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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 558 547 568
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing STB 52 71 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 55 40
Median daily rate £395 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% +18.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £270 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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
14923 16998 16929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.64% 33.56% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9677 10832 10863
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 724 719
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.51 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -24 33 £413 -17.45% 3
South East +19 15 £348 -2.31% 2
South West - 2 £345 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £425 -
North West +7 1 - -
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.00%) Linux
2 34 (34.00%) Python
3 31 (31.00%) Digital TV
4 30 (30.00%) DVB
4 30 (30.00%) SQL
5 28 (28.00%) JIRA
6 26 (26.00%) Degree
6 26 (26.00%) MPEG
7 24 (24.00%) HTTP
7 24 (24.00%) C
7 24 (24.00%) TDD
8 21 (21.00%) Scrum
8 21 (21.00%) C++
8 21 (21.00%) Git (software)
9 20 (20.00%) HTML
10 19 (19.00%) Node.js
11 18 (18.00%) HTML5
12 16 (16.00%) Video on Demand
13 15 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
13 15 (15.00%) OO
13 15 (15.00%) Unix
14 14 (14.00%) REST
15 13 (13.00%) Software Architecture
15 13 (13.00%) IPTV
15 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
16 12 (12.00%) OOP
16 12 (12.00%) SOA
16 12 (12.00%) Automated Testing

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 10 (10.00%) Confluence
2 5 (5.00%) nginx
2 5 (5.00%) uWSGI
3 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS Office
2 4 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (30.00%) DVB
2 24 (24.00%) HTTP
3 11 (11.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.00%) DNS
4 5 (5.00%) IGMP
4 5 (5.00%) IPv4
4 5 (5.00%) IPv6
5 4 (4.00%) BGP
5 4 (4.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (4.00%) MPLS
5 4 (4.00%) OSPF
5 4 (4.00%) SNMP
5 4 (4.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.00%) ATM
6 3 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.00%) FTP
6 3 (3.00%) ICMP
6 3 (3.00%) Multicast
6 3 (3.00%) RSVP
6 3 (3.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (28.00%) JIRA
2 21 (21.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.00%) Subversion
5 3 (3.00%) Selenium
6 2 (2.00%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.00%) Calabash
7 1 (1.00%) Capybara
7 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.00%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.00%) gulp
General
1 10 (10.00%) Games
2 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.00%) Electronics
3 5 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.00%) Billing
4 2 (2.00%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.00%) French Language
5 1 (1.00%) German Language
5 1 (1.00%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (28.00%) Developer
2 13 (13.00%) Tester
3 12 (12.00%) Python Developer
4 9 (9.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Software Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Manual Tester
6 7 (7.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Django Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.00%) Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Graduate
9 4 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Junior
9 4 (4.00%) Python/Django Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Video On Demand Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Graduate Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.00%) HTML
2 19 (19.00%) Node.js
3 18 (18.00%) HTML5
4 14 (14.00%) REST
5 11 (11.00%) Middleware
6 10 (10.00%) JSON
6 10 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (8.00%) XML
8 6 (6.00%) .NET
8 6 (6.00%) CSS
8 6 (6.00%) RESTful
9 5 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.00%) CSS3
9 5 (5.00%) Django
9 5 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (4.00%) Web Services
11 3 (3.00%) OpenGL
12 2 (2.00%) OAuth
12 2 (2.00%) OpenEmbedded
12 2 (2.00%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.00%) Digital TV
2 26 (26.00%) MPEG
3 16 (16.00%) Video on Demand
4 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
4 13 (13.00%) IPTV
5 12 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (8.00%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (6.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (4.00%) Streaming Video
9 3 (3.00%) Device Driver
10 2 (2.00%) HP Storage
10 2 (2.00%) Interactive TV
10 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
11 1 (1.00%) iDTV
11 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
11 1 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.00%) Linux
2 15 (15.00%) Unix
3 10 (10.00%) Android
4 6 (6.00%) Windows
5 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (4.00%) CentOS
6 4 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.00%) TDD
3 21 (21.00%) Scrum
4 15 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (15.00%) OO
5 13 (13.00%) Software Architecture
6 12 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 12 (12.00%) OOP
6 12 (12.00%) SOA
7 11 (11.00%) Software Engineering
8 10 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 9 (9.00%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (8.00%) Multithreading
11 7 (7.00%) System Testing
11 7 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (6.00%) User Stories
13 5 (5.00%) Code Optimisation
13 5 (5.00%) Incident Management
13 5 (5.00%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.00%) Python
2 30 (30.00%) SQL
3 24 (24.00%) C
4 21 (21.00%) C++
5 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.00%) Perl
7 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.00%) Embedded C++
7 6 (6.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.00%) VBScript
8 5 (5.00%) Embedded C
8 5 (5.00%) Java
8 5 (5.00%) Ruby
9 2 (2.00%) Lua
10 1 (1.00%) ANSI C
10 1 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (26.00%) Degree
2 8 (8.00%) ISEB
2 8 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.00%) CCIP
3 3 (3.00%) CCNA
3 3 (3.00%) CCNP
3 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.00%) Docker
2 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.00%) Nagios
3 2 (2.00%) Ansible
3 2 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (6.00%) VMware
2 4 (4.00%) HP
2 4 (4.00%) Huawei
2 4 (4.00%) Nagra
2 4 (4.00%) SaltStack
3 3 (3.00%) Cisco
3 3 (3.00%) Juniper
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.00%) CA
4 2 (2.00%) Conax
4 2 (2.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.00%) Facebook
4 2 (2.00%) Google
4 2 (2.00%) Intel
4 2 (2.00%) Roku
4 2 (2.00%) Twitter
4 2 (2.00%) Verimatrix
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