Written answers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Department of Finance

Central Bank of Ireland Staff

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal South West, Sinn Fein)
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169. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form the number of contract, outsourced staff currently employed at the Central Bank of Ireland; the roles these contract staff perform; the daily salary for each role; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46751/14]

Photo of Michael NoonanMichael Noonan (Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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As Minister for Finance, I have no role in the employment of staff in the Central Bank. Under the Central Bank Act 1942, the Central Bank Commission is responsible for administrating the staffing of the Central Bank with a view to enabling the Central Bank to perform and exercise its functions and powers.

I have been informed by the Central Bank that there are currently 53 contractors engaged by the Central Bank. The number of contractors varies from time to time and is determined by the business needs of the Central Bank. These roles vary from temporary roles such as the provision of maternity leave cover to the engagement of specialists. These contractors are engaged via the completion of competitive tender processes. These numbers include a significant number of IT resources and reflects the current number of IT projects underway at the Central Bank and also the dynamics of the IT market place.

The daily rate paid is determined by the role performed.  For commercial reasons it is not possible for the Central Bank to disclose individual daily rates, however the Central Bank has informed me that the average daily rate paid to these contractors is €500 (excluding VAT).

The Central Bank has provided me with the following breakdown of contract staff currently engaged by the Central Bank.

Role Number of Contractors
Solution Developers and Designers18
Quality and Test Resources12
Temporary Administrators8
Project Managers 7
Service Desk Agents5
Business Systems Analysts3
Total Number of contract, outsourced staff53


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