Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 20 January 2020 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 West
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 40 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Python 214 274 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.39% 4.92% 4.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.94% 12.09% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 222 206
North West median daily rate £500 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.40% +4.60% +17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £379 £375
90th Percentile £600 £700 £631
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
North West median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £23.13 £32.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £47.28 £35.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +1.59%

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,792 2,266 2,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 36.74% 40.67% 39.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,261 1,575 1,499
North West median daily rate £418 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £540
England median daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 66
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £36.23 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% -6.82% +0.97%
10th Percentile £14.32 £17.20 £13.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.54 £49.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the North West

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the North West

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the North West

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the North West

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in the North West

Python
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 117 £470 -14.55% 95
Cheshire -3 40 £475 +18.75% 31
Merseyside +5 31 £525 -2.33% 10
Lancashire -4 13 £550 +10.55% 9
Python
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Python.

1 109 (50.93%) AWS
2 95 (44.39%) DevOps
3 74 (34.58%) Docker
3 74 (34.58%) Jenkins
4 65 (30.37%) Azure
4 65 (30.37%) Linux
5 58 (27.10%) Puppet
5 58 (27.10%) Ansible
6 57 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (26.17%) Terraform
8 55 (25.70%) Kubernetes
9 54 (25.23%) Java
10 53 (24.77%) Bash Shell
11 51 (23.83%) SQL
12 50 (23.36%) Windows
13 45 (21.03%) Ruby
14 42 (19.63%) Git (software)
14 42 (19.63%) Configuration Management
15 38 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
16 33 (15.42%) GitLab
17 32 (14.95%) PowerShell
18 31 (14.49%) Unix
19 30 (14.02%) Big Data
20 29 (13.55%) Hadoop
20 29 (13.55%) Shell Script
20 29 (13.55%) Migration
21 27 (12.62%) Amazon EC2
22 26 (12.15%) Amazon S3
23 23 (10.75%) Analytics
23 23 (10.75%) Infrastructure as Code

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (8.88%) Apache Spark
2 12 (5.61%) Apache
3 8 (3.74%) Confluence
4 7 (3.27%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.80%) JBoss
5 6 (2.80%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.80%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.34%) nginx
7 4 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.87%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.40%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.40%) WinCC
9 2 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.93%) SAS
10 1 (0.47%) IIS
10 1 (0.47%) Luigi
Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Relativity
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 109 (50.93%) AWS
2 65 (30.37%) Azure
3 27 (12.62%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (12.15%) Amazon S3
5 22 (10.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (9.81%) GCP
7 20 (9.35%) Serverless
7 20 (9.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 17 (7.94%) GitHub
9 15 (7.01%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (6.54%) Power Platform
11 12 (5.61%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (5.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (4.67%) PaaS
14 6 (2.80%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (2.80%) CloudFront
14 6 (2.80%) Route 53
15 5 (2.34%) Amazon Glacier
15 5 (2.34%) Datadog
16 4 (1.87%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.48%) HTTP
2 12 (5.61%) Firewall
3 6 (2.80%) LAN
3 6 (2.80%) WAN
3 6 (2.80%) Wireless
4 5 (2.34%) DNS
5 4 (1.87%) DHCP
5 4 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.87%) VPN
6 3 (1.40%) 4G
6 3 (1.40%) BGP
6 3 (1.40%) Internet
6 3 (1.40%) OSPF
6 3 (1.40%) WLAN
7 2 (0.93%) SAN
8 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.47%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.47%) FTP
8 1 (0.47%) IPsec
8 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.02%) Big Data
2 29 (13.55%) Hadoop
3 17 (7.94%) MySQL
3 17 (7.94%) SQL Server
4 14 (6.54%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (6.54%) Power BI
5 12 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (5.61%) MongoDB
6 11 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (4.67%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.74%) Data Lake
9 7 (3.27%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (3.27%) Apache Hive
9 7 (3.27%) GIS
10 6 (2.80%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 74 (34.58%) Jenkins
2 42 (19.63%) Git (software)
3 33 (15.42%) GitLab
4 13 (6.07%) SonarQube
5 12 (5.61%) JIRA
6 7 (3.27%) Gerrit
6 7 (3.27%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.80%) Artifactory
7 6 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (2.80%) CircleCI
7 6 (2.80%) Robot Framework
7 6 (2.80%) Travis CI
8 4 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.87%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.40%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.40%) Buildbot
9 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.47%) ER Studio
11 1 (0.47%) ERwin
General
1 15 (7.01%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.34%) Legal
3 5 (2.34%) Retail
4 4 (1.87%) Law
4 4 (1.87%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.40%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.40%) Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Games
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (20.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (18.69%) Developer
3 26 (12.15%) AWS Engineer
4 25 (11.68%) Administrator
5 20 (9.35%) Platform Engineer
6 19 (8.88%) Data Engineer
7 16 (7.48%) Azure Engineer
8 15 (7.01%) AWS DevOps
9 14 (6.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 14 (6.54%) DevOps Administrator
10 9 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) Python Developer
10 9 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
10 9 (4.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.74%) Analyst
11 8 (3.74%) Data Scientist
12 7 (3.27%) Architect
12 7 (3.27%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.80%) Cloud Administrator
13 6 (2.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.01%) Node.js
1 15 (7.01%) Web Services
2 13 (6.07%) .NET
3 10 (4.67%) HTML
4 9 (4.21%) Django
4 9 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (4.21%) React
5 8 (3.74%) Kafka
5 8 (3.74%) REST
6 7 (3.27%) TensorFlow
7 6 (2.80%) NumPy
8 5 (2.34%) JSON
8 5 (2.34%) LAMP
8 5 (2.34%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (2.34%) MDX
9 4 (1.87%) CSS
9 4 (1.87%) Laravel
9 4 (1.87%) Middleware
9 4 (1.87%) Vue.js
10 3 (1.40%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.61%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.67%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.80%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.34%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.34%) User Experience
7 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.40%) SCADA
7 3 (1.40%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 65 (30.37%) Linux
2 50 (23.36%) Windows
3 31 (14.49%) Unix
4 12 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.14%) CentOS
5 11 (5.14%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.40%) Android
6 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.93%) Debian
7 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (44.39%) DevOps
2 57 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (19.63%) Configuration Management
4 29 (13.55%) Migration
5 23 (10.75%) Analytics
5 23 (10.75%) Infrastructure as Code
6 22 (10.28%) Machine Learning
7 20 (9.35%) Scrum
8 19 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (8.41%) ETL
9 18 (8.41%) Microservices
10 16 (7.48%) Data Science
11 14 (6.54%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (6.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 13 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (6.07%) Visualisation
13 11 (5.14%) Information Security
13 11 (5.14%) Mentoring
14 10 (4.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.23%) Java
2 53 (24.77%) Bash Shell
3 51 (23.83%) SQL
4 45 (21.03%) Ruby
5 32 (14.95%) PowerShell
6 29 (13.55%) Shell Script
7 19 (8.88%) Perl
8 17 (7.94%) JavaScript
9 13 (6.07%) R
10 12 (5.61%) C#
10 12 (5.61%) C++
10 12 (5.61%) Scala
11 9 (4.21%) PHP
12 5 (2.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (2.34%) Go
13 4 (1.87%) C
13 4 (1.87%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.40%) ABAP
14 3 (1.40%) ES6
14 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (4.67%) Degree
2 8 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.34%) AWS Certification
4 5 (2.34%) CCA
4 5 (2.34%) PhD
5 4 (1.87%) CCNP
5 4 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.87%) GIAC
6 3 (1.40%) EnCE
6 3 (1.40%) GCFA
6 3 (1.40%) GCFE
6 3 (1.40%) GREM
7 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.93%) LPIC
7 2 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.47%) CCNA
8 1 (0.47%) GCUX
8 1 (0.47%) RHCA
8 1 (0.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) QA
2 5 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 74 (34.58%) Docker
2 13 (6.07%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.80%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.40%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.93%) Firmware
6 2 (0.93%) HDFS
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (27.10%) Ansible
1 58 (27.10%) Puppet
2 56 (26.17%) Terraform
3 55 (25.70%) Kubernetes
4 38 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (7.01%) Packer
6 10 (4.67%) Salt
7 9 (4.21%) Grafana
8 8 (3.74%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (3.27%) Prometheus
9 7 (3.27%) Rancher
10 5 (2.34%) Consul
10 5 (2.34%) EnCase
10 5 (2.34%) FTK
10 5 (2.34%) Kibana
11 4 (1.87%) CSIRT
12 3 (1.40%) Avamar
12 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
12 3 (1.40%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (10.28%) Oracle
2 17 (7.94%) Cloudera
2 17 (7.94%) Google
3 11 (5.14%) VMware
4 10 (4.67%) Red Hat
4 10 (4.67%) Tableau
5 9 (4.21%) EnterpriseDB
5 9 (4.21%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.74%) Hortonworks
6 8 (3.74%) IBM
7 7 (3.27%) Cisco
7 7 (3.27%) Splunk
8 6 (2.80%) Informatica
8 6 (2.80%) SAP
9 5 (2.34%) New Relic
9 5 (2.34%) Talend
10 4 (1.87%) Citrix
10 4 (1.87%) Coverity
10 4 (1.87%) ESRI
11 3 (1.40%) Veritas