Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 52 72
Rank change year-on-year +25 +20 -32
Contract jobs citing Python 86 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.60% 3.03% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.11% 9.54% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 20
Cheshire median daily rate £415 £500 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.00% +15.94% -4.27%
10th Percentile £313 £378 £331
90th Percentile £554 £575 £601
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 569 409 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.63% 31.80% 36.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 297 439
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £495
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £30.25 £27.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.25 £34.33
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% -22.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +15 22 £463 +13.85% 8
Crewe -11 14 £400 -17.10% 2
Knutsford -4 10 £400 +8.11% 6
Macclesfield -3 4 £438 -16.67%
Warrington -5 4 £413 -22.90% 4
Widnes - 1 £290 -
Python
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 46 (53.49%) Java
2 30 (34.88%) Linux
3 29 (33.72%) JavaScript
4 28 (32.56%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (31.40%) Unix
6 23 (26.74%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (23.26%) Git (software)
8 19 (22.09%) SQL
8 19 (22.09%) Jenkins
8 19 (22.09%) DevOps
9 18 (20.93%) HTML
10 17 (19.77%) TDD
11 16 (18.60%) Salt
11 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (18.60%) Scala
12 14 (16.28%) AngularJS
12 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (13.95%) Configuration Management
13 12 (13.95%) Ansible
13 12 (13.95%) Puppet
13 12 (13.95%) Degree
14 11 (12.79%) Hadoop
14 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
14 11 (12.79%) GitHub
14 11 (12.79%) OO
14 11 (12.79%) Ruby
15 10 (11.63%) XML
15 10 (11.63%) C#
15 10 (11.63%) Relational Database
15 10 (11.63%) Amazon Redshift

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 10 (11.63%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.65%) Apache
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.49%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.49%) Confluence
3 3 (3.49%) SAS
4 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.33%) nginx
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.16%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) SPSS
2 1 (1.16%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.79%) GitHub
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.33%) npm
5 2 (2.33%) Yarn
6 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 3 (3.49%) HTTP
3 2 (2.33%) DNS
3 2 (2.33%) SSL
3 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) Hadoop
2 10 (11.63%) Amazon Redshift
2 10 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.30%) Big Data
4 5 (5.81%) Apache Hive
4 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.65%) Amazon Aurora
5 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.49%) HBase
6 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.33%) Cloudera CDH
7 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.33%) Impala
7 2 (2.33%) MySQL
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.16%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (23.26%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (5.81%) Hudson
4 5 (5.81%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.65%) JIRA
5 4 (4.65%) Subversion
6 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.49%) JUnit
6 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.33%) CA Release Automation
7 2 (2.33%) Maven
7 2 (2.33%) Selenium
7 2 (2.33%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.16%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Banking
2 3 (3.49%) Legal
2 3 (3.49%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Automotive
3 2 (2.33%) Front Office
3 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (54.65%) Developer
2 20 (23.26%) Java Developer
3 17 (19.77%) Python Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Django Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Python/Django Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Data Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) DevOps Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Cloud Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Data Scientist
9 3 (3.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (2.33%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.33%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) HTML
2 14 (16.28%) AngularJS
3 10 (11.63%) XML
4 9 (10.47%) .NET
4 9 (10.47%) Django
4 9 (10.47%) React
4 9 (10.47%) Web Services
5 8 (9.30%) REST
5 8 (9.30%) Spring
6 7 (8.14%) CSS
6 7 (8.14%) JSON
6 7 (8.14%) RESTful
7 6 (6.98%) Kafka
7 6 (6.98%) Node.js
8 5 (5.81%) .NET Core
9 4 (4.65%) Vue.js
10 3 (3.49%) Pandas
10 3 (3.49%) scikit-learn
10 3 (3.49%) Servlets
10 3 (3.49%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (4.65%) Taxonomies
2 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.49%) Internet of Things
2 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.33%) Equities
3 2 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Fintech
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.88%) Linux
2 27 (31.40%) Unix
3 7 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (8.14%) Windows
4 2 (2.33%) CentOS
5 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) DevOps
2 17 (19.77%) TDD
3 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.95%) Configuration Management
6 11 (12.79%) OO
6 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
7 10 (11.63%) Open Source
8 8 (9.30%) Analytics
9 7 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.98%) Data Visualisation
10 6 (6.98%) ETL
10 6 (6.98%) OOD
10 6 (6.98%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.98%) Visualisation
11 5 (5.81%) Data Engineering
11 5 (5.81%) Data Science
11 5 (5.81%) Front End Development
11 5 (5.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (53.49%) Java
2 29 (33.72%) JavaScript
3 19 (22.09%) SQL
4 16 (18.60%) Scala
5 11 (12.79%) Ruby
6 10 (11.63%) C#
6 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
7 9 (10.47%) Perl
8 8 (9.30%) Shell Script
9 6 (6.98%) Bash Shell
10 5 (5.81%) Go
11 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
12 3 (3.49%) C++
13 2 (2.33%) C
13 2 (2.33%) ES6
13 2 (2.33%) Java 8
13 2 (2.33%) LotusScript
13 2 (2.33%) PHP
13 2 (2.33%) TypeScript
14 1 (1.16%) OpenEdge ABL
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) AWS Certification
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) GDPR
1 2 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (32.56%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (18.60%) Salt
3 12 (13.95%) Ansible
3 12 (13.95%) Puppet
4 5 (5.81%) Kubernetes
4 5 (5.81%) Terraform
5 4 (4.65%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.49%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) SaltStack
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
3 4 (4.65%) Hyperion
3 4 (4.65%) Isilon
3 4 (4.65%) NetApp
3 4 (4.65%) Talend
4 3 (3.49%) Google
5 2 (2.33%) Lotus
5 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.33%) Splunk
5 2 (2.33%) Twitter
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.16%) Progress
6 1 (1.16%) Sawtooth Software
6 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.16%) Sybase
6 1 (1.16%) Teradata