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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 76 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
+31 0
Contract jobs citing Python 56 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.14% 1.49% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 8
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£408 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.23% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £482 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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
1089 942 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.63% 35.29% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 549 556
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 43
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £16.60 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Manchester +29 36 £425 +19.71% 13
Cheshire +14 13 £400 -17.52% 3
Lancashire -13 6 £500 +25.00% 1
Merseyside - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 66 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (41.44%) Django
3 42 (37.84%) Git (software)
4 38 (34.23%) Linux
5 35 (31.53%) JavaScript
6 32 (28.83%) HTML
6 32 (28.83%) CSS
6 32 (28.83%) TDD
6 32 (28.83%) Ruby
7 24 (21.62%) Scrum
8 23 (20.72%) UNIX
8 23 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (18.02%) Java
9 20 (18.02%) SQL
9 20 (18.02%) C++
10 19 (17.12%) Perl
11 18 (16.22%) PHP
12 17 (15.32%) Qt
12 17 (15.32%) Web Services
13 16 (14.41%) Open Source
14 14 (12.61%) Responsive Web Design
14 14 (12.61%) Kanban
14 14 (12.61%) JSON
15 13 (11.71%) .NET
16 12 (10.81%) OO
16 12 (10.81%) Configuration Management
16 12 (10.81%) Web Development
16 12 (10.81%) DevOps
17 11 (9.91%) PyQt
18 10 (9.01%) Node.js

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (9.01%) Node.js
2 9 (8.11%) ArcGIS
3 5 (4.50%) Apache
4 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.70%) iPlanet
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (1.80%) nginx
6 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.80%) IIS
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.90%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.50%) SaaS
3 4 (3.60%) PaaS
3 4 (3.60%) IaaS
4 2 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) HTTP
2 2 (1.80%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) SSL
2 2 (1.80%) DNS
3 1 (0.90%) SNMP
3 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.90%) VPN
3 1 (0.90%) SMTP
3 1 (0.90%) DHCP
3 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.90%) SAN
3 1 (0.90%) IPv4
3 1 (0.90%) Internet
3 1 (0.90%) LDAP
3 1 (0.90%) DSL
3 1 (0.90%) DVB
3 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.90%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.90%) VLAN
3 1 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) MySQL
2 9 (8.11%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.21%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.31%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.50%) Big Data
6 4 (3.60%) Redis
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.80%) MS Access
8 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.90%) DB2
8 1 (0.90%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (37.84%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.11%) Subversion
3 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.41%) Bower
4 6 (5.41%) CasperJS
5 5 (4.50%) PhantomJS
5 5 (4.50%) Grunt
5 5 (4.50%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.80%) Selenium
8 2 (1.80%) JIRA
8 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.90%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.90%) Xcode
9 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (3.60%) Finance
2 1 (0.90%) Law
2 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (63.06%) Developer
2 36 (32.43%) Python Developer
3 21 (18.92%) Python/Django Developer
4 18 (16.22%) Django Developer
5 14 (12.61%) Architect
6 12 (10.81%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.21%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (5.41%) GIS Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.41%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Python Web Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Software Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (2.70%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Team Leader
11 3 (2.70%) Senior Python Developer
11 3 (2.70%) PHP Developer
12 2 (1.80%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (41.44%) Django
2 32 (28.83%) HTML
2 32 (28.83%) CSS
3 17 (15.32%) Qt
3 17 (15.32%) Web Services
4 14 (12.61%) JSON
5 13 (11.71%) .NET
6 11 (9.91%) PyQt
7 6 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (5.41%) Haml
7 6 (5.41%) Underscore.js
7 6 (5.41%) Celery
8 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.50%) Sass
8 5 (4.50%) Ajax
8 5 (4.50%) WCF
9 4 (3.60%) RESTful
9 4 (3.60%) REST
9 4 (3.60%) LAMP
10 3 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Open Source
2 9 (8.11%) GIS
3 8 (7.21%) User Experience
4 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.50%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.70%) Blog
5 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.90%) DTV
7 1 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.90%) Replication
7 1 (0.90%) STB
7 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.90%) Social Media
7 1 (0.90%) Arduino
7 1 (0.90%) Statistics
7 1 (0.90%) Telematics
7 1 (0.90%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.90%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 38 (34.23%) Linux
2 23 (20.72%) UNIX
3 10 (9.01%) Windows
3 10 (9.01%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.60%) CentOS
4 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.80%) Android
5 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.90%) Debian
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.83%) TDD
3 24 (21.62%) Scrum
4 23 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (12.61%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (12.61%) Kanban
6 12 (10.81%) OO
6 12 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.81%) Web Development
6 12 (10.81%) DevOps
7 10 (9.01%) Web Design
8 7 (6.31%) Software Engineering
9 6 (5.41%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.41%) OOP
10 5 (4.50%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.50%) Waterfall
11 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.70%) ITIL
12 3 (2.70%) Pair Programming
12 3 (2.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.53%) JavaScript
2 32 (28.83%) Ruby
3 20 (18.02%) Java
3 20 (18.02%) SQL
3 20 (18.02%) C++
4 19 (17.12%) Perl
5 18 (16.22%) PHP
6 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.41%) C
8 4 (3.60%) VBA
8 4 (3.60%) C#
9 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.80%) VB
10 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.90%) AWK
11 1 (0.90%) Jython
11 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) Degree
1 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.90%) PhD
4 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
1 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.90%) NFS
2 1 (0.90%) Samba
2 1 (0.90%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) Puppet
2 7 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.50%) Nagios
4 3 (2.70%) Ansible
4 3 (2.70%) Salt
5 2 (1.80%) Cacti
5 2 (1.80%) Ganglia
5 2 (1.80%) yum
6 1 (0.90%) MOM
6 1 (0.90%) WSUS
6 1 (0.90%) SCOM
6 1 (0.90%) Opsview
Vendors
1 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
1 8 (7.21%) Oracle
2 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.50%) ESRI
3 5 (4.50%) VMware
4 2 (1.80%) Percona
4 2 (1.80%) webMethods
4 2 (1.80%) SAP
4 2 (1.80%) Dell
4 2 (1.80%) Software AG
5 1 (0.90%) EMC
5 1 (0.90%) IBM
5 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.90%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.90%) Apple
5 1 (0.90%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.90%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.90%) Atmel
5 1 (0.90%) Zend
5 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
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