The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 38 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Python 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.82% 1.83% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% 5.17% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £385 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.38% -30.00%  
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 £42.50 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +9.67% +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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 164 116 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 49.70% 35.47% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 59 50
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £21.20
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Merseyside

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Merseyside over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Merseyside

Python
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 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
Liverpool -2 5 £425 +10.38% 3
Python
North West

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

1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) Node.js
2 4 (36.36%) Mocha
2 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
2 4 (36.36%) React
2 4 (36.36%) SonarQube
2 4 (36.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 4 (36.36%) gulp
2 4 (36.36%) ES6
2 4 (36.36%) Redux
2 4 (36.36%) Component Testing
2 4 (36.36%) ERwin
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) ECMAScript
2 4 (36.36%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) OCPJP
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (36.36%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) nginx
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (36.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) ERwin
2 4 (36.36%) gulp
2 4 (36.36%) Mocha
2 4 (36.36%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Node.js Developer
2 3 (27.27%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) J2EE
1 4 (36.36%) Node.js
1 4 (36.36%) React
1 4 (36.36%) Redux
2 1 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) LAMP
2 1 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Component Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
1 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
1 4 (36.36%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (36.36%) Open Source
1 4 (36.36%) Scrum
1 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
2 3 (27.27%) SIEM
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) ECMAScript
1 4 (36.36%) ES6
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Groovy
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) OCPJP
2 1 (9.09%) CEH
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) GCFA
2 1 (9.09%) GIAC
2 1 (9.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Nessus
1 1 (9.09%) Nmap
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago