Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 58 19
Rank change year-on-year +46 -39 -
Contract jobs citing Python 36 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 10.75% 2.84% 7.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.57% 4.02% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 20
Belfast median daily rate £399 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.62% -9.94% -
10th Percentile £308 £265 £360
90th Percentile £523 £466 £421
County Antrim median daily rate £399 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +10.62% -9.94% -
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 184 373 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 54.93% 70.64% 55.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 299 106
Belfast median daily rate £413 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +9.09% +22.71%
10th Percentile £310 £312 £193
90th Percentile £508 £538 £556
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £420 £385
% change year-on-year -1.79% +9.09% +22.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Belfast median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.58% +40.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £22.50 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £37.75 £28.18
County Antrim median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +100.00% +57.89% -6.56%

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 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 (47.22%) SQL
2 16 (44.44%) JIRA
3 15 (41.67%) Finance
4 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 14 (38.89%) Unix
5 13 (36.11%) QA
5 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
5 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
5 13 (36.11%) Bash Shell
6 12 (33.33%) Selenium
6 12 (33.33%) HP
6 12 (33.33%) Requirements Management
6 12 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
6 12 (33.33%) HP ALM
7 11 (30.56%) DevOps
7 11 (30.56%) TestComplete
8 10 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (27.78%) Linux
9 8 (22.22%) Banking
9 8 (22.22%) SAS
9 8 (22.22%) Analytics
9 8 (22.22%) Docker
10 7 (19.44%) Puppet
10 7 (19.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (19.44%) VBScript
10 7 (19.44%) TDD
11 6 (16.67%) BDD
11 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

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 (22.22%) SAS
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
4 1 (2.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
1 2 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Base SAS
1 5 (13.89%) RDBMS
1 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
1 5 (13.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 5 (13.89%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 5 (13.89%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Big Data
3 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.78%) DB2
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) JIRA
2 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
3 12 (33.33%) Selenium
4 11 (30.56%) TestComplete
5 10 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
7 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
8 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
9 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Automation Tester
3 5 (13.89%) SAS Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Flask
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (5.56%) LAMP
2 2 (5.56%) Velocity
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) Akka
3 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.78%) JMS
3 1 (2.78%) jQuery
3 1 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.78%) Derivative
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Equities
4 1 (2.78%) Fintech
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Unix
2 10 (27.78%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
2 12 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 12 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 11 (30.56%) DevOps
4 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.22%) Analytics
6 7 (19.44%) TDD
7 6 (16.67%) BDD
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.89%) Visual Analytics
9 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.11%) Migration
10 3 (8.33%) Balanced Scorecard
10 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
10 3 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
10 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 13 (36.11%) Bash Shell
4 7 (19.44%) VBScript
5 5 (13.89%) Java
5 5 (13.89%) Ruby
6 4 (11.11%) MATLAB
6 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 4 (11.11%) R
7 3 (8.33%) C#
7 3 (8.33%) C++
7 3 (8.33%) Perl
7 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.56%) PHP
9 1 (2.78%) Go
9 1 (2.78%) Korn
9 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
2 5 (13.89%) IFRS
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) HP ALM
2 7 (19.44%) Puppet
3 6 (16.67%) Ansible
3 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (11.11%) Kubernetes
5 3 (8.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (16.67%) Cloudera
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) RapidMiner
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Talend