The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 12 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing STB 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 6.00% - 2.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.04% - 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£338 - £119
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Brentwood region.

Miscellaneous Category
Brentwood
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
23 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 46.00% 8.00% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 6
Average daily rate £240 - £255
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 - £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.66 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.39% -39.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB across the Brentwood region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Brentwood

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Brentwood

STB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brentwood 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 (100.00%) Broadband
1 4 (100.00%) Firmware
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) NAS
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Telnet
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Windows

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brentwood 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 4 (100.00%) Broadband
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) NAS
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Telnet
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET