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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 521 501 480
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Contract jobs citing STB 53 59 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 40
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£400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £114 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
15648 15246 14483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.52% 32.21% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10151 9716 8594
Average daily rate £415 £410 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 621 777
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 November 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 26 November 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
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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 +5 35 £425 +25.92% 2
South East -23 7 £375 +18.11%
North West -4 4 £425 +70.00% 3
East of England -8 4 £350 -3.44%
Yorkshire -13 2 £313 - 3
South West - 1 £350 - 1
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 68 (48.23%) Linux
2 53 (37.59%) DTV
3 50 (35.46%) DVB
4 39 (27.66%) C
5 37 (26.24%) IPTV
6 30 (21.28%) Software Engineering
7 29 (20.57%) Video on Demand
7 29 (20.57%) Python
8 28 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (16.31%) ClearCase
9 23 (16.31%) POSIX
9 23 (16.31%) JIRA
10 22 (15.60%) Test Scripting
10 22 (15.60%) Software Architecture
10 22 (15.60%) MPEG
10 22 (15.60%) UML
11 21 (14.89%) C++
12 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
13 16 (11.35%) UNIX
13 16 (11.35%) Test Automation
14 13 (9.22%) Over-the-Top Content
14 13 (9.22%) Degree
15 12 (8.51%) ISEB
15 12 (8.51%) Middleware
15 12 (8.51%) Embedded Systems
16 11 (7.80%) Ruby
16 11 (7.80%) Microsoft
16 11 (7.80%) MS Excel
16 11 (7.80%) .NET
16 11 (7.80%) Telecoms

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 3 (2.13%) Confluence
2 2 (1.42%) Apache
2 2 (1.42%) uiautomator
Applications
1 11 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.67%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.42%) Mingle
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 50 (35.46%) DVB
2 7 (4.96%) Broadband
2 7 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (4.26%) Wireless
3 6 (4.26%) Firewall
3 6 (4.26%) FTP
3 6 (4.26%) NAS
4 5 (3.55%) UPnP
4 5 (3.55%) Telnet
4 5 (3.55%) HTTP
4 5 (3.55%) DHCP
5 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.84%) DSL
6 3 (2.13%) DLNA
7 2 (1.42%) Internet
7 2 (1.42%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.42%) WAN
7 2 (1.42%) LAN
7 2 (1.42%) LDAP
7 2 (1.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) MySQL
2 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (16.31%) ClearCase
1 23 (16.31%) JIRA
2 7 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.96%) Selenium
3 5 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.55%) Hudson
4 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.13%) Trac
5 3 (2.13%) Calabash
5 3 (2.13%) Appium
5 3 (2.13%) FitNesse
5 3 (2.13%) Subversion
5 3 (2.13%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.42%) JUnit
7 1 (0.71%) Redmine
7 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.71%) Xcode
General
1 11 (7.80%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.09%) Electronics
3 6 (4.26%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.13%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Finance
5 1 (0.71%) Front Office
5 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (19.15%) Tester
2 26 (18.44%) Developer
3 17 (12.06%) Software Engineer
4 13 (9.22%) Test Engineer
5 12 (8.51%) Software Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Analyst
6 10 (7.09%) Test Manager
6 10 (7.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Embedded Software Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.67%) Architect
9 7 (4.96%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.96%) Integration Manager
9 7 (4.96%) Systems Integration Manager
9 7 (4.96%) Manual Tester
9 7 (4.96%) Systems Manager
10 6 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.26%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.55%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.31%) POSIX
2 12 (8.51%) Middleware
3 11 (7.80%) .NET
4 10 (7.09%) HTML
5 8 (5.67%) CSS
6 5 (3.55%) HTML5
7 3 (2.13%) Android SDK
7 3 (2.13%) XML
8 2 (1.42%) jQuery
8 2 (1.42%) Django
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.42%) JSON
8 2 (1.42%) CSS3
8 2 (1.42%) Qt
9 1 (0.71%) Twisted
9 1 (0.71%) REST
9 1 (0.71%) RESTful
9 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.71%) JNI
9 1 (0.71%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 53 (37.59%) DTV
2 37 (26.24%) IPTV
3 29 (20.57%) Video on Demand
4 22 (15.60%) MPEG
5 13 (9.22%) Over-the-Top Content
6 12 (8.51%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (5.67%) User Experience
7 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
8 7 (4.96%) Computer Science
9 6 (4.26%) Streaming Video
10 4 (2.84%) Streaming Media
11 2 (1.42%) iDTV
12 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.71%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 68 (48.23%) Linux
2 16 (11.35%) UNIX
3 9 (6.38%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (4.96%) Android
4 7 (4.96%) Windows
5 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.42%) CentOS
6 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.71%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) Software Engineering
2 28 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (15.60%) Test Scripting
3 22 (15.60%) Software Architecture
3 22 (15.60%) UML
4 16 (11.35%) Test Automation
5 9 (6.38%) Integration Testing
5 9 (6.38%) Test Planning
5 9 (6.38%) Software Testing
5 9 (6.38%) TDD
6 8 (5.67%) DRM
7 7 (4.96%) User Stories
7 7 (4.96%) BDD
7 7 (4.96%) Manual Testing
8 6 (4.26%) Scrum
8 6 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (4.26%) Automated Testing
9 5 (3.55%) Functional Testing
9 5 (3.55%) Multithreading
9 5 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.66%) C
2 29 (20.57%) Python
3 21 (14.89%) C++
4 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.80%) Ruby
6 10 (7.09%) Perl
6 10 (7.09%) SQL
6 10 (7.09%) VB.NET
6 10 (7.09%) Bash Shell
7 9 (6.38%) Java
8 8 (5.67%) Embedded C
9 5 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.55%) VBScript
9 5 (3.55%) PHP
10 2 (1.42%) Tcl
10 2 (1.42%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.71%) C#
11 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (9.22%) Degree
2 12 (8.51%) ISEB
3 6 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) HNC
5 1 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.26%) Firmware
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.71%) NDS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.42%) Nagios
2 2 (1.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.67%) HP
3 2 (1.42%) VMware
3 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.71%) Google
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