The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 565 506 487
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -19
Contract jobs citing STB 43 63 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 24
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£413 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £168 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £501 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

STB
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STB within the UK.

STB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

STB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

STB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

STB
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STB within the UK.

STB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

STB
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 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
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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
England -49 43 £413 +22.22% 10
London +10 30 £413 +22.22% 5
South East -49 4 £400 +6.66% 1
East of England -3 3 £344 -19.11% 1
North West -8 3 £425 +70.00% 1
City of London +8 2 - - 3
Bradford - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Newport - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
York - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 62 (45.26%) Linux
2 50 (36.50%) DTV
3 46 (33.58%) DVB
4 39 (28.47%) IPTV
5 36 (26.28%) C
6 31 (22.63%) Video on Demand
7 27 (19.71%) JIRA
8 26 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (18.98%) Python
9 25 (18.25%) MPEG
9 25 (18.25%) Software Engineering
10 22 (16.06%) JavaScript
11 21 (15.33%) Test Scripting
12 20 (14.60%) C++
12 20 (14.60%) ClearCase
13 19 (13.87%) POSIX
13 19 (13.87%) UML
13 19 (13.87%) Software Architecture
14 17 (12.41%) UNIX
15 16 (11.68%) MS Excel
15 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
16 15 (10.95%) Over-the-Top Content
16 15 (10.95%) Test Automation
17 14 (10.22%) Test Planning
17 14 (10.22%) HTML
18 13 (9.49%) VB.NET
18 13 (9.49%) .NET
18 13 (9.49%) HP Quality Center
18 13 (9.49%) Degree
19 12 (8.76%) Software Testing

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (1.46%) Apache
1 2 (1.46%) uiautomator
1 2 (1.46%) Confluence
2 1 (0.73%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.03%) MS Office
3 4 (2.92%) Mingle
4 2 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.73%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 46 (33.58%) DVB
2 8 (5.84%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (5.11%) Broadband
4 6 (4.38%) Firewall
4 6 (4.38%) Wireless
4 6 (4.38%) FTP
4 6 (4.38%) HTTP
4 6 (4.38%) NAS
5 5 (3.65%) DHCP
5 5 (3.65%) Telnet
5 5 (3.65%) UPnP
6 4 (2.92%) DSL
6 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.19%) DLNA
8 2 (1.46%) Internet
9 1 (0.73%) VLAN
9 1 (0.73%) LTE
9 1 (0.73%) LDAP
9 1 (0.73%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.73%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (19.71%) JIRA
2 20 (14.60%) ClearCase
3 10 (7.30%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.84%) Selenium
5 5 (3.65%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.92%) Subversion
6 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.92%) Hudson
7 3 (2.19%) FitNesse
7 3 (2.19%) Trac
7 3 (2.19%) Calabash
7 3 (2.19%) Appium
7 3 (2.19%) JUnit
7 3 (2.19%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.73%) Redmine
8 1 (0.73%) Xcode
General
1 11 (8.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.57%) Electronics
3 7 (5.11%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.19%) Billing
5 1 (0.73%) Marketing
5 1 (0.73%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (22.63%) Tester
2 29 (21.17%) Developer
3 15 (10.95%) Test Engineer
4 14 (10.22%) Software Engineer
5 12 (8.76%) Software Developer
6 10 (7.30%) Manual Tester
6 10 (7.30%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.57%) Embedded Software Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Junior Tester
8 8 (5.84%) Junior
9 7 (5.11%) Architect
9 7 (5.11%) Systems Manager
9 7 (5.11%) Systems Integration Manager
9 7 (5.11%) Integration Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.38%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.87%) POSIX
2 14 (10.22%) HTML
3 13 (9.49%) .NET
4 11 (8.03%) CSS
5 10 (7.30%) Middleware
6 8 (5.84%) HTML5
7 3 (2.19%) CSS3
7 3 (2.19%) Android SDK
7 3 (2.19%) XML
8 2 (1.46%) J2ME
8 2 (1.46%) J2SE
8 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.46%) jQuery
8 2 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.46%) JSON
8 2 (1.46%) Django
9 1 (0.73%) Qt
9 1 (0.73%) RESTful
9 1 (0.73%) REST
9 1 (0.73%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (36.50%) DTV
2 39 (28.47%) IPTV
3 31 (22.63%) Video on Demand
4 25 (18.25%) MPEG
5 15 (10.95%) Over-the-Top Content
6 12 (8.76%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (5.84%) User Experience
7 8 (5.84%) Mobile App
8 7 (5.11%) Computer Science
9 6 (4.38%) Streaming Video
10 4 (2.92%) Streaming Media
11 2 (1.46%) iDTV
12 1 (0.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.73%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 62 (45.26%) Linux
2 17 (12.41%) UNIX
3 9 (6.57%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (5.84%) Android
5 6 (4.38%) Windows
6 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.73%) CentOS
8 1 (0.73%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.25%) Software Engineering
3 21 (15.33%) Test Scripting
4 19 (13.87%) UML
4 19 (13.87%) Software Architecture
5 15 (10.95%) Test Automation
6 14 (10.22%) Test Planning
7 12 (8.76%) Software Testing
8 10 (7.30%) TDD
9 9 (6.57%) BDD
10 8 (5.84%) Regression Testing
10 8 (5.84%) DRM
11 7 (5.11%) Manual Testing
11 7 (5.11%) Automated Testing
11 7 (5.11%) User Stories
12 6 (4.38%) Scrum
12 6 (4.38%) Kanban
12 6 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.65%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.28%) C
2 26 (18.98%) Python
3 22 (16.06%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.60%) C++
5 13 (9.49%) VB.NET
6 12 (8.76%) SQL
7 10 (7.30%) Java
7 10 (7.30%) Ruby
8 9 (6.57%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.57%) Embedded C
9 8 (5.84%) VBScript
9 8 (5.84%) Perl
10 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.65%) PHP
11 3 (2.19%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.73%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) Degree
2 12 (8.76%) ISEB
3 9 (6.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.19%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.73%) HNC
5 1 (0.73%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) Firmware
2 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.73%) vSphere
2 1 (0.73%) NDS
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.03%) HP
3 1 (0.73%) Google
3 1 (0.73%) Facebook
3 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.73%) VMware
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