Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 73 79
Rank change year-on-year +28 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 207 193 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.64% 2.84% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.58% 7.76% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 134 136
North West median daily rate £483 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.53% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £322
90th Percentile £598 £534 £651
England median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.91% +0.64% +20.00%

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 2161 2488 2701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.97% 36.67% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1484 1715 1686
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 60 97
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £17.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 November 2017.

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
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 November 2017. 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 +20 123 £438 +2.94% 61
Cheshire +19 47 £500 +15.94% 11
Merseyside +5 18 £375 -6.25% 1
Lancashire +8 13 £535 +40.33%
Python
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West region with a requirement for Python.

1 124 (59.90%) Linux
2 102 (49.28%) DevOps
3 83 (40.10%) Bash Shell
4 81 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (38.65%) Git (software)
6 76 (36.71%) Jenkins
7 73 (35.27%) Puppet
8 70 (33.82%) Ansible
9 67 (32.37%) Docker
9 67 (32.37%) Opscode Chef
10 66 (31.88%) Configuration Management
11 60 (28.99%) Java
12 56 (27.05%) Amazon AWS
13 55 (26.57%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (26.09%) Ruby
15 48 (23.19%) Continuous Delivery
16 47 (22.71%) JIRA
17 44 (21.26%) Shell Script
18 41 (19.81%) Scrum
19 39 (18.84%) TeamCity
19 39 (18.84%) Big Data
20 38 (18.36%) Windows
21 34 (16.43%) Open Source
22 33 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 30 (14.49%) Software Engineering
23 30 (14.49%) Web Services
23 30 (14.49%) Finance
24 29 (14.01%) Hadoop
25 28 (13.53%) Confluence
25 28 (13.53%) SQL

