The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 47 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Python 20 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.51% 3.01% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.09% 10.97% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 11
Median daily rate £425 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Python
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
282 319 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.43% 27.41% 33.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 236 142
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £17.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester +6 7 £425 -22.72% 2
Warrington -4 6 £500 +11.11%
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) Linux
3 12 (34.29%) Bash Shell
3 12 (34.29%) Puppet
3 12 (34.29%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (31.43%) DevOps
4 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (31.43%) TDD
4 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
5 9 (25.71%) C++
5 9 (25.71%) Windows
5 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
6 7 (20.00%) Django
6 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (17.14%) MSI
7 6 (17.14%) HTTPS
7 6 (17.14%) SSL
7 6 (17.14%) Java
7 6 (17.14%) SQL
7 6 (17.14%) Security Architecture
7 6 (17.14%) yum
7 6 (17.14%) Wiki
7 6 (17.14%) GitLab
7 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
8 5 (14.29%) Open Source
8 5 (14.29%) HTML
8 5 (14.29%) Oracle
8 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (8.57%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) Apache Pig
2 2 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (11.43%) IaaS
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon S3
3 3 (8.57%) GitHub
3 3 (8.57%) PaaS
3 3 (8.57%) SaaS
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (5.71%) Engine Yard
4 2 (5.71%) Heroku
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) HTTPS
1 6 (17.14%) SSL
2 2 (5.71%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Apache Hive
1 2 (5.71%) Big Data
1 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.71%) DataStage
1 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.71%) HBase
1 2 (5.71%) MariaDB
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.71%) OLAP
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle OLAP
1 2 (5.71%) Pentaho
1 2 (5.71%) QlikView
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.14%) GitLab
2 6 (17.14%) MSI
3 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Python Developer
3 6 (17.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Django Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Python/Django Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Digital Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Database Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Linux Scripter
8 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Django
2 5 (14.29%) HTML
3 4 (11.43%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.57%) CSS
4 3 (8.57%) JSON
4 3 (8.57%) RESTful
4 3 (8.57%) SOAP
4 3 (8.57%) XML
5 2 (5.71%) JSON Schema
5 2 (5.71%) MCollective
5 2 (5.71%) Node.js
5 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.71%) REST
5 2 (5.71%) XSD
6 1 (2.86%) Kafka
6 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Wiki
2 3 (8.57%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.71%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (31.43%) DevOps
2 11 (31.43%) TDD
3 6 (17.14%) Security Architecture
3 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
4 5 (14.29%) Open Source
4 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.43%) BDD
5 4 (11.43%) Data Management
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.57%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) Bash Shell
2 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
3 9 (25.71%) C++
4 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (17.14%) Java
5 6 (17.14%) SQL
6 4 (11.43%) C
6 4 (11.43%) Ruby
7 3 (8.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) AWS Certification
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) PhD
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (34.29%) Puppet
2 6 (17.14%) yum
3 2 (5.71%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (5.71%) Cobbler
3 2 (5.71%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.86%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) VMware
3 2 (5.71%) Ab Initio
3 2 (5.71%) Actian
3 2 (5.71%) BMC
3 2 (5.71%) Informatica
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (5.71%) ParAccel
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Sybase
3 2 (5.71%) Teradata
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.86%) Tableau
4 1 (2.86%) Talend