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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 585 573 547
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -26
Contract jobs citing STB 66 51 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 44
Median daily rate £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £592 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.11% -55.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00

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
17632 17183 17000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.93% 31.74% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11400 10446 10458
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 705 756
Median hourly rate £21.34 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.55% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.88 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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 24 May 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 15 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 24 May 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 +6 65 £375 -6.25% 15
London +2 47 £391 -16.75% 8
South East -2 17 £343 -12.17% 4
Hampshire +5 6 £327 - 3
City of London +36 5 £400 - 2
Osterley - 5 £120 -
Eastleigh -4 4 £326 - 2
Staines -5 4 £388 +58.16% 1
Surrey -7 4 £388 +58.16% 1
Berkshire -10 3 £345 -11.53%
Middlesex - 2 £340 -
Southampton +8 1 £383 - 1
Leeds - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 105 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (44.64%) C
3 68 (40.48%) DVB
4 62 (36.90%) C++
5 58 (34.52%) Linux
6 57 (33.93%) DTV
6 57 (33.93%) TDD
7 55 (32.74%) Git (software)
8 53 (31.55%) Scrum
9 45 (26.79%) HTML
10 42 (25.00%) HTTP
11 41 (24.40%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (24.40%) HTML5
11 41 (24.40%) User Stories
12 40 (23.81%) SQL
13 39 (23.21%) JIRA
14 37 (22.02%) Software Architecture
14 37 (22.02%) Node.js
14 37 (22.02%) MPEG
15 36 (21.43%) NoSQL
16 35 (20.83%) Telecoms
17 33 (19.64%) Embedded Systems
17 33 (19.64%) JavaScript
18 32 (19.05%) Functional Testing
19 31 (18.45%) Multithreading
20 30 (17.86%) IPTV
21 28 (16.67%) REST
22 27 (16.07%) SOA
22 27 (16.07%) Python
22 27 (16.07%) Embedded C

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 37 (22.02%) Node.js
2 12 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.38%) nginx
3 4 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.38%) Smallworld
3 4 (2.38%) uWSGI
4 3 (1.79%) Confluence
4 3 (1.79%) Jetty
5 2 (1.19%) CMS
5 2 (1.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.74%) MS Office
3 3 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.98%) GitHub
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (40.48%) DVB
2 42 (25.00%) HTTP
3 7 (4.17%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.98%) UPnP
5 4 (2.38%) Network Security
6 3 (1.79%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.60%) Internet
7 1 (0.60%) SSL
7 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 11 (6.55%) MongoDB
2 11 (6.55%) MySQL
3 10 (5.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.38%) DB2
4 4 (2.38%) MS Access
4 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (32.74%) Git (software)
2 39 (23.21%) JIRA
3 20 (11.90%) Subversion
4 10 (5.95%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.17%) ClearCase
5 7 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.57%) gulp
7 5 (2.98%) Jasmine
7 5 (2.98%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (2.98%) Protractor
8 4 (2.38%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.19%) Selenium
10 1 (0.60%) Ant
10 1 (0.60%) JUnit
10 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.60%) Trac
General
1 35 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.79%) Publishing
3 2 (1.19%) Games
4 1 (0.60%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (36.90%) Developer
2 34 (20.24%) Embedded Engineer
3 21 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 16 (9.52%) Embedded C Engineer
4 16 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 16 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 15 (8.93%) Tester
6 14 (8.33%) Agile Developer
7 13 (7.74%) JavaScript Developer
7 13 (7.74%) Middleware Engineer
8 12 (7.14%) C++ Developer
8 12 (7.14%) Embedded Developer
8 12 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 11 (6.55%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.95%) Agile Java Developer
10 10 (5.95%) Development Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 9 (5.36%) C Developer
12 8 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 8 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.79%) HTML
2 41 (24.40%) HTML5
3 28 (16.67%) REST
4 23 (13.69%) Middleware
5 17 (10.12%) JSON
6 16 (9.52%) CSS
6 16 (9.52%) RESTful
7 11 (6.55%) Flash
7 11 (6.55%) Qt
8 10 (5.95%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.95%) Spring
9 9 (5.36%) CSS3
9 9 (5.36%) OpenGL
9 9 (5.36%) Web Services
9 9 (5.36%) XML
10 8 (4.76%) .NET
11 5 (2.98%) Sass
11 5 (2.98%) XSD
12 4 (2.38%) Django
12 4 (2.38%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 57 (33.93%) DTV
2 37 (22.02%) MPEG
3 33 (19.64%) Embedded Systems
4 30 (17.86%) IPTV
5 23 (13.69%) Computer Science
6 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (8.93%) Device Driver
8 14 (8.33%) Over-the-Top Content
9 9 (5.36%) Interactive TV
10 8 (4.76%) User Experience
11 6 (3.57%) BBC
11 6 (3.57%) Video on Demand
12 5 (2.98%) Algorithms
12 5 (2.98%) Data Structures
12 5 (2.98%) Fat Client
12 5 (2.98%) Thin Client
13 4 (2.38%) Data Centre
13 4 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (2.38%) Private Cloud
13 4 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.52%) Linux
2 23 (13.69%) Unix
3 11 (6.55%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (6.55%) Windows
4 4 (2.38%) Android
5 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.19%) Solaris
6 2 (1.19%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.60%) pSOS
7 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (33.93%) TDD
3 53 (31.55%) Scrum
4 41 (24.40%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (24.40%) User Stories
5 37 (22.02%) Software Architecture
6 32 (19.05%) Functional Testing
7 31 (18.45%) Multithreading
8 27 (16.07%) SOA
9 20 (11.90%) OO
10 19 (11.31%) Software Engineering
11 18 (10.71%) Configuration Management
12 16 (9.52%) Test Scripting
13 15 (8.93%) Pair Programming
14 12 (7.14%) API Testing
15 11 (6.55%) Test Planning
16 10 (5.95%) API Development
16 10 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (5.95%) Non-Functional Testing
16 10 (5.95%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (44.64%) C
2 62 (36.90%) C++
3 40 (23.81%) SQL
4 33 (19.64%) JavaScript
5 27 (16.07%) Embedded C
5 27 (16.07%) Python
6 21 (12.50%) Embedded C++
7 19 (11.31%) Java
8 15 (8.93%) Ruby
9 9 (5.36%) Perl
10 7 (4.17%) ActionScript
10 7 (4.17%) VB.NET
10 7 (4.17%) VBScript
11 5 (2.98%) ActionScript 2.0
11 5 (2.98%) ActionScript 3.0
11 5 (2.98%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.60%) C#
12 1 (0.60%) PHP
12 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) Degree
2 5 (2.98%) ISEB
2 5 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) QA
1 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.57%) Docker
1 6 (3.57%) LXC
1 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.19%) Ansible
2 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.55%) HP
3 7 (4.17%) EMC
3 7 (4.17%) VMware
4 6 (3.57%) NetApp
4 6 (3.57%) Oracle
5 5 (2.98%) BT
5 5 (2.98%) Ericsson
5 5 (2.98%) OpenTV
5 5 (2.98%) Virgin Media
6 4 (2.38%) Arqiva
6 4 (2.38%) Google
7 3 (1.79%) Adobe
7 3 (1.79%) Rally
8 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.60%) Facebook
9 1 (0.60%) Huawei
9 1 (0.60%) Nokia
9 1 (0.60%) Twitter
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