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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
UK
Rank 546 524 569
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +45
Contract jobs citing STB 48 105 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.091%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.65% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 65 38
Median daily rate £360 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% +27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £334 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.13% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +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
14046 16078 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.97% 30.92% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9033 10402 9583
Median daily rate £444 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 579 635
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.47 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £53.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

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 22 February 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 17 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 22 February 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 -17 44 £375 -15.73% 7
London -14 20 £450 -10.00% 3
South East +3 19 £348 -9.74% 2
Middlesex +7 6 £348 -3.06%
Berkshire +22 5 £350 -2.77% 2
City of London -2 4 £395 +12.92%
Hampshire -8 4 £320 -17.41%
Surrey +10 3 £360 +1.05%
Staines -7 3 £360 +1.05%
Slough - 3 - -
Yorkshire +15 2 - -
North West +17 1 - -
East of England +2 1 £325 -7.14% 2
Southampton +1 1 £285 -
Essex -4 1 £325 -7.14%
Osterley - 1 £450 -
Feltham - 1 - -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 39 (42.39%) Linux
1 39 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) HTTP
3 28 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 26 (28.26%) C++
4 26 (28.26%) Digital TV
5 25 (27.17%) DVB
5 25 (27.17%) Scrum
5 25 (27.17%) C
5 25 (27.17%) Video on Demand
6 24 (26.09%) SQL
6 24 (26.09%) Python
7 23 (25.00%) MPEG
8 22 (23.91%) HTML
8 22 (23.91%) HTML5
9 21 (22.83%) Node.js
9 21 (22.83%) Degree
10 20 (21.74%) JIRA
10 20 (21.74%) Middleware
11 19 (20.65%) Telecoms
11 19 (20.65%) IPTV
12 18 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (18.48%) Software Architecture
13 17 (18.48%) TDD
14 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
14 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
14 15 (16.30%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (15.22%) REST
15 14 (15.22%) NoSQL
15 14 (15.22%) 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 7 (7.61%) Confluence
1 7 (7.61%) nginx
1 7 (7.61%) uWSGI
2 3 (3.26%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.70%) HTTP
2 25 (27.17%) DVB
3 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.96%) Ethernet
4 11 (11.96%) VLAN
5 10 (10.87%) SNMP
6 9 (9.78%) BGP
6 9 (9.78%) DNS
6 9 (9.78%) IGMP
6 9 (9.78%) Internet
6 9 (9.78%) IPv4
6 9 (9.78%) IPv6
6 9 (9.78%) OSPF
6 9 (9.78%) RSVP
6 9 (9.78%) VRRP
7 8 (8.70%) Firewall
7 8 (8.70%) ICMP
7 8 (8.70%) MPLS
7 8 (8.70%) Multicast
7 8 (8.70%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) NoSQL
2 9 (9.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 20 (21.74%) JIRA
3 9 (9.78%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.61%) Subversion
5 3 (3.26%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.17%) Ant
7 1 (1.09%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.09%) Calabash
7 1 (1.09%) Capybara
7 1 (1.09%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.09%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.09%) gulp
7 1 (1.09%) Redmine
7 1 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 19 (20.65%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.87%) Games
3 7 (7.61%) Electronics
4 5 (5.43%) Billing
5 4 (4.35%) Legal
6 3 (3.26%) Finance
7 2 (2.17%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.09%) French Language
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Developer
2 8 (8.70%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (8.70%) Software Engineer
3 7 (7.61%) Django Developer
3 7 (7.61%) Tester
4 6 (6.52%) C++ Developer
4 6 (6.52%) Embedded Developer
4 6 (6.52%) Test Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Data Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (5.43%) Manual Tester
5 5 (5.43%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.35%) C Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Embedded C Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Python Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) HTML
1 22 (23.91%) HTML5
2 21 (22.83%) Node.js
3 20 (21.74%) Middleware
4 14 (15.22%) REST
5 8 (8.70%) CSS
6 7 (7.61%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.61%) CSS3
6 7 (7.61%) Django
6 7 (7.61%) JSON
6 7 (7.61%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (6.52%) RESTful
8 5 (5.43%) .NET
9 2 (2.17%) OpenGL
9 2 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.09%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (1.09%) Flash
10 1 (1.09%) Qt
10 1 (1.09%) RxJS
10 1 (1.09%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) Digital TV
2 25 (27.17%) Video on Demand
3 23 (25.00%) MPEG
4 19 (20.65%) IPTV
5 15 (16.30%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
6 13 (14.13%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.43%) Virtual Team
8 4 (4.35%) Device Driver
8 4 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (4.35%) Streaming Video
9 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.17%) HP Storage
9 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.09%) PlayStation
10 1 (1.09%) Smartcard
10 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (42.39%) Linux
2 14 (15.22%) Unix
3 9 (9.78%) Android
4 8 (8.70%) Windows
5 6 (6.52%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (3.26%) CentOS
6 3 (3.26%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.17%) Scrum
3 18 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (18.48%) Software Architecture
4 17 (18.48%) TDD
5 14 (15.22%) SOA
6 12 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment
6 12 (13.04%) Multithreading
7 11 (11.96%) User Stories
8 10 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 9 (9.78%) Functional Testing
9 9 (9.78%) OO
10 8 (8.70%) Incident Management
10 8 (8.70%) Network Architecture
10 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
11 7 (7.61%) Code Optimisation
11 7 (7.61%) Mathematics
11 7 (7.61%) Web Development
12 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.43%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) C++
2 25 (27.17%) C
3 24 (26.09%) Python
3 24 (26.09%) SQL
4 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.87%) Perl
6 6 (6.52%) Embedded C
6 6 (6.52%) Embedded C++
7 5 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.43%) Java
7 5 (5.43%) Ruby
7 5 (5.43%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.43%) VBScript
8 2 (2.17%) Lua
8 2 (2.17%) PHP
8 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (22.83%) Degree
2 8 (8.70%) CCIP
2 8 (8.70%) CCNA
2 8 (8.70%) CCNP
2 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (8.70%) JNCIA
3 5 (5.43%) ISEB
3 5 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) SLA
2 9 (9.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) Docker
2 3 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (6.52%) Nagios
2 2 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Cisco
1 11 (11.96%) VMware
2 9 (9.78%) Huawei
2 9 (9.78%) Juniper
3 4 (4.35%) HP
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.26%) Ericsson
4 3 (3.26%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.17%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle
6 1 (1.09%) CA
6 1 (1.09%) Conax
6 1 (1.09%) Nagra
6 1 (1.09%) Verimatrix
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