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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 220 253 238
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -15
Contract jobs citing STB 37 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.063% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 0.22% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 5
Average daily rate £388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.05% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
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
2618 2755 2469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.60% 29.09% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1532 1443 1286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 184 161
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STB across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

STB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +25 22 £388 +3.33% 1
Berkshire +9 5 £270 -40.00% 1
Surrey - 5 £356 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £388 - 1
STB
England

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 42 (79.25%) C
2 38 (71.70%) DVB
3 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (43.40%) DTV
4 23 (43.40%) Linux
4 23 (43.40%) Embedded Systems
5 20 (37.74%) C++
6 16 (30.19%) MPEG
6 16 (30.19%) Telecoms
7 15 (28.30%) SQL
7 15 (28.30%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (28.30%) Git (software)
8 14 (26.42%) User Stories
8 14 (26.42%) Software Architecture
8 14 (26.42%) HTML5
8 14 (26.42%) NoSQL
8 14 (26.42%) Node.js
8 14 (26.42%) REST
8 14 (26.42%) HTML
8 14 (26.42%) HTTP
8 14 (26.42%) SOA
8 14 (26.42%) TDD
8 14 (26.42%) Scrum
9 12 (22.64%) Software Engineering
10 10 (18.87%) UPnP
11 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (16.98%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (16.98%) Embedded C
12 8 (15.09%) ClearCase
13 7 (13.21%) ActionScript

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (26.42%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 38 (71.70%) DVB
2 14 (26.42%) HTTP
3 10 (18.87%) UPnP
4 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) ClearCase
3 4 (7.55%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.89%) Ant
4 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 16 (30.19%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.55%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) Software Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Embedded C Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Real Time Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) C Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.55%) C/C++ Developer
8 4 (7.55%) C++ Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Software Integration Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) ActionScript Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) HTML
1 14 (26.42%) HTML5
1 14 (26.42%) REST
2 6 (11.32%) Flash
3 4 (7.55%) Middleware
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (43.40%) DTV
1 23 (43.40%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (30.19%) MPEG
3 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.43%) Algorithms
4 5 (9.43%) Data Structures
4 5 (9.43%) Device Driver
5 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.55%) Streaming Video
6 3 (5.66%) IPTV
6 3 (5.66%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.89%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (43.40%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.30%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (26.42%) Scrum
3 14 (26.42%) SOA
3 14 (26.42%) Software Architecture
3 14 (26.42%) TDD
3 14 (26.42%) User Stories
4 12 (22.64%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.98%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (13.21%) UML
7 5 (9.43%) OO
7 5 (9.43%) OOP
8 4 (7.55%) Functional Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.55%) Project Management
9 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.77%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (79.25%) C
2 20 (37.74%) C++
3 15 (28.30%) SQL
4 9 (16.98%) Embedded C
5 7 (13.21%) ActionScript
6 5 (9.43%) ActionScript 2.0
6 5 (9.43%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (7.55%) Embedded C++
8 3 (5.66%) Perl
8 3 (5.66%) Python
9 1 (1.89%) Java
9 1 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) Ruby
9 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.77%) Adobe
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco
2 1 (1.89%) Ericsson
2 1 (1.89%) Huawei
2 1 (1.89%) Nokia
2 1 (1.89%) VMware
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago