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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
North West / Cheshire
Rank 35 56 49
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs citing Python 15 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.85% 2.59% 2.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.39% 6.20% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 17
Median daily rate £438 £425 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £289 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.66% -5.62%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 203 403 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 38.52% 41.76% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 257 214
Median daily rate £400 £358 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Cheshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 4 £500 - 4
Warrington +26 3 £410 -10.86% 1
Knutsford +9 3 £413 -8.33% 1
Macclesfield +3 1 £450 -10.00%
Crewe - 1 £350 -
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 19 (54.29%) Java
2 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (40.00%) Windows
4 13 (37.14%) Perl
5 12 (34.29%) Linux
6 10 (28.57%) OO
7 9 (25.71%) Finance
7 9 (25.71%) Banking
7 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
7 9 (25.71%) DevOps
8 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (22.86%) TDD
8 8 (22.86%) JSON
8 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (22.86%) Puppet
8 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
8 8 (22.86%) Unix
8 8 (22.86%) HTML
9 7 (20.00%) Oracle
9 7 (20.00%) OOP
9 7 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (17.14%) OTC Derivatives
10 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (17.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (17.14%) Kubernetes
10 6 (17.14%) Docker
10 6 (17.14%) AWS Certification
10 6 (17.14%) boto

Python
Top Related 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 5 (14.29%) JBoss
2 4 (11.43%) IIS
2 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) nginx
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle 10gAS
3 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.86%) SAS
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP MDG
1 1 (2.86%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (17.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (14.29%) Amazon S3
3 5 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (11.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (11.43%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (11.43%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (11.43%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (11.43%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (11.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (11.43%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Kerberos
1 4 (11.43%) SSL
1 4 (11.43%) VPN
2 3 (8.57%) LDAP
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.86%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (11.43%) Big Data
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.86%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.86%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.86%) Spotfire
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) GitLab
3 1 (2.86%) Gradle
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) MSI
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (25.71%) Banking
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Back Office
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Python Developer
3 5 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Data Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Middleware Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (2.86%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (2.86%) Splunk Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) HTML
1 8 (22.86%) JSON
2 6 (17.14%) boto
2 6 (17.14%) YAML
3 4 (11.43%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) Middleware
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (5.71%) Ajax
5 2 (5.71%) Django
5 2 (5.71%) HTML5
5 2 (5.71%) jQuery
6 1 (2.86%) .NET
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.86%) CSS
6 1 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.86%) JAAS
6 1 (2.86%) Java SE
6 1 (2.86%) Node.js
6 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (17.14%) Derivative
2 6 (17.14%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) OO
3 9 (25.71%) DevOps
4 8 (22.86%) TDD
5 7 (20.00%) OOP
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
6 6 (17.14%) High Availability
7 5 (14.29%) Analytics
8 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 3 (8.57%) Identity Management
8 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
8 3 (8.57%) ITIL
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.71%) Data Security
9 2 (5.71%) ETL
10 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
10 1 (2.86%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) Java
2 13 (37.14%) Perl
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) C#
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) Cython
6 1 (2.86%) Go
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) Docker
2 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (22.86%) Puppet
2 6 (17.14%) Kubernetes
3 4 (11.43%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (11.43%) Salt
4 1 (2.86%) Grafana
4 1 (2.86%) Graphite
4 1 (2.86%) Rundeck
4 1 (2.86%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Vertica
3 1 (2.86%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) Informatica
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Splunk
3 1 (2.86%) Twitter
Knutsford, Cheshire
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