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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 566 521 539
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +18
Contract jobs citing STB 59 95 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.52% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 72 37
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£400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.00%

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
18982 18289 17300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.97% 32.33% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11940 10984 10453
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 754 713
Average hourly rate £21.15 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

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 1 September 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 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 1 September 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 -49 55 £400 +6.66% 10
London -8 38 £490 +22.50% 5
South East -37 11 £383 +2.00% 2
Berkshire -4 4 £383 -23.50%
West Yorkshire -27 4 £310 -2.74%
Yorkshire -32 4 £310 -2.74%
Reading -9 3 £383 -23.50%
Bradford -10 3 £305 +3.82%
Middlesex -3 2 - -
Hampshire -4 2 - - 2
Staines -5 2 - -
Surrey -9 2 - -
Leeds -25 2 £310 -2.74%
Wakefield - 2 £305 -
Huddersfield - 2 £305 -
Harrogate - 2 £305 -
York - 2 £305 -
Sheffield - 2 £305 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 51 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.27%) Linux
3 31 (28.18%) UNIX
4 29 (26.36%) DTV
5 28 (25.45%) DVB
6 26 (23.64%) HTML
7 25 (22.73%) IPTV
8 24 (21.82%) Telecoms
9 23 (20.91%) Software Engineering
9 23 (20.91%) SQL
10 21 (19.09%) C
10 21 (19.09%) Streaming Video
10 21 (19.09%) HTML5
11 20 (18.18%) Java
12 19 (17.27%) Games
13 18 (16.36%) Embedded Linux
13 18 (16.36%) JIRA
13 18 (16.36%) Over-the-Top Content
14 17 (15.45%) TDD
14 17 (15.45%) Scrum
15 16 (14.55%) Multithreading
15 16 (14.55%) Android
15 16 (14.55%) Apple iOS
16 15 (13.64%) MPEG
17 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
17 14 (12.73%) C++
17 14 (12.73%) Pair Programming
17 14 (12.73%) Test Automation
18 13 (11.82%) Apache Cassandra
18 13 (11.82%) NoSQL

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 11 (10.00%) Jetty
2 5 (4.55%) Confluence
3 4 (3.64%) Apache
4 3 (2.73%) Node.js
5 2 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MS Office
1 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Kondor+
1 4 (3.64%) Misys Midas
1 4 (3.64%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.45%) DVB
2 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.55%) LDAP
3 5 (4.55%) UPnP
4 4 (3.64%) HTTP
4 4 (3.64%) Broadband
4 4 (3.64%) ISDN
4 4 (3.64%) LAN
4 4 (3.64%) PABX
5 3 (2.73%) VLAN
6 2 (1.82%) SSH
6 2 (1.82%) RIP
6 2 (1.82%) SNMP
6 2 (1.82%) Telnet
6 2 (1.82%) VPN
6 2 (1.82%) Internet
6 2 (1.82%) MPLS
6 2 (1.82%) OSPF
6 2 (1.82%) BGP
6 2 (1.82%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) Apache Cassandra
1 13 (11.82%) NoSQL
2 12 (10.91%) MySQL
3 4 (3.64%) MS Access
3 4 (3.64%) QlikView
4 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (16.36%) JIRA
2 7 (6.36%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.55%) ClearCase
4 4 (3.64%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.82%) Valgrind
6 2 (1.82%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.82%) Redmine
7 1 (0.91%) Fiddler
General
1 24 (21.82%) Telecoms
2 19 (17.27%) Games
3 3 (2.73%) Finance
3 3 (2.73%) Marketing
3 3 (2.73%) Electronics
4 2 (1.82%) German Language
4 2 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Automotive
5 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.91%) French Language
Job Titles
1 28 (25.45%) Developer
2 14 (12.73%) Architect
2 14 (12.73%) Tester
2 14 (12.73%) Software Engineer
3 13 (11.82%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.27%) Junior Tester
4 8 (7.27%) Manual Tester
4 8 (7.27%) Junior
5 6 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Test Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.55%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.55%) Release Manager
6 5 (4.55%) Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Test Manager
7 4 (3.64%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.64%) HTML
2 21 (19.09%) HTML5
3 11 (10.00%) Spring
4 10 (9.09%) Qt
5 9 (8.18%) QML
6 8 (7.27%) .NET
7 7 (6.36%) CSS
7 7 (6.36%) Middleware
8 5 (4.55%) OpenGL
8 5 (4.55%) GStreamer
9 4 (3.64%) Web Services
10 3 (2.73%) Ajax
10 3 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.73%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.73%) Qt Quick
11 2 (1.82%) Express
11 2 (1.82%) OpenGL ES
11 2 (1.82%) WebKit
11 2 (1.82%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.82%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.36%) DTV
2 25 (22.73%) IPTV
3 21 (19.09%) Streaming Video
4 18 (16.36%) Over-the-Top Content
5 15 (13.64%) MPEG
6 12 (10.91%) Video on Demand
6 12 (10.91%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (8.18%) Chromecast
7 9 (8.18%) Apple TV
7 9 (8.18%) PlayStation
7 9 (8.18%) Xbox
8 4 (3.64%) iSeries
9 3 (2.73%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.82%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.82%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (37.27%) Linux
2 31 (28.18%) UNIX
3 18 (16.36%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (14.55%) Android
4 16 (14.55%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.55%) Windows
6 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.82%) CentOS
8 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.91%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.91%) Software Engineering
3 17 (15.45%) TDD
3 17 (15.45%) Scrum
4 16 (14.55%) Multithreading
5 14 (12.73%) Test Automation
5 14 (12.73%) Pair Programming
6 13 (11.82%) Concurrent Programming
7 11 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 10 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.18%) Open Source
9 9 (8.18%) DRM
9 9 (8.18%) Software Testing
10 8 (7.27%) Software Delivery
10 8 (7.27%) Test Planning
11 6 (5.45%) Software Architecture
12 5 (4.55%) Test Scripting
12 5 (4.55%) Release Management
12 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.91%) SQL
2 21 (19.09%) C
3 20 (18.18%) Java
4 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.73%) C++
5 13 (11.82%) Python
6 8 (7.27%) VBScript
6 8 (7.27%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.55%) Embedded C
7 5 (4.55%) Ruby
7 5 (4.55%) PHP
8 4 (3.64%) VBA
8 4 (3.64%) Perl
9 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.73%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.82%) Lua
11 1 (0.91%) BrightScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) ISEB
1 8 (7.27%) ISTQB
1 8 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.73%) Degree
3 1 (0.91%) RHCE
3 1 (0.91%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.55%) Puppet
2 5 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.00%) Apple
2 11 (10.00%) Roku
3 10 (9.09%) VMware
3 10 (9.09%) HP
4 7 (6.36%) Cisco
5 5 (4.55%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.64%) Reuters
6 4 (3.64%) Citrix
6 4 (3.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (2.73%) CA
8 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.82%) Oracle
8 2 (1.82%) Adobe
8 2 (1.82%) Google
8 2 (1.82%) Tandberg
8 2 (1.82%) Tektronix
8 2 (1.82%) Broadcom
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