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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 228 239 253
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +14
Contract jobs citing STB 24 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.058% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 5
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£375 £463 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +26.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £463 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £463 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.12%
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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
2562 2171 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.74% 24.97% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1152 1139
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 119 185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.63 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.93% +17.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

STB Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 September 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 0 4 £350 -
Berkshire +11 2 £495 -
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 32 (76.19%) C
2 31 (73.81%) DVB
3 29 (69.05%) DTV
3 29 (69.05%) Linux
4 27 (64.29%) ClearCase
5 26 (61.90%) Software Engineering
6 25 (59.52%) UML
7 24 (57.14%) POSIX
8 23 (54.76%) Software Architecture
9 9 (21.43%) Embedded C
10 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
10 8 (19.05%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (11.90%) C++
12 4 (9.52%) UPnP
13 3 (7.14%) Streaming Video
13 3 (7.14%) MPEG
13 3 (7.14%) Project Management
13 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
14 2 (4.76%) Middleware
14 2 (4.76%) Embedded C++
14 2 (4.76%) Python
14 2 (4.76%) IPTV
14 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (4.76%) Degree
14 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
14 2 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
14 2 (4.76%) Billing
14 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
14 2 (4.76%) Video on Demand
14 2 (4.76%) Over-the-Top Content

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (73.81%) DVB
2 4 (9.52%) UPnP
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (64.29%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 14 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (28.57%) Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Software Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Embedded Software Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Integration Manager
5 6 (14.29%) Systems Integration Manager
5 6 (14.29%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Software Team Leader
7 1 (2.38%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Tools Developer
7 1 (2.38%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (57.14%) POSIX
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) CSS3
3 1 (2.38%) FFmpeg
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (69.05%) DTV
2 8 (19.05%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (7.14%) Streaming Video
3 3 (7.14%) MPEG
4 2 (4.76%) IPTV
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Video on Demand
4 2 (4.76%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) MHEG
5 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.38%) VHDL
5 1 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Software Engineering
2 25 (59.52%) UML
3 23 (54.76%) Software Architecture
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (76.19%) C
2 9 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 5 (11.90%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) Embedded C++
4 2 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.38%) CA