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 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
England / South East
Rank 225 232 251
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +19
Contract jobs citing STB 12 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.28% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.88% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 3
Median daily rate £348 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% +3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2174 2615 2839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.85% 31.87% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1513 1533
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 165 168
Median hourly rate £19.63 £32.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.07% +87.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 16 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
Middlesex +8 5 £348 -10.32%
Berkshire +3 4 - -
Surrey +16 3 £360 +1.05%
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 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 South East region with a requirement for STB.

1 17 (77.27%) HTTP
2 14 (63.64%) MPEG
3 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (50.00%) DVB
4 10 (45.45%) Digital TV
4 10 (45.45%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) C
4 10 (45.45%) C++
4 10 (45.45%) HTML
4 10 (45.45%) SOA
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) TDD
4 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
4 10 (45.45%) HTML5
4 10 (45.45%) NoSQL
4 10 (45.45%) Node.js
4 10 (45.45%) REST
5 8 (36.36%) Degree
5 8 (36.36%) Linux
6 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (31.82%) Video on Demand
6 7 (31.82%) Software Architecture
6 7 (31.82%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
8 5 (22.73%) IPTV
8 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
8 5 (22.73%) SLA
9 4 (18.18%) VMware
9 4 (18.18%) Telecoms

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) HTTP
2 11 (50.00%) DVB
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) Wireshark
5 3 (13.64%) BGP
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.64%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.64%) Firewall
5 3 (13.64%) Frame Relay
5 3 (13.64%) ICMP
5 3 (13.64%) IGMP
5 3 (13.64%) MPLS
5 3 (13.64%) Multicast
5 3 (13.64%) OSPF
5 3 (13.64%) RSVP
5 3 (13.64%) SNMP
5 3 (13.64%) VLAN
5 3 (13.64%) VPLS
5 3 (13.64%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Video On Demand Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
1 10 (45.45%) HTML5
1 10 (45.45%) Node.js
1 10 (45.45%) REST
2 3 (13.64%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) MPEG
2 10 (45.45%) Digital TV
3 7 (31.82%) Video on Demand
4 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 5 (22.73%) IPTV
6 4 (18.18%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (4.55%) Interactive TV
7 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Android
2 3 (13.64%) CentOS
2 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (45.45%) Scrum
1 10 (45.45%) SOA
1 10 (45.45%) TDD
2 7 (31.82%) Continuous Deployment
2 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (31.82%) Software Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) User Stories
5 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.55%) Broadcast Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) DevOps
7 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) C
2 10 (45.45%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) CCIP
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
1 3 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (13.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) Huawei
2 3 (13.64%) Juniper
2 3 (13.64%) SaltStack
3 2 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle