The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 89 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs citing Python 64 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 0.73% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.56% 2.13% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 3
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£438 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £318 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £403 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
Python
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1151 986 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.11% 34.11% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 561 400
Average daily rate £351 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.06 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +33.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £15.25 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Python
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Python
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 March 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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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
Manchester +16 37 £413 +17.85% 5
Cheshire +9 21 £600 +77.77% 7
Lancashire -1 5 £600 +54.83% 1
Merseyside - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 70 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (49.54%) JavaScript
3 51 (46.79%) Linux
4 40 (36.70%) Django
5 39 (35.78%) Ruby
6 38 (34.86%) Git (software)
7 33 (30.28%) UNIX
8 32 (29.36%) HTML
9 31 (28.44%) Java
9 31 (28.44%) TDD
10 30 (27.52%) CSS
11 27 (24.77%) MongoDB
12 26 (23.85%) Node.js
12 26 (23.85%) C++
13 24 (22.02%) .NET
14 23 (21.10%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (20.18%) Hadoop
15 22 (20.18%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (20.18%) Scrum
16 21 (19.27%) Oracle
17 18 (16.51%) JSON
18 17 (15.60%) Big Data
18 17 (15.60%) IaaS
18 17 (15.60%) Open Source
18 17 (15.60%) PHP
18 17 (15.60%) SQL
19 16 (14.68%) OO
19 16 (14.68%) AngularJS
19 16 (14.68%) Qt
20 15 (13.76%) Visualisation

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 26 (23.85%) Node.js
2 6 (5.50%) Apache
3 4 (3.67%) nginx
4 3 (2.75%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.92%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.60%) IaaS
2 10 (9.17%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.67%) SaaS
3 4 (3.67%) PaaS
3 4 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.84%) HTTP
2 8 (7.34%) Internet
3 2 (1.83%) DNS
3 2 (1.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.92%) IPv4
4 1 (0.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) SSH
4 1 (0.92%) VLAN
4 1 (0.92%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.92%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.92%) SNMP
4 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.92%) VPN
4 1 (0.92%) LDAP
4 1 (0.92%) SMTP
4 1 (0.92%) DHCP
4 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.77%) MongoDB
2 22 (20.18%) Hadoop
3 17 (15.60%) Big Data
4 15 (13.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (11.93%) MySQL
6 12 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (11.01%) NoSQL
7 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
8 7 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.67%) Redis
11 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.83%) DB2
11 2 (1.83%) MS Access
12 1 (0.92%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 38 (34.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (5.50%) Bower
2 6 (5.50%) CasperJS
3 5 (4.59%) Jasmine
3 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.59%) Grunt
3 5 (4.59%) PhantomJS
4 4 (3.67%) Subversion
4 4 (3.67%) JIRA
5 3 (2.75%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.83%) Selenium
6 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.92%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (2.75%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.92%) Games
3 1 (0.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (56.88%) Developer
2 34 (31.19%) Python Developer
3 22 (20.18%) Architect
3 22 (20.18%) Django Developer
3 22 (20.18%) Python/Django Developer
4 17 (15.60%) Technical Architect
5 11 (10.09%) Digital Architect
6 9 (8.26%) Senior Architect
6 9 (8.26%) Senior Technical Architect
7 7 (6.42%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Senior Digital Architect
7 7 (6.42%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Python Web Developer
8 6 (5.50%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Software Architect
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (36.70%) Django
2 32 (29.36%) HTML
3 30 (27.52%) CSS
4 24 (22.02%) .NET
5 18 (16.51%) JSON
6 16 (14.68%) Qt
6 16 (14.68%) AngularJS
7 15 (13.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (12.84%) Web Services
9 11 (10.09%) Celery
10 6 (5.50%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (5.50%) Haml
10 6 (5.50%) Underscore.js
11 5 (4.59%) Sass
11 5 (4.59%) PyQt
11 5 (4.59%) REST
11 5 (4.59%) RESTful
12 4 (3.67%) LAMP
12 4 (3.67%) Ajax
12 4 (3.67%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Open Source
2 15 (13.76%) Visualisation
3 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (10.09%) User Experience
5 5 (4.59%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.75%) GIS
6 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.75%) Blog
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Telematics
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.92%) Replication
8 1 (0.92%) Animation
8 1 (0.92%) Arduino
8 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 51 (46.79%) Linux
2 33 (30.28%) UNIX
3 9 (8.26%) Windows
4 7 (6.42%) Mac OS X
5 5 (4.59%) CentOS
6 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.83%) Android
8 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.92%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.92%) Debian
8 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.44%) TDD
3 23 (21.10%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (20.18%) Scrum
5 16 (14.68%) OO
6 15 (13.76%) Configuration Management
7 14 (12.84%) Kanban
8 13 (11.93%) Machine Learning
8 13 (11.93%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (11.93%) DevOps
9 12 (11.01%) Software Engineering
10 11 (10.09%) Web Design
11 10 (9.17%) Web Development
12 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
13 7 (6.42%) BDD
13 7 (6.42%) Web Accessibility
14 6 (5.50%) OOP
15 5 (4.59%) OOD
15 5 (4.59%) AOP
15 5 (4.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (49.54%) JavaScript
2 39 (35.78%) Ruby
3 31 (28.44%) Java
4 26 (23.85%) C++
5 17 (15.60%) PHP
5 17 (15.60%) SQL
6 15 (13.76%) Perl
7 14 (12.84%) R
8 7 (6.42%) Bash Shell
8 7 (6.42%) C
9 6 (5.50%) C#
10 5 (4.59%) Scala
11 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.83%) VB
12 2 (1.83%) VBA
13 1 (0.92%) PHP5
13 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.83%) Degree
3 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.83%) Terminal Services
1 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.92%) iptables
2 1 (0.92%) Samba
2 1 (0.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (20.18%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (11.93%) StatsD
2 13 (11.93%) Puppet
3 6 (5.50%) Nagios
4 4 (3.67%) Cacti
5 3 (2.75%) Ansible
5 3 (2.75%) Salt
6 1 (0.92%) Opsview
6 1 (0.92%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.92%) yum
6 1 (0.92%) WSUS
6 1 (0.92%) SCOM
6 1 (0.92%) MOM
Vendors
1 21 (19.27%) Oracle
2 13 (11.93%) Citrix
2 13 (11.93%) Teradata
2 13 (11.93%) Tableau
3 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.42%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.67%) Percona
6 3 (2.75%) ESRI
6 3 (2.75%) HP
7 2 (1.83%) VMware
8 1 (0.92%) Atmel
8 1 (0.92%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.92%) EMC
8 1 (0.92%) IBM
8 1 (0.92%) Apple
8 1 (0.92%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.92%) Mapinfo
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