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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 66 53 77
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +24
Contract jobs citing Python 40 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.16% 2.60% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.56% 7.25% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
610 469 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.96% 35.83% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 303 255
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (44.26%) Linux
1 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
3 20 (32.79%) Django
4 19 (31.15%) TDD
5 16 (26.23%) Java
5 16 (26.23%) UNIX
6 15 (24.59%) C++
6 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
7 14 (22.95%) CSS
7 14 (22.95%) MySQL
8 12 (19.67%) Ruby
9 11 (18.03%) SQL
9 11 (18.03%) Bourne shell
10 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (16.39%) Scrum
11 9 (14.75%) Shell Script
12 8 (13.11%) HTTP
12 8 (13.11%) Perl
12 8 (13.11%) C#
12 8 (13.11%) Windows
12 8 (13.11%) QA
12 8 (13.11%) Qt
12 8 (13.11%) Scala
13 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
13 7 (11.48%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.48%) Replication
13 7 (11.48%) HTML
13 7 (11.48%) PHP

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (3.28%) CMS
1 2 (3.28%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.28%) Maya
2 2 (3.28%) 3ds Max
2 2 (3.28%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.28%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (3.28%) MODO
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.92%) Google App Engine
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
1 3 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.28%) PaaS
2 2 (3.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) HTTP
2 3 (4.92%) SNMP
2 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.92%) VPN
2 3 (4.92%) DNS
2 3 (4.92%) VoIP
2 3 (4.92%) SMTP
2 3 (4.92%) DHCP
2 3 (4.92%) FTP
2 3 (4.92%) OSPF
2 3 (4.92%) BGP
2 3 (4.92%) TACACS
2 3 (4.92%) Telnet
2 3 (4.92%) Firewall
2 3 (4.92%) Wireless
2 3 (4.92%) SSH
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (4.92%) Network Security
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.92%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) MySQL
2 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.28%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.28%) Subversion
3 2 (3.28%) Selenium
3 2 (3.28%) Firebug
4 1 (1.64%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) Ant
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.64%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (65.57%) Developer
2 20 (32.79%) Python Developer
3 14 (22.95%) Django Developer
3 14 (22.95%) Python/Django Developer
4 11 (18.03%) DBA
5 10 (16.39%) MySQL DBA
6 6 (9.84%) Administrator
7 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.56%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Network Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Scala Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Technical Project Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Ruby Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) Django
2 14 (22.95%) CSS
3 8 (13.11%) Qt
4 7 (11.48%) AngularJS
4 7 (11.48%) HTML
5 6 (9.84%) REST
6 5 (8.20%) jQuery
6 5 (8.20%) .NET
6 5 (8.20%) Ajax
6 5 (8.20%) JSON
7 4 (6.56%) Spring
8 3 (4.92%) PhoneGap
8 3 (4.92%) Play Framework
8 3 (4.92%) J2EE
8 3 (4.92%) Web Services
8 3 (4.92%) XML
9 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.28%) WCF
9 2 (3.28%) MSMQ
9 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Replication
3 3 (4.92%) Statistics
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.64%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.64%) New Media
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) mHealth
4 1 (1.64%) Informatics
4 1 (1.64%) IPTV
4 1 (1.64%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Linux
2 16 (26.23%) UNIX
3 8 (13.11%) Windows
4 3 (4.92%) Android
5 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) TDD
3 10 (16.39%) Scrum
3 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
4 6 (9.84%) OO
5 5 (8.20%) OOP
5 5 (8.20%) BDD
5 5 (8.20%) Analytics
6 4 (6.56%) DevOps
6 4 (6.56%) Web Development
7 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.92%) MVC
7 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.92%) SDLC
7 3 (4.92%) Android Development
7 3 (4.92%) iOS Development
7 3 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
2 16 (26.23%) Java
3 15 (24.59%) C++
4 12 (19.67%) Ruby
5 11 (18.03%) Bourne shell
5 11 (18.03%) SQL
6 9 (14.75%) Shell Script
7 8 (13.11%) Scala
7 8 (13.11%) Perl
7 8 (13.11%) C#
8 7 (11.48%) PHP
8 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
9 4 (6.56%) C
10 3 (4.92%) Embedded C
10 3 (4.92%) PHP5
10 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.64%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.64%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Puppet
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.92%) Google
1 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
1 3 (4.92%) Aruba
2 1 (1.64%) Zend
2 1 (1.64%) Sun
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