Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 56 91
Rank change year-on-year +19 +35 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 321 178 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.46% 3.23% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.93% 8.48% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 137 107
North West median daily rate £463 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -3.41% -2.22%
10th Percentile £342 £310 £273
90th Percentile £625 £585 £615
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
North West median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +1.22% +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 2,483 2,099 2,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.26% 38.12% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,690 1,408 1,770
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.07%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £261
90th Percentile £538 £514 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 105 85
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.60 £14.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.50 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +7.79% +10.00%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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 +15 207 £450 +9.76% 113
Cheshire +21 74 £435 -13.00% 29
Lancashire +19 28 £500 - 4
Merseyside +14 3 £525 +40.00% 11
Python
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 138 (42.99%) Linux
2 137 (42.68%) DevOps
3 123 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (31.78%) Jenkins
4 102 (31.78%) Puppet
5 101 (31.46%) Amazon AWS
6 95 (29.60%) Java
7 88 (27.41%) Ansible
8 86 (26.79%) Ruby
9 78 (24.30%) Git (software)
10 76 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
11 74 (23.05%) Docker
12 72 (22.43%) JavaScript
12 72 (22.43%) Bash Shell
13 70 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (19.31%) Kubernetes
15 57 (17.76%) Terraform
16 56 (17.45%) TDD
17 55 (17.13%) SQL
17 55 (17.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 55 (17.13%) Test Automation
18 52 (16.20%) Configuration Management
19 49 (15.26%) Django
20 48 (14.95%) Big Data
20 48 (14.95%) Scrum
21 44 (13.71%) HTML
22 43 (13.40%) JIRA
23 42 (13.08%) JSON
23 42 (13.08%) Web Services
24 38 (11.84%) PostgreSQL

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 23 (7.17%) Apache Spark
2 17 (5.30%) Confluence
3 15 (4.67%) Apache
4 10 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.80%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (2.49%) nginx
7 5 (1.56%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.56%) IIS
7 5 (1.56%) JBoss
8 4 (1.25%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.25%) CMS
8 4 (1.25%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.25%) TPMS
9 3 (0.93%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.93%) SAS
9 3 (0.93%) Tornado
10 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.93%) HipChat
1 3 (0.93%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 101 (31.46%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.61%) GitHub
4 17 (5.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (4.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (4.05%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.80%) PaaS
8 9 (2.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (2.49%) Serverless
10 7 (2.18%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.43%) HTTP
2 9 (2.80%) Firewall
3 6 (1.87%) Internet
4 5 (1.56%) VPN
5 4 (1.25%) DNS
5 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.93%) BGP
6 3 (0.93%) Intranet
6 3 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.93%) OSPF
7 2 (0.62%) FTP
7 2 (0.62%) IPFIX
7 2 (0.62%) Junos
7 2 (0.62%) MPLS
7 2 (0.62%) MRTG
7 2 (0.62%) Network Security
7 2 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.62%) SNMP
7 2 (0.62%) SSL
7 2 (0.62%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.95%) Big Data
2 38 (11.84%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (9.97%) Hadoop
4 31 (9.66%) MySQL
5 22 (6.85%) NoSQL
6 21 (6.54%) SQL Server
7 18 (5.61%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.43%) MongoDB
9 10 (3.12%) HBase
10 9 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (2.80%) Apache Hive
11 7 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.56%) Redis
14 4 (1.25%) IDMS
15 3 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.93%) KDB
15 3 (0.93%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 102 (31.78%) Jenkins
2 78 (24.30%) Git (software)
3 43 (13.40%) JIRA
4 30 (9.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (5.61%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.74%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.43%) GitLab
7 11 (3.43%) PyCharm
7 11 (3.43%) Selenium
8 9 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (2.80%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (2.18%) CA Release Automation
9 7 (2.18%) Hudson
9 7 (2.18%) Jasmine
10 6 (1.87%) gulp
10 6 (1.87%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.87%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.87%) Subversion
10 6 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.25%) JUnit
General
1 38 (11.84%) Finance
2 23 (7.17%) Marketing
3 17 (5.30%) Electronics
3 17 (5.30%) Manufacturing
3 17 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.36%) Banking
5 5 (1.56%) Retail
6 4 (1.25%) Automotive
6 4 (1.25%) Law
7 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 122 (38.01%) Developer
2 105 (32.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 73 (22.74%) Python Developer
4 26 (8.10%) AWS Engineer
5 24 (7.48%) Senior DevOps
6 23 (7.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 21 (6.54%) Architect
7 21 (6.54%) AWS DevOps
7 21 (6.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 19 (5.92%) Consultant
9 18 (5.61%) Cloud Engineer
10 17 (5.30%) Java Developer
11 16 (4.98%) Django Developer
12 15 (4.67%) Python/Django Developer
13 13 (4.05%) Analyst
13 13 (4.05%) DevOps Consultant
13 13 (4.05%) Platform Engineer
14 12 (3.74%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 11 (3.43%) Cloud Consultant
15 11 (3.43%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.26%) Django
2 44 (13.71%) HTML
3 42 (13.08%) JSON
3 42 (13.08%) Web Services
4 37 (11.53%) CSS
5 30 (9.35%) AngularJS
6 27 (8.41%) REST
7 24 (7.48%) Node.js
8 19 (5.92%) Ajax
8 19 (5.92%) React
9 18 (5.61%) .NET
10 14 (4.36%) XML
11 13 (4.05%) Kafka
12 11 (3.43%) RESTful
13 10 (3.12%) Flask
13 10 (3.12%) Spring
14 9 (2.80%) SOAP
15 7 (2.18%) Elastic Stack
15 7 (2.18%) OAuth
16 6 (1.87%) Anaconda
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.79%) Mobile App
3 20 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.74%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (3.12%) CESG
5 10 (3.12%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.80%) iPad
6 9 (2.80%) User Experience
7 8 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.87%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.56%) Clustering
11 4 (1.25%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.93%) Fintech
13 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.62%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
13 2 (0.62%) Social Media
14 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 138 (42.99%) Linux
2 55 (17.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (11.53%) Windows
4 32 (9.97%) Unix
5 24 (7.48%) CentOS
6 20 (6.23%) Android
7 19 (5.92%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.56%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.56%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.25%) Debian
9 4 (1.25%) VME
10 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.31%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (42.68%) DevOps
2 123 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (17.45%) TDD
5 55 (17.13%) Test Automation
6 52 (16.20%) Configuration Management
7 48 (14.95%) Scrum
8 34 (10.59%) Machine Learning
9 32 (9.97%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (9.03%) Microservices
11 27 (8.41%) Deployment Automation
12 26 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (7.79%) Open Source
13 25 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (7.17%) Software Engineering
15 20 (6.23%) Programme Management
16 19 (5.92%) Analytics
16 19 (5.92%) Migration
17 18 (5.61%) BDD
18 17 (5.30%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 95 (29.60%) Java
2 86 (26.79%) Ruby
3 72 (22.43%) Bash Shell
3 72 (22.43%) JavaScript
4 55 (17.13%) SQL
5 33 (10.28%) PHP
6 26 (8.10%) Scala
7 25 (7.79%) Perl
8 24 (7.48%) PowerShell
9 19 (5.92%) Shell Script
10 17 (5.30%) Go
11 14 (4.36%) C#
11 14 (4.36%) COBOL
12 12 (3.74%) Groovy
13 11 (3.43%) C++
14 8 (2.49%) C
15 6 (1.87%) Java 8
16 4 (1.25%) R
16 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.74%) Degree
3 11 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.18%) AWS Certification
4 7 (2.18%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (2.18%) IISP
5 5 (1.56%) CISMP
6 4 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.62%) CISSP
8 2 (0.62%) ISEB
8 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.62%) MCSA
8 2 (0.62%) PhD
9 1 (0.31%) GCIA
9 1 (0.31%) GCIH
9 1 (0.31%) GREM
9 1 (0.31%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.98%) QA
2 13 (4.05%) GCP
3 3 (0.93%) CESG Infosec
3 3 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 74 (23.05%) Docker
2 12 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.18%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.25%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.93%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.93%) QEMU
8 2 (0.62%) KVM
9 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) HDFS
9 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 102 (31.78%) Puppet
2 88 (27.41%) Ansible
3 76 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (19.31%) Kubernetes
5 57 (17.76%) Terraform
6 16 (4.98%) Salt
7 7 (2.18%) logstash
7 7 (2.18%) Packer
8 6 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (1.87%) ZABBIX
9 5 (1.56%) Consul
9 5 (1.56%) Nagios
10 4 (1.25%) Kibana
10 4 (1.25%) Mesos
11 3 (0.93%) IBM BigFix
11 3 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.62%) Grafana
12 2 (0.62%) Graphite
12 2 (0.62%) Icinga
12 2 (0.62%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 31 (9.66%) Oracle
2 21 (6.54%) Red Hat
3 20 (6.23%) SAP
4 19 (5.92%) Splunk
5 18 (5.61%) Google
6 16 (4.98%) VMware
7 15 (4.67%) Atlassian
8 12 (3.74%) IBM
8 12 (3.74%) Microsoft
8 12 (3.74%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.56%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.56%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.25%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.25%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.93%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.93%) McAfee
11 3 (0.93%) Micro Focus
11 3 (0.93%) Symantec
11 3 (0.93%) Teradata
11 3 (0.93%) Twitter