The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 95 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Contract jobs citing STB 24 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.26% 0.14% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.20% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Average daily rate £388 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.05% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
STB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
572 579 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 30.07% 27.74% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 323 277
Average daily rate £375 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 32
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.16 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.46% -59.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

STB
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

STB Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STB across the Hampshire region.

STB Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

STB
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 12 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
Southampton - 8 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £338 -
STB
South East

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 28 (84.85%) C
2 24 (72.73%) DVB
3 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (54.55%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (48.48%) C++
6 13 (39.39%) SQL
6 13 (39.39%) Linux
6 13 (39.39%) DTV
6 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (39.39%) Git (software)
7 12 (36.36%) TDD
7 12 (36.36%) Scrum
7 12 (36.36%) SOA
7 12 (36.36%) MPEG
7 12 (36.36%) HTTP
7 12 (36.36%) HTML
7 12 (36.36%) User Stories
7 12 (36.36%) Software Architecture
7 12 (36.36%) HTML5
7 12 (36.36%) NoSQL
7 12 (36.36%) Node.js
7 12 (36.36%) REST
8 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
8 7 (21.21%) ActionScript
8 7 (21.21%) UPnP
8 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
9 6 (18.18%) Flash
9 6 (18.18%) ClearCase
9 6 (18.18%) Embedded C
9 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (36.36%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 24 (72.73%) DVB
2 12 (36.36%) HTTP
3 7 (21.21%) UPnP
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Git (software)
2 6 (18.18%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.03%) Ant
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Embedded C Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Real Time Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) C Developer
6 3 (9.09%) C/C++ Developer
6 3 (9.09%) C++ Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Software Integration Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) ActionScript Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Development Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
8 1 (3.03%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) HTML
1 12 (36.36%) HTML5
1 12 (36.36%) REST
2 6 (18.18%) Flash
3 3 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (39.39%) DTV
3 12 (36.36%) MPEG
4 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (15.15%) Algorithms
5 5 (15.15%) Data Structures
6 3 (9.09%) Device Driver
7 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (3.03%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (3.03%) Streaming Video
8 1 (3.03%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (36.36%) Scrum
3 12 (36.36%) SOA
3 12 (36.36%) Software Architecture
3 12 (36.36%) TDD
3 12 (36.36%) User Stories
4 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
5 6 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (15.15%) OO
6 5 (15.15%) OOP
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
8 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) C
2 16 (48.48%) C++
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) ActionScript
5 6 (18.18%) Embedded C
6 5 (15.15%) ActionScript 2.0
6 5 (15.15%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (12.12%) Embedded C++
8 2 (6.06%) Perl
8 2 (6.06%) Python
9 1 (3.03%) Java
9 1 (3.03%) PHP
9 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Adobe
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco
2 1 (3.03%) VMware