The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank - - 19
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - - 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42 75 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 64.62% 85.23% 68.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 34
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £255 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Belfast region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Open Source
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) Drools
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Camel

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Open Source 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 Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Drools
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Camel
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java