Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 754 719
Rank change year-on-year -67 -35 +47
Contract jobs citing STB 49 88 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 54 112
UK median daily rate £340 £395 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.92% -0.32% -0.94%
10th Percentile £218 £264 £263
90th Percentile £524 £575 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £349 £350
% change year-on-year -21.86% -0.36% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - +150.00%
10th Percentile £37.63 £37.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £45.88 £73.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +50.00%

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 33,660 31,108 35,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.71% 34.17% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,971 20,163 23,544
UK median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,094 1,199
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.28% +18.56%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.26 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.74% -13.05% +20.00%

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 June 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 6 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 June 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 -84 42 £350 -11.39% 6
UK excluding London -32 21 £273 -21.86% 6
London -75 21 £419 +4.69%
South East -26 15 £271 -22.50% 1
Yorkshire -11 6 £340 - 1
North of England -24 6 £340 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 16 (32.65%) Linux
1 16 (32.65%) Python
2 15 (30.61%) DVB
3 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 12 (24.49%) Functional Testing
4 12 (24.49%) Telecoms
5 11 (22.45%) Digital TV
5 11 (22.45%) MPEG
5 11 (22.45%) Perl
6 10 (20.41%) Java
6 10 (20.41%) C++
6 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.41%) IPTV
6 10 (20.41%) JIRA
7 9 (18.37%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Video\Live Streaming
7 9 (18.37%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (16.33%) Video on Demand
8 8 (16.33%) C
9 7 (14.29%) Unix
9 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 7 (14.29%) Middleware
9 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
10 6 (12.24%) API Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (12.24%) Ruby
10 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting

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 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) nginx
2 1 (2.04%) uWSGI
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) DVB
2 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) HTTP
4 4 (8.16%) FTP
5 3 (6.12%) BGP
5 3 (6.12%) Broadband
5 3 (6.12%) OSPF
5 3 (6.12%) RIP
6 2 (4.08%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) HbbTV
7 1 (2.04%) SNMP
7 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) Bugzilla
2 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.12%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (24.49%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Games
3 3 (6.12%) Advertising
4 2 (4.08%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
5 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (12.24%) Developer
1 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Integration Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
3 4 (8.16%) Tester
4 3 (6.12%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Integration Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Manager
5 2 (4.08%) C++ Developer
5 2 (4.08%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Product Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) Middleware
2 5 (10.20%) HTML
2 5 (10.20%) XML
3 4 (8.16%) HTML5
3 4 (8.16%) JSON
3 4 (8.16%) REST
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
4 3 (6.12%) CSS
4 3 (6.12%) Silverlight
4 3 (6.12%) SOAP
4 3 (6.12%) XSLT
5 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.08%) Node.js
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
6 1 (2.04%) GStreamer
6 1 (2.04%) HEVC
6 1 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (2.04%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (2.04%) PlayReady
6 1 (2.04%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Digital TV
1 11 (22.45%) MPEG
2 10 (20.41%) IPTV
3 9 (18.37%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (18.37%) Video\Live Streaming
4 8 (16.33%) Video on Demand
5 6 (12.24%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (10.20%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (8.16%) User Experience
8 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
10 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
10 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
10 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
10 1 (2.04%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Linux
2 7 (14.29%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) Android
4 3 (6.12%) Windows
5 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.04%) CentOS
6 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 12 (24.49%) Functional Testing
3 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Regression Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.24%) API Testing
6 6 (12.24%) DRM
6 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.16%) Validation
8 3 (6.12%) Industrial Design
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.12%) Test Management
8 3 (6.12%) Video Processing
9 2 (4.08%) Content Management
9 2 (4.08%) Product Management
9 2 (4.08%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Python
2 11 (22.45%) Perl
3 10 (20.41%) C++
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) C
5 6 (12.24%) Ruby
5 6 (12.24%) SQL
6 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
7 4 (8.16%) Embedded C
7 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.08%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.04%) C#
9 1 (2.04%) PHP
9 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
1 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (10.20%) vSphere
2 4 (8.16%) Docker
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.20%) Ansible
3 4 (8.16%) vCenter Server
4 3 (6.12%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.04%) Grafana
5 1 (2.04%) Kibana
5 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Huawei
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Adobe
3 3 (6.12%) Apple
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Splunk
3 3 (6.12%) Tektronix
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Broadcom
5 1 (2.04%) BT
5 1 (2.04%) comScore
5 1 (2.04%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) Panasonic
5 1 (2.04%) Roku
5 1 (2.04%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.04%) Samsung
5 1 (2.04%) Sonus
5 1 (2.04%) Veritas