Period
to 18 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 821 820 752
Rank change year-on-year -1 -68 -29
Contract jobs citing STB 28 49 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.049% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.096% 0.15% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 33 53
UK median daily rate £425 £340 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -13.92% -0.32%
10th Percentile £270 £218 £264
90th Percentile £523 £524 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £273 £349
% change year-on-year +46.79% -21.86% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
UK median hourly rate - £41.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -2.94% -5.56%

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 29,263 32,129 29,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.28% 32.28% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,788 20,831 19,356
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £266 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,024 1,019 1,052
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.77% +9.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.79 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.60 £21.16 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.57% -14.29%

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 June 2019.

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 8 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 June 2019. 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 +30 23 £413 +17.86% 6
UK excluding London +22 12 £400 +46.79% 1
London +13 11 £425 +1.49% 5
South East -1 5 - -
North of England +25 3 £400 +17.65%
Yorkshire +9 3 £400 +17.65%
East of England - 3 £500 -
South West - 1 £335 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing STB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for STB.

1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Python
2 12 (42.86%) JIRA
3 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
4 9 (32.14%) Android
5 8 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 8 (28.57%) C
6 7 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (25.00%) DVB
6 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (21.43%) HTML5
7 6 (21.43%) Video on Demand
7 6 (21.43%) Confluence
7 6 (21.43%) IPTV
7 6 (21.43%) C++
7 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Electronics
8 5 (17.86%) Advertising
8 5 (17.86%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (17.86%) MPEG
8 5 (17.86%) Linux
8 5 (17.86%) HTTP
8 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (14.29%) Brightcove
9 4 (14.29%) iOS SDK
9 4 (14.29%) Embedded Linux

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 6 (21.43%) Confluence
2 4 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) G Suite
2 4 (14.29%) GitHub
2 4 (14.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DVB
2 5 (17.86%) HTTP
3 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (7.14%) Bluetooth
5 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 2 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) DHCP
6 1 (3.57%) DLNA
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) Firewall
6 1 (3.57%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) JIRA
2 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.29%) Appium
3 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.14%) ClearCase
4 2 (7.14%) ClearQuest
4 2 (7.14%) Redmine
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) WiX
General
1 5 (17.86%) Advertising
1 5 (17.86%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Python Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Automation Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) C Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.57%) C/C++ Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C/C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) PHP Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Python Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) QA Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (21.43%) HTML5
3 4 (14.29%) iOS SDK
3 4 (14.29%) Widevine
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) GStreamer
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
4 1 (3.57%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
1 6 (21.43%) IPTV
1 6 (21.43%) Video on Demand
2 5 (17.86%) MPEG
2 5 (17.86%) Video\Live Streaming
3 4 (14.29%) Chromecast
3 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (10.71%) Digital TV
4 3 (10.71%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.14%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
6 1 (3.57%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Android
2 8 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
4 4 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (10.71%) Unix
6 2 (7.14%) Windows
7 1 (3.57%) Tizen
7 1 (3.57%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Analytics
5 4 (14.29%) DRM
5 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.71%) API Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) DevOps
7 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
7 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (3.57%) Image Processing
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Python
2 8 (28.57%) C
3 6 (21.43%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) Perl
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (10.71%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) Ruby
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
1 1 (3.57%) LXC
1 1 (3.57%) Samba
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Brightcove
1 4 (14.29%) Roku
2 3 (10.71%) Huawei
3 2 (7.14%) BT