The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 141 104 125
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +21
Contract jobs citing STB 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.062% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.95% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Average daily rate
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- £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
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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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
644 421 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.96% 19.02% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 255 315
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 30 52
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -58.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £16.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

STB
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STB across the South West region.

STB Daily Rate Trend in the South West

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STB across the South West region.

STB Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

STB
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) HNC
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Android SDK
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HNC
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA