The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the 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 116 115 133
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing STB 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.12% 0.23% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.88% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£325 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -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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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
691 569 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.51% 26.05% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 306 307
Average daily rate £360 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 31
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 £10.50 £12.46 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £33.20 £37.00
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 Yorkshire

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

STB
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

STB Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

STB
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (77.78%) Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) DVB
3 3 (33.33%) C
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) IPTV
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Video on Demand
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
4 2 (22.22%) MPEG
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Tcl
5 1 (11.11%) IGMP
5 1 (11.11%) DTV
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (33.33%) DVB
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
2 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) IGMP
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) IPTV
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Video on Demand
2 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 2 (22.22%) MPEG
3 1 (11.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
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