Period
to 12 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Over-the-Top Content in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Over-the-Top Content over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 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.

Over-the-Top Media Services (OTT)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 832 865
Rank change year-on-year +77 +33 -37
Contract jobs citing Over-the-Top Content 142 66 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.064% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 53 26
UK median daily rate £498 £488 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.05% +17.12% -12.37%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £334
90th Percentile £575 £635 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Over-the-Top Content 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 34,816 34,745 34,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.06% 33.62% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,964 23,064 22,260
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,010 1,212
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%

Over-the-Top Content
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Over-the-Top Content as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Over-the-Top Content in the UK

Over-the-Top Content
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Over-the-Top Content in the UK

Over-the-Top Content
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Over-the-Top Content over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Over-the-Top Content in the UK

Over-the-Top Content
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Over-the-Top Content in the UK

Over-the-Top Content
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 Over-the-Top Content within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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 +86 141 £500 +2.56% 24
London +58 120 £500 +2.56% 22
UK excluding London - 22 £460 - 4
East of England - 17 £423 -
North of England - 2 £498 -
South East - 2 £563 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £498 -
Wales - 1 £438 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Over-the-Top Content also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Over-the-Top Content.

1 86 (60.56%) Video on Demand
2 84 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (31.69%) User Experience
4 38 (26.76%) Video\Live Streaming
5 37 (26.06%) Scrum
6 28 (19.72%) Kanban
7 27 (19.01%) Linux
8 26 (18.31%) TDD
9 25 (17.61%) JavaScript
10 24 (16.90%) Git (software)
10 24 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
11 23 (16.20%) JIRA
12 22 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (14.79%) React
14 20 (14.08%) CircleCI
14 20 (14.08%) QA
15 19 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (13.38%) Unix
15 19 (13.38%) Acceptance Criteria
16 18 (12.68%) Analytics
16 18 (12.68%) Software Engineering
17 17 (11.97%) BDD
18 15 (10.56%) Node.js
19 14 (9.86%) Mocha
19 14 (9.86%) Android
19 14 (9.86%) Project Management
19 14 (9.86%) CSS
19 14 (9.86%) Docker
20 13 (9.15%) Mobile App
20 13 (9.15%) Adobe

