The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing STB 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.00% 0.46% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.84% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £550 £383 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.79% -  
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 Southampton with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 51 59 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 25.50% 27.06% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 58
Median daily rate £439 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +23.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £588 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £12.70 £15.70 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% -46.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.85 £14.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £16.55 £39.88
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 Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for STB in Southampton

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in Southampton

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for STB.

1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 3 (60.00%) DOCSIS
2 3 (60.00%) Digital TV
2 3 (60.00%) DVB
2 3 (60.00%) POSIX
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) UPnP
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) DLNA
2 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (60.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) Sensu
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand

STB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DLNA
1 3 (60.00%) DOCSIS
1 3 (60.00%) DVB
1 3 (60.00%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Broadcast Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Architect
2 2 (40.00%) DTV Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
1 3 (60.00%) POSIX
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Sensu
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Digital TV
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) MPEG
2 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (20.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Microservices
1 1 (20.00%) Product Management
1 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) System Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Splunk