Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 6 months to 22 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 538 540
Rank change year-on-year -42 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing STB 59 70 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 58 57
London median daily rate £431 £358 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -28.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £257 £140 £223
90th Percentile £475 £475 £550
England median daily rate £375 £358 £400
% change year-on-year +4.90% -10.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +25.00%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18413 16645 17238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.07% 36.80% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13196 11794 12127
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 256 297
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.72% -0.20% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.65 £50.00 £48.50
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for STB in London

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in London

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing STB in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for STB in London

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in London

STB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the London region over the 6 months to 22 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
West London -12 22 £450 +30.91% 1
East London - 5 £448 -
Central London -11 2 - - 1
STB
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for STB.

1 33 (55.93%) Python
2 30 (50.85%) Test Automation
3 27 (45.76%) JIRA
4 23 (38.98%) Linux
5 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (28.81%) MySQL
7 16 (27.12%) Digital TV
8 15 (25.42%) Finance
9 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
9 14 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (22.03%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
10 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
11 12 (20.34%) Confluence
11 12 (20.34%) Degree
12 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Excel
13 10 (16.95%) HTML
13 10 (16.95%) CSS
13 10 (16.95%) Scrum
13 10 (16.95%) Django
13 10 (16.95%) Web Development
13 10 (16.95%) nginx
13 10 (16.95%) Functional Testing
13 10 (16.95%) Node.js
13 10 (16.95%) CSS3
13 10 (16.95%) HTML5
13 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
13 10 (16.95%) uWSGI
13 10 (16.95%) Code Optimisation
13 10 (16.95%) LEMP Stack

STB
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (20.34%) Confluence
2 10 (16.95%) nginx
2 10 (16.95%) uWSGI
3 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.69%) CMS
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (15.25%) MS Visio
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (3.39%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) DVB
2 3 (5.08%) HTTP
2 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.69%) Broadband
4 1 (1.69%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) Internet
4 1 (1.69%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (45.76%) JIRA
2 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.39%) Subversion
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Tester
3 10 (16.95%) Django Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Project Manager
6 7 (11.86%) Project Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Automation Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Business Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Business Project Manager
7 5 (8.47%) IAM Project Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Manual Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Python Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Middleware Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
1 10 (16.95%) CSS
1 10 (16.95%) CSS3
1 10 (16.95%) Django
1 10 (16.95%) HTML
1 10 (16.95%) HTML5
1 10 (16.95%) LEMP Stack
1 10 (16.95%) Node.js
2 9 (15.25%) Middleware
3 5 (8.47%) NumPy
3 5 (8.47%) OpenCV
3 5 (8.47%) Pandas
3 5 (8.47%) PyQt
3 5 (8.47%) RESTful
4 4 (6.78%) .NET
5 3 (5.08%) JSON
5 3 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.39%) Flash
6 2 (3.39%) POSIX
6 2 (3.39%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Digital TV
2 14 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (15.25%) IPTV
4 8 (13.56%) Video on Demand
5 4 (6.78%) Device Driver
6 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.39%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (3.39%) MPEG
7 2 (3.39%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (3.39%) PlayStation
7 2 (3.39%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.98%) Linux
2 9 (15.25%) Android
3 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.78%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Test Automation
2 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
4 10 (16.95%) Code Optimisation
4 10 (16.95%) Functional Testing
4 10 (16.95%) Scrum
4 10 (16.95%) Web Development
5 8 (13.56%) Regression Testing
5 8 (13.56%) Test Planning
6 7 (11.86%) Business Process Modelling
6 7 (11.86%) Coaching
6 7 (11.86%) DevOps
6 7 (11.86%) OO
6 7 (11.86%) Software Architecture
6 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.17%) Software Testing
8 5 (8.47%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (8.47%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (8.47%) OOP
9 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) Python
2 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 7 (11.86%) C
5 5 (8.47%) C++
6 4 (6.78%) C#
6 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.78%) VBScript
7 2 (3.39%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) ISEB
2 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) PMO
Systems Management
1 13 (22.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) HP
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) Sony