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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 72 82 115
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +33
Contract jobs citing Python 98 71 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.44% 1.82% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.15% 5.70% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 40 14
Median daily rate £425 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +3.22%
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
1370 1246 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.11% 32.02% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 783 565
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £539 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £23.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £42.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.45
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.23%

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 6 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 44 £425 - 25
Cheshire -12 31 £400 -33.33% 8
Lancashire +12 15 £450 -10.00% 4
Merseyside - 5 £385 - 3
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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.

1 119 (59.50%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (48.50%) JavaScript
3 84 (42.00%) Linux
4 70 (35.00%) Java
5 66 (33.00%) Ruby
6 56 (28.00%) Unix
6 56 (28.00%) Open Source
7 55 (27.50%) Puppet
8 53 (26.50%) Opscode Chef
9 50 (25.00%) Bash Shell
10 46 (23.00%) C++
11 45 (22.50%) Web Services
12 40 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 40 (20.00%) DevOps
13 37 (18.50%) .NET
14 36 (18.00%) Oracle
14 36 (18.00%) HTML
15 35 (17.50%) TDD
16 32 (16.00%) Finance
17 31 (15.50%) SQL
17 31 (15.50%) Git (software)
18 30 (15.00%) CSS
18 30 (15.00%) Scrum
19 29 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
20 28 (14.00%) AngularJS
21 27 (13.50%) SQL Server
21 27 (13.50%) Web Development
22 26 (13.00%) C
23 25 (12.50%) C#
24 24 (12.00%) PHP

