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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.90 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-24.81% -43.80%
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
78 86 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 80.41% 75.44% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 26
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £435 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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