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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 64 77 113
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +36
Contract jobs citing Python 99 79 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.54% 2.09% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.50% 6.54% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 48 11
Median daily rate £425 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £319 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £715 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +31.66%
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
1320 1208 921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.85% 31.90% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 783 537
Median daily rate £383 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £46.09 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Manchester +17 47 £413 -2.94% 29
Cheshire -20 30 £445 -30.19% 3
Lancashire +8 13 £450 -5.26% 2
Merseyside +2 5 £385 - 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Python.

1 122 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (50.25%) JavaScript
3 89 (44.72%) Linux
4 75 (37.69%) Java
5 71 (35.68%) Ruby
6 59 (29.65%) Puppet
7 58 (29.15%) Opscode Chef
8 57 (28.64%) Unix
9 55 (27.64%) Open Source
10 51 (25.63%) Bash Shell
11 48 (24.12%) DevOps
12 44 (22.11%) Web Services
13 42 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
14 41 (20.60%) C++
15 38 (19.10%) Oracle
16 36 (18.09%) TDD
17 35 (17.59%) .NET
18 34 (17.09%) HTML
18 34 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
19 33 (16.58%) Git (software)
19 33 (16.58%) SQL
20 31 (15.58%) Finance
21 30 (15.08%) Scrum
22 29 (14.57%) AngularJS
23 27 (13.57%) CSS
23 27 (13.57%) Windows
24 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
25 25 (12.56%) Web Development
25 25 (12.56%) IaaS
25 25 (12.56%) Jenkins

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 23 (11.56%) GeoServer
2 19 (9.55%) OpenStack
3 17 (8.54%) Apache
3 17 (8.54%) Node.js
4 12 (6.03%) SAS
5 7 (3.52%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.02%) Apache Spark
6 6 (3.02%) CloudStack
7 5 (2.51%) nginx
7 5 (2.51%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.01%) Confluence
8 4 (2.01%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.01%) CMS
10 2 (1.01%) IIS
10 2 (1.01%) JBoss
11 1 (0.50%) Drupal
11 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.51%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 42 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (12.56%) IaaS
3 10 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.02%) PaaS
6 5 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.51%) GitHub
6 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (2.01%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.01%) SaaS
8 3 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.51%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.51%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.51%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.51%) Route 53
9 2 (1.01%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.06%) HTTP
2 10 (5.03%) Internet
3 8 (4.02%) Bluetooth
3 8 (4.02%) DNS
4 6 (3.02%) DHCP
4 6 (3.02%) SMTP
5 5 (2.51%) MRTG
6 4 (2.01%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (2.01%) IMAP
6 4 (2.01%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.51%) OpenVPN
8 2 (1.01%) AMQP
8 2 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.01%) FTP
8 2 (1.01%) Network Security
8 2 (1.01%) SNMP
8 2 (1.01%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (1.01%) SSH
8 2 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.56%) GIS
3 21 (10.55%) NoSQL
4 18 (9.05%) MySQL
5 12 (6.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (4.52%) QGIS
8 8 (4.02%) Hadoop
9 7 (3.52%) MongoDB
9 7 (3.52%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (2.51%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.51%) Big Data
10 5 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.01%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (1.51%) DataStax
12 3 (1.51%) Redis
12 3 (1.51%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 2 (1.01%) MariaDB
13 2 (1.01%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (16.58%) Git (software)
2 25 (12.56%) Jenkins
3 21 (10.55%) JIRA
4 18 (9.05%) Subversion
5 16 (8.04%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.52%) GitLab
7 7 (3.52%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.52%) Selenium
8 6 (3.02%) Maven
9 5 (2.51%) Vagrant
10 4 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.01%) Gradle
10 4 (2.01%) JBehave
10 4 (2.01%) NetBeans
11 3 (1.51%) Ant
11 3 (1.51%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.01%) Hudson
12 2 (1.01%) MSI
12 2 (1.01%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 9 (4.52%) Banking
3 8 (4.02%) Marketing
4 7 (3.52%) Law
4 7 (3.52%) Local Government
5 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (41.21%) Developer
2 34 (17.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (13.57%) Analyst
4 23 (11.56%) Architect
5 21 (10.55%) Business Analyst
6 20 (10.05%) GIS Developer
7 16 (8.04%) Technical Architect
8 15 (7.54%) .NET Developer
8 15 (7.54%) C# Developer
9 14 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (6.53%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (6.53%) Python Developer
11 12 (6.03%) Technical Analyst
12 11 (5.53%) Java Developer
12 11 (5.53%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (5.03%) Applications Developer
13 10 (5.03%) Software Engineer
13 10 (5.03%) Technical Business Analyst
14 9 (4.52%) Digital Technical Architect
14 9 (4.52%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.11%) Web Services
2 35 (17.59%) .NET
3 34 (17.09%) HTML
4 29 (14.57%) AngularJS
5 27 (13.57%) CSS
6 22 (11.06%) HTML5
6 22 (11.06%) REST
7 18 (9.05%) jQuery
8 16 (8.04%) PostGIS
8 16 (8.04%) Silverlight
9 15 (7.54%) OpenLayers
10 13 (6.53%) Leaflet
11 10 (5.03%) Django
12 8 (4.02%) CodeIgniter
12 8 (4.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (4.02%) XML
13 7 (3.52%) Ajax
13 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET
13 7 (3.52%) JSON
13 7 (3.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.55%) Visualisation
2 9 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.52%) User Experience
4 5 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.51%) Social Media
5 4 (2.01%) Replication
6 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.51%) Wiki
7 2 (1.01%) Clustering
7 2 (1.01%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.01%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.01%) New Media
7 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.01%) Statistics
8 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.50%) NHS
8 1 (0.50%) PKI
8 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 89 (44.72%) Linux
2 57 (28.64%) Unix
3 27 (13.57%) Windows
4 15 (7.54%) Mac OS X
5 12 (6.03%) CentOS
6 7 (3.52%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.02%) Debian
8 4 (2.01%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.01%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.64%) Open Source
3 48 (24.12%) DevOps
4 36 (18.09%) TDD
5 34 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (15.08%) Scrum
7 25 (12.56%) Web Development
8 21 (10.55%) Project Management
8 21 (10.55%) Software Engineering
8 21 (10.55%) Waterfall
9 19 (9.55%) Configuration Management
10 18 (9.05%) Service Design
11 17 (8.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (8.04%) Agile Project Management
12 16 (8.04%) SDLC
13 14 (7.04%) OO
13 14 (7.04%) Responsive Web Design
13 14 (7.04%) Web Design
14 13 (6.53%) BDD
14 13 (6.53%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 100 (50.25%) JavaScript
2 75 (37.69%) Java
3 71 (35.68%) Ruby
4 51 (25.63%) Bash Shell
5 41 (20.60%) C++
6 33 (16.58%) SQL
7 24 (12.06%) C#
7 24 (12.06%) PHP
8 23 (11.56%) Scala
9 20 (10.05%) Shell Script
10 19 (9.55%) C
11 17 (8.54%) Perl
12 16 (8.04%) XAML
13 15 (7.54%) PowerShell
14 6 (3.02%) Go
14 6 (3.02%) R
15 5 (2.51%) Korn
16 1 (0.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 15 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.02%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.52%) Degree
5 3 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.51%) ISEB
6 2 (1.01%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.01%) CISM
6 2 (1.01%) CISMP
6 2 (1.01%) CISSP
6 2 (1.01%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.52%) QA
2 7 (3.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.03%) Docker
3 8 (4.02%) vSphere
4 6 (3.02%) Squid
4 6 (3.02%) Xen
4 6 (3.02%) XenServer
5 5 (2.51%) KVM
6 4 (2.01%) Dovecot
6 4 (2.01%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.01%) iptables
6 4 (2.01%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 59 (29.65%) Puppet
2 58 (29.15%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.54%) Cobbler
4 11 (5.53%) Ansible
5 10 (5.03%) Nagios
6 9 (4.52%) Tivoli
7 7 (3.52%) StatsD
8 5 (2.51%) Cacti
8 5 (2.51%) OpenNebula
9 4 (2.01%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.51%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (1.51%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.51%) Nessus
10 3 (1.51%) Oozie
10 3 (1.51%) Rundeck
10 3 (1.51%) SCCM
11 2 (1.01%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.01%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (19.10%) Oracle
2 16 (8.04%) SaltStack
2 16 (8.04%) Telerik
2 16 (8.04%) VMware
3 14 (7.04%) ESRI
4 8 (4.02%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.02%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.52%) Apigee
5 7 (3.52%) Citrix
5 7 (3.52%) Mashery
6 6 (3.02%) EnterpriseDB
7 5 (2.51%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.51%) Hortonworks
7 5 (2.51%) Tableau
8 4 (2.01%) BMC
8 4 (2.01%) Endeca
9 3 (1.51%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.51%) Qualys
9 3 (1.51%) Splunk
9 3 (1.51%) Teradata
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