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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / North West
Rank 33 62 94
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +32
Contract jobs citing Python 135 101 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.18% 2.66% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.06% 7.41% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 29
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.63 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-5.36% +10.06%

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
1034 1363 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.66% 35.84% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 877 713
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 65 29
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.36 £42.36 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +28 96 £400 +12.67% 58
Cheshire +30 23 £500 +5.26% 5
Lancashire -8 3 - - 1
Merseyside +3 2 £275 -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 105 (42.86%) Linux
2 102 (41.63%) Java
3 97 (39.59%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (33.47%) DevOps
5 79 (32.24%) Puppet
6 65 (26.53%) Ruby
6 65 (26.53%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (25.71%) Jenkins
7 63 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
8 58 (23.67%) Perl
9 57 (23.27%) Unix
10 55 (22.45%) Bash Shell
11 54 (22.04%) Open Source
12 53 (21.63%) JavaScript
13 49 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (18.78%) TDD
15 39 (15.92%) Ansible
16 38 (15.51%) Git (software)
16 38 (15.51%) Scrum
16 38 (15.51%) Windows
17 33 (13.47%) Configuration Management
18 32 (13.06%) Shell Script
19 31 (12.65%) Oracle
19 31 (12.65%) Docker
20 29 (11.84%) BDD
21 28 (11.43%) OO
22 27 (11.02%) Web Services
23 26 (10.61%) SQL
23 26 (10.61%) Red Hat
23 26 (10.61%) Finance

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 25 (10.20%) OpenStack
2 21 (8.57%) Apache
3 15 (6.12%) Apache Spark
3 15 (6.12%) GeoServer
4 13 (5.31%) SAS
5 11 (4.49%) nginx
6 10 (4.08%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.67%) CloudStack
8 7 (2.86%) JBoss
9 6 (2.45%) IIS
10 5 (2.04%) Confluence
10 5 (2.04%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (1.22%) Apache Pig
12 3 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.22%) Oracle 10gAS
13 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.41%) Liferay
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.41%) MS Office
1 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.67%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (3.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (3.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 63 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.53%) GitHub
4 14 (5.71%) IaaS
4 14 (5.71%) PaaS
5 11 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (4.49%) Amazon S3
5 11 (4.49%) SaaS
6 10 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (3.27%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (3.27%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (2.04%) Heroku
10 4 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.63%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (1.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.76%) SSL
2 16 (6.53%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.71%) HTTPS
4 12 (4.90%) VPN
5 9 (3.67%) Firewall
5 9 (3.67%) HTTP
5 9 (3.67%) Kerberos
6 8 (3.27%) DNS
7 7 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 7 (2.86%) LAN
7 7 (2.86%) VoIP
7 7 (2.86%) WAN
8 6 (2.45%) DHCP
8 6 (2.45%) LDAP
9 5 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (2.04%) IMAP
9 5 (2.04%) MRTG
9 5 (2.04%) SMTP
10 4 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.16%) Big Data
1 20 (8.16%) Hadoop
1 20 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.76%) MySQL
3 15 (6.12%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.31%) Redis
5 8 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.86%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.45%) DB2
7 6 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (2.04%) GIS
8 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.04%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.63%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.22%) QlikView
10 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 38 (15.51%) Git (software)
3 23 (9.39%) JIRA
4 16 (6.53%) Cucumber
4 16 (6.53%) Subversion
5 14 (5.71%) Selenium
6 13 (5.31%) WebDriver
7 12 (4.90%) Maven
8 11 (4.49%) Gradle
8 11 (4.49%) JBehave
9 9 (3.67%) GoCD
10 7 (2.86%) MSI
10 7 (2.86%) Travis CI
11 6 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.45%) GitLab
12 5 (2.04%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.63%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.63%) Vagrant
14 3 (1.22%) Hudson
14 3 (1.22%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (10.61%) Finance
2 13 (5.31%) Marketing
3 11 (4.49%) Retail
4 9 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.27%) Banking
5 8 (3.27%) Electronics
5 8 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.22%) Back Office
6 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 77 (31.43%) Developer
2 47 (19.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (11.43%) Python Developer
4 17 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (6.53%) Analyst
5 16 (6.53%) Tester
6 15 (6.12%) Architect
6 15 (6.12%) Automation Tester
6 15 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.08%) Security Analyst
9 8 (3.27%) Administrator
9 8 (3.27%) Lead DevOps
9 8 (3.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 8 (3.27%) Selenium Tester
9 8 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 7 (2.86%) Django Developer
10 7 (2.86%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.02%) Web Services
2 24 (9.80%) HTML
3 22 (8.98%) AngularJS
4 19 (7.76%) JSON
5 18 (7.35%) Django
6 16 (6.53%) PostGIS
7 15 (6.12%) .NET
7 15 (6.12%) CSS
7 15 (6.12%) Leaflet
7 15 (6.12%) OpenLayers
7 15 (6.12%) RESTful
8 12 (4.90%) ELK Stack
8 12 (4.90%) Node.js
9 11 (4.49%) REST
10 10 (4.08%) SOAP
10 10 (4.08%) XML
11 9 (3.67%) Ajax
11 9 (3.67%) jQuery
12 8 (3.27%) Middleware
13 7 (2.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.27%) Virtual Team
2 8 (3.27%) Wiki
3 7 (2.86%) Cyber Attack
3 7 (2.86%) User Experience
4 6 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.63%) Derivative
6 4 (1.63%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (1.63%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.22%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.22%) FMCG
7 3 (1.22%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.22%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 105 (42.86%) Linux
2 57 (23.27%) Unix
3 38 (15.51%) Windows
4 26 (10.61%) CentOS
5 20 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (5.31%) Ubuntu
7 10 (4.08%) Debian
8 8 (3.27%) Fedora
9 4 (1.63%) Solaris
10 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.41%) Android
11 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (39.59%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (33.47%) DevOps
3 54 (22.04%) Open Source
4 49 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (18.78%) TDD
6 38 (15.51%) Scrum
7 33 (13.47%) Configuration Management
8 29 (11.84%) BDD
9 28 (11.43%) OO
10 16 (6.53%) Automated Testing
11 15 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (5.71%) ITIL
12 14 (5.71%) Migration
13 13 (5.31%) Analytics
13 13 (5.31%) Data Migration
13 13 (5.31%) High Availability
14 11 (4.49%) Pair Programming
14 11 (4.49%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 102 (41.63%) Java
2 65 (26.53%) Ruby
3 58 (23.67%) Perl
4 55 (22.45%) Bash Shell
5 53 (21.63%) JavaScript
6 32 (13.06%) Shell Script
7 26 (10.61%) SQL
8 20 (8.16%) C
8 20 (8.16%) C#
9 19 (7.76%) PowerShell
10 17 (6.94%) Scala
11 16 (6.53%) C++
11 16 (6.53%) PHP
12 9 (3.67%) Groovy
13 8 (3.27%) Korn
14 7 (2.86%) Go
14 7 (2.86%) R
15 6 (2.45%) Clojure
16 5 (2.04%) F#
17 4 (1.63%) Cython
Qualifications
1 18 (7.35%) Degree
2 13 (5.31%) CISSP
2 13 (5.31%) SANS
3 9 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.67%) SSCP
4 6 (2.45%) AWS Certification
4 6 (2.45%) ISEB
5 4 (1.63%) CEH
5 4 (1.63%) GCFA
5 4 (1.63%) GIAC
5 4 (1.63%) PhD
5 4 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) CLAS
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.67%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (12.65%) Docker
2 10 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.08%) vSphere
3 9 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.27%) KVM
5 7 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.86%) Xen
5 7 (2.86%) XenServer
6 5 (2.04%) Dovecot
6 5 (2.04%) iptables
6 5 (2.04%) Sendmail
6 5 (2.04%) Squid
7 1 (0.41%) Ceph
7 1 (0.41%) HDFS
7 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (32.24%) Puppet
2 65 (26.53%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (15.92%) Ansible
4 17 (6.94%) Kibana
5 14 (5.71%) Nagios
6 11 (4.49%) logstash
7 9 (3.67%) Ganglia
7 9 (3.67%) Kubernetes
8 8 (3.27%) QRadar
9 7 (2.86%) Cobbler
9 7 (2.86%) Graphite
9 7 (2.86%) Riemann
9 7 (2.86%) Salt
9 7 (2.86%) yum
10 6 (2.45%) HAProxy
11 5 (2.04%) Cacti
11 5 (2.04%) OpenNebula
11 5 (2.04%) Terraform
12 4 (1.63%) Packer
12 4 (1.63%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 31 (12.65%) Oracle
2 26 (10.61%) Red Hat
3 17 (6.94%) SaltStack
4 15 (6.12%) ESRI
4 15 (6.12%) VMware
5 13 (5.31%) Splunk
6 12 (4.90%) SAP
7 11 (4.49%) Google
8 9 (3.67%) IBM
8 9 (3.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (3.27%) Apple
9 8 (3.27%) LogRhythm
9 8 (3.27%) Sybase
10 3 (1.22%) Informatica
10 3 (1.22%) New Relic
10 3 (1.22%) Perforce
11 2 (0.82%) Actian
11 2 (0.82%) Black Duck
11 2 (0.82%) ParAccel
11 2 (0.82%) Teradata
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