Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 6 months to 24 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 359 368
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 -13
Contract jobs citing STB 5 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.030% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.40% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 14
South East median daily rate £250 £373 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.89% +1.85% -2.47%
10th Percentile £222 £322 £260
90th Percentile £277 £422 £516
England median daily rate £388 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +7.64% -10.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
South East median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +25.00%

STB is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4872 4959 5998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.95% 29.79% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2856 2839 3484
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £213 £220 £225
90th Percentile £565 £575 £529
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 288 325
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +17.95% +20.67%
10th Percentile £10.69 £12.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.00 £54.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing STB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for STB in the South East

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in the South East

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in the South East

STB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 3 £235 -41.25%
Thames Valley -11 3 £235 -41.25%
Hampshire +3 1 £250 -30.56%
Middlesex - 1 £275 -
STB
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South East region with a requirement for STB.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) comScore
2 3 (60.00%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) DRM
3 1 (20.00%) DVB
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database

STB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (20.00%) DVB
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Applications Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (20.00%) DRM
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) comScore
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow