Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 33 48
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 +48
Contract jobs citing Python 336 359 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.33% 5.84% 3.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.62% 13.60% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 253 151
North West median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% -5.56%
10th Percentile £388 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £635 £575
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.77 £41.00
% change year-on-year +7.75% +1.87% +7.89%

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 2,151 2,639 2,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.55% 42.94% 38.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,484 1,799 1,464
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £575 £545 £506
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 63 110
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.10% -9.38% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.82 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £47.63
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.13
% change year-on-year +3.61% +0.91% +9.67%

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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 -4 175 £463 +2.78% 108
Cheshire 0 64 £429 +3.25% 28
Lancashire +15 62 £550 +10.00% 8
Merseyside +13 18 £444 -15.48% 11
Python
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 125 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (36.61%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (34.82%) DevOps
4 109 (32.44%) Linux
5 106 (31.55%) Jenkins
6 91 (27.08%) Docker
7 88 (26.19%) Git (software)
8 80 (23.81%) Terraform
9 79 (23.51%) Kubernetes
10 78 (23.21%) Puppet
11 70 (20.83%) Bash Shell
12 67 (19.94%) Ansible
12 67 (19.94%) Java
13 63 (18.75%) SQL
14 62 (18.45%) Test Automation
15 60 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
16 52 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
16 52 (15.48%) Big Data
17 45 (13.39%) Apache Spark
18 44 (13.10%) JavaScript
19 43 (12.80%) Configuration Management
19 43 (12.80%) Hadoop
20 37 (11.01%) Deployment Automation
21 35 (10.42%) Finance
21 35 (10.42%) Migration
21 35 (10.42%) Ruby
22 34 (10.12%) Infrastructure as Code
23 33 (9.82%) Public Cloud
24 32 (9.52%) Scala
24 32 (9.52%) Web Services

