The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Set-Top Box (STB)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 124 140 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Contract jobs citing STB 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.094% 0.070% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -10.32% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 656 760 675
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 30.81% 26.77% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 506 412
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £586 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.13 £11.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.62% +37.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £10.25 £9.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £21.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

STB
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

STB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STB in Yorkshire

STB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STB in Yorkshire

STB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for STB.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Capybara
3 1 (33.33%) Calabash
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Calabash
1 1 (33.33%) Capybara
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA