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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 374 384 388
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing STB 48 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.60% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 30
Median daily rate £375 £475 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £154 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £598 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £38.00
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
7921 8544 8869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.70% 36.49% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5623 5990 6069
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 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 149 155
Median hourly rate £19.23 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.20 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £52.17 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +61 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Osterley - 4 £210 -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 62 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (41.58%) JIRA
3 34 (33.66%) Linux
4 33 (32.67%) Python
5 30 (29.70%) Functional Testing
6 28 (27.72%) DVB
7 26 (25.74%) JavaScript
8 24 (23.76%) JSON
9 22 (21.78%) Multithreading
9 22 (21.78%) Unix
9 22 (21.78%) TDD
10 21 (20.79%) C
10 21 (20.79%) IPTV
11 20 (19.80%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (19.80%) Digital TV
12 19 (18.81%) Subversion
12 19 (18.81%) C++
12 19 (18.81%) Middleware
12 19 (18.81%) Embedded Systems
13 18 (17.82%) MS Excel
13 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
13 18 (17.82%) HTML
13 18 (17.82%) Scrum
14 16 (15.84%) OO
15 15 (14.85%) MS Office
15 15 (14.85%) Telecoms
15 15 (14.85%) RESTful
15 15 (14.85%) Git (software)
16 13 (12.87%) Software Testing
16 13 (12.87%) SQL

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 6 (5.94%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.95%) Confluence
3 4 (3.96%) nginx
3 4 (3.96%) uWSGI
4 3 (2.97%) CMS
5 2 (1.98%) JBoss
5 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.98%) Smallworld
Applications
1 18 (17.82%) MS Excel
2 15 (14.85%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.72%) DVB
2 13 (12.87%) HTTP
3 4 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.97%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.97%) Network Security
5 2 (1.98%) Internet
5 2 (1.98%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.99%) Broadband
6 1 (0.99%) LDAP
6 1 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.92%) MySQL
3 5 (4.95%) MS Access
3 5 (4.95%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.98%) DB2
5 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (41.58%) JIRA
2 19 (18.81%) Subversion
3 15 (14.85%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.96%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.97%) gulp
5 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.97%) Selenium
5 3 (2.97%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.98%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.98%) Protractor
7 1 (0.99%) Trac
General
1 15 (14.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.98%) Publishing
3 1 (0.99%) Electronics
3 1 (0.99%) Games
3 1 (0.99%) German Language
3 1 (0.99%) Italian Language
3 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Developer
2 19 (18.81%) Tester
3 16 (15.84%) Test Engineer
4 13 (12.87%) Middleware Engineer
5 11 (10.89%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Agile Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Integration Tester
7 7 (6.93%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Junior
7 7 (6.93%) Python Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Manual Tester
9 5 (4.95%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) HTML Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Django Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Junior Test Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Mobile Tester
10 4 (3.96%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.76%) JSON
2 19 (18.81%) Middleware
3 18 (17.82%) HTML
4 15 (14.85%) RESTful
5 13 (12.87%) XML
6 12 (11.88%) CSS
6 12 (11.88%) HTML5
7 11 (10.89%) Node.js
7 11 (10.89%) Web Services
8 9 (8.91%) CSS3
9 7 (6.93%) .NET
9 7 (6.93%) AngularJS
9 7 (6.93%) REST
10 6 (5.94%) OpenGL
10 6 (5.94%) Qt
11 5 (4.95%) Flash
11 5 (4.95%) OAuth
12 4 (3.96%) Django
12 4 (3.96%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (3.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.79%) IPTV
2 20 (19.80%) Digital TV
3 19 (18.81%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (9.90%) Computer Science
4 10 (9.90%) Device Driver
4 10 (9.90%) MPEG
5 7 (6.93%) Interactive TV
6 6 (5.94%) Over-the-Top Content
6 6 (5.94%) Video on Demand
7 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.96%) BBC
9 3 (2.97%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.97%) Mathematics
9 3 (2.97%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.97%) User Experience
10 2 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.98%) New Media
10 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.66%) Linux
2 22 (21.78%) Unix
3 9 (8.91%) Android
4 8 (7.92%) Apple iOS
5 7 (6.93%) Windows
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.98%) Solaris
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.70%) Functional Testing
3 22 (21.78%) Multithreading
3 22 (21.78%) TDD
4 18 (17.82%) Scrum
5 16 (15.84%) OO
6 13 (12.87%) Software Testing
7 12 (11.88%) Test Planning
7 12 (11.88%) Test Scripting
8 11 (10.89%) Software Architecture
9 10 (9.90%) API Development
9 10 (9.90%) API Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.91%) Automated Testing
10 9 (8.91%) OOP
10 9 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.92%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.93%) Mentoring
12 7 (6.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 33 (32.67%) Python
2 26 (25.74%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.79%) C
4 19 (18.81%) C++
5 13 (12.87%) SQL
6 12 (11.88%) Ruby
7 11 (10.89%) Java
8 10 (9.90%) Perl
9 7 (6.93%) Embedded C
9 7 (6.93%) Embedded C++
9 7 (6.93%) VB.NET
9 7 (6.93%) VBScript
10 3 (2.97%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.99%) C#
11 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) ISEB
2 7 (6.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Docker
2 6 (5.94%) LXC
3 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (19.80%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.95%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.90%) HP
3 5 (4.95%) EMC
3 5 (4.95%) Facebook
3 5 (4.95%) Google
3 5 (4.95%) Twitter
4 4 (3.96%) Ericsson
4 4 (3.96%) NetApp
4 4 (3.96%) Oracle
4 4 (3.96%) Virgin Media
4 4 (3.96%) VMware
5 3 (2.97%) BT
5 3 (2.97%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.98%) Arqiva
6 2 (1.98%) Huawei
6 2 (1.98%) Nokia
6 2 (1.98%) Rally
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.99%) Adobe
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