The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 26 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.75% 0.88% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 2.50% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
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
48 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.82% 35.40% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 16
Average daily rate £315 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £260 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -61.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 Miscellaneous 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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 1 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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%) JavaScript

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript