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 3 months to 24 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 / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 377 372
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing STB 40 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.63% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 41
Median daily rate £350 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £120 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £345 £310
% change year-on-year +30.43% +11.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £115.00 - £18.00
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7799 8099 8557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.15% 37.36% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5594 5851 6023
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 108 146
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Osterley -5 2 £298 +148.33%
STB
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for STB.

1 36 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 31 (54.39%) JIRA
3 30 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (52.63%) Python
4 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 21 (36.84%) Jenkins
5 20 (35.09%) MySQL
6 19 (33.33%) Digital TV
7 18 (31.58%) SQL
8 17 (29.82%) Scrum
9 16 (28.07%) Degree
10 15 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (26.32%) Linux
11 14 (24.56%) Finance
12 13 (22.81%) Confluence
12 13 (22.81%) Marketing
13 12 (21.05%) NumPy
13 12 (21.05%) OOP
13 12 (21.05%) OO
13 12 (21.05%) OpenCV
13 12 (21.05%) PyQt
13 12 (21.05%) Pandas
14 11 (19.30%) HP
14 11 (19.30%) Video on Demand
15 10 (17.54%) TDD
15 10 (17.54%) Test Planning
15 10 (17.54%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (15.79%) IPTV
16 9 (15.79%) QA

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 13 (22.81%) Confluence
2 6 (10.53%) nginx
2 6 (10.53%) uWSGI
3 5 (8.77%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) DVB
2 5 (8.77%) Broadband
2 5 (8.77%) Ethernet
2 5 (8.77%) Internet
2 5 (8.77%) SNMP
2 5 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (1.75%) 802.11
4 1 (1.75%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.75%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (54.39%) JIRA
2 21 (36.84%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Marketing
3 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
4 6 (10.53%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Developer
2 15 (26.32%) Tester
3 13 (22.81%) Python Developer
4 9 (15.79%) Automation Developer
5 8 (14.04%) Agile Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 6 (10.53%) Django Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Integration Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Junior
7 5 (8.77%) Manual Tester
8 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Junior Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Junior Python Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Programme Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Software Project Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) NumPy
1 12 (21.05%) OpenCV
1 12 (21.05%) Pandas
1 12 (21.05%) PyQt
2 10 (17.54%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (15.79%) Middleware
4 7 (12.28%) HTML
4 7 (12.28%) HTML5
4 7 (12.28%) Node.js
5 6 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 6 (10.53%) CSS
5 6 (10.53%) CSS3
5 6 (10.53%) Django
5 6 (10.53%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (7.02%) .NET
7 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.75%) Flash
7 1 (1.75%) POSIX
7 1 (1.75%) RAML
7 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Digital TV
2 11 (19.30%) Video on Demand
3 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (15.79%) IPTV
4 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
5 6 (10.53%) Virtual Team
6 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.51%) MPEG
8 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.75%) PlayStation
8 1 (1.75%) PMI
8 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Linux
2 8 (14.04%) Android
2 8 (14.04%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.02%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 30 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 17 (29.82%) Scrum
5 12 (21.05%) OO
5 12 (21.05%) OOP
6 10 (17.54%) TDD
6 10 (17.54%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Code Optimisation
8 6 (10.53%) DevOps
8 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Software Delivery
8 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Web Development
9 5 (8.77%) Defect Management
9 5 (8.77%) DRM
9 5 (8.77%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) Python
2 18 (31.58%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) C
5 4 (7.02%) C++
5 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
5 4 (7.02%) VBScript
6 3 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.75%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Degree
2 6 (10.53%) ISEB
2 6 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.77%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
Systems Management
1 15 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) HP
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco
3 1 (1.75%) VMware