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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 481 499 509
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Contract jobs citing STB 88 55 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.43% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 40 43
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£375 £356 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £197 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £365
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
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
13265 12803 13593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.07% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8040 7974 8054
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 555 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.11 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +13 42 £400 +6.66% 5
South East +14 22 £375 +15.38% 1
East of England -18 8 £338 -10.00% 6
STB
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STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 70 (46.98%) Linux
2 57 (38.26%) DVB
3 56 (37.58%) DTV
4 46 (30.87%) C
5 37 (24.83%) Python
6 35 (23.49%) Software Engineering
7 32 (21.48%) JIRA
8 28 (18.79%) UNIX
9 27 (18.12%) ClearCase
9 27 (18.12%) IPTV
10 26 (17.45%) MPEG
11 25 (16.78%) POSIX
12 24 (16.11%) UML
12 24 (16.11%) Software Architecture
13 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (14.09%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (13.42%) ISEB
15 19 (12.75%) SQL
16 18 (12.08%) Software Testing
16 18 (12.08%) Test Scripting
17 17 (11.41%) C++
17 17 (11.41%) Ruby
18 16 (10.74%) Perl
18 16 (10.74%) TDD
18 16 (10.74%) Video on Demand
19 14 (9.40%) Degree
19 14 (9.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 13 (8.72%) Microsoft
20 13 (8.72%) Middleware
20 13 (8.72%) Git (software)

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (2.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.01%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.34%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 57 (38.26%) DVB
2 8 (5.37%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.70%) Broadband
4 6 (4.03%) FTP
4 6 (4.03%) HTTP
4 6 (4.03%) Firewall
4 6 (4.03%) Wireless
4 6 (4.03%) NAS
5 5 (3.36%) Telnet
5 5 (3.36%) UPnP
5 5 (3.36%) DHCP
6 4 (2.68%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.68%) VLAN
6 4 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.34%) LAN
7 2 (1.34%) WAN
7 2 (1.34%) DSL
7 2 (1.34%) LDAP
7 2 (1.34%) Multicast
8 1 (0.67%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) MySQL
2 5 (3.36%) MS Access
3 1 (0.67%) SQLite
3 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (21.48%) JIRA
2 27 (18.12%) ClearCase
3 13 (8.72%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.38%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.04%) Hudson
6 6 (4.03%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.03%) Calabash
6 6 (4.03%) Selenium
7 5 (3.36%) Subversion
7 5 (3.36%) Trac
8 3 (2.01%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.01%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.34%) Xcode
9 2 (1.34%) JUnit
9 2 (1.34%) GDB
9 2 (1.34%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.67%) Redmine
General
1 12 (8.05%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.04%) Electronics
3 4 (2.68%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.01%) Billing
4 3 (2.01%) Advertising
5 2 (1.34%) Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Finance
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) Tester
2 26 (17.45%) Developer
3 23 (15.44%) Test Engineer
3 23 (15.44%) Software Engineer
4 16 (10.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (8.05%) Analyst
6 9 (6.04%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.37%) Integration Manager
7 8 (5.37%) Systems Manager
7 8 (5.37%) Systems Integration Manager
8 7 (4.70%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.70%) Embedded Software Developer
9 6 (4.03%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) Junior
9 6 (4.03%) Manual Tester
10 5 (3.36%) Architect
10 5 (3.36%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.36%) Python Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Junior Tester
11 4 (2.68%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.78%) POSIX
2 13 (8.72%) Middleware
3 11 (7.38%) .NET
4 6 (4.03%) HTML
5 5 (3.36%) Android SDK
6 4 (2.68%) CSS
7 3 (2.01%) XML
7 3 (2.01%) JSON
7 3 (2.01%) Qt
7 3 (2.01%) HTML5
7 3 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.34%) Twisted
8 2 (1.34%) RESTful
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.34%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.34%) XML-RPC
8 2 (1.34%) WebKit
9 1 (0.67%) MHP
9 1 (0.67%) REST
9 1 (0.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 56 (37.58%) DTV
2 27 (18.12%) IPTV
3 26 (17.45%) MPEG
4 21 (14.09%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (10.74%) Video on Demand
6 9 (6.04%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.37%) Mobile App
8 7 (4.70%) Streaming Video
9 5 (3.36%) Device Driver
9 5 (3.36%) Firmware
10 3 (2.01%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.34%) MHEG
11 2 (1.34%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.34%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.67%) VHDL
12 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.67%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (46.98%) Linux
2 28 (18.79%) UNIX
3 11 (7.38%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (6.04%) Windows
5 8 (5.37%) Android
6 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.34%) CentOS
7 2 (1.34%) Debian
7 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.49%) Software Engineering
2 24 (16.11%) UML
2 24 (16.11%) Software Architecture
3 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.08%) Software Testing
4 18 (12.08%) Test Scripting
5 16 (10.74%) TDD
6 11 (7.38%) Integration Testing
7 10 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.04%) Test Automation
9 8 (5.37%) Scrum
9 8 (5.37%) Regression Testing
10 7 (4.70%) BDD
11 6 (4.03%) ATDD
11 6 (4.03%) Project Management
11 6 (4.03%) Multithreading
12 5 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.36%) Automated Testing
12 5 (3.36%) OOP
12 5 (3.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.87%) C
2 37 (24.83%) Python
3 19 (12.75%) SQL
4 17 (11.41%) C++
4 17 (11.41%) Ruby
5 16 (10.74%) Perl
6 10 (6.71%) VB.NET
6 10 (6.71%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.37%) Embedded C
7 8 (5.37%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.03%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.03%) VBScript
9 4 (2.68%) PHP
9 4 (2.68%) Java
9 4 (2.68%) Tcl
9 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.67%) VBA
10 1 (0.67%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (13.42%) ISEB
2 14 (9.40%) Degree
2 14 (9.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.67%) HNC
4 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.34%) vSphere
2 1 (0.67%) NDS
Systems Management
1 13 (8.72%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.34%) Nagios
2 2 (1.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (8.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.04%) HP
3 2 (1.34%) CA
3 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.34%) VMware
4 1 (0.67%) Google
4 1 (0.67%) Huawei
4 1 (0.67%) Microgen
4 1 (0.67%) Sun
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle
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