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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 54 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 15 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.02% 4.21% 3.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.78% 13.65% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 34 19
Median daily rate £425 £450 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £543 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
314 337 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.26% 30.83% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 248 149
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £33.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £37.50 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
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 31 August 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 - 5 £425 - 1
Warrington -8 3 - -
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Puppet
2 18 (40.91%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (40.91%) DevOps
3 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (34.09%) Linux
5 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.82%) TDD
5 14 (31.82%) Ruby
5 14 (31.82%) Bash Shell
6 12 (27.27%) C++
7 11 (25.00%) Java
7 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
10 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
10 8 (18.18%) Windows
10 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
11 7 (15.91%) Banking
11 7 (15.91%) Web Services
11 7 (15.91%) Wiki
11 7 (15.91%) Django
12 6 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 6 (13.64%) Security Architecture
12 6 (13.64%) Open Source
12 6 (13.64%) yum
12 6 (13.64%) HTTPS
12 6 (13.64%) SSL
12 6 (13.64%) MSI
12 6 (13.64%) GitLab

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 4 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.36%) IaaS
2 5 (11.36%) PaaS
2 5 (11.36%) SaaS
3 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.55%) Engine Yard
4 2 (4.55%) GitHub
4 2 (4.55%) Heroku
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) HTTPS
1 6 (13.64%) SSL
2 2 (4.55%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) MariaDB
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.64%) GitLab
2 6 (13.64%) MSI
3 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.91%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Python Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Django Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Python/Django Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Digital Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Linux Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Linux Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Django
1 7 (15.91%) Web Services
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) JSON
3 4 (9.09%) XML
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
4 3 (6.82%) RESTful
4 3 (6.82%) SOAP
5 2 (4.55%) .NET
5 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.55%) JSON Schema
5 2 (4.55%) MCollective
5 2 (4.55%) Node.js
5 2 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.55%) REST
5 2 (4.55%) XSD
6 1 (2.27%) Flask
6 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Wiki
2 6 (13.64%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) CentOS
4 2 (4.55%) AIX
4 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) DevOps
3 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (31.82%) TDD
5 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 6 (13.64%) Open Source
6 6 (13.64%) Security Architecture
6 6 (13.64%) Security Operations
7 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.09%) BDD
8 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.09%) Data Management
8 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.82%) Project Management
9 3 (6.82%) Service Design
9 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Bash Shell
1 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
1 14 (31.82%) Ruby
2 12 (27.27%) C++
3 11 (25.00%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
5 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 5 (11.36%) SQL
7 2 (4.55%) C
8 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) AWS Certification
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) PhD
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (40.91%) Puppet
2 6 (13.64%) yum
3 2 (4.55%) Ansible
3 2 (4.55%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.55%) Cobbler
3 2 (4.55%) Nagios
4 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.27%) logstash
4 1 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) VMware
2 4 (9.09%) BMC
3 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Atlassian