The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 95 49
Rank change year-on-year +54 -46  
Contract jobs citing Python 18 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.22% 1.87% 2.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.59% 5.54% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 17
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +1.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £540 £490
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 the North East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 170 542 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 30.41% 33.83% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 334 196
Median daily rate £340 £320 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 31 5
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.90 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the North East

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the North East

Python
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear +63 16 £475 +5.55% 4
Durham -2 1 £500 +61.29% 2
Python
England

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 North East region with a requirement for Python.

1 53 (85.48%) Ruby
2 51 (82.26%) Scala
3 49 (79.03%) Jenkins
4 43 (69.35%) Test Automation
5 42 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (66.13%) Java
7 35 (56.45%) JUnit
8 34 (54.84%) C#
9 32 (51.61%) HTML
9 32 (51.61%) CSS
10 31 (50.00%) Django
11 30 (48.39%) Selenium
12 29 (46.77%) JSON
13 28 (45.16%) Spring
13 28 (45.16%) Ajax
13 28 (45.16%) REST
14 26 (41.94%) CSS3
14 26 (41.94%) HTML5
15 24 (38.71%) Open Source
15 24 (38.71%) Configuration Management
15 24 (38.71%) Linux
16 23 (37.10%) TDD
16 23 (37.10%) JIRA
16 23 (37.10%) Confluence
17 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
17 21 (33.87%) Play Framework
18 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
19 19 (30.65%) Guice
19 19 (30.65%) Ruby on Rails
19 19 (30.65%) Google

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 23 (37.10%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) Relational Database
2 9 (14.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (14.52%) MongoDB
2 9 (14.52%) MySQL
2 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
2 9 (14.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (79.03%) Jenkins
2 35 (56.45%) JUnit
3 30 (48.39%) Selenium
4 23 (37.10%) JIRA
5 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
6 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
6 18 (29.03%) RSpec
6 18 (29.03%) WebDriver
7 17 (27.42%) Subversion
8 4 (6.45%) Maven
8 4 (6.45%) SonarQube
8 4 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Automation Tester
2 17 (27.42%) Tester
3 16 (25.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 16 (25.81%) Selenium Tester
4 13 (20.97%) Agile Tester
5 11 (17.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 10 (16.13%) Scala Developer
7 9 (14.52%) Architect
7 9 (14.52%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Django Developer
9 3 (4.84%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (4.84%) HTML Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Python Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Python/Django Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
10 2 (3.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (51.61%) CSS
1 32 (51.61%) HTML
2 31 (50.00%) Django
3 29 (46.77%) JSON
4 28 (45.16%) Ajax
4 28 (45.16%) REST
4 28 (45.16%) Spring
5 26 (41.94%) CSS3
5 26 (41.94%) HTML5
6 21 (33.87%) Play Framework
7 19 (30.65%) Guice
7 19 (30.65%) Ruby on Rails
8 15 (24.19%) RESTful
9 13 (20.97%) Gherkin
10 11 (17.74%) Spring MVC
11 9 (14.52%) SOAP
11 9 (14.52%) Web Services
12 4 (6.45%) Akka
12 4 (6.45%) spray
13 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Smartphone
2 8 (12.90%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (69.35%) Test Automation
2 42 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) Configuration Management
3 24 (38.71%) Open Source
4 23 (37.10%) TDD
5 20 (32.26%) Test Scripting
6 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (29.03%) Defect Tracking
6 18 (29.03%) OWASP
6 18 (29.03%) Web Testing
7 17 (27.42%) Responsive Web Design
7 17 (27.42%) Web Design
8 16 (25.81%) Scrum
9 13 (20.97%) Web Development
10 11 (17.74%) MVC
11 8 (12.90%) Line Management
11 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
12 7 (11.29%) Front End Development
13 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (9.68%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 53 (85.48%) Ruby
2 51 (82.26%) Scala
3 41 (66.13%) Java
4 34 (54.84%) C#
5 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) Perl
6 3 (4.84%) Go
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.61%) Jython
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) WCAG
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 11 (17.74%) Docker
2 9 (14.52%) LXC
Systems Management
1 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (24.19%) Puppet
2 6 (9.68%) Ansible
3 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.23%) Mesos
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Google
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) OpenText
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