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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 255 218 239
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +21
Contract jobs citing STB 9 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.092% 0.16% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.61% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
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£375 £318 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -11.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £550 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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
2893 2290 2280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.45% 26.96% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1633 1227 1005
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 122 197
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.46 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.29% +9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 24 November 2014. 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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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
Surrey -8 1 £350 +13.36%
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 24 (77.42%) DVB
2 23 (74.19%) C
2 23 (74.19%) DTV
3 21 (67.74%) Linux
4 20 (64.52%) ClearCase
5 19 (61.29%) UML
5 19 (61.29%) Software Engineering
6 18 (58.06%) POSIX
7 17 (54.84%) Software Architecture
8 8 (25.81%) Embedded C
9 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
10 6 (19.35%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (16.13%) C++
12 3 (9.68%) UPnP
12 3 (9.68%) MPEG
13 2 (6.45%) Project Management
13 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
13 2 (6.45%) Middleware
13 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
13 2 (6.45%) Billing
13 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
13 2 (6.45%) IPTV
13 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
13 2 (6.45%) Degree
13 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
13 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
13 2 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
14 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
14 1 (3.23%) Usability Testing
14 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 24 (77.42%) DVB
2 3 (9.68%) UPnP
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) ClearCase
General
1 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Software Engineer
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Software Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Embedded Software Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Integration Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Integration Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) UI Designer
6 1 (3.23%) UX Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) POSIX
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (74.19%) DTV
2 6 (19.35%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (9.68%) MPEG
4 2 (6.45%) IPTV
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.23%) VHDL
5 1 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) UML
1 19 (61.29%) Software Engineering
2 17 (54.84%) Software Architecture
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
3 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.23%) Usability Testing
4 1 (3.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) C
2 8 (25.81%) Embedded C
3 5 (16.13%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree