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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 234 227 209
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing STB 4 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.096% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.36% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£375 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +22.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £38.75
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2583 2201 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.67% 26.45% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1154 778
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 133 174
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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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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
Berkshire - - - - 1
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (73.68%) C
2 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) DVB
3 12 (63.16%) Software Engineering
3 12 (63.16%) DTV
4 11 (57.89%) ClearCase
5 9 (47.37%) POSIX
6 8 (42.11%) Embedded C
6 8 (42.11%) UML
6 8 (42.11%) Software Architecture
7 7 (36.84%) C++
8 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
8 3 (15.79%) MPEG
8 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
8 3 (15.79%) UPnP
8 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
9 2 (10.53%) Degree
9 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) IPTV
9 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
10 1 (5.26%) Migration
10 1 (5.26%) Streaming Video
10 1 (5.26%) VHDL
10 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (5.26%) Project Management
10 1 (5.26%) HTML
10 1 (5.26%) JavaScript

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) DVB
2 3 (15.79%) UPnP
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Software Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) POSIX
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) CSS3
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) DTV
2 3 (15.79%) MPEG
2 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) IPTV
4 1 (5.26%) Streaming Video
4 1 (5.26%) VHDL
4 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) UML
2 8 (42.11%) Software Architecture
3 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) Usability Testing
5 1 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C
2 8 (42.11%) Embedded C
3 7 (36.84%) C++
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Facebook
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