The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 86 - 94
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing STB 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% - 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.12%
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North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
415 288 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.16% 23.80% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 165 175
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 48
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.67 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

STB
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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%) DVB
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) IPTV
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) DTV

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DVB
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Integration Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IPTV
1 1 (50.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft