The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 14 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.45% 2.04% 7.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.11% 3.64% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £350 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.10% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
27 55 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 31.03% 56.12% 52.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 12
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £201 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

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