The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 116 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing STB 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.89% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £345 £383 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -23.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%
STB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
716 784 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.91% 30.45% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 385 371
Median daily rate £420 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £213 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 16
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.03 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £37.00 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STB across the Berkshire region.

STB Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STB across the Berkshire region.

STB Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for STB.

1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C++
1 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) DVB
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) UPnP
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (40.00%) IPTV
3 1 (20.00%) Video Processing
3 1 (20.00%) Tektronix
3 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (20.00%) Video Content Ingestion
3 1 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (20.00%) Interactive TV
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) SSH
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Games

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DVB
1 3 (60.00%) UPnP
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) DOCSIS
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) RIP
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Telnet
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) C Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C/C++ Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C++ Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IPTV Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Video On Demand Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (40.00%) IPTV
3 1 (20.00%) Digital TV
3 1 (20.00%) Interactive TV
3 1 (20.00%) MPEG
3 1 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (20.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) DRM
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Video Content Ingestion
2 1 (20.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe
1 1 (20.00%) Apple
1 1 (20.00%) Tektronix