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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 378 377 395
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing STB 46 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.41% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 7
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£438 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
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
8290 8626 9188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.54% 37.64% 39.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5780 5888 6257
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £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 150 145 204
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -11.11% 5
Hounslow - 1 £650 -
Isleworth - 1 £375 - 1
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) SQL
2 21 (29.17%) Linux
3 20 (27.78%) HTML
4 19 (26.39%) IPTV
5 18 (25.00%) Python
5 18 (25.00%) HTML5
6 17 (23.61%) Apple iOS
6 17 (23.61%) Android
7 16 (22.22%) JIRA
7 16 (22.22%) UNIX
8 14 (19.44%) DVB
8 14 (19.44%) MySQL
8 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
8 14 (19.44%) Games
8 14 (19.44%) Over-the-Top Content
9 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
10 12 (16.67%) Roku
10 12 (16.67%) Streaming Video
10 12 (16.67%) DTV
10 12 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 11 (15.28%) MS Office
12 10 (13.89%) Apple
12 10 (13.89%) TDD
12 10 (13.89%) Xbox
12 10 (13.89%) Chromecast
12 10 (13.89%) Apple TV
12 10 (13.89%) PlayStation

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (8.33%) Confluence
2 5 (6.94%) Apache
3 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.56%) Jetty
4 3 (4.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Kondor+
1 4 (5.56%) Misys Midas
1 4 (5.56%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) DVB
2 6 (8.33%) HTTP
2 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.94%) LDAP
4 4 (5.56%) Bluetooth
4 4 (5.56%) ISDN
4 4 (5.56%) LAN
4 4 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.56%) PABX
5 2 (2.78%) DOCSIS
6 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) MySQL
2 6 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.56%) MS Access
3 4 (5.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) JIRA
2 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.39%) Subversion
4 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.39%) Trac
4 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
General
1 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
1 14 (19.44%) Games
2 3 (4.17%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) German Language
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Developer
2 14 (19.44%) Architect
2 14 (19.44%) Tester
3 7 (9.72%) Junior
3 7 (9.72%) Manual Tester
3 7 (9.72%) Junior Tester
4 6 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Release Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.78%) HTML
2 18 (25.00%) HTML5
3 7 (9.72%) .NET
4 6 (8.33%) CSS
5 4 (5.56%) Web Services
5 4 (5.56%) Spring
6 3 (4.17%) Django
6 3 (4.17%) Middleware
6 3 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.78%) Express
7 2 (2.78%) CSS3
7 2 (2.78%) Qt
7 2 (2.78%) NumPy
7 2 (2.78%) SOAP
8 1 (1.39%) DOM
8 1 (1.39%) POSIX
8 1 (1.39%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.39%) jQuery
8 1 (1.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) IPTV
2 14 (19.44%) Over-the-Top Content
3 12 (16.67%) DTV
3 12 (16.67%) Streaming Video
4 10 (13.89%) Chromecast
4 10 (13.89%) Apple TV
4 10 (13.89%) PlayStation
4 10 (13.89%) Xbox
5 9 (12.50%) MPEG
6 7 (9.72%) Video on Demand
7 4 (5.56%) iSeries
8 3 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.78%) SWIFT
10 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.39%) New Media
10 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.17%) Linux
2 17 (23.61%) Android
2 17 (23.61%) Apple iOS
3 16 (22.22%) UNIX
4 6 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.56%) Windows
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.78%) CentOS
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.39%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
3 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
4 10 (13.89%) TDD
5 9 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 8 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 8 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 7 (9.72%) Open Source
7 7 (9.72%) Software Architecture
7 7 (9.72%) Scrum
7 7 (9.72%) OO
7 7 (9.72%) Pair Programming
7 7 (9.72%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.33%) Multithreading
8 6 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
9 5 (6.94%) DevOps
9 5 (6.94%) DRM
10 4 (5.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) SQL
2 18 (25.00%) Python
3 8 (11.11%) C++
3 8 (11.11%) Java
4 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.72%) VBScript
4 7 (9.72%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.56%) VBA
5 4 (5.56%) Ruby
6 3 (4.17%) C
7 2 (2.78%) Perl
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.39%) BrightScript
8 1 (1.39%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) ISEB
1 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (9.72%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.94%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) RHCE
4 1 (1.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 5 (6.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 12 (16.67%) Roku
2 10 (13.89%) Apple
3 9 (12.50%) HP
3 9 (12.50%) VMware
4 5 (6.94%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.56%) Citrix
5 4 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (5.56%) Reuters
5 4 (5.56%) Cisco
6 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.78%) Tandberg
6 2 (2.78%) Broadcom
7 1 (1.39%) CA
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