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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 385 380 347
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs citing STB 34 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.42% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 28
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£425 £338 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £108 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £463 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
8376 9335 8345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.05% 37.37% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5944 6591 5748
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 163 207
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £48.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +2 3 £250 -21.25%
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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%) Linux
1 29 (38.16%) IPTV
2 26 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (31.58%) Video on Demand
4 23 (30.26%) JIRA
4 23 (30.26%) DTV
5 16 (21.05%) UNIX
6 15 (19.74%) Python
6 15 (19.74%) DVB
7 13 (17.11%) MPEG
7 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
7 13 (17.11%) Over-the-Top Content
8 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 12 (15.79%) C
8 12 (15.79%) C++
9 10 (13.16%) SQL
9 10 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
10 9 (11.84%) Test Planning
10 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
10 9 (11.84%) Middleware
10 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
10 9 (11.84%) Degree
10 9 (11.84%) Software Testing
11 8 (10.53%) TDD
11 8 (10.53%) HP
11 8 (10.53%) User Experience
11 8 (10.53%) Manual Testing
12 7 (9.21%) BDD
12 7 (9.21%) User Stories

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (3.95%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) uiautomator
2 2 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) DVB
2 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.63%) LDAP
3 2 (2.63%) Broadband
3 2 (2.63%) FTP
3 2 (2.63%) UPnP
3 2 (2.63%) Internet
3 2 (2.63%) DLNA
4 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.32%) NAS
4 1 (1.32%) HTTP
4 1 (1.32%) DHCP
4 1 (1.32%) Wireless
4 1 (1.32%) Telnet
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (30.26%) JIRA
2 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) Hudson
3 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.95%) Calabash
5 3 (3.95%) Appium
5 3 (3.95%) Selenium
5 3 (3.95%) FitNesse
5 3 (3.95%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.63%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.63%) Subversion
6 2 (2.63%) Trac
7 1 (1.32%) JUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Xcode
7 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (7.89%) Electronics
1 6 (7.89%) Multimedia
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Billing
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Tester
2 12 (15.79%) Developer
3 10 (13.16%) Test Manager
4 7 (9.21%) Manual Tester
4 7 (9.21%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Junior Tester
5 5 (6.58%) Junior
6 4 (5.26%) Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 4 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) UI Developer
7 3 (3.95%) UI Programmer
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) Middleware
2 7 (9.21%) HTML
2 7 (9.21%) CSS
3 6 (7.89%) .NET
4 5 (6.58%) POSIX
5 4 (5.26%) HTML5
6 2 (2.63%) Django
6 2 (2.63%) jQuery
6 2 (2.63%) CSS3
6 2 (2.63%) Android SDK
6 2 (2.63%) XML
7 1 (1.32%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.32%) XML-RPC
7 1 (1.32%) JSON
7 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.32%) Qt
7 1 (1.32%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.16%) IPTV
2 24 (31.58%) Video on Demand
3 23 (30.26%) DTV
4 13 (17.11%) MPEG
4 13 (17.11%) Over-the-Top Content
5 8 (10.53%) User Experience
6 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
7 5 (6.58%) Streaming Video
7 5 (6.58%) Streaming Media
8 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.32%) iDTV
10 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.16%) Linux
2 16 (21.05%) UNIX
3 4 (5.26%) Android
4 3 (3.95%) Windows
5 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.63%) CentOS
5 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
4 9 (11.84%) Software Testing
4 9 (11.84%) Test Planning
5 8 (10.53%) TDD
5 8 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 7 (9.21%) BDD
6 7 (9.21%) DRM
6 7 (9.21%) User Stories
7 6 (7.89%) Functional Testing
7 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
7 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.58%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.26%) Scrum
9 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.95%) Kanban
10 3 (3.95%) Software Architecture
10 3 (3.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) Python
2 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.79%) C
3 12 (15.79%) C++
4 10 (13.16%) SQL
5 7 (9.21%) Ruby
6 5 (6.58%) VBScript
6 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.95%) Perl
8 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.63%) Java
9 1 (1.32%) C#
9 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Degree
2 7 (9.21%) ISEB
3 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.63%) vSphere
2 1 (1.32%) NDS
2 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.63%) Nagios
2 2 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (1.32%) Google
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