The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing STB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 0.93% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Miscellaneous Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
34 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 31.48% 27.83% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 13
Average daily rate £315 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -61.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STB across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

STB Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

STB
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STB across the County Antrim region.

STB Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

STB
Top 9 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STB.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) DTV
1 1 (100.00%) Streaming Video
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Multimedia
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Android Development
1 1 (100.00%) Android NDK

STB
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing STB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) DTV
1 1 (100.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java