Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 6 months to 18 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 780 784
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 -44
Contract jobs citing STB 90 106 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 77 88
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £230 £153 £265
90th Percentile £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £360 £310
% change year-on-year -9.72% +16.13% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +15.13% +5.56%
10th Percentile £45.00 £41.63 £27.45
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.88 £49.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34307 34966 37326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 33.09% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22763 22959 23716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1201 1466
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +10.53% +8.57%

STB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for STB in the UK

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in the UK

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing STB over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for STB in the UK

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in the UK

STB
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +21 80 £388 +8.39% 6
London -19 59 £425 +20.14% 2
UK excluding London +33 28 £325 -9.72% 4
East of England -10 10 £325 +8.33% 1
Scotland +5 6 £450 -
South East -1 5 £250 -30.56%
North of England +65 4 £425 +11.84% 3
North West +27 3 £425 +26.87% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Yorkshire +22 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for STB.

1 45 (50.00%) JIRA
2 39 (43.33%) Test Automation
2 39 (43.33%) Linux
3 38 (42.22%) Python
4 31 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (23.33%) Jenkins
6 20 (22.22%) Finance
7 19 (21.11%) MySQL
7 19 (21.11%) Android
8 18 (20.00%) Degree
8 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 18 (20.00%) Digital TV
9 17 (18.89%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (16.67%) Confluence
10 15 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
11 14 (15.56%) Defect Management
12 13 (14.44%) Marketing
12 13 (14.44%) Software Testing
12 13 (14.44%) C
12 13 (14.44%) C++
13 12 (13.33%) HTML
13 12 (13.33%) CSS
13 12 (13.33%) Middleware
13 12 (13.33%) HTML5
13 12 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (12.22%) Functional Testing
14 11 (12.22%) OO
14 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Excel

STB
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (16.67%) Confluence
2 10 (11.11%) nginx
2 10 (11.11%) uWSGI
3 7 (7.78%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (7.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) Broadband
1 7 (7.78%) DVB
2 6 (6.67%) HTTP
2 6 (6.67%) NAS
2 6 (6.67%) Wireless
3 5 (5.56%) Bluetooth
4 4 (4.44%) 802.11
4 4 (4.44%) ADSL
4 4 (4.44%) IPv4
4 4 (4.44%) IPv6
4 4 (4.44%) UPnP
4 4 (4.44%) VDSL
4 4 (4.44%) WAN
4 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.44%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.22%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.22%) LAN
7 1 (1.11%) DNS
7 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (50.00%) JIRA
2 21 (23.33%) Jenkins
3 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
4 9 (10.00%) JUnit
5 7 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (6.67%) Ant
6 6 (6.67%) Bugzilla
6 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 6 (6.67%) Gradle
6 6 (6.67%) Redmine
6 6 (6.67%) Trac
7 5 (5.56%) Subversion
8 4 (4.44%) Selenium
9 3 (3.33%) Android Studio
9 3 (3.33%) GitLab
10 2 (2.22%) Grunt
10 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 13 (14.44%) Marketing
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Developer
2 20 (22.22%) Tester
3 10 (11.11%) Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Django Developer
4 8 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.78%) Embedded Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Project Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Test Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Android Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Python Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Business Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Business Project Manager
7 5 (5.56%) IAM Project Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Manual Tester
8 4 (4.44%) Applications Tester
8 4 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) CSS
1 12 (13.33%) HTML
1 12 (13.33%) HTML5
1 12 (13.33%) Middleware
2 10 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 10 (11.11%) CSS3
2 10 (11.11%) Django
2 10 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
2 10 (11.11%) Node.js
3 8 (8.89%) .NET
4 6 (6.67%) NumPy
4 6 (6.67%) OpenCV
4 6 (6.67%) Pandas
4 6 (6.67%) PyQt
4 6 (6.67%) RESTful
5 5 (5.56%) JSON
6 4 (4.44%) 802.1X
6 4 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (3.33%) Web Services
8 2 (2.22%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (20.00%) Digital TV
2 10 (11.11%) IPTV
3 8 (8.89%) Video on Demand
4 6 (6.67%) Device Driver
5 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.22%) MPEG
6 2 (2.22%) PlayStation
6 2 (2.22%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.33%) Linux
2 19 (21.11%) Android
3 9 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (7.78%) Windows
5 5 (5.56%) Unix
6 2 (2.22%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Test Automation
2 31 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 14 (15.56%) Defect Management
5 13 (14.44%) Software Testing
6 12 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (12.22%) Functional Testing
7 11 (12.22%) OO
7 11 (12.22%) Scrum
8 10 (11.11%) Code Optimisation
8 10 (11.11%) Web Development
9 9 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.89%) Android Development
10 8 (8.89%) Software Architecture
10 8 (8.89%) Test Planning
11 7 (7.78%) Business Process Modelling
11 7 (7.78%) Coaching
11 7 (7.78%) DevOps
12 6 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 38 (42.22%) Python
2 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.44%) C
3 13 (14.44%) C++
4 11 (12.22%) SQL
5 9 (10.00%) Java
6 8 (8.89%) VB.NET
7 7 (7.78%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.44%) C#
8 4 (4.44%) Perl
8 4 (4.44%) PHP
8 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.44%) Ruby
8 4 (4.44%) VBScript
9 2 (2.22%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.22%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 18 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.44%) ISEB
2 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) PMO
2 5 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) OIPF
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Firmware
2 2 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) HP
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.33%) comScore
4 2 (2.22%) Sony
5 1 (1.11%) CA
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle
5 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow