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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 64 28 46
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +18
Contract jobs citing Python 15 49 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.71% 4.95% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 13.00% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 16
Median daily rate £465 £525 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £295 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £800 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
360 377 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.96% 38.08% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 256 122
Median daily rate £400 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +65.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Warrington -27 7 £465 -28.46% 2
Knutsford -12 3 - -
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
3 16 (38.10%) DevOps
4 15 (35.71%) Ruby
5 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (30.95%) Java
6 13 (30.95%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (28.57%) Puppet
7 12 (28.57%) C++
8 11 (26.19%) Test Automation
9 10 (23.81%) .NET
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 9 (21.43%) Linux
11 8 (19.05%) Open Source
11 8 (19.05%) Bash Shell
11 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
11 8 (19.05%) Scrum
11 8 (19.05%) TDD
12 7 (16.67%) Banking
12 7 (16.67%) Ajax
12 7 (16.67%) Local Government
12 7 (16.67%) jQuery
12 7 (16.67%) GIS
12 7 (16.67%) Web Services
12 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
12 7 (16.67%) C#
12 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
12 7 (16.67%) QGIS
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014

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 7 (16.67%) GeoServer
2 4 (9.52%) OpenStack
3 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) Drupal
5 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.14%) IaaS
4 2 (4.76%) Engine Yard
4 2 (4.76%) GitHub
4 2 (4.76%) Heroku
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.76%) PaaS
4 2 (4.76%) SaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) AMQP
2 1 (2.38%) ASN.1
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) Skype
2 1 (2.38%) X.509
2 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) GIS
2 7 (16.67%) QGIS
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (14.29%) Spatial Data
4 2 (4.76%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 7 (16.67%) Banking
1 7 (16.67%) Local Government
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) GIS Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Applications Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Digital Developer
6 3 (7.14%) GIS Officer
6 3 (7.14%) Java Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Database Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) Ajax
2 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 7 (16.67%) jQuery
2 7 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (9.52%) JSON
3 4 (9.52%) XML
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) Node.js
4 3 (7.14%) RESTful
4 3 (7.14%) SOAP
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.76%) Django
5 2 (4.76%) JSON Schema
5 2 (4.76%) MCollective
5 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.76%) REST
5 2 (4.76%) XSD
6 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 6 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.38%) Social Media
5 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) CentOS
3 3 (7.14%) Unix
4 2 (4.76%) AIX
4 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.76%) Windows
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) DevOps
3 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (26.19%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.05%) Open Source
5 8 (19.05%) Scrum
5 8 (19.05%) TDD
6 6 (14.29%) Change Management
6 6 (14.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 6 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) BDD
8 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.14%) Project Management
9 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
2 15 (35.71%) Ruby
3 13 (30.95%) Java
4 12 (28.57%) C++
5 8 (19.05%) Bash Shell
6 7 (16.67%) C#
7 6 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (7.14%) C
8 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.38%) Perl
9 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) AWS Certification
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.76%) Cobbler
3 2 (4.76%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.38%) logstash
4 1 (2.38%) StatsD
4 1 (2.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) BMC
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Apigee
6 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.38%) BT
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Mashery