Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Python
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 68 40
Rank change year-on-year +21 -28 +25
Contract jobs citing Python 47 33 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.53% 2.23% 3.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.63% 6.42% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 18 56
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -4.17% +3.45%
10th Percentile £384 £375 £333
90th Percentile £575 £582 £561
North West median daily rate £483 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +13.53% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 404 514 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.31% 34.78% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 381 460
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £269
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -40.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26.50 £11.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.05 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.53 £37.50
% change year-on-year +35.48% -21.27% +30.43%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 2017. 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 - 14 £483 -
Warrington +16 11 £535 +12.04%
Macclesfield - 6 £525 -
Chester +6 4 £375 -11.76% 1
Knutsford - 4 £370 - 1
Python
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 33 (70.21%) Linux
2 30 (63.83%) Configuration Management
2 30 (63.83%) Jenkins
2 30 (63.83%) DevOps
3 29 (61.70%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (57.45%) Puppet
4 27 (57.45%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (51.06%) Bash Shell
6 22 (46.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (42.55%) Ruby
8 19 (40.43%) Ansible
9 18 (38.30%) TeamCity
9 18 (38.30%) Scrum
9 18 (38.30%) Web Services
10 17 (36.17%) Git (software)
11 16 (34.04%) Docker
12 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
12 14 (29.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (25.53%) Windows
13 12 (25.53%) Web Operations
14 11 (23.40%) Kubernetes
14 11 (23.40%) Java
14 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (21.28%) JIRA
15 10 (21.28%) HTTP
15 10 (21.28%) Shell Script
15 10 (21.28%) SonarQube
16 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (19.15%) Mentoring

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 9 (19.15%) Confluence
1 9 (19.15%) nginx
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (19.15%) Slack
3 5 (10.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (10.64%) OpenShift
4 3 (6.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) HTTP
2 4 (8.51%) Internet
3 2 (4.26%) SSH
4 1 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) FTP
4 1 (2.13%) Intranet
4 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.13%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (17.02%) MongoDB
1 8 (17.02%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (63.83%) Jenkins
2 18 (38.30%) TeamCity
3 17 (36.17%) Git (software)
4 10 (21.28%) JIRA
4 10 (21.28%) SonarQube
5 3 (6.38%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.13%) Ant
7 1 (2.13%) Gradle
7 1 (2.13%) Maven
7 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) WebOps Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Senior DevOps
3 9 (19.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Azure DevOps
6 5 (10.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (6.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (6.38%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) Django
4 2 (4.26%) Node.js
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Avro
5 1 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Life Science
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) CESG
4 1 (2.13%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (70.21%) Linux
2 14 (29.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Configuration Management
1 30 (63.83%) DevOps
2 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (57.45%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (46.81%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (38.30%) Scrum
6 12 (25.53%) Web Operations
7 9 (19.15%) Coaching
7 9 (19.15%) Kanban
7 9 (19.15%) Load Balancing
7 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
7 9 (19.15%) Microservices
7 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
7 9 (19.15%) Static Code Analysis
7 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.64%) Open Source
9 4 (8.51%) Project Management
10 3 (6.38%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (6.38%) Task Automation
11 2 (4.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) Bash Shell
2 20 (42.55%) Ruby
3 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
4 11 (23.40%) Java
5 10 (21.28%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.51%) Perl
7 3 (6.38%) Jython
8 2 (4.26%) R
8 2 (4.26%) VB
9 1 (2.13%) COBOL
9 1 (2.13%) Go
9 1 (2.13%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.13%) Scala
9 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) CISSP
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.13%) GCED
2 1 (2.13%) GCFA
2 1 (2.13%) GCIA
2 1 (2.13%) GCIH
2 1 (2.13%) GIAC
2 1 (2.13%) GREM
2 1 (2.13%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) CESG Infosec
2 1 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Docker
2 8 (17.02%) Xen
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (61.70%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (57.45%) Puppet
3 19 (40.43%) Ansible
4 11 (23.40%) Kubernetes
5 8 (17.02%) Rancher
6 3 (6.38%) Terraform
7 1 (2.13%) Grafana
7 1 (2.13%) Graphite
7 1 (2.13%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.26%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) SaltStack
2 2 (4.26%) VMware