Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 37 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +31
Contract jobs citing Python 272 302 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.80% 5.42% 4.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.58% 13.09% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 234 166
North West median daily rate £540 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £388 £375 £316
90th Percentile £700 £625 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 2,348 2,307 2,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.40% 41.39% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,622 1,589 1,484
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £272 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +1.11% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 75
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.58 £15.05
90th Percentile £51.95 £46.73 £49.35
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 19 March 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
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 19 March 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 -14 141 £550 +11.68% 124
Cheshire -6 52 £400 -20.00% 20
Lancashire -1 50 £563 +18.42% 12
Merseyside +7 27 £450 -14.29% 16
Python
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 118 (43.38%) DevOps
2 106 (38.97%) Java
3 95 (34.93%) Linux
4 94 (34.56%) Terraform
5 92 (33.82%) Jenkins
6 90 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (32.35%) Docker
8 87 (31.99%) Amazon AWS
9 81 (29.78%) Ansible
10 74 (27.21%) Puppet
11 60 (22.06%) Bash Shell
12 53 (19.49%) MySQL
13 50 (18.38%) Configuration Management
13 50 (18.38%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (18.38%) Git (software)
14 48 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
14 48 (17.65%) JavaScript
15 46 (16.91%) SQL
16 42 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
17 39 (14.34%) Scala
17 39 (14.34%) Node.js
17 39 (14.34%) Kubernetes
18 37 (13.60%) Ruby
18 37 (13.60%) Web Services
18 37 (13.60%) Elastic Stack
19 36 (13.24%) Test Automation
20 34 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
21 33 (12.13%) C#
21 33 (12.13%) Scrum
21 33 (12.13%) Shell Script

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 22 (8.09%) Apache Spark
2 21 (7.72%) nginx
3 15 (5.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (4.78%) Confluence
5 10 (3.68%) SAS
6 8 (2.94%) Apache
7 6 (2.21%) Apache Pig
7 6 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.10%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.37%) CMS
10 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (5.15%) SPSS
1 14 (5.15%) Stata
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) CATIA
3 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (6.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (31.99%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (10.29%) Amazon S3
4 27 (9.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (9.19%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (6.99%) Route 53
7 18 (6.62%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (6.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 17 (6.25%) npm
9 16 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
9 16 (5.88%) PaaS
10 13 (4.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (2.57%) Serverless
12 6 (2.21%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (1.10%) GitHub
14 3 (1.10%) SaaS
14 3 (1.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.82%) HTTP
2 21 (7.72%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.41%) VPN
4 11 (4.04%) Firewall
5 10 (3.68%) DNS
6 6 (2.21%) LAN
6 6 (2.21%) SSL
6 6 (2.21%) VLAN
6 6 (2.21%) WAN
7 5 (1.84%) BIG-IP
7 5 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (1.84%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (1.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (1.84%) Internet
7 5 (1.84%) Intranet
7 5 (1.84%) Multicast
8 3 (1.10%) FTP
8 3 (1.10%) IPsec
8 3 (1.10%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.49%) MySQL
2 50 (18.38%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (12.13%) Big Data
4 26 (9.56%) Hadoop
5 24 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (8.09%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.78%) Apache Hive
8 12 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (3.68%) Amazon Redshift
9 10 (3.68%) SQL Server
10 9 (3.31%) NoSQL
10 9 (3.31%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (2.57%) HBase
12 4 (1.47%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (1.47%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.47%) Pentaho
13 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 92 (33.82%) Jenkins
2 50 (18.38%) Git (software)
3 32 (11.76%) Maven
4 31 (11.40%) Gradle
5 18 (6.62%) Visual Studio
6 17 (6.25%) CircleCI
6 17 (6.25%) GitLab
7 16 (5.88%) Travis CI
8 15 (5.51%) gulp
8 15 (5.51%) IBM UrbanCode
8 15 (5.51%) JIRA
8 15 (5.51%) SonarQube
9 13 (4.78%) Selenium
10 11 (4.04%) JUnit
11 10 (3.68%) Artifactory
12 9 (3.31%) Gatling
12 9 (3.31%) Spock
13 8 (2.94%) Subversion
14 7 (2.57%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (5.15%) Retail
2 11 (4.04%) Banking
3 9 (3.31%) Finance
4 7 (2.57%) Law
