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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 74 108 118
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +10
Contract jobs citing Python 77 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.13% 0.84% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.66% 2.85% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 14 1
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£525 £381 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% +52.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.56%
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
1156 911 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.00% 29.33% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 529 391
Average daily rate £375 £330 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.24 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.18 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 May 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 29 May 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 +21 44 £638 +82.14% 8
Manchester +11 20 £413 +8.19% 15
Lancashire +12 10 £475 +22.58%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 79 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (54.89%) Linux
3 65 (48.87%) JavaScript
4 59 (44.36%) Java
5 42 (31.58%) .NET
6 41 (30.83%) Ruby
7 39 (29.32%) UNIX
8 37 (27.82%) MongoDB
9 36 (27.07%) Opscode Chef
10 33 (24.81%) Hadoop
10 33 (24.81%) Amazon AWS
11 32 (24.06%) Oracle
12 31 (23.31%) Git (software)
12 31 (23.31%) Big Data
13 29 (21.80%) IaaS
13 29 (21.80%) Visualisation
14 28 (21.05%) Django
15 27 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (20.30%) Cloud Computing
16 26 (19.55%) C++
16 26 (19.55%) HTML
16 26 (19.55%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (18.05%) Configuration Management
17 24 (18.05%) R
17 24 (18.05%) TDD
18 23 (17.29%) Node.js
18 23 (17.29%) Apache Cassandra
18 23 (17.29%) Open Source
18 23 (17.29%) Citrix
18 23 (17.29%) Teradata

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (17.29%) Node.js
2 11 (8.27%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.51%) Apache
4 4 (3.01%) nginx
4 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.26%) Confluence
5 3 (2.26%) JBoss
5 3 (2.26%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.26%) CMS
6 2 (1.50%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.75%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 33 (24.81%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (21.80%) IaaS
3 27 (20.30%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (5.26%) SaaS
5 6 (4.51%) PaaS
6 5 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (3.01%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.50%) Boomi
8 2 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.77%) HTTP
2 9 (6.77%) Internet
3 4 (3.01%) Converged Networks
3 4 (3.01%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.75%) VLAN
4 1 (0.75%) SSH
4 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.75%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.75%) LDAP
4 1 (0.75%) IPv4
4 1 (0.75%) SMTP
4 1 (0.75%) DHCP
4 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.75%) SNMP
4 1 (0.75%) VPN
4 1 (0.75%) DNS
4 1 (0.75%) SSL
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (27.82%) MongoDB
2 33 (24.81%) Hadoop
3 31 (23.31%) Big Data
4 26 (19.55%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (17.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (11.28%) MySQL
7 11 (8.27%) NoSQL
7 11 (8.27%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.01%) Redis
10 3 (2.26%) DB2
10 3 (2.26%) Data Mining
10 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.26%) Couchbase
10 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.75%) HBase
11 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 31 (23.31%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.28%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.51%) JIRA
3 6 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (4.51%) Subversion
4 4 (3.01%) Maven
5 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.26%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.26%) FishEye
5 3 (2.26%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.26%) Gradle
6 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.75%) Selenium
7 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.75%) Ant
7 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Ivy
General
1 8 (6.02%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Retail
3 3 (2.26%) Retail Banking
3 3 (2.26%) Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (42.86%) Developer
2 29 (21.80%) Architect
3 27 (20.30%) Python Developer
4 21 (15.79%) Technical Architect
5 18 (13.53%) Django Developer
6 15 (11.28%) Python/Django Developer
7 11 (8.27%) Digital Architect
7 11 (8.27%) Digital Technical Architect
8 9 (6.77%) .NET Developer
9 8 (6.02%) Senior Technical Architect
9 8 (6.02%) Senior Architect
10 7 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 7 (5.26%) Administrator
11 6 (4.51%) DBA
11 6 (4.51%) Python Web Developer
12 5 (3.76%) MySQL DBA
12 5 (3.76%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.76%) Senior Digital Architect
12 5 (3.76%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (31.58%) .NET
2 28 (21.05%) Django
3 26 (19.55%) HTML
4 21 (15.79%) CSS
4 21 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 16 (12.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (11.28%) Web Services
7 12 (9.02%) Qt
8 11 (8.27%) Celery
9 10 (7.52%) JSON
10 8 (6.02%) RESTful
11 7 (5.26%) REST
12 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
13 4 (3.01%) LAMP
13 4 (3.01%) Ajax
14 3 (2.26%) WCF
14 3 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (2.26%) Memcached
14 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
14 3 (2.26%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.80%) Visualisation
2 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.02%) User Experience
4 5 (3.76%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.76%) Replication
5 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.26%) Blog
6 3 (2.26%) GIS
7 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) IPTV
8 1 (0.75%) Statistics
8 1 (0.75%) Animation
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.75%) New Media
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 73 (54.89%) Linux
2 39 (29.32%) UNIX
3 10 (7.52%) Windows
4 9 (6.77%) CentOS
5 6 (4.51%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.01%) Debian
6 4 (3.01%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.50%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.50%) Android
7 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (18.05%) Configuration Management
3 24 (18.05%) TDD
4 23 (17.29%) Open Source
4 23 (17.29%) Machine Learning
5 21 (15.79%) OO
5 21 (15.79%) DevOps
6 16 (12.03%) SDLC
7 15 (11.28%) Software Engineering
8 11 (8.27%) BDD
8 11 (8.27%) Waterfall
8 11 (8.27%) Analytics
9 9 (6.77%) Scrum
10 8 (6.02%) Web Development
10 8 (6.02%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.26%) Web Accessibility
12 6 (4.51%) OOP
12 6 (4.51%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.76%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 65 (48.87%) JavaScript
2 59 (44.36%) Java
3 41 (30.83%) Ruby
4 26 (19.55%) C++
5 24 (18.05%) R
6 23 (17.29%) Perl
7 20 (15.04%) Bash Shell
8 18 (13.53%) PHP
9 17 (12.78%) SQL
10 13 (9.77%) Shell Script
11 11 (8.27%) Scala
11 11 (8.27%) C
12 10 (7.52%) C#
13 6 (4.51%) Bourne shell
14 4 (3.01%) VBA
15 3 (2.26%) PHP5
15 3 (2.26%) Embedded C
15 3 (2.26%) Objective-C
16 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.75%) Lua
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.26%) Degree
3 5 (3.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.26%) QEMU
2 7 (5.26%) KVM
3 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) NFS
3 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.75%) Samba
3 1 (0.75%) iptables
3 1 (0.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (27.07%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (17.29%) StatsD
3 17 (12.78%) Puppet
4 10 (7.52%) Nagios
5 4 (3.01%) Graphite
5 4 (3.01%) Munin
5 4 (3.01%) Cacti
6 3 (2.26%) Salt
6 3 (2.26%) Ansible
7 1 (0.75%) SCOM
7 1 (0.75%) yum
7 1 (0.75%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.75%) MOM
7 1 (0.75%) Opsview
Vendors
1 32 (24.06%) Oracle
2 23 (17.29%) Citrix
2 23 (17.29%) Teradata
3 22 (16.54%) Tableau
4 21 (15.79%) Apigee
4 21 (15.79%) Mashery
5 11 (8.27%) VMware
6 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.01%) Percona
9 3 (2.26%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.26%) HP
9 3 (2.26%) ESRI
10 2 (1.50%) webMethods
10 2 (1.50%) Software AG
10 2 (1.50%) Dell
10 2 (1.50%) SAP
11 1 (0.75%) Google
11 1 (0.75%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.75%) Sun
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