The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 76 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing STB 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.10% 0.16% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.68% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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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 Bristol region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
267 147 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.24% 23.94% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 90 124
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £36.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

STB
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) HNC
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Android SDK
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HNC
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA