The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 51 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs citing Python 35 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.55% 0.36% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.90% 0.91% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 5
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£425 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +9.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
507 438 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.95% 39.07% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 281 271
Average daily rate £338 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.33 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Python
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 46 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.14%) Django
3 33 (47.14%) Git (software)
4 27 (38.57%) TDD
5 24 (34.29%) Ruby
5 24 (34.29%) HTML
5 24 (34.29%) CSS
6 22 (31.43%) Scrum
7 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
7 19 (27.14%) Linux
8 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (22.86%) Qt
10 14 (20.00%) Kanban
11 13 (18.57%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (18.57%) UNIX
11 13 (18.57%) PHP
11 13 (18.57%) C++
12 12 (17.14%) Open Source
13 11 (15.71%) PyQt
13 11 (15.71%) Web Development
14 10 (14.29%) Web Design
14 10 (14.29%) JSON
15 9 (12.86%) Mac OS X
15 9 (12.86%) SQL
16 8 (11.43%) Java
16 8 (11.43%) Web Services
16 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
16 8 (11.43%) OO
16 8 (11.43%) HTTP
16 8 (11.43%) NoSQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (8.57%) Node.js
2 2 (2.86%) nginx
2 2 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
2 2 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.57%) MySQL
3 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 5 (7.14%) Big Data
4 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.71%) Redis
5 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 33 (47.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.57%) Bower
2 6 (8.57%) CasperJS
3 5 (7.14%) Grunt
3 5 (7.14%) Jasmine
3 5 (7.14%) PhantomJS
4 4 (5.71%) Subversion
5 1 (1.43%) Xcode
5 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
Job Titles
1 51 (72.86%) Developer
2 31 (44.29%) Python Developer
3 17 (24.29%) Python/Django Developer
4 15 (21.43%) Django Developer
5 11 (15.71%) Architect
5 11 (15.71%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.43%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Technical Architect
7 6 (8.57%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Software Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Python Web Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Python Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.86%) Digital Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Digital Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Junior Python Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Technical Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (57.14%) Django
2 24 (34.29%) HTML
2 24 (34.29%) CSS
3 16 (22.86%) Qt
4 11 (15.71%) PyQt
5 10 (14.29%) JSON
6 8 (11.43%) Web Services
7 7 (10.00%) .NET
8 6 (8.57%) Haml
8 6 (8.57%) Underscore.js
8 6 (8.57%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (7.14%) Celery
9 5 (7.14%) Sass
10 4 (5.71%) REST
11 2 (2.86%) LAMP
12 1 (1.43%) MSMQ
12 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
12 1 (1.43%) Ajax
12 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (1.43%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Open Source
2 8 (11.43%) User Experience
3 3 (4.29%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.29%) Blog
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) GIS
5 1 (1.43%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.43%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) UNIX
3 9 (12.86%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.86%) CentOS
5 1 (1.43%) Windows
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.57%) TDD
3 22 (31.43%) Scrum
4 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (20.00%) Kanban
6 13 (18.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (15.71%) Web Development
8 10 (14.29%) Web Design
9 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
9 8 (11.43%) OO
10 7 (10.00%) DevOps
11 6 (8.57%) OOP
12 3 (4.29%) Pair Programming
12 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
12 3 (4.29%) Test Automation
12 3 (4.29%) Line Management
12 3 (4.29%) Mentoring
13 2 (2.86%) Refactoring
13 2 (2.86%) Load Balancing
13 2 (2.86%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.29%) Ruby
2 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
3 13 (18.57%) PHP
3 13 (18.57%) C++
4 9 (12.86%) SQL
5 8 (11.43%) Java
6 4 (5.71%) Perl
7 2 (2.86%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) C
8 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.43%) Scala
8 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Puppet
2 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.86%) Cacti
3 2 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (1.43%) Salt
4 1 (1.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (2.86%) Percona
1 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.43%) ESRI
2 1 (1.43%) Xamarin
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