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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 69 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing STB 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.49% - 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.05% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£390 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.41%
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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
244 296 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.74% 27.87% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 139 73
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £181 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Qt
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5
1 3 (60.00%) GStreamer
1 3 (60.00%) QML
1 3 (60.00%) Qt Quick
2 2 (40.00%) Tektronix
2 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (40.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (40.00%) Video Processing
2 2 (40.00%) IPTV
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) SSH
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) DOCSIS
2 2 (40.00%) DRM
2 2 (40.00%) DTV
2 2 (40.00%) Telnet
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 2 (40.00%) Games

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) RIP
1 2 (40.00%) SNMP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) OSPF
1 2 (40.00%) BGP
1 2 (40.00%) DOCSIS
1 2 (40.00%) Telnet
1 2 (40.00%) SSH
General
1 2 (40.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Qt
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5
1 3 (60.00%) GStreamer
1 3 (60.00%) QML
1 3 (60.00%) Qt Quick
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (40.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) MPEG
1 2 (40.00%) DTV
1 2 (40.00%) Streaming Video
1 2 (40.00%) IPTV
1 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) DRM
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) Tektronix
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