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 27 July 2015 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 548 509 536
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +27
Contract jobs citing STB 63 84 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.48% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 68 24
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£400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £38.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%

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
18080 17436 16925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.69% 31.87% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11387 10584 10034
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 668 744
Average hourly rate £19.69 £20.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.17% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 27 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

STB Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

STB
Top 23 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 27 July 2015. 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 -45 62 £400 +6.66% 9
London +6 45 £475 +18.75% 6
South East -26 11 £383 +2.00%
Berkshire +8 7 £383 -23.50%
Reading -1 5 £383 -23.50%
West Yorkshire -21 4 £310 -0.80%
Yorkshire -29 4 £310 -0.80%
Bradford -4 3 £305 -2.40%
City of London -11 3 £400 -11.11%
Leeds -26 2 £310 +7.82%
Wakefield - 2 £305 -
York - 2 £305 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
Harrogate - 2 £305 -
Huddersfield - 2 £305 -
Sheffield - 2 £305 -
Surrey +3 1 - -
Staines +1 1 - -
Middlesex -3 1 - -
Hampshire -7 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £375 - 1

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 49 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.91%) Linux
3 36 (31.30%) IPTV
4 30 (26.09%) HTML
4 30 (26.09%) DTV
4 30 (26.09%) DVB
5 28 (24.35%) Software Engineering
6 27 (23.48%) Telecoms
7 26 (22.61%) UNIX
8 24 (20.87%) HTML5
9 22 (19.13%) SQL
10 21 (18.26%) Games
11 20 (17.39%) Streaming Video
12 19 (16.52%) Apple iOS
12 19 (16.52%) Android
13 18 (15.65%) Embedded Linux
13 18 (15.65%) JIRA
13 18 (15.65%) Java
14 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
15 16 (13.91%) C
15 16 (13.91%) MPEG
16 15 (13.04%) Scrum
16 15 (13.04%) TDD
16 15 (13.04%) Python
16 15 (13.04%) Test Automation
16 15 (13.04%) Over-the-Top Content
17 14 (12.17%) Video on Demand
17 14 (12.17%) C++
17 14 (12.17%) MySQL
18 13 (11.30%) Multithreading

STB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 9 (7.83%) Tomcat
1 9 (7.83%) Jetty
2 6 (5.22%) Confluence
3 5 (4.35%) Apache
4 3 (2.61%) Node.js
5 2 (1.74%) JBoss
5 2 (1.74%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Office
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Kondor+
1 4 (3.48%) Misys Midas
1 4 (3.48%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.09%) DVB
2 7 (6.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.35%) LDAP
4 4 (3.48%) HTTP
4 4 (3.48%) Broadband
4 4 (3.48%) ISDN
4 4 (3.48%) LAN
4 4 (3.48%) VLAN
4 4 (3.48%) PABX
5 2 (1.74%) UPnP
5 2 (1.74%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.74%) RIP
5 2 (1.74%) SNMP
5 2 (1.74%) VPN
5 2 (1.74%) Internet
5 2 (1.74%) MPLS
5 2 (1.74%) OSPF
5 2 (1.74%) BGP
5 2 (1.74%) DOCSIS
5 2 (1.74%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) MySQL
2 11 (9.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (9.57%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.48%) MS Access
3 4 (3.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (15.65%) JIRA
2 7 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.48%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.48%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.74%) Valgrind
5 2 (1.74%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.74%) Redmine
General
1 27 (23.48%) Telecoms
2 21 (18.26%) Games
3 3 (2.61%) Finance
3 3 (2.61%) Marketing
3 3 (2.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.74%) German Language
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Automotive
5 1 (0.87%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.87%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (26.09%) Developer
2 16 (13.91%) Software Engineer
3 15 (13.04%) Architect
4 13 (11.30%) Tester
5 11 (9.57%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.96%) Manual Tester
6 8 (6.96%) Junior
6 8 (6.96%) Junior Tester
7 7 (6.09%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Release Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.48%) Analyst
10 4 (3.48%) Test Manager
10 4 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 3 (2.61%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.09%) HTML
2 24 (20.87%) HTML5
3 10 (8.70%) OpenGL
4 9 (7.83%) CSS
4 9 (7.83%) Spring
4 9 (7.83%) Qt
5 8 (6.96%) .NET
6 6 (5.22%) QML
7 5 (4.35%) GStreamer
7 5 (4.35%) Middleware
8 4 (3.48%) Web Services
9 3 (2.61%) Ajax
9 3 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.61%) CSS3
9 3 (2.61%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.61%) Qt Quick
10 2 (1.74%) Express
10 2 (1.74%) OpenGL ES
10 2 (1.74%) WebKit
10 2 (1.74%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.30%) IPTV
2 30 (26.09%) DTV
3 20 (17.39%) Streaming Video
4 16 (13.91%) MPEG
5 15 (13.04%) Over-the-Top Content
6 14 (12.17%) Video on Demand
7 10 (8.70%) Chromecast
7 10 (8.70%) Apple TV
7 10 (8.70%) PlayStation
7 10 (8.70%) Xbox
8 9 (7.83%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (3.48%) iSeries
10 3 (2.61%) Device Driver
10 3 (2.61%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.74%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.87%) New Media
12 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.91%) Linux
2 26 (22.61%) UNIX
3 19 (16.52%) Android
3 19 (16.52%) Apple iOS
4 18 (15.65%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.48%) Windows
5 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.74%) CentOS
6 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.87%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.35%) Software Engineering
3 15 (13.04%) TDD
3 15 (13.04%) Scrum
3 15 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 13 (11.30%) Multithreading
5 12 (10.43%) Pair Programming
6 11 (9.57%) Regression Testing
6 11 (9.57%) Concurrent Programming
7 10 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.83%) Open Source
8 9 (7.83%) Software Testing
9 8 (6.96%) DRM
9 8 (6.96%) OO
9 8 (6.96%) Software Architecture
9 8 (6.96%) Test Planning
9 8 (6.96%) Software Delivery
10 7 (6.09%) OOP
11 6 (5.22%) Test Scripting
12 5 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.13%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) Java
3 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.91%) C
5 15 (13.04%) Python
6 14 (12.17%) C++
7 8 (6.96%) VBScript
7 8 (6.96%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.22%) Embedded C
9 5 (4.35%) PHP
9 5 (4.35%) Ruby
10 4 (3.48%) Perl
10 4 (3.48%) VBA
11 3 (2.61%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.61%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.74%) Lua
13 1 (0.87%) BrightScript
13 1 (0.87%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) ISEB
1 9 (7.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (6.96%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.61%) Degree
4 1 (0.87%) RHCE
4 1 (0.87%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.35%) Puppet
2 5 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
1 12 (10.43%) Apple
1 12 (10.43%) Roku
2 10 (8.70%) VMware
2 10 (8.70%) HP
3 7 (6.09%) Cisco
4 5 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.48%) Reuters
5 4 (3.48%) Citrix
5 4 (3.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.74%) Adobe
6 2 (1.74%) Google
6 2 (1.74%) Tandberg
6 2 (1.74%) Tektronix
6 2 (1.74%) Broadcom
7 1 (0.87%) CA
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