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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 69 114 125
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 67 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 0.68% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.11% 1.98% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -17.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £389 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.03 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.98% -45.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
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
1096 1010 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.34% 34.27% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 553 697
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 57
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £40.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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 +14 30 £375 +15.38% 12
Cheshire +12 19 £350 +13.63% 5
Lancashire - 14 £525 - 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 62 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (48.33%) Java
3 55 (45.83%) Linux
4 52 (43.33%) SQL
5 45 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 37 (30.83%) TDD
7 36 (30.00%) Ruby
7 36 (30.00%) PHP
8 35 (29.17%) Django
9 32 (26.67%) Open Source
10 31 (25.83%) Web Services
11 29 (24.17%) CSS
11 29 (24.17%) C#
11 29 (24.17%) C++
11 29 (24.17%) HTML
12 27 (22.50%) Perl
12 27 (22.50%) NoSQL
13 26 (21.67%) BDD
13 26 (21.67%) Unit Testing
13 26 (21.67%) Scala
14 24 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 23 (19.17%) JSON
16 22 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (18.33%) RESTful
17 21 (17.50%) Degree
18 20 (16.67%) PL/SQL
18 20 (16.67%) UNIX
18 20 (16.67%) Shell Script
19 18 (15.00%) Mentoring
20 17 (14.17%) SaaS

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (6.67%) ArcGIS
2 6 (5.00%) Apache
3 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.50%) iPlanet
4 2 (1.67%) nginx
4 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.83%) SAS
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (12.50%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.17%) SaaS
2 15 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) DSL
2 1 (0.83%) DVB
2 1 (0.83%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.50%) NoSQL
2 11 (9.17%) MySQL
3 5 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.50%) Big Data
4 3 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.67%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.83%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.00%) Subversion
3 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 5 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (0.83%) Banking
2 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (60.83%) Developer
2 33 (27.50%) Python Developer
3 19 (15.83%) Architect
4 15 (12.50%) Python/Django Developer
5 12 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 10 (8.33%) Integration Architect
6 10 (8.33%) Django Developer
7 5 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.17%) GIS Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Team Leader
9 3 (2.50%) Programmer
9 3 (2.50%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.50%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.50%) Consultant
9 3 (2.50%) Python Programmer
10 2 (1.67%) Senior Python Developer
10 2 (1.67%) C++/Java Developer
10 2 (1.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 2 (1.67%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (29.17%) Django
2 31 (25.83%) Web Services
3 29 (24.17%) HTML
3 29 (24.17%) CSS
4 23 (19.17%) JSON
5 22 (18.33%) RESTful
6 13 (10.83%) XML
7 12 (10.00%) Ajax
8 11 (9.17%) XHTML
9 8 (6.67%) .NET
10 7 (5.83%) PyQt
10 7 (5.83%) Qt
11 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.17%) LAMP
11 5 (4.17%) WCF
12 4 (3.33%) Middleware
13 3 (2.50%) jQuery
13 3 (2.50%) Apache Camel
13 3 (2.50%) REST
14 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.67%) Open Source
2 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.33%) GIS
4 4 (3.33%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.50%) Wiki
6 2 (1.67%) Life Science
7 1 (0.83%) DTV
7 1 (0.83%) STB
7 1 (0.83%) Statistics
7 1 (0.83%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.83%) Biology
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) Social Media
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 55 (45.83%) Linux
2 20 (16.67%) UNIX
3 12 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 7 (5.83%) Windows
5 4 (3.33%) CentOS
5 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.83%) TDD
3 26 (21.67%) Unit Testing
3 26 (21.67%) BDD
4 22 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 14 (11.67%) Web Development
7 10 (8.33%) Scrum
8 8 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.83%) DevOps
10 5 (4.17%) ETL
10 5 (4.17%) Data Modelling
11 4 (3.33%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (2.50%) Analytics
12 3 (2.50%) OO
12 3 (2.50%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.50%) Waterfall
13 2 (1.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 58 (48.33%) Java
2 52 (43.33%) SQL
3 45 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 36 (30.00%) PHP
4 36 (30.00%) Ruby
5 29 (24.17%) C#
5 29 (24.17%) C++
6 27 (22.50%) Perl
7 26 (21.67%) Scala
8 20 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 20 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 17 (14.17%) VBA
10 3 (2.50%) C
11 2 (1.67%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.67%) R
11 2 (1.67%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.83%) sed
12 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.83%) AWK
Qualifications
1 21 (17.50%) Degree
2 17 (14.17%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) PhD
5 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.67%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) Puppet
2 4 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.33%) Nagios
3 3 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.67%) YUM
4 2 (1.67%) Cacti
4 2 (1.67%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) Dell
1 16 (13.33%) Software AG
1 16 (13.33%) webMethods
2 15 (12.50%) SAP
3 8 (6.67%) Oracle
3 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.17%) VMware
6 3 (2.50%) ESRI
6 3 (2.50%) Informatica
6 3 (2.50%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.67%) IBM
7 2 (1.67%) Percona
8 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.83%) Zend
8 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.83%) HP
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Experis Ltd
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 10 days ago