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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 116 94 100
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing STB 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.18% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 1.56% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£375 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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 Hampshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
646 448 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 29.61% 27.86% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 241 203
Average daily rate £363 £355 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 35
Average hourly rate £17.49 £27.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.81% -22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £17.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £43.78
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 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) DTV
1 8 (72.73%) DVB
2 7 (63.64%) C
3 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) UML
5 4 (36.36%) C++
5 4 (36.36%) ClearCase
5 4 (36.36%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (27.27%) MPEG
6 3 (27.27%) POSIX
6 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
7 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) Middleware
7 2 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
7 2 (18.18%) UPnP
7 2 (18.18%) IPTV
8 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (9.09%) Degree
8 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
8 1 (9.09%) Billing
8 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
8 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 1 (9.09%) Migration
8 1 (9.09%) Streaming Video
8 1 (9.09%) VHDL
8 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DVB
2 2 (18.18%) UPnP
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Integration Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) POSIX
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) DTV
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (27.27%) MPEG
4 2 (18.18%) IPTV
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (9.09%) Streaming Video
5 1 (9.09%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) UML
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C
2 4 (36.36%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree