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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 80 112 117
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 76 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 0.74% 0.081%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.12% 2.32% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 15 1
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£500 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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
1242 990 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.99% 31.90% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 560 387
Average daily rate £365 £328 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 39
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.29 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +24.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.32 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Cheshire +17 36 £600 +71.42% 5
Manchester +12 34 £400 +14.28% 18
Lancashire +7 4 £500 +31.14%
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 78 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (49.19%) JavaScript
3 59 (47.58%) Linux
4 46 (37.10%) Java
5 38 (30.65%) Django
6 37 (29.84%) MongoDB
7 36 (29.03%) .NET
8 34 (27.42%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (26.61%) Hadoop
9 33 (26.61%) Git (software)
9 33 (26.61%) Ruby
9 33 (26.61%) Oracle
9 33 (26.61%) UNIX
9 33 (26.61%) Opscode Chef
10 30 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (23.39%) IaaS
12 28 (22.58%) HTML
12 28 (22.58%) TDD
13 27 (21.77%) Big Data
14 25 (20.16%) CSS
14 25 (20.16%) Visualisation
15 24 (19.35%) R
15 24 (19.35%) Node.js
15 24 (19.35%) C++
16 23 (18.55%) Citrix
16 23 (18.55%) Teradata
16 23 (18.55%) Apache Cassandra
16 23 (18.55%) Machine Learning
16 23 (18.55%) StatsD
17 22 (17.74%) Tableau

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 24 (19.35%) Node.js
2 7 (5.65%) Apache
3 5 (4.03%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.23%) nginx
5 3 (2.42%) CMS
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.42%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.61%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (1.61%) IIS
6 2 (1.61%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.81%) Confluence
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.42%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (23.39%) IaaS
3 22 (17.74%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.84%) PaaS
5 5 (4.03%) SaaS
5 5 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.81%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.29%) HTTP
2 8 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (1.61%) DNS
3 2 (1.61%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) SMTP
4 1 (0.81%) DHCP
4 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.81%) SNMP
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) VPN
4 1 (0.81%) IPv4
4 1 (0.81%) SAN
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) SSH
4 1 (0.81%) VLAN
4 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.81%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (29.84%) MongoDB
2 33 (26.61%) Hadoop
3 27 (21.77%) Big Data
4 23 (18.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (10.48%) MySQL
7 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
7 11 (8.87%) NoSQL
8 5 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.23%) Redis
10 3 (2.42%) DB2
10 3 (2.42%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.61%) MS Access
11 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.81%) HBase
12 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 33 (26.61%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (4.84%) Subversion
4 5 (4.03%) JIRA
5 3 (2.42%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.61%) Maven
7 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.81%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.81%) Ant
7 1 (0.81%) Selenium
7 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.81%) FishEye
7 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.81%) CasperJS
7 1 (0.81%) Grunt
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
General
1 7 (5.65%) Finance
2 3 (2.42%) Retail
3 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Law
4 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (50.00%) Developer
2 35 (28.23%) Python Developer
3 22 (17.74%) Python/Django Developer
3 22 (17.74%) Django Developer
3 22 (17.74%) Architect
4 17 (13.71%) Technical Architect
5 11 (8.87%) Digital Architect
5 11 (8.87%) Digital Technical Architect
6 8 (6.45%) Senior Architect
6 8 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.45%) Senior Technical Architect
7 6 (4.84%) Python Web Developer
7 6 (4.84%) Administrator
7 6 (4.84%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Senior Digital Architect
9 4 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.65%) Django
2 36 (29.03%) .NET
3 28 (22.58%) HTML
4 25 (20.16%) CSS
5 21 (16.94%) AngularJS
6 17 (13.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (12.90%) Qt
8 15 (12.10%) Web Services
9 14 (11.29%) JSON
10 11 (8.87%) Celery
11 7 (5.65%) REST
12 6 (4.84%) .NET Framework
13 5 (4.03%) Ajax
13 5 (4.03%) PyQt
14 4 (3.23%) RESTful
14 4 (3.23%) LAMP
15 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
15 3 (2.42%) MSMQ
15 3 (2.42%) WCF
15 3 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Visualisation
2 18 (14.52%) Open Source
3 12 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.65%) User Experience
5 5 (4.03%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.42%) Replication
6 3 (2.42%) GIS
6 3 (2.42%) Blog
7 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
8 1 (0.81%) Animation
8 1 (0.81%) Telematics
8 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.58%) Linux
2 33 (26.61%) UNIX
3 10 (8.06%) Windows
4 6 (4.84%) Mac OS X
5 5 (4.03%) CentOS
6 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.61%) Android
7 2 (1.61%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (22.58%) TDD
4 23 (18.55%) Machine Learning
5 19 (15.32%) OO
5 19 (15.32%) Configuration Management
6 17 (13.71%) Scrum
7 15 (12.10%) Software Engineering
7 15 (12.10%) DevOps
8 9 (7.26%) BDD
8 9 (7.26%) Web Development
9 8 (6.45%) Kanban
9 8 (6.45%) Waterfall
9 8 (6.45%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.65%) Web Accessibility
10 7 (5.65%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (4.84%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.84%) Web Design
12 5 (4.03%) OOP
12 5 (4.03%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 61 (49.19%) JavaScript
2 46 (37.10%) Java
3 33 (26.61%) Ruby
4 24 (19.35%) R
4 24 (19.35%) C++
5 17 (13.71%) Perl
5 17 (13.71%) SQL
6 14 (11.29%) PHP
7 13 (10.48%) Bash Shell
8 9 (7.26%) C#
9 8 (6.45%) C
10 6 (4.84%) Scala
10 6 (4.84%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.42%) PHP5
12 2 (1.61%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.61%) VB
12 2 (1.61%) VBA
13 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.81%) Lua
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 4 (3.23%) Degree
3 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.81%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.81%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.03%) QEMU
2 5 (4.03%) KVM
3 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) Samba
4 1 (0.81%) NFS
4 1 (0.81%) iptables
4 1 (0.81%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 33 (26.61%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (18.55%) StatsD
3 14 (11.29%) Puppet
4 6 (4.84%) Nagios
5 4 (3.23%) Cacti
6 3 (2.42%) Salt
6 3 (2.42%) Ansible
7 1 (0.81%) MOM
7 1 (0.81%) WSUS
7 1 (0.81%) SCOM
7 1 (0.81%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.81%) yum
7 1 (0.81%) Opsview
Vendors
1 33 (26.61%) Oracle
2 23 (18.55%) Citrix
2 23 (18.55%) Teradata
3 22 (17.74%) Tableau
4 21 (16.94%) Apigee
4 21 (16.94%) Mashery
5 9 (7.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.26%) VMware
6 7 (5.65%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.23%) Percona
8 3 (2.42%) ESRI
8 3 (2.42%) HP
9 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.81%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.81%) Apple
9 1 (0.81%) IBM
9 1 (0.81%) Sun
9 1 (0.81%) EMC
9 1 (0.81%) Google
9 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
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