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 3 months to 23 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)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 558 571
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13  
Contract jobs citing STB 60 85 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.47% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 63 46
Median daily rate £373 £350 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.42% -18.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £123 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £345 £383
% change year-on-year +30.43% -9.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £49.25 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +150.00%  
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15514 17930 17779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.14% 33.32% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10087 11763 11122
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 588 656
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

STB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing STB over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for STB in the UK

STB
Top 15 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 3 months to 23 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
England +8 58 £350 - 3
London -8 40 £350 -6.66% 3
South East -6 10 £450 +30.43%
Hampshire +8 8 £550 +61.76%
East of England -2 5 £325 +8.33%
Brentwood - 5 £325 -
Essex - 5 £325 -
Southampton +6 4 £550 +43.79%
Scotland +40 2 £450 - 2
Osterley -5 2 £298 +148.33%
Glasgow - 2 £450 - 2
Middlesex +10 1 £275 -19.11%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for STB.

1 45 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (43.16%) Linux
4 36 (37.89%) JIRA
5 34 (35.79%) Python
6 33 (34.74%) Digital TV
7 30 (31.58%) SQL
8 27 (28.42%) DVB
8 27 (28.42%) Scrum
9 26 (27.37%) Jenkins
10 25 (26.32%) Test Scripting
11 24 (25.26%) Degree
12 22 (23.16%) C
12 22 (23.16%) C++
12 22 (23.16%) MySQL
13 19 (20.00%) Middleware
14 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
15 17 (17.89%) Finance
15 17 (17.89%) HTML
15 17 (17.89%) TDD
15 17 (17.89%) Video on Demand
15 17 (17.89%) HTML5
16 16 (16.84%) Marketing
17 15 (15.79%) IPTV
17 15 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
18 14 (14.74%) Node.js
18 14 (14.74%) Computer Science
18 14 (14.74%) OO
19 13 (13.68%) MPEG

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 13 (13.68%) Confluence
2 6 (6.32%) nginx
2 6 (6.32%) uWSGI
3 5 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.42%) DVB
2 12 (12.63%) HTTP
3 9 (9.47%) Broadband
3 9 (9.47%) Internet
4 8 (8.42%) Ethernet
4 8 (8.42%) SNMP
5 7 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (6.32%) UPnP
6 6 (6.32%) VLAN
7 5 (5.26%) IPv4
7 5 (5.26%) IPv6
7 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.21%) BGP
8 4 (4.21%) OSPF
8 4 (4.21%) RSVP
8 4 (4.21%) VRRP
9 3 (3.16%) 802.11
9 3 (3.16%) DOCSIS
9 3 (3.16%) ICMP
9 3 (3.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.16%) MySQL
2 8 (8.42%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.05%) Big Data
3 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (37.89%) JIRA
2 26 (27.37%) Jenkins
3 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.21%) Ant
4 4 (4.21%) Bugzilla
4 4 (4.21%) Redmine
5 3 (3.16%) Gerrit
5 3 (3.16%) Trac
6 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.11%) GitLab
6 2 (2.11%) Gradle
6 2 (2.11%) JUnit
6 2 (2.11%) Selenium
7 1 (1.05%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
2 17 (17.89%) Finance
3 16 (16.84%) Marketing
4 6 (6.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Developer
2 17 (17.89%) Tester
3 13 (13.68%) Python Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Automation Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Agile Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Test Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Automation Tester
6 6 (6.32%) Django Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Embedded Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Consultant
7 5 (5.26%) Integration Consultant
7 5 (5.26%) Junior
7 5 (5.26%) Manual Tester
7 5 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) Middleware
2 17 (17.89%) HTML
2 17 (17.89%) HTML5
3 14 (14.74%) Node.js
4 12 (12.63%) NumPy
4 12 (12.63%) OpenCV
4 12 (12.63%) Pandas
4 12 (12.63%) PyQt
5 10 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (9.47%) REST
7 6 (6.32%) .NET
7 6 (6.32%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.32%) CSS
7 6 (6.32%) CSS3
7 6 (6.32%) Django
7 6 (6.32%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (4.21%) POSIX
9 3 (3.16%) 802.1X
10 2 (2.11%) JSON
10 2 (2.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (34.74%) Digital TV
2 17 (17.89%) Video on Demand
3 15 (15.79%) IPTV
4 14 (14.74%) Computer Science
5 13 (13.68%) MPEG
6 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (9.47%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (9.47%) Over-the-Top Content
7 9 (9.47%) Virtual Team
8 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.16%) Device Driver
9 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.05%) PlayStation
10 1 (1.05%) PMI
10 1 (1.05%) Smartcard
10 1 (1.05%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.16%) Linux
2 12 (12.63%) Android
3 8 (8.42%) Apple iOS
4 7 (7.37%) Unix
4 7 (7.37%) Windows
5 6 (6.32%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.11%) CentOS
6 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.05%) uClinux
7 1 (1.05%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (28.42%) Scrum
4 25 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 17 (17.89%) TDD
6 14 (14.74%) OO
7 12 (12.63%) OOP
7 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
8 10 (10.53%) DevOps
8 10 (10.53%) Software Architecture
8 10 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 10 (10.53%) Test Planning
8 10 (10.53%) User Stories
9 9 (9.47%) Defect Management
9 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.42%) SOA
11 7 (7.37%) DRM
11 7 (7.37%) Functional Testing
12 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) Python
2 30 (31.58%) SQL
3 22 (23.16%) C
3 22 (23.16%) C++
4 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.42%) Java
6 6 (6.32%) Perl
6 6 (6.32%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.21%) Embedded C
8 4 (4.21%) PHP
8 4 (4.21%) VBScript
9 3 (3.16%) C#
10 2 (2.11%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.11%) Ruby
11 1 (1.05%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) ISEB
2 6 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.26%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.16%) CCIP
4 3 (3.16%) CCNA
4 3 (3.16%) CCNP
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.16%) JNCIA
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) Firmware
2 2 (2.11%) Docker
2 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) HP
2 7 (7.37%) Cisco
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) VMware
4 4 (4.21%) Juniper
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle
5 3 (3.16%) Huawei
6 2 (2.11%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.05%) CA
7 1 (1.05%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.05%) Splunk
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago