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 17 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 24 15 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing Python 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.92% 7.00% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.82% 13.46% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +9.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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
55 52 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 50.46% 52.00% 62.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 101
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £353 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (50.00%) Jython
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sun