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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
England / South West
Rank - - 144
Contract jobs citing STB 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £374 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.02% -12.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +66.66%

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
682 868 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.27% 28.98% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 584 463
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 58 51
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +25.22%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing STB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for STB.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Digital TV
1 2 (100.00%) Lua
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics

STB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (50.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Lua
1 2 (100.00%) Python