The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 491 495 498
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing STB 79 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 23 35
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £120 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £30.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £44.25 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12747 12539 13335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.82% 26.96% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7819 7733 7815
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 555 706
Average hourly rate £20.13 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
STB
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +14 39 £400 - 6
South East +4 21 £375 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +10 7 £313 - 1
East of England -23 3 £500 +11.11% 4
North West - 2 £313 -
STB
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STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 57 (40.71%) Linux
2 50 (35.71%) DVB
3 43 (30.71%) DTV
4 37 (26.43%) C
4 37 (26.43%) JIRA
5 36 (25.71%) Python
6 33 (23.57%) UNIX
7 30 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 27 (19.29%) IPTV
8 27 (19.29%) MPEG
8 27 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (15.00%) ISEB
9 21 (15.00%) SQL
10 20 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 18 (12.86%) TDD
11 18 (12.86%) UML
11 18 (12.86%) ClearCase
12 17 (12.14%) C++
12 17 (12.14%) POSIX
12 17 (12.14%) Test Scripting
12 17 (12.14%) Video on Demand
12 17 (12.14%) Software Architecture
12 17 (12.14%) Embedded Systems
13 16 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (11.43%) Ruby
13 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
13 16 (11.43%) Middleware
13 16 (11.43%) Perl
14 15 (10.71%) Degree
14 15 (10.71%) Git (software)

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.71%) MS Office
3 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.14%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 50 (35.71%) DVB
2 8 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.86%) Firewall
3 4 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.86%) HTTP
3 4 (2.86%) VLAN
4 3 (2.14%) NAS
4 3 (2.14%) UPnP
4 3 (2.14%) DHCP
4 3 (2.14%) FTP
4 3 (2.14%) LDAP
4 3 (2.14%) Broadband
4 3 (2.14%) Wireless
4 3 (2.14%) Telnet
5 2 (1.43%) LAN
5 2 (1.43%) WAN
5 2 (1.43%) Multicast
6 1 (0.71%) DLNA
6 1 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.14%) MySQL
2 7 (5.00%) MS Access
3 1 (0.71%) SQLite
3 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (26.43%) JIRA
2 18 (12.86%) ClearCase
3 15 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 13 (9.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.86%) Hudson
6 7 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.00%) Calabash
7 5 (3.57%) Trac
7 5 (3.57%) Subversion
8 3 (2.14%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.14%) Selenium
8 3 (2.14%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.43%) Xcode
9 2 (1.43%) JUnit
9 2 (1.43%) GDB
9 2 (1.43%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.71%) Redmine
General
1 12 (8.57%) Electronics
2 11 (7.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.86%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.14%) Billing
4 3 (2.14%) Advertising
5 2 (1.43%) Finance
5 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Front Office
6 1 (0.71%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (17.86%) Test Engineer
2 23 (16.43%) Tester
2 23 (16.43%) Developer
3 20 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 14 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Analyst
6 10 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) Junior
7 6 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Python Developer
8 5 (3.57%) Integration Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Systems Integration Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Manual Tester
8 5 (3.57%) Systems Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Software Tester
9 4 (2.86%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Architect
9 4 (2.86%) Junior Tester
9 4 (2.86%) Embedded Software Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.14%) POSIX
2 16 (11.43%) Middleware
3 7 (5.00%) .NET
4 6 (4.29%) HTML
5 5 (3.57%) Android SDK
6 4 (2.86%) CSS
7 3 (2.14%) Qt
7 3 (2.14%) HTML5
7 3 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.43%) Twisted
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.43%) XML
8 2 (1.43%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.43%) XML-RPC
8 2 (1.43%) JSON
8 2 (1.43%) WebKit
9 1 (0.71%) Velocity
9 1 (0.71%) MHP
9 1 (0.71%) RESTful
9 1 (0.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 43 (30.71%) DTV
2 27 (19.29%) MPEG
2 27 (19.29%) IPTV
3 17 (12.14%) Video on Demand
3 17 (12.14%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (6.43%) Mobile App
4 9 (6.43%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.43%) Streaming Video
5 6 (4.29%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.14%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.14%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.43%) MHEG
7 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.43%) Firmware
7 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.71%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (40.71%) Linux
2 33 (23.57%) UNIX
3 9 (6.43%) Windows
4 8 (5.71%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (5.71%) Android
5 4 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.14%) CentOS
7 2 (1.43%) Debian
7 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.71%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 27 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 18 (12.86%) TDD
4 18 (12.86%) UML
5 17 (12.14%) Test Scripting
5 17 (12.14%) Software Architecture
6 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.14%) Scrum
7 10 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 9 (6.43%) Regression Testing
9 8 (5.71%) BDD
10 7 (5.00%) ATDD
10 7 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.29%) OO
11 6 (4.29%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.29%) Automated Testing
11 6 (4.29%) Test Automation
12 5 (3.57%) OOP
12 5 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.43%) C
2 36 (25.71%) Python
3 21 (15.00%) SQL
4 17 (12.14%) C++
5 16 (11.43%) Perl
5 16 (11.43%) Ruby
6 8 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.29%) Tcl
8 6 (4.29%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.29%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.57%) VBScript
10 4 (2.86%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.14%) PHP
11 3 (2.14%) Java
12 1 (0.71%) C#
12 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.71%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.71%) VBA
12 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) ISEB
2 16 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (10.71%) Degree
4 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.14%) Nagios
2 3 (2.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.00%) HP
3 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.14%) VMware
4 2 (1.43%) CA
5 1 (0.71%) Sun
5 1 (0.71%) Google
5 1 (0.71%) Huawei
5 1 (0.71%) Microgen
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle
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