The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank - 196 192
Contract jobs citing STB 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.069% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.18% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £38.75
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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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1947 2221 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.91% 38.29% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 1599 1662
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

STB
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

STB
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) IPTV
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Python