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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 86 118 110
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -8
Contract jobs citing Python 56 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.09% 1.39% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 6
Average daily rate
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£416 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £283 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -30.62%
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
1100 1010 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.18% 36.23% 33.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 571 420
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 42
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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 +20 41 £425 +21.42% 14
Cheshire +11 10 £400 -11.11% 6
Lancashire -11 4 £500 +25.00%
Merseyside - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 61 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (44.55%) Django
3 38 (37.62%) Git (software)
4 36 (35.64%) JavaScript
5 34 (33.66%) Linux
6 33 (32.67%) HTML
7 32 (31.68%) Ruby
8 31 (30.69%) CSS
9 30 (29.70%) TDD
10 24 (23.76%) Scrum
11 23 (22.77%) C++
11 23 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (20.79%) SQL
13 20 (19.80%) Java
14 19 (18.81%) Perl
15 18 (17.82%) Qt
16 16 (15.84%) Open Source
16 16 (15.84%) PHP
16 16 (15.84%) UNIX
17 15 (14.85%) JSON
18 14 (13.86%) Kanban
18 14 (13.86%) Responsive Web Design
19 13 (12.87%) OO
19 13 (12.87%) HTTP
20 12 (11.88%) Configuration Management
20 12 (11.88%) Web Services
20 12 (11.88%) MongoDB
20 12 (11.88%) Security Cleared
21 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
21 11 (10.89%) Puppet

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (9.90%) Node.js
2 4 (3.96%) Apache
3 3 (2.97%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.98%) nginx
4 2 (1.98%) iPlanet
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.98%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.99%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.95%) SaaS
3 4 (3.96%) PaaS
3 4 (3.96%) IaaS
4 2 (1.98%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.87%) HTTP
2 2 (1.98%) DNS
2 2 (1.98%) SSL
3 1 (0.99%) IPv4
3 1 (0.99%) SAN
3 1 (0.99%) Internet
3 1 (0.99%) Firewall
3 1 (0.99%) SSH
3 1 (0.99%) VLAN
3 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.99%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.99%) SNMP
3 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.99%) VPN
3 1 (0.99%) LDAP
3 1 (0.99%) SMTP
3 1 (0.99%) DHCP
3 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.90%) NoSQL
2 10 (9.90%) MySQL
3 9 (8.91%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.95%) Big Data
6 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.96%) Redis
7 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.98%) MS Access
8 1 (0.99%) DB2
8 1 (0.99%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 38 (37.62%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.94%) Bower
3 6 (5.94%) CasperJS
3 6 (5.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (4.95%) Subversion
4 5 (4.95%) Grunt
4 5 (4.95%) PhantomJS
4 5 (4.95%) Jasmine
5 4 (3.96%) JIRA
6 3 (2.97%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.98%) Selenium
7 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.99%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (2.97%) Finance
2 1 (0.99%) Law
2 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.99%) Games
2 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (63.37%) Developer
2 38 (37.62%) Python Developer
3 23 (22.77%) Django Developer
3 23 (22.77%) Python/Django Developer
4 13 (12.87%) Architect
5 8 (7.92%) Senior Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.94%) Web Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Python Web Developer
7 4 (3.96%) Software Architect
7 4 (3.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (1.98%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (1.98%) Applications Support Engineer
9 2 (1.98%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (44.55%) Django
2 33 (32.67%) HTML
3 31 (30.69%) CSS
4 18 (17.82%) Qt
5 15 (14.85%) JSON
6 12 (11.88%) Web Services
7 11 (10.89%) Celery
8 8 (7.92%) .NET
9 7 (6.93%) PyQt
10 6 (5.94%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (5.94%) Underscore.js
10 6 (5.94%) Haml
11 5 (4.95%) Sass
12 4 (3.96%) Ajax
12 4 (3.96%) REST
13 3 (2.97%) RESTful
14 2 (1.98%) HTML5
14 2 (1.98%) Mustache
14 2 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (1.98%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Open Source
2 8 (7.92%) User Experience
3 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.96%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.97%) Blog
5 3 (2.97%) GIS
6 2 (1.98%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Telematics
7 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.99%) Arduino
7 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.99%) Replication
7 1 (0.99%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.66%) Linux
2 16 (15.84%) UNIX
3 10 (9.90%) Windows
4 6 (5.94%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.97%) CentOS
5 3 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) Debian
6 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.70%) TDD
3 24 (23.76%) Scrum
4 23 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (13.86%) Kanban
5 14 (13.86%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (12.87%) OO
7 12 (11.88%) Configuration Management
8 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
8 11 (10.89%) DevOps
9 10 (9.90%) Web Design
10 9 (8.91%) Web Development
11 6 (5.94%) OOP
11 6 (5.94%) BDD
12 5 (4.95%) Mentoring
13 4 (3.96%) Unit Testing
13 4 (3.96%) Waterfall
13 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
14 3 (2.97%) ITIL
14 3 (2.97%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.64%) JavaScript
2 32 (31.68%) Ruby
3 23 (22.77%) C++
4 21 (20.79%) SQL
5 20 (19.80%) Java
6 19 (18.81%) Perl
7 16 (15.84%) PHP
8 7 (6.93%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.94%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.95%) C#
11 4 (3.96%) C
11 4 (3.96%) VBA
12 2 (1.98%) Scala
12 2 (1.98%) VB
12 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.99%) AWK
13 1 (0.99%) Jython
13 1 (0.99%) PHP5
13 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.94%) Degree
3 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
1 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.99%) Samba
2 1 (0.99%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (10.89%) Puppet
2 7 (6.93%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.96%) Nagios
4 3 (2.97%) Ansible
4 3 (2.97%) Salt
5 2 (1.98%) Cacti
6 1 (0.99%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.99%) yum
6 1 (0.99%) WSUS
6 1 (0.99%) SCOM
6 1 (0.99%) Opsview
6 1 (0.99%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) Oracle
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.96%) VMware
5 3 (2.97%) HP
5 3 (2.97%) ESRI
6 2 (1.98%) Percona
6 2 (1.98%) Dell
6 2 (1.98%) SAP
6 2 (1.98%) Software AG
6 2 (1.98%) webMethods
7 1 (0.99%) IBM
7 1 (0.99%) Zend
7 1 (0.99%) Atmel
7 1 (0.99%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.99%) EMC
7 1 (0.99%) Apple
7 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.99%) Mapinfo
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