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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 538 561 530
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -31
Contract jobs citing STB 79 65 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 52
Median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £258 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £580 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.00 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £18.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £38.00
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
16170 16454 16149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.21% 32.42% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10621 10452 10041
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 607 652
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.91 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 50 £375 -21.05% 5
South East +18 24 £345 -9.80% 1
North West - 2 £335 -
East of England +15 1 £300 - 2
South West - 1 £475 -
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing STB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for STB.

1 103 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (42.77%) C
2 71 (42.77%) DVB
3 64 (38.55%) Linux
4 60 (36.14%) C++
5 56 (33.73%) DTV
6 50 (30.12%) TDD
7 48 (28.92%) Git (software)
8 47 (28.31%) Scrum
9 46 (27.71%) SQL
10 43 (25.90%) HTML
11 42 (25.30%) JIRA
12 39 (23.49%) Python
12 39 (23.49%) HTTP
13 38 (22.89%) MPEG
13 38 (22.89%) HTML5
14 37 (22.29%) Node.js
14 37 (22.29%) Embedded Systems
15 34 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (20.48%) Telecoms
16 33 (19.88%) REST
16 33 (19.88%) Software Architecture
17 32 (19.28%) Functional Testing
17 32 (19.28%) User Stories
18 31 (18.67%) NoSQL
19 27 (16.27%) SOA
19 27 (16.27%) JavaScript
20 25 (15.06%) Multithreading
20 25 (15.06%) Degree
21 24 (14.46%) JSON

STB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.41%) CMS
2 4 (2.41%) Confluence
2 4 (2.41%) nginx
2 4 (2.41%) uWSGI
3 2 (1.20%) JBoss
3 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.20%) Smallworld
Applications
1 18 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) GitHub
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (42.77%) DVB
2 39 (23.49%) HTTP
3 6 (3.61%) UPnP
4 4 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.81%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.81%) Network Security
6 2 (1.20%) Internet
6 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.60%) DNS
7 1 (0.60%) IGMP
7 1 (0.60%) IPv4
7 1 (0.60%) IPv6
7 1 (0.60%) LDAP
7 1 (0.60%) PPP
7 1 (0.60%) RIP
7 1 (0.60%) SNMP
7 1 (0.60%) SSH
7 1 (0.60%) SSL
7 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.67%) NoSQL
2 10 (6.02%) MySQL
3 9 (5.42%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.01%) MS Access
5 4 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.20%) DB2
6 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (28.92%) Git (software)
2 42 (25.30%) JIRA
3 21 (12.65%) Subversion
4 8 (4.82%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.22%) ClearCase
6 5 (3.01%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.81%) gulp
8 2 (1.20%) Ant
8 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.20%) Protractor
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium
8 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.60%) Trac
General
1 34 (20.48%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.81%) Games
2 3 (1.81%) Publishing
3 2 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) German Language
4 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 55 (33.13%) Developer
2 30 (18.07%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (11.45%) Tester
4 18 (10.84%) Software Engineer
4 18 (10.84%) Test Engineer
5 16 (9.64%) Embedded C Engineer
6 14 (8.43%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 13 (7.83%) Middleware Engineer
8 12 (7.23%) C++ Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Development Engineer
9 11 (6.63%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (6.02%) Embedded Developer
10 10 (6.02%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (5.42%) C Developer
11 9 (5.42%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 9 (5.42%) Python Developer
12 8 (4.82%) Agile Developer
12 8 (4.82%) C/C++ Developer
12 8 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (4.22%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (25.90%) HTML
2 38 (22.89%) HTML5
3 37 (22.29%) Node.js
4 33 (19.88%) REST
5 24 (14.46%) JSON
5 24 (14.46%) Middleware
6 14 (8.43%) RESTful
7 13 (7.83%) XML
8 12 (7.23%) CSS
9 11 (6.63%) Flash
10 10 (6.02%) Web Services
11 9 (5.42%) CSS3
12 8 (4.82%) Qt
13 7 (4.22%) .NET
13 7 (4.22%) AngularJS
13 7 (4.22%) OpenGL
14 5 (3.01%) OAuth
15 4 (2.41%) LEMP Stack
15 4 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (2.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (33.73%) DTV
2 38 (22.89%) MPEG
3 37 (22.29%) Embedded Systems
4 24 (14.46%) Computer Science
5 23 (13.86%) IPTV
6 16 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (8.43%) Device Driver
8 8 (4.82%) Video on Demand
9 7 (4.22%) Interactive TV
9 7 (4.22%) Over-the-Top Content
10 6 (3.61%) Algorithms
11 5 (3.01%) Data Structures
11 5 (3.01%) Mobile App
12 4 (2.41%) BBC
13 3 (1.81%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.81%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.81%) Streaming Video
13 3 (1.81%) Thin Client
13 3 (1.81%) User Experience
14 2 (1.20%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (38.55%) Linux
2 23 (13.86%) Unix
3 10 (6.02%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (5.42%) Android
5 8 (4.82%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.82%) Windows
6 4 (2.41%) CentOS
6 4 (2.41%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Solaris
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.60%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.12%) TDD
3 47 (28.31%) Scrum
4 34 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (19.88%) Software Architecture
6 32 (19.28%) Functional Testing
6 32 (19.28%) User Stories
7 27 (16.27%) SOA
8 25 (15.06%) Multithreading
9 22 (13.25%) OO
10 18 (10.84%) Software Engineering
11 15 (9.04%) Configuration Management
11 15 (9.04%) OOP
12 13 (7.83%) Automated Testing
12 13 (7.83%) Test Scripting
13 12 (7.23%) Mentoring
13 12 (7.23%) Software Testing
13 12 (7.23%) Test Planning
14 10 (6.02%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (6.02%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (42.77%) C
2 60 (36.14%) C++
3 46 (27.71%) SQL
4 39 (23.49%) Python
5 27 (16.27%) JavaScript
6 22 (13.25%) Embedded C
7 17 (10.24%) Embedded C++
8 16 (9.64%) Perl
9 14 (8.43%) Java
10 12 (7.23%) Ruby
11 7 (4.22%) ActionScript
11 7 (4.22%) VB.NET
11 7 (4.22%) VBScript
12 5 (3.01%) ActionScript 2.0
12 5 (3.01%) ActionScript 3.0
13 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.81%) ANSI C
15 2 (1.20%) PHP
15 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (15.06%) Degree
2 7 (4.22%) ISEB
2 7 (4.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.63%) Docker
2 6 (3.61%) LXC
3 4 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.41%) vSphere
4 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (12.05%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.20%) Ansible
3 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.02%) HP
3 6 (3.61%) VMware
4 5 (3.01%) EMC
4 5 (3.01%) Facebook
4 5 (3.01%) Google
4 5 (3.01%) Oracle
4 5 (3.01%) Twitter
5 4 (2.41%) Adobe
5 4 (2.41%) Ericsson
5 4 (2.41%) NetApp
5 4 (2.41%) SaltStack
5 4 (2.41%) Virgin Media
6 3 (1.81%) BT
6 3 (1.81%) OpenTV
6 3 (1.81%) Rally
7 2 (1.20%) Arqiva
7 2 (1.20%) Huawei
7 2 (1.20%) Nokia
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
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