The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 17 28 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Python 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.85% 1.99% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.00% 4.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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 Chester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 40 70 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 38.46% 46.36% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 59
Median daily rate £438 £350 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +66.66%  
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 Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Chester

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Chester

Python
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region with a requirement for Python.

1 9 (90.00%) OO
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Banking
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) OOP
3 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (60.00%) OTC Derivatives
4 6 (60.00%) Derivative
5 5 (50.00%) Back Office
6 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Back Office
3 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Python Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Derivative
1 6 (60.00%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) OOP
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C++