Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 25 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +21
Contract jobs citing Python 142 343 359
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 6.62% 6.43% 5.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.37% 15.79% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 238 255
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £322 £384 £325
90th Percentile £663 £604 £650
England median daily rate £545 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +1.40% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £20.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.05% +8.57% -6.67%
England median hourly rate £37.75 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -16.11% +8.43% +2.47%

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 733 2,172 2,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.17% 40.69% 42.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 1,507 1,783
Median daily rate £400 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +5.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £288
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £478 £475
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 43 59
Median hourly rate £20.50 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.87 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £52.00
Median hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -17.78% +8.43% +2.47%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Python as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Python in the North West

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in the North West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in the North West

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in the North West.

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 8 August 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 -8 51 £463 +2.78% 58
Cheshire +9 41 £517 +19.68% 9
Lancashire 0 23 £340 -38.18% 7
Merseyside +16 5 £525 +20.00% 4
Python
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 86 (60.56%) AWS
2 75 (52.82%) DevOps
3 56 (39.44%) Docker
4 55 (38.73%) Java
5 51 (35.92%) Terraform
6 45 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (28.17%) Jenkins
8 39 (27.46%) Bash Shell
9 37 (26.06%) Kubernetes
10 36 (25.35%) Big Data
11 35 (24.65%) AWS CloudFormation
12 32 (22.54%) Ansible
12 32 (22.54%) Serverless
13 31 (21.83%) Linux
14 30 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
15 29 (20.42%) Puppet
16 28 (19.72%) AWS Lambda
17 27 (19.01%) Azure
17 27 (19.01%) Git (software)
17 27 (19.01%) Unix
18 23 (16.20%) QA
18 23 (16.20%) Hadoop
19 21 (14.79%) Microservices
20 20 (14.08%) Cloudera
20 20 (14.08%) Test Automation
20 20 (14.08%) SQL
21 19 (13.38%) SonarQube
21 19 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
22 18 (12.68%) JavaScript
22 18 (12.68%) Load Balancing

