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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 63 80 115
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +35
Contract jobs citing Python 104 61 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 1.90% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.31% 5.49% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 39 11
Average daily rate £400 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £480 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
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
1422 1112 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.46% 34.59% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 731 542
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 29 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £19.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 67 £371 -7.18% 26
Cheshire +1 17 £490 +22.50% 11
Lancashire +7 16 £515 +3.00% 4
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 128 (54.24%) JavaScript
2 118 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (40.68%) Linux
4 94 (39.83%) C++
5 71 (30.08%) Java
5 71 (30.08%) Unix
6 67 (28.39%) Git (software)
7 58 (24.58%) Ruby
8 53 (22.46%) CSS
9 51 (21.61%) .NET
10 49 (20.76%) Analytical Skills
11 48 (20.34%) HTML
11 48 (20.34%) SQL
12 47 (19.92%) Jenkins
13 46 (19.49%) DevOps
14 43 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (17.80%) TDD
16 41 (17.37%) HTTP
17 40 (16.95%) Puppet
18 39 (16.53%) Perl
19 38 (16.10%) Opscode Chef
20 36 (15.25%) Finance
21 35 (14.83%) Bash Shell
22 34 (14.41%) ITIL
23 33 (13.98%) Django
24 32 (13.56%) Web Services
24 32 (13.56%) C#
25 31 (13.14%) Open Source
26 30 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
26 30 (12.71%) Mac OS X

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 13 (5.51%) Node.js
2 10 (4.24%) Apache
2 10 (4.24%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.54%) CloudStack
3 6 (2.54%) IIS
4 5 (2.12%) SAS
4 5 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.27%) Confluence
6 2 (0.85%) CMS
6 2 (0.85%) nginx
6 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Drupal
7 1 (0.42%) JBoss
7 1 (0.42%) Jetty
7 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.85%) SPSS
4 1 (0.42%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.42%) Maya
4 1 (0.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.66%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (3.81%) IaaS
4 5 (2.12%) Google App Engine
4 5 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.27%) GitHub
7 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.37%) HTTP
2 28 (11.86%) Internet
3 13 (5.51%) Bluetooth
4 12 (5.08%) SMTP
5 11 (4.66%) DNS
6 9 (3.81%) DHCP
6 9 (3.81%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.54%) Firewall
7 6 (2.54%) FTP
7 6 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (2.54%) SNMP
8 4 (1.69%) BGP
8 4 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.69%) Network Security
8 4 (1.69%) OSPF
8 4 (1.69%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (1.69%) SSH
8 4 (1.69%) VPN
8 4 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.02%) NoSQL
2 23 (9.75%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.78%) MySQL
4 13 (5.51%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.66%) GIS
6 8 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.97%) Big Data
7 7 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.12%) SQLite
10 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.85%) QGIS
11 2 (0.85%) Snowflake Schema
11 2 (0.85%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.42%) Redis
12 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 67 (28.39%) Git (software)
2 47 (19.92%) Jenkins
3 26 (11.02%) Subversion
4 22 (9.32%) Visual Studio
5 19 (8.05%) Maven
5 19 (8.05%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (6.78%) JIRA
7 15 (6.36%) Hudson
8 13 (5.51%) Selenium
9 12 (5.08%) Cucumber
10 9 (3.81%) Gradle
11 8 (3.39%) JBehave
12 6 (2.54%) Gerrit
12 6 (2.54%) Grunt
12 6 (2.54%) JUnit
13 5 (2.12%) Eclipse
13 5 (2.12%) NUnit
13 5 (2.12%) PHPUnit
14 4 (1.69%) GitLab
14 4 (1.69%) NetBeans
General
1 36 (15.25%) Finance
2 12 (5.08%) Marketing
3 8 (3.39%) Banking
4 4 (1.69%) Law
5 3 (1.27%) Legal
5 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (38.56%) Developer
2 33 (13.98%) Python Developer
3 32 (13.56%) Architect
3 32 (13.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (8.90%) Technical Architect
5 19 (8.05%) .NET Developer
5 19 (8.05%) C# Developer
