The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
North West / Manchester
Rank 29 72 56
Rank change year-on-year +43 -16  
Contract jobs citing Python 62 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.77% 2.03% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.75% 5.67% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 23 22
Median daily rate £400 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +4.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £301 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 577 635 508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 44.35% 35.77% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 394 320
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.34 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £41.00
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Manchester

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Manchester

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Manchester

Python
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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
Salford -2 4 £400 -5.88% 2
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Python.

1 76 (47.20%) Java
2 67 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (39.75%) Linux
4 54 (33.54%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (33.54%) DevOps
5 50 (31.06%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (30.43%) Puppet
7 43 (26.71%) Ruby
8 41 (25.47%) Ansible
9 35 (21.74%) Unix
9 35 (21.74%) SQL
10 34 (21.12%) Open Source
11 33 (20.50%) Bash Shell
12 32 (19.88%) JavaScript
13 30 (18.63%) TDD
14 29 (18.01%) Jenkins
15 28 (17.39%) Configuration Management
16 27 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (16.77%) BDD
17 25 (15.53%) Docker
18 23 (14.29%) Git (software)
18 23 (14.29%) Finance
19 22 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
20 20 (12.42%) Hadoop
20 20 (12.42%) Scrum
20 20 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (11.80%) Big Data
22 18 (11.18%) OpenStack
22 18 (11.18%) Web Services
23 17 (10.56%) Red Hat

