2016 IT Salary Survey & Benefits Guide - Contract & Interim Rates

Stephen O'Brien 12.01.2016

A look at IT salary ranges for professionals working in contract roles in Ireland in 2016.

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Senior IT & Management IT Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Chief Technical Officer CTO0 - 3400 - 500400 - 450400 - 450400 - 450
3 - 5500 - 600450 - 600450 - 550450 - 550
5+600 - 850600 - 750550 - 600550 - 600
Head of IT0 - 3400 - 500400 - 450400 - 450400 - 450
3 - 5500 - 600450 - 600450 - 550450 - 550
5+600 - 800600 - 750550 - 650550 - 650
IT Manager0 - 3300 - 400300 - 350300 - 350300 - 350
3 - 5400 - 450350 - 425350 - 400350 - 400
5+450 - 550425 - 500400 - 450400 - 450
Software Development Manager0 - 3400 - 500350 - 425350 - 400350 - 400
3 - 5500 - 600425 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+600 - 750500 - 650500 - 600500 - 600
Programme Manager0 - 3450 - 550350 - 450300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5550 - 700450 - 600400 - 525400 - 525
5+700 - 800600 - 750525 - 650525 - 650
Technical Architect0 - 3350 - 450350 - 425350 - 400350 - 400
3 - 5450 - 500425 - 475400 - 450400 - 450
5+500 - 600475 - 550450 - 500450 - 500
Systems Analyst0 - 3250 - 300200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 350250 - 350250 - 320250 - 320
5+350 - 450340 - 440320 - 400320 - 400
Business Analyst0 - 3300 - 400200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5400 - 500250 - 350250 - 320250 - 320
5+500 - 600350 - 450320 - 400320 - 400
Infrastructure Project Manager0 - 3350 - 400300 - 350300 - 350300 - 350
3 - 5400 - 500350 - 450350 - 450350 - 450
5+500 - 650450 - 600450 - 550450 - 550
Development Project Manager0 - 3350 - 400300 - 350300 - 350300 - 350
3 - 5400 - 450350 - 425350 - 400350 - 400
5+450 - 650425 - 525400 - 450400 - 450
Project Manager0 - 3350 - 400300 - 350300 - 350300 - 350
3 - 5400 - 450350 - 450350 - 400350 - 400
5+450 - 650450 - 600400 - 450400 - 450
Product Manager0 - 3300 - 350280 - 350250 - 300250 - 300
3 - 5350 - 400350 - 425300 - 350300 - 350
5+400 - 550425 - 550350 - 450350 - 450
Test Manager0 - 3380 - 420300 - 350300 - 350300 - 350
3 - 5420 - 450350 - 425350 - 425350 - 425
5+450 - 550425 - 500425 - 475425 - 475
Software Architect0 - 3350 - 400340 - 390330 - 380330 - 380
3 - 5400 - 450390 - 450380 - 420380 - 420
5+450 - 650450 - 550420 - 450420 - 450
Infrastructure Architect0 - 3300 - 350250 - 350250 - 320250 - 320
3 - 5350 - 450350 - 425320 - 375320 - 375
5+450 - 600425 - 550375 - 475375 - 475

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.
 

Web & Mobile Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Web/Mobile Developer0 - 3235 - 300200 - 275200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5300 - 450275 - 375275 - 340275 - 340
5+450 - 550375 - 450340 - 400340 - 400
Web Designer/Graphic Designer0 - 3230 - 270175 - 225175 - 225175 - 225
3 - 5270 - 330225 - 275225 - 275225 - 275
5+330 - 380275 - 350275 - 325275 - 325
IOS Developer0 - 3235 - 300200 - 275200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5300 - 450275 - 375275 - 340275 - 340
5+450 - 575375 - 450340 - 400340 - 400
Android Developer0 - 3235 - 300200 - 275200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5300 - 450275 - 375275 - 340275 - 340
5+450 - 575375 - 450340 - 400340 - 400
Python Developer0 - 3235 - 300200 - 275200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5300 - 450275 - 375275 - 340275 - 340
5+450 - 600375 - 450340 - 400340 - 400
PHP Developer0 - 3235 - 300200 - 275200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5300 - 450275 - 375275 - 340275 - 340
5+450 - 575375 - 450340 - 400340 - 400
UX Developer0 - 3235 - 300200 - 275200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5300 - 450275 - 400275 - 340275 - 340
5+450 - 650400 - 500340 - 400340 - 400
UI Designer0 - 3230 - 300200 - 275200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5300 - 370275 - 350275 - 320275 - 320
5+370 - 430350 - 425320 - 400320 - 400
JavaScript Developer0 - 3240 - 300200 - 280200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 450280 - 350250 - 320250 - 320
5+450 - 575350 - 450320 - 400320 - 400
Ruby On Rails Developer0 - 3240 - 300200 - 275200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 450275 - 350250 - 320250 - 320
5+450 - 600350 - 450320 - 400320 - 400

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.

Test & QA Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Localisation0 - 3180 - 200140 - 180140 - 180140 - 180
3 - 5200 - 230180 - 220180 - 220180 - 220
5+230 - 250220 - 250220 - 250220 - 250
Technical Writer0 - 3200 - 220190 - 210180 - 200180 - 200
3 - 5220 - 250210 - 250200 - 220220 - 220
5+250 - 300250 - 280220 - 275220 - 275
QA/Test Engineer (manual)0 - 3200 - 250180 - 230180 - 230180 - 230
3 - 5230 - 300210 - 280230 - 280230 - 280
5+280 - 330270 - 330280 - 310280 - 310
SW Test Engineer0 - 3250 - 300200 - 250180 - 230180 - 230
3 - 5300 - 350250 - 300230 - 300230 - 300
5+350 - 400300 - 350300 - 350300 - 350
Automation QA Engineer0 - 3250 - 300225 - 275200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 350275 - 325250 - 325250 - 325
5+350 - 400325 - 375325 - 375325 - 375
Performance Test Engineer0 - 3270 - 300225 - 275200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 350275 - 325250 - 300250 - 300
5+350 - 400325 - 375300 - 350300 - 350
System Tester0 - 3200 - 250200 - 230180 - 230180 - 230
3 - 5250 - 300225 - 275230 - 280230 - 280
5+300 - 350275 - 320280 - 320280 - 320
Test Consultant0 - 3220 - 250200 - 230180 - 230180 - 230
3 - 5250 - 300230 - 280230 - 280230 - 280
5+300 - 400280 - 320280 - 320280 - 320
Test Analyst Manual / Automation0 - 3220 - 250200 - 230180 - 230180 - 230
3 - 5250 - 300230 - 280230 - 280230 - 280
5+300 - 400280 - 375280 - 350280 - 350
Developer in Test0 - 3250 - 300200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 350250 - 325250 - 300250 - 300
5+350 - 450325 - 400300 - 375300 - 375

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.

.Net Contract & Interim Rates

RoleExperience
Level
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
.Net Developer0 - 3200-350200 - 280200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5350-425280 - 350250 - 330250 - 330
5+425-550350 - 450330 - 400330 - 400
SharePoint Developer0 - 3300 - 370250 - 300200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5370 - 470300 - 400275 - 400275 - 400
5+470 - 580400 - 550400 - 500400 - 500
C++ Developer0 - 3200 - 300200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 390250 - 325250 - 300250 - 300
5+390 - 490325 - 375320 - 350320 - 350
ASP.Net Developer (Front-end)0 - 3280 - 360200 - 280200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5360 - 420280 - 350250 - 330250 - 330
5+420 - 540350 - 450330 - 400330 - 400
.Net Developer with C#0 - 3200-350200 - 280200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5350-425280 - 350250 - 330250 - 330
5+425-540350 - 450330 - 400330 - 400
VB.Net Developer0 - 3200 - 300200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 375250 - 320250 - 300250 - 300
5+375 - 450320 - 375320 - 350300 - 350
BizTalk Consultant0 - 3300 - 400250 - 300250 - 300250 - 300
3 - 5400 - 480300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
5+480 - 600400 - 500400 - 450400 - 450

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.

JAVA Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Java Developer0 - 3300-350225 - 300200 - 260200 - 260
3 - 5350 - 450300 - 400260 - 340260 - 340
5+450 - 600400 - 525340 - 400340 - 400
Java GUI Developer0 - 3300 - 350225 - 300200 - 260200 - 260
3 - 5350 - 450300 - 350260 - 320260 - 320
5+450 - 550350 - 450320 - 400320 - 400
Software Development Architect0 - 3500 - 550350 - 400350 - 400350 - 400
3 - 5550 - 600400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+600 - 700500 - 600500 - 600500 - 600
Front End Developer0 - 3300 - 350225 - 300200 - 260200 - 260
3 - 5350 - 400300 - 375260 - 340260 - 340
5+400 - 500375 - 450340 - 400340 - 400
Middleware Developer0 - 3300 - 350225 - 275225 - 275225 - 275
3 - 5350 - 400275 - 350275 - 350275 - 350
5+400 - 500350 - 450350 - 400350 - 400
Back End Developer0 - 3300 - 350225 - 300200 - 260200 - 260
3 - 5350 - 450300 - 400260 - 320260 - 320
5+450 - 550400- 500320 - 400320 - 400
Analyst Programmer0 - 3200 - 250200 - 250200 - 260200 - 260
3 - 5250 - 350250 - 320260 - 320260 - 320
5+350 - 450320 - 400320 - 400320 - 400
Technical Lead0 - 3375 - 450350 - 400350 - 400350 - 400
3 - 5450 - 500400 - 450400 - 450400 - 450
5+500 - 600450 - 550450 - 500450 - 500
Lead Developer0 - 3400 - 450350 - 400350 - 400350 - 400
3 - 5450 - 500400 - 475400 - 450400 - 450
5+500 - 600475 - 550450 - 500450 - 500

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.

IT Support, Admin and Database Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Database Admin
(Oracle/SQL Server/Sybase)
0 - 3250 - 320250 - 300225 - 275225 - 275
3 - 5320 - 400300 - 375275 - 350275 - 350
5+400 - 475375 - 450350 - 425350 - 425
Systems Admin
(Unix/Linux/Windows)
0 - 3180 - 230200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5230 - 330250 - 325225 - 275225 - 275
5+330 - 425325 - 400275 - 375275 - 375
Dev Ops Engineers3 - 5450 - 550400 - 550400 - 550400 - 550
5+550 - 750550 - 700550 - 700550 - 700
Network Engineers0 - 3250 - 300225 - 300180 - 230180 - 230
3 - 5300 - 375300 - 350280 - 330280 - 330
5+375 - 450350 - 425340 - 410330 - 410
Helpdesk Support0 - 3180 - 220140 - 180140 - 180140 - 180
3 - 5220 - 280180 - 240180 - 220180 - 220
5+280 - 300240 - 260220 - 240220 - 240
Application Support0 - 3180 - 220150 - 200150 - 200150 - 200
3 - 5220 - 280200 - 250200 - 230200 - 230
5+280 - 330250 - 290230 - 260230 - 260
Senior Support Analyst0 - 3200 - 250200 - 225200 - 225200 - 225
3 - 5250 - 280225 - 275225 - 275225 - 275
5+280 - 350275 - 325275 - 325275 - 325
MS Certified Support Engineer0 - 3200 - 250200 - 225200 - 225200 - 225
3 - 5250 - 280225 - 275225 - 275225 - 275
5+280 - 350275 - 325275 - 325275 - 325
SAN Specialist0 - 3250 - 300200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 400250 - 325250 - 300250 - 300
5+400 - 500325 - 450300 - 400300 - 400
Citrix Specialist0 - 3200 - 250250 - 280250 - 280250 - 280
3 - 5250 - 320280 - 320280 - 320280 - 320
5+320 - 400320 - 380320 - 380320 - 380
VMWare0 - 3250 - 300250 - 300250 - 300250 - 300
3 - 5300 - 400300 - 375300 - 350300 - 350
5+400 - 500375 - 450350 - 400350 - 400

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.

SAP Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
SAP Consultant0 - 3300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5400 - 450400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+450 - 700500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
FI/CO0 - 3300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
MM0 - 3300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
BW0 - 3300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
PM0 - 3350 - 450300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5450 - 550400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+550 - 650500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
SD0 - 3300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+500 - 650500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
HR/HCM0 - 3300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5400 - 550400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+550 - 650500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
SCM0 - 3300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+500 - 650500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
ABAP0 - 3300 - 400250 - 350240 - 280240 - 280
3 - 5400 - 500350 - 400280 - 340280 - 340
5+500 - 600400 - 500340 - 375340 - 375
Basis0 - 3300 - 450300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5450 - 600400 - 550400 - 550400 - 550
5+600 - 850550 - 800550 - 700550 - 700

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.

IT Consultancy Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Management Consultant0 - 3350 -450300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5450- 550400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+550-700500 - 700500 - 600500 - 600
Business Analyst0 - 3300 - 400200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5400 - 500250 - 350250 - 320250 - 320
5+500 - 600350 - 450320 - 400320 - 400
SAP Consultant0 - 3350 - 450300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5450-550400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+550 - 750500 - 700500 - 700500 - 700
CRM Consultant0 - 3300 - 400250 - 325250 - 300250 - 300
3 - 5400 - 450325 - 400300 - 350300- 350
5+450 - 550400 - 500350 - 450350 - 450
Oracle Applications Consultant0 - 3340 - 440300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5440 - 620400 - 600400 - 550400 - 550
5+620 - 800600 - 780550 - 680550 - 680
Systems Analysis0 - 3250 - 300200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 400250 - 350250 - 320250 - 320
5+400 - 500350 - 440320 - 400320 - 400
BI Consultant0 - 3340 - 440300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5440 - 540400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+540 - 625500 - 560480 - 540480 - 540
Data Warehouse Consultant0 - 3340 - 440300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5440 - 540400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+540 - 600500 - 600450 - 550450 - 550
Solutions Architect0 - 3340 - 440300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5440 - 540400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+540 - 650500 - 600500 - 600500 - 600

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.


SQL Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
SQL Developer0 - 3250 - 320250 - 300250 - 300250 - 300
3 - 5320 - 370300 - 350300 - 350300 - 350
5+370 - 450350 - 425350 - 400350 - 400
SQL Developer (T-SQL)0 - 3250 - 320250 - 300250 - 300250 - 300
3 - 5320 - 370300 - 350300 - 350300 - 350
5+370 - 470350 - 425350 - 400350 - 400
SQL DBA0 - 3250 - 320250 - 300225 - 275225 - 275
3 - 5320 - 450300 - 375275 - 350275 - 350
5+450 - 550375 - 450350 - 425350 - 425
MS Access Consultant0 - 3250 - 300200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5300 - 350250 - 300250 -300250 -300
5+350 - 450300 - 400300 - 350300 - 350

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.

Security & Telecoms Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Telecoms Engineer0 - 3220 - 260200 - 250200 - 250200 - 250
3 - 5260 - 330250 - 325250 - 300250 - 300
5+330 - 400325 - 400300 - 350300 - 350
Cisco Certified Network Engineer0 - 3265 - 340225 -300225 -275225 -275
3 - 5340 - 350300 - 375275 - 350275 - 350
5+350 - 490375 - 450350 - 400350 - 400
IS Security Architect0 - 3340 - 490300 - 450300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5490 - 590450 - 550400 - 500400 - 500
5+590 - 700550 - 650500 - 600500 - 600
Security Engineer (CISSP / CISA /CISM)0 - 3340 - 440300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5440 - 540400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+540 - 640500 - 600500 - 600500 - 600
IT Security Analyst0 - 3340 - 415300 - 375300 - 375300 - 375
3 - 5415 - 490375 - 475375 - 450375 - 450
5+490 - 590475 - 575450 - 550450 - 550

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.

Analytics Contract & Interim Rates

RoleYears'
Experience
Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Director Web Analytics0 - 3300 - 400275 - 325250 - 300250 - 300
3 - 5400 - 500325 - 400300 - 350300 - 350
5+500 - 600400 - 550350 - 450350 - 450
Data Scientist0 - 3250 - 320230 - 300200 - 275200 - 275
3 - 5320 - 400300 - 375275 - 350275 - 350
5+400 - 550375 - 430350 - 400350 - 400
Data Architect0 - 3300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400300 - 400
3 - 5400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500400 - 500
5+500 - 700500 - 650500 - 600500 - 600
Data Analyst0 - 3250 - 300225 - 275225 - 275225 - 275
3 - 5300 - 350275 - 325275 - 325275 - 325
5+350 - 450325 - 400325 - 400325 - 400

*Rates quoted are pay rate to the contractor who typically work through Ltd companies. These contractors are responsible for their own taxes and benefits.
 

Talent shortage forcing companies to look further afield

2015 was an extremely busy year for the IT Contracts market which even outpaced the significant growth experienced in 2013 and 2014. Competition for  top talent remains very intense especially in software development and ERP. We saw the majority of this growth within the Dublin market while the regional market showed a positive 20% growth compared to 12 months ago.

IT contract professionals usually have several job opportunities and the weakness of the Euro, together with high day rates in London, has meant that the flow of talent from the UK into Ireland  has decreased significantly throughout the year. Companies have had to look further afield in identifying potential hires  and we saw a marked increase in talent coming from  Eastern Europe. 

One of the most surprising developments in IT recruitment during the year was the surge in demand for contractors with both coding skills (C#, Java, Python) and quality assurance (QA) experience. Daily rates for these professional increased throughout the year and we saw a trend with a high number of professionals in permanent roles moving into the contract market as it has once again became a more lucrative and attractive option for them.

IT security professionals are in high demand, as companies are now very aware of the impact that a breach can have on revenues and brand reputation. At more senior levels there is steadily increasing demand for experienced project managers who combine technical skills with a proven track record of stakeholder and client management. It is generally the case that they also must have a certification in Prince 2, PMP or Agile. These professionals are difficult to find as software development is not always the career path for project managers.

We foresee continued demand for contractors in the areas of Web ,mobile and security throughout 2016 and steady growth for developers within Java and .Net . We see the industry mix split between MNC and FS and with an expected growth in the SME sector.

Stephen O'Brien's picture
Director
sobrien@morganmckinley.com

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