The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 91 94 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs citing STB 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.34% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 1.42% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
457 351 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 27.81% 23.76% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 177 231
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 27
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.50 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £25.40 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

STB
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

STB
Top 27 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 7 (87.50%) Integration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) IPTV
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (25.00%) MPEG
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Tcl
4 2 (25.00%) DVB
5 1 (12.50%) IGMP
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation

STB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 2 (25.00%) VLAN
1 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) DVB
2 1 (12.50%) IGMP
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) IPTV
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Integration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA