The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 367 358 377
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Contract jobs citing STB 36 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.16% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.44% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 5
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£473 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £165 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in London

STB
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STB across the London region.

STB Daily Rate Trend in London

STB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

STB Daily Rate Histogram in London

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STB across the London region.

STB Hourly Rate Trend in London

STB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
City of London +9 3 £400 -8.57%
Hounslow - 1 £650 -
Isleworth - 1 £375 - 1
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) SQL
3 20 (32.26%) HTML
4 19 (30.65%) IPTV
4 19 (30.65%) HTML5
5 18 (29.03%) Linux
6 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
6 16 (25.81%) JIRA
6 16 (25.81%) Android
6 16 (25.81%) Apple iOS
7 14 (22.58%) Over-the-Top Content
7 14 (22.58%) Software Engineering
7 14 (22.58%) Python
8 13 (20.97%) MS Office
8 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
8 13 (20.97%) Games
9 12 (19.35%) Streaming Video
9 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
9 12 (19.35%) Roku
9 12 (19.35%) Test Planning
10 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (17.74%) DTV
10 11 (17.74%) Regression Testing
10 11 (17.74%) HP
10 11 (17.74%) ISEB
10 11 (17.74%) MySQL
10 11 (17.74%) C++
10 11 (17.74%) MPEG

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (4.84%) Confluence
1 3 (4.84%) Node.js
2 2 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.97%) MS Office
3 2 (3.23%) Mingle
4 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) IntelliMatch
1 4 (6.45%) Kondor+
1 4 (6.45%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) DVB
2 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (9.68%) Bluetooth
3 6 (9.68%) HTTP
3 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.45%) PABX
4 4 (6.45%) ISDN
4 4 (6.45%) LAN
5 2 (3.23%) DOCSIS
5 2 (3.23%) LDAP
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) MySQL
2 4 (6.45%) MS Access
2 4 (6.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) JIRA
2 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) Selenium
3 1 (1.61%) Subversion
3 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.61%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.61%) Trac
General
1 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
1 13 (20.97%) Games
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Tester
2 13 (20.97%) Architect
3 11 (17.74%) Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Manual Tester
4 9 (14.52%) Junior Tester
4 9 (14.52%) Junior
5 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) HTML
2 19 (30.65%) HTML5
3 9 (14.52%) .NET
4 7 (11.29%) CSS
5 3 (4.84%) Django
5 3 (4.84%) Middleware
5 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.23%) Express
6 2 (3.23%) CSS3
6 2 (3.23%) Qt
7 1 (1.61%) jQuery
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.61%) JSON
7 1 (1.61%) POSIX
7 1 (1.61%) SOAP
7 1 (1.61%) Web Services
7 1 (1.61%) DOM
7 1 (1.61%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.61%) NumPy
7 1 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) IPTV
2 14 (22.58%) Over-the-Top Content
3 12 (19.35%) Streaming Video
4 11 (17.74%) DTV
4 11 (17.74%) MPEG
5 10 (16.13%) Chromecast
5 10 (16.13%) Apple TV
5 10 (16.13%) PlayStation
5 10 (16.13%) Xbox
6 9 (14.52%) Video on Demand
7 6 (9.68%) Open Source
8 4 (6.45%) iSeries
9 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
9 2 (3.23%) SWIFT
10 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.61%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Linux
2 16 (25.81%) Android
2 16 (25.81%) Apple iOS
3 9 (14.52%) UNIX
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.45%) Windows
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.61%) CentOS
6 1 (1.61%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.58%) Software Engineering
3 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
3 12 (19.35%) Test Planning
4 11 (17.74%) Regression Testing
5 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
7 8 (12.90%) OO
8 7 (11.29%) Software Architecture
8 7 (11.29%) Software Delivery
9 6 (9.68%) TDD
10 5 (8.06%) BDD
11 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (6.45%) Network Management
11 4 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (6.45%) Data Management
11 4 (6.45%) Product Management
12 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.84%) Kanban
12 3 (4.84%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) Python
3 11 (17.74%) C++
4 9 (14.52%) VBScript
4 9 (14.52%) VB.NET
5 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.45%) VBA
6 4 (6.45%) C
7 2 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.61%) BrightScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
2 7 (11.29%) Degree
3 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.23%) Puppet
2 2 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) Roku
3 11 (17.74%) HP
4 10 (16.13%) Apple
5 6 (9.68%) VMware
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix
6 4 (6.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (6.45%) Reuters
7 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.61%) Tandberg
8 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.61%) Broadcom
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