5 5 (1.84%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.74%) Front Office
6 2 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (28.31%) Developer
2 74 (27.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 38 (13.97%) Python Developer
4 36 (13.24%) AWS Engineer
5 22 (8.09%) AWS DevOps
6 20 (7.35%) Java Engineer
7 19 (6.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 17 (6.25%) Python Engineer
9 15 (5.51%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (4.04%) Django Developer
10 11 (4.04%) Python/Django Developer
11 10 (3.68%) Data Scientist
12 9 (3.31%) Architect
12 9 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
12 9 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.31%) Platform Engineer
13 8 (2.94%) Consultant
13 8 (2.94%) Data Engineer
13 8 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (2.94%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.34%) Node.js
2 37 (13.60%) Elastic Stack
2 37 (13.60%) Web Services
3 32 (11.76%) Django
3 32 (11.76%) HTML
4 31 (11.40%) .NET
5 26 (9.56%) CSS
6 21 (7.72%) RESTful
7 19 (6.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 17 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 15 (5.51%) Spring
10 14 (5.15%) JSON
10 14 (5.15%) Kafka
11 12 (4.41%) AngularJS
11 12 (4.41%) Hibernate
12 9 (3.31%) Ajax
12 9 (3.31%) React
13 7 (2.57%) REST
13 7 (2.57%) Servlets
14 6 (2.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.35%) User Experience
2 11 (4.04%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.57%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.84%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.84%) Tandem
8 3 (1.10%) Clustering
9 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.74%) Equities
9 2 (0.74%) Fintech
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.37%) PKI
10 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 95 (34.93%) Linux
2 32 (11.76%) Windows
3 27 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (6.62%) CentOS
5 14 (5.15%) Unix
6 10 (3.68%) Android
6 10 (3.68%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.31%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (1.10%) Fedora
9 2 (0.74%) SUSE
9 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (43.38%) DevOps
2 90 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (18.38%) Configuration Management
4 36 (13.24%) Test Automation
5 34 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (12.13%) Scrum
7 31 (11.40%) Open Source
8 26 (9.56%) Service Management
9 24 (8.82%) Microservices
10 22 (8.09%) TDD
11 21 (7.72%) Data Modelling
12 19 (6.99%) CRM
12 19 (6.99%) Front End Development
13 18 (6.62%) Analytics
13 18 (6.62%) Case Management
13 18 (6.62%) Deployment Automation
13 18 (6.62%) ITIL
14 17 (6.25%) Change Management
14 17 (6.25%) Software Engineering
15 16 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 106 (38.97%) Java
2 60 (22.06%) Bash Shell
3 48 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 46 (16.91%) SQL
5 39 (14.34%) Scala
6 37 (13.60%) Ruby
7 33 (12.13%) C#
7 33 (12.13%) Shell Script
8 21 (7.72%) PHP
9 19 (6.99%) R
10 17 (6.25%) Java 8
11 16 (5.88%) Groovy
11 16 (5.88%) Perl
12 7 (2.57%) Go
12 7 (2.57%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.84%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.10%) C
15 2 (0.74%) C++
15 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.04%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.21%) Degree
2 6 (2.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.84%) CCIE
3 5 (1.84%) CCNP
3 5 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.10%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.74%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.37%) CISM
6 1 (0.37%) CISSP
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 88 (32.35%) Docker
2 16 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (3.31%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.84%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.10%) Squid
6 2 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.37%) etcd
7 1 (0.37%) HDFS
7 1 (0.37%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) Samba
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 94 (34.56%) Terraform
2 81 (29.78%) Ansible
3 74 (27.21%) Puppet
4 48 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (14.34%) Kubernetes
6 21 (7.72%) Packer
7 14 (5.15%) Grafana
7 14 (5.15%) Prometheus
8 10 (3.68%) logstash
8 10 (3.68%) Rancher
8 10 (3.68%) Salt
9 5 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.84%) Oozie
10 3 (1.10%) Kibana
10 3 (1.10%) SCCM
11 2 (0.74%) Consul
11 2 (0.74%) Nagios
12 1 (0.37%) Ambari
12 1 (0.37%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.37%) Mesos
Vendors
1 30 (11.03%) Oracle
2 23 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.51%) Cloudera
4 13 (4.78%) Hortonworks
5 11 (4.04%) Google
5 11 (4.04%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.94%) Black Duck
6 8 (2.94%) Cisco
7 5 (1.84%) F5
7 5 (1.84%) Tableau
8 4 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.47%) Citrix
8 4 (1.47%) Splunk
8 4 (1.47%) VMware
9 3 (1.10%) Minitab
9 3 (1.10%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.74%) Databricks
10 2 (0.74%) Juniper
10 2 (0.74%) MapR
11 1 (0.37%) UiPath