Period
to 17 January 2019

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 January 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 58 21
Rank change year-on-year +47 -37 +6
Contract jobs citing Python 43 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.08% 2.95% 7.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.72% 4.35% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 25
Northern Ireland median daily rate £330 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.40% -9.94% -
10th Percentile £308 £265 £357
90th Percentile £518 £466 £430
UK median daily rate £525 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% -4.38%

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 198 345 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 55.62% 67.91% 54.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 266 133
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £243
90th Percentile £500 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £42.50 £23.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.78% +61.40% -6.56%
10th Percentile £15.78 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £76.50 £40.63 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +44 41 £340 -5.62% 30
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Python.

1 20 (46.51%) SQL
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
1 20 (46.51%) JIRA
2 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
3 17 (39.53%) Unix
4 16 (37.21%) QA
4 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
5 15 (34.88%) Selenium
5 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
5 15 (34.88%) Requirements Management
5 15 (34.88%) HP
5 15 (34.88%) Issue Tracking
5 15 (34.88%) HP ALM
6 14 (32.56%) TestComplete
7 13 (30.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (30.23%) Bash Shell
7 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (27.91%) DevOps
9 11 (25.58%) Analytics
9 11 (25.58%) SAS
9 11 (25.58%) Linux
10 10 (23.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (23.26%) Banking
11 9 (20.93%) TDD
11 9 (20.93%) VBScript
11 9 (20.93%) Cloudera
12 8 (18.60%) BDD
12 8 (18.60%) Puppet
12 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
12 8 (18.60%) Base SAS

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 11 (25.58%) SAS
2 4 (9.30%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.33%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.33%) Slack
4 1 (2.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SSH
1 3 (6.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) Base SAS
1 8 (18.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 8 (18.60%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 8 (18.60%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.65%) Big Data
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.33%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (2.33%) GIS
5 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.33%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) JIRA
2 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
2 15 (34.88%) Selenium
3 14 (32.56%) TestComplete
4 13 (30.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) SAS Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Automation Tester
4 6 (13.95%) Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Developer
6 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) JavaScript Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Linux Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) MySQL DBA
9 1 (2.33%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Flask
1 3 (6.98%) LAMP
1 3 (6.98%) Velocity
1 3 (6.98%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.33%) Akka
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) Django
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) jQuery
3 1 (2.33%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) Derivative
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Equities
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Unix
2 11 (25.58%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
2 15 (34.88%) Issue Tracking
2 15 (34.88%) Requirements Management
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) DevOps
5 11 (25.58%) Analytics
6 9 (20.93%) TDD
7 8 (18.60%) BDD
7 8 (18.60%) Risk Management
7 8 (18.60%) Visual Analytics
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
9 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.30%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Balanced Scorecard
10 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (6.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
3 13 (30.23%) Bash Shell
4 9 (20.93%) VBScript
5 5 (11.63%) Ruby
6 4 (9.30%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) MATLAB
6 4 (9.30%) Perl
6 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
6 4 (9.30%) R
7 3 (6.98%) C++
7 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.65%) C#
9 1 (2.33%) Go
9 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (37.21%) QA
2 8 (18.60%) IFRS
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) HP ALM
2 8 (18.60%) Puppet
3 7 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (13.95%) Ansible
5 4 (9.30%) Kubernetes
6 3 (6.98%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) HP
2 9 (20.93%) Cloudera
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) RapidMiner
4 1 (2.33%) ESRI
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft