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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 47 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 37 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.66% 0.26% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.27% 0.71% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 6
Average daily rate
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£381 £349 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.81 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -3.33%
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
509 421 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.59% 36.08% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 257 287
Average daily rate £325 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 23
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £17.18 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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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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
Salford - 3 £325 -
Stockport - 2 £325 - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (52.73%) Django
3 23 (41.82%) Git (software)
4 22 (40.00%) HTML
4 22 (40.00%) CSS
5 20 (36.36%) Linux
5 20 (36.36%) TDD
6 19 (34.55%) Ruby
7 18 (32.73%) JavaScript
8 15 (27.27%) Scrum
8 15 (27.27%) Web Development
9 13 (23.64%) UNIX
10 11 (20.00%) PHP
10 11 (20.00%) Mac OS X
11 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (16.36%) JSON
12 9 (16.36%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (16.36%) Java
12 9 (16.36%) Subversion
13 7 (12.73%) Web Design
13 7 (12.73%) PyQt
13 7 (12.73%) Kanban
13 7 (12.73%) Qt
13 7 (12.73%) Open Source
13 7 (12.73%) User Experience
14 6 (10.91%) MySQL
15 5 (9.09%) SQL
15 5 (9.09%) C#
15 5 (9.09%) C++
15 5 (9.09%) Perl

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (9.09%) Node.js
2 3 (5.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.64%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
1 1 (1.82%) PaaS
1 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) MySQL
2 5 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.82%) Big Data
6 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.36%) Subversion
3 5 (9.09%) Bower
3 5 (9.09%) CasperJS
4 4 (7.27%) Grunt
4 4 (7.27%) PhantomJS
4 4 (7.27%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.82%) Xcode
General
1 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (69.09%) Developer
2 25 (45.45%) Python Developer
3 11 (20.00%) Python/Django Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Senior Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Django Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.91%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) GIS Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Python Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (52.73%) Django
2 22 (40.00%) CSS
2 22 (40.00%) HTML
3 9 (16.36%) JSON
4 7 (12.73%) Qt
4 7 (12.73%) PyQt
5 5 (9.09%) Underscore.js
5 5 (9.09%) Haml
5 5 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (7.27%) Web Services
6 4 (7.27%) REST
6 4 (7.27%) Sass
7 3 (5.45%) Ajax
7 3 (5.45%) RESTful
8 2 (3.64%) XML
8 2 (3.64%) XHTML
8 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.64%) Spring
9 1 (1.82%) .NET
9 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Open Source
1 7 (12.73%) User Experience
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.64%) GIS
2 2 (3.64%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Linux
2 13 (23.64%) UNIX
3 11 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.64%) Windows
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) TDD
3 15 (27.27%) Web Development
3 15 (27.27%) Scrum
4 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.36%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (12.73%) Kanban
6 7 (12.73%) Web Design
7 4 (7.27%) OOP
7 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.45%) BDD
8 3 (5.45%) OO
8 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.64%) Pair Programming
9 2 (3.64%) Data Management
9 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.64%) Product Management
9 2 (3.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) Ruby
2 18 (32.73%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.00%) PHP
4 9 (16.36%) Java
5 5 (9.09%) SQL
5 5 (9.09%) Perl
5 5 (9.09%) C#
5 5 (9.09%) C++
6 4 (7.27%) Scala
7 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle
1 2 (3.64%) ESRI
2 1 (1.82%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.82%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) Informatica
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