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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 56 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing STB 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.24% 0.38% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 1.34% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £325 £338 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -1.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £356 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%

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
142 149 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.55% 28.01% 29.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 80 63
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.15 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing STB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for STB.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Linux

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++