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 27 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 59 63
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4  
Contract jobs citing Python 52 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.72% 2.57% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.02% 8.32% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 12
Median daily rate £418 £420 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +13.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £284 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% +6.16%  

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 519 553 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.10% 30.95% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 378 309
Median daily rate £389 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.03% +61.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.25 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 - 4 £413 - 2
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Python
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Python.

1 48 (42.11%) Java
2 43 (37.72%) Linux
3 42 (36.84%) SQL
4 36 (31.58%) DevOps
5 33 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (28.07%) Ansible
7 28 (24.56%) Git (software)
8 25 (21.93%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (21.05%) Bash Shell
9 24 (21.05%) Puppet
10 23 (20.18%) Jenkins
10 23 (20.18%) JavaScript
11 22 (19.30%) Big Data
12 21 (18.42%) Unix
12 21 (18.42%) Windows
13 20 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (16.67%) Configuration Management
15 18 (15.79%) Test Automation
15 18 (15.79%) Ruby
16 17 (14.91%) HTML
16 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
16 17 (14.91%) Finance
17 16 (14.04%) CSS
17 16 (14.04%) Hadoop
17 16 (14.04%) Open Source
17 16 (14.04%) Docker
18 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (12.28%) CentOS
19 13 (11.40%) REST

Python
Co-occurring 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 8 (7.02%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.26%) SAS
3 5 (4.39%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.63%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.75%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.75%) IIS
5 2 (1.75%) nginx
5 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) Confluence
6 1 (0.88%) Drupal
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (6.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.14%) GitHub
2 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.63%) PaaS
5 2 (1.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) SSL
1 10 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.02%) Firewall
3 7 (6.14%) HTTPS
3 7 (6.14%) VPN
4 5 (4.39%) LAN
4 5 (4.39%) SSH
4 5 (4.39%) VoIP
4 5 (4.39%) WAN
5 4 (3.51%) Internet
5 4 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.63%) SNMP
6 3 (2.63%) Wireless
7 2 (1.75%) IPsec
7 2 (1.75%) Network Security
8 1 (0.88%) HTTP
8 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.30%) Big Data
2 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
3 16 (14.04%) Hadoop
4 11 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (7.02%) MySQL
5 8 (7.02%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.26%) Redis
7 4 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.75%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.75%) Power BI
10 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.88%) GIS
10 1 (0.88%) QGIS
10 1 (0.88%) QlikView
10 1 (0.88%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (24.56%) Git (software)
2 23 (20.18%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.89%) Selenium
4 8 (7.02%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.14%) WebDriver
6 6 (5.26%) GoCD
6 6 (5.26%) JIRA
6 6 (5.26%) Subversion
7 5 (4.39%) Travis CI
8 4 (3.51%) Mocha
9 3 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.63%) gulp
9 3 (2.63%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.63%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.63%) webpack
10 2 (1.75%) Appium
10 2 (1.75%) GitLab
10 2 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.75%) Yeoman
General
1 17 (14.91%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Marketing
3 7 (6.14%) Electronics
3 7 (6.14%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.51%) Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (35.96%) Developer
2 21 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (13.16%) Python Developer
4 14 (12.28%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) ETL Developer
6 10 (8.77%) Architect
7 9 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
7 9 (7.89%) Data Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (7.02%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.02%) SQL Developer
9 7 (6.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (6.14%) Tester
10 6 (5.26%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Oracle ETL Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 6 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.91%) HTML
2 16 (14.04%) CSS
3 13 (11.40%) REST
4 12 (10.53%) Web Services
5 11 (9.65%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (9.65%) Node.js
6 10 (8.77%) .NET
7 9 (7.89%) HTML5
7 9 (7.89%) JSON
8 8 (7.02%) Ajax
9 7 (6.14%) Django
9 7 (6.14%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (5.26%) CSS3
10 6 (5.26%) Ext JS
11 5 (4.39%) Gherkin
11 5 (4.39%) MSMQ
11 5 (4.39%) RESTful
11 5 (4.39%) XML
12 4 (3.51%) SOAP
12 4 (3.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.39%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.51%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.75%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.75%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) User Experience
5 2 (1.75%) Wiki
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.72%) Linux
2 21 (18.42%) Unix
2 21 (18.42%) Windows
3 14 (12.28%) CentOS
4 8 (7.02%) Ubuntu
5 7 (6.14%) Debian
6 6 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.39%) Fedora
8 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.88%) Solaris
9 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.58%) DevOps
2 32 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 18 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 16 (14.04%) Open Source
7 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (11.40%) ETL
8 13 (11.40%) TDD
9 10 (8.77%) Data Cleansing
9 10 (8.77%) Data Transformation
9 10 (8.77%) Software Engineering
10 8 (7.02%) ERP
10 8 (7.02%) ITIL
11 7 (6.14%) BDD
11 7 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (6.14%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (6.14%) Programme Management
11 7 (6.14%) Scrum
11 7 (6.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (42.11%) Java
2 42 (36.84%) SQL
3 24 (21.05%) Bash Shell
4 23 (20.18%) JavaScript
5 18 (15.79%) Ruby
6 13 (11.40%) Shell Script
7 10 (8.77%) Scala
8 8 (7.02%) C++
9 5 (4.39%) Go
9 5 (4.39%) PHP
9 5 (4.39%) Prolog
10 4 (3.51%) C
10 4 (3.51%) Groovy
10 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.75%) ES6
11 2 (1.75%) Perl
11 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.88%) C#
12 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (7.89%) Degree
2 5 (4.39%) CISSP
2 5 (4.39%) SANS
2 5 (4.39%) SSCP
3 3 (2.63%) PhD
3 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) HND
4 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) GCP
System Software
1 16 (14.04%) Docker
2 7 (6.14%) KVM
2 7 (6.14%) LXC
3 3 (2.63%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.75%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (28.07%) Ansible
2 25 (21.93%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (21.05%) Puppet
4 12 (10.53%) Kibana
5 9 (7.89%) Packer
6 8 (7.02%) Graphite
6 8 (7.02%) Terraform
7 7 (6.14%) logstash
7 7 (6.14%) Nagios
8 6 (5.26%) Mesos
9 5 (4.39%) Ganglia
9 5 (4.39%) QRadar
9 5 (4.39%) Riemann
10 3 (2.63%) RSA enVision
10 3 (2.63%) Salt
11 2 (1.75%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.75%) Nmap
11 2 (1.75%) yum
12 1 (0.88%) Grafana
Vendors
1 13 (11.40%) Red Hat
2 12 (10.53%) Oracle
3 10 (8.77%) SAP
3 10 (8.77%) Splunk
4 6 (5.26%) Google
5 5 (4.39%) Apple
5 5 (4.39%) IBM
5 5 (4.39%) LogRhythm
6 4 (3.51%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.75%) Apigee
7 2 (1.75%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.75%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.75%) Vertica
8 1 (0.88%) Kofax
8 1 (0.88%) New Relic