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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 536 496 507
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +11
Contract jobs citing STB 54 90 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.54% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 69 37
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£383 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.00%
STB
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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
17200 16582 15837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.43% 32.80% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10989 10105 9794
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 698 643
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -1 36 £500 +25.00% 8
South East -37 12 £349 -6.93%
Yorkshire -28 4 £310 -6.41%
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.61%) Linux
3 31 (28.44%) UNIX
4 28 (25.69%) DVB
5 25 (22.94%) IPTV
5 25 (22.94%) DTV
6 24 (22.02%) Telecoms
6 24 (22.02%) Software Engineering
7 23 (21.10%) HTML
7 23 (21.10%) SQL
8 22 (20.18%) Streaming Video
9 21 (19.27%) C
9 21 (19.27%) HTML5
10 20 (18.35%) Java
11 19 (17.43%) Games
12 18 (16.51%) Embedded Linux
12 18 (16.51%) JIRA
13 17 (15.60%) TDD
13 17 (15.60%) Scrum
14 16 (14.68%) Multithreading
14 16 (14.68%) Android
14 16 (14.68%) Apple iOS
14 16 (14.68%) Over-the-Top Content
15 15 (13.76%) Embedded Systems
15 15 (13.76%) MPEG
16 14 (12.84%) Pair Programming
16 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
17 13 (11.93%) Apache Cassandra
17 13 (11.93%) NoSQL
17 13 (11.93%) Concurrent Programming

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (10.09%) Tomcat
1 11 (10.09%) Jetty
2 5 (4.59%) Confluence
3 4 (3.67%) Apache
4 3 (2.75%) Node.js
5 2 (1.83%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (11.01%) MS Office
1 12 (11.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Kondor+
1 4 (3.67%) Misys Midas
1 4 (3.67%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.69%) DVB
2 8 (7.34%) UPnP
3 7 (6.42%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.59%) LDAP
5 4 (3.67%) Broadband
5 4 (3.67%) ISDN
5 4 (3.67%) LAN
5 4 (3.67%) HTTP
5 4 (3.67%) PABX
6 3 (2.75%) VLAN
7 2 (1.83%) SSH
7 2 (1.83%) RIP
7 2 (1.83%) SNMP
7 2 (1.83%) Telnet
7 2 (1.83%) VPN
7 2 (1.83%) Internet
7 2 (1.83%) MPLS
7 2 (1.83%) OSPF
7 2 (1.83%) BGP
7 2 (1.83%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) Apache Cassandra
1 13 (11.93%) NoSQL
2 12 (11.01%) MySQL
3 4 (3.67%) MS Access
3 4 (3.67%) QlikView
4 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (16.51%) JIRA
2 7 (6.42%) ClearCase
2 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.67%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.83%) Valgrind
5 2 (1.83%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.83%) Redmine
6 1 (0.92%) Fiddler
General
1 24 (22.02%) Telecoms
2 19 (17.43%) Games
3 3 (2.75%) Marketing
3 3 (2.75%) Electronics
4 2 (1.83%) German Language
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Finance
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Developer
2 16 (14.68%) Software Engineer
3 14 (12.84%) Tester
4 13 (11.93%) Architect
4 13 (11.93%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.34%) Manual Tester
5 8 (7.34%) Junior
5 8 (7.34%) Junior Tester
6 7 (6.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Release Manager
8 5 (4.59%) Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.59%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.75%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.10%) HTML
2 21 (19.27%) HTML5
3 11 (10.09%) Spring
4 8 (7.34%) .NET
5 7 (6.42%) CSS
5 7 (6.42%) Qt
6 6 (5.50%) QML
7 5 (4.59%) GStreamer
7 5 (4.59%) OpenGL
8 4 (3.67%) Middleware
8 4 (3.67%) Web Services
9 3 (2.75%) Ajax
9 3 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.75%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.75%) Qt Quick
10 2 (1.83%) Express
10 2 (1.83%) OpenGL ES
10 2 (1.83%) WebKit
10 2 (1.83%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.83%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.94%) DTV
1 25 (22.94%) IPTV
2 22 (20.18%) Streaming Video
3 16 (14.68%) Over-the-Top Content
4 15 (13.76%) Embedded Systems
4 15 (13.76%) MPEG
5 12 (11.01%) Video on Demand
6 9 (8.26%) Xbox
6 9 (8.26%) Chromecast
6 9 (8.26%) Apple TV
6 9 (8.26%) PlayStation
7 4 (3.67%) iSeries
8 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.75%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.83%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.83%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (37.61%) Linux
2 31 (28.44%) UNIX
3 18 (16.51%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (14.68%) Android
4 16 (14.68%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.59%) Windows
6 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.83%) CentOS
8 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.92%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.02%) Software Engineering
3 17 (15.60%) TDD
3 17 (15.60%) Scrum
4 16 (14.68%) Multithreading
5 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
5 14 (12.84%) Pair Programming
6 13 (11.93%) Concurrent Programming
7 11 (10.09%) Regression Testing
8 10 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.26%) Open Source
9 9 (8.26%) DRM
9 9 (8.26%) Software Testing
10 8 (7.34%) Test Planning
10 8 (7.34%) Software Delivery
11 6 (5.50%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.50%) Software Architecture
12 5 (4.59%) Test Scripting
12 5 (4.59%) Release Management
12 5 (4.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.10%) SQL
2 21 (19.27%) C
3 20 (18.35%) Java
4 13 (11.93%) Python
5 11 (10.09%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.09%) C++
6 8 (7.34%) VBScript
6 8 (7.34%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.50%) Embedded C
8 5 (4.59%) Ruby
8 5 (4.59%) PHP
9 4 (3.67%) VBA
9 4 (3.67%) Perl
10 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.75%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.83%) Lua
12 1 (0.92%) BrightScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) ISEB
1 8 (7.34%) ISTQB
1 8 (7.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (3.67%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) RHCE
3 1 (0.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.59%) Puppet
2 5 (4.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.09%) Apple
2 11 (10.09%) Roku
3 10 (9.17%) VMware
3 10 (9.17%) HP
4 8 (7.34%) Cisco
5 5 (4.59%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.67%) Reuters
6 4 (3.67%) Citrix
6 4 (3.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (2.75%) CA
8 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.83%) Oracle
8 2 (1.83%) Adobe
8 2 (1.83%) Google
8 2 (1.83%) Tandberg
8 2 (1.83%) Tektronix
8 2 (1.83%) Broadcom