The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 18 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Python 17 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.54% 2.53% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.41% 10.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +41.73%
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
118 85 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 38.44% 23.88% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 40 43
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.37% -40.00%
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 Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Python
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Liverpool +6 9 £463 -7.50% 1
Southport - 4 £400 -
Wirral - 2 - -
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Python.

1 8 (44.44%) Unix
1 8 (44.44%) CISSP
1 8 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (44.44%) SANS
2 7 (38.89%) OO
3 6 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (33.33%) Sybase
3 6 (33.33%) DB2
3 6 (33.33%) SOAP
3 6 (33.33%) XML Messaging
3 6 (33.33%) XML
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) JSON
3 6 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (22.22%) Perl
5 4 (22.22%) Apple
5 4 (22.22%) SSCP
5 4 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (22.22%) RESTful
5 4 (22.22%) Open Source
5 4 (22.22%) Splunk
5 4 (22.22%) SIEM

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) VoIP
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) DB2
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) Redis
3 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (11.11%) HBase
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
1 8 (44.44%) Python Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Handler
5 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Data Scientist
6 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) JSON
1 6 (33.33%) SOAP
1 6 (33.33%) XML
1 6 (33.33%) XML Messaging
2 4 (22.22%) ELK Stack
2 4 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (22.22%) RESTful
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 4 (22.22%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (22.22%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Unix
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (38.89%) OO
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Case Management
4 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 4 (22.22%) Open Source
4 4 (22.22%) SIEM
5 3 (16.67%) Computer Security
5 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Patch Management
5 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (11.11%) OOP
6 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Machine Learning
7 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CISSP
1 8 (44.44%) SANS
2 4 (22.22%) CEH
2 4 (22.22%) GCFA
2 4 (22.22%) GIAC
2 4 (22.22%) SSCP
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) HDFS
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Kibana
1 4 (22.22%) logstash
2 3 (16.67%) QRadar
3 2 (11.11%) RSA enVision
4 1 (5.56%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
1 6 (33.33%) Sybase
2 4 (22.22%) Apple
2 4 (22.22%) Splunk
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) LogRhythm
3 3 (16.67%) Perforce