Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 37 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +37 -16
Contract jobs citing Python 71 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.40% 3.84% 2.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.26% 9.78% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 33
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -19.05%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £266
90th Percentile £638 £630 £633
North West median daily rate £493 £413 £409
% change year-on-year +19.39% +0.92% -9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £42.50 - £27.50
10th Percentile £41.25 - £21.31
90th Percentile £43.75 - £37.00
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +15.38%

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 579 409 790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.03% 39.25% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 308 551
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £545 £521 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 20
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £43.48 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.49% +117.38% -13.04%
10th Percentile £22.75 £20.85 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.25 £62.00 £38.73
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +8.11% +5.71%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +3 24 £515 +47.14% 3
Knutsford -5 11 £375 -42.31% 4
Warrington -11 5 £530 +29.27% 7
Macclesfield -3 3 £630 +5.00%
Python
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 50 (70.42%) Jenkins
2 42 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (50.70%) Ruby
3 36 (50.70%) Linux
4 34 (47.89%) DevOps
5 30 (42.25%) Bash Shell
6 29 (40.85%) Configuration Management
7 28 (39.44%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (38.03%) Ansible
9 25 (35.21%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (35.21%) PowerShell
9 25 (35.21%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (33.80%) TeamCity
10 24 (33.80%) Web Services
10 24 (33.80%) Java
11 23 (32.39%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (30.99%) Windows
13 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
14 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (25.35%) Puppet
15 18 (25.35%) JIRA
16 17 (23.94%) Scrum
16 17 (23.94%) Web Operations
17 16 (22.54%) Terraform
18 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
19 12 (16.90%) Amazon EC2
20 11 (15.49%) Amazon S3
20 11 (15.49%) Hadoop
20 11 (15.49%) Confluence
20 11 (15.49%) Test Automation

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 (15.49%) Confluence
2 9 (12.68%) Tomcat
3 8 (11.27%) Apache
4 7 (9.86%) JBoss
5 5 (7.04%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (5.63%) Apache Spark
6 4 (5.63%) OpenStack
7 3 (4.23%) Apache Solr
7 3 (4.23%) Jupyter
8 2 (2.82%) Apache Pig
8 2 (2.82%) nginx
8 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.41%) IIS
9 1 (1.41%) OpenEdge
9 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.39%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (16.90%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (15.49%) Amazon S3
5 8 (11.27%) OpenShift
6 7 (9.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (8.45%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (8.45%) PaaS
8 4 (5.63%) GitHub
8 4 (5.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (4.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (2.82%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (2.82%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (2.82%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (2.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (2.82%) Serverless
10 2 (2.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) HTTP
2 5 (7.04%) Internet
3 3 (4.23%) Firewall
3 3 (4.23%) FTP
3 3 (4.23%) Intranet
3 3 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.82%) VPN
4 2 (2.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.45%) Big Data
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.63%) MySQL
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.82%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.82%) HBase
4 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.41%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (70.42%) Jenkins
2 24 (33.80%) TeamCity
3 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
4 18 (25.35%) JIRA
5 10 (14.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (8.45%) CA Release Automation
7 3 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.23%) gulp
7 3 (4.23%) Hudson
7 3 (4.23%) IntelliJ
7 3 (4.23%) JUnit
7 3 (4.23%) Selenium
7 3 (4.23%) SonarQube
7 3 (4.23%) Subversion
7 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.82%) GitLab
8 2 (2.82%) MSI
9 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.41%) Gradle
9 1 (1.41%) Maven
General
1 5 (7.04%) Banking
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
2 3 (4.23%) Law
3 2 (2.82%) Automotive
3 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (25.35%) Developer
3 16 (22.54%) WebOps Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Python Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Python Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (4.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Django Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (4.23%) Python/Django Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Middleware Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) Web Services
2 10 (14.08%) JSON
3 9 (12.68%) AngularJS
4 8 (11.27%) REST
5 7 (9.86%) Middleware
6 6 (8.45%) .NET
6 6 (8.45%) Anaconda
6 6 (8.45%) HTML
6 6 (8.45%) Node.js
7 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.23%) Ajax
7 3 (4.23%) Django
7 3 (4.23%) Express
7 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.23%) SOAP
7 3 (4.23%) Spring
7 3 (4.23%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.82%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (2.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Clustering
3 3 (4.23%) CESG
3 3 (4.23%) Cyberattack
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.82%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (50.70%) Linux
2 22 (30.99%) Windows
3 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.86%) Unix
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) CentOS
5 1 (1.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.89%) DevOps
3 29 (40.85%) Configuration Management
4 28 (39.44%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (35.21%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (23.94%) Scrum
6 17 (23.94%) Web Operations
7 11 (15.49%) Test Automation
8 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (12.68%) TDD
9 7 (9.86%) Decision-Making
9 7 (9.86%) Migration
9 7 (9.86%) Open Source
10 6 (8.45%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (8.45%) Data Protection
10 6 (8.45%) Remediation Plan
10 6 (8.45%) Risk Management
11 5 (7.04%) Project Management
11 5 (7.04%) SIEM
11 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.70%) Ruby
2 30 (42.25%) Bash Shell
3 25 (35.21%) PowerShell
4 24 (33.80%) Java
5 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.08%) SQL
7 7 (9.86%) Perl
8 6 (8.45%) C#
9 5 (7.04%) C
9 5 (7.04%) Go
10 4 (5.63%) C++
11 3 (4.23%) COBOL
11 3 (4.23%) Groovy
11 3 (4.23%) Java 8
11 3 (4.23%) Scala
11 3 (4.23%) TypeScript
11 3 (4.23%) VB
12 2 (2.82%) PHP
13 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) CISSP
1 3 (4.23%) GCED
1 3 (4.23%) GCFA
1 3 (4.23%) GCIA
1 3 (4.23%) GCIH
1 3 (4.23%) GIAC
1 3 (4.23%) GREM
1 3 (4.23%) GSEC
2 2 (2.82%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (4.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (15.49%) Docker
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.23%) QEMU
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.82%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.41%) Firmware
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 27 (38.03%) Ansible
2 25 (35.21%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (25.35%) Puppet
4 16 (22.54%) Terraform
5 8 (11.27%) Kubernetes
6 4 (5.63%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (4.23%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (4.23%) logstash
7 3 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (4.23%) Salt
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.45%) IBM
3 5 (7.04%) Splunk
3 5 (7.04%) VMware
4 3 (4.23%) Ab Initio
4 3 (4.23%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.23%) Cloudera
4 3 (4.23%) McAfee
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.23%) Symantec
5 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.82%) Google
5 2 (2.82%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.41%) Progress
6 1 (1.41%) Tableau
6 1 (1.41%) Twitter
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas