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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 53 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing STB 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.38% 0.23% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.49% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.41% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
STB
East of England

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
134 126 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.43% 28.51% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 62 95
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £210 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 24
Average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.97% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Brentwood +4 1 £325 -
STB
East of England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Trac
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Redmine
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) VDSL
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) VDSL
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Redmine
2 1 (50.00%) Trac
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware