The first table below looks at the demand for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank - - 33
Contract jobs citing Python 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
73 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 38.22% 33.01% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 41
Average daily rate £300 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £155 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.72 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.52% -23.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.08 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.80 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Python
North West

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - - - - 2
Python
North West

Python
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Twisted
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) KVM
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) Samba
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Xen
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Google Maps API
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (50.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Twisted
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) LAMP
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Google Maps API
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) SpamAssassin
1 1 (50.00%) KVM
1 1 (50.00%) Samba
1 1 (50.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Google