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 28 June 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Python 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.92% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £456 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +15.33% +2.73%  

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 68 138 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 49.64% 61.61% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 223 121
Median daily rate £450 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £294 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8 (88.89%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) OO
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) Derivative
3 5 (55.56%) OOP
3 5 (55.56%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (44.44%) Back Office
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Django
6 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (11.11%) EMIR
6 1 (11.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (11.11%) Docker
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Terraform
6 1 (11.11%) ATDD
6 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) C
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript

Python
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) ProC
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Back Office
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Django Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Django
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Derivative
1 5 (55.56%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) OOP
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ATDD
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (11.11%) EMIR
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Terraform