The first 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 509 472 496
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +24
Contract jobs citing STB 62 49 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.43% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 45
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £478 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13363 11476 13999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.09% 26.25% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8393 7084 8289
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 570 706
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
STB
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +12 49 £375 - 4
South East -22 7 £345 +1.47%
East of England -33 3 £165 -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 42 (34.43%) Python
2 39 (31.97%) Linux
3 38 (31.15%) JIRA
4 32 (26.23%) DVB
5 31 (25.41%) UNIX
6 29 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (23.77%) DTV
7 28 (22.95%) Software Testing
8 27 (22.13%) SQL
9 25 (20.49%) MPEG
10 24 (19.67%) ISEB
11 23 (18.85%) TDD
12 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
13 18 (14.75%) C++
13 18 (14.75%) Software Engineering
14 17 (13.93%) Degree
14 17 (13.93%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (13.11%) C
16 15 (12.30%) Middleware
16 15 (12.30%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (12.30%) IPTV
16 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
17 14 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (11.48%) MS Office
18 13 (10.66%) OO
18 13 (10.66%) MySQL
18 13 (10.66%) Multithreading
19 12 (9.84%) OOP
19 12 (9.84%) Regression Testing
20 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (4.10%) Apache
2 4 (3.28%) Confluence
3 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (11.48%) MS Office
2 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.92%) MS Project
4 5 (4.10%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.28%) Photoshop
6 3 (2.46%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.23%) DVB
2 5 (4.10%) HTTP
3 3 (2.46%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.64%) UPnP
4 2 (1.64%) NAS
4 2 (1.64%) Firewall
4 2 (1.64%) Wireless
4 2 (1.64%) TELNET
4 2 (1.64%) Broadband
4 2 (1.64%) DHCP
4 2 (1.64%) FTP
4 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.82%) LDAP
5 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.66%) MySQL
2 9 (7.38%) MS Access
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (31.15%) JIRA
2 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.20%) ClearCase
4 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.92%) Trac
6 5 (4.10%) Subversion
6 5 (4.10%) Hudson
7 4 (3.28%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.28%) Calabash
7 4 (3.28%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.46%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.82%) JUnit
9 1 (0.82%) Xcode
9 1 (0.82%) Redmine
9 1 (0.82%) GDB
9 1 (0.82%) Selenium
9 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 7 (5.74%) Electronics
2 4 (3.28%) Advertising
3 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Finance
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (25.41%) Developer
2 25 (20.49%) Test Engineer
3 18 (14.75%) Tester
4 13 (10.66%) Python Developer
5 11 (9.02%) Software Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Software Tester
8 7 (5.74%) Hardware Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Junior
8 7 (5.74%) Hardware Test Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.10%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Manual Tester
9 5 (4.10%) Django Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.28%) Junior Tester
10 4 (3.28%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.30%) Middleware
2 11 (9.02%) HTML
3 10 (8.20%) HTML5
4 9 (7.38%) XML-RPC
4 9 (7.38%) Twisted
5 8 (6.56%) POSIX
6 6 (4.92%) CSS3
6 6 (4.92%) CSS
6 6 (4.92%) .NET
7 5 (4.10%) OpenGL
7 5 (4.10%) jQuery
7 5 (4.10%) Django
7 5 (4.10%) Qt
8 3 (2.46%) Flash
8 3 (2.46%) Android SDK
9 2 (1.64%) WebKit
10 1 (0.82%) MHP
10 1 (0.82%) FFmpeg
10 1 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.82%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.77%) DTV
2 25 (20.49%) MPEG
3 15 (12.30%) Embedded Systems
3 15 (12.30%) IPTV
4 10 (8.20%) Video on Demand
5 5 (4.10%) Streaming Video
6 4 (3.28%) Digital Media
6 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.28%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.46%) Open Source
7 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.46%) MHEG
8 1 (0.82%) Firmware
8 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.82%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.82%) Xbox
8 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.97%) Linux
2 31 (25.41%) UNIX
3 5 (4.10%) Windows
4 4 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.28%) Android
5 3 (2.46%) HPUX
6 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.82%) Solaris
7 1 (0.82%) Debian
7 1 (0.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.95%) Software Testing
3 23 (18.85%) TDD
4 18 (14.75%) Software Engineering
5 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
6 14 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (10.66%) OO
7 13 (10.66%) Multithreading
8 12 (9.84%) OOP
8 12 (9.84%) Regression Testing
9 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
10 10 (8.20%) Project Management
11 9 (7.38%) UML
11 9 (7.38%) Manual Testing
11 9 (7.38%) Automated Testing
12 8 (6.56%) Software Architecture
12 8 (6.56%) Scrum
13 7 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
14 5 (4.10%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.43%) Python
2 27 (22.13%) SQL
3 18 (14.75%) C++
4 16 (13.11%) C
5 10 (8.20%) Shell Script
6 9 (7.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.38%) Perl
7 8 (6.56%) Ruby
8 6 (4.92%) PHP
8 6 (4.92%) Java
8 6 (4.92%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.10%) VBScript
10 4 (3.28%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.46%) Tcl
11 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.82%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.82%) PHP4
12 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (19.67%) ISEB
2 17 (13.93%) Degree
3 7 (5.74%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) vSphere
1 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (13.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Nagios
2 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) HP
3 2 (1.64%) Ericsson
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco
4 1 (0.82%) Sun
4 1 (0.82%) CA
4 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle
4 1 (0.82%) VMware
4 1 (0.82%) Microgen
4 1 (0.82%) Huawei
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