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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 372 382 344
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -38
Contract jobs citing STB 30 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 21
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£413 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.75
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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
8091 9055 7901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.97% 37.21% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5804 6325 5487
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 166 206
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.67 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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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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 +8 2 - - 3
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 29 (38.16%) IPTV
2 28 (36.84%) Linux
3 26 (34.21%) JIRA
3 26 (34.21%) Video on Demand
4 23 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (28.95%) DTV
6 17 (22.37%) UNIX
7 15 (19.74%) MPEG
7 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
8 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
8 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 14 (18.42%) Test Planning
9 13 (17.11%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (17.11%) DVB
9 13 (17.11%) Python
9 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
10 12 (15.79%) SQL
10 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 12 (15.79%) Over-the-Top Content
11 11 (14.47%) C
11 11 (14.47%) C++
11 11 (14.47%) HP
12 10 (13.16%) ISEB
13 9 (11.84%) TDD
13 9 (11.84%) Degree
13 9 (11.84%) MS Office
13 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
13 9 (11.84%) BDD
14 8 (10.53%) CSS

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (2.63%) Confluence
1 2 (2.63%) uiautomator
1 2 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.84%) MS Office
3 4 (5.26%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) DVB
2 5 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.63%) DLNA
3 2 (2.63%) Internet
3 2 (2.63%) Broadband
3 2 (2.63%) FTP
3 2 (2.63%) HTTP
3 2 (2.63%) UPnP
4 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.32%) DHCP
4 1 (1.32%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.32%) LDAP
4 1 (1.32%) Wireless
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) Telnet
4 1 (1.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (34.21%) JIRA
2 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.26%) Hudson
4 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.95%) Selenium
5 3 (3.95%) FitNesse
5 3 (3.95%) ClearCase
5 3 (3.95%) Calabash
5 3 (3.95%) Appium
6 2 (2.63%) Trac
6 2 (2.63%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.63%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) Xcode
7 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.32%) JUnit
General
1 6 (7.89%) Multimedia
2 5 (6.58%) Electronics
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Billing
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Tester
2 12 (15.79%) Developer
3 10 (13.16%) Test Manager
3 10 (13.16%) Manual Tester
4 8 (10.53%) Junior
4 8 (10.53%) Junior Tester
4 8 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Python Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Senior Tester
6 3 (3.95%) Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Architect
6 3 (3.95%) UI Developer
6 3 (3.95%) UI Programmer
6 3 (3.95%) Automation Tester
7 2 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Django Developer
7 2 (2.63%) Designer
7 2 (2.63%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) CSS
1 8 (10.53%) HTML
1 8 (10.53%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) Middleware
3 5 (6.58%) HTML5
4 4 (5.26%) POSIX
5 2 (2.63%) CSS3
5 2 (2.63%) Android SDK
5 2 (2.63%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) Django
5 2 (2.63%) jQuery
6 1 (1.32%) JSON
6 1 (1.32%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.32%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.16%) IPTV
2 26 (34.21%) Video on Demand
3 22 (28.95%) DTV
4 15 (19.74%) MPEG
5 12 (15.79%) Over-the-Top Content
6 7 (9.21%) User Experience
7 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
8 5 (6.58%) Streaming Video
9 4 (5.26%) Streaming Media
10 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
11 1 (1.32%) iDTV
11 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Linux
2 17 (22.37%) UNIX
3 4 (5.26%) Android
4 3 (3.95%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.63%) Windows
5 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
3 14 (18.42%) Test Planning
4 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 9 (11.84%) TDD
5 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
5 9 (11.84%) BDD
6 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 7 (9.21%) DRM
7 7 (9.21%) Automated Testing
7 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
8 6 (7.89%) User Stories
9 5 (6.58%) Kanban
9 5 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Functional Testing
10 4 (5.26%) Scrum
10 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.95%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.95%) Web Development
11 3 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) Python
1 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
2 12 (15.79%) SQL
3 11 (14.47%) C
3 11 (14.47%) C++
4 8 (10.53%) VBScript
4 8 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.58%) Ruby
6 2 (2.63%) Java
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) ISEB
2 9 (11.84%) Degree
2 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.32%) NDS
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
1 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Nagios
2 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.47%) HP
3 1 (1.32%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) Google
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
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