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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 20 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 22 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.52% 1.12% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.71% 2.27% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 0
Median daily rate £393 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +21.27%

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
140 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 60.61% 49.44% 56.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 25 28
Median daily rate £410 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.42 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Python
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 21 £400 -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Python.

1 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) C++
3 15 (50.00%) Java
3 15 (50.00%) C#
3 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) TDD
3 15 (50.00%) BDD
4 14 (46.67%) OOD
5 12 (40.00%) Finance
5 12 (40.00%) Linux
5 12 (40.00%) Degree
5 12 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 12 (40.00%) Information Security
5 12 (40.00%) NoSQL
6 10 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
6 10 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 10 (33.33%) Migration
7 9 (30.00%) Front Office
8 8 (26.67%) Banking
8 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 8 (26.67%) Ansible
8 8 (26.67%) AWS Certification
8 8 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (20.00%) Wireless
10 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
10 4 (13.33%) ProxySG

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Wireless
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) DWDM
2 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) MPLS
2 4 (13.33%) SSL
2 4 (13.33%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Front Office
3 8 (26.67%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Electronics
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Developer
1 14 (46.67%) Java Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (26.67%) Architect
4 8 (26.67%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (13.33%) AWS Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) FPGA Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
1 4 (13.33%) jQuery
1 4 (13.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
1 10 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (13.33%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (10.00%) Equities
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Derivative
5 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (3.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) BDD
2 15 (50.00%) TDD
3 14 (46.67%) OOD
4 12 (40.00%) Information Security
4 12 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 10 (33.33%) Migration
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Network Management
8 3 (10.00%) Data Validation
8 3 (10.00%) Validation
9 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
10 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.33%) FPGA Design
10 1 (3.33%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) C++
2 15 (50.00%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
4 2 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Degree
2 8 (26.67%) AWS Certification
3 4 (13.33%) JNCIE
3 4 (13.33%) JNCIP
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) ProxySG
3 2 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Ansible
2 4 (13.33%) FortiGate
2 4 (13.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Aruba
1 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
1 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco
1 4 (13.33%) FireEye
1 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
1 4 (13.33%) IronPort
1 4 (13.33%) Juniper
1 4 (13.33%) Radware
1 4 (13.33%) Riverbed
1 4 (13.33%) SevOne
1 4 (13.33%) Sourcefire