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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
UK / England
Rank 537 510 553
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +43
Contract jobs citing STB 42 102 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.21% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.69% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 63 38
Median daily rate £360 £445 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% +32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £332 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £374 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.02% -12.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +66.66%

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
13065 14836 14550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.20% 31.11% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8468 9727 9075
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 540 601
Median hourly rate £20.25 £21.50 £18.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% +18.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 19 £450 -6.73% 3
South East -2 18 £348 -9.74% 1
Yorkshire +17 2 - -
North West +22 1 - -
East of England - 1 £325 - 3
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing STB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for STB.

1 38 (43.68%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (42.53%) Linux
3 28 (32.18%) Git (software)
4 27 (31.03%) HTTP
5 26 (29.89%) C++
5 26 (29.89%) Digital TV
6 25 (28.74%) DVB
6 25 (28.74%) C
7 24 (27.59%) SQL
7 24 (27.59%) Python
7 24 (27.59%) Scrum
8 23 (26.44%) MPEG
9 22 (25.29%) HTML
9 22 (25.29%) HTML5
10 21 (24.14%) Node.js
10 21 (24.14%) Degree
11 20 (22.99%) JIRA
11 20 (22.99%) Video on Demand
12 18 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (19.54%) Software Architecture
13 17 (19.54%) TDD
14 16 (18.39%) Middleware
15 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
15 15 (17.24%) Telecoms
15 15 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
16 14 (16.09%) NoSQL
16 14 (16.09%) REST
16 14 (16.09%) IPTV
16 14 (16.09%) SOA
17 13 (14.94%) Computer Science

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.05%) Confluence
1 7 (8.05%) nginx
1 7 (8.05%) uWSGI
2 2 (2.30%) CMS
2 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.03%) HTTP
2 25 (28.74%) DVB
3 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.05%) Ethernet
4 7 (8.05%) VLAN
5 6 (6.90%) SNMP
6 5 (5.75%) BGP
6 5 (5.75%) DNS
6 5 (5.75%) IGMP
6 5 (5.75%) Internet
6 5 (5.75%) IPv4
6 5 (5.75%) IPv6
6 5 (5.75%) OSPF
6 5 (5.75%) RSVP
6 5 (5.75%) VRRP
7 4 (4.60%) Frame Relay
7 4 (4.60%) MPLS
7 4 (4.60%) Multicast
7 4 (4.60%) VPLS
7 4 (4.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (32.18%) Git (software)
2 20 (22.99%) JIRA
3 9 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.05%) Subversion
5 3 (3.45%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.30%) Ant
7 1 (1.15%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.15%) Calabash
7 1 (1.15%) Capybara
7 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.15%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.15%) gulp
7 1 (1.15%) Redmine
7 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 15 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.34%) Games
3 7 (8.05%) Electronics
4 3 (3.45%) Finance
5 2 (2.30%) Billing
5 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.15%) French Language
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (25.29%) Developer
2 8 (9.20%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (9.20%) Software Engineer
3 7 (8.05%) Django Developer
4 6 (6.90%) C++ Developer
4 6 (6.90%) Embedded Developer
4 6 (6.90%) Test Engineer
4 6 (6.90%) Tester
5 5 (5.75%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Manual Tester
5 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.60%) C Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Embedded C Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Python Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.29%) HTML
1 22 (25.29%) HTML5
2 21 (24.14%) Node.js
3 16 (18.39%) Middleware
4 14 (16.09%) REST
5 8 (9.20%) CSS
6 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
6 7 (8.05%) CSS3
6 7 (8.05%) Django
6 7 (8.05%) JSON
6 7 (8.05%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (6.90%) RESTful
8 5 (5.75%) .NET
9 2 (2.30%) OpenGL
9 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.15%) Flash
10 1 (1.15%) OpenEmbedded
10 1 (1.15%) Qt
10 1 (1.15%) WebKit
10 1 (1.15%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.89%) Digital TV
2 23 (26.44%) MPEG
3 20 (22.99%) Video on Demand
4 15 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
5 14 (16.09%) IPTV
6 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
7 9 (10.34%) Over-the-Top Content
8 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (5.75%) Virtual Team
9 4 (4.60%) Device Driver
9 4 (4.60%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (4.60%) Streaming Video
10 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
10 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
10 2 (2.30%) HP Storage
11 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.15%) PlayStation
11 1 (1.15%) Smartcard
11 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.53%) Linux
2 12 (13.79%) Unix
3 8 (9.20%) Android
4 6 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (6.90%) Windows
5 3 (3.45%) CentOS
5 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.59%) Scrum
3 18 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (19.54%) Software Architecture
4 17 (19.54%) TDD
5 14 (16.09%) SOA
6 12 (13.79%) Continuous Deployment
6 12 (13.79%) Multithreading
7 11 (12.64%) User Stories
8 10 (11.49%) Automated Testing
9 9 (10.34%) Functional Testing
9 9 (10.34%) OO
10 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) Code Optimisation
11 7 (8.05%) Mathematics
11 7 (8.05%) Web Development
12 6 (6.90%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.75%) API Development
13 5 (5.75%) Incident Management
13 5 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.89%) C++
2 25 (28.74%) C
3 24 (27.59%) Python
3 24 (27.59%) SQL
4 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.49%) Perl
6 6 (6.90%) Embedded C
6 6 (6.90%) Embedded C++
7 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.75%) Java
7 5 (5.75%) Ruby
7 5 (5.75%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.75%) VBScript
8 2 (2.30%) Lua
8 2 (2.30%) PHP
8 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (24.14%) Degree
2 5 (5.75%) ISEB
2 5 (5.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.60%) CCIP
3 4 (4.60%) CCNA
3 4 (4.60%) CCNP
3 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.60%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) QA
2 6 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) Docker
2 3 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.75%) Nagios
3 2 (2.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) VMware
2 7 (8.05%) Cisco
3 5 (5.75%) Huawei
3 5 (5.75%) Juniper
4 4 (4.60%) HP
5 3 (3.45%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.30%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.30%) Ericsson
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle
7 1 (1.15%) CA
7 1 (1.15%) Conax
7 1 (1.15%) Nagra
7 1 (1.15%) Verimatrix
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