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 10 (7.04%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.82%) Apache
2 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.11%) Confluence
3 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.41%) Documentum
4 2 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.41%) nginx
4 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.70%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.70%) SAS
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.70%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 86 (60.56%) AWS
2 35 (24.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 32 (22.54%) Serverless
4 28 (19.72%) AWS Lambda
5 27 (19.01%) Azure
6 16 (11.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 16 (11.27%) OpenShift
7 14 (9.86%) Coveralls
8 13 (9.15%) Amazon S3
8 13 (9.15%) AWS CloudTrail
9 12 (8.45%) Amazon Cognito
10 11 (7.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (7.04%) GCP
12 8 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (5.63%) Amazon EKS
13 6 (4.23%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (4.23%) AWS Step Functions
14 5 (3.52%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (3.52%) Route 53
15 4 (2.82%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.27%) HTTP
2 15 (10.56%) DNS
3 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.70%) DHCP
4 1 (0.70%) FTP
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
4 1 (0.70%) IPsec
4 1 (0.70%) Network Security
4 1 (0.70%) RS-232
4 1 (0.70%) Wireless
4 1 (0.70%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.35%) Big Data
2 23 (16.20%) Hadoop
3 16 (11.27%) NoSQL
3 16 (11.27%) Relational Database
4 14 (9.86%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (9.86%) RDBMS
5 12 (8.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (7.04%) Apache Hive
7 8 (5.63%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (5.63%) MySQL
8 7 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (4.23%) Data Lake
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database
9 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
10 5 (3.52%) Amazon Athena
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (2.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (28.17%) Jenkins
2 27 (19.01%) Git (software)
3 19 (13.38%) SonarQube
4 18 (12.68%) Maven
5 16 (11.27%) Gradle
5 16 (11.27%) JUnit
6 15 (10.56%) GitLab
7 12 (8.45%) Bitbucket Server
7 12 (8.45%) TeamCity
8 6 (4.23%) JIRA
9 5 (3.52%) Subversion
10 4 (2.82%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.82%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.11%) Ant
11 3 (2.11%) CircleCI
11 3 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (2.11%) Travis CI
12 2 (1.41%) Hudson
13 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (9.15%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Banking
2 7 (4.93%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.23%) Advertising
3 6 (4.23%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.82%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.11%) Retail
6 2 (1.41%) Electronics
6 2 (1.41%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.83%) Developer
2 28 (19.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (19.01%) AWS Engineer
4 18 (12.68%) AWS DevOps
5 16 (11.27%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) Data Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) Administrator
7 8 (5.63%) Architect
7 8 (5.63%) AWS Developer
7 8 (5.63%) DevOps Administrator
7 8 (5.63%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Consultant
9 6 (4.23%) Head of DevOps
9 6 (4.23%) Python Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Head of Big Data
11 4 (2.82%) Cloud Administrator
11 4 (2.82%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.86%) REST
2 13 (9.15%) Web Services
3 11 (7.75%) JSON
4 10 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (7.04%) Node.js
4 10 (7.04%) SOAP
5 9 (6.34%) .NET
5 9 (6.34%) RESTful
6 8 (5.63%) Spring
7 6 (4.23%) Kafka
8 5 (3.52%) OAuth
8 5 (3.52%) OAuth2
8 5 (3.52%) SAML
8 5 (3.52%) Spring Boot
8 5 (3.52%) YAML
9 4 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.82%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.82%) Middleware
9 4 (2.82%) XML
10 2 (1.41%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (3.52%) PKI
2 5 (3.52%) Robotics
2 5 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.11%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.41%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.70%) Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) CMDB
5 1 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.83%) Linux
2 27 (19.01%) Unix
3 8 (5.63%) Windows
4 4 (2.82%) Android
5 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (52.82%) DevOps
2 45 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
4 21 (14.79%) Microservices
5 20 (14.08%) Test Automation
6 18 (12.68%) Load Balancing
7 17 (11.97%) Configuration Management
7 17 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (11.27%) Scrum
9 13 (9.15%) Migration
10 12 (8.45%) Analytics
10 12 (8.45%) Data Science
11 11 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (7.75%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.04%) Blue-Green Deployment
12 10 (7.04%) Canary Deployment
12 10 (7.04%) TDD
13 8 (5.63%) Kanban
14 7 (4.93%) ETL
14 7 (4.93%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 55 (38.73%) Java
2 39 (27.46%) Bash Shell
3 20 (14.08%) SQL
4 18 (12.68%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.97%) Ruby
6 16 (11.27%) C#
6 16 (11.27%) PowerShell
7 15 (10.56%) Shell Script
8 13 (9.15%) Perl
9 10 (7.04%) C++
9 10 (7.04%) Groovy
10 9 (6.34%) R
11 8 (5.63%) Go
12 7 (4.93%) C
13 6 (4.23%) PHP
13 6 (4.23%) VBScript
14 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.41%) Lua
15 2 (1.41%) Scala
15 2 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.82%) AWS Certification
2 4 (2.82%) CCA
2 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.11%) Degree
4 2 (1.41%) RHCE
4 2 (1.41%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.70%) CISM
5 1 (0.70%) CISSP
5 1 (0.70%) GIAC
5 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.70%) OSCP
5 1 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.20%) QA
2 5 (3.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 56 (39.44%) Docker
2 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (35.92%) Terraform
2 37 (26.06%) Kubernetes
3 32 (22.54%) Ansible
4 29 (20.42%) Puppet
5 19 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.93%) logstash
7 6 (4.23%) Packer
8 5 (3.52%) Grafana
8 5 (3.52%) PingFederate
8 5 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (2.11%) Salt
10 2 (1.41%) Kibana
10 2 (1.41%) Rancher
10 2 (1.41%) SELinux
10 2 (1.41%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.70%) Istio
11 1 (0.70%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 20 (14.08%) Cloudera
2 13 (9.15%) Oracle
3 11 (7.75%) Hortonworks
4 10 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.04%) Tableau
5 8 (5.63%) AppDynamics
5 8 (5.63%) Splunk
6 6 (4.23%) Automation Anywhere
7 5 (3.52%) Teradata
8 4 (2.82%) Databricks
8 4 (2.82%) IBM
8 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.82%) SAP
9 3 (2.11%) Google
10 2 (1.41%) CA
10 2 (1.41%) Informatica
10 2 (1.41%) NetApp
10 2 (1.41%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.41%) Sparx
10 2 (1.41%) VMware