The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
London / City of London
Rank 143 148 185
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +37
Contract jobs citing STB 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.099% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.25% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £390 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1117 1217 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.08% 40.17% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 921 1516
Median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £674 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 29
Median hourly rate £21.75 £19.99 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +24.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

STB
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STB across the City of London region.

STB Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STB across the City of London region.

STB Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing STB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for STB.

1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Ansible
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) HP Storage
3 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Nagios
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) DVB
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (40.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Junior DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) HP Storage
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
1 2 (40.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) VMware