Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 746 761 791
Rank change year-on-year +15 +30 -76
Contract jobs citing STB 113 128 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 87 80
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £111 £227
90th Percentile £538 £475 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £345 £310
% change year-on-year +0.72% +11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +15.13% -
10th Percentile £40.50 £36.25 £18.00
90th Percentile £95.50 £48.13 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.86% -2.78% +12.50%

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 32908 35640 36484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 33.30% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21547 23403 22969
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1184 1409
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.54 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -8.28%

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 19 September 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 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 September 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 +20 103 £398 +13.57% 1
London -17 72 £400 +14.29% 1
UK excluding London +45 37 £348 +0.72% 1
South East -4 14 £345 -0.72%
East of England 0 10 £325 +8.33%
Scotland +38 6 £450 - 1
North of England +79 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North West +28 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 56 (49.56%) JIRA
2 52 (46.02%) Test Automation
2 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (40.71%) Linux
3 46 (40.71%) Python
4 32 (28.32%) Jenkins
5 31 (27.43%) Digital TV
6 28 (24.78%) Degree
7 27 (23.89%) Finance
8 25 (22.12%) MySQL
9 22 (19.47%) SQL
9 22 (19.47%) Test Scripting
9 22 (19.47%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (18.58%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (18.58%) C
10 21 (18.58%) C++
11 20 (17.70%) Scrum
11 20 (17.70%) Confluence
11 20 (17.70%) Marketing
12 19 (16.81%) HTML5
12 19 (16.81%) HTML
12 19 (16.81%) DVB
13 18 (15.93%) Android
14 17 (15.04%) Defect Management
14 17 (15.04%) Middleware
15 15 (13.27%) JavaScript
15 15 (13.27%) OO
15 15 (13.27%) Git (software)
16 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
16 14 (12.39%) Node.js

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 20 (17.70%) Confluence
2 9 (7.96%) nginx
2 9 (7.96%) uWSGI
3 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.85%) MS Visio
3 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) npm
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.81%) DVB
2 9 (7.96%) Broadband
2 9 (7.96%) HTTP
3 7 (6.19%) UPnP
4 6 (5.31%) NAS
4 6 (5.31%) Wireless
5 5 (4.42%) Bluetooth
5 5 (4.42%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.54%) 802.11
6 4 (3.54%) ADSL
6 4 (3.54%) IPv4
6 4 (3.54%) IPv6
6 4 (3.54%) VDSL
6 4 (3.54%) WAN
6 4 (3.54%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.65%) DLNA
7 3 (2.65%) DOCSIS
7 3 (2.65%) Internet
7 3 (2.65%) LAN
8 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.12%) MySQL
2 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.88%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 56 (49.56%) JIRA
2 32 (28.32%) Jenkins
3 15 (13.27%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (6.19%) JUnit
5 6 (5.31%) Ant
5 6 (5.31%) Bugzilla
5 6 (5.31%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.31%) Gradle
5 6 (5.31%) Redmine
5 6 (5.31%) Trac
6 4 (3.54%) Selenium
7 3 (2.65%) Android Studio
7 3 (2.65%) GitLab
7 3 (2.65%) Subversion
8 2 (1.77%) Grunt
8 2 (1.77%) Jasmine
General
1 27 (23.89%) Finance
2 20 (17.70%) Marketing
3 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (33.63%) Developer
2 26 (23.01%) Tester
3 13 (11.50%) Python Developer
4 10 (8.85%) Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Agile Developer
5 9 (7.96%) Automation Developer
5 9 (7.96%) Automation Tester
5 9 (7.96%) Django Developer
5 9 (7.96%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.08%) Embedded Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Architect
7 7 (6.19%) Project Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Junior
9 5 (4.42%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Business Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Business Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Embedded Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) IAM Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) HTML
1 19 (16.81%) HTML5
2 17 (15.04%) Middleware
3 14 (12.39%) Node.js
4 12 (10.62%) NumPy
4 12 (10.62%) OpenCV
4 12 (10.62%) Pandas
4 12 (10.62%) PyQt
5 11 (9.73%) CSS
6 10 (8.85%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (7.96%) AngularJS
7 9 (7.96%) CSS3
7 9 (7.96%) Django
7 9 (7.96%) LEMP Stack
8 8 (7.08%) .NET
9 6 (5.31%) JSON
9 6 (5.31%) REST
10 5 (4.42%) POSIX
11 4 (3.54%) 802.1X
11 4 (3.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.43%) Digital TV
2 22 (19.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
4 12 (10.62%) IPTV
4 12 (10.62%) Video on Demand
5 9 (7.96%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (7.08%) MPEG
7 7 (6.19%) Device Driver
8 6 (5.31%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
10 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
11 3 (2.65%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 46 (40.71%) Linux
2 18 (15.93%) Android
3 10 (8.85%) Apple iOS
4 7 (6.19%) Windows
5 5 (4.42%) Unix
6 3 (2.65%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.77%) CentOS
7 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.88%) uClinux
8 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
1 52 (46.02%) Test Automation
2 22 (19.47%) Test Scripting
3 20 (17.70%) Scrum
4 17 (15.04%) Defect Management
5 15 (13.27%) OO
6 14 (12.39%) TDD
7 13 (11.50%) DevOps
7 13 (11.50%) Software Testing
8 12 (10.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (10.62%) OOP
9 11 (9.73%) Functional Testing
9 11 (9.73%) Software Architecture
9 11 (9.73%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.96%) Code Optimisation
10 9 (7.96%) Test Planning
10 9 (7.96%) Web Development
11 7 (6.19%) Business Process Modelling
11 7 (6.19%) Coaching
11 7 (6.19%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.71%) Python
2 22 (19.47%) SQL
3 21 (18.58%) C
3 21 (18.58%) C++
4 15 (13.27%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.08%) VB.NET
6 7 (6.19%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.31%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.31%) Java
7 6 (5.31%) Perl
8 4 (3.54%) Embedded C
8 4 (3.54%) PHP
8 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.54%) Ruby
8 4 (3.54%) VBScript
9 2 (1.77%) C#
9 2 (1.77%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.88%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 28 (24.78%) Degree
2 6 (5.31%) ISEB
2 6 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.77%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) QA
2 7 (6.19%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.88%) OIPF
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Firmware
2 4 (3.54%) Docker
3 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (18.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) HP
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.65%) comScore
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle
4 2 (1.77%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.88%) CA
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco
5 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.88%) Splunk