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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 534 495 482
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -13
Contract jobs citing STB 43 63 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 53 25
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£350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £37.50

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
15201 14934 13626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.67% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9596 9217 8156
Average daily rate £420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 602 813
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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 27 January 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 22 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 27 January 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 -41 43 £350 +12.00% 21
London -33 29 £280 -10.40% 6
South East -24 4 £375 +25.00% 4
North West - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Newport - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - -
York - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 6
Yorkshire - - - - 7
City of London - - - -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 55 (48.67%) Linux
2 37 (32.74%) DTV
3 31 (27.43%) DVB
4 30 (26.55%) IPTV
5 28 (24.78%) C++
6 27 (23.89%) Python
7 26 (23.01%) C
7 26 (23.01%) Test Scripting
8 25 (22.12%) Video on Demand
9 23 (20.35%) JIRA
10 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
12 19 (16.81%) Software Engineering
13 16 (14.16%) Test Automation
14 15 (13.27%) MPEG
14 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
14 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
15 14 (12.39%) ClearCase
15 14 (12.39%) HTML
15 14 (12.39%) SQL
15 14 (12.39%) Degree
15 14 (12.39%) Test Planning
16 13 (11.50%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (11.50%) POSIX
17 12 (10.62%) VB.NET
17 12 (10.62%) .NET
17 12 (10.62%) HP
17 12 (10.62%) Software Architecture
17 12 (10.62%) Embedded Systems
18 11 (9.73%) Embedded Linux

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (1.77%) Apache
2 1 (0.88%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.85%) MS Office
3 4 (3.54%) Mingle
4 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.43%) DVB
2 10 (8.85%) HTTP
2 10 (8.85%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.31%) Bluetooth
4 6 (5.31%) Broadband
5 5 (4.42%) NAS
5 5 (4.42%) Wireless
5 5 (4.42%) FTP
6 4 (3.54%) Telnet
6 4 (3.54%) DHCP
6 4 (3.54%) Firewall
6 4 (3.54%) UPnP
7 3 (2.65%) DSL
8 2 (1.77%) Internet
8 2 (1.77%) DOCSIS
8 2 (1.77%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (20.35%) JIRA
2 14 (12.39%) ClearCase
3 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.19%) Selenium
5 5 (4.42%) Subversion
6 4 (3.54%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.54%) Trac
7 2 (1.77%) JUnit
7 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.88%) Redmine
General
1 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.54%) Electronics
2 4 (3.54%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (25.66%) Tester
2 26 (23.01%) Developer
3 12 (10.62%) Software Engineer
4 10 (8.85%) Test Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) Manual Tester
5 9 (7.96%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.08%) Junior
6 8 (7.08%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Junior Tester
6 8 (7.08%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.19%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Embedded Software Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.54%) Integration Manager
10 4 (3.54%) Systems Manager
10 4 (3.54%) Systems Integration Manager
10 4 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) HTML
2 13 (11.50%) POSIX
3 12 (10.62%) .NET
4 9 (7.96%) HTML5
4 9 (7.96%) CSS
5 8 (7.08%) Middleware
6 4 (3.54%) Django
7 3 (2.65%) CSS3
8 2 (1.77%) J2ME
8 2 (1.77%) J2SE
8 2 (1.77%) JSON
8 2 (1.77%) jQuery
8 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.88%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.88%) REST
9 1 (0.88%) Qt
9 1 (0.88%) RESTful
9 1 (0.88%) JNI
9 1 (0.88%) XML
9 1 (0.88%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (32.74%) DTV
2 30 (26.55%) IPTV
3 25 (22.12%) Video on Demand
4 15 (13.27%) MPEG
5 12 (10.62%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (7.08%) Over-the-Top Content
6 8 (7.08%) User Experience
7 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.54%) Streaming Media
8 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.77%) iDTV
9 2 (1.77%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.88%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 55 (48.67%) Linux
2 11 (9.73%) Embedded Linux
2 11 (9.73%) UNIX
3 5 (4.42%) Android
4 4 (3.54%) Windows
5 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.01%) Test Scripting
2 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.81%) Software Engineering
4 16 (14.16%) Test Automation
5 14 (12.39%) Test Planning
6 12 (10.62%) Software Architecture
7 11 (9.73%) UML
8 10 (8.85%) OO
9 9 (7.96%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.19%) Manual Testing
10 7 (6.19%) User Stories
10 7 (6.19%) TDD
10 7 (6.19%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.31%) Automated Testing
11 6 (5.31%) BDD
11 6 (5.31%) Kanban
12 5 (4.42%) Multithreading
12 5 (4.42%) DRM
13 4 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.54%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.78%) C++
2 27 (23.89%) Python
3 26 (23.01%) C
4 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.39%) SQL
6 12 (10.62%) VB.NET
7 10 (8.85%) Java
8 8 (7.08%) Embedded C
8 8 (7.08%) Bash Shell
9 7 (6.19%) VBScript
10 6 (5.31%) Perl
10 6 (5.31%) Ruby
11 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.42%) PHP
12 3 (2.65%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Degree
2 11 (9.73%) ISEB
3 10 (8.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) HNC
5 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Firmware
2 1 (0.88%) NDS
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) HP
3 1 (0.88%) Facebook
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