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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 109 122 115
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing STB 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.079% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £304 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.68% -38.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -
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
655 810 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.77% 32.14% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 455 393
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 16
Median hourly rate £19.81 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.43 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.05 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 4 - -
Reading +21 1 £400 +4.57%
STB
South East

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 6 (60.00%) MPEG
2 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) Video on Demand
3 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (40.00%) C
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) SLA
3 4 (40.00%) DVB
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded C++
4 3 (30.00%) UPnP
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) IPTV
5 2 (20.00%) Digital TV
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) CMS

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 (10.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) HTTP
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) DVB
2 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (30.00%) UPnP
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) DOCSIS
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) RIP
4 1 (10.00%) SNMP
4 1 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (10.00%) Telnet
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Video On Demand Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) C Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C/C++ Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C++ Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded Developer
2 3 (30.00%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) MPEG
2 5 (50.00%) Video on Demand
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (20.00%) Digital TV
5 2 (20.00%) IPTV
6 1 (10.00%) Interactive TV
6 1 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (10.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Broadcast Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) DRM
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Video Content Ingestion
4 1 (10.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C
1 4 (40.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (30.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe
1 1 (10.00%) Apple
1 1 (10.00%) Tektronix