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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 117 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +1
Contract jobs citing STB 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.18% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 1.34% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
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£310 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -3.84%
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 - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
STB
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
601 521 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 27.72% 31.22% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 328 210
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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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
Bradford -7 3 £305 -2.40%
Leeds -23 2 £310 +7.82% 1
Wakefield - 2 £305 -
Huddersfield - 2 £305 -
STB
Yorkshire

STB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) QML
2 3 (75.00%) Qt
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C++
2 3 (75.00%) Streaming Video
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Lua
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Google
3 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) DTV
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) Valgrind
3 2 (50.00%) GStreamer
3 2 (50.00%) Gerrit
3 2 (50.00%) WebKit
3 2 (50.00%) Redmine

STB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) DVB
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Valgrind
1 2 (50.00%) Gerrit
1 2 (50.00%) Redmine
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Qt
1 3 (75.00%) QML
2 2 (50.00%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) GStreamer
2 2 (50.00%) WebKit
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Streaming Video
2 2 (50.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (50.00%) Lua
3 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google