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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 532 492 509
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +17
Contract jobs citing STB 63 78 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.49% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 63 24
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£400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
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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
16511 16046 15561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.51% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10581 9839 9417
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 624 668
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

STB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 +6 46 £475 +18.75% 4
South East -20 11 £383 +2.00%
Yorkshire -26 4 £310 -0.80% 2
STB
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STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.63%) Linux
3 36 (31.86%) IPTV
4 30 (26.55%) HTML
4 30 (26.55%) DVB
5 29 (25.66%) DTV
6 28 (24.78%) Software Engineering
7 27 (23.89%) Telecoms
8 26 (23.01%) UNIX
9 24 (21.24%) HTML5
10 21 (18.58%) Games
11 20 (17.70%) Streaming Video
11 20 (17.70%) SQL
12 19 (16.81%) Java
12 19 (16.81%) Android
12 19 (16.81%) Apple iOS
13 18 (15.93%) Embedded Linux
14 17 (15.04%) JIRA
14 17 (15.04%) JavaScript
15 16 (14.16%) C
15 16 (14.16%) Scrum
15 16 (14.16%) TDD
16 15 (13.27%) MPEG
16 15 (13.27%) Over-the-Top Content
17 14 (12.39%) Multithreading
17 14 (12.39%) Video on Demand
17 14 (12.39%) Python
18 13 (11.50%) Pair Programming
18 13 (11.50%) C++
18 13 (11.50%) MySQL

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (8.85%) Tomcat
1 10 (8.85%) Jetty
2 6 (5.31%) Confluence
3 5 (4.42%) Apache
4 3 (2.65%) Node.js
5 2 (1.77%) JBoss
5 2 (1.77%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS Office
1 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Kondor+
1 4 (3.54%) Misys Midas
1 4 (3.54%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.55%) DVB
2 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.42%) LDAP
4 4 (3.54%) Broadband
4 4 (3.54%) ISDN
4 4 (3.54%) LAN
4 4 (3.54%) VLAN
4 4 (3.54%) PABX
5 3 (2.65%) HTTP
6 2 (1.77%) RIP
6 2 (1.77%) SNMP
6 2 (1.77%) Telnet
6 2 (1.77%) SSH
6 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.77%) VPN
6 2 (1.77%) Internet
6 2 (1.77%) MPLS
6 2 (1.77%) OSPF
6 2 (1.77%) BGP
6 2 (1.77%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) MySQL
2 12 (10.62%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (10.62%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.54%) MS Access
3 4 (3.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (15.04%) JIRA
2 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.54%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.54%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.77%) Valgrind
5 2 (1.77%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.77%) Redmine
General
1 27 (23.89%) Telecoms
2 21 (18.58%) Games
3 3 (2.65%) Marketing
3 3 (2.65%) Electronics
4 2 (1.77%) German Language
4 2 (1.77%) Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Finance
5 1 (0.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (26.55%) Developer
2 16 (14.16%) Software Engineer
3 14 (12.39%) Architect
4 12 (10.62%) Tester
4 12 (10.62%) Java Developer
5 7 (6.19%) Junior Tester
5 7 (6.19%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Junior
5 7 (6.19%) Manual Tester
6 6 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Release Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.55%) HTML
2 24 (21.24%) HTML5
3 10 (8.85%) OpenGL
3 10 (8.85%) Spring
4 9 (7.96%) Qt
4 9 (7.96%) CSS
5 7 (6.19%) .NET
6 6 (5.31%) QML
7 5 (4.42%) GStreamer
8 4 (3.54%) Middleware
8 4 (3.54%) Web Services
9 3 (2.65%) Ajax
9 3 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.65%) CSS3
9 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.65%) Qt Quick
10 2 (1.77%) Express
10 2 (1.77%) OpenGL ES
10 2 (1.77%) WebKit
10 2 (1.77%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.86%) IPTV
2 29 (25.66%) DTV
3 20 (17.70%) Streaming Video
4 15 (13.27%) MPEG
4 15 (13.27%) Over-the-Top Content
5 14 (12.39%) Video on Demand
6 10 (8.85%) Chromecast
6 10 (8.85%) Apple TV
6 10 (8.85%) PlayStation
6 10 (8.85%) Xbox
7 9 (7.96%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (3.54%) iSeries
9 3 (2.65%) Device Driver
9 3 (2.65%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.77%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.88%) New Media
11 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.63%) Linux
2 26 (23.01%) UNIX
3 19 (16.81%) Android
3 19 (16.81%) Apple iOS
4 18 (15.93%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.54%) Windows
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.77%) CentOS
6 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.88%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.78%) Software Engineering
3 16 (14.16%) Scrum
3 16 (14.16%) TDD
4 14 (12.39%) Multithreading
5 13 (11.50%) Test Automation
5 13 (11.50%) Pair Programming
6 12 (10.62%) Concurrent Programming
7 10 (8.85%) Regression Testing
7 10 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.96%) Open Source
8 9 (7.96%) Software Delivery
9 8 (7.08%) Software Architecture
9 8 (7.08%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.19%) DRM
10 7 (6.19%) OOP
10 7 (6.19%) OO
10 7 (6.19%) Test Planning
11 5 (4.42%) DevOps
11 5 (4.42%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.70%) SQL
2 19 (16.81%) Java
3 17 (15.04%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.16%) C
5 14 (12.39%) Python
6 13 (11.50%) C++
7 7 (6.19%) VBScript
7 7 (6.19%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.31%) Embedded C
9 5 (4.42%) PHP
9 5 (4.42%) Ruby
10 4 (3.54%) Perl
10 4 (3.54%) VBA
11 3 (2.65%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.65%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.77%) Lua
13 1 (0.88%) BrightScript
13 1 (0.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) ISEB
1 7 (6.19%) ISTQB
1 7 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.65%) Degree
3 1 (0.88%) RHCE
3 1 (0.88%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.42%) Puppet
2 5 (4.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (10.62%) Apple
1 12 (10.62%) Roku
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.85%) VMware
4 9 (7.96%) HP
5 7 (6.19%) Cisco
6 5 (4.42%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.54%) Reuters
7 4 (3.54%) Citrix
7 4 (3.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.77%) Adobe
8 2 (1.77%) Google
8 2 (1.77%) Tandberg
8 2 (1.77%) Tektronix
8 2 (1.77%) Broadcom
9 1 (0.88%) CA
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