The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Leeds region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 73 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing STB 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 0.11% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.68% 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -16.66%
Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
238 161 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.43% 18.48% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 89 118
Average daily rate £325 £314 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £425 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £9.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £13.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
STB
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STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

STB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (50.00%) MPEG
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Tcl
2 2 (50.00%) DVB
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) IPTV
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) DVB
1 2 (50.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Video on Demand
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (50.00%) MPEG
1 2 (50.00%) IPTV
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA