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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 144 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Contract jobs citing STB 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.40% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £300 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.12%
STB
England

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
914 745 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.70% 31.32% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 370 351
Average daily rate £336 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 87 98
Average hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% -4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.44 £14.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 - 2
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) NAS
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 3 (27.27%) Broadband
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
3 3 (27.27%) PHP
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) Firmware
4 2 (18.18%) DTV
4 2 (18.18%) Telnet
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) FTP
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (18.18%) Video on Demand
5 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Broadband
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
1 3 (27.27%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) Telnet
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) FTP
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Firmware
1 3 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (18.18%) Video on Demand
2 2 (18.18%) DTV
3 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
1 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Java