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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / North West
Rank 45 62 90
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +28
Contract jobs citing Python 100 102 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.78% 2.67% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.37% 7.03% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 36
Median daily rate £430 £405 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%

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
1067 1451 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 40.34% 37.99% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 925 732
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 74 25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.76 £15.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 67 £430 +18.62% 46
Cheshire +37 21 £500 +8.10% 5
Merseyside -2 3 £325 -23.52%
Lancashire -5 2 - - 4
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 115 (48.32%) Java
2 101 (42.44%) Linux
3 94 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (29.83%) Puppet
4 71 (29.83%) DevOps
5 67 (28.15%) Unix
6 63 (26.47%) Ruby
6 63 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (23.95%) Amazon AWS
8 54 (22.69%) Open Source
9 50 (21.01%) Perl
10 48 (20.17%) JavaScript
11 47 (19.75%) Jenkins
12 45 (18.91%) TDD
13 44 (18.49%) Ansible
14 43 (18.07%) Windows
15 42 (17.65%) Bash Shell
16 40 (16.81%) Scrum
17 37 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (14.29%) SQL
19 32 (13.45%) Oracle
19 32 (13.45%) Configuration Management
19 32 (13.45%) Git (software)
19 32 (13.45%) BDD
20 31 (13.03%) Docker
21 30 (12.61%) Shell Script
21 30 (12.61%) OO
21 30 (12.61%) Finance
22 28 (11.76%) Web Services
23 25 (10.50%) SQL Server

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 20 (8.40%) OpenStack
2 18 (7.56%) Apache
3 16 (6.72%) Apache Spark
4 15 (6.30%) GeoServer
5 10 (4.20%) nginx
6 9 (3.78%) CloudStack
6 9 (3.78%) SAS
6 9 (3.78%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.94%) JBoss
8 6 (2.52%) IIS
9 5 (2.10%) Confluence
9 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.68%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.26%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.26%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.42%) Jetty
13 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.42%) MS Office
1 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.78%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (3.78%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (3.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.42%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 57 (23.95%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (4.62%) Amazon S3
3 11 (4.62%) IaaS
3 11 (4.62%) PaaS
4 10 (4.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.36%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (3.36%) Amazon EMR
5 8 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (3.36%) SaaS
6 7 (2.94%) GitHub
7 6 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (2.10%) Heroku
9 4 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.68%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (1.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.40%) TCP/IP
2 17 (7.14%) SSL
3 15 (6.30%) VPN
4 12 (5.04%) Firewall
5 11 (4.62%) HTTPS
5 11 (4.62%) LAN
5 11 (4.62%) VoIP
5 11 (4.62%) WAN
6 9 (3.78%) Kerberos
7 7 (2.94%) HTTP
7 7 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (2.94%) Wireless
8 5 (2.10%) DNS
9 4 (1.68%) Internet
9 4 (1.68%) LDAP
10 3 (1.26%) DHCP
10 3 (1.26%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.84%) IMAP
11 2 (0.84%) MRTG
11 2 (0.84%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.50%) Hadoop
1 25 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.08%) Big Data
3 19 (7.98%) MySQL
4 16 (6.72%) Redis
5 15 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.52%) DB2
8 6 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.10%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (2.10%) GIS
9 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.68%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.26%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 47 (19.75%) Jenkins
2 32 (13.45%) Git (software)
3 23 (9.66%) JIRA
4 16 (6.72%) Cucumber
4 16 (6.72%) Subversion
5 14 (5.88%) Selenium
6 13 (5.46%) WebDriver
7 11 (4.62%) Gradle
7 11 (4.62%) JBehave
7 11 (4.62%) Maven
8 10 (4.20%) GoCD
9 8 (3.36%) Travis CI
10 6 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.68%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.68%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.26%) GitLab
12 3 (1.26%) Hudson
12 3 (1.26%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.26%) MSI
12 3 (1.26%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (12.61%) Finance
2 14 (5.88%) Marketing
3 11 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.20%) Retail
5 9 (3.78%) Banking
5 9 (3.78%) Electronics
5 9 (3.78%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.68%) Back Office
7 3 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Games
