Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 57 85
Rank change year-on-year +25 +28 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 355 186 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.93% 3.19% 2.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.99% 8.44% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 152 115
North West median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £700 £623 £533
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%

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 2,537 2,205 2,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.38% 37.82% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,734 1,489 1,775
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £293 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £509 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 68
North West median hourly rate £36.13 £38.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.77% +35.96% -22.97%
10th Percentile £15.08 £11.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £43.23
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 September 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 19 September 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 +17 189 £500 +19.40% 92
Cheshire +28 91 £413 -22.90% 13
Lancashire +30 49 £500 -6.54% 5
Merseyside +15 11 £388 +5.08% 6
Python
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 155 (43.66%) DevOps
2 132 (37.18%) Java
3 124 (34.93%) Linux
4 119 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (33.52%) Puppet
5 118 (33.24%) Jenkins
6 114 (32.11%) Amazon AWS
7 109 (30.70%) Docker
8 91 (25.63%) Ansible
9 89 (25.07%) Git (software)
10 74 (20.85%) Opscode Chef
11 72 (20.28%) Ruby
11 72 (20.28%) JavaScript
12 71 (20.00%) Kubernetes
13 68 (19.15%) TDD
13 68 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (18.03%) Terraform
15 63 (17.75%) PostgreSQL
16 61 (17.18%) SQL
17 53 (14.93%) Oracle
17 53 (14.93%) Shell Script
17 53 (14.93%) Django
18 51 (14.37%) Microservices
19 48 (13.52%) Test Automation
19 48 (13.52%) Perl
20 45 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 44 (12.39%) Bash Shell
21 44 (12.39%) Unix
21 44 (12.39%) Windows
21 44 (12.39%) Scrum

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 (6.20%) Cloud Foundry
1 22 (6.20%) nginx
2 20 (5.63%) Apache Spark
3 19 (5.35%) Tuxedo
4 16 (4.51%) Confluence
5 12 (3.38%) Apache
6 10 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.41%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.41%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.13%) JBoss
8 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.85%) SAS
9 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.85%) TPMS
10 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.56%) IIS
10 2 (0.56%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) SPSS
2 1 (0.28%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 114 (32.11%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (7.32%) GitHub
4 25 (7.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 22 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (5.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 18 (5.07%) Amazon S3
7 18 (5.07%) Amazon SQS
8 15 (4.23%) Amazon ELB
9 14 (3.94%) PaaS
10 12 (3.38%) npm
10 12 (3.38%) Route 53
11 11 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (3.10%) Serverless
12 9 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (2.54%) SaaS
13 5 (1.41%) CloudFront
13 5 (1.41%) OpenShift
14 4 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.04%) HTTP
2 11 (3.10%) Firewall
3 6 (1.69%) Internet
3 6 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.41%) VPN
5 4 (1.13%) DNS
5 4 (1.13%) SSL
6 3 (0.85%) BGP
6 3 (0.85%) Network Security
6 3 (0.85%) OSPF
6 3 (0.85%) SMS
7 2 (0.56%) IPFIX
7 2 (0.56%) Junos
7 2 (0.56%) MPLS
7 2 (0.56%) MRTG
7 2 (0.56%) SNMP
7 2 (0.56%) TACACS
8 1 (0.28%) AMQP
8 1 (0.28%) NX-OS
8 1 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.75%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (10.42%) MySQL
3 27 (7.61%) MongoDB
4 26 (7.32%) Big Data
5 23 (6.48%) Hadoop
6 21 (5.92%) NoSQL
7 19 (5.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (4.23%) Relational Database
9 12 (3.38%) Amazon Redshift
10 11 (3.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (2.82%) Apache Hive
11 10 (2.82%) SQL Server
12 9 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.97%) HBase
14 6 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (1.13%) Amazon Aurora
15 4 (1.13%) Impala
16 3 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
16 3 (0.85%) Geospatial Data
16 3 (0.85%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 118 (33.24%) Jenkins
2 89 (25.07%) Git (software)
3 36 (10.14%) JIRA
4 20 (5.63%) SonarQube
5 18 (5.07%) Selenium
5 18 (5.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (4.79%) Artifactory
6 17 (4.79%) GitLab
6 17 (4.79%) Maven
7 16 (4.51%) Gradle
8 14 (3.94%) IBM UrbanCode
8 14 (3.94%) Travis CI
9 12 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (3.38%) CircleCI
9 12 (3.38%) gulp
10 10 (2.82%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.82%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (2.25%) Hudson
11 8 (2.25%) Subversion
12 7 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (8.73%) Finance
2 14 (3.94%) Banking
3 8 (2.25%) Retail
4 4 (1.13%) Automotive
4 4 (1.13%) Legal
4 4 (1.13%) Marketing
