The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 511 526 516
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing STB 95 53 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.39% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 53
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%

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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 August 2014.

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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 92 £375 +3.44% 19
London +29 44 £400 +6.66% 8
South East 0 24 £375 +15.38% 4
East of England -20 7 £338 -10.00% 4
City of London +16 6 £450 +12.50% 1
Reading +10 3 £500 -
Berkshire +9 3 £500 +66.66% 1
Surrey -1 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £300 -33.33% 4
Cambridge -8 3 £300 -33.33% 4
Guildford - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STB.

1 71 (45.22%) Linux
2 61 (38.85%) DVB
3 59 (37.58%) DTV
4 50 (31.85%) C
5 42 (26.75%) Python
6 37 (23.57%) Software Engineering
7 32 (20.38%) JIRA
8 29 (18.47%) UNIX
8 29 (18.47%) ClearCase
9 28 (17.83%) MPEG
9 28 (17.83%) IPTV
10 27 (17.20%) POSIX
11 26 (16.56%) UML
12 25 (15.92%) Software Architecture
13 21 (13.38%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (12.74%) ISEB
15 19 (12.10%) C++
15 19 (12.10%) SQL
16 18 (11.46%) Ruby
16 18 (11.46%) Software Testing
16 18 (11.46%) Test Scripting
17 17 (10.83%) Video on Demand
17 17 (10.83%) TDD
17 17 (10.83%) Perl
18 14 (8.92%) Telecoms
18 14 (8.92%) Test Automation
18 14 (8.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 13 (8.28%) HP Quality Center
19 13 (8.28%) Microsoft

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.91%) Confluence
2 1 (0.64%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.46%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 61 (38.85%) DVB
2 8 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.46%) Broadband
4 6 (3.82%) FTP
4 6 (3.82%) HTTP
4 6 (3.82%) Firewall
4 6 (3.82%) Wireless
4 6 (3.82%) NAS
5 5 (3.18%) Telnet
5 5 (3.18%) UPnP
5 5 (3.18%) DHCP
6 4 (2.55%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.55%) VLAN
6 4 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.27%) LAN
7 2 (1.27%) WAN
7 2 (1.27%) DSL
7 2 (1.27%) LDAP
7 2 (1.27%) Multicast
8 1 (0.64%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) MySQL
2 5 (3.18%) MS Access
3 1 (0.64%) SQLite
3 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (20.38%) JIRA
2 29 (18.47%) ClearCase
3 12 (7.64%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.01%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.73%) Hudson
6 6 (3.82%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.82%) Calabash
6 6 (3.82%) Selenium
7 4 (2.55%) Subversion
7 4 (2.55%) Trac
8 3 (1.91%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.91%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.27%) Xcode
9 2 (1.27%) JUnit
9 2 (1.27%) GDB
10 1 (0.64%) Redmine
10 1 (0.64%) Axure RP
General
1 14 (8.92%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.73%) Electronics
3 5 (3.18%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.91%) Billing
5 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Finance
5 2 (1.27%) Advertising
5 2 (1.27%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Front Office
6 1 (0.64%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 29 (18.47%) Tester
2 28 (17.83%) Developer
3 27 (17.20%) Test Engineer
4 25 (15.92%) Software Engineer
5 18 (11.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 12 (7.64%) Analyst
7 9 (5.73%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.10%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.10%) Systems Integration Manager
8 8 (5.10%) Integration Manager
8 8 (5.10%) Systems Manager
8 8 (5.10%) Embedded Software Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Manual Tester
10 6 (3.82%) Junior
11 5 (3.18%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.18%) Junior Tester
11 5 (3.18%) Automation Tester
12 4 (2.55%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.20%) POSIX
2 11 (7.01%) .NET
2 11 (7.01%) Middleware
3 5 (3.18%) CSS
3 5 (3.18%) Android SDK
3 5 (3.18%) HTML
4 3 (1.91%) XML
4 3 (1.91%) JSON
4 3 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.27%) Twisted
5 2 (1.27%) CSS3
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.27%) Qt
5 2 (1.27%) RESTful
5 2 (1.27%) HTML5
5 2 (1.27%) XML-RPC
6 1 (0.64%) Django
6 1 (0.64%) jQuery
6 1 (0.64%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.64%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 59 (37.58%) DTV
2 28 (17.83%) MPEG
2 28 (17.83%) IPTV
3 21 (13.38%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (10.83%) Video on Demand
5 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.10%) Streaming Video
5 8 (5.10%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.18%) Firmware
7 4 (2.55%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.91%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.64%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.64%) VHDL
10 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.64%) Streaming Media
10 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.64%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 71 (45.22%) Linux
2 29 (18.47%) UNIX
3 9 (5.73%) Windows
3 9 (5.73%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (5.10%) Android
5 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (1.27%) Debian
6 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.64%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) Software Engineering
2 26 (16.56%) UML
3 25 (15.92%) Software Architecture
4 20 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (11.46%) Software Testing
5 18 (11.46%) Test Scripting
6 17 (10.83%) TDD
7 14 (8.92%) Test Automation
8 11 (7.01%) Integration Testing
9 10 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.10%) Scrum
10 8 (5.10%) Regression Testing
11 7 (4.46%) BDD
12 6 (3.82%) ATDD
12 6 (3.82%) Project Management
12 6 (3.82%) OOP
12 6 (3.82%) Multithreading
13 5 (3.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.18%) OO
13 5 (3.18%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.85%) C
2 42 (26.75%) Python
3 19 (12.10%) C++
3 19 (12.10%) SQL
4 18 (11.46%) Ruby
5 17 (10.83%) Perl
6 11 (7.01%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.37%) VB.NET
8 9 (5.73%) Embedded C
9 8 (5.10%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.82%) VBScript
11 4 (2.55%) PHP
11 4 (2.55%) Java
11 4 (2.55%) Tcl
11 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.64%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.64%) VBA
12 1 (0.64%) C#
12 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (12.74%) ISEB
2 14 (8.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (7.64%) Degree
4 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.64%) HNC
5 1 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.27%) vSphere
2 1 (0.64%) NDS
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Nagios
2 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.73%) HP
3 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.27%) VMware
4 1 (0.64%) Google
4 1 (0.64%) Huawei
4 1 (0.64%) Microgen
4 1 (0.64%) CA
4 1 (0.64%) Sun
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle
Surrey
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago