Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 782 784
Rank change year-on-year -57 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing STB 46 99 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.100% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 73 82
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -13.75%
10th Percentile £175 £250 £153
90th Percentile £536 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +5.38% -5.80% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11% +18.42%
10th Percentile £45.63 £45.25 £39.00
90th Percentile £52.88 £54.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -

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 34,972 34,182 36,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.17% 34.40% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,898 22,524 23,822
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,071 1,062 1,254
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +6.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% - +11.11%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -59 39 £343 -8.67% 11
London -50 29 £335 -16.25% 6
UK excluding London -38 10 £343 +5.38% 5
South East -6 7 £325 +23.81% 3
West Midlands -15 2 £346 -
Midlands -17 2 £346 -
Yorkshire -20 1 - - 1
North of England -25 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 18 (39.13%) IPTV
2 17 (36.96%) Python
2 17 (36.96%) DVB
3 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
5 14 (30.43%) JIRA
6 13 (28.26%) Video on Demand
6 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
6 13 (28.26%) Perl
6 13 (28.26%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (28.26%) Mentoring
7 12 (26.09%) Unix
8 11 (23.91%) Huawei
8 11 (23.91%) Ruby
8 11 (23.91%) API Testing
8 11 (23.91%) Functional Testing
8 11 (23.91%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (19.57%) Digital TV
10 8 (17.39%) Middleware
10 8 (17.39%) Linux
10 8 (17.39%) Over-the-Top Content
11 7 (15.22%) B2C
12 6 (13.04%) Java
12 6 (13.04%) DRM
12 6 (13.04%) Video\Live Streaming
12 6 (13.04%) User Experience
13 5 (10.87%) Android
13 5 (10.87%) SQL
13 5 (10.87%) MPEG
14 4 (8.70%) 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 4 (8.70%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) OpenShift
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) DVB
2 4 (8.70%) Broadband
3 3 (6.52%) HTTP
3 3 (6.52%) Internet
3 3 (6.52%) SNMP
4 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.35%) FTP
4 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) HbbTV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) JIRA
2 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.17%) RStudio
General
1 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Electronics
2 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.17%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (13.04%) Test Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Developer
3 3 (6.52%) Integration Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Senior Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Integration Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Broadcast Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Product Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Technical Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Technical Project Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) JSON
3 2 (4.35%) LAMP
4 1 (2.17%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) GStreamer
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) NumPy
4 1 (2.17%) OpenCV
4 1 (2.17%) Pandas
4 1 (2.17%) PyQt
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) IPTV
2 13 (28.26%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (28.26%) Video on Demand
3 11 (23.91%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (19.57%) Digital TV
5 8 (17.39%) Over-the-Top Content
6 6 (13.04%) User Experience
6 6 (13.04%) Video\Live Streaming
7 5 (10.87%) MPEG
8 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
9 2 (4.35%) Xbox
10 1 (2.17%) Apple TV
10 1 (2.17%) BBC
10 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
10 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
10 1 (2.17%) PlayStation
10 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Unix
2 8 (17.39%) Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Tizen
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
3 13 (28.26%) Mentoring
4 11 (23.91%) API Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Functional Testing
5 7 (15.22%) B2C
6 6 (13.04%) DRM
7 4 (8.70%) Customer Value Proposition
7 4 (8.70%) IT Strategy
7 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.70%) Value Proposition
8 3 (6.52%) Industrial Design
8 3 (6.52%) ITIL
8 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.52%) User Stories
9 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (4.35%) Project Management
9 2 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) Python
2 13 (28.26%) Perl
3 11 (23.91%) Ruby
4 6 (13.04%) Java
5 5 (10.87%) SQL
6 3 (6.52%) C
6 3 (6.52%) C++
7 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.35%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.35%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) RHCE
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Ansible
2 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.17%) Grafana
3 1 (2.17%) Graphite
3 1 (2.17%) Kibana
3 1 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Huawei
2 2 (4.35%) Samsung
2 2 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (2.17%) Apple
3 1 (2.17%) BT
3 1 (2.17%) CA
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco
3 1 (2.17%) comScore
3 1 (2.17%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.17%) Google
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Panasonic
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.17%) Roku
3 1 (2.17%) Sonus
3 1 (2.17%) Sony