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 28 (13.53%) Confluence
1 28 (13.53%) nginx
2 25 (12.08%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.86%) Apache
5 7 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (2.90%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.93%) SAS
7 4 (1.93%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.93%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.97%) IIS
8 2 (0.97%) JBoss
9 1 (0.48%) ArchestrA
9 1 (0.48%) CMS
9 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.48%) Doxygen
1 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (27.05%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.73%) Slack
4 15 (7.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (7.25%) PaaS
5 11 (5.31%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (4.35%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.86%) OpenShift
8 7 (3.38%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (2.90%) SaaS
10 5 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (2.42%) Route 53
11 4 (1.93%) CloudFront
12 3 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.45%) Google Analytics
12 3 (1.45%) Serverless
12 3 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.97%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.70%) HTTP
2 11 (5.31%) SSH
3 10 (4.83%) Firewall
3 10 (4.83%) Internet
4 8 (3.86%) SNMP
5 3 (1.45%) SAN
5 3 (1.45%) SMS
6 2 (0.97%) BGP
6 2 (0.97%) Broadband
6 2 (0.97%) DNS
6 2 (0.97%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.97%) IPv6
6 2 (0.97%) LLU
6 2 (0.97%) MPLS
6 2 (0.97%) OSPF
6 2 (0.97%) TACACS
6 2 (0.97%) VLAN
6 2 (0.97%) VoIP
6 2 (0.97%) VRRP
6 2 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.84%) Big Data
2 29 (14.01%) Hadoop
3 17 (8.21%) MySQL
4 15 (7.25%) MongoDB
5 14 (6.76%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.83%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.42%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.45%) Impala
10 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.97%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.97%) Flink
11 2 (0.97%) OLAP
11 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.97%) Redis
12 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 80 (38.65%) Git (software)
2 76 (36.71%) Jenkins
3 47 (22.71%) JIRA
4 39 (18.84%) TeamCity
5 26 (12.56%) SonarQube
6 13 (6.28%) Cucumber
6 13 (6.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (2.42%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.93%) GitLab
8 4 (1.93%) gulp
8 4 (1.93%) Maven
8 4 (1.93%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.45%) ERwin
9 3 (1.45%) JUnit
9 3 (1.45%) Mocha
10 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.97%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.97%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.97%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.97%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (14.49%) Finance
2 24 (11.59%) Telecoms
3 23 (11.11%) Marketing
4 19 (9.18%) Electronics
4 19 (9.18%) Manufacturing
5 12 (5.80%) Banking
6 5 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.93%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (38.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (23.19%) Developer
3 28 (13.53%) Linux Engineer
4 21 (10.14%) AWS DevOps
5 20 (9.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 20 (9.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 19 (9.18%) AWS Engineer
7 18 (8.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (7.25%) Python Developer
9 14 (6.76%) Scala Developer
9 14 (6.76%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (6.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (6.28%) Software Developer
11 12 (5.80%) Automation Engineer
11 12 (5.80%) Software Engineer
11 12 (5.80%) WebOps Engineer
12 11 (5.31%) Java Developer
13 10 (4.83%) Architect
14 8 (3.86%) Java Software Developer
14 8 (3.86%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.49%) Web Services
2 19 (9.18%) Node.js
3 13 (6.28%) Akka
4 11 (5.31%) .NET
4 11 (5.31%) Kafka
5 10 (4.83%) HTML
6 9 (4.35%) CSS
6 9 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
6 9 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (4.35%) React
6 9 (4.35%) SOAP
7 8 (3.86%) Gherkin
8 7 (3.38%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (3.38%) MSMQ
9 6 (2.90%) REST
10 5 (2.42%) XML
11 4 (1.93%) Middleware
11 4 (1.93%) RESTful
12 3 (1.45%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.73%) Clustering
3 10 (4.83%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.90%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.93%) iPad
5 4 (1.93%) Life Science
5 4 (1.93%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.45%) Equities
6 3 (1.45%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.97%) CESG
7 2 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.97%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.48%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
8 1 (0.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 124 (59.90%) Linux
2 38 (18.36%) Windows
3 33 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (11.59%) CentOS
4 24 (11.59%) Unix
5 17 (8.21%) Ubuntu
6 13 (6.28%) Debian
7 3 (1.45%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (49.28%) DevOps
2 81 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (31.88%) Configuration Management
4 55 (26.57%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (23.19%) Continuous Delivery
6 41 (19.81%) Scrum
7 34 (16.43%) Open Source
8 30 (14.49%) Software Engineering
9 25 (12.08%) Load Balancing
9 25 (12.08%) TDD
10 24 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (11.59%) Test Automation
11 19 (9.18%) BDD
11 19 (9.18%) Digital Marketing
11 19 (9.18%) Mentoring
11 19 (9.18%) Programme Management
12 17 (8.21%) Coaching
12 17 (8.21%) Microservices
13 16 (7.73%) Static Code Analysis
14 12 (5.80%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 83 (40.10%) Bash Shell
2 60 (28.99%) Java
3 54 (26.09%) Ruby
4 44 (21.26%) Shell Script
5 28 (13.53%) SQL
6 24 (11.59%) JavaScript
7 23 (11.11%) Perl
7 23 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 20 (9.66%) C++
9 14 (6.76%) PHP
10 12 (5.80%) Groovy
11 10 (4.83%) Clojure
11 10 (4.83%) R
12 9 (4.35%) C#
12 9 (4.35%) Go
13 8 (3.86%) Scala
14 7 (3.38%) C
14 7 (3.38%) VB
15 6 (2.90%) Jython
16 3 (1.45%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.83%) Degree
2 3 (1.45%) CISSP
2 3 (1.45%) GCFA
2 3 (1.45%) GIAC
2 3 (1.45%) OCPJP
3 2 (0.97%) CEH
3 2 (0.97%) PhD
3 2 (0.97%) SANS
3 2 (0.97%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.48%) CISMP
4 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.48%) GCED
4 1 (0.48%) GCIA
4 1 (0.48%) GCIH
4 1 (0.48%) GREM
4 1 (0.48%) GSEC
4 1 (0.48%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.48%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (32.37%) Docker
2 14 (6.76%) KVM
2 14 (6.76%) LXC
3 10 (4.83%) Xen
4 6 (2.90%) Apache Flume
5 4 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.97%) HDFS
8 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (35.27%) Puppet
2 70 (33.82%) Ansible
3 67 (32.37%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (10.63%) Kubernetes
5 17 (8.21%) Terraform
6 16 (7.73%) Packer
7 11 (5.31%) Nagios
8 8 (3.86%) Rancher
9 7 (3.38%) Mesos
10 6 (2.90%) Icinga
11 5 (2.42%) Grafana
12 3 (1.45%) Oozie
12 3 (1.45%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.97%) Cacti
13 2 (0.97%) Graphite
13 2 (0.97%) Nexpose
13 2 (0.97%) RANCID
13 2 (0.97%) Salt
13 2 (0.97%) SCCM
13 2 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (13.04%) Red Hat
2 19 (9.18%) SAP
3 9 (4.35%) Splunk
4 7 (3.38%) VMware
5 6 (2.90%) Google
5 6 (2.90%) SaltStack
6 4 (1.93%) HP
7 3 (1.45%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.45%) Black Duck
7 3 (1.45%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.45%) NetApp
7 3 (1.45%) Oracle
7 3 (1.45%) Teradata
8 2 (0.97%) Brocade
8 2 (0.97%) Foundry
8 2 (0.97%) Huawei
8 2 (0.97%) Imperva
8 2 (0.97%) New Relic
8 2 (0.97%) Rapid7
8 2 (0.97%) ZyXEL