4 4 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.56%) Electronics
6 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.28%) Billing
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Military
7 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (41.13%) Developer
2 109 (30.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 87 (24.51%) Python Developer
4 33 (9.30%) Java Developer
5 22 (6.20%) Django Developer
6 21 (5.92%) Python/Django Developer
7 19 (5.35%) AWS Engineer
8 17 (4.79%) Consultant
8 17 (4.79%) Senior DevOps
9 16 (4.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
11 14 (3.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.38%) Architect
13 11 (3.10%) Data Engineer
13 11 (3.10%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.82%) DevOps Consultant
14 10 (2.82%) React Developer
15 9 (2.54%) Analyst
15 9 (2.54%) Automation Engineer
15 9 (2.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (14.93%) Django
2 40 (11.27%) HTML
2 40 (11.27%) Web Services
3 30 (8.45%) JSON
4 28 (7.89%) CSS
4 28 (7.89%) Node.js
5 27 (7.61%) Spring
6 26 (7.32%) React
6 26 (7.32%) REST
7 21 (5.92%) Middleware
8 20 (5.63%) .NET
9 17 (4.79%) XML
10 16 (4.51%) AngularJS
11 15 (4.23%) Ajax
11 15 (4.23%) Kafka
12 14 (3.94%) Elastic Stack
12 14 (3.94%) RESTful
13 11 (3.10%) Spring Boot
14 10 (2.82%) Flask
15 6 (1.69%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.48%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.38%) Algorithms
3 12 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (3.38%) iPad
4 11 (3.10%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.54%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.41%) Clustering
9 4 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.13%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.85%) CESG
10 3 (0.85%) Fintech
10 3 (0.85%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.56%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.56%) NHS
11 2 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 124 (34.93%) Linux
2 45 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (12.39%) Unix
3 44 (12.39%) Windows
4 33 (9.30%) CentOS
5 17 (4.79%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.38%) Android
7 9 (2.54%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.13%) Debian
8 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.85%) VME
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (43.66%) DevOps
2 119 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
3 68 (19.15%) TDD
4 51 (14.37%) Microservices
5 48 (13.52%) Test Automation
6 44 (12.39%) Scrum
7 43 (12.11%) Configuration Management
8 39 (10.99%) Open Source
9 29 (8.17%) BDD
9 29 (8.17%) Software Engineering
10 22 (6.20%) Continuous Deployment
11 21 (5.92%) Machine Learning
12 19 (5.35%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (5.07%) OO
14 17 (4.79%) Analytics
14 17 (4.79%) E-Commerce
14 17 (4.79%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (4.79%) SDLC
15 15 (4.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 132 (37.18%) Java
2 72 (20.28%) JavaScript
2 72 (20.28%) Ruby
3 61 (17.18%) SQL
4 53 (14.93%) Shell Script
5 48 (13.52%) Perl
6 44 (12.39%) Bash Shell
7 25 (7.04%) Groovy
8 24 (6.76%) Scala
9 21 (5.92%) PHP
10 20 (5.63%) C#
11 18 (5.07%) PowerShell
12 15 (4.23%) Java 8
13 6 (1.69%) C++
13 6 (1.69%) COBOL
14 5 (1.41%) Go
14 5 (1.41%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.13%) C
15 4 (1.13%) R
16 3 (0.85%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 21 (5.92%) Degree
1 21 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.69%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (0.85%) IISP
6 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.56%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.56%) PhD
7 1 (0.28%) CCNA
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.28%) CISMP
7 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.38%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) GCP
3 2 (0.56%) GDPR
3 2 (0.56%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 109 (30.70%) Docker
2 22 (6.20%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.13%) VirtualBox
4 4 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.56%) KVM
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 119 (33.52%) Puppet
2 91 (25.63%) Ansible
3 74 (20.85%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (20.00%) Kubernetes
5 64 (18.03%) Terraform
6 20 (5.63%) Salt
7 17 (4.79%) Packer
8 12 (3.38%) Grafana
8 12 (3.38%) Prometheus
9 8 (2.25%) Kibana
9 8 (2.25%) Rancher
10 7 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.69%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.41%) Consul
12 5 (1.41%) logstash
12 5 (1.41%) Nagios
13 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (0.56%) Icinga
14 2 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 53 (14.93%) Oracle
2 26 (7.32%) VMware
3 16 (4.51%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.38%) SaltStack
5 10 (2.82%) Black Duck
5 10 (2.82%) IBM
6 9 (2.54%) Google
7 8 (2.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.41%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.41%) Blue Prism
8 5 (1.41%) SAP
8 5 (1.41%) Splunk
9 4 (1.13%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.13%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.13%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.13%) Isilon
9 4 (1.13%) NetApp
9 4 (1.13%) Talend
10 3 (0.85%) Micro Focus
10 3 (0.85%) Tableau