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 3 months to 24 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -42 +7  
Contract jobs citing Python 11 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.11% 5.00% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.70% 14.71% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 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 £42.50 £38.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +4.10%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 297 34 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 83.90% 34.00% 57.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 13 24
Median daily rate £413 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +14.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -57.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -36 11 £463 +32.04% 1
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Python.

1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle
3 9 (34.62%) Java
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 8 (30.77%) Big Data
5 6 (23.08%) Talend
5 6 (23.08%) Talend Open Studio
5 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
5 6 (23.08%) Data Transformation
5 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (23.08%) DB2
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) RDBMS
5 6 (23.08%) ETL
5 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 6 (23.08%) Degree
6 5 (19.23%) Korn
6 5 (19.23%) Banking
6 5 (19.23%) C++
6 5 (19.23%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) Data Quality
7 4 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
7 4 (15.38%) FPGA Design
7 4 (15.38%) Perl
7 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP

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 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Big Data
2 6 (23.08%) DB2
2 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 6 (23.08%) RDBMS
2 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (11.54%) KDB
5 2 (7.69%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Billing
4 2 (7.69%) Electronics
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.69%) Front Office
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Talend Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) FPGA Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Implementation Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) KDB Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.69%) JMS
2 2 (7.69%) JSON
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Spring
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (15.38%) VHDL
3 2 (7.69%) Equities
3 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.85%) Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
2 6 (23.08%) Data Transformation
2 6 (23.08%) ETL
3 5 (19.23%) SDLC
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (15.38%) FPGA Design
4 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) C++
3 5 (19.23%) Korn
4 4 (15.38%) Perl
5 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (11.54%) C#
6 2 (7.69%) C
6 2 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Talend