Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 17 November 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 21 -
Rank change year-on-year -43 - +25
Contract jobs citing Python 18 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.86% 6.67% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.86% 13.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £393 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% - -
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +4.58% -1.92% +25.81%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 466 145 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 73.97% 48.33% 52.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 82 57
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £385 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +22.22% -1.56%
10th Percentile £313 £193 £163
90th Percentile £490 £498 £467
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £18.25 £13.63 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.94% -10.66% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.75 £35.75 £16.38
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +21.31%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Python in Northern Ireland

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Northern Ireland

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -46 18 £400 - 3
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Unix
3 10 (55.56%) Java
4 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) Finance
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) JIRA
6 7 (38.89%) Banking
7 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (33.33%) HTML
7 6 (33.33%) HTML5
7 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
8 5 (27.78%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) ISEB
8 5 (27.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (27.78%) C#
8 5 (27.78%) QA
8 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
9 4 (22.22%) Ruby
9 4 (22.22%) .NET
9 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
9 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
10 3 (16.67%) Docker
10 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (16.67%) Low Latency

Python
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data
3 2 (11.11%) DB2
3 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (11.11%) KDB
3 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) Zephyr
4 2 (11.11%) Grunt
4 2 (11.11%) Hudson
4 2 (11.11%) Jasmine
4 2 (11.11%) JUnit
4 2 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Talend Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.56%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) KDB Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) HTML
1 6 (33.33%) HTML5
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.56%) Ajax
4 1 (5.56%) Flask
4 1 (5.56%) Jinja
4 1 (5.56%) JMS
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (11.11%) Equities
3 2 (11.11%) STB
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Unix
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 3 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (11.11%) OOP
4 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) C#
5 4 (22.22%) Ruby
6 2 (11.11%) C++
7 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Talend