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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 564 570 551
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Contract jobs citing STB 79 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.37% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 48 54
Median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £265 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £580 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.00 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £18.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £38.00

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
17847 17946 17166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.23% 32.03% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11546 11205 10514
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 673 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.71 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -9.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -14.28%

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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 76 £350 -12.50% 8
London +1 49 £371 -21.84% 4
South East +7 22 £345 -9.80%
City of London +54 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +16 10 £340 -
Osterley - 6 £120 -
Eastleigh 0 5 £327 -
Surrey -2 4 £369 +50.51%
Staines -3 4 £369 +50.51%
Berkshire -5 4 £345 -9.80%
North West - 2 £335 -
Middlesex - 2 £340 -
Cambridge +21 1 £300 - 2
Cambridgeshire +17 1 £300 - 2
East of England +14 1 £300 - 2
Scotland - 1 - -
South West - 1 £475 -
Southampton - 1 £383 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £475 -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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.

1 102 (61.08%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (41.92%) C
2 70 (41.92%) DVB
3 65 (38.92%) Linux
4 59 (35.33%) C++
5 56 (33.53%) DTV
6 48 (28.74%) TDD
7 46 (27.54%) Git (software)
7 46 (27.54%) Scrum
8 44 (26.35%) SQL
9 43 (25.75%) JIRA
10 41 (24.55%) HTML
11 39 (23.35%) Python
12 38 (22.75%) Embedded Systems
13 37 (22.16%) HTTP
14 36 (21.56%) MPEG
14 36 (21.56%) HTML5
15 35 (20.96%) Telecoms
15 35 (20.96%) Node.js
16 32 (19.16%) Functional Testing
16 32 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (18.56%) Software Architecture
17 31 (18.56%) REST
18 30 (17.96%) User Stories
19 29 (17.37%) NoSQL
20 27 (16.17%) JavaScript
21 25 (14.97%) SOA
21 25 (14.97%) Middleware
21 25 (14.97%) Multithreading
21 25 (14.97%) Degree

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 6 (3.59%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.99%) Confluence
3 4 (2.40%) CMS
3 4 (2.40%) nginx
3 4 (2.40%) uWSGI
4 2 (1.20%) JBoss
4 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.20%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.60%) Drupal
5 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.98%) MS Office
3 3 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) GitHub
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (41.92%) DVB
2 37 (22.16%) HTTP
3 6 (3.59%) UPnP
4 4 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.80%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.80%) Network Security
6 2 (1.20%) Internet
6 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.60%) 802.11
7 1 (0.60%) BGP
7 1 (0.60%) DNS
7 1 (0.60%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.60%) IPv4
7 1 (0.60%) IPv6
7 1 (0.60%) MPLS
7 1 (0.60%) OSPF
7 1 (0.60%) SSH
7 1 (0.60%) SSL
7 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.37%) NoSQL
2 10 (5.99%) MySQL
3 9 (5.39%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.99%) MS Access
5 4 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.20%) DB2
6 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (27.54%) Git (software)
2 43 (25.75%) JIRA
3 21 (12.57%) Subversion
4 8 (4.79%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.19%) ClearCase
6 5 (2.99%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.80%) gulp
8 2 (1.20%) Ant
8 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.20%) Protractor
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium
8 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.60%) Trac
General
1 35 (20.96%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.80%) Games
2 3 (1.80%) Publishing
3 2 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) German Language
4 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.60%) Local Government
4 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (33.53%) Developer
2 29 (17.37%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (11.38%) Tester
4 18 (10.78%) Test Engineer
5 17 (10.18%) Software Engineer
6 15 (8.98%) Embedded C Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) Middleware Engineer
8 12 (7.19%) C++ Developer
9 11 (6.59%) Development Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Embedded Developer
9 11 (6.59%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (5.99%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (5.39%) C Developer
11 9 (5.39%) Python Developer
12 8 (4.79%) Agile Developer
12 8 (4.79%) C/C++ Developer
12 8 (4.79%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 8 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (4.19%) Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.55%) HTML
2 36 (21.56%) HTML5
3 35 (20.96%) Node.js
4 31 (18.56%) REST
5 25 (14.97%) Middleware
6 24 (14.37%) JSON
7 14 (8.38%) RESTful
8 13 (7.78%) XML
9 12 (7.19%) CSS
10 11 (6.59%) Flash
11 10 (5.99%) Web Services
12 9 (5.39%) CSS3
13 8 (4.79%) Qt
14 7 (4.19%) .NET
14 7 (4.19%) AngularJS
14 7 (4.19%) OpenGL
15 5 (2.99%) OAuth
16 4 (2.40%) Django
16 4 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
16 4 (2.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (33.53%) DTV
2 38 (22.75%) Embedded Systems
3 36 (21.56%) MPEG
4 24 (14.37%) Computer Science
5 23 (13.77%) IPTV
6 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (8.98%) Device Driver
8 8 (4.79%) Over-the-Top Content
8 8 (4.79%) Video on Demand
9 7 (4.19%) Interactive TV
10 6 (3.59%) Algorithms
11 5 (2.99%) Data Structures
11 5 (2.99%) Mobile App
12 4 (2.40%) BBC
12 4 (2.40%) User Experience
13 3 (1.80%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.80%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.80%) Streaming Video
13 3 (1.80%) Thin Client
14 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.92%) Linux
2 23 (13.77%) Unix
3 10 (5.99%) Android
3 10 (5.99%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (5.39%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.79%) Windows
6 4 (2.40%) CentOS
6 4 (2.40%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Solaris
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.60%) pSOS
8 1 (0.60%) uClinux
8 1 (0.60%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (61.08%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.74%) TDD
3 46 (27.54%) Scrum
4 32 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (19.16%) Functional Testing
5 31 (18.56%) Software Architecture
6 30 (17.96%) User Stories
7 25 (14.97%) Multithreading
7 25 (14.97%) SOA
8 22 (13.17%) OO
9 17 (10.18%) Software Engineering
10 15 (8.98%) Configuration Management
10 15 (8.98%) OOP
11 13 (7.78%) Automated Testing
11 13 (7.78%) Test Scripting
12 12 (7.19%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.19%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.19%) Test Planning
13 11 (6.59%) API Testing
14 10 (5.99%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.92%) C
2 59 (35.33%) C++
3 44 (26.35%) SQL
4 39 (23.35%) Python
5 27 (16.17%) JavaScript
6 21 (12.57%) Embedded C
7 16 (9.58%) Embedded C++
7 16 (9.58%) Perl
8 14 (8.38%) Java
9 12 (7.19%) Ruby
10 7 (4.19%) ActionScript
10 7 (4.19%) VB.NET
10 7 (4.19%) VBScript
11 5 (2.99%) ActionScript 2.0
11 5 (2.99%) ActionScript 3.0
12 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.80%) ANSI C
14 2 (1.20%) PHP
14 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (14.97%) Degree
2 7 (4.19%) ISEB
2 7 (4.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.59%) Docker
2 6 (3.59%) LXC
3 4 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.40%) vSphere
4 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (11.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.20%) Ansible
3 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.99%) HP
3 6 (3.59%) Google
3 6 (3.59%) VMware
4 5 (2.99%) Adobe
4 5 (2.99%) EMC
4 5 (2.99%) Facebook
4 5 (2.99%) Oracle
4 5 (2.99%) Twitter
5 4 (2.40%) Ericsson
5 4 (2.40%) NetApp
5 4 (2.40%) SaltStack
5 4 (2.40%) Virgin Media
6 3 (1.80%) BT
6 3 (1.80%) OpenTV
6 3 (1.80%) Rally
7 2 (1.20%) Arqiva
7 2 (1.20%) Huawei
7 2 (1.20%) Nokia
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
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