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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STB over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Set-Top Box (STB)
Rank - - 21
Contract jobs citing STB 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £38.00
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
34 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.01% 37.21% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 15
Median daily rate £350 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £108 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £23.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -14.28%

STB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing STB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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