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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 380 392 358
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -34
Contract jobs citing STB 34 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.43% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 38
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£420 £363 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% +51.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £145 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.73% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
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
8646 9534 9309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.59% 37.76% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6033 6694 6421
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 160 233
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.13 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £43.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 October 2014.

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 October 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
City of London +14 2 £250 -37.50% 1
Isleworth - - - - 2
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 25 (34.25%) Linux
2 24 (32.88%) DTV
2 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.51%) IPTV
3 23 (31.51%) JIRA
4 22 (30.14%) Python
5 18 (24.66%) UNIX
5 18 (24.66%) DVB
6 17 (23.29%) Video on Demand
7 13 (17.81%) C
7 13 (17.81%) SQL
7 13 (17.81%) MPEG
8 12 (16.44%) C++
8 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
9 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (15.07%) Over-the-Top Content
10 10 (13.70%) Test Scripting
10 10 (13.70%) Software Testing
10 10 (13.70%) Middleware
11 9 (12.33%) Degree
11 9 (12.33%) TDD
12 8 (10.96%) Ruby
12 8 (10.96%) HP
12 8 (10.96%) ISEB
12 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
13 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (9.59%) Test Planning
13 7 (9.59%) Electronics
13 7 (9.59%) CSS

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 (4.11%) Confluence
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
2 2 (2.74%) uiautomator
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) DVB
2 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.74%) UPnP
3 2 (2.74%) Broadband
3 2 (2.74%) FTP
3 2 (2.74%) LDAP
3 2 (2.74%) DLNA
4 1 (1.37%) NAS
4 1 (1.37%) Multicast
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) Telnet
4 1 (1.37%) Wireless
4 1 (1.37%) Firewall
4 1 (1.37%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) DHCP
4 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (31.51%) JIRA
2 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.22%) Hudson
4 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.11%) Calabash
4 3 (4.11%) Appium
4 3 (4.11%) ClearCase
4 3 (4.11%) FitNesse
4 3 (4.11%) Subversion
5 2 (2.74%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.74%) Trac
5 2 (2.74%) Selenium
6 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.37%) GDB
6 1 (1.37%) JUnit
6 1 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 7 (9.59%) Electronics
2 6 (8.22%) Multimedia
3 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Front Office
4 1 (1.37%) Finance
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Tester
2 14 (19.18%) Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Test Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Python Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Manual Tester
5 5 (6.85%) Junior
5 5 (6.85%) Junior Tester
5 5 (6.85%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.11%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Tester
8 2 (2.74%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Web Designer
8 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) Middleware
2 7 (9.59%) CSS
2 7 (9.59%) HTML
3 6 (8.22%) .NET
4 5 (6.85%) POSIX
5 4 (5.48%) HTML5
6 2 (2.74%) XML-RPC
6 2 (2.74%) Django
6 2 (2.74%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) Android SDK
6 2 (2.74%) Twisted
6 2 (2.74%) CSS3
6 2 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.74%) jQuery
7 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) DTV
2 23 (31.51%) IPTV
3 17 (23.29%) Video on Demand
4 13 (17.81%) MPEG
5 11 (15.07%) Over-the-Top Content
6 6 (8.22%) Mobile App
6 6 (8.22%) User Experience
7 5 (6.85%) Streaming Video
8 4 (5.48%) Streaming Media
8 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
8 4 (5.48%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.37%) iDTV
9 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Linux
2 18 (24.66%) UNIX
3 4 (5.48%) Windows
3 4 (5.48%) Android
4 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.74%) CentOS
5 1 (1.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) Test Scripting
2 10 (13.70%) Software Testing
3 9 (12.33%) TDD
4 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
5 7 (9.59%) Test Planning
5 7 (9.59%) DRM
6 6 (8.22%) User Stories
6 6 (8.22%) Manual Testing
7 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.85%) Functional Testing
7 5 (6.85%) Regression Testing
7 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.48%) Scrum
8 4 (5.48%) OOP
8 4 (5.48%) OO
8 4 (5.48%) BDD
9 3 (4.11%) Software Architecture
9 3 (4.11%) Multithreading
9 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) Python
2 13 (17.81%) C
2 13 (17.81%) SQL
3 12 (16.44%) C++
3 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.96%) Ruby
5 5 (6.85%) Perl
5 5 (6.85%) VBScript
5 5 (6.85%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.37%) VBA
7 1 (1.37%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Degree
2 8 (10.96%) ISEB
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.74%) vSphere
2 1 (1.37%) Firmware
2 1 (1.37%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.74%) Nagios
2 2 (2.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) HP
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) VMware
3 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.37%) Google
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