6 18 (7.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (7.20%) Django Developer
7 17 (7.20%) Python/Django Developer
8 12 (5.08%) Java Developer
9 11 (4.66%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) Digital Developer
12 8 (3.39%) GIS Developer
12 8 (3.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 8 (3.39%) Portfolio Manager
12 8 (3.39%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (22.46%) CSS
2 51 (21.61%) .NET
3 48 (20.34%) HTML
4 33 (13.98%) Django
5 32 (13.56%) Web Services
6 22 (9.32%) AngularJS
7 16 (6.78%) HTML5
7 16 (6.78%) jQuery
7 16 (6.78%) Silverlight
8 10 (4.24%) REST
8 10 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (3.81%) PostGIS
9 9 (3.81%) Qt
9 9 (3.81%) XHTML
10 7 (2.97%) ELK Stack
11 6 (2.54%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.54%) CodeIgniter
11 6 (2.54%) LAMP
11 6 (2.54%) Leaflet
11 6 (2.54%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.76%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.47%) Visualisation
3 11 (4.66%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.97%) iPad
5 6 (2.54%) User Experience
6 5 (2.12%) Social Media
7 4 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.69%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.69%) Replication
7 4 (1.69%) Statistics
8 2 (0.85%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.85%) New Media
8 2 (0.85%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) Telematics
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.42%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.42%) STB
Operating Systems
1 96 (40.68%) Linux
2 71 (30.08%) Unix
3 30 (12.71%) Mac OS X
4 19 (8.05%) Windows
5 7 (2.97%) CentOS
6 6 (2.54%) Debian
7 5 (2.12%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.42%) Android
10 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (19.49%) DevOps
3 43 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (17.80%) TDD
5 34 (14.41%) ITIL
6 31 (13.14%) Open Source
7 26 (11.02%) Responsive Web Design
7 26 (11.02%) Scrum
7 26 (11.02%) Web Design
8 22 (9.32%) PRINCE2
8 22 (9.32%) Web Development
9 20 (8.47%) Information Security
9 20 (8.47%) Web Accessibility
10 19 (8.05%) Configuration Management
11 15 (6.36%) Computer Forensics
12 14 (5.93%) Software Engineering
13 13 (5.51%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (5.51%) Project Management
13 13 (5.51%) Service Delivery
13 13 (5.51%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (54.24%) JavaScript
2 94 (39.83%) C++
3 71 (30.08%) Java
4 58 (24.58%) Ruby
5 48 (20.34%) SQL
6 39 (16.53%) Perl
7 35 (14.83%) Bash Shell
8 32 (13.56%) C#
9 28 (11.86%) C
10 22 (9.32%) PHP
11 17 (7.20%) Scala
12 16 (6.78%) XAML
13 15 (6.36%) PowerShell
13 15 (6.36%) Shell Script
14 13 (5.51%) Groovy
15 8 (3.39%) R
16 5 (2.12%) FQL
16 5 (2.12%) VB
16 5 (2.12%) VB.NET
16 5 (2.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (8.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 19 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.93%) DV Cleared
4 11 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.24%) Degree
6 3 (1.27%) APMP
7 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.20%) P3O
1 17 (7.20%) QA
2 11 (4.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.08%) Docker
2 8 (3.39%) Xen
3 6 (2.54%) vSphere
3 6 (2.54%) XenServer
4 5 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.12%) BitLocker
4 5 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.27%) Dovecot
5 3 (1.27%) iptables
5 3 (1.27%) KVM
5 3 (1.27%) Sendmail
5 3 (1.27%) Squid
6 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (16.95%) Puppet
2 38 (16.10%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (8.47%) Ansible
4 13 (5.51%) Cobbler
5 9 (3.81%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.97%) StatsD
7 4 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.27%) Cacti
8 3 (1.27%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.27%) Nagios
8 3 (1.27%) OpenNebula
8 3 (1.27%) Packer
9 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (8.47%) Oracle
2 16 (6.78%) Telerik
3 13 (5.51%) Splunk
4 7 (2.97%) ESRI
4 7 (2.97%) VMware
5 6 (2.54%) Apigee
5 6 (2.54%) Citrix
5 6 (2.54%) EnterpriseDB
5 6 (2.54%) Mashery
5 6 (2.54%) Tableau
6 5 (2.12%) Google
7 4 (1.69%) Aruba
7 4 (1.69%) Cisco
7 4 (1.69%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.69%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.69%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.69%) Teradata
8 3 (1.27%) HP
8 3 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.42%) BT
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