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 18 (11.18%) OpenStack
2 15 (9.32%) Apache Spark
3 10 (6.21%) GeoServer
4 9 (5.59%) CloudStack
5 5 (3.11%) nginx
6 4 (2.48%) SAS
6 4 (2.48%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.86%) Confluence
7 3 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.24%) Apache
8 2 (1.24%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.62%) Drupal
9 1 (0.62%) Jetty
9 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.62%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (6.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (33.54%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (3.73%) GitHub
5 5 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.11%) Heroku
6 4 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.48%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (1.86%) CloudFront
7 3 (1.86%) PaaS
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.24%) SaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.62%) IaaS
9 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.62%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.94%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.45%) SSL
3 10 (6.21%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.97%) Firewall
5 7 (4.35%) LAN
5 7 (4.35%) VoIP
5 7 (4.35%) VPN
5 7 (4.35%) WAN
6 5 (3.11%) Internet
6 5 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (2.48%) HTTP
7 4 (2.48%) Wireless
8 3 (1.86%) DNS
9 1 (0.62%) DHCP
9 1 (0.62%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.62%) Network Security
9 1 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.42%) Hadoop
2 19 (11.80%) Big Data
3 12 (7.45%) MySQL
3 12 (7.45%) SQL Server
4 11 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.83%) Redis
5 5 (3.11%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.48%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.86%) HDInsight
7 3 (1.86%) Spark SQL
8 2 (1.24%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.24%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (1.24%) GIS
9 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.62%) DB2
9 1 (0.62%) MS Access
9 1 (0.62%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (18.01%) Jenkins
2 23 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 17 (10.56%) Selenium
4 15 (9.32%) JIRA
5 14 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 14 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 11 (6.83%) GoCD
6 11 (6.83%) Subversion
7 8 (4.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (4.97%) Gradle
7 8 (4.97%) JBehave
7 8 (4.97%) Maven
7 8 (4.97%) Travis CI
8 5 (3.11%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.11%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.86%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.86%) Hudson
9 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.24%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.24%) MSI
General
1 23 (14.29%) Finance
2 13 (8.07%) Marketing
3 11 (6.83%) Electronics
3 11 (6.83%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.97%) Retail
5 2 (1.24%) Advertising
5 2 (1.24%) Games
6 1 (0.62%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Front Office
6 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (36.65%) Developer
2 41 (25.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.94%) Python Developer
4 15 (9.32%) Automation Tester
4 15 (9.32%) Tester
5 12 (7.45%) Data Engineer
6 10 (6.21%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.59%) ETL Developer
7 9 (5.59%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.97%) Architect
8 8 (4.97%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 8 (4.97%) Selenium Tester
9 7 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
10 6 (3.73%) Hadoop Engineer
11 5 (3.11%) Big Data Engineer
11 5 (3.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (3.11%) Oracle ETL Developer
11 5 (3.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.18%) Web Services
2 14 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (8.70%) HTML
3 13 (8.07%) CSS
3 13 (8.07%) REST
4 12 (7.45%) AngularJS
5 10 (6.21%) Leaflet
5 10 (6.21%) Node.js
5 10 (6.21%) OpenLayers
5 10 (6.21%) PostGIS
5 10 (6.21%) RESTful
6 9 (5.59%) Django
7 8 (4.97%) JSON
8 7 (4.35%) .NET
8 7 (4.35%) Gherkin
9 6 (3.73%) Ajax
10 5 (3.11%) HTML5
10 5 (3.11%) jQuery
10 5 (3.11%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.11%) Computer Science
1 5 (3.11%) Cyber Attack
1 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.48%) User Experience
3 3 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.24%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.24%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.24%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.24%) Wiki
5 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.62%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 64 (39.75%) Linux
2 35 (21.74%) Unix
3 17 (10.56%) CentOS
3 17 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (9.32%) Windows
5 9 (5.59%) Fedora
6 3 (1.86%) Solaris
6 3 (1.86%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.62%) Debian
7 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.62%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (33.54%) DevOps
3 34 (21.12%) Open Source
4 30 (18.63%) TDD
5 28 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 27 (16.77%) BDD
6 27 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (12.42%) Scrum
8 13 (8.07%) ETL
9 12 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (6.83%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (6.83%) Migration
10 11 (6.83%) Programme Management
11 10 (6.21%) Automation Testing
11 10 (6.21%) Data Migration
11 10 (6.21%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.21%) Test Automation
12 9 (5.59%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 76 (47.20%) Java
2 43 (26.71%) Ruby
3 35 (21.74%) SQL
4 33 (20.50%) Bash Shell
5 32 (19.88%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.56%) Shell Script
7 14 (8.70%) Scala
8 9 (5.59%) C#
8 9 (5.59%) Perl
9 8 (4.97%) C
9 8 (4.97%) C++
10 7 (4.35%) PHP
11 5 (3.11%) Groovy
12 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.86%) Clojure
13 3 (1.86%) F#
13 3 (1.86%) Korn
14 2 (1.24%) Go
14 2 (1.24%) R
14 2 (1.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (9.94%) Degree
2 8 (4.97%) SANS
2 8 (4.97%) SSCP
3 7 (4.35%) CISSP
4 5 (3.11%) ISEB
5 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) PhD
7 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) HND
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (15.53%) Docker
2 9 (5.59%) vSphere
3 7 (4.35%) Xen
3 7 (4.35%) XenServer
4 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.62%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 50 (31.06%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (30.43%) Puppet
3 41 (25.47%) Ansible
4 17 (10.56%) Kibana
5 9 (5.59%) Graphite
5 9 (5.59%) logstash
5 9 (5.59%) Nagios
6 8 (4.97%) Ganglia
6 8 (4.97%) QRadar
6 8 (4.97%) Riemann
7 7 (4.35%) Cobbler
8 5 (3.11%) Terraform
9 4 (2.48%) Packer
9 4 (2.48%) RSA enVision
10 2 (1.24%) yum
11 1 (0.62%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.62%) Mesos
11 1 (0.62%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (10.56%) Red Hat
2 12 (7.45%) Google
2 12 (7.45%) Oracle
2 12 (7.45%) SAP
3 11 (6.83%) Splunk
4 10 (6.21%) ESRI
5 8 (4.97%) IBM
5 8 (4.97%) LogRhythm
5 8 (4.97%) SaltStack
5 8 (4.97%) VMware
6 7 (4.35%) Apple
6 7 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.86%) New Relic
8 2 (1.24%) Apigee
8 2 (1.24%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.24%) HP
8 2 (1.24%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.24%) Vertica
9 1 (0.62%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.62%) Kofax
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