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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 529 501 489
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -12
Contract jobs citing STB 71 70 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 50 57
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£375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.73% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £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
16559 15425 15918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.18% 32.14% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10463 9852 9532
Average daily rate £423 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 607 771
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 October 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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 35 £411 +13.44% 4
South East -21 17 £375 +2.38% 1
East of England -12 9 £338 +12.50% 4
North West -11 6 £425 +70.00% 2
Yorkshire -6 2 £313 -3.84% 5
South West -36 1 - - 2
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (48.67%) Linux
2 59 (39.33%) DTV
2 59 (39.33%) DVB
3 49 (32.67%) C
4 35 (23.33%) Python
5 34 (22.67%) Software Engineering
6 32 (21.33%) IPTV
7 29 (19.33%) ClearCase
7 29 (19.33%) POSIX
8 28 (18.67%) UML
9 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (18.00%) Software Architecture
10 24 (16.00%) Video on Demand
11 23 (15.33%) JIRA
12 22 (14.67%) C++
12 22 (14.67%) MPEG
13 19 (12.67%) UNIX
13 19 (12.67%) Test Scripting
14 17 (11.33%) Embedded Systems
15 16 (10.67%) JavaScript
16 15 (10.00%) ISEB
17 14 (9.33%) Telecoms
17 14 (9.33%) Degree
18 13 (8.67%) Test Automation
18 13 (8.67%) Perl
18 13 (8.67%) SQL
19 12 (8.00%) Middleware
19 12 (8.00%) Ruby
19 12 (8.00%) Software Testing
19 12 (8.00%) Over-the-Top Content

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (2.00%) Confluence
2 2 (1.33%) uiautomator
2 2 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 59 (39.33%) DVB
2 6 (4.00%) Broadband
2 6 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.33%) Wireless
3 5 (3.33%) NAS
3 5 (3.33%) Firewall
3 5 (3.33%) FTP
3 5 (3.33%) UPnP
4 4 (2.67%) VLAN
4 4 (2.67%) Telnet
4 4 (2.67%) DSL
4 4 (2.67%) HTTP
4 4 (2.67%) DHCP
4 4 (2.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.33%) LAN
5 2 (1.33%) WAN
5 2 (1.33%) LDAP
5 2 (1.33%) DLNA
6 1 (0.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) MS Access
2 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (19.33%) ClearCase
2 23 (15.33%) JIRA
3 7 (4.67%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.00%) Hudson
4 6 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.00%) Selenium
5 3 (2.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (2.00%) Subversion
5 3 (2.00%) Calabash
5 3 (2.00%) Appium
5 3 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.33%) Trac
6 2 (1.33%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.67%) Xcode
7 1 (0.67%) JUnit
7 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.67%) GDB
General
1 14 (9.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.67%) Electronics
3 6 (4.00%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.67%) Finance
5 1 (0.67%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (17.33%) Tester
1 26 (17.33%) Developer
2 22 (14.67%) Software Engineer
3 19 (12.67%) Test Engineer
4 18 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (6.67%) Analyst
6 9 (6.00%) Software Developer
6 9 (6.00%) Integration Manager
6 9 (6.00%) Systems Integration Manager
6 9 (6.00%) Systems Manager
6 9 (6.00%) Embedded Software Developer
7 8 (5.33%) Architect
7 8 (5.33%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.33%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.67%) Manual Tester
8 7 (4.67%) Python Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.33%) POSIX
2 12 (8.00%) Middleware
3 10 (6.67%) .NET
4 9 (6.00%) HTML
5 7 (4.67%) CSS
6 4 (2.67%) HTML5
7 3 (2.00%) XML
7 3 (2.00%) Android SDK
8 2 (1.33%) CSS3
8 2 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.33%) Twisted
8 2 (1.33%) XML-RPC
8 2 (1.33%) JSON
8 2 (1.33%) Django
8 2 (1.33%) jQuery
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.67%) Qt
9 1 (0.67%) RESTful
9 1 (0.67%) REST
9 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (39.33%) DTV
2 32 (21.33%) IPTV
3 24 (16.00%) Video on Demand
4 22 (14.67%) MPEG
5 17 (11.33%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (8.00%) Over-the-Top Content
7 9 (6.00%) Computer Science
8 8 (5.33%) Mobile App
9 7 (4.67%) User Experience
10 6 (4.00%) Streaming Video
11 4 (2.67%) Streaming Media
12 2 (1.33%) Cryptography
12 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.33%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.67%) VHDL
13 1 (0.67%) iDTV
13 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 73 (48.67%) Linux
2 19 (12.67%) UNIX
3 10 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (5.33%) Windows
5 5 (3.33%) Android
6 2 (1.33%) CentOS
6 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.67%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.67%) Software Engineering
2 28 (18.67%) UML
3 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (18.00%) Software Architecture
4 19 (12.67%) Test Scripting
5 13 (8.67%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 11 (7.33%) Integration Testing
8 10 (6.67%) TDD
9 7 (4.67%) DRM
9 7 (4.67%) Project Management
9 7 (4.67%) Test Planning
9 7 (4.67%) User Stories
10 6 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.00%) Manual Testing
11 5 (3.33%) Multithreading
11 5 (3.33%) Regression Testing
11 5 (3.33%) Scrum
11 5 (3.33%) Functional Testing
12 4 (2.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.67%) C
2 35 (23.33%) Python
3 22 (14.67%) C++
4 16 (10.67%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.67%) Perl
5 13 (8.67%) SQL
6 12 (8.00%) Ruby
7 9 (6.00%) Embedded C
7 9 (6.00%) VB.NET
7 9 (6.00%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.33%) VBScript
8 5 (3.33%) Java
9 4 (2.67%) PHP
9 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.67%) Tcl
10 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.33%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.67%) VBA
11 1 (0.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (10.00%) ISEB
2 14 (9.33%) Degree
3 9 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.67%) HNC
5 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.33%) Firmware
2 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.33%) vSphere
3 1 (0.67%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (7.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.33%) Nagios
2 2 (1.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.33%) HP
3 2 (1.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.33%) VMware
4 1 (0.67%) Google
4 1 (0.67%) CA
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