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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 612 624 555
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -69
Contract jobs citing STB 40 49 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.085% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.26% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 63
Median daily rate £329 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.21% -0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £505 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -

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
17733 19132 18715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11481 11975 11356
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 808 810
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £18.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 30 September 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 14 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 30 September 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 38 £344 +5.93% 3
London +17 26 £329 -34.25%
South East +11 10 £415 +40.67%
Berkshire +9 6 £400 +77.77%
Newbury - 4 - -
Surrey +12 3 £430 -
Staines -3 3 £430 -
City of London - 2 - -
Osterley - 2 £155 -
Hampshire +6 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Winchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 59 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (40.68%) DVB
3 45 (38.14%) Linux
4 40 (33.90%) SQL
4 40 (33.90%) Digital TV
5 33 (27.97%) C
6 32 (27.12%) C++
7 30 (25.42%) TDD
8 28 (23.73%) JIRA
8 28 (23.73%) MPEG
9 27 (22.88%) Python
10 26 (22.03%) HTML
11 24 (20.34%) Scrum
11 24 (20.34%) Degree
12 21 (17.80%) Git (software)
12 21 (17.80%) HTML5
12 21 (17.80%) Node.js
12 21 (17.80%) REST
13 20 (16.95%) HTTP
14 19 (16.10%) HP Quality Center
14 19 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (14.41%) JavaScript
15 17 (14.41%) MS Excel
16 15 (12.71%) Telecoms
16 15 (12.71%) Unix
16 15 (12.71%) SOA
16 15 (12.71%) NoSQL
16 15 (12.71%) Automated Testing
17 14 (11.86%) JSON
17 14 (11.86%) OOP

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 9 (7.63%) Confluence
2 4 (3.39%) CMS
2 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.69%) JBoss
3 2 (1.69%) nginx
3 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.69%) uWSGI
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.85%) Drupal
4 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (14.41%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.47%) MS Office
3 4 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 48 (40.68%) DVB
2 20 (16.95%) HTTP
3 9 (7.63%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.78%) UPnP
5 4 (3.39%) DLNA
5 4 (3.39%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.54%) 802.11
6 3 (2.54%) DHCP
6 3 (2.54%) DNS
6 3 (2.54%) IGMP
6 3 (2.54%) IPv4
6 3 (2.54%) IPv6
6 3 (2.54%) PPP
7 2 (1.69%) Internet
7 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.85%) Network Security
8 1 (0.85%) SSH
8 1 (0.85%) SSL
8 1 (0.85%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.93%) MySQL
3 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.54%) MS Access
5 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (23.73%) JIRA
2 21 (17.80%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.63%) Subversion
4 7 (5.93%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.39%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.39%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.54%) Selenium
6 3 (2.54%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.69%) Ant
8 1 (0.85%) Trac
General
1 15 (12.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.24%) Games
3 4 (3.39%) Finance
4 3 (2.54%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) German Language
5 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.85%) Local Government
5 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (33.05%) Developer
2 17 (14.41%) Tester
3 14 (11.86%) Software Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) Embedded Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) Test Engineer
5 11 (9.32%) Embedded Developer
5 11 (9.32%) Python Developer
6 8 (6.78%) C++ Developer
6 8 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (5.93%) C Developer
7 7 (5.93%) C/C++ Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Embedded C Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Manual Tester
8 6 (5.08%) Development Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Integration Tester
9 5 (4.24%) Embedded C Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.03%) HTML
2 21 (17.80%) HTML5
2 21 (17.80%) Node.js
2 21 (17.80%) REST
3 14 (11.86%) JSON
3 14 (11.86%) XML
4 10 (8.47%) Middleware
5 9 (7.63%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (6.78%) CSS
6 8 (6.78%) Web Services
7 7 (5.93%) .NET
8 6 (5.08%) CSS3
9 5 (4.24%) OAuth
10 4 (3.39%) Flash
10 4 (3.39%) OpenGL
10 4 (3.39%) RESTful
11 3 (2.54%) OpenEmbedded
11 3 (2.54%) SOAP
11 3 (2.54%) WebKit
11 3 (2.54%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 40 (33.90%) Digital TV
2 28 (23.73%) MPEG
3 13 (11.02%) Computer Science
4 12 (10.17%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (10.17%) Video on Demand
5 10 (8.47%) IPTV
6 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
8 5 (4.24%) Interactive TV
9 4 (3.39%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (2.54%) Streaming Video
11 2 (1.69%) BBC
11 2 (1.69%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.69%) New Media
11 2 (1.69%) User Experience
12 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.85%) iDTV
12 1 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.14%) Linux
2 15 (12.71%) Unix
3 11 (9.32%) Android
4 10 (8.47%) Apple iOS
5 8 (6.78%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (4.24%) Windows
7 4 (3.39%) CentOS
7 4 (3.39%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.69%) Solaris
8 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.85%) uClinux
9 1 (0.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.42%) TDD
3 24 (20.34%) Scrum
4 19 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (12.71%) Automated Testing
5 15 (12.71%) SOA
6 14 (11.86%) OOP
7 13 (11.02%) Software Engineering
8 12 (10.17%) Functional Testing
8 12 (10.17%) Software Architecture
9 11 (9.32%) Configuration Management
9 11 (9.32%) OO
9 11 (9.32%) User Stories
10 10 (8.47%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (8.47%) Software Testing
10 10 (8.47%) Test Planning
10 10 (8.47%) Test Scripting
11 9 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (6.78%) Regression Testing
13 7 (5.93%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.90%) SQL
2 33 (27.97%) C
3 32 (27.12%) C++
4 27 (22.88%) Python
5 17 (14.41%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.02%) Embedded C++
6 13 (11.02%) Java
7 12 (10.17%) Embedded C
7 12 (10.17%) Perl
8 7 (5.93%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.93%) VBScript
9 5 (4.24%) Ruby
10 4 (3.39%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.69%) PHP
11 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.85%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 24 (20.34%) Degree
2 8 (6.78%) ISEB
2 8 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) Docker
2 4 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.39%) vSphere
3 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (16.10%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.24%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.69%) Ansible
3 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) HP
3 6 (5.08%) Google
4 5 (4.24%) Facebook
4 5 (4.24%) Nagra
4 5 (4.24%) Oracle
4 5 (4.24%) Twitter
5 4 (3.39%) SaltStack
5 4 (3.39%) VMware
6 3 (2.54%) CA
6 3 (2.54%) Conax
6 3 (2.54%) Verimatrix
7 2 (1.69%) Adobe
7 2 (1.69%) Intel
7 2 (1.69%) NetApp
7 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.69%) Roku
7 2 (1.69%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.85%) Huawei
8 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
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