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 45 (13.39%) Apache Spark
2 12 (3.57%) Apache
3 11 (3.27%) SAS
4 10 (2.98%) nginx
5 8 (2.38%) Apache Pig
6 7 (2.08%) Confluence
7 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.30%) Resin
8 1 (0.30%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 16 (4.76%) Stata
2 15 (4.46%) SPSS
3 4 (1.19%) Weka
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (36.61%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (6.85%) Amazon S3
4 17 (5.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (4.76%) Serverless
6 15 (4.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (4.46%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (4.46%) Power Platform
7 14 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (3.87%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (3.27%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (2.98%) AWS CloudTrail
12 9 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (2.68%) Route 53
13 7 (2.08%) Amazon EKS
14 6 (1.79%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.74%) HTTP
2 12 (3.57%) DNS
2 12 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.68%) DHCP
3 9 (2.68%) Firewall
4 7 (2.08%) LAN
5 6 (1.79%) WAN
6 5 (1.49%) VPN
7 4 (1.19%) BGP
7 4 (1.19%) Internet
7 4 (1.19%) OSPF
7 4 (1.19%) SSL
8 3 (0.89%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.89%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.89%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (0.89%) Multicast
8 3 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.48%) Big Data
2 43 (12.80%) Hadoop
3 28 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 25 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 24 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (4.46%) Apache Hive
8 15 (4.46%) MySQL
8 15 (4.46%) Power BI
9 12 (3.57%) HBase
10 10 (2.98%) Data Mining
10 10 (2.98%) SQL Server
11 8 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.38%) Relational Database
12 7 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (2.08%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 106 (31.55%) Jenkins
2 88 (26.19%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.06%) GitLab
4 15 (4.46%) Artifactory
5 13 (3.87%) JIRA
5 13 (3.87%) Robot Framework
6 12 (3.57%) IntelliJ
7 11 (3.27%) Subversion
7 11 (3.27%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.08%) Maven
8 7 (2.08%) Selenium
8 7 (2.08%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.79%) Gradle
10 5 (1.49%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.49%) NSubstitute
10 5 (1.49%) NUnit
10 5 (1.49%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.19%) Ant
11 4 (1.19%) FishEye
General
1 35 (10.42%) Finance
2 10 (2.98%) Retail
3 8 (2.38%) Banking
4 6 (1.79%) Law
4 6 (1.79%) Marketing
5 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.60%) French Language
7 2 (0.60%) Games
7 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (27.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 74 (22.02%) Developer
3 37 (11.01%) AWS Engineer
4 33 (9.82%) AWS DevOps
5 32 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 28 (8.33%) Python Developer
7 27 (8.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 23 (6.85%) Data Scientist
9 20 (5.95%) Architect
9 20 (5.95%) Data Engineer
10 19 (5.65%) Analyst
11 13 (3.87%) Consultant
12 12 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
12 12 (3.57%) Cloud Automation Engineer
12 12 (3.57%) Data Architect
12 12 (3.57%) Test Analyst
13 11 (3.27%) Senior DevOps
14 10 (2.98%) Hadoop Engineer
14 10 (2.98%) Python Engineer
14 10 (2.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.52%) Web Services
2 31 (9.23%) Django
3 27 (8.04%) .NET
4 20 (5.95%) AngularJS
4 20 (5.95%) Node.js
5 19 (5.65%) RESTful
6 18 (5.36%) React
7 16 (4.76%) CSS
7 16 (4.76%) HTML
8 15 (4.46%) Elastic Stack
9 13 (3.87%) Kafka
10 11 (3.27%) Flask
11 10 (2.98%) Gherkin
12 9 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (2.38%) JSON
13 8 (2.38%) REST
13 8 (2.38%) Vue.js
14 7 (2.08%) .NET Framework
14 7 (2.08%) jQuery
14 7 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.82%) Public Cloud
2 26 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.46%) User Experience
4 14 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (1.49%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.60%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.60%) Robotics
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.30%) Clustering
9 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 109 (32.44%) Linux
2 31 (9.23%) Windows
3 23 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (5.36%) Unix
5 14 (4.17%) CentOS
6 10 (2.98%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.49%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.19%) Android
9 3 (0.89%) Amazon Linux
9 3 (0.89%) Fedora
10 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) VME
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (34.82%) DevOps
3 62 (18.45%) Test Automation
4 43 (12.80%) Configuration Management
5 37 (11.01%) Deployment Automation
6 35 (10.42%) Migration
7 34 (10.12%) Infrastructure as Code
8 32 (9.52%) Data Science
9 31 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (8.93%) Scrum
11 29 (8.63%) Machine Learning
11 29 (8.63%) Software Engineering
11 29 (8.63%) TDD
12 28 (8.33%) Analytics
13 27 (8.04%) BDD
14 26 (7.74%) Data Modelling
15 25 (7.44%) Microservices
16 24 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (7.14%) Data Analytics
17 23 (6.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.83%) Bash Shell
2 67 (19.94%) Java
3 63 (18.75%) SQL
4 44 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.42%) Ruby
6 32 (9.52%) Scala
7 30 (8.93%) C#
8 28 (8.33%) R
9 17 (5.06%) Shell Script
10 15 (4.46%) C++
11 14 (4.17%) Perl
12 11 (3.27%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.68%) Groovy
13 9 (2.68%) MATLAB
14 8 (2.38%) C
15 7 (2.08%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.79%) Go
17 5 (1.49%) PHP
18 4 (1.19%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.06%) Degree
2 9 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.38%) PhD
3 8 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.08%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.79%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.89%) CCIE
6 3 (0.89%) CCNP
6 3 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.30%) CCA
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.30%) GIAC
8 1 (0.30%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.60%) GxP
1 2 (0.60%) PA-DSS
1 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
2 1 (0.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 91 (27.08%) Docker
2 11 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.98%) Snort
4 6 (1.79%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.89%) Squid
6 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.60%) HDFS
7 1 (0.30%) etcd
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 80 (23.81%) Terraform
2 79 (23.51%) Kubernetes
3 78 (23.21%) Puppet
4 67 (19.94%) Ansible
5 60 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (6.85%) Packer
7 9 (2.68%) PowerBroker
8 8 (2.38%) Salt
9 6 (1.79%) Grafana
9 6 (1.79%) Oozie
9 6 (1.79%) Prometheus
10 5 (1.49%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.49%) Rsyslog
10 5 (1.49%) SCCM
11 4 (1.19%) Consul
11 4 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.89%) logstash
13 2 (0.60%) Kibana
Vendors
1 24 (7.14%) Cloudera
1 24 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.25%) Tableau
3 20 (5.95%) Red Hat
4 18 (5.36%) Oracle
5 17 (5.06%) Hortonworks
6 15 (4.46%) Cisco
7 14 (4.17%) Databricks
8 13 (3.87%) Google
9 6 (1.79%) Citrix
10 5 (1.49%) HP
10 5 (1.49%) Juniper
10 5 (1.49%) Xamarin
11 4 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.19%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.19%) Fortinet
12 3 (0.89%) Aruba
12 3 (0.89%) F5
12 3 (0.89%) IBM
12 3 (0.89%) Minitab