Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 6 months to 20 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 768 777 760
Rank change year-on-year +9 -17 -52
Contract jobs citing STB 81 99 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 73 85
England median daily rate £388 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -10.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £153 £263
90th Percentile £475 £475 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £358 £400
% change year-on-year +18.88% -10.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +25.00%
10th Percentile £45.00 £41.63 £24.30
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.88 £51.65
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +15.13% +5.56%

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

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31846 32126 34279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.25% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21371 21210 22183
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1105 1349
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing STB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for STB in England

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in England

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing STB in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for STB in England

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in England

STB
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 60 £425 +18.88% 4
East of England -7 10 £325 +8.33%
South East -9 5 £250 -30.56% 1
North of England +59 4 £425 +11.84% 3
North West +21 3 £425 +26.87% 2
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
STB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for STB.

1 40 (49.38%) JIRA
2 39 (48.15%) Linux
3 38 (46.91%) Test Automation
4 36 (44.44%) Python
5 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (24.69%) Finance
7 19 (23.46%) MySQL
8 18 (22.22%) Degree
8 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (20.99%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (20.99%) JavaScript
9 17 (20.99%) Digital TV
10 16 (19.75%) Jenkins
11 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
12 14 (17.28%) Defect Management
13 13 (16.05%) C
13 13 (16.05%) C++
13 13 (16.05%) Software Testing
13 13 (16.05%) Marketing
14 12 (14.81%) Middleware
14 12 (14.81%) Confluence
14 12 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (13.58%) Functional Testing
15 11 (13.58%) Android
15 11 (13.58%) SQL
15 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Excel
15 11 (13.58%) OO
15 11 (13.58%) Scrum
16 10 (12.35%) Web Development
16 10 (12.35%) IPTV

STB
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (14.81%) Confluence
2 10 (12.35%) nginx
2 10 (12.35%) uWSGI
3 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (12.35%) MS Visio
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.47%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) Broadband
1 7 (8.64%) DVB
2 6 (7.41%) HTTP
2 6 (7.41%) NAS
2 6 (7.41%) Wireless
3 5 (6.17%) Bluetooth
4 4 (4.94%) 802.11
4 4 (4.94%) ADSL
4 4 (4.94%) IPv4
4 4 (4.94%) IPv6
4 4 (4.94%) UPnP
4 4 (4.94%) VDSL
4 4 (4.94%) WAN
4 4 (4.94%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.94%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.47%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.47%) LAN
7 1 (1.23%) DNS
7 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) MySQL
2 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (49.38%) JIRA
2 16 (19.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.41%) Bugzilla
4 6 (7.41%) JUnit
4 6 (7.41%) Redmine
4 6 (7.41%) Trac
5 5 (6.17%) Subversion
6 4 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (4.94%) Selenium
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Marketing
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Electronics
4 2 (2.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Developer
2 20 (24.69%) Tester
3 10 (12.35%) Analyst
3 10 (12.35%) Django Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.64%) Project Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Business Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Business Project Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Embedded Developer
7 5 (6.17%) IAM Project Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Manual Tester
8 4 (4.94%) Applications Tester
8 4 (4.94%) Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) Middleware
2 10 (12.35%) AngularJS
2 10 (12.35%) CSS
2 10 (12.35%) CSS3
2 10 (12.35%) Django
2 10 (12.35%) HTML
2 10 (12.35%) HTML5
2 10 (12.35%) LEMP Stack
2 10 (12.35%) Node.js
3 8 (9.88%) .NET
4 6 (7.41%) NumPy
4 6 (7.41%) OpenCV
4 6 (7.41%) Pandas
4 6 (7.41%) PyQt
4 6 (7.41%) RESTful
5 4 (4.94%) 802.1X
5 4 (4.94%) JSON
5 4 (4.94%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.47%) Java ME
6 2 (2.47%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.99%) Digital TV
3 10 (12.35%) IPTV
4 9 (11.11%) Video on Demand
5 6 (7.41%) Device Driver
6 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
6 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.47%) MPEG
8 2 (2.47%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (2.47%) PlayStation
8 2 (2.47%) User Experience
8 2 (2.47%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.15%) Linux
2 11 (13.58%) Android
3 9 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 7 (8.64%) Windows
5 5 (6.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.91%) Test Automation
2 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 14 (17.28%) Defect Management
5 13 (16.05%) Software Testing
6 12 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (13.58%) Functional Testing
7 11 (13.58%) OO
7 11 (13.58%) Scrum
8 10 (12.35%) Code Optimisation
8 10 (12.35%) Web Development
9 9 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 8 (9.88%) Software Architecture
10 8 (9.88%) Test Planning
11 7 (8.64%) Business Process Modelling
11 7 (8.64%) Coaching
11 7 (8.64%) DevOps
12 6 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (7.41%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 36 (44.44%) Python
2 17 (20.99%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.05%) C
3 13 (16.05%) C++
4 11 (13.58%) SQL
5 8 (9.88%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.94%) C#
6 4 (4.94%) Java
6 4 (4.94%) Perl
6 4 (4.94%) PHP
6 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.94%) Ruby
6 4 (4.94%) VBScript
7 2 (2.47%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.23%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) ISEB
2 4 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) PMO
2 5 (6.17%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) OIPF
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (20.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) HP
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.70%) comScore
4 2 (2.47%) Sony
5 1 (1.23%) CA
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow