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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 378 393 397
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing STB 37 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.45% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 25
Average daily rate
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£490 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £147 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £507 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.00%
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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
8622 8947 9751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.36% 37.37% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 5951 6649
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 183 197
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (57.53%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) UNIX
3 20 (27.40%) SQL
4 18 (24.66%) HTML
4 18 (24.66%) Linux
5 17 (23.29%) IPTV
6 16 (21.92%) Android
6 16 (21.92%) TDD
6 16 (21.92%) HTML5
6 16 (21.92%) Apple iOS
7 15 (20.55%) JIRA
8 14 (19.18%) Games
8 14 (19.18%) Java
9 13 (17.81%) Streaming Video
9 13 (17.81%) Scrum
9 13 (17.81%) Telecoms
9 13 (17.81%) Pair Programming
9 13 (17.81%) Over-the-Top Content
10 12 (16.44%) Concurrent Programming
10 12 (16.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (16.44%) NoSQL
10 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
10 12 (16.44%) Multithreading
10 12 (16.44%) DTV
10 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
10 12 (16.44%) MS Office
10 12 (16.44%) Python
10 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
11 11 (15.07%) DVB
11 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (13.70%) Tomcat
1 10 (13.70%) Jetty
2 5 (6.85%) Confluence
3 4 (5.48%) Apache
4 3 (4.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Office
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Kondor+
1 4 (5.48%) Misys Midas
1 4 (5.48%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) DVB
2 5 (6.85%) LDAP
3 4 (5.48%) ISDN
3 4 (5.48%) LAN
3 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.48%) PABX
4 3 (4.11%) HTTP
5 1 (1.37%) Broadband
5 1 (1.37%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) Apache Cassandra
1 12 (16.44%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.33%) MySQL
3 4 (5.48%) MS Access
3 4 (5.48%) QlikView
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (20.55%) JIRA
2 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.37%) Fiddler
General
1 14 (19.18%) Games
2 13 (17.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Developer
2 13 (17.81%) Architect
2 13 (17.81%) Tester
3 12 (16.44%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Junior Tester
4 8 (10.96%) Junior
4 8 (10.96%) Manual Tester
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Release Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) HTML
2 16 (21.92%) HTML5
3 10 (13.70%) Spring
4 8 (10.96%) .NET
5 5 (6.85%) CSS
6 4 (5.48%) Web Services
7 3 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.74%) Express
8 2 (2.74%) Middleware
8 2 (2.74%) NumPy
8 2 (2.74%) SOAP
9 1 (1.37%) DOM
9 1 (1.37%) Qt
9 1 (1.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) IPTV
2 13 (17.81%) Over-the-Top Content
2 13 (17.81%) Streaming Video
3 12 (16.44%) DTV
4 10 (13.70%) MPEG
4 10 (13.70%) Video on Demand
5 9 (12.33%) Chromecast
5 9 (12.33%) Apple TV
5 9 (12.33%) PlayStation
5 9 (12.33%) Xbox
6 4 (5.48%) iSeries
7 2 (2.74%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) UNIX
2 18 (24.66%) Linux
3 16 (21.92%) Android
3 16 (21.92%) Apple iOS
4 7 (9.59%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (6.85%) Windows
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.74%) CentOS
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.37%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.92%) TDD
3 13 (17.81%) Pair Programming
3 13 (17.81%) Scrum
4 12 (16.44%) Multithreading
4 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
4 12 (16.44%) Concurrent Programming
5 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
6 10 (13.70%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.96%) Software Testing
7 8 (10.96%) Software Delivery
7 8 (10.96%) Test Planning
8 7 (9.59%) DRM
8 7 (9.59%) Open Source
9 6 (8.22%) Software Architecture
9 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.85%) DevOps
11 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (5.48%) Network Management
11 4 (5.48%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.40%) SQL
2 14 (19.18%) Java
3 12 (16.44%) Python
4 8 (10.96%) VBScript
4 8 (10.96%) VB.NET
5 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.48%) VBA
6 4 (5.48%) Ruby
7 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.74%) C
7 2 (2.74%) Perl
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.37%) BrightScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) ISEB
1 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
1 8 (10.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) RHCE
3 1 (1.37%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.85%) Puppet
2 5 (6.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) Roku
3 9 (12.33%) VMware
3 9 (12.33%) Apple
4 8 (10.96%) HP
5 5 (6.85%) Atlassian
6 4 (5.48%) Citrix
6 4 (5.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (5.48%) Reuters
6 4 (5.48%) Cisco
7 3 (4.11%) CA
8 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle
8 2 (2.74%) Tandberg
8 2 (2.74%) Broadcom