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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 529 493 459
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -34
Contract jobs citing STB 43 70 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 54 28
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00
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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
14780 14978 13086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.40% 31.67% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9125 9334 8055
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 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 610 676
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -36 19 £305 -18.80% 7
South East -26 11 £390 +20.93% 7
East of England +8 4 £300 +81.81% 3
South West - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (44.19%) Linux
2 32 (37.21%) IPTV
3 23 (26.74%) C++
4 22 (25.58%) DTV
4 22 (25.58%) DVB
4 22 (25.58%) Video on Demand
5 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
5 21 (24.42%) Software Engineering
6 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (22.09%) Test Scripting
8 18 (20.93%) JIRA
8 18 (20.93%) HTML
9 16 (18.60%) Python
10 15 (17.44%) OO
10 15 (17.44%) SQL
11 13 (15.12%) MPEG
12 12 (13.95%) C
13 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
13 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
13 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
13 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
13 11 (12.79%) HTML5
13 11 (12.79%) Test Planning
14 10 (11.63%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (11.63%) Java
14 10 (11.63%) MySQL
15 9 (10.47%) UNIX
15 9 (10.47%) HP
15 9 (10.47%) Degree
15 9 (10.47%) Android

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (1.16%) Apache
2 1 (1.16%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.98%) MS Office
3 4 (4.65%) Mingle
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.58%) DVB
2 8 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (9.30%) HTTP
2 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.98%) Bluetooth
4 4 (4.65%) VLAN
5 3 (3.49%) Broadband
6 2 (2.33%) DHCP
6 2 (2.33%) FTP
6 2 (2.33%) DOCSIS
6 2 (2.33%) NAS
6 2 (2.33%) Wireless
6 2 (2.33%) Telnet
6 2 (2.33%) Firewall
7 1 (1.16%) DLNA
7 1 (1.16%) Internet
7 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (20.93%) JIRA
2 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.65%) Selenium
3 4 (4.65%) Subversion
4 3 (3.49%) Bugzilla
4 3 (3.49%) Trac
5 2 (2.33%) JUnit
5 2 (2.33%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.16%) Redmine
General
1 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.49%) Electronics
3 2 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Developer
2 18 (20.93%) Tester
3 14 (16.28%) Software Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Test Manager
5 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) UI Developer
5 7 (8.14%) UI Programmer
6 6 (6.98%) Automation Tester
6 6 (6.98%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Junior Tester
6 6 (6.98%) Manual Tester
6 6 (6.98%) Junior
7 4 (4.65%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.49%) UI Designer
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Tester
8 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) HTML
2 11 (12.79%) HTML5
3 8 (9.30%) .NET
3 8 (9.30%) CSS
3 8 (9.30%) OpenGL
4 5 (5.81%) Qt
5 4 (4.65%) Middleware
6 3 (3.49%) Django
6 3 (3.49%) Ajax
6 3 (3.49%) CSS3
7 2 (2.33%) QML
7 2 (2.33%) Qt Quick
7 2 (2.33%) GStreamer
7 2 (2.33%) J2ME
7 2 (2.33%) J2SE
7 2 (2.33%) POSIX
8 1 (1.16%) JNI
8 1 (1.16%) Flash
8 1 (1.16%) jQuery
8 1 (1.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (37.21%) IPTV
2 22 (25.58%) DTV
2 22 (25.58%) Video on Demand
3 13 (15.12%) MPEG
4 7 (8.14%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (6.98%) User Experience
6 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
7 4 (4.65%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.49%) Device Driver
9 2 (2.33%) iDTV
9 2 (2.33%) Streaming Media
10 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.16%) Xbox
10 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.16%) New Media
10 1 (1.16%) Open Source
10 1 (1.16%) Streaming Video
10 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 38 (44.19%) Linux
2 10 (11.63%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (10.47%) Android
3 9 (10.47%) UNIX
4 8 (9.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Software Engineering
2 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.09%) Test Scripting
4 15 (17.44%) OO
5 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
5 11 (12.79%) Test Planning
6 8 (9.30%) BDD
6 8 (9.30%) Regression Testing
7 7 (8.14%) TDD
8 6 (6.98%) Software Testing
8 6 (6.98%) Kanban
8 6 (6.98%) User Stories
9 5 (5.81%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.81%) OOP
10 4 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.65%) Manual Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Automation Testing
11 3 (3.49%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.74%) C++
2 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
3 16 (18.60%) Python
4 15 (17.44%) SQL
5 12 (13.95%) C
6 10 (11.63%) Java
7 8 (9.30%) VB.NET
8 6 (6.98%) VBScript
9 5 (5.81%) Embedded C
9 5 (5.81%) PHP
10 4 (4.65%) Perl
11 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.49%) Ruby
11 3 (3.49%) ActionScript
12 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Degree
2 8 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (9.30%) ISEB
3 5 (5.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) HP
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco
4 1 (1.16%) Apple
4 1 (1.16%) VMware
4 1 (1.16%) Facebook
4 1 (1.16%) Roku
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