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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 64 65 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +56
Contract jobs citing Python 113 74 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.58% 2.39% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.91% 7.25% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 35 13
Average daily rate
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£440 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.20% +21.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £514 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
1429 1020 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.60% 32.88% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 586 532
Average daily rate £380 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.86 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £58.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 September 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 September 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 +9 45 £450 +20.00% 5
Manchester -14 41 £363 -3.33% 18
Lancashire -7 16 £475 -9.52% 2
Merseyside - 3 £550 - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 101 (52.60%) Linux
2 97 (50.52%) Java
2 97 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (48.96%) JavaScript
4 68 (35.42%) .NET
4 68 (35.42%) UNIX
5 58 (30.21%) C++
6 46 (23.96%) Ruby
7 45 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (21.88%) Git (software)
9 38 (19.79%) Amazon AWS
10 37 (19.27%) MongoDB
10 37 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (18.75%) HTML
12 35 (18.23%) Oracle
13 34 (17.71%) Visualisation
14 33 (17.19%) Cloud Computing
15 32 (16.67%) TDD
15 32 (16.67%) Internet
15 32 (16.67%) Big Data
16 31 (16.15%) CSS
17 30 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
17 30 (15.63%) Hadoop
18 29 (15.10%) Apache Cassandra
18 29 (15.10%) IaaS
18 29 (15.10%) C#
18 29 (15.10%) Perl
18 29 (15.10%) Teradata
19 27 (14.06%) Django

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (11.98%) Node.js
2 12 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.65%) Apache
4 4 (2.08%) IIS
4 4 (2.08%) JBoss
4 4 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.56%) Confluence
5 3 (1.56%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.04%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.04%) nginx
6 2 (1.04%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.04%) Maya
3 2 (1.04%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.04%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (1.04%) MODO
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.79%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (17.19%) Cloud Computing
3 29 (15.10%) IaaS
4 6 (3.13%) SaaS
4 6 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.08%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.04%) PaaS
7 2 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.04%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.67%) Internet
2 20 (10.42%) HTTP
3 7 (3.65%) SMTP
4 5 (2.60%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.08%) DNS
5 4 (2.08%) Firewall
5 4 (2.08%) Unified Communications
5 4 (2.08%) Converged Networks
6 3 (1.56%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.56%) Network Security
6 3 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.56%) Wireless
6 3 (1.56%) SSH
6 3 (1.56%) OSPF
6 3 (1.56%) BGP
6 3 (1.56%) TACACS
6 3 (1.56%) Telnet
6 3 (1.56%) VPN
6 3 (1.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.27%) MongoDB
2 32 (16.67%) Big Data
3 30 (15.63%) Hadoop
3 30 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (15.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (10.42%) MySQL
6 13 (6.77%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.69%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.08%) Spotfire
8 4 (2.08%) SQLite
8 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.56%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.04%) DB2
10 2 (1.04%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.52%) HBase
11 1 (0.52%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 42 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 27 (14.06%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.25%) Subversion
3 12 (6.25%) Maven
4 9 (4.69%) Hudson
5 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.08%) JUnit
6 4 (2.08%) PHPUnit
6 4 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.08%) NUnit
7 3 (1.56%) FishEye
7 3 (1.56%) Gradle
7 3 (1.56%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.56%) JIRA
8 2 (1.04%) Selenium
8 2 (1.04%) Firebug
9 1 (0.52%) Ant
9 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Ivy
General
1 13 (6.77%) Finance
2 6 (3.13%) Retail
3 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.56%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.56%) Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (39.58%) Developer
2 36 (18.75%) Architect
3 27 (14.06%) Technical Architect
4 24 (12.50%) Python Developer
5 16 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 14 (7.29%) Django Developer
6 14 (7.29%) Python/Django Developer
7 12 (6.25%) Digital Architect
7 12 (6.25%) Digital Technical Architect
8 11 (5.73%) Administrator
8 11 (5.73%) DBA
9 10 (5.21%) Senior Technical Architect
9 10 (5.21%) MySQL DBA
9 10 (5.21%) Senior Architect
10 8 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.13%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.13%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.13%) Senior Digital Architect
12 6 (3.13%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (35.42%) .NET
2 36 (18.75%) HTML
3 31 (16.15%) CSS
4 27 (14.06%) Django
5 26 (13.54%) AngularJS
6 19 (9.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (5.73%) Web Services
8 9 (4.69%) jQuery
8 9 (4.69%) Qt
9 8 (4.17%) REST
9 8 (4.17%) XHTML
10 7 (3.65%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.13%) JSON
11 6 (3.13%) RESTful
11 6 (3.13%) ASP.NET
11 6 (3.13%) Flask
12 5 (2.60%) Ajax
13 4 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (2.08%) CAML
13 4 (2.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (17.71%) Visualisation
3 14 (7.29%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.73%) User Experience
5 7 (3.65%) Replication
6 4 (2.08%) Statistics
6 4 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.56%) iPhone
8 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) mHealth
9 1 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.52%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.52%) New Media
9 1 (0.52%) Informatics
9 1 (0.52%) IPTV
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 101 (52.60%) Linux
2 68 (35.42%) UNIX
3 19 (9.90%) Mac OS X
4 18 (9.38%) Windows
5 6 (3.13%) CentOS
6 5 (2.60%) Android
7 4 (2.08%) Debian
7 4 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.04%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (16.67%) TDD
4 27 (14.06%) Machine Learning
5 21 (10.94%) Open Source
6 20 (10.42%) ITIL
6 20 (10.42%) Configuration Management
7 18 (9.38%) Web Accessibility
8 16 (8.33%) DevOps
9 15 (7.81%) SDLC
10 13 (6.77%) Analytics
10 13 (6.77%) OO
10 13 (6.77%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.25%) Waterfall
12 11 (5.73%) BDD
13 10 (5.21%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (5.21%) Scrum
13 10 (5.21%) Web Design
14 9 (4.69%) Service Delivery
15 8 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 97 (50.52%) Java
2 94 (48.96%) JavaScript
3 58 (30.21%) C++
4 46 (23.96%) Ruby
5 29 (15.10%) C#
5 29 (15.10%) Perl
6 27 (14.06%) R
7 24 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 22 (11.46%) PHP
8 22 (11.46%) SQL
9 15 (7.81%) C
9 15 (7.81%) Shell Script
10 13 (6.77%) Scala
11 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
12 11 (5.73%) Bourne shell
13 8 (4.17%) Groovy
14 6 (3.13%) VBA
15 4 (2.08%) VBScript
15 4 (2.08%) VB
15 4 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (10.42%) Degree
2 10 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.04%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.52%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.52%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) QA
1 8 (4.17%) P3O
2 2 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.17%) QEMU
2 8 (4.17%) KVM
3 4 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.08%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 42 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (14.06%) StatsD
3 18 (9.38%) Puppet
4 6 (3.13%) Nagios
5 4 (2.08%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.08%) Munin
5 4 (2.08%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.08%) Graphite
6 3 (1.56%) Ansible
6 3 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.04%) Cacti
Vendors
1 35 (18.23%) Oracle
2 29 (15.10%) Teradata
3 27 (14.06%) Citrix
4 26 (13.54%) Tableau
5 25 (13.02%) Apigee
5 25 (13.02%) Mashery
6 14 (7.29%) VMware
7 8 (4.17%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.08%) Google
8 4 (2.08%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.56%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.56%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.56%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.56%) Aruba
9 3 (1.56%) Cisco
10 2 (1.04%) Dell
10 2 (1.04%) Software AG
10 2 (1.04%) SAP
10 2 (1.04%) webMethods
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