The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 139 -
Contract jobs citing STB 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.033% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 737 802 756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.92% 26.77% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 734 705
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £631 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 43 60
Median hourly rate £42.50 £21.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.67% -35.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £55.00
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 the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for STB in the South West

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in the South West

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in the South West