The first table below looks at the demand for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 45 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Python 22 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.75% 1.03% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.43% 3.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 0
Average daily rate
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£510 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.95%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
261 250 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.58% 32.09% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 124 203
Average daily rate £373 £309 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.55% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £31.56 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £40.57 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Python
North West

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Cheshire region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cheshire region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 17 £515 - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 24 (68.57%) Java
2 23 (65.71%) Linux
3 22 (62.86%) JavaScript
4 19 (54.29%) Ruby
5 18 (51.43%) PHP
5 18 (51.43%) C++
5 18 (51.43%) SQL
5 18 (51.43%) Open Source
6 17 (48.57%) NoSQL
6 17 (48.57%) C#
6 17 (48.57%) TDD
7 16 (45.71%) BDD
8 15 (42.86%) JSON
8 15 (42.86%) Unit Testing
9 14 (40.00%) Scala
9 14 (40.00%) Web Services
10 13 (37.14%) HTML
10 13 (37.14%) CSS
10 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (34.29%) RESTful
12 11 (31.43%) Django
13 10 (28.57%) XML
14 9 (25.71%) XHTML
14 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (22.86%) MySQL
15 8 (22.86%) Ajax
16 5 (14.29%) Oracle
17 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
18 3 (8.57%) Wiki
18 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.86%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) NoSQL
2 8 (22.86%) MySQL
3 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Big Data
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) Python Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Programmer
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Python Programmer
4 4 (11.43%) Python/Django Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Django Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) C++/Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Product Owner
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Team Leader
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) JSON
2 14 (40.00%) Web Services
3 13 (37.14%) HTML
3 13 (37.14%) CSS
4 12 (34.29%) RESTful
5 11 (31.43%) Django
6 10 (28.57%) XML
7 9 (25.71%) XHTML
8 8 (22.86%) Ajax
9 3 (8.57%) Middleware
9 3 (8.57%) .NET
10 2 (5.71%) jQuery
10 2 (5.71%) Apache Camel
10 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
10 2 (5.71%) Leaflet
10 2 (5.71%) Flask
11 1 (2.86%) WCF
11 1 (2.86%) MapReduce
11 1 (2.86%) LAMP
11 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Open Source
2 3 (8.57%) Wiki
2 3 (8.57%) GIS
3 2 (5.71%) Life Science
4 1 (2.86%) Chemistry
4 1 (2.86%) Biology
4 1 (2.86%) Social Media
4 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) TDD
2 16 (45.71%) BDD
3 15 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
7 2 (5.71%) OOD
7 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Analytics
8 1 (2.86%) DevOps
8 1 (2.86%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (2.86%) Kanban
8 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.86%) Software Architecture
8 1 (2.86%) Project Management
8 1 (2.86%) Scrum
8 1 (2.86%) OO
8 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) Java
2 22 (62.86%) JavaScript
3 19 (54.29%) Ruby
4 18 (51.43%) PHP
4 18 (51.43%) C++
4 18 (51.43%) SQL
5 17 (48.57%) C#
6 14 (40.00%) Scala
7 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.86%) R
8 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.86%) Perl
8 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Ganglia
2 1 (2.86%) YUM
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.71%) Informatica
3 2 (5.71%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.86%) IBM