Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 71 29
Rank change year-on-year +51 -42 -4
Contract jobs citing Python 30 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.71% 2.76% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.93% 3.40% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £455 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +29.91% -
10th Percentile £413 £350 £310
90th Percentile £538 £471 £391
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 £41.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% -1.94%

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 201 530 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 51.67% 81.29% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 443 42
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £305 £350 £182
90th Percentile £538 £488 £453
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.43% +40.00% -68.75%
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.79% +6.67% +4.17%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +54 30 £450 -1.10% 19
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (73.33%) Bash Shell
2 15 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 14 (46.67%) Oracle
4 13 (43.33%) Finance
5 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (36.67%) DB2
6 11 (36.67%) Korn
6 11 (36.67%) Apache Spark
6 11 (36.67%) Big Data
6 11 (36.67%) Talend
7 10 (33.33%) DevOps
8 9 (30.00%) Data Analysis
8 9 (30.00%) JMS
9 7 (23.33%) Java
9 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (23.33%) Data Transformation
10 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (20.00%) C++
10 6 (20.00%) Linux
10 6 (20.00%) Banking
10 6 (20.00%) Degree
10 6 (20.00%) Multithreading
11 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
11 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 5 (16.67%) OOP

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 (36.67%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.00%) SAS
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) npm
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 15 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (36.67%) Big Data
3 11 (36.67%) DB2
4 4 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
3 3 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Front Office
4 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Developer
2 11 (36.67%) Talend Developer
3 5 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Database Architect
4 4 (13.33%) DB2 Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C++/Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Front Office Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) JMS
2 4 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (10.00%) Flask
4 2 (6.67%) Akka
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) HTML5
5 1 (3.33%) jQuery
5 1 (3.33%) Kafka
5 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.33%) Node.js
5 1 (3.33%) React
5 1 (3.33%) Redux
5 1 (3.33%) Spring
5 1 (3.33%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.33%) WPF
5 1 (3.33%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.33%) Fintech
4 2 (6.67%) Equities
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 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (33.33%) DevOps
3 9 (30.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (23.33%) Data Transformation
5 6 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.67%) Low Latency
6 5 (16.67%) Market Making
6 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (16.67%) OOP
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.33%) Data Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Analytics
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (10.00%) Data Extraction
8 3 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
8 3 (10.00%) Time Series Analysis
8 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Bash Shell
2 11 (36.67%) Korn
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) C++
5 5 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (10.00%) R
6 3 (10.00%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) ES6
7 1 (3.33%) Java 8
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) Scala
7 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (13.33%) Puppet
3 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.00%) Salt
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Oracle
2 11 (36.67%) Talend
3 3 (10.00%) RapidMiner
4 1 (3.33%) Capita