rank change year-on-year +19 +8  
Contract jobs citing MPEG 11 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.061% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.070% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 11
Median daily rate £518 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.85% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £111 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £483 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £355 £240
% change year-on-year +54.92% +47.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.25% -  

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 15673 17924 17489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.27% 33.28% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14462 16463 15481
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £630 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 859 821
Median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.23 £47.77 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
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 3 months to 28 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 +15 11 £518 +47.85% 1
London +3 6 £334 +6.80%
UK excluding London +24 4 £550 +54.92% 1
South East +15 4 £550 +48.14% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) HTTP
3 13 (52.00%) C
3 13 (52.00%) STB
4 11 (44.00%) REST
4 11 (44.00%) C++
5 10 (40.00%) Digital TV
5 10 (40.00%) DVB
6 9 (36.00%) TDD
6 9 (36.00%) Scrum
6 9 (36.00%) HTML
6 9 (36.00%) SQL
6 9 (36.00%) Linux
6 9 (36.00%) NoSQL
7 8 (32.00%) HTML5
7 8 (32.00%) Node.js
7 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (32.00%) SOA
8 7 (28.00%) Finance
8 7 (28.00%) Degree
8 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (28.00%) Marketing
9 6 (24.00%) IPTV
9 6 (24.00%) RTSP
9 6 (24.00%) Software Architecture
9 6 (24.00%) User Stories
9 6 (24.00%) Streaming Video
9 6 (24.00%) DRM
9 6 (24.00%) Continuous Deployment

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 5 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Quicktime
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) HTTP
2 10 (40.00%) DVB
3 6 (24.00%) RTSP
4 5 (20.00%) Multicast
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.00%) DLNA
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) IPv4
6 1 (4.00%) IPv6
6 1 (4.00%) RTP
6 1 (4.00%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
1 7 (28.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Broadcast Architect
4 1 (4.00%) C Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (4.00%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded C Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) SaaS Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) REST
2 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 8 (32.00%) HTML5
3 8 (32.00%) Node.js
4 5 (20.00%) Flash
5 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 1 (4.00%) .NET
6 1 (4.00%) Ajax
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (4.00%) FFmpeg
6 1 (4.00%) GStreamer
6 1 (4.00%) jQuery
6 1 (4.00%) JSON
6 1 (4.00%) Middleware
6 1 (4.00%) RESTful
6 1 (4.00%) Sensu
6 1 (4.00%) Spring
6 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) STB
2 10 (40.00%) Digital TV
3 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (24.00%) IPTV
4 6 (24.00%) Streaming Video
5 4 (16.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (12.00%) Video on Demand
7 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (4.00%) Clustering
7 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) Android
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) CentOS
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) uClinux
5 1 (4.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Scrum
2 9 (36.00%) TDD
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (32.00%) SOA
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (24.00%) DRM
4 6 (24.00%) Software Architecture
4 6 (24.00%) User Stories
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Broadcast Engineering
7 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Kanban
8 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) C
2 11 (44.00%) C++
3 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.00%) HND
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Splunk
2 2 (8.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (4.00%) Brightcove
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle