The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 549 563 531
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing STB 63 50 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.097% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.30% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 46
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £273 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £586 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £354
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
STB
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16654 16562 16606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.59% 32.16% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10975 10192 10281
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 629 726
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.90 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -7.23%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in England

STB
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in England

STB
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB across the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

STB Daily Rate Histogram in England

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in England

STB
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -5 48 £400 -25.92% 4
South East -13 12 £340 -12.94% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 2
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for STB.

1 104 (62.28%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (43.11%) C
3 60 (35.93%) DVB
3 60 (35.93%) TDD
4 57 (34.13%) Scrum
5 55 (32.93%) C++
6 51 (30.54%) DTV
7 50 (29.94%) Linux
8 47 (28.14%) Git (software)
9 41 (24.55%) HTML
10 40 (23.95%) HTTP
11 39 (23.35%) NoSQL
12 38 (22.75%) User Stories
13 37 (22.16%) HTML5
13 37 (22.16%) Multithreading
14 35 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (20.96%) MPEG
15 34 (20.36%) JavaScript
15 34 (20.36%) JIRA
16 33 (19.76%) Software Architecture
16 33 (19.76%) Functional Testing
17 32 (19.16%) Node.js
17 32 (19.16%) Embedded Systems
17 32 (19.16%) IPTV
17 32 (19.16%) SQL
18 29 (17.37%) Telecoms
19 28 (16.77%) Unix
19 28 (16.77%) Python
20 27 (16.17%) Java
21 23 (13.77%) SOA

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 32 (19.16%) Node.js
2 17 (10.18%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.99%) Jetty
4 5 (2.99%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.99%) Smallworld
5 4 (2.40%) nginx
5 4 (2.40%) uWSGI
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.59%) MS Office
3 5 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.59%) GitHub
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (35.93%) DVB
2 40 (23.95%) HTTP
3 8 (4.79%) Wireshark
4 6 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.99%) Bluetooth
5 5 (2.99%) Network Security
6 3 (1.80%) Wireless
7 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.60%) ADSL
8 1 (0.60%) Broadband
8 1 (0.60%) DHCP
8 1 (0.60%) FTP
8 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.60%) Internet
8 1 (0.60%) NAS
8 1 (0.60%) SSL
8 1 (0.60%) Telnet
8 1 (0.60%) UPnP
8 1 (0.60%) VDSL
8 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.35%) NoSQL
2 17 (10.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (10.18%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.99%) MySQL
4 5 (2.99%) DB2
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (28.14%) Git (software)
2 34 (20.36%) JIRA
3 16 (9.58%) Subversion
4 10 (5.99%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.39%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.59%) gulp
7 5 (2.99%) Bugzilla
7 5 (2.99%) Jasmine
7 5 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (2.99%) Protractor
8 4 (2.40%) Selenium
9 3 (1.80%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.80%) JUnit
10 1 (0.60%) Ant
10 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.60%) Maven
10 1 (0.60%) Redmine
10 1 (0.60%) Trac
General
1 29 (17.37%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.80%) Publishing
3 2 (1.20%) Finance
3 2 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (0.60%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (40.12%) Developer
2 28 (16.77%) Embedded Engineer
3 21 (12.57%) Agile Developer
4 18 (10.78%) Java Developer
4 18 (10.78%) Software Engineer
4 18 (10.78%) Test Engineer
5 17 (10.18%) Agile Java Developer
6 14 (8.38%) JavaScript Developer
7 13 (7.78%) Embedded C Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) Middleware Engineer
8 12 (7.19%) Tester
9 11 (6.59%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.39%) C++ Developer
11 8 (4.79%) HTML Developer
11 8 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (4.19%) C Developer
12 7 (4.19%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 7 (4.19%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
12 7 (4.19%) Real Time Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.55%) HTML
2 37 (22.16%) HTML5
3 23 (13.77%) REST
4 22 (13.17%) Middleware
5 18 (10.78%) Spring
6 15 (8.98%) RESTful
7 14 (8.38%) CSS
8 13 (7.78%) JSON
9 12 (7.19%) Flash
10 11 (6.59%) Qt
11 10 (5.99%) AngularJS
12 9 (5.39%) CSS3
12 9 (5.39%) OpenGL
13 8 (4.79%) .NET
14 7 (4.19%) Web Services
14 7 (4.19%) XML
15 6 (3.59%) XSD
16 5 (2.99%) Sass
17 4 (2.40%) Django
17 4 (2.40%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 51 (30.54%) DTV
2 35 (20.96%) MPEG
3 32 (19.16%) Embedded Systems
3 32 (19.16%) IPTV
4 21 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (11.38%) Over-the-Top Content
6 18 (10.78%) Computer Science
7 16 (9.58%) Device Driver
8 13 (7.78%) User Experience
9 8 (4.79%) Interactive TV
9 8 (4.79%) Video on Demand
10 6 (3.59%) BBC
10 6 (3.59%) Fat Client
10 6 (3.59%) Thin Client
11 5 (2.99%) Algorithms
11 5 (2.99%) Data Structures
11 5 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (2.99%) iDTV
11 5 (2.99%) Private Cloud
11 5 (2.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.94%) Linux
2 28 (16.77%) Unix
3 12 (7.19%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (6.59%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.60%) pSOS
5 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (62.28%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (35.93%) TDD
3 57 (34.13%) Scrum
4 38 (22.75%) User Stories
5 37 (22.16%) Multithreading
6 35 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (19.76%) Functional Testing
7 33 (19.76%) Software Architecture
8 23 (13.77%) Pair Programming
8 23 (13.77%) SOA
9 20 (11.98%) OO
10 17 (10.18%) Software Engineering
11 16 (9.58%) Test Scripting
12 13 (7.78%) API Testing
13 12 (7.19%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (5.99%) API Development
16 9 (5.39%) Defect Management
16 9 (5.39%) Test Automation
17 8 (4.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (43.11%) C
2 55 (32.93%) C++
3 34 (20.36%) JavaScript
4 32 (19.16%) SQL
5 28 (16.77%) Python
6 27 (16.17%) Java
7 22 (13.17%) Embedded C
8 16 (9.58%) Embedded C++
9 15 (8.98%) Ruby
10 8 (4.79%) ActionScript
10 8 (4.79%) Perl
11 7 (4.19%) VB.NET
12 6 (3.59%) ANSI C
12 6 (3.59%) VBScript
13 5 (2.99%) ActionScript 2.0
13 5 (2.99%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (1.20%) PHP
15 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.98%) Degree
2 4 (2.40%) ISEB
2 4 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (3.59%) LXC
2 5 (2.99%) Docker
2 5 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (5.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.99%) EMC
3 7 (4.19%) HP
4 6 (3.59%) Ericsson
4 6 (3.59%) OpenTV
4 6 (3.59%) VMware
5 5 (2.99%) Arqiva
5 5 (2.99%) BT
5 5 (2.99%) NetApp
5 5 (2.99%) Oracle
5 5 (2.99%) Virgin Media
6 3 (1.80%) Adobe
6 3 (1.80%) Google
6 3 (1.80%) Rally
7 1 (0.60%) Huawei
7 1 (0.60%) Nokia
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 12 days ago