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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 410 411 399
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing STB 25 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.30% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 36
Median daily rate £325 £500 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £124 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -
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
8197 8769 9194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.23% 37.54% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5767 6065 6248
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 167 205
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 - 2 - -
Osterley - 2 £155 -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.67%) JIRA
3 27 (36.00%) DVB
4 23 (30.67%) Python
5 21 (28.00%) SQL
5 21 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
7 18 (24.00%) Linux
7 18 (24.00%) TDD
8 17 (22.67%) Digital TV
9 16 (21.33%) Unix
10 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
11 14 (18.67%) JSON
11 14 (18.67%) Functional Testing
12 13 (17.33%) HTML
12 13 (17.33%) OOP
13 12 (16.00%) MS Office
13 12 (16.00%) Software Testing
14 11 (14.67%) Scrum
14 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
14 11 (14.67%) XML
14 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (14.67%) Test Scripting
14 11 (14.67%) Test Planning
15 10 (13.33%) Degree
15 10 (13.33%) Android
15 10 (13.33%) OO
15 10 (13.33%) MPEG
15 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing

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 8 (10.67%) Confluence
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.00%) CMS
4 2 (2.67%) JBoss
4 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.33%) nginx
5 1 (1.33%) uWSGI
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.00%) MS Office
3 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.00%) DVB
2 4 (5.33%) HTTP
3 2 (2.67%) Internet
3 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.33%) Broadband
4 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.33%) LDAP
4 1 (1.33%) Network Security
4 1 (1.33%) SSL
4 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 5 (6.67%) MS Access
2 4 (5.33%) MySQL
3 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (38.67%) JIRA
2 9 (12.00%) Subversion
3 4 (5.33%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.00%) Selenium
4 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.33%) Trac
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
1 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) German Language
3 1 (1.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) Tester
3 12 (16.00%) Test Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Python Developer
5 8 (10.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Manual Tester
7 6 (8.00%) Integration Tester
7 6 (8.00%) Junior
8 4 (5.33%) Embedded Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Graduate
8 4 (5.33%) HTML Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Junior Test Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Graduate Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) iOS Android Developer
9 3 (4.00%) iOS Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Java Android Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Middleware Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) JSON
2 13 (17.33%) HTML
3 11 (14.67%) XML
4 9 (12.00%) REST
5 8 (10.67%) .NET
5 8 (10.67%) HTML5
5 8 (10.67%) Node.js
5 8 (10.67%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (10.67%) Web Services
6 7 (9.33%) CSS
7 6 (8.00%) Middleware
8 5 (6.67%) CSS3
8 5 (6.67%) OAuth
9 4 (5.33%) Flash
9 4 (5.33%) RESTful
10 3 (4.00%) SOAP
11 1 (1.33%) Django
11 1 (1.33%) OpenGL
11 1 (1.33%) Qt
11 1 (1.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Digital TV
2 10 (13.33%) MPEG
3 7 (9.33%) IPTV
4 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (6.67%) Video on Demand
6 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.33%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (5.33%) Interactive TV
7 2 (2.67%) BBC
7 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.67%) New Media
8 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.33%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.33%) User Experience
8 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Linux
2 16 (21.33%) Unix
3 10 (13.33%) Android
4 9 (12.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.67%) Windows
6 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.67%) Solaris
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) TDD
3 14 (18.67%) Functional Testing
4 13 (17.33%) OOP
5 12 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 11 (14.67%) Automated Testing
6 11 (14.67%) Scrum
6 11 (14.67%) Test Planning
6 11 (14.67%) Test Scripting
6 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (13.33%) OO
7 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 6 (8.00%) BDD
8 6 (8.00%) Open Source
8 6 (8.00%) System Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Multithreading
10 4 (5.33%) Android Development
10 4 (5.33%) iOS Development
10 4 (5.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.67%) Python
2 21 (28.00%) SQL
3 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.67%) C
4 8 (10.67%) C++
4 8 (10.67%) VB.NET
4 8 (10.67%) VBScript
5 7 (9.33%) Java
6 6 (8.00%) Perl
7 5 (6.67%) Embedded C
7 5 (6.67%) Embedded C++
7 5 (6.67%) Ruby
8 1 (1.33%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 8 (10.67%) ISEB
2 8 (10.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Docker
2 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.67%) Ansible
3 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) HP
3 5 (6.67%) Facebook
3 5 (6.67%) Google
3 5 (6.67%) Twitter
4 2 (2.67%) NetApp
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.67%) Roku
4 2 (2.67%) Virgin Media
4 2 (2.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) BT
5 1 (1.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.33%) Huawei
5 1 (1.33%) Nokia
5 1 (1.33%) OpenTV
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