The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 Open Source over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank - 21 23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 0.85% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.15% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.11% +13.49%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42 87 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 68.85% 73.73% 62.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 37
Average daily rate £285 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £258 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Open Source
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#