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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
England / London
Rank 384 363 387
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +24
Contract jobs citing STB 25 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.75% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 50 26
Median daily rate £425 £500 £312
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +60.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%

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
7018 7595 7647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.10% 36.17% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4843 5248 5381
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 136 149
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 4 £390 +11.42%
Osterley - 2 £438 -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) JIRA
2 20 (40.82%) Python
3 15 (30.61%) Degree
4 13 (26.53%) Linux
4 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
5 11 (22.45%) Digital TV
5 11 (22.45%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (20.41%) DVB
6 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
7 9 (18.37%) SQL
7 9 (18.37%) Unix
8 8 (16.33%) OO
8 8 (16.33%) HTTP
8 8 (16.33%) C
8 8 (16.33%) C++
8 8 (16.33%) HTML
8 8 (16.33%) MPEG
8 8 (16.33%) Games
8 8 (16.33%) Scrum
8 8 (16.33%) Video on Demand
8 8 (16.33%) Confluence
8 8 (16.33%) Software Architecture
8 8 (16.33%) HTML5
9 7 (14.29%) Node.js
9 7 (14.29%) JSON
9 7 (14.29%) IPTV
9 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
9 7 (14.29%) Subversion
9 7 (14.29%) Middleware

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 (16.33%) Confluence
2 5 (10.20%) nginx
2 5 (10.20%) uWSGI
3 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) DVB
2 8 (16.33%) HTTP
3 2 (4.08%) LDAP
4 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) SSL
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) JIRA
2 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.29%) Subversion
4 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) gulp
General
1 8 (16.33%) Games
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Developer
2 6 (12.24%) Python Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Django Developer
3 5 (10.20%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Manual Tester
3 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Tester
4 4 (8.16%) Graduate
4 4 (8.16%) Middleware Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Python/Django Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Graduate Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Project Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.08%) C Developer
6 2 (4.08%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded C Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) HTML
1 8 (16.33%) HTML5
2 7 (14.29%) JSON
2 7 (14.29%) Middleware
2 7 (14.29%) Node.js
3 6 (12.24%) CSS
3 6 (12.24%) RESTful
4 5 (10.20%) .NET
4 5 (10.20%) AngularJS
4 5 (10.20%) CSS3
4 5 (10.20%) Django
4 5 (10.20%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (8.16%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.08%) REST
7 1 (2.04%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (2.04%) Flash
7 1 (2.04%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.04%) Qt
7 1 (2.04%) XML
7 1 (2.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Digital TV
1 11 (22.45%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (16.33%) MPEG
2 8 (16.33%) Video on Demand
3 7 (14.29%) IPTV
3 7 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.16%) Device Driver
5 4 (8.16%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (8.16%) Streaming Video
6 2 (4.08%) HP Storage
7 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.04%) Interactive TV
7 1 (2.04%) PlayStation
7 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.04%) User Experience
7 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.33%) OO
2 8 (16.33%) Scrum
2 8 (16.33%) Software Architecture
3 7 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.24%) TDD
5 5 (10.20%) API Development
5 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Code Optimisation
5 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.20%) Multithreading
5 5 (10.20%) OOP
5 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Web Development
6 4 (8.16%) API Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Coaching
6 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) Python
2 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) C
4 8 (16.33%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) Perl
5 5 (10.20%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.20%) VBScript
6 4 (8.16%) Ruby
7 2 (4.08%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.08%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.08%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.04%) ANSI C
8 1 (2.04%) C#
8 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) ISEB
2 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) Ansible
2 2 (4.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
1 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
1 2 (4.08%) HP
1 2 (4.08%) VMware
2 1 (2.04%) Huawei
2 1 (2.04%) OpenTV
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