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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 515 467 447
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -20
Contract jobs citing STB 41 63 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.45% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 53 25
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£363 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £38.75
STB
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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
14088 13956 12666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.50% 31.38% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8983 8772 7701
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 575 753
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 27 £280 -10.40% 4
South East -26 4 £375 +25.00% 3
North West - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 7
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 54 (48.65%) Linux
2 37 (33.33%) DTV
3 31 (27.93%) DVB
4 30 (27.03%) IPTV
5 27 (24.32%) C++
6 26 (23.42%) Python
6 26 (23.42%) C
7 25 (22.52%) Test Scripting
7 25 (22.52%) Video on Demand
8 22 (19.82%) JIRA
9 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 19 (17.12%) Software Engineering
11 14 (12.61%) Degree
11 14 (12.61%) HTML
11 14 (12.61%) MPEG
11 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
11 14 (12.61%) ClearCase
11 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
11 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
12 13 (11.71%) Test Planning
12 13 (11.71%) POSIX
13 12 (10.81%) SQL
13 12 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (10.81%) Software Architecture
13 12 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (9.91%) Embedded Linux
14 11 (9.91%) VB.NET
14 11 (9.91%) .NET
14 11 (9.91%) UML

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (1.80%) Apache
2 1 (0.90%) Confluence
2 1 (0.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.11%) MS Office
3 4 (3.60%) Mingle
4 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.93%) DVB
2 9 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (8.11%) HTTP
3 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.41%) Broadband
4 5 (4.50%) Bluetooth
4 5 (4.50%) FTP
4 5 (4.50%) Wireless
4 5 (4.50%) NAS
5 4 (3.60%) UPnP
5 4 (3.60%) Telnet
5 4 (3.60%) Firewall
5 4 (3.60%) DHCP
6 3 (2.70%) DSL
7 2 (1.80%) DLNA
7 2 (1.80%) Internet
7 2 (1.80%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (19.82%) JIRA
2 14 (12.61%) ClearCase
3 8 (7.21%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.31%) Selenium
5 5 (4.50%) Subversion
6 4 (3.60%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.60%) Trac
7 2 (1.80%) JUnit
7 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.90%) Redmine
General
1 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.60%) Multimedia
2 4 (3.60%) Electronics
3 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Tester
2 25 (22.52%) Developer
3 12 (10.81%) Software Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) Test Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.21%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.21%) Manual Tester
6 8 (7.21%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.31%) Junior Tester
7 7 (6.31%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Junior
8 6 (5.41%) Architect
8 6 (5.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Embedded Software Developer
10 4 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) UI Programmer
10 4 (3.60%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) HTML
2 13 (11.71%) POSIX
3 11 (9.91%) .NET
4 9 (8.11%) CSS
4 9 (8.11%) HTML5
5 8 (7.21%) Middleware
6 3 (2.70%) Django
6 3 (2.70%) CSS3
7 2 (1.80%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.80%) JSON
7 2 (1.80%) jQuery
7 2 (1.80%) J2ME
7 2 (1.80%) J2SE
8 1 (0.90%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.90%) XML
8 1 (0.90%) Qt
8 1 (0.90%) RESTful
8 1 (0.90%) JNI
8 1 (0.90%) REST
8 1 (0.90%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.33%) DTV
2 30 (27.03%) IPTV
3 25 (22.52%) Video on Demand
4 14 (12.61%) MPEG
5 12 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (7.21%) Over-the-Top Content
6 8 (7.21%) User Experience
7 6 (5.41%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.60%) Streaming Media
9 2 (1.80%) iDTV
9 2 (1.80%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.90%) VHDL
10 1 (0.90%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.90%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 54 (48.65%) Linux
2 11 (9.91%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (9.01%) UNIX
4 5 (4.50%) Android
5 4 (3.60%) Windows
6 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.52%) Test Scripting
2 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.12%) Software Engineering
4 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
5 13 (11.71%) Test Planning
6 12 (10.81%) Software Architecture
7 11 (9.91%) UML
8 9 (8.11%) OO
9 8 (7.21%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.31%) Manual Testing
10 7 (6.31%) TDD
10 7 (6.31%) User Stories
11 6 (5.41%) BDD
11 6 (5.41%) Kanban
11 6 (5.41%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.41%) Automated Testing
12 5 (4.50%) Multithreading
12 5 (4.50%) DRM
13 4 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.60%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.32%) C++
2 26 (23.42%) C
2 26 (23.42%) Python
3 21 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.81%) SQL
5 11 (9.91%) VB.NET
6 10 (9.01%) Java
7 8 (7.21%) Embedded C
7 8 (7.21%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.41%) Ruby
8 6 (5.41%) Perl
8 6 (5.41%) VBScript
9 5 (4.50%) PHP
9 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Degree
2 9 (8.11%) ISEB
3 8 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.90%) HNC
5 1 (0.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Firmware
2 1 (0.90%) NDS
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.91%) HP
3 1 (0.90%) Facebook
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