Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Python
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 28 26
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Python 31 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.34% 6.99% 8.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.82% 10.00% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 29
Belfast median daily rate £325 £432 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.62% +12.08% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £300
90th Percentile £471 £565 £453
County Antrim median daily rate £325 £432 £385
% change year-on-year -24.62% +12.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 196 290 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 59.04% 69.88% 66.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 238 223
Belfast median daily rate £388 £445 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.92% +9.88% +24.62%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £261
90th Percentile £503 £538 £563
County Antrim median daily rate £388 £445 £408
% change year-on-year -12.92% +9.20% +25.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Belfast median hourly rate £18.11 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.19% +23.08% -10.34%
10th Percentile £17.33 £16.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £104.25 £16.00 £14.17
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.11 £30.00 £14.42
% change year-on-year -39.63% +108.04% -0.55%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Belfast

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Belfast

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Belfast over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Python.

1 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 14 (45.16%) JavaScript
3 12 (38.71%) Unix
3 12 (38.71%) JIRA
4 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 10 (32.26%) QA
5 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
6 9 (29.03%) TestComplete
6 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (29.03%) DevOps
6 9 (29.03%) Issue Tracking
6 9 (29.03%) HP ALM
6 9 (29.03%) Selenium
6 9 (29.03%) Requirements Management
6 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (29.03%) HP
7 8 (25.81%) SAS
7 8 (25.81%) Risk Management
7 8 (25.81%) Base SAS
7 8 (25.81%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 8 (25.81%) IFRS
7 8 (25.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 8 (25.81%) Visual Analytics
7 8 (25.81%) Cloudera
7 8 (25.81%) Analytics
7 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
8 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
9 6 (19.35%) BDD

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 8 (25.81%) SAS
2 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) ArcGIS
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Slack
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) SSH
1 3 (9.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Base SAS
1 8 (25.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 8 (25.81%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 8 (25.81%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.68%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (9.68%) GIS
3 3 (9.68%) MySQL
3 3 (9.68%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) JIRA
2 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (29.03%) TestComplete
3 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) SAS Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Automation Tester
3 4 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) QA Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) GIS Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) LAMP
2 3 (9.68%) REST
2 3 (9.68%) Velocity
3 1 (3.23%) Django
3 1 (3.23%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Unix
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) DevOps
2 9 (29.03%) Issue Tracking
2 9 (29.03%) Requirements Management
3 8 (25.81%) Analytics
3 8 (25.81%) Risk Management
3 8 (25.81%) Visual Analytics
4 6 (19.35%) BDD
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) High Availability
5 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.68%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) QA Automation
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) JavaScript
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
4 6 (19.35%) VBScript
5 5 (16.13%) Perl
6 3 (9.68%) C++
6 3 (9.68%) Go
6 3 (9.68%) Java
6 3 (9.68%) PHP
7 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
2 8 (25.81%) IFRS
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) HP ALM
2 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (19.35%) Puppet
3 5 (16.13%) Kubernetes
4 3 (9.68%) Ansible
5 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 8 (25.81%) Cloudera
3 3 (9.68%) ESRI
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft