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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 46 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing Python 19 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.40% 0.93% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.69% 2.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 0
Average daily rate
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£510 £274 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
247 244 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.23% 32.40% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 117 200
Average daily rate £350 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £30.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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 - 16 £520 - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (68.75%) Java
1 22 (68.75%) Linux
2 21 (65.63%) JavaScript
3 19 (59.38%) Ruby
4 18 (56.25%) Open Source
5 17 (53.13%) NoSQL
5 17 (53.13%) TDD
5 17 (53.13%) PHP
5 17 (53.13%) C#
5 17 (53.13%) C++
5 17 (53.13%) SQL
6 16 (50.00%) BDD
7 15 (46.88%) JSON
7 15 (46.88%) Unit Testing
8 14 (43.75%) Scala
9 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (40.63%) HTML
9 13 (40.63%) CSS
10 12 (37.50%) Web Services
10 12 (37.50%) RESTful
11 11 (34.38%) Django
12 10 (31.25%) XML
13 9 (28.13%) XHTML
13 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (25.00%) Ajax
15 7 (21.88%) MySQL
16 4 (12.50%) Oracle
16 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
17 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
17 2 (6.25%) OpenStack

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) NoSQL
2 7 (21.88%) MySQL
3 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.13%) CouchDB
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (3.13%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Python Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Programmer
4 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Python Programmer
4 4 (12.50%) Python/Django Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Django Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) C++/Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) JSON
2 13 (40.63%) HTML
2 13 (40.63%) CSS
3 12 (37.50%) Web Services
3 12 (37.50%) RESTful
4 11 (34.38%) Django
5 10 (31.25%) XML
6 9 (28.13%) XHTML
7 8 (25.00%) Ajax
8 2 (6.25%) Flask
8 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.25%) Leaflet
8 2 (6.25%) Middleware
8 2 (6.25%) jQuery
8 2 (6.25%) .NET
9 1 (3.13%) Apache Camel
9 1 (3.13%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) GIS
2 2 (6.25%) Wiki
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) TDD
2 16 (50.00%) BDD
3 15 (46.88%) Unit Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) OOD
6 2 (6.25%) ETL
7 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Scrum
7 1 (3.13%) OO
7 1 (3.13%) Kanban
7 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.13%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Analytics
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Java
2 21 (65.63%) JavaScript
3 19 (59.38%) Ruby
4 17 (53.13%) PHP
4 17 (53.13%) C#
4 17 (53.13%) C++
4 17 (53.13%) SQL
5 14 (43.75%) Scala
6 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica