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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 380 387 386
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing STB 50 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 28
Median daily rate £400 £473 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.34% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £135 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00
STB
England

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
8049 8088 8570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.49% 36.28% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5745 5552 6023
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 138 154
Median hourly rate £21.17 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
City of London +40 7 £438 +9.37% 2
Osterley - 5 £120 -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 London region with a requirement for STB.

1 64 (63.37%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.63%) JIRA
3 32 (31.68%) JavaScript
4 30 (29.70%) Linux
5 28 (27.72%) TDD
5 28 (27.72%) Functional Testing
6 27 (26.73%) Multithreading
7 25 (24.75%) IPTV
7 25 (24.75%) Python
8 23 (22.77%) Scrum
9 22 (21.78%) Unix
10 21 (20.79%) C
10 21 (20.79%) DVB
10 21 (20.79%) Git (software)
11 20 (19.80%) JSON
12 19 (18.81%) Middleware
12 19 (18.81%) C++
13 18 (17.82%) Subversion
14 17 (16.83%) DTV
15 16 (15.84%) HTML
15 16 (15.84%) RESTful
15 16 (15.84%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (14.85%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
16 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
16 15 (14.85%) Telecoms
17 14 (13.86%) Pair Programming
17 14 (13.86%) HTTP
17 14 (13.86%) OO
17 14 (13.86%) Java

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 13 (12.87%) Node.js
2 11 (10.89%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.96%) nginx
3 4 (3.96%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.96%) Smallworld
3 4 (3.96%) uWSGI
4 3 (2.97%) Confluence
5 2 (1.98%) CMS
5 2 (1.98%) JBoss
5 2 (1.98%) Jetty
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.87%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.95%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.79%) DVB
2 14 (13.86%) HTTP
3 5 (4.95%) Wireshark
4 4 (3.96%) Network Security
5 3 (2.97%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.99%) Internet
6 1 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.90%) MySQL
3 9 (8.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (8.91%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.96%) DB2
4 4 (3.96%) MS Access
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (36.63%) JIRA
2 21 (20.79%) Git (software)
3 18 (17.82%) Subversion
4 6 (5.94%) gulp
5 5 (4.95%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.95%) Jasmine
5 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.95%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (4.95%) Protractor
6 2 (1.98%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.99%) Selenium
7 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.99%) Trac
General
1 15 (14.85%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.97%) Publishing
3 1 (0.99%) Electronics
3 1 (0.99%) Games
3 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (39.60%) Developer
2 15 (14.85%) Test Engineer
3 14 (13.86%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (12.87%) Agile Developer
4 13 (12.87%) Middleware Engineer
4 13 (12.87%) Tester
5 11 (10.89%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.91%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.94%) Junior
8 6 (5.94%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Angular Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) HTML Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Data Centre Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Integration Tester
10 4 (3.96%) IPTV Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) JSON
2 19 (18.81%) Middleware
3 16 (15.84%) HTML
3 16 (15.84%) RESTful
4 13 (12.87%) CSS
5 12 (11.88%) HTML5
6 10 (9.90%) AngularJS
6 10 (9.90%) Web Services
6 10 (9.90%) XML
7 9 (8.91%) CSS3
7 9 (8.91%) Spring
8 7 (6.93%) .NET
9 6 (5.94%) OpenGL
9 6 (5.94%) Qt
10 5 (4.95%) Flash
10 5 (4.95%) Sass
11 4 (3.96%) Django
11 4 (3.96%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (3.96%) REST
11 4 (3.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.75%) IPTV
2 17 (16.83%) DTV
3 16 (15.84%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (10.89%) Over-the-Top Content
5 10 (9.90%) Computer Science
5 10 (9.90%) Device Driver
5 10 (9.90%) MPEG
6 8 (7.92%) Interactive TV
7 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (5.94%) BBC
9 5 (4.95%) User Experience
10 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
10 4 (3.96%) Fat Client
10 4 (3.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (3.96%) Mobile App
10 4 (3.96%) Private Cloud
10 4 (3.96%) Public Cloud
10 4 (3.96%) Thin Client
10 4 (3.96%) Video on Demand
11 3 (2.97%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.70%) Linux
2 22 (21.78%) Unix
3 8 (7.92%) Windows
4 5 (4.95%) Android
5 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.98%) Solaris
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (63.37%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.72%) Functional Testing
2 28 (27.72%) TDD
3 27 (26.73%) Multithreading
4 23 (22.77%) Scrum
5 14 (13.86%) OO
5 14 (13.86%) Pair Programming
6 13 (12.87%) Test Scripting
6 13 (12.87%) User Stories
7 11 (10.89%) Software Architecture
7 11 (10.89%) Test Planning
8 10 (9.90%) API Development
8 10 (9.90%) API Testing
8 10 (9.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (9.90%) Software Testing
9 9 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (8.91%) Regression Testing
10 8 (7.92%) Open Source
11 7 (6.93%) Test Automation
11 7 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (31.68%) JavaScript
2 25 (24.75%) Python
3 21 (20.79%) C
4 19 (18.81%) C++
5 14 (13.86%) Java
6 12 (11.88%) Ruby
7 10 (9.90%) SQL
8 7 (6.93%) Embedded C
8 7 (6.93%) Embedded C++
8 7 (6.93%) Perl
8 7 (6.93%) VB.NET
8 7 (6.93%) VBScript
9 4 (3.96%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.99%) C#
10 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) ISEB
2 5 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) QA
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.92%) Docker
2 6 (5.94%) LXC
2 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.97%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.89%) HP
3 7 (6.93%) EMC
4 6 (5.94%) NetApp
4 6 (5.94%) Oracle
4 6 (5.94%) VMware
5 5 (4.95%) BT
5 5 (4.95%) Ericsson
5 5 (4.95%) Virgin Media
6 4 (3.96%) Arqiva
6 4 (3.96%) OpenTV
7 3 (2.97%) Facebook
7 3 (2.97%) Google
7 3 (2.97%) Rally
7 3 (2.97%) Twitter
8 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.99%) Adobe
9 1 (0.99%) Huawei
9 1 (0.99%) Nokia
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