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 22 (11.00%) GeoServer
2 18 (9.00%) OpenStack
3 17 (8.50%) Apache
3 17 (8.50%) Node.js
4 11 (5.50%) SAS
5 6 (3.00%) CloudStack
6 5 (2.50%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.00%) nginx
7 4 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.50%) Confluence
8 3 (1.50%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.00%) CMS
9 2 (1.00%) IIS
9 2 (1.00%) JBoss
9 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.50%) Drupal
10 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.00%) MS Office
2 2 (1.00%) SPSS
3 1 (0.50%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.50%) Maya
3 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.50%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 40 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (11.50%) IaaS
3 9 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.00%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.00%) GitHub
5 4 (2.00%) PaaS
6 3 (1.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.00%) Route 53
7 2 (1.00%) SaaS
8 1 (0.50%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.50%) Heroku
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.50%) HTTP
2 12 (6.00%) Bluetooth
3 10 (5.00%) Internet
4 8 (4.00%) DNS
5 6 (3.00%) DHCP
5 6 (3.00%) SMTP
6 5 (2.50%) MRTG
7 4 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.00%) IMAP
7 4 (2.00%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.50%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.00%) BGP
9 2 (1.00%) FTP
9 2 (1.00%) OSPF
9 2 (1.00%) SNMP
9 2 (1.00%) SSL
9 2 (1.00%) TACACS
9 2 (1.00%) Telnet
9 2 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.00%) GIS
3 20 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 16 (8.00%) MySQL
5 11 (5.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (4.50%) QGIS
8 7 (3.50%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.50%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (3.00%) Big Data
10 4 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (2.00%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.50%) Redis
12 2 (1.00%) DataStax
12 2 (1.00%) MariaDB
12 2 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 2 (1.00%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.50%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.50%) JIRA
3 19 (9.50%) Subversion
4 17 (8.50%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.00%) GitLab
5 8 (4.00%) Selenium
6 6 (3.00%) Maven
7 4 (2.00%) Gradle
7 4 (2.00%) JBehave
7 4 (2.00%) NetBeans
8 3 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.00%) Ant
9 2 (1.00%) GDB
9 2 (1.00%) MSI
9 2 (1.00%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (16.00%) Finance
2 10 (5.00%) Marketing
3 9 (4.50%) Banking
4 7 (3.50%) Law
4 7 (3.50%) Local Government
5 4 (2.00%) Legal
6 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.00%) Advertising
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (39.50%) Developer
2 31 (15.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (14.50%) Analyst
4 24 (12.00%) Architect
5 21 (10.50%) Business Analyst
6 19 (9.50%) GIS Developer
7 17 (8.50%) Technical Architect
8 15 (7.50%) .NET Developer
8 15 (7.50%) C# Developer
8 15 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (7.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (6.00%) Python Developer
10 12 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (5.50%) Applications Developer
11 11 (5.50%) Java Developer
11 11 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
13 9 (4.50%) Digital Architect
13 9 (4.50%) Digital Technical Architect
13 9 (4.50%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.50%) Web Services
2 37 (18.50%) .NET
3 36 (18.00%) HTML
4 30 (15.00%) CSS
5 28 (14.00%) AngularJS
6 21 (10.50%) REST
7 20 (10.00%) HTML5
8 17 (8.50%) jQuery
9 16 (8.00%) Silverlight
10 15 (7.50%) PostGIS
11 14 (7.00%) OpenLayers
12 12 (6.00%) Django
12 12 (6.00%) Leaflet
13 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET
13 8 (4.00%) CodeIgniter
13 8 (4.00%) RESTful
13 8 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (4.00%) XML
14 7 (3.50%) Ajax
14 7 (3.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.50%) Visualisation
2 9 (4.50%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.00%) User Experience
4 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.50%) Social Media
6 4 (2.00%) Replication
7 3 (1.50%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.50%) Wiki
8 2 (1.00%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.00%) New Media
8 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Statistics
8 2 (1.00%) Telematics
9 1 (0.50%) Clustering
9 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 84 (42.00%) Linux
2 56 (28.00%) Unix
3 24 (12.00%) Windows
4 15 (7.50%) Mac OS X
5 12 (6.00%) CentOS
6 8 (4.00%) Debian
7 7 (3.50%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.00%) AIX
10 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.50%) Android
11 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (59.50%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.00%) Open Source
3 40 (20.00%) DevOps
4 35 (17.50%) TDD
5 30 (15.00%) Scrum
6 29 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (13.50%) Web Development
8 21 (10.50%) Configuration Management
8 21 (10.50%) Project Management
8 21 (10.50%) Waterfall
9 18 (9.00%) Service Design
10 17 (8.50%) Software Engineering
11 16 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
11 16 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 15 (7.50%) Business Analysis
12 15 (7.50%) OO
12 15 (7.50%) SDLC
13 14 (7.00%) Information Security
13 14 (7.00%) Responsive Web Design
13 14 (7.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 97 (48.50%) JavaScript
2 70 (35.00%) Java
3 66 (33.00%) Ruby
4 50 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 46 (23.00%) C++
6 31 (15.50%) SQL
7 26 (13.00%) C
8 25 (12.50%) C#
9 24 (12.00%) PHP
10 22 (11.00%) Scala
11 19 (9.50%) Shell Script
12 16 (8.00%) Perl
12 16 (8.00%) XAML
13 13 (6.50%) PowerShell
14 7 (3.50%) R
15 5 (2.50%) Korn
16 4 (2.00%) Go
17 1 (0.50%) MAXScript
Qualifications
1 19 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.00%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.00%) Degree
5 5 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.50%) APMP
7 3 (1.50%) ISEB
8 2 (1.00%) CISM
8 2 (1.00%) CISMP
8 2 (1.00%) CISSP
8 2 (1.00%) PhD
9 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.50%) QA
2 7 (3.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.00%) Docker
3 6 (3.00%) vSphere
3 6 (3.00%) Xen
3 6 (3.00%) XenServer
4 5 (2.50%) KVM
4 5 (2.50%) Squid
5 4 (2.00%) Dovecot
5 4 (2.00%) iptables
5 4 (2.00%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.00%) vCloud
7 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 55 (27.50%) Puppet
2 53 (26.50%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (7.00%) Cobbler
4 9 (4.50%) Ansible
4 9 (4.50%) Nagios
4 9 (4.50%) Tivoli
5 7 (3.50%) StatsD
6 5 (2.50%) Cacti
6 5 (2.50%) OpenNebula
7 4 (2.00%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.50%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (1.50%) SCCM
9 2 (1.00%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.00%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.00%) Nessus
9 2 (1.00%) Oozie
9 2 (1.00%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.00%) yum
10 1 (0.50%) Packer
Vendors
1 36 (18.00%) Oracle
2 16 (8.00%) Telerik
3 14 (7.00%) SaltStack
4 13 (6.50%) ESRI
5 12 (6.00%) VMware
6 9 (4.50%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.50%) Apigee
7 7 (3.50%) Citrix
7 7 (3.50%) Mashery
7 7 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.00%) EnterpriseDB
9 5 (2.50%) Tableau
10 4 (2.00%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.00%) Hortonworks
11 3 (1.50%) BMC
11 3 (1.50%) Endeca
11 3 (1.50%) Splunk
11 3 (1.50%) Teradata
12 2 (1.00%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.00%) Zend
Cheshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 28 days ago