The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 113 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Python 23 2 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.083% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.34% 0.25% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 17
Average daily rate £350 £250 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £250 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £250 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
982 790 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.97% 32.69% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 381 574
Average daily rate £330 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 53
Average hourly rate £37.29 £29.96 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.46% +19.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £13.18 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Python
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 12 £350 - 5
Manchester - 9 £350 - 3
Lancashire -22 3 £381 +52.50% 1
Merseyside - - - - 3
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 21 (48.84%) Perl
2 17 (39.53%) Linux
3 16 (37.21%) PHP
3 16 (37.21%) Java
4 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (27.91%) Django
5 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (27.91%) HTML
6 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
6 11 (25.58%) MySQL
7 10 (23.26%) Scala
7 10 (23.26%) Puppet
7 10 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (20.93%) Finance
9 8 (18.60%) C++
9 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
10 7 (16.28%) TDD
10 7 (16.28%) Subversion
10 7 (16.28%) C
10 7 (16.28%) CSS
10 7 (16.28%) Windows
10 7 (16.28%) OO
10 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
10 7 (16.28%) BDD
11 6 (13.95%) OOP
11 6 (13.95%) Objective-C
11 6 (13.95%) Atlassian
11 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.30%) Gradle
12 4 (9.30%) Artifactory

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 4 (9.30%) Confluence
2 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) ArcGIS
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) WordPress
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Big Data
3 2 (4.65%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.28%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Maven
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) FishEye
3 4 (9.30%) Gradle
3 4 (9.30%) Artifactory
3 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Python Developer
3 10 (23.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Python/Django Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Python Programmer
5 4 (9.30%) Django Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Middleware Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Domain Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.33%) SAS BI Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Django
1 12 (27.91%) HTML
2 7 (16.28%) CSS
3 4 (9.30%) jQuery
4 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 3 (6.98%) Middleware
4 3 (6.98%) .NET
4 3 (6.98%) JSON
5 2 (4.65%) Ajax
5 2 (4.65%) XML
5 2 (4.65%) XHTML
5 2 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.33%) LAMP
6 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.33%) Spring
6 1 (2.33%) Google Maps API
6 1 (2.33%) RESTful
6 1 (2.33%) HTML5
6 1 (2.33%) Twisted
6 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Open Source
2 3 (6.98%) GIS
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
5 1 (2.33%) Debian
5 1 (2.33%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.28%) TDD
3 7 (16.28%) OO
3 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
3 7 (16.28%) BDD
4 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
4 6 (13.95%) OOP
5 4 (9.30%) ETL
6 2 (4.65%) Scrum
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Kanban
7 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.33%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (2.33%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) Perl
2 16 (37.21%) PHP
2 16 (37.21%) Java
3 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.26%) Scala
5 8 (18.60%) C++
6 7 (16.28%) C
7 6 (13.95%) Objective-C
8 4 (9.30%) Ruby
9 2 (4.65%) SQL
9 2 (4.65%) C#
9 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.33%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (2.33%) KVM
2 1 (2.33%) Samba
2 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Puppet
1 10 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Atlassian
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Progress
4 2 (4.65%) IBM
4 2 (4.65%) ESRI
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.33%) Mercator
5 1 (2.33%) Sony
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