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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 246 237 235
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing STB 13 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
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£390 £391 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £335 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £354 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.24% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2891 2550 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.12% 27.43% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1361 1019
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 150 169
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 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 6 £390 -22.00%
Hampshire +2 5 - -
Surrey - 2 £310 - 1
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) C
2 9 (50.00%) DVB
3 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 8 (44.44%) DTV
4 7 (38.89%) C++
4 7 (38.89%) MPEG
5 6 (33.33%) IPTV
6 5 (27.78%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (22.22%) VLAN
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) Embedded C
7 4 (22.22%) HTML5
8 3 (16.67%) GStreamer
8 3 (16.67%) Qt
8 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
8 3 (16.67%) QML
8 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (16.67%) Qt Quick
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) OpenGL
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) PHP
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) MySQL
8 3 (16.67%) Ajax
8 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) Telecoms

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) DVB
2 4 (22.22%) VLAN
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) SSH
4 2 (11.11%) MPLS
4 2 (11.11%) OSPF
4 2 (11.11%) BGP
4 2 (11.11%) DOCSIS
4 2 (11.11%) Telnet
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) RIP
4 2 (11.11%) SNMP
5 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Development Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) HTML5
2 3 (16.67%) GStreamer
2 3 (16.67%) Qt
2 3 (16.67%) QML
2 3 (16.67%) Qt Quick
2 3 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 3 (16.67%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) DTV
2 7 (38.89%) MPEG
3 6 (33.33%) IPTV
4 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
4 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
5 2 (11.11%) Streaming Video
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) DRM
3 2 (11.11%) Video Processing
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C
2 7 (38.89%) C++
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) Embedded C
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Apple
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe
2 2 (11.11%) Tektronix
3 1 (5.56%) Facebook
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) VMware