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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 587 584 551
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -33
Contract jobs citing STB 74 65 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.35% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 67
Median daily rate £345 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £18.00 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £34.20 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%

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
18069 18495 17739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.55% 32.39% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11673 11639 10730
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 736 705
Median hourly rate £20.78 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 72 £345 -13.75% 9
London -5 43 £328 -31.05% 3
South East +21 23 £345 -9.80% 1
City of London +53 9 £450 +12.50%
Hampshire +8 9 £330 -
Staines +4 5 £388 -
Berkshire +2 5 £345 -9.80%
Surrey -6 5 £388 -
Eastleigh - 5 £327 -
Osterley - 4 £228 -
Middlesex -4 2 £340 -
North West - 2 £335 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £475 -
South West - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 81 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (41.55%) Linux
2 59 (41.55%) DVB
3 49 (34.51%) C
4 47 (33.10%) C++
4 47 (33.10%) Digital TV
5 45 (31.69%) SQL
6 41 (28.87%) Python
7 40 (28.17%) JIRA
8 38 (26.76%) TDD
9 36 (25.35%) HTML
10 34 (23.94%) Scrum
11 32 (22.54%) Git (software)
12 30 (21.13%) HTML5
12 30 (21.13%) MPEG
13 27 (19.01%) Node.js
13 27 (19.01%) Embedded Systems
14 26 (18.31%) Degree
14 26 (18.31%) HTTP
14 26 (18.31%) Functional Testing
15 25 (17.61%) Telecoms
15 25 (17.61%) REST
16 24 (16.90%) JavaScript
17 23 (16.20%) Unix
17 23 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
18 22 (15.49%) Computer Science
19 21 (14.79%) Middleware
19 21 (14.79%) JSON
19 21 (14.79%) Software Architecture

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 6 (4.23%) Confluence
2 4 (2.82%) CMS
2 4 (2.82%) nginx
2 4 (2.82%) uWSGI
3 2 (1.41%) JBoss
3 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.70%) Drupal
4 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (11.97%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (41.55%) DVB
2 26 (18.31%) HTTP
3 5 (3.52%) UPnP
4 4 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.11%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.41%) Internet
6 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.70%) 802.11
7 1 (0.70%) BGP
7 1 (0.70%) DLNA
7 1 (0.70%) DNS
7 1 (0.70%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.70%) IGMP
7 1 (0.70%) MPLS
7 1 (0.70%) Network Security
7 1 (0.70%) OSPF
7 1 (0.70%) SSH
7 1 (0.70%) SSL
7 1 (0.70%) Telnet
7 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.38%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.34%) MySQL
3 5 (3.52%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.52%) MS Access
4 2 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (28.17%) JIRA
2 32 (22.54%) Git (software)
3 17 (11.97%) Subversion
4 6 (4.23%) ClearCase
4 6 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.82%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.11%) Selenium
6 3 (2.11%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.41%) Ant
8 1 (0.70%) gulp
8 1 (0.70%) Trac
General
1 25 (17.61%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.82%) Games
3 2 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (0.70%) German Language
4 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.70%) Local Government
4 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (31.69%) Developer
2 22 (15.49%) Embedded Engineer
2 22 (15.49%) Tester
3 19 (13.38%) Test Engineer
4 14 (9.86%) Software Engineer
5 12 (8.45%) Python Developer
6 11 (7.75%) Middleware Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) C++ Developer
7 10 (7.04%) Embedded Developer
8 9 (6.34%) Development Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Embedded C Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (5.63%) Manual Tester
10 7 (4.93%) Integration Tester
10 7 (4.93%) Junior
10 7 (4.93%) Software Development Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) C Developer
11 6 (4.23%) Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.35%) HTML
2 30 (21.13%) HTML5
3 27 (19.01%) Node.js
4 25 (17.61%) REST
5 21 (14.79%) JSON
5 21 (14.79%) Middleware
6 14 (9.86%) XML
7 12 (8.45%) CSS
8 10 (7.04%) RESTful
9 9 (6.34%) .NET
9 9 (6.34%) CSS3
9 9 (6.34%) Web Services
10 7 (4.93%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (4.23%) Flash
11 6 (4.23%) Qt
12 5 (3.52%) AngularJS
12 5 (3.52%) OAuth
12 5 (3.52%) OpenGL
13 4 (2.82%) Django
13 4 (2.82%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 47 (33.10%) Digital TV
2 30 (21.13%) MPEG
3 27 (19.01%) Embedded Systems
4 22 (15.49%) Computer Science
5 18 (12.68%) IPTV
6 10 (7.04%) Device Driver
7 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (5.63%) Video on Demand
9 6 (4.23%) Interactive TV
9 6 (4.23%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.82%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.41%) BBC
11 2 (1.41%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.41%) New Media
11 2 (1.41%) Streaming Video
11 2 (1.41%) User Experience
12 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (41.55%) Linux
2 23 (16.20%) Unix
3 11 (7.75%) Android
4 10 (7.04%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.63%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (4.93%) Windows
7 4 (2.82%) CentOS
7 4 (2.82%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.41%) Solaris
8 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.70%) uClinux
9 1 (0.70%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.76%) TDD
3 34 (23.94%) Scrum
4 26 (18.31%) Functional Testing
5 23 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (14.79%) Software Architecture
7 19 (13.38%) SOA
8 18 (12.68%) OO
8 18 (12.68%) User Stories
9 17 (11.97%) Multithreading
10 15 (10.56%) Automated Testing
11 14 (9.86%) OOP
11 14 (9.86%) Software Engineering
12 13 (9.15%) Software Testing
13 12 (8.45%) Configuration Management
13 12 (8.45%) Test Planning
13 12 (8.45%) Test Scripting
14 11 (7.75%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.75%) Regression Testing
14 11 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (34.51%) C
2 47 (33.10%) C++
3 45 (31.69%) SQL
4 41 (28.87%) Python
5 24 (16.90%) JavaScript
6 17 (11.97%) Embedded C
7 16 (11.27%) Perl
8 15 (10.56%) Embedded C++
9 12 (8.45%) Java
10 10 (7.04%) Ruby
11 9 (6.34%) VB.NET
11 9 (6.34%) VBScript
12 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.41%) PHP
13 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.70%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.70%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.70%) C#
14 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (18.31%) Degree
2 9 (6.34%) ISEB
2 9 (6.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) Docker
2 4 (2.82%) LXC
2 4 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.82%) vSphere
3 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.41%) Ansible
3 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.63%) HP
3 6 (4.23%) Google
4 5 (3.52%) Facebook
4 5 (3.52%) Oracle
4 5 (3.52%) Twitter
5 4 (2.82%) SaltStack
5 4 (2.82%) VMware
6 3 (2.11%) Adobe
6 3 (2.11%) EMC
6 3 (2.11%) Nagra
7 2 (1.41%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.41%) Huawei
7 2 (1.41%) Intel
7 2 (1.41%) NetApp
7 2 (1.41%) Nokia
7 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.41%) Roku
7 2 (1.41%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
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