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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 60 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing STB 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.59% 0.17% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.04% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£344 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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 Essex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
147 184 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.71% 32.06% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 89 49
Average daily rate £400 £256 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.40% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £124 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 25
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.40 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.90 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) Broadband
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Perl
2 5 (71.43%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) VB.NET
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Firmware
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) NAS
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Telnet
3 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 4 (57.14%) FTP
3 4 (57.14%) HTTP
4 3 (42.86%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Trac
6 1 (14.29%) Redmine

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (71.43%) Broadband
1 5 (71.43%) Wireless
1 5 (71.43%) NAS
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Telnet
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) FTP
2 4 (57.14%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
2 1 (14.29%) Trac
2 1 (14.29%) Redmine
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Perl
2 5 (71.43%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) VB.NET
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Java
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Firmware