The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing STB 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
STB
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
29 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.62% 50.96% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 9
Average daily rate £288 £145 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.27% -51.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £83 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

STB Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

STB
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

STB Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

STB
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) HbbTV
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Interactive TV
2 1 (50.00%) DTV

STB
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HbbTV
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) DTV
1 1 (50.00%) Interactive TV
1 1 (50.00%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript