Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 760 715
Rank change year-on-year -56 -45 +72
Contract jobs citing STB 50 91 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.096% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.29% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 110
UK median daily rate £340 £389 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.54% -13.61% +20.00%
10th Percentile £165 £183 £268
90th Percentile £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £299 £349 £356
% change year-on-year -14.34% -2.11% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 13
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.00% +66.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -15.00% +66.67%

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 33,332 31,229 35,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 32.81% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,293 20,416 22,804
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1,100 1,314
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £48.75 £49.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.67% -6.25% +17.65%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 -64 43 £350 -10.26% 5
London -46 26 £450 +5.88%
UK excluding London -13 17 £299 -14.34% 7
South East -26 11 £270 -22.58% 2
North of England +28 5 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -4 3 £340 -20.00% 2
North West +16 2 £425 -
East of England -20 1 £340 +4.62%

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 19 (38.00%) Linux
2 17 (34.00%) Python
2 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (28.00%) Regression Testing
4 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (24.00%) Android
5 11 (22.00%) HTML5
5 11 (22.00%) HTML
5 11 (22.00%) Digital TV
6 9 (18.00%) C++
6 9 (18.00%) CSS
6 9 (18.00%) JIRA
6 9 (18.00%) Node.js
6 9 (18.00%) Functional Testing
6 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
7 8 (16.00%) uWSGI
7 8 (16.00%) CSS3
7 8 (16.00%) Code Optimisation
7 8 (16.00%) LEMP Stack
7 8 (16.00%) Web Development
7 8 (16.00%) Django
7 8 (16.00%) nginx
7 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.00%) MySQL
7 8 (16.00%) Web Services
7 8 (16.00%) MPEG
7 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (14.00%) Java
8 7 (14.00%) C
8 7 (14.00%) Games

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 8 (16.00%) nginx
1 8 (16.00%) uWSGI
2 3 (6.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) HTTP
3 3 (6.00%) BGP
3 3 (6.00%) Broadband
3 3 (6.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.00%) OSPF
3 3 (6.00%) RIP
3 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.00%) DVB
5 1 (2.00%) HbbTV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) JIRA
2 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.00%) Bugzilla
4 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.00%) JUnit
5 3 (6.00%) Selenium
5 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.00%) Games
3 3 (6.00%) Advertising
3 3 (6.00%) Electronics
4 2 (4.00%) Finance
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Django Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Tester
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Manual Tester
4 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.00%) Android Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.00%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Core Java Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Java Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) HTML
1 11 (22.00%) HTML5
2 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
2 9 (18.00%) CSS
2 9 (18.00%) Node.js
3 8 (16.00%) CSS3
3 8 (16.00%) Django
3 8 (16.00%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (16.00%) Web Services
4 4 (8.00%) .NET
4 4 (8.00%) Middleware
4 4 (8.00%) REST
5 3 (6.00%) J2SE
5 3 (6.00%) Java ME
5 3 (6.00%) Silverlight
5 3 (6.00%) SOAP
6 2 (4.00%) Flash
6 2 (4.00%) RAML
6 2 (4.00%) RESTful
6 2 (4.00%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Digital TV
2 8 (16.00%) MPEG
3 6 (12.00%) Video\Live Streaming
4 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Video on Demand
5 3 (6.00%) User Experience
6 2 (4.00%) IPTV
6 2 (4.00%) PlayStation
6 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Linux
2 12 (24.00%) Android
3 7 (14.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.00%) Ubuntu
4 4 (8.00%) Unix
5 2 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (28.00%) Regression Testing
3 9 (18.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.00%) Code Optimisation
4 8 (16.00%) Web Development
5 5 (10.00%) Android Development
5 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps
6 4 (8.00%) OO
6 4 (8.00%) Scrum
6 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.00%) OOD
7 3 (6.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.00%) Validation
7 3 (6.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) Python
2 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.00%) C++
4 7 (14.00%) C
4 7 (14.00%) Java
5 5 (10.00%) SQL
6 4 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.00%) VBScript
7 3 (6.00%) C#
8 2 (4.00%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.00%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
1 4 (8.00%) ISEB
1 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Grafana
2 1 (2.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe
2 3 (6.00%) Apple
2 3 (6.00%) Splunk
2 3 (6.00%) Tektronix
3 2 (4.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) Sony
4 1 (2.00%) Broadcom
4 1 (2.00%) SaltStack