The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
UK
Rank 548 537 556
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing STB 44 88 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.18% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.53% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 64 35
Median daily rate £389 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%

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
14564 16503 16043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.08% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9291 10453 10094
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 691 652
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 41 £390 -22.00% 11
London -38 26 £425 -15.00% 3
South East +7 12 £348 -10.32%
Middlesex +8 5 £348 -10.32%
Berkshire +3 4 - -
City of London -5 4 £390 +11.42%
Surrey +16 3 £360 +1.05%
Staines +3 3 £360 +1.05%
Slough - 3 - -
Osterley - 2 £438 -
Essex +2 1 £325 -3.70%
East of England 0 1 £325 -3.70% 6
South West - 1 £365 -
Bristol - 1 £365 -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing STB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for STB.

1 44 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.73%) Linux
3 27 (32.53%) HTTP
3 27 (32.53%) Digital TV
4 26 (31.33%) Python
5 24 (28.92%) C
5 24 (28.92%) DVB
6 23 (27.71%) Degree
7 22 (26.51%) JIRA
7 22 (26.51%) Git (software)
7 22 (26.51%) C++
7 22 (26.51%) SQL
7 22 (26.51%) MPEG
8 19 (22.89%) TDD
8 19 (22.89%) Scrum
9 18 (21.69%) HTML
9 18 (21.69%) Video on Demand
9 18 (21.69%) HTML5
10 17 (20.48%) Node.js
11 15 (18.07%) Software Architecture
11 15 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (18.07%) IPTV
12 14 (16.87%) Middleware
13 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
14 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
14 12 (14.46%) REST
14 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
14 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
14 12 (14.46%) OO
14 12 (14.46%) Unix

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.64%) Confluence
2 5 (6.02%) nginx
2 5 (6.02%) uWSGI
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.53%) HTTP
2 24 (28.92%) DVB
3 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.43%) DNS
4 7 (8.43%) IGMP
4 7 (8.43%) IPv4
4 7 (8.43%) IPv6
5 6 (7.23%) Ethernet
6 5 (6.02%) ATM
6 5 (6.02%) BGP
6 5 (6.02%) Firewall
6 5 (6.02%) Frame Relay
6 5 (6.02%) FTP
6 5 (6.02%) ICMP
6 5 (6.02%) MPLS
6 5 (6.02%) Multicast
6 5 (6.02%) OSPF
6 5 (6.02%) RSVP
6 5 (6.02%) SNMP
6 5 (6.02%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (26.51%) Git (software)
1 22 (26.51%) JIRA
2 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.43%) Subversion
3 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.20%) Calabash
3 1 (1.20%) Capybara
3 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.20%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.20%) gulp
3 1 (1.20%) Redmine
3 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 10 (12.05%) Games
2 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.02%) Electronics
3 5 (6.02%) Finance
4 4 (4.82%) Billing
5 3 (3.61%) Legal
6 2 (2.41%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) Developer
2 8 (9.64%) Python Developer
2 8 (9.64%) Software Engineer
3 7 (8.43%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (8.43%) Tester
4 5 (6.02%) Analyst
4 5 (6.02%) Django Developer
4 5 (6.02%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (6.02%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (6.02%) Manual Tester
4 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Graduate
5 4 (4.82%) Middleware Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Python/Django Developer
5 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) C++ Developer
6 3 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) HTML
1 18 (21.69%) HTML5
2 17 (20.48%) Node.js
3 14 (16.87%) Middleware
4 12 (14.46%) REST
5 7 (8.43%) JSON
6 6 (7.23%) CSS
6 6 (7.23%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (6.02%) .NET
7 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.02%) CSS3
7 5 (6.02%) Django
7 5 (6.02%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (6.02%) RESTful
8 3 (3.61%) OpenGL
9 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
9 2 (2.41%) OpenEmbedded
9 2 (2.41%) WebKit
9 2 (2.41%) XML
9 2 (2.41%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.53%) Digital TV
2 22 (26.51%) MPEG
3 18 (21.69%) Video on Demand
4 15 (18.07%) IPTV
5 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
6 11 (13.25%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (12.05%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (8.43%) Mathematics
9 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (4.82%) Device Driver
10 3 (3.61%) Streaming Video
11 2 (2.41%) HP Storage
11 2 (2.41%) Interactive TV
12 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
12 1 (1.20%) User Experience
12 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.73%) Linux
2 12 (14.46%) Unix
3 5 (6.02%) Android
4 4 (4.82%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Windows
5 3 (3.61%) CentOS
5 3 (3.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.89%) Scrum
2 19 (22.89%) TDD
3 15 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (18.07%) Software Architecture
4 12 (14.46%) OO
4 12 (14.46%) SOA
5 10 (12.05%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
6 9 (10.84%) Multithreading
7 8 (9.64%) Functional Testing
7 8 (9.64%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.43%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.43%) OOP
9 6 (7.23%) User Stories
10 5 (6.02%) API Development
10 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.02%) Network Architecture
10 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) Python
2 24 (28.92%) C
3 22 (26.51%) C++
3 22 (26.51%) SQL
4 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.64%) Perl
6 6 (7.23%) Embedded C++
7 5 (6.02%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.02%) Ruby
7 5 (6.02%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.02%) VBScript
8 4 (4.82%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.41%) Java
9 2 (2.41%) Lua
10 1 (1.20%) ANSI C
10 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (27.71%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) CCIP
2 5 (6.02%) CCNA
2 5 (6.02%) CCNP
2 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.02%) ISEB
2 5 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (6.02%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) SLA
2 5 (6.02%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.61%) Docker
2 3 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (6.02%) Nagios
2 2 (2.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) Huawei
1 6 (7.23%) VMware
2 5 (6.02%) Cisco
2 5 (6.02%) Juniper
3 3 (3.61%) HP
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
4 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.41%) CA
4 2 (2.41%) Conax
4 2 (2.41%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.41%) Nagra
4 2 (2.41%) Verimatrix
5 1 (1.20%) OpenTV
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle