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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 350 380 349
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -31
Contract jobs citing STB 58 26 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.34% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 51
Average daily rate £500 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £432 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
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
7455 7583 8329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 36.16% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5209 5328 5647
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 143 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.20 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the London region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 4 £350 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £375 -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 68 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) TDD
3 38 (40.43%) Scrum
3 38 (40.43%) Multithreading
4 35 (37.23%) Pair Programming
4 35 (37.23%) Unix
5 34 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (34.04%) Java
7 30 (31.91%) Spring
8 29 (30.85%) Tomcat
8 29 (30.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 29 (30.85%) NoSQL
9 26 (27.66%) MongoDB
10 23 (24.47%) Functional Testing
10 23 (24.47%) JIRA
11 22 (23.40%) IPTV
11 22 (23.40%) Jetty
12 20 (21.28%) JavaScript
13 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
13 18 (19.15%) Over-the-Top Content
14 17 (18.09%) C
15 16 (17.02%) User Stories
16 14 (14.89%) User Experience
16 14 (14.89%) Linux
16 14 (14.89%) HTTP
17 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (12.77%) RESTful
18 12 (12.77%) DTV
18 12 (12.77%) MPEG
18 12 (12.77%) C++

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 29 (30.85%) Tomcat
2 22 (23.40%) Jetty
3 6 (6.38%) Node.js
4 5 (5.32%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.32%) Smallworld
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.38%) MS Office
3 4 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.06%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 34 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.89%) HTTP
2 9 (9.57%) DVB
2 9 (9.57%) Wireshark
3 6 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (5.32%) Bluetooth
4 5 (5.32%) Network Security
5 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.06%) Broadband
6 1 (1.06%) HbbTV
6 1 (1.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.85%) Apache Cassandra
1 29 (30.85%) NoSQL
2 26 (27.66%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.32%) DB2
3 5 (5.32%) MySQL
3 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (24.47%) JIRA
2 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.57%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.51%) Subversion
5 7 (7.45%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.32%) gulp
6 5 (5.32%) Jasmine
6 5 (5.32%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (5.32%) Protractor
7 2 (2.13%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.13%) Selenium
8 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.06%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.06%) Hudson
8 1 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.13%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (50.00%) Developer
2 31 (32.98%) Agile Developer
3 29 (30.85%) Java Developer
4 27 (28.72%) Agile Java Developer
5 13 (13.83%) Tester
6 10 (10.64%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (7.45%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Middleware Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Angular Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Data Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Data Centre Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Embedded Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (5.32%) IPTV Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.91%) Spring
2 12 (12.77%) RESTful
3 9 (9.57%) Middleware
4 8 (8.51%) JSON
5 7 (7.45%) XML
6 6 (6.38%) HTML
6 6 (6.38%) XSD
7 5 (5.32%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.32%) Sass
7 5 (5.32%) Web Services
8 4 (4.26%) .NET
8 4 (4.26%) OpenGL
8 4 (4.26%) Qt
9 2 (2.13%) HTML5
10 1 (1.06%) CSS
10 1 (1.06%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) IPTV
2 18 (19.15%) Over-the-Top Content
3 14 (14.89%) User Experience
4 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (12.77%) DTV
5 12 (12.77%) MPEG
6 9 (9.57%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (9.57%) Video on Demand
7 8 (8.51%) Device Driver
8 7 (7.45%) Computer Science
9 6 (6.38%) Fat Client
9 6 (6.38%) Interactive TV
9 6 (6.38%) Thin Client
10 5 (5.32%) BBC
10 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
10 5 (5.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (5.32%) iDTV
10 5 (5.32%) Private Cloud
10 5 (5.32%) Public Cloud
11 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 35 (37.23%) Unix
2 14 (14.89%) Linux
3 8 (8.51%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) TDD
3 38 (40.43%) Multithreading
3 38 (40.43%) Scrum
4 35 (37.23%) Pair Programming
5 23 (24.47%) Functional Testing
6 16 (17.02%) User Stories
7 11 (11.70%) Concurrent Programming
7 11 (11.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (9.57%) API Testing
8 9 (9.57%) Test Scripting
9 8 (8.51%) Defect Management
9 8 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (8.51%) Software Architecture
10 7 (7.45%) API Development
10 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.45%) ITIL
10 7 (7.45%) OO
11 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.04%) Java
2 20 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.09%) C
4 12 (12.77%) C++
5 10 (10.64%) Python
6 9 (9.57%) Ruby
7 6 (6.38%) ANSI C
7 6 (6.38%) SQL
8 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.26%) VBScript
9 2 (2.13%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.13%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.06%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) ISEB
2 4 (4.26%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Docker
1 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.26%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) EMC
2 9 (9.57%) HP
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle
4 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.38%) OpenTV
5 5 (5.32%) BT
5 5 (5.32%) Ericsson
5 5 (5.32%) NetApp
5 5 (5.32%) VMware
6 2 (2.13%) CA
6 2 (2.13%) Rally
7 1 (1.06%) Adobe
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