The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 14 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.57% 2.13% 6.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.34% 3.64% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.10% -37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
Python
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
29 55 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 34.52% 58.51% 48.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 7
Median daily rate £385 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £197 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Belfast region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Python
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Python.

1 3 (100.00%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) BCP
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Data Security
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) UI Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Graphic Design
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL