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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 530 506 488
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -18
Contract jobs citing STB 53 60 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 13
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£400 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £166 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £464 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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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
16026 15873 14143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.03% 32.19% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10025 10012 8555
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 635 610
Average hourly rate £18.24 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.04% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 36 £473 +26.00%
South East -19 14 £390 +7.58% 3
East of England +6 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
STB
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STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 34 (35.05%) HTML
1 34 (35.05%) IPTV
2 32 (32.99%) Linux
3 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (26.80%) Software Engineering
4 26 (26.80%) HTML5
5 25 (25.77%) DTV
5 25 (25.77%) SQL
6 22 (22.68%) JavaScript
7 20 (20.62%) DVB
7 20 (20.62%) Telecoms
8 19 (19.59%) Apple iOS
8 19 (19.59%) Android
9 18 (18.56%) Games
9 18 (18.56%) C++
10 17 (17.53%) MPEG
10 17 (17.53%) JIRA
10 17 (17.53%) Video on Demand
11 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
11 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
12 15 (15.46%) Streaming Video
13 14 (14.43%) C
13 14 (14.43%) MySQL
13 14 (14.43%) OO
13 14 (14.43%) Over-the-Top Content
14 13 (13.40%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (13.40%) Test Scripting
14 13 (13.40%) Python
14 13 (13.40%) MS Office
14 13 (13.40%) HP

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.12%) Node.js
2 3 (3.09%) Confluence
3 2 (2.06%) CMS
3 2 (2.06%) JBoss
3 2 (2.06%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.40%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) Mingle
4 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Misys Midas
1 4 (4.12%) Kondor+
1 4 (4.12%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.62%) DVB
2 10 (10.31%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.22%) HTTP
4 6 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (6.19%) Bluetooth
5 4 (4.12%) DOCSIS
5 4 (4.12%) VLAN
5 4 (4.12%) ISDN
5 4 (4.12%) LAN
5 4 (4.12%) PABX
6 2 (2.06%) Telnet
6 2 (2.06%) SSH
6 2 (2.06%) MPLS
6 2 (2.06%) OSPF
6 2 (2.06%) BGP
6 2 (2.06%) Broadband
6 2 (2.06%) RIP
6 2 (2.06%) SNMP
6 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) MySQL
2 4 (4.12%) MS Access
2 4 (4.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (17.53%) JIRA
2 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.09%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.06%) Subversion
4 2 (2.06%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.03%) Trac
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
5 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.03%) JUnit
General
1 20 (20.62%) Telecoms
2 18 (18.56%) Games
3 3 (3.09%) Marketing
4 2 (2.06%) Finance
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) German Language
5 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (25.77%) Developer
2 18 (18.56%) Tester
3 14 (14.43%) Software Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Manual Tester
5 9 (9.28%) Junior Tester
5 9 (9.28%) Junior
6 8 (8.25%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) UI Programmer
8 6 (6.19%) UI Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.09%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.05%) HTML
2 26 (26.80%) HTML5
3 11 (11.34%) CSS
4 9 (9.28%) .NET
5 8 (8.25%) OpenGL
6 6 (6.19%) Qt
7 4 (4.12%) CSS3
7 4 (4.12%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.09%) Qt Quick
8 3 (3.09%) QML
8 3 (3.09%) Django
8 3 (3.09%) GStreamer
8 3 (3.09%) Middleware
8 3 (3.09%) Ajax
9 2 (2.06%) POSIX
9 2 (2.06%) Silverlight
9 2 (2.06%) Express
10 1 (1.03%) React
10 1 (1.03%) JSON
10 1 (1.03%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 34 (35.05%) IPTV
2 25 (25.77%) DTV
3 17 (17.53%) MPEG
3 17 (17.53%) Video on Demand
4 15 (15.46%) Streaming Video
5 14 (14.43%) Over-the-Top Content
6 10 (10.31%) Xbox
6 10 (10.31%) Chromecast
6 10 (10.31%) Apple TV
6 10 (10.31%) PlayStation
7 6 (6.19%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (4.12%) Device Driver
8 4 (4.12%) iSeries
9 2 (2.06%) SWIFT
9 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.03%) New Media
10 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.99%) Linux
2 19 (19.59%) Apple iOS
2 19 (19.59%) Android
3 11 (11.34%) UNIX
3 11 (11.34%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.12%) Windows
4 4 (4.12%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) CentOS
5 1 (1.03%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.80%) Software Engineering
3 14 (14.43%) OO
4 13 (13.40%) Test Scripting
5 12 (12.37%) Regression Testing
5 12 (12.37%) Test Planning
6 11 (11.34%) Test Automation
7 10 (10.31%) Software Testing
8 8 (8.25%) Software Architecture
9 7 (7.22%) Software Delivery
10 6 (6.19%) TDD
10 6 (6.19%) OOP
10 6 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.19%) Open Source
11 5 (5.15%) BDD
11 5 (5.15%) DRM
12 4 (4.12%) Scrum
12 4 (4.12%) Data Management
12 4 (4.12%) Network Management
12 4 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.77%) SQL
2 22 (22.68%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.56%) C++
4 14 (14.43%) C
5 13 (13.40%) Python
6 9 (9.28%) VBScript
6 9 (9.28%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.15%) Java
7 5 (5.15%) Embedded C
8 4 (4.12%) PHP
8 4 (4.12%) VBA
9 3 (3.09%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.03%) BrightScript
10 1 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (1.03%) C#
10 1 (1.03%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 11 (11.34%) ISEB
2 7 (7.22%) Degree
3 6 (6.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) Nagios
2 2 (2.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.40%) HP
3 12 (12.37%) Apple
3 12 (12.37%) Roku
4 7 (7.22%) Cisco
4 7 (7.22%) VMware
5 4 (4.12%) Citrix
5 4 (4.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (4.12%) Reuters
6 2 (2.06%) Adobe
6 2 (2.06%) Tektronix
6 2 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.03%) Broadcom
7 1 (1.03%) Facebook
7 1 (1.03%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
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