#nitechrank – The Northern Ireland tech jobs index. (@nitechrank)

The History

The #nitechrank index came about because of two things, firstly it was prompted by a piece by Naomi McMullan in The Profit Margin podcast, secondly I had an unused twitter account so I might as well put it to some use.


Why Do This?

I’ve not seen a reliable score of the NI Tech jobs market, so I thought it would be nice to give something back and provide one. You never know it might even become a regular segment on the Profit Margin….

The Methodology

The index is calculated from a selection of programming language jobs that are listed on the nijobs.com website. The score is a combination of the search results for the following languages/skills:

  • Java
  • Hadoop
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • iOS
  • C++

Today is the first day, so this is just to establish the baseline.

All subsequent index calculations will be based off today’s baseline figure and then posted to twitter every day. I’ll automate it at some point but for now I’ll publish them while I’m having a cup of tea and waking up.

You can follow the @nitechrank twitter account and get the daily updates, nothing else will be posted there. If anyone has any ideas then I’m all ears too and you can email me at jasonbell@datasentiment.com



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