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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
North West / Merseyside
Rank 34 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing Python 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.57% 0.30% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.85% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 103 136 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 32.29% 40.24% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 105 45
Median daily rate £350 £363 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £15.25
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 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 27 March 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 27 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
Liverpool +6 5 £350 -17.64%
Python
North West

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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

1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) OO
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) XML Messaging
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (33.33%) SIEM
1 3 (33.33%) Scala
1 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) COBIT
2 2 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mining

Python
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 1 (11.11%) HBase
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Python Developer
1 3 (33.33%) SOC Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Data Scientist
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Handler
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) XML Messaging
2 2 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (11.11%) LAMP
3 1 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) OO
1 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
1 3 (33.33%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Security
3 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
3 1 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (33.33%) Scala
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CEH
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) GCFA
1 1 (11.11%) GIAC
1 1 (11.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
1 1 (11.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) CSIRT
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
1 1 (11.11%) Nmap
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Perforce
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase