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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 557 553 512
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -41
Contract jobs citing STB 72 62 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.37% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 66
Median daily rate £345 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £18.00 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £34.20 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%
STB
UK

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
16755 16953 16035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.58% 32.80% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10917 10873 9829
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 672 645
Median hourly rate £20.78 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £45.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 43 £328 -31.05% 3
South East +14 23 £345 -9.80%
North West - 2 £335 - 2
South West - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 £300 -
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 81 (58.27%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (43.17%) DVB
2 60 (43.17%) Linux
3 50 (35.97%) C
4 48 (34.53%) C++
5 45 (32.37%) Digital TV
6 44 (31.65%) SQL
7 40 (28.78%) Python
8 38 (27.34%) TDD
8 38 (27.34%) JIRA
9 36 (25.90%) HTML
10 33 (23.74%) Scrum
11 32 (23.02%) Git (software)
12 30 (21.58%) HTML5
13 29 (20.86%) MPEG
14 28 (20.14%) Embedded Systems
15 27 (19.42%) Node.js
16 26 (18.71%) Functional Testing
16 26 (18.71%) Degree
16 26 (18.71%) HTTP
16 26 (18.71%) Telecoms
17 25 (17.99%) REST
18 24 (17.27%) JavaScript
19 23 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (15.83%) Computer Science
20 22 (15.83%) Unix
20 22 (15.83%) Middleware
21 21 (15.11%) JSON
21 21 (15.11%) Software Architecture
21 21 (15.11%) HP Quality Center

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 5 (3.60%) Confluence
2 4 (2.88%) CMS
2 4 (2.88%) nginx
2 4 (2.88%) uWSGI
3 2 (1.44%) JBoss
3 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (43.17%) DVB
2 26 (18.71%) HTTP
3 5 (3.60%) UPnP
4 4 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.16%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.44%) Internet
6 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.72%) 802.11
7 1 (0.72%) BGP
7 1 (0.72%) Broadband
7 1 (0.72%) DHCP
7 1 (0.72%) DNS
7 1 (0.72%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.72%) MPLS
7 1 (0.72%) OSPF
7 1 (0.72%) PPP
7 1 (0.72%) RIP
7 1 (0.72%) SNMP
7 1 (0.72%) Telnet
7 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.67%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.47%) MySQL
3 5 (3.60%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.60%) MS Access
4 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (27.34%) JIRA
2 32 (23.02%) Git (software)
3 17 (12.23%) Subversion
4 6 (4.32%) ClearCase
4 6 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.88%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.16%) Selenium
6 3 (2.16%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.44%) Ant
8 1 (0.72%) gulp
8 1 (0.72%) Trac
General
1 26 (18.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.16%) Games
3 2 (1.44%) Electronics
4 1 (0.72%) German Language
4 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (33.09%) Developer
2 22 (15.83%) Embedded Engineer
3 21 (15.11%) Tester
4 19 (13.67%) Test Engineer
5 14 (10.07%) Software Engineer
6 12 (8.63%) C++ Developer
6 12 (8.63%) Python Developer
7 11 (7.91%) Middleware Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Development Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Embedded C Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Embedded Developer
8 9 (6.47%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (5.76%) C Developer
9 8 (5.76%) C/C++ Developer
10 7 (5.04%) Integration Tester
10 7 (5.04%) Junior
10 7 (5.04%) Manual Tester
10 7 (5.04%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.90%) HTML
2 30 (21.58%) HTML5
3 27 (19.42%) Node.js
4 25 (17.99%) REST
5 22 (15.83%) Middleware
6 21 (15.11%) JSON
7 14 (10.07%) XML
8 12 (8.63%) CSS
9 10 (7.19%) RESTful
10 9 (6.47%) CSS3
10 9 (6.47%) Web Services
11 8 (5.76%) .NET
12 7 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (4.32%) Flash
13 6 (4.32%) Qt
14 5 (3.60%) AngularJS
14 5 (3.60%) OAuth
14 5 (3.60%) OpenGL
15 4 (2.88%) Django
15 4 (2.88%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 45 (32.37%) Digital TV
2 29 (20.86%) MPEG
3 28 (20.14%) Embedded Systems
4 22 (15.83%) Computer Science
5 18 (12.95%) IPTV
6 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (7.91%) Device Driver
7 8 (5.76%) Video on Demand
8 6 (4.32%) Interactive TV
8 6 (4.32%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.16%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.44%) BBC
10 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.44%) New Media
10 2 (1.44%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.72%) iDTV
11 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (43.17%) Linux
2 22 (15.83%) Unix
3 10 (7.19%) Android
3 10 (7.19%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (6.47%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.04%) Windows
6 4 (2.88%) CentOS
6 4 (2.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.44%) Solaris
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (58.27%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.34%) TDD
3 33 (23.74%) Scrum
4 26 (18.71%) Functional Testing
5 23 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (15.11%) Software Architecture
7 19 (13.67%) SOA
8 18 (12.95%) OO
8 18 (12.95%) User Stories
9 17 (12.23%) Multithreading
10 14 (10.07%) Automated Testing
10 14 (10.07%) OOP
10 14 (10.07%) Software Engineering
11 13 (9.35%) Software Testing
12 12 (8.63%) Configuration Management
12 12 (8.63%) Test Planning
12 12 (8.63%) Test Scripting
13 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.91%) Regression Testing
14 10 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.97%) C
2 48 (34.53%) C++
3 44 (31.65%) SQL
4 40 (28.78%) Python
5 24 (17.27%) JavaScript
6 17 (12.23%) Embedded C
7 16 (11.51%) Perl
8 15 (10.79%) Embedded C++
9 12 (8.63%) Java
10 10 (7.19%) Ruby
11 8 (5.76%) VB.NET
11 8 (5.76%) VBScript
12 4 (2.88%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.44%) PHP
13 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.72%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.72%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.72%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.72%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (18.71%) Degree
2 8 (5.76%) ISEB
2 8 (5.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.47%) Docker
2 4 (2.88%) LXC
2 4 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.88%) vSphere
3 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (15.11%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.60%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.44%) Ansible
3 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.76%) HP
3 5 (3.60%) Facebook
3 5 (3.60%) Google
3 5 (3.60%) Oracle
3 5 (3.60%) Twitter
4 4 (2.88%) SaltStack
4 4 (2.88%) VMware
5 3 (2.16%) EMC
5 3 (2.16%) Nagra
6 2 (1.44%) Adobe
6 2 (1.44%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.44%) Huawei
6 2 (1.44%) Intel
6 2 (1.44%) NetApp
6 2 (1.44%) Nokia
6 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.44%) Roku
6 2 (1.44%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.72%) Rally
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