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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 383 347 360
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +13
Contract jobs citing STB 19 57 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.25% 0.097%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.68% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 14
Average daily rate
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£305 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.80% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £502 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00
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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
7546 8392 7951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.29% 37.46% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5143 5874 5586
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 162 163
Average hourly rate £19.09 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 - - - - 2
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (42.00%) Linux
2 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) IPTV
3 17 (34.00%) JIRA
3 17 (34.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (30.00%) C++
5 14 (28.00%) Video on Demand
6 12 (24.00%) SQL
6 12 (24.00%) Python
7 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
7 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.00%) Test Planning
8 9 (18.00%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (18.00%) UNIX
8 9 (18.00%) HP
8 9 (18.00%) DTV
9 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
9 8 (16.00%) DVB
9 8 (16.00%) ISEB
9 8 (16.00%) Degree
9 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (16.00%) BDD
10 7 (14.00%) MPEG
10 7 (14.00%) OO
10 7 (14.00%) MySQL
10 7 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (14.00%) TDD
11 6 (12.00%) MS Office
11 6 (12.00%) VBScript

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (2.00%) Apache
1 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
3 4 (8.00%) Mingle
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) DVB
2 7 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (12.00%) Bluetooth
3 6 (12.00%) HTTP
3 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) DOCSIS
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.00%) Trac
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Games
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Tester
2 9 (18.00%) Test Manager
3 7 (14.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Manual Tester
4 6 (12.00%) Junior Tester
4 6 (12.00%) Junior
5 5 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Tester
8 2 (4.00%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Designer
8 2 (4.00%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) UI Designer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Test Development Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
2 4 (8.00%) HTML5
3 3 (6.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) Middleware
3 3 (6.00%) Django
4 2 (4.00%) OpenGL
4 2 (4.00%) Qt
5 1 (2.00%) CSS3
5 1 (2.00%) POSIX
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.00%) IPTV
2 14 (28.00%) Video on Demand
3 9 (18.00%) DTV
4 7 (14.00%) MPEG
5 5 (10.00%) User Experience
6 4 (8.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (4.00%) Streaming Media
7 2 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (2.00%) Xbox
8 1 (2.00%) iDTV
8 1 (2.00%) Streaming Video
8 1 (2.00%) New Media
8 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Linux
2 9 (18.00%) UNIX
3 4 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Android
3 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (22.00%) Test Planning
4 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.00%) BDD
5 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 7 (14.00%) TDD
6 7 (14.00%) OO
7 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Kanban
8 5 (10.00%) User Stories
9 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Usability Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Pair Programming
10 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
10 2 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) C++
2 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) Python
3 6 (12.00%) VBScript
3 6 (12.00%) VB.NET
4 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
1 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Apple
3 1 (2.00%) Roku
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