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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 563 525 510
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -15
Contract jobs citing STB 53 60 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 42
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£400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £114 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
17225 16405 15696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.21% 31.57% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11004 10243 9130
Average daily rate £410 £401 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 687 682 831
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.34 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -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 24 November 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 23 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 24 November 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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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 -31 53 £400 +18.51% 10
London +6 34 £425 +25.92%
South East -37 9 £375 +18.11% 1
North West -3 4 £425 +70.00% 2
East of England -11 4 £350 -3.44% 1
City of London +14 3 £250 -21.25%
Yorkshire -4 2 £313 - 5
West Yorkshire -2 1 £275 - 4
Surrey -8 1 £350 +13.36%
Bradford - 1 £275 - 3
Bristol - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Newport - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - -
York - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 67 (46.85%) Linux
2 55 (38.46%) DTV
3 51 (35.66%) DVB
4 40 (27.97%) IPTV
5 38 (26.57%) C
6 30 (20.98%) Video on Demand
7 29 (20.28%) Software Engineering
8 28 (19.58%) Python
8 28 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (16.78%) JIRA
10 23 (16.08%) MPEG
10 23 (16.08%) POSIX
10 23 (16.08%) ClearCase
11 22 (15.38%) UML
11 22 (15.38%) Test Scripting
12 21 (14.69%) Software Architecture
13 20 (13.99%) C++
14 18 (12.59%) JavaScript
15 16 (11.19%) UNIX
15 16 (11.19%) Test Automation
15 16 (11.19%) Over-the-Top Content
16 12 (8.39%) ISEB
16 12 (8.39%) Embedded Systems
16 12 (8.39%) Degree
16 12 (8.39%) Ruby
17 11 (7.69%) Middleware
17 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
17 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
17 11 (7.69%) .NET
17 11 (7.69%) Telecoms

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3 (2.10%) Confluence
2 2 (1.40%) uiautomator
2 2 (1.40%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.40%) Mingle
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 51 (35.66%) DVB
2 7 (4.90%) Broadband
3 6 (4.20%) FTP
3 6 (4.20%) Firewall
3 6 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (4.20%) Wireless
3 6 (4.20%) NAS
4 5 (3.50%) UPnP
4 5 (3.50%) Telnet
4 5 (3.50%) HTTP
4 5 (3.50%) DHCP
5 4 (2.80%) DSL
6 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.40%) Internet
7 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.40%) LAN
7 2 (1.40%) WAN
7 2 (1.40%) LDAP
7 2 (1.40%) VLAN
7 2 (1.40%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.80%) MySQL
2 1 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (16.78%) JIRA
2 23 (16.08%) ClearCase
3 8 (5.59%) Selenium
4 7 (4.90%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.50%) Hudson
5 5 (3.50%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.80%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.10%) Trac
7 3 (2.10%) Calabash
7 3 (2.10%) Appium
7 3 (2.10%) FitNesse
7 3 (2.10%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.10%) Subversion
8 2 (1.40%) JUnit
9 1 (0.70%) Xcode
9 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.70%) Redmine
General
1 11 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.29%) Electronics
3 7 (4.90%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.10%) Billing
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.70%) Finance
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (19.58%) Tester
2 25 (17.48%) Developer
3 16 (11.19%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.79%) Test Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Software Developer
6 10 (6.99%) Analyst
6 10 (6.99%) Test Manager
6 10 (6.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 9 (6.29%) Embedded Software Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.59%) Architect
9 7 (4.90%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.90%) Integration Manager
9 7 (4.90%) Systems Integration Manager
9 7 (4.90%) Manual Tester
9 7 (4.90%) Systems Manager
9 7 (4.90%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.90%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.08%) POSIX
2 11 (7.69%) Middleware
2 11 (7.69%) .NET
3 9 (6.29%) HTML
4 7 (4.90%) CSS
5 4 (2.80%) HTML5
6 3 (2.10%) XML
6 3 (2.10%) Android SDK
7 2 (1.40%) CSS3
7 2 (1.40%) JSON
7 2 (1.40%) Django
7 2 (1.40%) jQuery
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.40%) Qt
8 1 (0.70%) RESTful
8 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.70%) Twisted
8 1 (0.70%) REST
8 1 (0.70%) J2ME
8 1 (0.70%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 55 (38.46%) DTV
2 40 (27.97%) IPTV
3 30 (20.98%) Video on Demand
4 23 (16.08%) MPEG
5 16 (11.19%) Over-the-Top Content
6 12 (8.39%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (6.29%) User Experience
8 8 (5.59%) Mobile App
9 7 (4.90%) Streaming Video
10 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
11 5 (3.50%) Streaming Media
12 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.70%) VHDL
12 1 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.70%) iDTV
12 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.85%) Linux
2 16 (11.19%) UNIX
3 9 (6.29%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (4.90%) Android
4 7 (4.90%) Windows
5 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.70%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.28%) Software Engineering
2 28 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (15.38%) UML
3 22 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 21 (14.69%) Software Architecture
5 16 (11.19%) Test Automation
6 10 (6.99%) TDD
7 9 (6.29%) Integration Testing
7 9 (6.29%) Software Testing
7 9 (6.29%) Test Planning
8 8 (5.59%) User Stories
8 8 (5.59%) Manual Testing
9 7 (4.90%) DRM
9 7 (4.90%) BDD
10 6 (4.20%) Functional Testing
10 6 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.20%) Automated Testing
11 5 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.50%) Project Management
11 5 (3.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.57%) C
2 28 (19.58%) Python
3 20 (13.99%) C++
4 18 (12.59%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.39%) Ruby
6 10 (6.99%) VB.NET
6 10 (6.99%) Perl
6 10 (6.99%) SQL
7 9 (6.29%) Java
7 9 (6.29%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.59%) Embedded C
9 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.50%) VBScript
9 5 (3.50%) PHP
10 2 (1.40%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.40%) Tcl
11 1 (0.70%) VBA
11 1 (0.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (8.39%) ISEB
1 12 (8.39%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.10%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.70%) HNC
4 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Firmware
2 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.40%) vSphere
3 1 (0.70%) NDS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.40%) Nagios
2 2 (1.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.59%) HP
3 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.40%) VMware
4 1 (0.70%) Google
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