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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 567 569 585
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing STB 54 75 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.41% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 59 38
Median daily rate £389 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £270 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -

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
16196 18398 17909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.54% 33.32% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 11565 11376
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 788 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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 19 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 8 December 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 +2 51 £390 -22.00% 2
London -19 32 £401 -19.90%
South East +32 15 £348 -7.33%
Berkshire +11 6 - -
Surrey +15 4 £360 -0.68%
Middlesex 0 4 £348 -10.32%
Staines -2 4 £360 -0.68%
City of London - 4 £390 -
Slough - 3 - -
South West - 2 £345 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £345 -
Hampshire +18 1 - -
Yorkshire +12 1 £425 -
North West +9 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 53 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (33.66%) Linux
3 31 (30.69%) Python
4 30 (29.70%) Digital TV
5 28 (27.72%) DVB
5 28 (27.72%) JIRA
6 27 (26.73%) SQL
7 25 (24.75%) HTTP
8 24 (23.76%) MPEG
8 24 (23.76%) C
8 24 (23.76%) Degree
9 22 (21.78%) C++
10 21 (20.79%) TDD
10 21 (20.79%) Scrum
11 20 (19.80%) Git (software)
12 19 (18.81%) Video on Demand
13 18 (17.82%) Node.js
13 18 (17.82%) HTML
14 17 (16.83%) HTML5
15 16 (15.84%) IPTV
16 15 (14.85%) Unix
17 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
17 14 (13.86%) TCP/IP
17 14 (13.86%) Middleware
17 14 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (12.87%) Software Architecture
18 13 (12.87%) REST
18 13 (12.87%) OO
19 12 (11.88%) Games
19 12 (11.88%) Embedded Systems

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 10 (9.90%) Confluence
2 5 (4.95%) nginx
2 5 (4.95%) uWSGI
3 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.99%) Drupal
5 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.72%) DVB
2 25 (24.75%) HTTP
3 14 (13.86%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.92%) DNS
4 8 (7.92%) IGMP
4 8 (7.92%) IPv4
4 8 (7.92%) IPv6
5 6 (5.94%) BGP
5 6 (5.94%) Ethernet
5 6 (5.94%) MPLS
5 6 (5.94%) OSPF
5 6 (5.94%) SNMP
6 5 (4.95%) ATM
6 5 (4.95%) Firewall
6 5 (4.95%) Frame Relay
6 5 (4.95%) FTP
6 5 (4.95%) ICMP
6 5 (4.95%) RSVP
6 5 (4.95%) VLAN
6 5 (4.95%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.92%) MySQL
3 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (27.72%) JIRA
2 20 (19.80%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.94%) Subversion
5 2 (1.98%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.98%) Selenium
6 1 (0.99%) Calabash
6 1 (0.99%) Capybara
6 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.99%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.99%) gulp
6 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (11.88%) Games
2 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.95%) Electronics
3 5 (4.95%) Finance
4 4 (3.96%) Billing
5 3 (2.97%) Legal
6 2 (1.98%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.99%) French Language
7 1 (0.99%) German Language
7 1 (0.99%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.99%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (24.75%) Developer
2 13 (12.87%) Tester
3 10 (9.90%) Python Developer
3 10 (9.90%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Test Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Embedded Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Manual Tester
6 6 (5.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Django Developer
7 5 (4.95%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Graduate
8 4 (3.96%) Junior
8 4 (3.96%) Python/Django Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Scrum Master
8 4 (3.96%) Video On Demand Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (2.97%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) HTML
1 18 (17.82%) Node.js
2 17 (16.83%) HTML5
3 14 (13.86%) Middleware
4 13 (12.87%) REST
5 9 (8.91%) JSON
6 8 (7.92%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (6.93%) XML
8 6 (5.94%) .NET
8 6 (5.94%) CSS
9 5 (4.95%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.95%) CSS3
9 5 (4.95%) Django
9 5 (4.95%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (4.95%) RESTful
10 4 (3.96%) OpenGL
11 3 (2.97%) 802.1X
11 3 (2.97%) OpenEmbedded
11 3 (2.97%) Web Services
11 3 (2.97%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.70%) Digital TV
2 24 (23.76%) MPEG
3 19 (18.81%) Video on Demand
4 16 (15.84%) IPTV
5 12 (11.88%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (10.89%) Computer Science
7 10 (9.90%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (5.94%) Mathematics
9 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (3.96%) Streaming Video
10 3 (2.97%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.98%) HP Storage
11 2 (1.98%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.98%) User Experience
12 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.99%) iDTV
12 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.66%) Linux
2 15 (14.85%) Unix
3 11 (10.89%) Android
4 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.94%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (4.95%) Windows
6 3 (2.97%) CentOS
6 3 (2.97%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.79%) Scrum
2 21 (20.79%) TDD
3 14 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (12.87%) OO
4 13 (12.87%) Software Architecture
5 12 (11.88%) Software Engineering
6 11 (10.89%) Automated Testing
6 11 (10.89%) SOA
7 10 (9.90%) Functional Testing
8 9 (8.91%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (8.91%) OOP
9 8 (7.92%) Multithreading
10 7 (6.93%) Incident Management
10 7 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.95%) DRM
11 5 (4.95%) Manual Testing
11 5 (4.95%) System Testing
11 5 (4.95%) Test Scripting
11 5 (4.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.69%) Python
2 27 (26.73%) SQL
3 24 (23.76%) C
4 22 (21.78%) C++
5 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.92%) Perl
7 7 (6.93%) Embedded C++
8 6 (5.94%) Java
8 6 (5.94%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.94%) VBScript
9 5 (4.95%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.95%) Ruby
10 4 (3.96%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.98%) Lua
12 1 (0.99%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (23.76%) Degree
2 8 (7.92%) ISEB
2 8 (7.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.95%) CCIP
3 5 (4.95%) CCNA
3 5 (4.95%) CCNP
3 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.95%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) QA
2 7 (6.93%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Docker
1 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.95%) Nagios
3 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Huawei
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
1 6 (5.94%) VMware
2 5 (4.95%) Cisco
2 5 (4.95%) Juniper
2 5 (4.95%) Nagra
3 4 (3.96%) HP
4 3 (2.97%) CA
4 3 (2.97%) Conax
4 3 (2.97%) Google
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.97%) Verimatrix
5 2 (1.98%) 3PAR
5 2 (1.98%) Adobe
5 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.98%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.98%) Facebook
5 2 (1.98%) Roku
5 2 (1.98%) Twitter