Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Python
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 53 46
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 +19
Contract jobs citing Python 53 44 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.27% 3.38% 3.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.15% 10.48% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 51
Cheshire median daily rate £515 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.44% -0.22% +31.20%
10th Percentile £428 £375 £350
90th Percentile £588 £600 £550
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 - £42.50

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 403 420 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 32.47% 32.23% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 314 457
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +13.97%
10th Percentile £260 £264 £263
90th Percentile £550 £488 £538
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% +11.43% -50.00%
10th Percentile £27.00 £11.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £38.75 £34.13 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £38.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.97% +4.05% +13.71%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Cheshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Cheshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Cheshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Cheshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 29 £508 - 1
Warrington +6 7 £540 +8.00% 4
Knutsford - 4 £370 - 1
Python
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 40 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (73.58%) Jenkins
3 37 (69.81%) Ruby
3 37 (69.81%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (66.04%) Configuration Management
5 34 (64.15%) TeamCity
5 34 (64.15%) Ansible
6 33 (62.26%) Bash Shell
7 31 (58.49%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (56.60%) Web Services
9 29 (54.72%) PowerShell
10 27 (50.94%) Web Operations
11 26 (49.06%) DevOps
11 26 (49.06%) Linux
12 25 (47.17%) Puppet
13 24 (45.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (43.40%) Opscode Chef
15 19 (35.85%) Windows
16 16 (30.19%) Scrum
17 14 (26.42%) Terraform
18 10 (18.87%) Java
19 9 (16.98%) Git (software)
19 9 (16.98%) Docker
20 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
20 8 (15.09%) Perl
21 7 (13.21%) Project Management
21 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
22 6 (11.32%) Coaching
22 6 (11.32%) AWS CloudFormation

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (7.55%) Confluence
1 4 (7.55%) nginx
2 3 (5.66%) Apache
3 2 (3.77%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 24 (45.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (9.43%) OpenShift
5 4 (7.55%) PaaS
5 4 (7.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) HTTP
1 6 (11.32%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 3 (5.66%) FTP
2 3 (5.66%) Intranet
2 3 (5.66%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.77%) SSH
3 2 (3.77%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (73.58%) Jenkins
2 34 (64.15%) TeamCity
3 9 (16.98%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.43%) JIRA
4 5 (9.43%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.89%) Ant
5 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.89%) Gradle
5 1 (1.89%) Maven
5 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.89%) Subversion
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.66%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) WebOps Engineer
2 25 (47.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Azure DevOps
4 6 (11.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (7.55%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (7.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (5.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (56.60%) Web Services
2 5 (9.43%) JSON
3 4 (7.55%) Middleware
3 4 (7.55%) Node.js
4 2 (3.77%) Ajax
4 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) HTML5
4 2 (3.77%) jQuery
5 1 (1.89%) .NET
5 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
5 1 (1.89%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.89%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Clustering
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) CESG
2 3 (5.66%) Cyberattack
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.77%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Linux
2 19 (35.85%) Windows
3 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (69.81%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (66.04%) Configuration Management
4 31 (58.49%) Continuous Delivery
5 27 (50.94%) Web Operations
6 26 (49.06%) DevOps
7 16 (30.19%) Scrum
8 7 (13.21%) Project Management
9 6 (11.32%) Coaching
9 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.32%) Open Source
10 5 (9.43%) Task Automation
11 4 (7.55%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
11 4 (7.55%) Microservices
11 4 (7.55%) Static Code Analysis
11 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.55%) Use Case
12 3 (5.66%) Data Protection
12 3 (5.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (69.81%) Ruby
2 33 (62.26%) Bash Shell
3 29 (54.72%) PowerShell
4 10 (18.87%) Java
5 8 (15.09%) Perl
6 4 (7.55%) VB
7 3 (5.66%) COBOL
7 3 (5.66%) Jython
7 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.77%) C
8 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.77%) R
8 2 (3.77%) Scala
9 1 (1.89%) C#
9 1 (1.89%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.89%) Go
9 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) SQL
9 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) CISSP
1 3 (5.66%) GCED
1 3 (5.66%) GCFA
1 3 (5.66%) GCIA
1 3 (5.66%) GCIH
1 3 (5.66%) GIAC
1 3 (5.66%) GREM
1 3 (5.66%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (5.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (64.15%) Ansible
2 25 (47.17%) Puppet
3 23 (43.40%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (26.42%) Terraform
5 4 (7.55%) Kubernetes
6 3 (5.66%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.89%) Rancher
7 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.77%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Twitter