The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 3 months to 26 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)
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 25 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing STB 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.09% 1.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.76% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £345 £310
% change year-on-year +30.43% +11.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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 Middlesex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 21 64 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 22.83% 36.99% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 41 31
Median daily rate £352 £396 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +18.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £282 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £528 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £23.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +90.98%  
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 Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in Middlesex

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for STB.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) DVB
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Node.js
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Digital TV
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) MPEG
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) DRM

STB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DVB
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) C Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C/C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Product Owner
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Product Owner
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Digital TV
1 2 (50.00%) MPEG
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) DRM
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle