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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 503 526 514
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -12
Contract jobs citing STB 93 56 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 39 60
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
17295 16389 17515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.52% 31.07% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 10094 10144
Average daily rate £401 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 666 878
Average hourly rate £18.53 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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 15 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 17 September 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 +17 91 £375 +7.14% 6
London +22 46 £394 +8.62% 3
South East +17 24 £375 -18.91%
North West +3 7 £369 -
East of England -16 7 £338 +12.50% 1
City of London +19 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Surrey +2 4 £350 -
Reading +11 3 £500 -
Berkshire +11 3 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £300 - 1
Bristol -16 2 - - 2
South West -24 2 - - 2
Chertsey - - - -
Isleworth - - - -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 73 (44.79%) Linux
2 65 (39.88%) DVB
3 64 (39.26%) DTV
4 52 (31.90%) C
5 40 (24.54%) Python
6 37 (22.70%) Software Engineering
7 34 (20.86%) IPTV
8 31 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (18.40%) ClearCase
10 29 (17.79%) JIRA
11 28 (17.18%) MPEG
11 28 (17.18%) POSIX
12 27 (16.56%) UML
13 26 (15.95%) UNIX
13 26 (15.95%) Software Architecture
14 23 (14.11%) Video on Demand
15 22 (13.50%) Embedded Systems
16 20 (12.27%) C++
17 19 (11.66%) ISEB
17 19 (11.66%) Test Scripting
18 18 (11.04%) SQL
19 16 (9.82%) Software Testing
20 15 (9.20%) Ruby
20 15 (9.20%) Telecoms
20 15 (9.20%) Perl
21 14 (8.59%) JavaScript
21 14 (8.59%) TDD
21 14 (8.59%) Degree
21 14 (8.59%) HP Quality Center
21 14 (8.59%) Test Automation

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (1.84%) Confluence
2 2 (1.23%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.91%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 65 (39.88%) DVB
2 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.29%) UPnP
3 5 (3.07%) Broadband
3 5 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.45%) VLAN
4 4 (2.45%) NAS
4 4 (2.45%) Wireless
4 4 (2.45%) Firewall
4 4 (2.45%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.45%) FTP
5 3 (1.84%) DSL
5 3 (1.84%) Telnet
5 3 (1.84%) HTTP
5 3 (1.84%) DHCP
6 2 (1.23%) Multicast
6 2 (1.23%) DLNA
6 2 (1.23%) LDAP
6 2 (1.23%) LAN
6 2 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.29%) MySQL
2 3 (1.84%) MS Access
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (18.40%) ClearCase
2 29 (17.79%) JIRA
3 8 (4.91%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.29%) Hudson
5 5 (3.07%) Selenium
6 4 (2.45%) Calabash
6 4 (2.45%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.84%) Subversion
7 3 (1.84%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.23%) GDB
8 2 (1.23%) Trac
8 2 (1.23%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.61%) JUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Xcode
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (9.20%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.13%) Electronics
3 8 (4.91%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.84%) Billing
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Finance
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Front Office
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 28 (17.18%) Developer
1 28 (17.18%) Tester
2 25 (15.34%) Test Engineer
3 24 (14.72%) Software Engineer
4 18 (11.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Analyst
6 9 (5.52%) Integration Manager
6 9 (5.52%) Systems Integration Manager
6 9 (5.52%) Systems Manager
6 9 (5.52%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.52%) Software Developer
6 9 (5.52%) Embedded Software Developer
7 8 (4.91%) Python Developer
7 8 (4.91%) Architect
7 8 (4.91%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.91%) Manual Tester
8 7 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) Junior
9 6 (3.68%) Junior Tester
10 5 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.18%) POSIX
2 13 (7.98%) Middleware
3 10 (6.13%) .NET
4 8 (4.91%) HTML
5 7 (4.29%) CSS
6 4 (2.45%) Android SDK
6 4 (2.45%) HTML5
7 3 (1.84%) XML
7 3 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.84%) CSS3
8 2 (1.23%) JSON
8 2 (1.23%) Django
8 2 (1.23%) jQuery
8 2 (1.23%) Twisted
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.23%) XML-RPC
9 1 (0.61%) Qt
9 1 (0.61%) RESTful
9 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (39.26%) DTV
2 34 (20.86%) IPTV
3 28 (17.18%) MPEG
4 23 (14.11%) Video on Demand
5 22 (13.50%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (8.59%) Over-the-Top Content
7 10 (6.13%) Streaming Video
8 9 (5.52%) Computer Science
9 6 (3.68%) Mobile App
10 5 (3.07%) User Experience
11 4 (2.45%) Firmware
12 3 (1.84%) Device Driver
12 3 (1.84%) Streaming Media
13 2 (1.23%) Cryptography
13 2 (1.23%) Digital Media
13 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.61%) Smartcard
14 1 (0.61%) VHDL
14 1 (0.61%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 73 (44.79%) Linux
2 26 (15.95%) UNIX
3 10 (6.13%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (4.91%) Windows
5 7 (4.29%) Android
6 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.23%) CentOS
6 2 (1.23%) Debian
7 1 (0.61%) Solaris
7 1 (0.61%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.70%) Software Engineering
2 31 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.56%) UML
4 26 (15.95%) Software Architecture
5 19 (11.66%) Test Scripting
6 16 (9.82%) Software Testing
7 14 (8.59%) TDD
7 14 (8.59%) Test Automation
8 11 (6.75%) Integration Testing
9 9 (5.52%) Test Planning
10 7 (4.29%) DRM
10 7 (4.29%) Project Management
10 7 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.68%) Multithreading
11 6 (3.68%) Regression Testing
11 6 (3.68%) Scrum
11 6 (3.68%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.68%) OOP
12 5 (3.07%) OO
12 5 (3.07%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (31.90%) C
2 40 (24.54%) Python
3 20 (12.27%) C++
4 18 (11.04%) SQL
5 15 (9.20%) Ruby
5 15 (9.20%) Perl
6 14 (8.59%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.13%) Embedded C
8 9 (5.52%) VB.NET
9 8 (4.91%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.68%) VBScript
11 5 (3.07%) Java
12 4 (2.45%) Tcl
12 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.84%) PHP
13 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.23%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.61%) VBA
15 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (11.66%) ISEB
2 14 (8.59%) Degree
3 13 (7.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.61%) HNC
5 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.23%) vSphere
2 1 (0.61%) NDS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (7.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.52%) HP
3 2 (1.23%) VMware
3 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.61%) CA
4 1 (0.61%) Sun
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle
4 1 (0.61%) Microgen
4 1 (0.61%) Google
4 1 (0.61%) Huawei
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