Over-the-Top Content
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 12 (8.45%) Confluence
2 2 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) InVision
2 2 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.63%) Adobe Analytics
2 8 (5.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.93%) BrowserStack
4 5 (3.52%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.52%) GitHub
4 5 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.82%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.11%) Akamai
6 3 (2.11%) PaaS
6 3 (2.11%) Serverless
6 3 (2.11%) Slack
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.70%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.70%) Route 53
7 1 (0.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.34%) Firewall
2 8 (5.63%) HTTP
3 6 (4.23%) DNS
3 6 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.23%) VPN
4 4 (2.82%) DVB
5 3 (2.11%) MPLS
5 3 (2.11%) SDH
5 3 (2.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.70%) Broadband
6 1 (0.70%) HbbTV
6 1 (0.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) NoSQL
1 7 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.41%) MySQL
4 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (16.90%) Git (software)
2 23 (16.20%) JIRA
3 20 (14.08%) CircleCI
4 14 (9.86%) Mocha
5 7 (4.93%) Appium
6 6 (4.23%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.52%) CocoaPods
7 5 (3.52%) fastlane
7 5 (3.52%) Selenium
7 5 (3.52%) Travis CI
8 4 (2.82%) Babel
8 4 (2.82%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.82%) Gradle
8 4 (2.82%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.82%) Subversion
9 3 (2.11%) JUnit
9 3 (2.11%) Mockito
9 3 (2.11%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.70%) Maven
General
1 13 (9.15%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.45%) Billing
3 9 (6.34%) Games
4 8 (5.63%) Advertising
4 8 (5.63%) Finance
5 6 (4.23%) Marketing
6 4 (2.82%) Publishing
7 2 (1.41%) Legal
7 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (23.24%) Developer
2 26 (18.31%) Project Manager
3 16 (11.27%) Analyst
3 16 (11.27%) React Developer
4 15 (10.56%) Technical Manager
5 14 (9.86%) Technical Project Manager
6 10 (7.04%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (5.63%) Product Owner
7 8 (5.63%) Senior Manager
8 7 (4.93%) Designer
9 6 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Agile Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Digital Project Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Analytics Manager
11 4 (2.82%) Service Design Manager
11 4 (2.82%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.79%) React
2 15 (10.56%) Node.js
3 14 (9.86%) CSS
4 13 (9.15%) REST
5 10 (7.04%) Jest
6 9 (6.34%) HTML
7 8 (5.63%) Web Services
7 8 (5.63%) XML
8 7 (4.93%) HTML5
8 7 (4.93%) JSON
8 7 (4.93%) LAMP
8 7 (4.93%) RESTful
9 6 (4.23%) Redux
10 5 (3.52%) AVFoundation
10 5 (3.52%) Core Data
10 5 (3.52%) iOS SDK
10 5 (3.52%) RxCocoa
10 5 (3.52%) RxSwift
10 5 (3.52%) Sass
10 5 (3.52%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 86 (60.56%) Video on Demand
2 45 (31.69%) User Experience
3 38 (26.76%) Video\Live Streaming
4 22 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (9.15%) Mobile App
6 12 (8.45%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (7.75%) Digital Media
8 9 (6.34%) IPTV
8 9 (6.34%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (4.93%) Apple TV
9 7 (4.93%) STB
10 5 (3.52%) iPad
10 5 (3.52%) iPhone
11 3 (2.11%) Digital TV
11 3 (2.11%) Media Streaming
11 3 (2.11%) Xbox
12 2 (1.41%) Animation
12 2 (1.41%) MPEG
12 2 (1.41%) New Media
13 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.01%) Linux
2 19 (13.38%) Unix
3 14 (9.86%) Android
4 12 (8.45%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.52%) tvOS
6 5 (3.52%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.82%) Android TV
8 1 (0.70%) CentOS
8 1 (0.70%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.06%) Scrum
3 28 (19.72%) Kanban
4 26 (18.31%) TDD
5 19 (13.38%) Acceptance Criteria
5 19 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (12.68%) Analytics
6 18 (12.68%) Software Engineering
7 17 (11.97%) BDD
8 14 (9.86%) Project Management
9 12 (8.45%) Pair Programming
10 11 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.75%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.04%) User Stories
12 9 (6.34%) OO
13 8 (5.63%) High Availability
13 8 (5.63%) Market Research
13 8 (5.63%) Microservices
13 8 (5.63%) Wireframes
13 8 (5.63%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.61%) JavaScript
2 12 (8.45%) Java
3 9 (6.34%) SQL
4 8 (5.63%) Python
5 6 (4.23%) Go
5 6 (4.23%) PHP
6 5 (3.52%) Apple Swift
6 5 (3.52%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.82%) C#
7 4 (2.82%) Java 8
7 4 (2.82%) R
8 3 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.11%) Clojure
8 3 (2.11%) Groovy
8 3 (2.11%) Jython
8 3 (2.11%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.11%) Scala
9 2 (1.41%) C
9 2 (1.41%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Degree
2 3 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.11%) ISEB
2 3 (2.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.11%) PMP
3 1 (0.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.08%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (9.86%) Docker
2 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 6 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (5.63%) Single Sign-On
1 8 (5.63%) Terraform
2 5 (3.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (9.15%) Adobe
2 7 (4.93%) Apple
2 7 (4.93%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.52%) Omniture
3 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.11%) Brightcove
4 3 (2.11%) Google
4 3 (2.11%) Splunk
4 3 (2.11%) Tableau
4 3 (2.11%) Tektronix
5 2 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.41%) Zend
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.70%) Nokia
6 1 (0.70%) PayPal
6 1 (0.70%) Samsung
6 1 (0.70%) SAP
6 1 (0.70%) Sony