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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 586 580 534
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -46
Contract jobs citing STB 38 43 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.082% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.24% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 63
Median daily rate £344 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £162 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £507 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -
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
16499 17594 17324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.32% 33.42% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10728 11164 10644
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 739 756
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.02 £18.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +4.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.14 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +17 26 £329 -34.25%
South East +11 10 £415 +40.67%
North West - 1 - -
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 56 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.71%) DVB
3 42 (37.17%) Linux
4 40 (35.40%) SQL
5 36 (31.86%) Digital TV
6 30 (26.55%) C
6 30 (26.55%) TDD
7 29 (25.66%) C++
8 28 (24.78%) MPEG
9 27 (23.89%) Python
9 27 (23.89%) JIRA
10 26 (23.01%) HTML
11 24 (21.24%) Degree
12 23 (20.35%) Scrum
13 21 (18.58%) Git (software)
13 21 (18.58%) HTML5
13 21 (18.58%) Node.js
13 21 (18.58%) REST
14 20 (17.70%) HTTP
15 19 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (15.04%) JavaScript
16 17 (15.04%) MS Excel
17 15 (13.27%) Unix
17 15 (13.27%) SOA
17 15 (13.27%) Automated Testing
17 15 (13.27%) NoSQL
18 14 (12.39%) JSON
18 14 (12.39%) OOP
18 14 (12.39%) XML

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 8 (7.08%) Confluence
2 4 (3.54%) CMS
2 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.77%) JBoss
3 2 (1.77%) nginx
3 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.77%) uWSGI
Applications
1 17 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.85%) MS Office
3 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 46 (40.71%) DVB
2 20 (17.70%) HTTP
3 8 (7.08%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.31%) UPnP
5 4 (3.54%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.77%) 802.11
6 2 (1.77%) DHCP
6 2 (1.77%) DLNA
6 2 (1.77%) DNS
6 2 (1.77%) IGMP
6 2 (1.77%) Internet
6 2 (1.77%) IPv4
6 2 (1.77%) IPv6
6 2 (1.77%) PPP
6 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.88%) BGP
7 1 (0.88%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.88%) MPLS
7 1 (0.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.19%) MySQL
3 5 (4.42%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.65%) MS Access
5 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (23.89%) JIRA
2 21 (18.58%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.96%) Subversion
4 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.54%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.54%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.65%) Selenium
6 3 (2.65%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.77%) Ant
8 1 (0.88%) Trac
General
1 14 (12.39%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.42%) Games
3 4 (3.54%) Finance
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) German Language
5 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (33.63%) Developer
2 17 (15.04%) Tester
3 12 (10.62%) Embedded Engineer
3 12 (10.62%) Software Engineer
3 12 (10.62%) Test Engineer
4 11 (9.73%) Python Developer
5 10 (8.85%) Embedded Developer
6 8 (7.08%) C++ Developer
6 8 (7.08%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (6.19%) C Developer
7 7 (6.19%) C/C++ Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Embedded C Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Manual Tester
8 6 (5.31%) Development Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Integration Tester
9 5 (4.42%) Embedded C Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.01%) HTML
2 21 (18.58%) HTML5
2 21 (18.58%) Node.js
2 21 (18.58%) REST
3 14 (12.39%) JSON
3 14 (12.39%) XML
4 9 (7.96%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (7.08%) CSS
5 8 (7.08%) Middleware
5 8 (7.08%) Web Services
6 7 (6.19%) .NET
7 6 (5.31%) CSS3
8 5 (4.42%) OAuth
9 4 (3.54%) Flash
9 4 (3.54%) RESTful
10 3 (2.65%) OpenGL
10 3 (2.65%) SOAP
11 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.77%) Django
11 2 (1.77%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.86%) Digital TV
2 28 (24.78%) MPEG
3 13 (11.50%) Computer Science
4 12 (10.62%) Video on Demand
5 11 (9.73%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (8.85%) IPTV
7 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (5.31%) Mobile App
9 5 (4.42%) Interactive TV
10 3 (2.65%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (2.65%) Streaming Video
11 2 (1.77%) BBC
11 2 (1.77%) New Media
12 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.88%) iDTV
12 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.88%) User Experience
12 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (37.17%) Linux
2 15 (13.27%) Unix
3 10 (8.85%) Android
4 9 (7.96%) Apple iOS
5 7 (6.19%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (4.42%) Windows
7 4 (3.54%) CentOS
7 4 (3.54%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.77%) Solaris
8 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.55%) TDD
3 23 (20.35%) Scrum
4 19 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (13.27%) Automated Testing
5 15 (13.27%) SOA
6 14 (12.39%) OOP
7 12 (10.62%) Functional Testing
7 12 (10.62%) Software Architecture
8 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
8 11 (9.73%) OO
8 11 (9.73%) Software Engineering
8 11 (9.73%) User Stories
9 10 (8.85%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (8.85%) Software Testing
9 10 (8.85%) Test Planning
9 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
10 9 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.08%) Regression Testing
12 7 (6.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) SQL
2 30 (26.55%) C
3 29 (25.66%) C++
4 27 (23.89%) Python
5 17 (15.04%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.62%) Embedded C
6 12 (10.62%) Embedded C++
6 12 (10.62%) Java
6 12 (10.62%) Perl
7 7 (6.19%) VB.NET
7 7 (6.19%) VBScript
8 5 (4.42%) Ruby
9 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.77%) PHP
10 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.88%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) Degree
2 8 (7.08%) ISEB
2 8 (7.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 5 (4.42%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Docker
2 4 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.54%) vSphere
3 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.42%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.77%) Ansible
3 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.19%) HP
3 5 (4.42%) Facebook
3 5 (4.42%) Google
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle
3 5 (4.42%) Twitter
4 4 (3.54%) Nagra
4 4 (3.54%) SaltStack
4 4 (3.54%) VMware
5 2 (1.77%) CA
5 2 (1.77%) Conax
5 2 (1.77%) Intel
5 2 (1.77%) NetApp
5 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.77%) Roku
5 2 (1.77%) Verimatrix
5 2 (1.77%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.88%) Apple
6 1 (0.88%) BT
6 1 (0.88%) OpenTV
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