The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 22 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.00% - 1.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.63% - 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£525 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +6.25%
Open Source
County Antrim

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

Miscellaneous Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
38 26 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 38.00% 31.71% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 42
Average daily rate £150 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £101 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 Miscellaneous 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 27 March 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 27 March 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