The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 263 226 235
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +9
Contract jobs citing STB 12 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.27% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.92% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 3
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£349 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.93% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.00%
STB
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
3013 2711 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.43% 29.44% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1482 1237
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 153 147
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.71 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £41.75 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

STB
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in the South East

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

STB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -6 4 £322 -16.90% 1
Berkshire -2 3 £383 -23.50%
Middlesex -2 2 - -
Surrey -3 2 - -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 15 (53.57%) DVB
3 14 (50.00%) C
4 13 (46.43%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
6 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
7 8 (28.57%) UPnP
7 8 (28.57%) DTV
8 7 (25.00%) ClearCase
8 7 (25.00%) IPTV
9 5 (17.86%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.86%) Games
9 5 (17.86%) Streaming Video
9 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
10 4 (14.29%) UNIX
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco
10 4 (14.29%) MPEG
10 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Qt Quick
11 3 (10.71%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (10.71%) QML
11 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.71%) Qt
11 3 (10.71%) HTML5
11 3 (10.71%) GStreamer
11 3 (10.71%) Broadband
11 3 (10.71%) C++

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (7.14%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) DVB
2 8 (28.57%) UPnP
3 3 (10.71%) VLAN
3 3 (10.71%) Broadband
4 2 (7.14%) RIP
4 2 (7.14%) SNMP
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) MPLS
4 2 (7.14%) OSPF
4 2 (7.14%) BGP
4 2 (7.14%) DOCSIS
4 2 (7.14%) Telnet
4 2 (7.14%) SSH
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (10.71%) Bugzilla
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Development Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Software Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Real Time Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) OpenGL
1 3 (10.71%) Ajax
1 3 (10.71%) Qt
1 3 (10.71%) HTML5
1 3 (10.71%) GStreamer
1 3 (10.71%) QML
1 3 (10.71%) Qt Quick
2 2 (7.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (28.57%) DTV
3 7 (25.00%) IPTV
4 5 (17.86%) Streaming Video
5 4 (14.29%) MPEG
6 3 (10.71%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
7 2 (7.14%) Video on Demand
8 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) DRM
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Video Processing
5 2 (7.14%) API Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Release Management
6 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C
2 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
3 3 (10.71%) PHP
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Apple
2 2 (7.14%) Tektronix
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
Eastleigh, Hampshire
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