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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
UK / England
Rank 544 525 554
Rank change year-on-year -19 +29  
Contract jobs citing STB 33 87 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.18% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.57% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 50 30
Median daily rate £425 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +15.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -10.32% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +66.66%  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13245 15176 14631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.11% 31.18% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8568 10017 8972
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 519 604
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
London -16 17 £450 +7.14% 2
South East -5 11 £349 -9.70% 3
Yorkshire +9 2 - - 1
North West +21 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £325 -
STB
UK

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 35 (43.75%) Linux
1 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Python
3 23 (28.75%) Digital TV
3 23 (28.75%) Git (software)
4 22 (27.50%) Scrum
4 22 (27.50%) SQL
5 21 (26.25%) C
5 21 (26.25%) JIRA
6 20 (25.00%) HTML5
6 20 (25.00%) C++
6 20 (25.00%) HTML
6 20 (25.00%) DVB
7 19 (23.75%) Degree
7 19 (23.75%) Node.js
8 18 (22.50%) HTTP
9 17 (21.25%) Middleware
9 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
9 17 (21.25%) Video on Demand
10 16 (20.00%) MPEG
10 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 15 (18.75%) IPTV
12 14 (17.50%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (17.50%) TDD
13 13 (16.25%) MySQL
13 13 (16.25%) Computer Science
13 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (15.00%) Unix
15 11 (13.75%) OO
15 11 (13.75%) Software Architecture

STB
Top Related 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 9 (11.25%) nginx
1 9 (11.25%) uWSGI
2 6 (7.50%) Confluence
3 3 (3.75%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.00%) DVB
2 18 (22.50%) HTTP
3 7 (8.75%) Ethernet
3 7 (8.75%) SNMP
3 7 (8.75%) VLAN
4 6 (7.50%) Internet
5 5 (6.25%) BGP
5 5 (6.25%) Broadband
5 5 (6.25%) OSPF
5 5 (6.25%) RSVP
5 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.25%) VRRP
6 4 (5.00%) DNS
6 4 (5.00%) Firewall
6 4 (5.00%) Frame Relay
6 4 (5.00%) FTP
6 4 (5.00%) IGMP
6 4 (5.00%) IPv4
6 4 (5.00%) IPv6
6 4 (5.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) MySQL
2 10 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (28.75%) Git (software)
2 21 (26.25%) JIRA
3 10 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.50%) Subversion
5 3 (3.75%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.50%) Ant
6 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.25%) Calabash
7 1 (1.25%) Capybara
7 1 (1.25%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.25%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.25%) gulp
7 1 (1.25%) Redmine
7 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.00%) Electronics
2 8 (10.00%) Games
3 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) French Language
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Developer
2 9 (11.25%) Django Developer
3 7 (8.75%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Python Developer
4 6 (7.50%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Tester
5 5 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Junior
6 4 (5.00%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Python/Django Developer
7 3 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.75%) C++ Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) HTML
1 20 (25.00%) HTML5
2 19 (23.75%) Node.js
3 17 (21.25%) Middleware
4 10 (12.50%) CSS
4 10 (12.50%) REST
5 9 (11.25%) AngularJS
5 9 (11.25%) CSS3
5 9 (11.25%) Django
5 9 (11.25%) LEMP Stack
6 6 (7.50%) JSON
7 5 (6.25%) .NET
7 5 (6.25%) RESTful
8 4 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.50%) NumPy
9 2 (2.50%) OpenCV
9 2 (2.50%) Pandas
9 2 (2.50%) PyQt
10 1 (1.25%) RAML
10 1 (1.25%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Digital TV
2 17 (21.25%) Video on Demand
3 16 (20.00%) MPEG
4 15 (18.75%) IPTV
5 14 (17.50%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (16.25%) Computer Science
7 9 (11.25%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (8.75%) Virtual Team
9 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (5.00%) Device Driver
9 4 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (5.00%) Streaming Video
10 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
11 2 (2.50%) HP Storage
12 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 1 (1.25%) PlayStation
12 1 (1.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 35 (43.75%) Linux
2 12 (15.00%) Unix
3 8 (10.00%) Android
4 6 (7.50%) Windows
5 5 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (3.75%) CentOS
6 3 (3.75%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.50%) Scrum
3 14 (17.50%) TDD
4 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (13.75%) OO
5 11 (13.75%) Software Architecture
6 10 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 10 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 10 (12.50%) SOA
6 10 (12.50%) User Stories
7 9 (11.25%) Code Optimisation
7 9 (11.25%) Functional Testing
7 9 (11.25%) Web Development
8 8 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.50%) Mathematics
10 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.25%) OOP
11 5 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) Python
2 22 (27.50%) SQL
3 21 (26.25%) C
4 20 (25.00%) C++
5 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.25%) Perl
7 5 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.25%) Java
7 5 (6.25%) Ruby
7 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.25%) VBScript
8 3 (3.75%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.50%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.50%) Lua
9 2 (2.50%) PHP
9 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) ISEB
2 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.00%) CCIP
3 4 (5.00%) CCNA
3 4 (5.00%) CCNP
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.75%) Docker
2 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.25%) Nagios
3 2 (2.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) VMware
2 7 (8.75%) Cisco
3 5 (6.25%) Huawei
3 5 (6.25%) Juniper
4 4 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (3.75%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.50%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.50%) Ericsson
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle
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