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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 598 604 545
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -59
Contract jobs citing STB 55 54 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.092% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.28% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 69
Median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +5.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +5.55%

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
18076 18956 18551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.46% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11685 11908 11110
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 769 772
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £46.21 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +3.05%

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 26 August 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 20 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 26 August 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 +5 52 £328 -18.12% 7
London -7 36 £306 -37.55% 3
South East +16 10 £360 -5.88% 1
City of London - 7 £450 -
Hampshire +8 4 £355 -
Surrey +10 3 £390 -
Berkshire +2 3 £400 +4.57% 1
Staines 0 3 £390 -
Osterley - 3 £155 -
North West - 2 £335 -
Reading +8 1 £400 +4.57%
Cambridge - 1 £300 - 2
Eastleigh - 1 £330 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £475 - 1
South West - 1 £475 - 1
East of England - 1 £300 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 - 2

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 68 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (41.60%) DVB
3 47 (37.60%) Linux
4 41 (32.80%) SQL
5 39 (31.20%) Digital TV
6 35 (28.00%) Python
6 35 (28.00%) JIRA
7 34 (27.20%) C
8 33 (26.40%) C++
9 31 (24.80%) TDD
10 28 (22.40%) HTML
11 27 (21.60%) Scrum
12 24 (19.20%) Degree
13 23 (18.40%) MPEG
14 22 (17.60%) Unix
14 22 (17.60%) Telecoms
14 22 (17.60%) HTML5
15 21 (16.80%) Node.js
15 21 (16.80%) HP Quality Center
15 21 (16.80%) JavaScript
16 20 (16.00%) Git (software)
16 20 (16.00%) REST
17 19 (15.20%) MS Excel
17 19 (15.20%) Functional Testing
18 17 (13.60%) Embedded Systems
18 17 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (12.80%) IPTV
19 16 (12.80%) Perl
19 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
20 15 (12.00%) HTTP

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 (6.40%) Confluence
2 4 (3.20%) CMS
3 3 (2.40%) nginx
3 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.40%) uWSGI
4 2 (1.60%) JBoss
4 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.80%) Drupal
5 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (15.20%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.40%) MS Office
3 4 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (41.60%) DVB
2 15 (12.00%) HTTP
3 7 (5.60%) UPnP
4 3 (2.40%) DLNA
4 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.60%) 802.11
5 2 (1.60%) DHCP
5 2 (1.60%) DNS
5 2 (1.60%) IGMP
5 2 (1.60%) IPv4
5 2 (1.60%) IPv6
5 2 (1.60%) PPP
5 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.80%) BGP
6 1 (0.80%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.80%) MPLS
6 1 (0.80%) Network Security
6 1 (0.80%) OSPF
6 1 (0.80%) SSH
6 1 (0.80%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.40%) MySQL
3 5 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.00%) MS Access
4 2 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (28.00%) JIRA
2 20 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.00%) Subversion
4 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.20%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.20%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.40%) Selenium
6 3 (2.40%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.60%) Ant
8 1 (0.80%) Trac
General
1 22 (17.60%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.20%) Games
3 3 (2.40%) Electronics
3 3 (2.40%) Finance
4 1 (0.80%) German Language
4 1 (0.80%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.80%) Local Government
4 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (32.00%) Developer
2 19 (15.20%) Test Engineer
3 18 (14.40%) Tester
4 15 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Software Engineer
6 12 (9.60%) Python Developer
7 9 (7.20%) Embedded Developer
7 9 (7.20%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Development Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Embedded C Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Manual Tester
9 6 (4.80%) C++ Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Integration Tester
9 6 (4.80%) Junior
9 6 (4.80%) Middleware Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) C Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Embedded C Developer
10 5 (4.00%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.40%) HTML
2 22 (17.60%) HTML5
3 21 (16.80%) Node.js
4 20 (16.00%) REST
5 15 (12.00%) JSON
6 14 (11.20%) XML
7 13 (10.40%) Middleware
8 10 (8.00%) CSS
9 9 (7.20%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (7.20%) Web Services
10 8 (6.40%) .NET
10 8 (6.40%) CSS3
11 5 (4.00%) Flash
11 5 (4.00%) OAuth
12 4 (3.20%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.20%) RESTful
13 3 (2.40%) Django
13 3 (2.40%) LEMP Stack
13 3 (2.40%) OpenGL
13 3 (2.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.20%) Digital TV
2 23 (18.40%) MPEG
3 17 (13.60%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (12.80%) IPTV
5 15 (12.00%) Computer Science
6 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (5.60%) Video on Demand
8 6 (4.80%) Interactive TV
8 6 (4.80%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.40%) Device Driver
9 3 (2.40%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (1.60%) BBC
10 2 (1.60%) New Media
10 2 (1.60%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.60%) User Experience
11 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (37.60%) Linux
2 22 (17.60%) Unix
3 11 (8.80%) Android
4 10 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.60%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (4.80%) Windows
7 4 (3.20%) CentOS
7 4 (3.20%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.60%) Solaris
8 2 (1.60%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.80%) uClinux
9 1 (0.80%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (24.80%) TDD
3 27 (21.60%) Scrum
4 19 (15.20%) Functional Testing
5 17 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 15 (12.00%) OOP
7 14 (11.20%) SOA
8 12 (9.60%) OO
8 12 (9.60%) Software Engineering
8 12 (9.60%) Software Testing
8 12 (9.60%) User Stories
9 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management
9 11 (8.80%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.80%) Test Planning
9 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
9 11 (8.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.00%) Regression Testing
10 10 (8.00%) Software Architecture
11 9 (7.20%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.80%) SQL
2 35 (28.00%) Python
3 34 (27.20%) C
4 33 (26.40%) C++
5 21 (16.80%) JavaScript
6 16 (12.80%) Perl
7 13 (10.40%) Embedded C
7 13 (10.40%) Embedded C++
7 13 (10.40%) Java
8 10 (8.00%) Ruby
9 8 (6.40%) VB.NET
9 8 (6.40%) VBScript
10 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.60%) PHP
11 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.80%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.80%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (19.20%) Degree
2 8 (6.40%) ISEB
2 8 (6.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.20%) Docker
2 4 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.20%) vSphere
3 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) LXC
Systems Management
1 21 (16.80%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.60%) Ansible
3 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.60%) HP
3 6 (4.80%) Google
4 5 (4.00%) Facebook
4 5 (4.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.00%) Twitter
5 4 (3.20%) Nagra
5 4 (3.20%) SaltStack
5 4 (3.20%) VMware
6 2 (1.60%) Adobe
6 2 (1.60%) CA
6 2 (1.60%) Conax
6 2 (1.60%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.60%) Huawei
6 2 (1.60%) Intel
6 2 (1.60%) NetApp
6 2 (1.60%) Nokia
6 2 (1.60%) Roku
6 2 (1.60%) Verimatrix
6 2 (1.60%) Virgin Media
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