The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 21 5 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +21
Contract jobs citing Python 1 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.88% 17.19% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% 32.35% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 0
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£300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
Python
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
64 68 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 56.64% 53.13% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 35
Average daily rate £313 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Python
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -13 1 £300 - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) ClearCase
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
2 4 (57.14%) VBScript
2 4 (57.14%) Ant
2 4 (57.14%) CruiseControl
2 4 (57.14%) Subversion
2 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 4 (57.14%) AccuRev
2 4 (57.14%) Build Forge
2 4 (57.14%) MSBuild
2 4 (57.14%) Perforce
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) Google
4 1 (14.29%) Django
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (14.29%) Google App Engine
4 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (14.29%) Puppet
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google App Engine
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) CruiseControl
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
1 4 (57.14%) Build Forge
1 4 (57.14%) MSBuild
1 4 (57.14%) Ant
1 4 (57.14%) ClearCase
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Release Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Build and Release Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Django
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Perforce
1 4 (57.14%) AccuRev
2 1 (14.29%) Google
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