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 3 months to 22 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 West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 78 73
Rank change year-on-year +27 -5  
Contract jobs citing Python 92 86 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.14% 2.24% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.57% 6.55% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 47
Median daily rate £425 £420 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -9.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.63 £37.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +10.26% +3.42%  

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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1073 1313 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.61% 34.17% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 878 760
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 29 27
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
Manchester +19 54 £410 -2.38% 36
Cheshire +29 23 £525 +12.90% 7
Merseyside -4 6 £425 +10.38% 4
Python
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Python.

1 78 (43.82%) Java
2 73 (41.01%) Linux
3 61 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (31.46%) SQL
5 52 (29.21%) DevOps
6 47 (26.40%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (24.16%) Git (software)
8 42 (23.60%) Jenkins
9 41 (23.03%) Opscode Chef
10 37 (20.79%) Puppet
11 36 (20.22%) Ansible
12 35 (19.66%) JavaScript
13 33 (18.54%) Bash Shell
14 32 (17.98%) Unix
15 30 (16.85%) Configuration Management
15 30 (16.85%) Ruby
16 28 (15.73%) Test Automation
17 27 (15.17%) HTML
17 27 (15.17%) Big Data
18 26 (14.61%) Docker
18 26 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (14.04%) TDD
19 25 (14.04%) Windows
19 25 (14.04%) CSS
19 25 (14.04%) Scrum
19 25 (14.04%) Open Source
20 24 (13.48%) Finance
20 24 (13.48%) Web Services
21 22 (12.36%) MySQL
21 22 (12.36%) Red Hat

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 8 (4.49%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.93%) nginx
2 7 (3.93%) SAS
3 5 (2.81%) Confluence
3 5 (2.81%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.25%) Apache
5 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.69%) IIS
5 3 (1.69%) JBoss
5 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.56%) Drupal
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Simulink
1 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.56%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 47 (26.40%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.93%) GitHub
2 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.81%) PaaS
5 4 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (2.25%) Slack
6 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.12%) SaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.18%) SSL
1 11 (6.18%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.49%) Firewall
2 8 (4.49%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.93%) HTTP
3 7 (3.93%) VPN
4 5 (2.81%) Internet
4 5 (2.81%) LAN
4 5 (2.81%) VoIP
4 5 (2.81%) WAN
5 4 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (2.25%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.69%) Network Security
6 3 (1.69%) SSH
6 3 (1.69%) tcpdump
6 3 (1.69%) Wireless
7 2 (1.12%) IPsec
7 2 (1.12%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.56%) DNS
8 1 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.17%) Big Data
2 22 (12.36%) MySQL
3 21 (11.80%) SQL Server
4 20 (11.24%) Hadoop
5 13 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (6.18%) MongoDB
6 11 (6.18%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.06%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.37%) Redis
9 4 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.12%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.12%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.12%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.12%) Power BI
11 2 (1.12%) Riak
12 1 (0.56%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 43 (24.16%) Git (software)
2 42 (23.60%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.74%) JIRA
4 9 (5.06%) Selenium
5 8 (4.49%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.49%) Mocha
5 8 (4.49%) SonarQube
6 7 (3.93%) GoCD
6 7 (3.93%) gulp
6 7 (3.93%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.37%) Subversion
8 5 (2.81%) Travis CI
8 5 (2.81%) Vagrant
9 4 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.25%) ERwin
10 3 (1.69%) GitLab
10 3 (1.69%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.69%) MSI
10 3 (1.69%) webpack
11 2 (1.12%) Gradle
General
1 24 (13.48%) Finance
2 9 (5.06%) Banking
2 9 (5.06%) Marketing
3 8 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.93%) Electronics
4 7 (3.93%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.81%) Back Office
5 5 (2.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.25%) Retail
7 2 (1.12%) Front Office
7 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (36.52%) Developer
2 33 (18.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (14.61%) Python Developer
4 19 (10.67%) Linux Engineer
5 15 (8.43%) Java Developer
6 12 (6.74%) Architect
6 12 (6.74%) ETL Developer
7 11 (6.18%) Data Engineer
8 10 (5.62%) Django Developer
8 10 (5.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 10 (5.62%) Python/Django Developer
9 9 (5.06%) AWS DevOps
9 9 (5.06%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (5.06%) SQL Developer
9 9 (5.06%) Tester
10 8 (4.49%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.49%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.17%) HTML
2 25 (14.04%) CSS
3 24 (13.48%) Web Services
4 17 (9.55%) Node.js
5 16 (8.99%) REST
6 14 (7.87%) Django
7 13 (7.30%) Ajax
7 13 (7.30%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (7.30%) JSON
8 12 (6.74%) .NET
8 12 (6.74%) HTML5
9 11 (6.18%) XML
10 7 (3.93%) Gherkin
10 7 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (3.93%) React
10 7 (3.93%) SOAP
11 6 (3.37%) CSS3
11 6 (3.37%) Ext JS
11 6 (3.37%) jQuery
11 6 (3.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.49%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.37%) Derivative
4 6 (3.37%) OTC Derivatives
5 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.81%) Wiki
6 4 (2.25%) Clustering
6 4 (2.25%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (1.69%) Life Science
8 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.12%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 73 (41.01%) Linux
2 32 (17.98%) Unix
3 25 (14.04%) Windows
4 18 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.87%) CentOS
6 8 (4.49%) Ubuntu
7 7 (3.93%) Debian
8 5 (2.81%) Fedora
9 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.12%) Android
11 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.56%) Solaris
11 1 (0.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.21%) DevOps
3 30 (16.85%) Configuration Management
4 28 (15.73%) Test Automation
5 26 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (14.04%) Open Source
6 25 (14.04%) Scrum
6 25 (14.04%) TDD
7 21 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (10.11%) Software Engineering
9 15 (8.43%) ETL
10 12 (6.74%) BDD
10 12 (6.74%) Kanban
11 11 (6.18%) Data Cleansing
11 11 (6.18%) Data Transformation
11 11 (6.18%) Security Operations
12 10 (5.62%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (5.62%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.62%) OO
13 9 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 78 (43.82%) Java
2 56 (31.46%) SQL
3 35 (19.66%) JavaScript
4 33 (18.54%) Bash Shell
5 30 (16.85%) Ruby
6 21 (11.80%) Shell Script
7 16 (8.99%) Perl
8 13 (7.30%) Scala
9 12 (6.74%) C++
10 9 (5.06%) PHP
11 8 (4.49%) Go
11 8 (4.49%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.93%) Groovy
13 6 (3.37%) C
13 6 (3.37%) ES6
14 5 (2.81%) Prolog
15 4 (2.25%) C#
15 4 (2.25%) ECMAScript
15 4 (2.25%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.18%) Degree
2 6 (3.37%) CISSP
2 6 (3.37%) SANS
3 5 (2.81%) SSCP
4 4 (2.25%) OCPJP
4 4 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) PhD
5 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) CEH
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.56%) GCFA
7 1 (0.56%) GIAC
7 1 (0.56%) HND
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.93%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) COBIT
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.56%) EMIR
3 1 (0.56%) GCP
System Software
1 26 (14.61%) Docker
2 7 (3.93%) KVM
2 7 (3.93%) LXC
3 4 (2.25%) Xen
4 3 (1.69%) HDFS
5 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.12%) OpenSSH
5 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 41 (23.03%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (20.79%) Puppet
3 36 (20.22%) Ansible
4 12 (6.74%) Kibana
5 10 (5.62%) Graphite
5 10 (5.62%) Terraform
6 9 (5.06%) Kubernetes
6 9 (5.06%) Packer
7 7 (3.93%) logstash
7 7 (3.93%) Nagios
8 6 (3.37%) Mesos
9 5 (2.81%) Ganglia
9 5 (2.81%) QRadar
9 5 (2.81%) Riemann
10 4 (2.25%) Rancher
11 3 (1.69%) Grafana
11 3 (1.69%) Nmap
11 3 (1.69%) RSA enVision
11 3 (1.69%) Salt
11 3 (1.69%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (12.36%) Red Hat
2 19 (10.67%) Oracle
3 11 (6.18%) SAP
4 9 (5.06%) Splunk
5 7 (3.93%) Google
6 6 (3.37%) IBM
6 6 (3.37%) LogRhythm
6 6 (3.37%) SaltStack
7 5 (2.81%) Apple
8 4 (2.25%) Veritas
8 4 (2.25%) Vertica
9 2 (1.12%) Apigee
9 2 (1.12%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.12%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.12%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.12%) VMware
10 1 (0.56%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.56%) Informatica
10 1 (0.56%) Kofax
10 1 (0.56%) Twitter
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