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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 528 482 518
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +36
Contract jobs citing STB 58 73 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.47% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 60 15
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £238 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £38.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% -10.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
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
16131 15568 15145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.83% 32.51% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10260 9669 9171
Average daily rate £420 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 600 658
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 46 £438 +6.06% 15
South East -26 9 £383 +5.51% 1
Yorkshire -23 3 £310 +1.22%
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 43 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.93%) Linux
2 38 (33.93%) IPTV
3 32 (28.57%) HTML
4 29 (25.89%) DTV
4 29 (25.89%) DVB
5 25 (22.32%) Telecoms
5 25 (22.32%) Software Engineering
6 24 (21.43%) SQL
6 24 (21.43%) HTML5
7 20 (17.86%) UNIX
7 20 (17.86%) Games
8 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
8 19 (16.96%) Python
8 19 (16.96%) Android
8 19 (16.96%) JIRA
8 19 (16.96%) Apple iOS
9 17 (15.18%) MySQL
9 17 (15.18%) Streaming Video
10 16 (14.29%) C++
10 16 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (13.39%) Test Automation
11 15 (13.39%) Video on Demand
11 15 (13.39%) MPEG
12 14 (12.50%) C
12 14 (12.50%) Over-the-Top Content
13 12 (10.71%) Roku
13 12 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (10.71%) Java
13 12 (10.71%) MS Excel

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (5.36%) Confluence
2 5 (4.46%) Apache
3 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.57%) Jetty
4 3 (2.68%) Node.js
5 2 (1.79%) JBoss
5 2 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Kondor+
1 4 (3.57%) Misys Midas
1 4 (3.57%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.89%) DVB
2 10 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.25%) HTTP
4 5 (4.46%) LDAP
5 4 (3.57%) Bluetooth
5 4 (3.57%) Broadband
5 4 (3.57%) ISDN
5 4 (3.57%) LAN
5 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.57%) VLAN
5 4 (3.57%) PABX
5 4 (3.57%) DOCSIS
6 2 (1.79%) SSH
6 2 (1.79%) RIP
6 2 (1.79%) SNMP
6 2 (1.79%) Telnet
6 2 (1.79%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.79%) VPN
6 2 (1.79%) Internet
6 2 (1.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) MySQL
2 6 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.57%) MS Access
3 4 (3.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (16.96%) JIRA
2 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.46%) Bugzilla
4 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.79%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.89%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.89%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.89%) Redmine
6 1 (0.89%) Subversion
6 1 (0.89%) Trac
General
1 25 (22.32%) Telecoms
2 20 (17.86%) Games
3 3 (2.68%) Marketing
4 2 (1.79%) Electronics
4 2 (1.79%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Finance
5 1 (0.89%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (23.21%) Developer
2 15 (13.39%) Tester
3 14 (12.50%) Architect
3 14 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 7 (6.25%) Junior Tester
5 7 (6.25%) Junior
6 6 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.46%) UI Developer
7 5 (4.46%) UI Programmer
8 4 (3.57%) Release Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.57%) HTML
2 24 (21.43%) HTML5
3 9 (8.04%) CSS
3 9 (8.04%) OpenGL
4 8 (7.14%) Qt
5 7 (6.25%) .NET
6 5 (4.46%) QML
7 4 (3.57%) Middleware
7 4 (3.57%) Spring
7 4 (3.57%) GStreamer
7 4 (3.57%) Web Services
8 3 (2.68%) Django
8 3 (2.68%) Ajax
8 3 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.68%) CSS3
8 3 (2.68%) Qt Quick
8 3 (2.68%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.79%) Express
9 2 (1.79%) SOAP
9 2 (1.79%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 38 (33.93%) IPTV
2 29 (25.89%) DTV
3 17 (15.18%) Streaming Video
4 15 (13.39%) MPEG
4 15 (13.39%) Video on Demand
5 14 (12.50%) Over-the-Top Content
6 10 (8.93%) Chromecast
6 10 (8.93%) Apple TV
6 10 (8.93%) PlayStation
6 10 (8.93%) Xbox
7 9 (8.04%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (3.57%) iSeries
8 4 (3.57%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.79%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.89%) New Media
10 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.89%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.93%) Linux
2 20 (17.86%) UNIX
3 19 (16.96%) Apple iOS
3 19 (16.96%) Android
4 16 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.57%) Windows
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.79%) CentOS
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.89%) OpenBSD
7 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.32%) Software Engineering
3 15 (13.39%) Test Automation
4 11 (9.82%) Test Scripting
4 11 (9.82%) OO
5 10 (8.93%) Regression Testing
5 10 (8.93%) Scrum
5 10 (8.93%) TDD
6 9 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (7.14%) Open Source
7 8 (7.14%) Software Architecture
7 8 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 8 (7.14%) Software Delivery
7 8 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 7 (6.25%) Pair Programming
8 7 (6.25%) DRM
8 7 (6.25%) OOP
8 7 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 6 (5.36%) Concurrent Programming
10 5 (4.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.43%) SQL
2 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
2 19 (16.96%) Python
3 16 (14.29%) C++
4 14 (12.50%) C
5 12 (10.71%) Java
6 7 (6.25%) VBScript
6 7 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.46%) Embedded C
7 5 (4.46%) Ruby
7 5 (4.46%) PHP
8 4 (3.57%) VBA
8 4 (3.57%) Perl
9 3 (2.68%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.79%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.89%) BrightScript
11 1 (0.89%) Lua
11 1 (0.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) ISEB
1 9 (8.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.46%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) RHCE
4 1 (0.89%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.46%) Puppet
2 5 (4.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 12 (10.71%) Apple
1 12 (10.71%) Roku
2 11 (9.82%) HP
3 10 (8.93%) VMware
4 7 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (4.46%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.57%) Reuters
6 4 (3.57%) Citrix
6 4 (3.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.79%) Adobe
7 2 (1.79%) Tandberg
7 2 (1.79%) Tektronix
7 2 (1.79%) Broadcom
8 1 (0.89%) Google
8 1 (0.89%) CA
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