The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for UPnP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UPnP over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 646 642
Rank change year-on-year +42 -4  
Contract jobs citing UPnP 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.057% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £550 £345 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.42% -22.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £345 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £345 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +59.42% +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £46.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.25 -

UPnP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3818 5273 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 431 468
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing UPnP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for UPnP in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UPnP in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UPnP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UPnP in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UPnP in the UK

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Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UPnP 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 +38 6 £550 +59.42%
South East +25 3 £550 +59.42%
East of England - 3 £325 -
Brentwood - 3 £325 -
Southampton - 3 £550 -
Hampshire - 3 £550 -
Essex - 3 £325 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing UPnP 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 UPnP.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) STB
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) DVB
4 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) DLNA
4 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (37.50%) HTML5
5 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
5 3 (37.50%) QA
5 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 3 (37.50%) Release Management
5 3 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) VDSL
5 3 (37.50%) Ruby
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Marketing
5 3 (37.50%) DOCSIS
5 3 (37.50%) Digital TV
5 3 (37.50%) IPv4
5 3 (37.50%) IPv6
5 3 (37.50%) Firmware
5 3 (37.50%) Middleware

UPnP
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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DLNA
1 4 (50.00%) DVB
2 3 (37.50%) 802.11
2 3 (37.50%) ADSL
2 3 (37.50%) Bluetooth
2 3 (37.50%) Broadband
2 3 (37.50%) DOCSIS
2 3 (37.50%) IPv4
2 3 (37.50%) IPv6
2 3 (37.50%) VDSL
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (37.50%) JUnit
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Redmine
2 2 (25.00%) Trac
3 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Software Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Architect
2 2 (25.00%) DTV Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Broadcast Architect
3 1 (12.50%) C Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C/C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C/C++ Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
1 3 (37.50%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) STB
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (37.50%) Digital TV
3 3 (37.50%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (37.50%) Network Packet Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
1 5 (62.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware