The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank - 138 121
Contract jobs citing STB 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.099% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.36% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
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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 East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
803 828 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.29% 27.35% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 472 351
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 83 90
Average hourly rate £25.85 £27.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

STB
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (100.00%) DVB
1 5 (100.00%) IPTV
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) OpenGL
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) ActionScript
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) DTV
4 2 (40.00%) JBoss
4 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (20.00%) Flash
5 1 (20.00%) MPEG
5 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) C
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) Qt
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (20.00%) Device Driver

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (40.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DVB
2 1 (20.00%) IGMP
2 1 (20.00%) RTSP
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Flash Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Flash
3 1 (20.00%) Qt
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) IPTV
2 2 (40.00%) DTV
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (20.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (20.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) OOP
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C