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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 117 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing STB 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.037% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £360 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.05% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
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
694 720 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.31% 26.55% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 326 395
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.89 £14.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

STB Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STB.

1 4 (40.00%) Bugzilla
1 4 (40.00%) Games
1 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (30.00%) IPTV
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) DTV
2 3 (30.00%) DVB
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (20.00%) MPEG
3 2 (20.00%) Automotive
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Electronics
3 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (20.00%) Product Management
3 2 (20.00%) Firmware
4 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (10.00%) Video on Demand
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) API Testing
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DVB
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) Automotive
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) RF Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) RF Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Integration Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) DTV
1 3 (30.00%) IPTV
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) MPEG
2 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (10.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (10.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (20.00%) Product Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) API Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (10.00%) Huawei
1 1 (10.00%) Nokia