The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank - 71 79
Contract jobs citing STB 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.51% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.93% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £390 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £390 £354
% change year-on-year
-1.92% +10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -
STB
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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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
302 259 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.61% 26.65% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 132 154
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £248 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Reading

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in Reading