Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 51 73
Rank change year-on-year +29 +22 -29
Contract jobs citing Python 96 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.05% 3.22% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.36% 8.00% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 26
Cheshire median daily rate £415 £525 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.95% +21.39% -27.92%
10th Percentile £321 £363 £288
90th Percentile £583 £615 £588
North West median daily rate £463 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £27.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

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 625 500 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 45.89% 40.26% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 372 557
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +8.39% -1.43%
10th Percentile £268 £284 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £37.48 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.29% +66.26% -31.70%
10th Percentile £20.00 £30.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.25 £53.00 £36.25
North West median hourly rate £36.88 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -7.81% +23.08% -7.14%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Chester +6 20 £463 +5.71% 6
Knutsford -1 14 £400 -38.46%
Crewe -9 10 £400 +14.29% 4
Macclesfield +4 7 £550 +4.76% 3
Warrington -10 3 £425 -20.56% 5
Widnes - 1 £290 -
Python
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 48 (50.00%) Java
2 39 (40.63%) Jenkins
3 35 (36.46%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (36.46%) Linux
4 34 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (34.38%) DevOps
6 28 (29.17%) Git (software)
7 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
9 25 (26.04%) SQL
9 25 (26.04%) Unix
10 22 (22.92%) TDD
10 22 (22.92%) Ruby
11 19 (19.79%) Hadoop
12 17 (17.71%) JIRA
13 16 (16.67%) Scala
13 16 (16.67%) Salt
14 15 (15.63%) AngularJS
14 15 (15.63%) Configuration Management
15 14 (14.58%) Puppet
15 14 (14.58%) Test Automation
16 13 (13.54%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (13.54%) Bash Shell
16 13 (13.54%) REST
16 13 (13.54%) Ansible
16 13 (13.54%) Sonatype Nexus
17 12 (12.50%) Big Data
17 12 (12.50%) JSON
17 12 (12.50%) Amazon S3

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 11 (11.46%) Apache Spark
2 10 (10.42%) Confluence
3 8 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.29%) Apache
5 6 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (5.21%) JBoss
7 4 (4.17%) Apache Pig
7 4 (4.17%) OpenStack
7 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.13%) Apache Solr
8 3 (3.13%) Jupyter
8 3 (3.13%) SAS
9 2 (2.08%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
10 1 (1.04%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) HipChat
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.04%) SPSS
3 1 (1.04%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 34 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (13.54%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (12.50%) Amazon S3
4 11 (11.46%) GitHub
5 6 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (5.21%) OpenShift
7 4 (4.17%) PaaS
8 3 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.08%) Serverless
10 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) HTTP
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.79%) Hadoop
2 12 (12.50%) Big Data
3 10 (10.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 8 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
6 6 (6.25%) Apache Hive
7 4 (4.17%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.17%) HBase
7 4 (4.17%) MySQL
7 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.08%) Cloudera CDH
9 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.08%) Impala
10 1 (1.04%) BigQuery
10 1 (1.04%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (1.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (40.63%) Jenkins
2 28 (29.17%) Git (software)
3 17 (17.71%) JIRA
4 13 (13.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (7.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (7.29%) CA Release Automation
5 7 (7.29%) Hudson
6 5 (5.21%) Selenium
6 5 (5.21%) Subversion
6 5 (5.21%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.17%) JUnit
7 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.13%) gulp
8 3 (3.13%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.08%) GitLab
9 2 (2.08%) MSI
9 2 (2.08%) Travis CI
9 2 (2.08%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Automotive
3 4 (4.17%) Law
3 4 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Billing
5 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (48.96%) Developer
2 20 (20.83%) Python Developer
3 18 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 15 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Data Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Consultant
7 7 (7.29%) Django Developer
7 7 (7.29%) Python/Django Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Cloud Developer
9 4 (4.17%) DevOps Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Data Scientist
10 3 (3.13%) Linux Consultant
10 3 (3.13%) Python Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Security Analyst
11 2 (2.08%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.63%) AngularJS
2 13 (13.54%) REST
3 12 (12.50%) JSON
3 12 (12.50%) Web Services
3 12 (12.50%) XML
4 11 (11.46%) HTML
5 9 (9.38%) .NET
5 9 (9.38%) Spring
6 7 (7.29%) Django
7 6 (6.25%) Anaconda
7 6 (6.25%) React
8 5 (5.21%) Middleware
8 5 (5.21%) Node.js
8 5 (5.21%) SOAP
9 4 (4.17%) Gherkin
10 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 3 (3.13%) Ajax
10 3 (3.13%) Express
10 3 (3.13%) Kafka
10 3 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.17%) Taxonomies
4 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.13%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.08%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.46%) Linux
2 25 (26.04%) Unix
3 12 (12.50%) Windows
4 6 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.08%) Android
5 2 (2.08%) CentOS
6 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.04%) Solaris
6 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.38%) DevOps
2 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.92%) TDD
4 15 (15.63%) Configuration Management
5 14 (14.58%) Test Automation
6 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (12.50%) Scrum
8 11 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (10.42%) OO
10 9 (9.38%) Analytics
10 9 (9.38%) Migration
11 7 (7.29%) ETL
12 6 (6.25%) Microservices
12 6 (6.25%) OOD
12 6 (6.25%) Open Source
12 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.25%) Workflow
13 5 (5.21%) Data Engineering
13 5 (5.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.00%) Java
2 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 25 (26.04%) SQL
4 22 (22.92%) Ruby
5 16 (16.67%) Scala
6 13 (13.54%) Bash Shell
7 10 (10.42%) Perl
7 10 (10.42%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.29%) C#
9 6 (6.25%) C++
10 5 (5.21%) C
10 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
11 4 (4.17%) Go
12 3 (3.13%) Groovy
12 3 (3.13%) Java 8
12 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.13%) TypeScript
13 2 (2.08%) LotusScript
14 1 (1.04%) PHP
14 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) AWS Certification
3 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) GDPR
1 2 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) Docker
2 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.13%) QEMU
4 3 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.04%) Firmware
6 1 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 35 (36.46%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (16.67%) Salt
3 14 (14.58%) Puppet
4 13 (13.54%) Ansible
5 10 (10.42%) Kubernetes
6 7 (7.29%) Terraform
7 6 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (3.13%) logstash
8 3 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) SaltStack
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle
3 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.29%) Splunk
4 5 (5.21%) Google
4 5 (5.21%) IBM
4 5 (5.21%) VMware
5 4 (4.17%) Hyperion
5 4 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.17%) Talend
6 3 (3.13%) Ab Initio
6 3 (3.13%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.13%) Cloudera
6 3 (3.13%) McAfee
6 3 (3.13%) Symantec
7 2 (2.08%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.08%) Infoblox
7 2 (2.08%) Lotus
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.08%) Twitter