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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank - 20 6
Contract jobs citing Python 0 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 0.98% 19.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.75% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 15
Average daily rate
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- £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
25 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 44.64% 55.88% 53.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 32
Average daily rate £300 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £384 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Java
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%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Netcool
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (50.00%) Jython
2 1 (50.00%) e-Health
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (50.00%) Multicast
1 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (50.00%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Jython
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) NetQoS