The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 54 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing STB 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.82% - 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.44% - 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£338 - £119
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 - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 Essex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
164 169 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 33.68% 34.14% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 76 49
Average daily rate £375 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £244 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £538 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -38.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Essex

STB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Broadband
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
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) NAS
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (50.00%) Telnet
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Java

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (75.00%) Broadband
1 3 (75.00%) NAS
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Telnet
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) FTP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Python
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%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Java