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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 531 511 489
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Contract jobs citing STB 49 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 25
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£390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
15614 16308 13736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9701 10185 8420
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 £260 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 628 663
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -14.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -24 23 £483 +28.66% 3
South East -11 14 £390 +13.04% 3
East of England +21 5 £300 +81.81%
South West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (40.86%) IPTV
2 37 (39.78%) Linux
3 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (29.03%) Software Engineering
5 26 (27.96%) DTV
6 25 (26.88%) HTML
7 24 (25.81%) C++
8 22 (23.66%) JavaScript
9 21 (22.58%) DVB
10 20 (21.51%) Video on Demand
11 18 (19.35%) HTML5
11 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
11 18 (19.35%) JIRA
12 17 (18.28%) MPEG
13 16 (17.20%) SQL
13 16 (17.20%) Android
14 15 (16.13%) Apple iOS
14 15 (16.13%) OO
14 15 (16.13%) Python
14 15 (16.13%) Telecoms
15 14 (15.05%) C
16 13 (13.98%) Test Automation
17 12 (12.90%) Test Planning
17 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
17 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
17 12 (12.90%) Embedded Linux
18 11 (11.83%) Games
18 11 (11.83%) HP
18 11 (11.83%) TCP/IP
18 11 (11.83%) UNIX

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.15%) JBoss
1 2 (2.15%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) Node.js
2 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.53%) MS Office
3 4 (4.30%) Mingle
4 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.58%) DVB
2 11 (11.83%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.68%) HTTP
4 8 (8.60%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (6.45%) Bluetooth
6 4 (4.30%) Telnet
6 4 (4.30%) VLAN
6 4 (4.30%) DOCSIS
7 3 (3.23%) Broadband
8 2 (2.15%) DHCP
8 2 (2.15%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.15%) FTP
8 2 (2.15%) RIP
8 2 (2.15%) SNMP
8 2 (2.15%) VPN
8 2 (2.15%) Firewall
8 2 (2.15%) MPLS
8 2 (2.15%) OSPF
8 2 (2.15%) BGP
8 2 (2.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) JIRA
2 8 (8.60%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.30%) Selenium
3 4 (4.30%) Subversion
4 3 (3.23%) Bugzilla
4 3 (3.23%) Trac
5 2 (2.15%) JUnit
5 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.08%) Redmine
General
1 15 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.83%) Games
3 3 (3.23%) Marketing
3 3 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) German Language
4 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Developer
2 18 (19.35%) Tester
3 15 (16.13%) Software Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) Architect
6 7 (7.53%) Junior
6 7 (7.53%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Manual Tester
6 7 (7.53%) Junior Tester
6 7 (7.53%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) UI Developer
6 7 (7.53%) UI Programmer
6 7 (7.53%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.30%) Development Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.88%) HTML
2 18 (19.35%) HTML5
3 9 (9.68%) .NET
3 9 (9.68%) OpenGL
4 8 (8.60%) CSS
5 6 (6.45%) Qt
6 4 (4.30%) Middleware
6 4 (4.30%) CSS3
7 3 (3.23%) QML
7 3 (3.23%) GStreamer
7 3 (3.23%) Qt Quick
7 3 (3.23%) Django
7 3 (3.23%) Ajax
8 2 (2.15%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.15%) J2ME
8 2 (2.15%) J2SE
8 2 (2.15%) POSIX
9 1 (1.08%) JNI
9 1 (1.08%) Flash
9 1 (1.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 38 (40.86%) IPTV
2 26 (27.96%) DTV
3 20 (21.51%) Video on Demand
4 17 (18.28%) MPEG
5 10 (10.75%) Streaming Video
5 10 (10.75%) Over-the-Top Content
6 7 (7.53%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (5.38%) Open Source
7 5 (5.38%) Xbox
7 5 (5.38%) Chromecast
7 5 (5.38%) Apple TV
7 5 (5.38%) PlayStation
8 4 (4.30%) Device Driver
9 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
10 2 (2.15%) User Experience
10 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.08%) New Media
11 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 37 (39.78%) Linux
2 16 (17.20%) Android
3 15 (16.13%) Apple iOS
4 12 (12.90%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (11.83%) UNIX
6 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.03%) Software Engineering
3 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
4 15 (16.13%) OO
5 13 (13.98%) Test Automation
6 12 (12.90%) Test Planning
7 9 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 8 (8.60%) Software Testing
8 8 (8.60%) BDD
9 7 (7.53%) TDD
10 6 (6.45%) Software Architecture
10 6 (6.45%) Kanban
11 5 (5.38%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.38%) Scrum
11 5 (5.38%) OOP
12 4 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.30%) Software Delivery
12 4 (4.30%) Automation Testing
13 3 (3.23%) Multithreading
13 3 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.81%) C++
2 22 (23.66%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.20%) SQL
4 15 (16.13%) Python
5 14 (15.05%) C
6 10 (10.75%) Java
7 9 (9.68%) VB.NET
8 7 (7.53%) VBScript
9 5 (5.38%) Embedded C
9 5 (5.38%) PHP
10 4 (4.30%) Perl
11 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.23%) Ruby
11 3 (3.23%) ActionScript
12 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) ISEB
1 9 (9.68%) Degree
1 9 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (6.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.83%) HP
3 7 (7.53%) Apple
4 5 (5.38%) Roku
5 3 (3.23%) Cisco
6 2 (2.15%) Tektronix
6 2 (2.15%) Adobe
7 1 (1.08%) VMware
7 1 (1.08%) Facebook
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