The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 360 385 375
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Contract jobs citing STB 39 27 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.34% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £100 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -16.66%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7227 7919 8181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.65% 32.65% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4852 5457 5531
Average daily rate £450 £462 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 172 204
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.59 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
STB
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 5 £450 +12.50% 2
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (40.23%) JIRA
2 31 (35.63%) Python
3 29 (33.33%) UNIX
4 28 (32.18%) Linux
5 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (28.74%) DTV
7 23 (26.44%) DVB
8 21 (24.14%) SQL
9 18 (20.69%) TDD
10 17 (19.54%) MPEG
10 17 (19.54%) Software Testing
11 16 (18.39%) Ruby
12 15 (17.24%) IPTV
13 14 (16.09%) Git (software)
13 14 (16.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
13 14 (16.09%) ISEB
13 14 (16.09%) C
14 13 (14.94%) Middleware
14 13 (14.94%) Degree
15 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
16 11 (12.64%) Hudson
16 11 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (12.64%) Test Scripting
16 11 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
16 11 (12.64%) C++
17 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
17 10 (11.49%) Electronics
18 9 (10.34%) Scrum
18 9 (10.34%) Perl

STB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) MS Office
3 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.45%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.30%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.44%) DVB
2 3 (3.45%) LDAP
2 3 (3.45%) HTTP
3 2 (2.30%) Multicast
3 2 (2.30%) NAS
3 2 (2.30%) Broadband
3 2 (2.30%) DHCP
3 2 (2.30%) FTP
3 2 (2.30%) Telnet
3 2 (2.30%) Firewall
3 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.30%) Wireless
4 1 (1.15%) UPnP
4 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.15%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) MySQL
2 7 (8.05%) MS Access
3 1 (1.15%) SQLite
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (40.23%) JIRA
2 14 (16.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 11 (12.64%) Hudson
5 7 (8.05%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.05%) Calabash
6 5 (5.75%) Trac
6 5 (5.75%) Subversion
7 3 (3.45%) ClearCase
7 3 (3.45%) Bugzilla
7 3 (3.45%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.30%) Selenium
8 2 (2.30%) Xcode
8 2 (2.30%) GDB
8 2 (2.30%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.15%) Redmine
9 1 (1.15%) JUnit
9 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (11.49%) Electronics
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.45%) Advertising
2 3 (3.45%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Front Office
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Tester
2 16 (18.39%) Developer
2 16 (18.39%) Test Engineer
3 7 (8.05%) Analyst
4 6 (6.90%) Junior
4 6 (6.90%) Python Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Manual Tester
5 5 (5.75%) Software Tester
6 4 (4.60%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Junior Tester
7 3 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Designer
7 3 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Middleware Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) Middleware
2 7 (8.05%) .NET
3 5 (5.75%) POSIX
3 5 (5.75%) HTML
3 5 (5.75%) Android SDK
4 3 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.45%) CSS
5 2 (2.30%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.30%) XML-RPC
5 2 (2.30%) JSON
5 2 (2.30%) Twisted
5 2 (2.30%) WebKit
5 2 (2.30%) HTML5
5 2 (2.30%) Qt
6 1 (1.15%) RESTful
6 1 (1.15%) Velocity
6 1 (1.15%) MHP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.74%) DTV
2 17 (19.54%) MPEG
3 15 (17.24%) IPTV
4 9 (10.34%) Video on Demand
4 9 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (9.20%) Mobile App
6 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
6 7 (8.05%) Streaming Video
7 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.30%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.15%) MHEG
8 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.15%) Firmware
8 1 (1.15%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.33%) UNIX
2 28 (32.18%) Linux
3 8 (9.20%) Android
4 7 (8.05%) Windows
5 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.45%) CentOS
7 2 (2.30%) Debian
7 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.69%) TDD
3 17 (19.54%) Software Testing
4 11 (12.64%) Test Scripting
4 11 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.34%) Scrum
6 8 (9.20%) Regression Testing
6 8 (9.20%) BDD
7 7 (8.05%) ATDD
7 7 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.90%) OO
8 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.75%) OOP
9 5 (5.75%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.60%) Multithreading
10 4 (4.60%) UML
10 4 (4.60%) DRM
10 4 (4.60%) Software Architecture
11 3 (3.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) Python
2 21 (24.14%) SQL
3 16 (18.39%) Ruby
4 14 (16.09%) C
5 11 (12.64%) C++
6 9 (10.34%) Perl
7 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.90%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.75%) VBScript
9 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.45%) Java
11 2 (2.30%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.15%) VBA
12 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.15%) C#
12 1 (1.15%) PHP
12 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) ISEB
1 14 (16.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (14.94%) Degree
3 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
1 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (1.15%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.45%) Nagios
2 3 (3.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.90%) HP
3 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.15%) Google
4 1 (1.15%) Huawei
4 1 (1.15%) Microgen
4 1 (1.15%) CA
4 1 (1.15%) Sun
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle
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