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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - 17 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -43.66%
Open Source
UK

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
112 51 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 79.43% 67.11% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 46
Median daily rate £315 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £140 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £550 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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