Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 70 20
Rank change year-on-year +48 -50 -
Contract jobs citing Python 30 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.75% 2.70% 7.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.85% 3.62% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 18
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £406 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £310 £295 £359
90th Percentile £538 £471 £419
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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 202 469 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 52.20% 74.44% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 386 74
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +20.63%
10th Percentile £310 £331 £193
90th Percentile £538 £495 £471
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.58% +58.70% -24.59%
10th Percentile £41.50 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £37.75 £22.73
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +1.35%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 +50 28 £430 +5.91% 36
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Python.

1 13 (43.33%) SQL
1 13 (43.33%) JIRA
2 12 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
4 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (33.33%) Unix
4 10 (33.33%) Finance
5 9 (30.00%) Requirements Management
5 9 (30.00%) HP
5 9 (30.00%) QA
5 9 (30.00%) Selenium
5 9 (30.00%) Issue Tracking
5 9 (30.00%) HP ALM
6 8 (26.67%) DevOps
6 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (26.67%) TestComplete
6 8 (26.67%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) Banking
6 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (23.33%) Linux
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
7 7 (23.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
8 6 (20.00%) Docker
8 6 (20.00%) Multithreading
8 6 (20.00%) Oracle
8 6 (20.00%) C++
9 5 (16.67%) VBScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.00%) SAS
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.33%) npm
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
1 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (13.33%) Big Data
4 3 (10.00%) DB2
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) JIRA
2 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
3 9 (30.00%) Selenium
4 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (26.67%) TestComplete
5 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 3 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.33%) JUnit
7 1 (3.33%) Maven
7 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Front Office
4 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Talend Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Tester
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) C++/Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Database Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Front Office Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (10.00%) Flask
3 2 (6.67%) Akka
3 2 (6.67%) JMS
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) Kafka
4 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
4 1 (3.33%) React
4 1 (3.33%) Redux
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.33%) WPF
4 1 (3.33%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Equities
4 2 (6.67%) Fintech
5 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.33%) Derivative
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Unix
2 7 (23.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (30.00%) Issue Tracking
2 9 (30.00%) Requirements Management
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) DevOps
4 6 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (16.67%) Low Latency
5 5 (16.67%) Market Making
5 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (16.67%) OOP
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Balanced Scorecard
7 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (10.00%) Data Extraction
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Scorecard
7 3 (10.00%) Statistical Inference
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (26.67%) Java
5 6 (20.00%) C++
6 5 (16.67%) VBScript
7 4 (13.33%) C#
7 4 (13.33%) MATLAB
7 4 (13.33%) R
7 4 (13.33%) Ruby
8 3 (10.00%) Korn
8 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.33%) ES6
9 1 (3.33%) Java 8
9 1 (3.33%) Scala
9 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) HP ALM
2 5 (16.67%) Ansible
3 4 (13.33%) Puppet
4 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (10.00%) Salt
5 2 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) HP
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) RapidMiner
3 3 (10.00%) Talend
4 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.33%) Google