The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank - 90 83
Contract jobs citing STB 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - 0.080% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.27% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.48% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.93%
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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 Surrey region.

Miscellaneous Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
410 364 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 32.91% 29.24% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 197 178
Average daily rate £390 £339 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.12% -14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 38
Average hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £14.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

STB
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (50.00%) POSIX
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) DTV
1 1 (50.00%) DVB
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DVB
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP