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 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / North West
Rank 51 80 82
Rank change year-on-year +29 +2  
Contract jobs citing Python 86 81 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.36% 2.11% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.41% 5.61% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 42
Median daily rate £410 £435 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.74% -1.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £650 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.62%  

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 1023 1445 1082
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.99% 37.64% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 907 680
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 25
Median hourly rate £42.24 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.30% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +30 59 £400 -6.97% 48
Cheshire +15 14 £425 - 6
Merseyside +4 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Lancashire +15 2 - - 4
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 118 (50.43%) Java
2 94 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (36.32%) Linux
4 69 (29.49%) DevOps
5 63 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
6 62 (26.50%) Ruby
7 58 (24.79%) Puppet
7 58 (24.79%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (21.37%) JavaScript
9 48 (20.51%) SQL
9 48 (20.51%) Unix
10 44 (18.80%) TDD
11 42 (17.95%) Ansible
12 40 (17.09%) Open Source
13 39 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 39 (16.67%) Perl
14 37 (15.81%) Scrum
14 37 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (15.38%) Finance
16 35 (14.96%) Bash Shell
17 33 (14.10%) Docker
17 33 (14.10%) Windows
18 31 (13.25%) BDD
18 31 (13.25%) Git (software)
19 30 (12.82%) Oracle
19 30 (12.82%) Configuration Management
20 27 (11.54%) Shell Script
20 27 (11.54%) HTML
21 26 (11.11%) Big Data
22 25 (10.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Python
Top Related 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 18 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 15 (6.41%) Apache Spark
3 11 (4.70%) nginx
4 10 (4.27%) Apache
4 10 (4.27%) GeoServer
4 10 (4.27%) Tomcat
5 9 (3.85%) CloudStack
6 8 (3.42%) JBoss
7 7 (2.99%) SAS
8 6 (2.56%) IIS
9 5 (2.14%) Confluence
9 5 (2.14%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.71%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.28%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.43%) Drupal
13 1 (0.43%) Jetty
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.43%) MS Office
1 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (4.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.43%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 63 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.56%) PaaS
4 11 (4.70%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (3.85%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.42%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (3.42%) SaaS
8 6 (2.56%) Amazon EMR
8 6 (2.56%) GitHub
8 6 (2.56%) IaaS
8 6 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (2.14%) Heroku
10 4 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.71%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (1.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.28%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.69%) SSL
2 17 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.70%) HTTPS
3 11 (4.70%) Kerberos
3 11 (4.70%) VPN
4 9 (3.85%) Firewall
5 7 (2.99%) LAN
5 7 (2.99%) VoIP
5 7 (2.99%) WAN
6 6 (2.56%) HTTP
7 5 (2.14%) Internet
7 5 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.71%) DNS
8 4 (1.71%) Wireless
9 3 (1.28%) LDAP
10 2 (0.85%) Network Security
10 2 (0.85%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.43%) DHCP
11 1 (0.43%) SSH
11 1 (0.43%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.11%) Big Data
2 23 (9.83%) Hadoop
3 19 (8.12%) MySQL
4 17 (7.26%) SQL Server
5 13 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.70%) Redis
7 9 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (2.99%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (2.56%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.14%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.28%) Electronic Patient Records
13 3 (1.28%) GIS
13 3 (1.28%) HDInsight
13 3 (1.28%) Spark SQL
14 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 39 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 31 (13.25%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.97%) JIRA
4 17 (7.26%) Selenium
5 14 (5.98%) Cucumber
5 14 (5.98%) WebDriver
6 12 (5.13%) Subversion
7 11 (4.70%) GoCD
8 8 (3.42%) Gradle
8 8 (3.42%) JBehave
8 8 (3.42%) Maven
8 8 (3.42%) Travis CI
9 7 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.14%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.14%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.28%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.28%) GitLab
11 3 (1.28%) Hudson
11 3 (1.28%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (15.38%) Finance
2 16 (6.84%) Marketing
3 13 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.70%) Electronics
4 11 (4.70%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.70%) Retail
5 9 (3.85%) Banking
6 5 (2.14%) Back Office
7 4 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.85%) Advertising
9 2 (0.85%) Games
9 2 (0.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 79 (33.76%) Developer
2 43 (18.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (11.54%) Python Developer
4 21 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 18 (7.69%) Tester
6 17 (7.26%) Automation Tester
7 14 (5.98%) Data Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.27%) ETL Developer
10 9 (3.85%) Architect
10 9 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) Analyst
11 8 (3.42%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 8 (3.42%) Selenium Tester
11 8 (3.42%) Test Engineer
12 7 (2.99%) Data Scientist
12 7 (2.99%) Platform Engineer
13 6 (2.56%) Security Analyst
13 6 (2.56%) Senior Test Engineer
13 6 (2.56%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.54%) HTML
2 25 (10.68%) Web Services
3 22 (9.40%) JSON
4 17 (7.26%) CSS
5 16 (6.84%) .NET
5 16 (6.84%) AngularJS
5 16 (6.84%) REST
6 15 (6.41%) Django
6 15 (6.41%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (5.56%) Ajax
8 12 (5.13%) jQuery
8 12 (5.13%) Node.js
9 11 (4.70%) PostGIS
10 10 (4.27%) Leaflet
10 10 (4.27%) OpenLayers
10 10 (4.27%) RESTful
10 10 (4.27%) XML
11 9 (3.85%) HTML5
11 9 (3.85%) Middleware
11 9 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.42%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.56%) Derivative
4 6 (2.56%) OTC Derivatives
5 5 (2.14%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.14%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (2.14%) User Experience
5 5 (2.14%) Wiki
6 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.28%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.28%) FMCG
6 3 (1.28%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 85 (36.32%) Linux
2 48 (20.51%) Unix
3 33 (14.10%) Windows
4 25 (10.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (7.26%) CentOS
6 9 (3.85%) Fedora
7 3 (1.28%) Solaris
7 3 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.85%) Android
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.43%) Debian
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (29.49%) DevOps
3 44 (18.80%) TDD
4 40 (17.09%) Open Source
5 37 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (15.81%) Scrum
6 31 (13.25%) BDD
7 30 (12.82%) Configuration Management
8 24 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (8.12%) OO
10 17 (7.26%) Automated Testing
10 17 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (6.84%) ETL
11 16 (6.84%) ITIL
12 14 (5.98%) High Availability
13 13 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (5.56%) ERP
14 12 (5.13%) Automation Testing
14 12 (5.13%) Migration
14 12 (5.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 118 (50.43%) Java
2 62 (26.50%) Ruby
3 50 (21.37%) JavaScript
4 48 (20.51%) SQL
5 39 (16.67%) Perl
6 35 (14.96%) Bash Shell
7 27 (11.54%) Shell Script
8 19 (8.12%) Scala
9 18 (7.69%) C#
10 15 (6.41%) C
11 13 (5.56%) PowerShell
12 12 (5.13%) PHP
13 10 (4.27%) C++
14 8 (3.42%) Go
15 7 (2.99%) Groovy
15 7 (2.99%) R
16 4 (1.71%) Cython
17 3 (1.28%) Clojure
17 3 (1.28%) F#
17 3 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (6.41%) Degree
2 9 (3.85%) CISSP
2 9 (3.85%) SANS
3 8 (3.42%) SSCP
4 7 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.56%) AWS Certification
5 6 (2.56%) ISEB
6 5 (2.14%) PhD
7 4 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.43%) CEH
9 1 (0.43%) CLAS
9 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) GCFA
9 1 (0.43%) GIAC
9 1 (0.43%) HND
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) COBIT
2 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (14.10%) Docker
2 12 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.85%) vSphere
4 7 (2.99%) Xen
4 7 (2.99%) XenServer
5 6 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.85%) HDFS
6 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.43%) KVM
7 1 (0.43%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 58 (24.79%) Opscode Chef
1 58 (24.79%) Puppet
2 42 (17.95%) Ansible
3 17 (7.26%) Kibana
4 12 (5.13%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.27%) Graphite
6 9 (3.85%) logstash
6 9 (3.85%) Nagios
7 8 (3.42%) Ganglia
7 8 (3.42%) QRadar
7 8 (3.42%) Riemann
8 7 (2.99%) Cobbler
9 6 (2.56%) Terraform
10 4 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.71%) Packer
10 4 (1.71%) RSA enVision
10 4 (1.71%) Salt
11 3 (1.28%) yum
12 2 (0.85%) Nmap
13 1 (0.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (12.82%) Oracle
2 25 (10.68%) Red Hat
3 13 (5.56%) SAP
4 12 (5.13%) Google
4 12 (5.13%) Splunk
5 10 (4.27%) ESRI
5 10 (4.27%) SaltStack
6 9 (3.85%) IBM
6 9 (3.85%) LogRhythm
7 8 (3.42%) VMware
8 7 (2.99%) Apple
8 7 (2.99%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.71%) Vertica
10 3 (1.28%) New Relic
11 2 (0.85%) Apigee
11 2 (0.85%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.85%) HP
11 2 (0.85%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.43%) Black Duck
12 1 (0.43%) Blue Prism
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