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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 508 477 456
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -21
Contract jobs citing STB 44 71 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 29
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£350 £326 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £164 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
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
14586 14503 12911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.58% 31.45% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9093 8989 7897
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 £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 590 721
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -41 24 £280 -20.00% 4
South East -27 5 £400 +33.33% 1
East of England +8 4 £300 +81.81% 7
South West - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 3
North West - - - -
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 41 (43.62%) Linux
2 38 (40.43%) IPTV
3 28 (29.79%) Video on Demand
4 25 (26.60%) DTV
4 25 (26.60%) DVB
5 23 (24.47%) C++
5 23 (24.47%) JavaScript
6 21 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (22.34%) Test Scripting
7 20 (21.28%) JIRA
7 20 (21.28%) HTML
8 18 (19.15%) Software Engineering
9 17 (18.09%) Python
10 15 (15.96%) OO
11 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
11 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.77%) MPEG
12 12 (12.77%) SQL
13 11 (11.70%) C
13 11 (11.70%) HTML5
13 11 (11.70%) Test Planning
14 10 (10.64%) CSS
14 10 (10.64%) Degree
14 10 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
15 9 (9.57%) UNIX
15 9 (9.57%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
16 8 (8.51%) Android
16 8 (8.51%) Over-the-Top Content

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (2.13%) JBoss
1 2 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (1.06%) Node.js
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.51%) MS Office
3 4 (4.26%) Mingle
4 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.60%) DVB
2 10 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (8.51%) HTTP
3 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.38%) Bluetooth
5 3 (3.19%) Broadband
6 2 (2.13%) NAS
6 2 (2.13%) DLNA
6 2 (2.13%) DSL
6 2 (2.13%) Internet
6 2 (2.13%) Telnet
6 2 (2.13%) FTP
6 2 (2.13%) DHCP
6 2 (2.13%) DOCSIS
6 2 (2.13%) Firewall
6 2 (2.13%) Wireless
6 2 (2.13%) UPnP
7 1 (1.06%) VLAN
7 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (21.28%) JIRA
2 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.32%) ClearCase
4 4 (4.26%) Selenium
4 4 (4.26%) Subversion
5 3 (3.19%) Bugzilla
5 3 (3.19%) Trac
6 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.13%) JUnit
7 1 (1.06%) Redmine
General
1 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.26%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.19%) Electronics
4 2 (2.13%) Games
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Developer
2 19 (20.21%) Tester
3 11 (11.70%) Software Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.45%) Manual Tester
5 7 (7.45%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) UI Developer
5 7 (7.45%) UI Programmer
6 6 (6.38%) Junior
6 6 (6.38%) Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Junior Tester
7 5 (5.32%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.28%) HTML
2 11 (11.70%) HTML5
3 10 (10.64%) CSS
4 7 (7.45%) .NET
5 6 (6.38%) OpenGL
5 6 (6.38%) Middleware
6 5 (5.32%) POSIX
7 4 (4.26%) CSS3
7 4 (4.26%) Django
8 3 (3.19%) Qt
9 2 (2.13%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.13%) jQuery
9 2 (2.13%) J2ME
9 2 (2.13%) J2SE
10 1 (1.06%) JNI
10 1 (1.06%) JSON
10 1 (1.06%) Flash
10 1 (1.06%) Apache Flex
10 1 (1.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (40.43%) IPTV
2 28 (29.79%) Video on Demand
3 25 (26.60%) DTV
4 12 (12.77%) MPEG
5 8 (8.51%) Over-the-Top Content
5 8 (8.51%) User Experience
6 6 (6.38%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (4.26%) Streaming Media
7 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.19%) Streaming Video
9 2 (2.13%) iDTV
10 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
10 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.06%) New Media
10 1 (1.06%) Xbox
10 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.62%) Linux
2 9 (9.57%) UNIX
3 8 (8.51%) Android
3 8 (8.51%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (7.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (22.34%) Test Scripting
2 18 (19.15%) Software Engineering
3 15 (15.96%) OO
4 11 (11.70%) Test Planning
5 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
6 8 (8.51%) User Stories
7 7 (7.45%) BDD
8 6 (6.38%) Manual Testing
8 6 (6.38%) Kanban
8 6 (6.38%) Software Testing
8 6 (6.38%) TDD
9 5 (5.32%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.32%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.32%) UML
9 5 (5.32%) OOP
9 5 (5.32%) Software Architecture
10 4 (4.26%) Functional Testing
10 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.26%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.47%) C++
1 23 (24.47%) JavaScript
2 17 (18.09%) Python
3 12 (12.77%) SQL
4 11 (11.70%) C
5 8 (8.51%) Java
6 7 (7.45%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.32%) Embedded C
7 5 (5.32%) VBScript
7 5 (5.32%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.19%) Ruby
8 3 (3.19%) Perl
8 3 (3.19%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.13%) PHP
9 2 (2.13%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Degree
2 8 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (8.51%) ISEB
3 4 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.06%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.51%) HP
3 1 (1.06%) Apple
3 1 (1.06%) Facebook
3 1 (1.06%) Roku
Portsmouth
People Source
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125 - £145 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
England
People Source
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Remote Working Options
Posted: 7 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago