The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 60 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing STB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.24% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -10.32% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +66.66%  

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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 184 135 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 43.40% 29.74% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 72 64
Median daily rate £335 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.29% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £685 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 18
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £32.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -49.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £12.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing STB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for STB in Essex

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in Essex

STB
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for STB.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Linux

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++