The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 206 194 217
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Contract jobs citing STB 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.062% 0.048% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £450 £246 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.74% -25.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £153 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £339 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2104 1962 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.60% 31.48% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1453 2002
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 81
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
STB
London

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

STB Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STB.

1 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) OOP
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
3 4 (36.36%) Video on Demand
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Twisted
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Qt
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
4 3 (27.27%) OpenGL
4 3 (27.27%) XML-RPC
4 3 (27.27%) DTV
5 2 (18.18%) HTTP
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Hudson
6 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) Microgen

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Hudson
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) Calabash
1 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Python Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Twisted
1 3 (27.27%) Qt
1 3 (27.27%) OpenGL
1 3 (27.27%) XML-RPC
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) MHP
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Video on Demand
2 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) DTV
3 1 (9.09%) MHEG
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) OOP
2 4 (36.36%) OO
2 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) ATDD
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) DRM
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microgen
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Sun
1 1 (9.09%) CA