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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 224 256 262
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +6
Contract jobs citing STB 15 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.19% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.59% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 4
Median daily rate £348 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £50.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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
2305 3031 3102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.75% 31.94% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 1749 1724
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 184 184
Median hourly rate £18.53 £19.52 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +19.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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
Berkshire +11 6 - -
Surrey +15 4 £360 -0.68%
Middlesex 0 4 £348 -10.32%
Hampshire +18 1 - -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 16 (66.67%) HTTP
2 14 (58.33%) MPEG
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) Digital TV
4 10 (41.67%) DVB
4 10 (41.67%) Scrum
4 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) TDD
5 9 (37.50%) Degree
5 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (37.50%) HTML5
5 9 (37.50%) NoSQL
5 9 (37.50%) Node.js
5 9 (37.50%) REST
5 9 (37.50%) SOA
5 9 (37.50%) C
5 9 (37.50%) C++
5 9 (37.50%) HTML
6 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (33.33%) Video on Demand
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (25.00%) IPTV
7 6 (25.00%) Software Architecture
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
8 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
8 5 (20.83%) SLA
9 4 (16.67%) Unix

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 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) HTTP
2 10 (41.67%) DVB
3 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) BGP
4 4 (16.67%) MPLS
4 4 (16.67%) OSPF
4 4 (16.67%) SNMP
4 4 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (12.50%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) Firewall
5 3 (12.50%) Frame Relay
5 3 (12.50%) ICMP
5 3 (12.50%) IGMP
5 3 (12.50%) IPv4
5 3 (12.50%) Multicast
5 3 (12.50%) RSVP
5 3 (12.50%) VLAN
5 3 (12.50%) VPLS
5 3 (12.50%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Billing
2 2 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Video On Demand Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) HTML
1 9 (37.50%) HTML5
1 9 (37.50%) Node.js
1 9 (37.50%) REST
2 3 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) MPEG
2 10 (41.67%) Digital TV
3 8 (33.33%) Video on Demand
4 6 (25.00%) IPTV
5 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
6 4 (16.67%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (4.17%) Interactive TV
7 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (4.17%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 3 (12.50%) Android
3 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) Scrum
2 9 (37.50%) SOA
2 9 (37.50%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) DRM
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.17%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) C
2 9 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) Perl
3 3 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) CCIP
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 3 (12.50%) CCNP
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
1 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Huawei
2 3 (12.50%) Juniper
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) SaltStack
3 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Tektronix