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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 481 498 507
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +9
Contract jobs citing STB 91 55 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 39 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
15918 15223 16407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.97% 31.58% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9801 9549 9682
Average daily rate £415 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 609 805
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +22 46 £394 +8.62% 3
South East +17 24 £375 -18.91%
North West +3 7 £369 -
East of England -16 7 £338 +12.50% 1
South West -24 2 - - 2
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 73 (46.20%) Linux
2 62 (39.24%) DVB
3 61 (38.61%) DTV
4 52 (32.91%) C
5 39 (24.68%) Python
6 37 (23.42%) Software Engineering
7 31 (19.62%) IPTV
8 30 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (18.99%) ClearCase
9 28 (17.72%) POSIX
9 28 (17.72%) JIRA
10 27 (17.09%) UML
11 26 (16.46%) MPEG
11 26 (16.46%) Software Architecture
12 25 (15.82%) UNIX
13 21 (13.29%) Embedded Systems
13 21 (13.29%) Video on Demand
14 20 (12.66%) C++
15 19 (12.03%) ISEB
15 19 (12.03%) Test Scripting
16 18 (11.39%) SQL
17 16 (10.13%) Software Testing
18 14 (8.86%) Ruby
18 14 (8.86%) Degree
18 14 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
18 14 (8.86%) JavaScript
18 14 (8.86%) Perl
19 13 (8.23%) Middleware
19 13 (8.23%) Telecoms
19 13 (8.23%) Test Automation

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 3 (1.90%) Confluence
2 2 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 62 (39.24%) DVB
2 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.43%) UPnP
3 5 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.16%) Broadband
4 4 (2.53%) VLAN
4 4 (2.53%) NAS
4 4 (2.53%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.53%) FTP
4 4 (2.53%) Wireless
4 4 (2.53%) Firewall
5 3 (1.90%) Telnet
5 3 (1.90%) DSL
5 3 (1.90%) HTTP
5 3 (1.90%) DHCP
6 2 (1.27%) Multicast
6 2 (1.27%) DLNA
6 2 (1.27%) WAN
6 2 (1.27%) LAN
6 2 (1.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.43%) MySQL
2 3 (1.90%) MS Access
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (18.99%) ClearCase
2 28 (17.72%) JIRA
3 8 (5.06%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.43%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.43%) Hudson
5 5 (3.16%) Selenium
6 4 (2.53%) Calabash
6 4 (2.53%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.90%) Subversion
7 3 (1.90%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.27%) GDB
8 2 (1.27%) Trac
8 2 (1.27%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.63%) Xcode
9 1 (0.63%) JUnit
9 1 (0.63%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (8.23%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.33%) Electronics
3 7 (4.43%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.90%) Billing
5 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Finance
5 2 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 28 (17.72%) Tester
1 28 (17.72%) Developer
2 24 (15.19%) Software Engineer
3 22 (13.92%) Test Engineer
4 18 (11.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (7.59%) Analyst
6 9 (5.70%) Integration Manager
6 9 (5.70%) Systems Manager
6 9 (5.70%) Systems Integration Manager
6 9 (5.70%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.70%) Software Developer
6 9 (5.70%) Embedded Software Developer
7 8 (5.06%) Python Developer
7 8 (5.06%) Architect
7 8 (5.06%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.06%) Manual Tester
8 7 (4.43%) Junior
8 7 (4.43%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Junior Tester
10 5 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.72%) POSIX
2 13 (8.23%) Middleware
3 10 (6.33%) .NET
4 8 (5.06%) HTML
5 7 (4.43%) CSS
6 4 (2.53%) Android SDK
6 4 (2.53%) HTML5
7 3 (1.90%) XML
7 3 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.90%) CSS3
8 2 (1.27%) Django
8 2 (1.27%) jQuery
8 2 (1.27%) JSON
8 2 (1.27%) Twisted
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.27%) XML-RPC
9 1 (0.63%) Qt
9 1 (0.63%) RESTful
9 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.63%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 61 (38.61%) DTV
2 31 (19.62%) IPTV
3 26 (16.46%) MPEG
4 21 (13.29%) Embedded Systems
4 21 (13.29%) Video on Demand
5 12 (7.59%) Over-the-Top Content
6 9 (5.70%) Streaming Video
6 9 (5.70%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.80%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.16%) User Experience
9 4 (2.53%) Firmware
10 3 (1.90%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.90%) Streaming Media
11 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.63%) VHDL
12 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.63%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 73 (46.20%) Linux
2 25 (15.82%) UNIX
3 10 (6.33%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (5.06%) Windows
5 6 (3.80%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (1.27%) Debian
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.63%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.42%) Software Engineering
2 30 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.09%) UML
4 26 (16.46%) Software Architecture
5 19 (12.03%) Test Scripting
6 16 (10.13%) Software Testing
7 13 (8.23%) Test Automation
7 13 (8.23%) TDD
8 11 (6.96%) Integration Testing
9 9 (5.70%) Test Planning
10 7 (4.43%) Project Management
10 7 (4.43%) DRM
10 7 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.80%) Multithreading
11 6 (3.80%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.80%) Regression Testing
11 6 (3.80%) Scrum
12 5 (3.16%) OOP
12 5 (3.16%) OO
12 5 (3.16%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.91%) C
2 39 (24.68%) Python
3 20 (12.66%) C++
4 18 (11.39%) SQL
5 14 (8.86%) Ruby
5 14 (8.86%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.86%) Perl
6 10 (6.33%) Embedded C
7 9 (5.70%) VB.NET
8 8 (5.06%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.80%) VBScript
10 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.53%) Tcl
10 4 (2.53%) Java
11 3 (1.90%) PHP
11 3 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.27%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.63%) C#
13 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (12.03%) ISEB
2 14 (8.86%) Degree
3 13 (8.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.63%) HNC
5 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) vSphere
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) NDS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.70%) HP
3 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.27%) VMware
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle
4 1 (0.63%) CA
4 1 (0.63%) Sun
4 1 (0.63%) Microgen
4 1 (0.63%) Huawei
4 1 (0.63%) Google
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