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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 111 91 112
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +21
Contract jobs citing STB 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.23% 0.44% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 1.69% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£363 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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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
677 415 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 30.96% 26.02% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 227 256
Average daily rate £355 £360 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £469 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 21 38
Average hourly rate £17.11 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.56% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £16.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 30 October 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 10 (76.92%) C
2 9 (69.23%) DTV
3 8 (61.54%) DVB
3 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
4 7 (53.85%) Linux
5 6 (46.15%) UML
5 6 (46.15%) ClearCase
6 5 (38.46%) POSIX
6 5 (38.46%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (30.77%) Software Architecture
7 4 (30.77%) C++
8 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
9 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
9 2 (15.38%) Middleware
9 2 (15.38%) MPEG
9 2 (15.38%) Python
9 2 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (15.38%) UPnP
10 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
10 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (7.69%) Billing
10 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
10 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (7.69%) Degree
10 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
10 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
10 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 1 (7.69%) UNIX
10 1 (7.69%) Windows

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DVB
2 2 (15.38%) UPnP
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Tools Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) POSIX
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) DTV
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (15.38%) MPEG
4 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Smartcard
4 1 (7.69%) Streaming Video
4 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) UML
3 4 (30.77%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 2 (15.38%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) CA