The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Set-Top Box (STB)
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 129 146
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17  
Contract jobs citing STB 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.21% 0.040% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £345 £310
% change year-on-year +30.43% +11.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +7.77% -  

STB is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 749 774 789
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 32.19% 30.97% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 439 423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 73 76
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.59% -39.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £15.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £45.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing STB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for STB in the East of England

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing STB in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in the East of England

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing STB in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for STB in the East of England

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in the East of England

STB
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Essex - 5 £325 -
STB
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for STB.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
4 3 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (50.00%) NAS
4 3 (50.00%) Trac
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (50.00%) Redmine
4 3 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Marketing
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Broadband
4 3 (50.00%) Firmware
4 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (33.33%) IPv4
5 2 (33.33%) IPv6
5 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (33.33%) 802.11
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) JUnit
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) ADSL
5 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
5 2 (33.33%) C

STB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Broadband
1 3 (50.00%) NAS
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) 802.11
2 2 (33.33%) ADSL
2 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 2 (33.33%) IPv4
2 2 (33.33%) IPv6
2 2 (33.33%) UPnP
2 2 (33.33%) VDSL
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (50.00%) Redmine
2 3 (50.00%) Trac
3 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Product Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (16.67%) Digital TV
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Network Packet Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) API Development
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft