The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
England / North West
Rank 132 155 141
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Contract jobs citing STB 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.038% 0.054% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £308 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.13% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +66.66%

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
784 1192 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 31.99% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 688 521
Median daily rate £398 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 57 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

STB
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in the North West

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing STB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for STB.

1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) MPEG
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) PPP
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) DLNA
2 1 (50.00%) WebKit
2 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 1 (50.00%) Nagra
2 1 (50.00%) Conax
2 1 (50.00%) Verimatrix
2 1 (50.00%) OpenEmbedded
2 1 (50.00%) Yocto
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (50.00%) IPv4
2 1 (50.00%) IPv6
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) 802.11
2 1 (50.00%) DRM
2 1 (50.00%) Digital TV
2 1 (50.00%) DVB

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) 802.11
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DLNA
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DVB
2 1 (50.00%) IGMP
2 1 (50.00%) IPv4
2 1 (50.00%) IPv6
2 1 (50.00%) PPP
2 1 (50.00%) UPnP
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) OpenEmbedded
1 1 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (50.00%) WebKit
1 1 (50.00%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (50.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
1 1 (50.00%) DRM
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA
1 1 (50.00%) Conax
1 1 (50.00%) Nagra
1 1 (50.00%) Verimatrix