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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 12 19
Rank change year-on-year -38 +7  
Contract jobs citing Python 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 3.01% 5.75% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.55% 15.15% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £463 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.04% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% +6.16%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 282 33 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 84.94% 37.93% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 14 22
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Python.

1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Big Data
4 6 (26.09%) Talend
4 6 (26.09%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
4 6 (26.09%) Data Transformation
4 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
4 6 (26.09%) Data Analysis
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 6 (26.09%) DB2
4 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
4 6 (26.09%) ETL
5 5 (21.74%) SDLC
5 5 (21.74%) Data Quality
6 4 (17.39%) Billing
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) FPGA Design
6 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Perl
6 4 (17.39%) C++
6 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (17.39%) VHDL
6 4 (17.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Big Data
2 6 (26.09%) DB2
2 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
2 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
2 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.35%) KDB
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (17.39%) Billing
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.70%) Front Office
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Talend Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) FPGA Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Implementation Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.70%) JMS
2 2 (8.70%) JSON
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (17.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (17.39%) VHDL
2 2 (8.70%) Equities
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Data Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) Data Transformation
2 6 (26.09%) ETL
3 5 (21.74%) SDLC
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (17.39%) FPGA Design
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) DevOps
6 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (8.70%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Physics
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) Korn
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Talend