8 2 (0.84%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 76 (31.93%) Developer
2 45 (18.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (10.50%) Python Developer
4 19 (7.98%) Java Developer
5 18 (7.56%) Analyst
6 17 (7.14%) Tester
7 16 (6.72%) Automation Tester
8 13 (5.46%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.62%) Architect
9 11 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (4.62%) Security Analyst
10 9 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.36%) Administrator
11 8 (3.36%) Data Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 8 (3.36%) Selenium Tester
11 8 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.36%) Test Engineer
12 7 (2.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 7 (2.94%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.76%) Web Services
2 22 (9.24%) HTML
3 20 (8.40%) AngularJS
3 20 (8.40%) JSON
4 18 (7.56%) Elastic Stack
4 18 (7.56%) RESTful
5 16 (6.72%) .NET
5 16 (6.72%) PostGIS
6 15 (6.30%) Leaflet
6 15 (6.30%) OpenLayers
7 13 (5.46%) CSS
7 13 (5.46%) Django
8 12 (5.04%) Node.js
8 12 (5.04%) REST
8 12 (5.04%) XML
9 11 (4.62%) SOAP
10 10 (4.20%) Ajax
10 10 (4.20%) jQuery
11 8 (3.36%) Gherkin
12 7 (2.94%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.62%) Cyber Attack
3 10 (4.20%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.36%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.52%) User Experience
8 5 (2.10%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.10%) Derivative
8 5 (2.10%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (2.10%) Wiki
9 4 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.26%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.26%) FMCG
11 2 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (42.44%) Linux
2 67 (28.15%) Unix
3 43 (18.07%) Windows
4 22 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (8.82%) CentOS
6 9 (3.78%) Fedora
7 8 (3.36%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.52%) Debian
9 3 (1.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.84%) Android
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (29.83%) DevOps
3 54 (22.69%) Open Source
4 45 (18.91%) TDD
5 40 (16.81%) Scrum
6 37 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (13.45%) BDD
7 32 (13.45%) Configuration Management
8 30 (12.61%) OO
9 20 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (7.56%) ITIL
11 16 (6.72%) Automated Testing
11 16 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (5.88%) Analytics
12 14 (5.88%) Migration
13 13 (5.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (5.46%) Data Migration
13 13 (5.46%) High Availability
13 13 (5.46%) SIEM
14 12 (5.04%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (48.32%) Java
2 63 (26.47%) Ruby
3 50 (21.01%) Perl
4 48 (20.17%) JavaScript
5 42 (17.65%) Bash Shell
6 34 (14.29%) SQL
7 30 (12.61%) Shell Script
8 22 (9.24%) Scala
9 18 (7.56%) C
9 18 (7.56%) C#
10 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
11 12 (5.04%) PHP
12 11 (4.62%) C++
13 9 (3.78%) Groovy
14 7 (2.94%) R
15 6 (2.52%) Go
16 5 (2.10%) Clojure
16 5 (2.10%) F#
16 5 (2.10%) Korn
17 4 (1.68%) Cython
Qualifications
1 19 (7.98%) Degree
2 17 (7.14%) CISSP
2 17 (7.14%) SANS
3 13 (5.46%) SSCP
4 11 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.52%) AWS Certification
5 6 (2.52%) ISEB
5 6 (2.52%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.68%) CEH
6 4 (1.68%) GCFA
6 4 (1.68%) GIAC
6 4 (1.68%) PhD
7 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) CLAS
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.78%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (13.03%) Docker
2 10 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.78%) vSphere
4 8 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.94%) Xen
5 7 (2.94%) XenServer
6 5 (2.10%) KVM
7 4 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.84%) Dovecot
8 2 (0.84%) HDFS
8 2 (0.84%) iptables
8 2 (0.84%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.84%) Squid
9 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.42%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 71 (29.83%) Puppet
2 63 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (18.49%) Ansible
4 22 (9.24%) Kibana
5 14 (5.88%) logstash
6 13 (5.46%) Nagios
7 12 (5.04%) QRadar
8 10 (4.20%) Ganglia
8 10 (4.20%) Graphite
8 10 (4.20%) Kubernetes
9 8 (3.36%) Riemann
10 7 (2.94%) Cobbler
10 7 (2.94%) RSA enVision
11 6 (2.52%) Salt
11 6 (2.52%) Terraform
12 4 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.68%) Packer
13 3 (1.26%) yum
14 2 (0.84%) CSIRT
14 2 (0.84%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 32 (13.45%) Oracle
2 25 (10.50%) Red Hat
3 19 (7.98%) Splunk
4 17 (7.14%) SaltStack
5 15 (6.30%) ESRI
6 13 (5.46%) IBM
6 13 (5.46%) SAP
7 12 (5.04%) Apple
7 12 (5.04%) LogRhythm
8 10 (4.20%) Google
8 10 (4.20%) VMware
9 9 (3.78%) Microsoft
10 8 (3.36%) Sybase
11 3 (1.26%) Informatica
11 3 (1.26%) New Relic
11 3 (1.26%) Perforce
12 2 (0.84%) Actian
12 2 (0.84%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.84%) ParAccel
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