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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 555 519 502
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -17
Contract jobs citing STB 52 63 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.100%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.39% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 14
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£419 £363 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £166 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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 18 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 22 May 2015. 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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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 -35 52 £419 +15.51% 7
London -9 36 £473 +26.00% 2
South East -18 13 £390 +7.58% 2
Berkshire -1 7 £390 -22.00% 2
Reading +13 6 £390 -22.00% 2
Hampshire -4 5 - -
City of London +9 3 £400 -8.57%
Eastleigh - 2 - -
Staines +9 1 £245 -
East of England +6 1 - - 2
Surrey +5 1 £245 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - - 2
Southampton -3 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £650 -
Isleworth - 1 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £375 -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 35 (35.35%) HTML
2 34 (34.34%) Linux
3 33 (33.33%) IPTV
4 32 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 27 (27.27%) HTML5
6 25 (25.25%) DTV
6 25 (25.25%) SQL
7 23 (23.23%) JavaScript
8 21 (21.21%) DVB
9 20 (20.20%) Android
10 19 (19.19%) Apple iOS
10 19 (19.19%) Telecoms
10 19 (19.19%) C++
11 18 (18.18%) MPEG
11 18 (18.18%) Games
11 18 (18.18%) Video on Demand
12 17 (17.17%) JIRA
13 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
13 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
14 15 (15.15%) C
14 15 (15.15%) OO
14 15 (15.15%) Python
14 15 (15.15%) Streaming Video
15 14 (14.14%) MySQL
15 14 (14.14%) Test Scripting
15 14 (14.14%) Over-the-Top Content
16 13 (13.13%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (13.13%) MS Office
16 13 (13.13%) HP

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (4.04%) Node.js
2 3 (3.03%) Confluence
3 2 (2.02%) JBoss
3 2 (2.02%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) Mingle
4 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Misys Midas
1 4 (4.04%) Kondor+
1 4 (4.04%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.21%) DVB
2 11 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.07%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (7.07%) HTTP
4 6 (6.06%) Bluetooth
5 4 (4.04%) ISDN
5 4 (4.04%) LAN
5 4 (4.04%) DOCSIS
5 4 (4.04%) VLAN
5 4 (4.04%) PABX
6 2 (2.02%) RIP
6 2 (2.02%) SNMP
6 2 (2.02%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.02%) LDAP
6 2 (2.02%) VPN
6 2 (2.02%) MPLS
6 2 (2.02%) OSPF
6 2 (2.02%) BGP
6 2 (2.02%) Telnet
6 2 (2.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) MySQL
2 4 (4.04%) MS Access
2 4 (4.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (17.17%) JIRA
2 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.03%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.02%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.02%) Subversion
4 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.01%) Trac
5 1 (1.01%) Selenium
5 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.01%) JUnit
General
1 19 (19.19%) Telecoms
2 18 (18.18%) Games
3 3 (3.03%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Finance
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) German Language
5 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Developer
2 18 (18.18%) Tester
3 15 (15.15%) Software Engineer
4 13 (13.13%) Architect
5 9 (9.09%) Junior Tester
5 9 (9.09%) Manual Tester
5 9 (9.09%) Junior
6 8 (8.08%) Test Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) UI Programmer
8 6 (6.06%) UI Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.03%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (35.35%) HTML
2 27 (27.27%) HTML5
3 12 (12.12%) CSS
4 9 (9.09%) .NET
5 8 (8.08%) OpenGL
6 6 (6.06%) Qt
7 5 (5.05%) Middleware
8 4 (4.04%) CSS3
8 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.03%) Qt Quick
9 3 (3.03%) QML
9 3 (3.03%) Django
9 3 (3.03%) GStreamer
9 3 (3.03%) Ajax
10 2 (2.02%) POSIX
10 2 (2.02%) Silverlight
10 2 (2.02%) Express
11 1 (1.01%) React
11 1 (1.01%) Apache Flex
11 1 (1.01%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (33.33%) IPTV
2 25 (25.25%) DTV
3 18 (18.18%) MPEG
3 18 (18.18%) Video on Demand
4 15 (15.15%) Streaming Video
5 14 (14.14%) Over-the-Top Content
6 10 (10.10%) Xbox
6 10 (10.10%) Chromecast
6 10 (10.10%) Apple TV
6 10 (10.10%) PlayStation
7 6 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (6.06%) Open Source
8 4 (4.04%) Device Driver
8 4 (4.04%) iSeries
9 2 (2.02%) SWIFT
9 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.01%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.34%) Linux
2 20 (20.20%) Android
3 19 (19.19%) Apple iOS
4 11 (11.11%) UNIX
4 11 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.04%) Windows
5 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) CentOS
6 1 (1.01%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 15 (15.15%) OO
4 14 (14.14%) Test Scripting
5 12 (12.12%) Regression Testing
5 12 (12.12%) Test Planning
6 11 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 10 (10.10%) Software Testing
8 9 (9.09%) Software Architecture
9 7 (7.07%) Software Delivery
9 7 (7.07%) DRM
10 6 (6.06%) OOP
10 6 (6.06%) TDD
10 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.05%) BDD
11 5 (5.05%) Scrum
12 4 (4.04%) Data Management
12 4 (4.04%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (4.04%) Network Management
12 4 (4.04%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.25%) SQL
2 23 (23.23%) JavaScript
3 19 (19.19%) C++
4 15 (15.15%) C
4 15 (15.15%) Python
5 9 (9.09%) VBScript
5 9 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 7 (7.07%) Java
7 5 (5.05%) Embedded C
8 4 (4.04%) PHP
8 4 (4.04%) VBA
9 3 (3.03%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.02%) Perl
11 1 (1.01%) BrightScript
11 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.01%) Ruby
11 1 (1.01%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.01%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 11 (11.11%) ISEB
2 8 (8.08%) Degree
3 6 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.02%) Nagios
2 2 (2.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.13%) HP
3 12 (12.12%) Apple
3 12 (12.12%) Roku
4 7 (7.07%) VMware
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco
5 4 (4.04%) Citrix
5 4 (4.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (4.04%) Reuters
6 2 (2.02%) Adobe
6 2 (2.02%) Tektronix
6 2 (2.02%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.01%) Broadcom
7 1 (1.01%) Facebook
7 1 (1.01%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
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