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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank - - 114
Contract jobs citing STB 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1099 773 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.70% 26.74% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 420 295
Average daily rate £400 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 74 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.45 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.57 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) J2ME
1 2 (100.00%) J2SE
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) J2ME
1 2 (100.00%) J2SE
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java