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 30 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 250 245 229
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing STB 19 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.47% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 10
Median daily rate £345 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £390 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2824 2975 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.91% 31.82% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1650 1587 1434
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 £260 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £515 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 131 177
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

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 30 May 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 +3 8 £330 - 3
Surrey -4 4 £388 +58.16% 1
Berkshire -15 3 £345 -11.53%
Middlesex - 2 £340 -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 48 (84.21%) C
2 43 (75.44%) DVB
3 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (64.91%) C++
5 35 (61.40%) DTV
6 33 (57.89%) Git (software)
7 32 (56.14%) SQL
8 31 (54.39%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (50.88%) TDD
10 28 (49.12%) Scrum
10 28 (49.12%) HTML
10 28 (49.12%) SOA
10 28 (49.12%) MPEG
10 28 (49.12%) HTTP
10 28 (49.12%) HTML5
10 28 (49.12%) NoSQL
10 28 (49.12%) Node.js
10 28 (49.12%) REST
11 27 (47.37%) User Stories
12 26 (45.61%) Software Architecture
13 22 (38.60%) Linux
14 17 (29.82%) Embedded Systems
14 17 (29.82%) Embedded C
15 16 (28.07%) Telecoms
16 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
17 14 (24.56%) Degree
17 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
18 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (19.30%) Embedded C++
19 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management

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 28 (49.12%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 43 (75.44%) DVB
2 28 (49.12%) HTTP
3 5 (8.77%) UPnP
4 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (49.12%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (57.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.28%) ClearCase
3 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.51%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.75%) Ant
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 16 (28.07%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Embedded Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) Software Engineer
3 16 (28.07%) Developer
4 15 (26.32%) Embedded C Engineer
5 11 (19.30%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 10 (17.54%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 9 (15.79%) C Developer
7 9 (15.79%) Development Engineer
8 8 (14.04%) C/C++ Developer
8 8 (14.04%) C++ Developer
9 7 (12.28%) Embedded C Developer
9 7 (12.28%) Embedded Developer
9 7 (12.28%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
9 7 (12.28%) Real Time Engineer
9 7 (12.28%) Software Development Engineer
10 6 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
10 6 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Developer
10 6 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (8.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 5 (8.77%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (49.12%) HTML
1 28 (49.12%) HTML5
1 28 (49.12%) REST
2 6 (10.53%) Flash
3 4 (7.02%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (61.40%) DTV
2 28 (49.12%) MPEG
3 17 (29.82%) Embedded Systems
4 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
5 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (8.77%) Algorithms
6 5 (8.77%) Data Structures
6 5 (8.77%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.51%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 22 (38.60%) Linux
2 5 (8.77%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.51%) CentOS
3 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (54.39%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (50.88%) TDD
4 28 (49.12%) Scrum
4 28 (49.12%) SOA
5 27 (47.37%) User Stories
6 26 (45.61%) Software Architecture
7 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
8 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
9 7 (12.28%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.77%) OO
10 5 (8.77%) OOP
10 5 (8.77%) Project Management
11 3 (5.26%) Multithreading
11 3 (5.26%) UML
12 2 (3.51%) Automated Testing
12 2 (3.51%) Functional Testing
13 1 (1.75%) DevOps
13 1 (1.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 48 (84.21%) C
2 37 (64.91%) C++
3 32 (56.14%) SQL
4 17 (29.82%) Embedded C
5 11 (19.30%) Embedded C++
6 7 (12.28%) ActionScript
7 5 (8.77%) ActionScript 2.0
7 5 (8.77%) ActionScript 3.0
8 3 (5.26%) Perl
8 3 (5.26%) Python
9 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.75%) Java
10 1 (1.75%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Docker
1 2 (3.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) Adobe
1 2 (3.51%) SaltStack
2 1 (1.75%) VMware