The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Set-Top Box (STB)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 121 109
Contract jobs citing STB 0 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.17% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.57% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £345 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £345 £310
% change year-on-year +30.43% +11.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -1.66% -  

STB is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 523 703 723
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.61% 29.53% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 578 462
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £560 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 28
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.48 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.55 £40.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing STB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for STB in Berkshire

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing STB in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in Berkshire

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for STB.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) DVB
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) IPTV
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Video on Demand
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (33.33%) IGMP
2 1 (33.33%) UPnP
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) ICMP
2 1 (33.33%) RSVP
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Linux

STB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DVB
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) ICMP
2 1 (33.33%) IGMP
2 1 (33.33%) IPv4
2 1 (33.33%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) RSVP
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) UPnP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPLS
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) C Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) IPTV
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Digital TV
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) MPEG
2 1 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (33.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper