Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 868 815 792
Rank change year-on-year -53 -23 -15
Contract jobs citing STB 35 81 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.079% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 56 62
UK median daily rate £343 £436 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.49% +23.32% -25.53%
10th Percentile £175 £179 £153
90th Percentile £535 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £340 £360
% change year-on-year +0.74% -5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £50.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £45.63 £45.00 £41.63
90th Percentile £52.88 £55.00 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.75

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 34,492 34,477 33,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.10% 33.60% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,748 22,918 22,090
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,034 1,001 1,186
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.30% +4.68% +5.12%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.32 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -47 28 £320 -24.71% 12
London -7 23 £320 -28.49% 9
UK excluding London -35 5 £343 +0.74% 3
West Midlands -17 2 £346 - 1
South East -19 2 £325 +38.30% 1
Midlands -20 2 £346 - 1
Yorkshire -14 1 - -
North of England -19 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 13 (37.14%) Python
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) IPTV
3 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (31.43%) Video on Demand
4 10 (28.57%) JIRA
5 9 (25.71%) DVB
5 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
6 8 (22.86%) Digital TV
6 8 (22.86%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (20.00%) Ruby
7 7 (20.00%) Middleware
7 7 (20.00%) B2C
7 7 (20.00%) Unix
7 7 (20.00%) Linux
7 7 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
7 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
8 6 (17.14%) API Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (17.14%) Perl
8 6 (17.14%) Huawei
9 5 (14.29%) SQL
9 5 (14.29%) MySQL
9 5 (14.29%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
10 4 (11.43%) Scrum
10 4 (11.43%) Java
10 4 (11.43%) Broadband

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 3 (8.57%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.86%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) DVB
2 4 (11.43%) Broadband
3 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.71%) HbbTV
4 2 (5.71%) SNMP
5 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Big Data
4 1 (2.86%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.86%) RStudio
General
1 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Advertising
3 2 (5.71%) Electronics
3 2 (5.71%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Python Developer
2 3 (8.57%) Senior Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) Architect
3 2 (5.71%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (5.71%) Integration Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Junior
3 2 (5.71%) Junior Developer
3 2 (5.71%) Junior Python Developer
3 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Senior Technical Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Senior Technical Project Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Systems Integration Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Systems Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Middleware
2 3 (8.57%) NumPy
2 3 (8.57%) OpenCV
2 3 (8.57%) Pandas
2 3 (8.57%) PyQt
3 2 (5.71%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.86%) GStreamer
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) LAMP
4 1 (2.86%) React
4 1 (2.86%) React Native
4 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) IPTV
2 11 (31.43%) Video on Demand
3 8 (22.86%) Digital TV
3 8 (22.86%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 6 (17.14%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (14.29%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
8 3 (8.57%) User Experience
8 3 (8.57%) Virtual Team
9 2 (5.71%) Apple TV
9 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (5.71%) Xbox
10 1 (2.86%) BBC
10 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
10 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
10 1 (2.86%) MPEG
10 1 (2.86%) PlayStation
10 1 (2.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Linux
1 7 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (11.43%) Android
3 3 (8.57%) Android TV
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (20.00%) B2C
3 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (17.14%) API Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
5 4 (11.43%) DRM
5 4 (11.43%) Scrum
6 3 (8.57%) Customer Value Proposition
6 3 (8.57%) IT Strategy
6 3 (8.57%) Machine Learning
6 3 (8.57%) OO
6 3 (8.57%) OOP
6 3 (8.57%) User Stories
6 3 (8.57%) Value Proposition
7 2 (5.71%) Campaign Management
7 2 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (5.71%) DevOps
7 2 (5.71%) High Availability
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Python
2 7 (20.00%) Ruby
3 6 (17.14%) Perl
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) Java
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) C
6 2 (5.71%) C++
6 2 (5.71%) Go
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.86%) Grafana
2 1 (2.86%) Graphite
2 1 (2.86%) Kibana
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Huawei
2 2 (5.71%) Apple
2 2 (5.71%) Brightcove
3 1 (2.86%) CA
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Samsung
3 1 (2.86%) Sony