The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 239 253 228
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Contract jobs citing STB 23 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.11% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.37% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 19
Median daily rate £345 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £342 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £383 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2699 3001 2677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.54% 31.34% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1558 1664 1417
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 159 149
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.85 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.05 £46.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

STB
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STB across the South East region.

STB Daily Rate Trend in the South East

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STB across the South East region.

STB Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

STB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Hampshire +12 9 £330 -
Berkshire +4 5 £345 -9.80%
Surrey +4 5 £388 -
Middlesex -4 2 £340 -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 South East region with a requirement for STB.

1 29 (74.36%) C
1 29 (74.36%) DVB
2 26 (66.67%) C++
2 26 (66.67%) SQL
3 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (61.54%) Git (software)
5 22 (56.41%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (56.41%) Digital TV
5 22 (56.41%) Linux
6 19 (48.72%) MPEG
6 19 (48.72%) TDD
6 19 (48.72%) Scrum
7 18 (46.15%) HTTP
7 18 (46.15%) SOA
7 18 (46.15%) HTML
7 18 (46.15%) HTML5
7 18 (46.15%) NoSQL
7 18 (46.15%) Node.js
7 18 (46.15%) REST
8 17 (43.59%) User Stories
9 16 (41.03%) Degree
10 14 (35.90%) Software Architecture
11 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
11 13 (33.33%) Telecoms
12 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
13 10 (25.64%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
13 10 (25.64%) Embedded C
14 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (17.95%) Embedded C++

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (2.56%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (74.36%) DVB
2 18 (46.15%) HTTP
3 4 (10.26%) UPnP
4 1 (2.56%) BGP
4 1 (2.56%) DOCSIS
4 1 (2.56%) MPLS
4 1 (2.56%) OSPF
4 1 (2.56%) RIP
4 1 (2.56%) SNMP
4 1 (2.56%) SSH
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) Telnet
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) ClearCase
3 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Ant
5 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 13 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Embedded Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Software Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) C Developer
3 8 (20.51%) C/C++ Developer
3 8 (20.51%) C++ Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Development Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Embedded C Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Software Development Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Embedded C Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Embedded Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Software Integration Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Integration Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) HTML
1 18 (46.15%) HTML5
1 18 (46.15%) Node.js
1 18 (46.15%) REST
2 4 (10.26%) Middleware
3 3 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) Flash
4 1 (2.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 22 (56.41%) Digital TV
2 19 (48.72%) MPEG
3 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 10 (25.64%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
7 2 (5.13%) IPTV
8 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.56%) Interactive TV
8 1 (2.56%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (2.56%) Streaming Video
8 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) CentOS
2 4 (10.26%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (48.72%) Scrum
3 19 (48.72%) TDD
4 18 (46.15%) SOA
5 17 (43.59%) User Stories
6 14 (35.90%) Software Architecture
7 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
8 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
9 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) Project Management
11 2 (5.13%) DevOps
11 2 (5.13%) Multithreading
12 1 (2.56%) DRM
12 1 (2.56%) OOP
12 1 (2.56%) Validation
12 1 (2.56%) Video Content Ingestion
12 1 (2.56%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) C
2 26 (66.67%) C++
2 26 (66.67%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) Embedded C
4 7 (17.95%) Embedded C++
5 6 (15.38%) Perl
6 5 (12.82%) Java
6 5 (12.82%) Python
7 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.13%) PHP
8 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
9 1 (2.56%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (2.56%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Docker
1 4 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (10.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) SaltStack
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Adobe
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Apple
4 1 (2.56%) Tektronix