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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 116 115 120
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing STB 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.079% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 0.30% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£390 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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
707 672 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.87% 26.55% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 316 203
Average daily rate £375 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £22.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 6 £390 -22.00% 2
STB
South East

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (50.00%) Games
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) IPTV
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) OpenGL
2 3 (37.50%) Qt
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) GStreamer
2 3 (37.50%) QML
2 3 (37.50%) Qt Quick
3 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Tektronix
3 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) DOCSIS
3 2 (25.00%) DRM
3 2 (25.00%) DTV
3 2 (25.00%) Telnet
3 2 (25.00%) MPEG
3 2 (25.00%) RIP

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) MPLS
1 2 (25.00%) OSPF
1 2 (25.00%) BGP
1 2 (25.00%) DOCSIS
1 2 (25.00%) Telnet
1 2 (25.00%) RIP
1 2 (25.00%) SNMP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) OpenGL
1 3 (37.50%) Qt
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
1 3 (37.50%) GStreamer
1 3 (37.50%) QML
1 3 (37.50%) Qt Quick
2 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) IPTV
2 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (25.00%) DTV
2 2 (25.00%) MPEG
2 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
1 2 (25.00%) DRM
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Apple
1 2 (25.00%) Tektronix
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) HP
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