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 27 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)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 544 562
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18  
Contract jobs citing STB 57 79 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.48% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 60 46
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £123 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £345 £310
% change year-on-year +30.43% +11.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £49.25 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +150.00%  
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14509 16515 16170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.55% 33.30% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9503 10997 10406
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 539 561
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.07 £45.00
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 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 27 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing STB in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 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
London -4 43 £335 -10.66% 2
South East -3 6 £550 +59.42%
East of England +3 5 £325 +8.33%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
STB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for STB.

1 47 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (41.49%) Linux
4 38 (40.43%) JIRA
5 35 (37.23%) Python
6 33 (35.11%) Digital TV
7 31 (32.98%) SQL
8 27 (28.72%) DVB
8 27 (28.72%) Scrum
8 27 (28.72%) Jenkins
9 25 (26.60%) Degree
9 25 (26.60%) Test Scripting
10 22 (23.40%) C
10 22 (23.40%) C++
10 22 (23.40%) MySQL
11 19 (20.21%) Finance
12 17 (18.09%) TDD
12 17 (18.09%) HTML
12 17 (18.09%) Middleware
12 17 (18.09%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (18.09%) Marketing
12 17 (18.09%) HTML5
13 16 (17.02%) Telecoms
14 15 (15.96%) Video on Demand
15 14 (14.89%) Confluence
15 14 (14.89%) Node.js
15 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
15 14 (14.89%) OO
16 13 (13.83%) HP

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 14 (14.89%) Confluence
2 6 (6.38%) nginx
2 6 (6.38%) uWSGI
3 5 (5.32%) CMS
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.72%) DVB
2 10 (10.64%) HTTP
3 9 (9.57%) Broadband
4 7 (7.45%) Internet
4 7 (7.45%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (6.38%) Ethernet
5 6 (6.38%) SNMP
5 6 (6.38%) UPnP
6 4 (4.26%) VLAN
7 3 (3.19%) 802.11
7 3 (3.19%) ADSL
7 3 (3.19%) Bluetooth
7 3 (3.19%) DLNA
7 3 (3.19%) DOCSIS
7 3 (3.19%) IPv4
7 3 (3.19%) IPv6
7 3 (3.19%) LAN
7 3 (3.19%) NAS
7 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.40%) MySQL
2 8 (8.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.06%) Big Data
3 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (40.43%) JIRA
2 27 (28.72%) Jenkins
3 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.26%) Bugzilla
4 4 (4.26%) Redmine
5 3 (3.19%) Gerrit
5 3 (3.19%) Trac
6 2 (2.13%) Ant
6 2 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.13%) JUnit
6 2 (2.13%) Selenium
7 1 (1.06%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 19 (20.21%) Finance
2 17 (18.09%) Marketing
3 16 (17.02%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.38%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (25.53%) Developer
2 19 (20.21%) Tester
3 13 (13.83%) Python Developer
4 9 (9.57%) Automation Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Agile Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Automation Tester
7 6 (6.38%) Django Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Junior
7 6 (6.38%) Manual Tester
8 5 (5.32%) Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Embedded Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Integration Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Architect
10 3 (3.19%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.19%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.09%) HTML
1 17 (18.09%) HTML5
1 17 (18.09%) Middleware
2 14 (14.89%) Node.js
3 12 (12.77%) NumPy
3 12 (12.77%) OpenCV
3 12 (12.77%) Pandas
3 12 (12.77%) PyQt
4 10 (10.64%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (9.57%) REST
6 7 (7.45%) .NET
7 6 (6.38%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.38%) CSS
7 6 (6.38%) CSS3
7 6 (6.38%) Django
7 6 (6.38%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (4.26%) POSIX
9 3 (3.19%) 802.1X
10 2 (2.13%) JSON
10 2 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (35.11%) Digital TV
2 15 (15.96%) Video on Demand
3 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
4 13 (13.83%) IPTV
4 13 (13.83%) MPEG
5 9 (9.57%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (9.57%) Virtual Team
6 7 (7.45%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.19%) Device Driver
9 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.06%) PlayStation
10 1 (1.06%) PMI
10 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
10 1 (1.06%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.49%) Linux
2 10 (10.64%) Android
3 9 (9.57%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.38%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (6.38%) Unix
5 5 (5.32%) Windows
6 2 (2.13%) CentOS
6 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.06%) uClinux
7 1 (1.06%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (28.72%) Scrum
4 25 (26.60%) Test Scripting
5 17 (18.09%) TDD
6 14 (14.89%) OO
7 12 (12.77%) OOP
7 12 (12.77%) Software Engineering
8 11 (11.70%) DevOps
8 11 (11.70%) Software Testing
8 11 (11.70%) Test Planning
9 10 (10.64%) Regression Testing
9 10 (10.64%) Software Architecture
9 10 (10.64%) User Stories
10 9 (9.57%) Defect Management
11 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.51%) Functional Testing
11 8 (8.51%) SOA
12 7 (7.45%) DRM
13 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (37.23%) Python
2 31 (32.98%) SQL
3 22 (23.40%) C
3 22 (23.40%) C++
4 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.45%) VB.NET
6 6 (6.38%) Java
6 6 (6.38%) Perl
7 5 (5.32%) VBScript
8 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.26%) Embedded C
8 4 (4.26%) PHP
9 3 (3.19%) C#
9 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.13%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.13%) Ruby
11 1 (1.06%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (26.60%) Degree
2 7 (7.45%) ISEB
2 7 (7.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.32%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.06%) CCIP
5 1 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (1.06%) CCNP
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.06%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) PMO
3 1 (1.06%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Firmware
2 2 (2.13%) Docker
2 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (18.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) HP
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.32%) Cisco
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle
5 3 (3.19%) VMware
6 2 (2.13%) Juniper
6 2 (2.13%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.06%) CA
7 1 (1.06%) Huawei
7 1 (1.06%) Splunk