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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 65 116 136
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +20
Contract jobs citing Python 85 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.72% 0.56% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.20% 1.65% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -17.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
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
1037 970 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.19% 33.85% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 525 714
Average daily rate £325 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £21.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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 +19 34 £375 +5.26% 18
Cheshire +16 28 £470 +52.59% 1
Lancashire - 14 £499 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 58 (51.79%) Java
2 56 (50.00%) Linux
3 49 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 49 (43.75%) SQL
4 41 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (33.04%) Ruby
6 35 (31.25%) PHP
7 34 (30.36%) Django
8 33 (29.46%) TDD
9 31 (27.68%) Web Services
10 30 (26.79%) C#
10 30 (26.79%) C++
10 30 (26.79%) HTML
10 30 (26.79%) CSS
10 30 (26.79%) Open Source
11 27 (24.11%) NoSQL
12 26 (23.21%) Unit Testing
12 26 (23.21%) Scala
13 25 (22.32%) BDD
14 24 (21.43%) Perl
14 24 (21.43%) JSON
15 22 (19.64%) RESTful
16 21 (18.75%) Git (software)
17 20 (17.86%) UNIX
18 19 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (16.07%) PL/SQL
19 18 (16.07%) Shell Script
19 18 (16.07%) Degree
20 15 (13.39%) VBA
20 15 (13.39%) MySQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.14%) ArcGIS
2 7 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.79%) nginx
3 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.79%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.89%) SAS
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (11.61%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) SaaS
2 13 (11.61%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) DSL
2 1 (0.89%) DVB
2 1 (0.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.11%) NoSQL
2 15 (13.39%) MySQL
3 5 (4.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.68%) Big Data
5 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.89%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.89%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.82%) Subversion
3 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.89%) JIRA
4 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.89%) Xcode
General
1 4 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (0.89%) Law
2 1 (0.89%) Banking
2 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (61.61%) Developer
2 33 (29.46%) Python Developer
3 16 (14.29%) Architect
4 13 (11.61%) Python/Django Developer
5 11 (9.82%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.14%) Integration Architect
6 8 (7.14%) Django Developer
7 5 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.46%) GIS Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Programmer
8 4 (3.57%) Python Programmer
9 3 (2.68%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Consultant
9 3 (2.68%) Team Leader
10 2 (1.79%) GIS Consultant
10 2 (1.79%) Storage Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Software Developer
10 2 (1.79%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (30.36%) Django
2 31 (27.68%) Web Services
3 30 (26.79%) HTML
3 30 (26.79%) CSS
4 24 (21.43%) JSON
5 22 (19.64%) RESTful
6 14 (12.50%) XML
7 13 (11.61%) XHTML
7 13 (11.61%) Ajax
8 9 (8.04%) .NET
9 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.46%) LAMP
9 5 (4.46%) WCF
9 5 (4.46%) PyQt
9 5 (4.46%) Qt
10 4 (3.57%) Middleware
11 3 (2.68%) REST
11 3 (2.68%) jQuery
11 3 (2.68%) Apache Camel
12 2 (1.79%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.79%) Open Source
2 10 (8.93%) GIS
3 4 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.68%) Wiki
5 2 (1.79%) Life Science
6 1 (0.89%) DTV
6 1 (0.89%) STB
6 1 (0.89%) Statistics
6 1 (0.89%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.89%) Biology
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) Social Media
6 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.00%) Linux
2 20 (17.86%) UNIX
3 12 (10.71%) Mac OS X
4 6 (5.36%) Windows
5 4 (3.57%) CentOS
5 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.46%) TDD
3 26 (23.21%) Unit Testing
4 25 (22.32%) BDD
5 19 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (12.50%) Web Development
7 8 (7.14%) Scrum
7 8 (7.14%) DevOps
8 7 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.46%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.46%) ETL
10 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.57%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.57%) OO
11 3 (2.68%) Analytics
12 2 (1.79%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (1.79%) Waterfall
12 2 (1.79%) Integration Testing
12 2 (1.79%) Project Management
12 2 (1.79%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 58 (51.79%) Java
2 49 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 49 (43.75%) SQL
3 37 (33.04%) Ruby
4 35 (31.25%) PHP
5 30 (26.79%) C#
5 30 (26.79%) C++
6 26 (23.21%) Scala
7 24 (21.43%) Perl
8 18 (16.07%) PL/SQL
8 18 (16.07%) Shell Script
9 15 (13.39%) VBA
10 3 (2.68%) C
11 2 (1.79%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.79%) R
11 2 (1.79%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Degree
2 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) PhD
5 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.79%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Puppet
2 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.57%) Nagios
3 3 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.79%) YUM
4 2 (1.79%) Cacti
4 2 (1.79%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 14 (12.50%) Dell
1 14 (12.50%) Software AG
1 14 (12.50%) webMethods
2 13 (11.61%) SAP
3 9 (8.04%) Oracle
4 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.57%) VMware
6 3 (2.68%) ESRI
6 3 (2.68%) Informatica
6 3 (2.68%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.79%) IBM
7 2 (1.79%) Percona
8 1 (0.89%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.89%) HP
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