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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 148 - 200
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing STB 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% - 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate £350 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.05% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
STB
London

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
1257 1951 2283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.07% 38.76% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1522 1651
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
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 29 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Rally
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) DTV

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Publishing
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Rally