Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 36 47
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 +27
Contract jobs citing Python 259 339 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.78% 5.69% 3.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.72% 13.31% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 259 175
North West median daily rate £475 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.63% +13.53%
10th Percentile £325 £358 £363
90th Percentile £600 £700 £595
England median daily rate £538 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.43% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%

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 2,036 2,547 2,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.61% 42.73% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,418 1,764 1,498
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £556 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +2.63% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 78
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -15.63% +37.87%
10th Percentile £14.46 £15.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.43 £51.71
England median hourly rate £43.75 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +6.67%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 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 0 137 £450 -18.18% 116
Cheshire -11 42 £463 +8.82% 25
Lancashire -3 29 £538 +8.59% 7
Merseyside -1 25 £513 +17.14% 11
Cumbria - 1 £528 - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 108 (41.70%) AWS
2 95 (36.68%) DevOps
3 81 (31.27%) Linux
4 73 (28.19%) Docker
5 72 (27.80%) Jenkins
5 72 (27.80%) Azure
5 72 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (24.71%) Ansible
7 62 (23.94%) Puppet
7 62 (23.94%) Java
8 59 (22.78%) SQL
8 59 (22.78%) Terraform
9 58 (22.39%) Kubernetes
10 57 (22.01%) Git (software)
11 54 (20.85%) Bash Shell
12 44 (16.99%) Configuration Management
13 43 (16.60%) Hadoop
14 42 (16.22%) Windows
15 41 (15.83%) Big Data
16 38 (14.67%) Unix
17 35 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
17 35 (13.51%) GitLab
18 33 (12.74%) PowerShell
18 33 (12.74%) Scrum
19 32 (12.36%) Ruby
20 30 (11.58%) JavaScript
20 30 (11.58%) Apache Spark
21 28 (10.81%) ETL
21 28 (10.81%) Finance
22 27 (10.42%) 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 30 (11.58%) Apache Spark
2 19 (7.34%) Apache
3 12 (4.63%) Confluence
4 10 (3.86%) nginx
5 6 (2.32%) JBoss
5 6 (2.32%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.32%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.16%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.16%) SAS
8 2 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.39%) IIS
9 1 (0.39%) Luigi
9 1 (0.39%) Resin
Applications
1 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.54%) Weka
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Relativity
2 1 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 108 (41.70%) AWS
2 72 (27.80%) Azure
3 22 (8.49%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (8.49%) GCP
4 21 (8.11%) GitHub
5 20 (7.72%) Amazon S3
6 18 (6.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 18 (6.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 17 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (5.41%) Amazon ELB
9 13 (5.02%) Power Platform
10 12 (4.63%) AWS CloudTrail
10 12 (4.63%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (4.25%) Serverless
12 8 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (2.70%) Amazon Glacier
13 7 (2.70%) Datadog
14 6 (2.32%) PaaS
15 5 (1.93%) Route 53
16 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.79%) HTTP
2 13 (5.02%) Firewall
3 8 (3.09%) DHCP
4 7 (2.70%) BGP
4 7 (2.70%) LAN
4 7 (2.70%) OSPF
4 7 (2.70%) WAN
4 7 (2.70%) Wireless
5 6 (2.32%) DNS
5 6 (2.32%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.54%) SSL
6 4 (1.54%) VPN
7 3 (1.16%) Internet
8 2 (0.77%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.77%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.77%) SAN
9 1 (0.39%) 4G
9 1 (0.39%) Network Security
9 1 (0.39%) SNMP
9 1 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.60%) Hadoop
2 41 (15.83%) Big Data
3 25 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 19 (7.34%) SQL Server
5 18 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (6.56%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (6.18%) MySQL
8 15 (5.79%) MongoDB
9 13 (5.02%) Power BI
10 10 (3.86%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (3.47%) Apache Hive
12 8 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (3.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 8 (3.09%) Data Lake
13 7 (2.70%) Data Mining
13 7 (2.70%) GIS
13 7 (2.70%) HBase
14 6 (2.32%) Qlik Sense
14 6 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (27.80%) Jenkins
2 57 (22.01%) Git (software)
3 35 (13.51%) GitLab
4 17 (6.56%) JIRA
5 10 (3.86%) Artifactory
6 9 (3.47%) Robot Framework
7 8 (3.09%) SonarQube
8 6 (2.32%) Gerrit
8 6 (2.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (2.32%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.93%) Subversion
10 4 (1.54%) Ant
10 4 (1.54%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.54%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.54%) FishEye
10 4 (1.54%) Selenium
11 3 (1.16%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.16%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.77%) Buildbot
General
1 28 (10.81%) Finance
2 11 (4.25%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.70%) Legal
4 5 (1.93%) Games
4 5 (1.93%) Law
4 5 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.16%) Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Back Office
7 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.77%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (18.92%) Developer
2 48 (18.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (10.04%) Administrator
4 23 (8.88%) Data Engineer
5 21 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
6 17 (6.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (6.18%) Python Developer
8 14 (5.41%) Data Scientist
8 14 (5.41%) DevOps Administrator
9 13 (5.02%) Analyst
9 13 (5.02%) Architect
10 12 (4.63%) AWS DevOps
11 11 (4.25%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (3.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.47%) Consultant
14 8 (3.09%) Software Engineer
15 7 (2.70%) Cloud Administrator
15 7 (2.70%) Security Engineer
15 7 (2.70%) Senior DevOps
15 7 (2.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.56%) Web Services
2 16 (6.18%) .NET
2 16 (6.18%) Django
3 14 (5.41%) HTML
4 12 (4.63%) Node.js
4 12 (4.63%) React
5 9 (3.47%) jQuery
5 9 (3.47%) REST
6 8 (3.09%) CSS
6 8 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (3.09%) JSON
7 7 (2.70%) LAMP
7 7 (2.70%) NumPy
8 6 (2.32%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.32%) Kafka
8 6 (2.32%) PySpark
9 5 (1.93%) RESTful
10 4 (1.54%) MDX
10 4 (1.54%) Middleware
10 4 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.86%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (3.09%) User Experience
5 6 (2.32%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.93%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.93%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.54%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.16%) Robotics
8 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.77%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.39%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 81 (31.27%) Linux
2 42 (16.22%) Windows
3 38 (14.67%) Unix
4 14 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.86%) CentOS
6 7 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.70%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.32%) Android
8 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.77%) Debian
9 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.39%) AIX
10 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.39%) VME
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (36.68%) DevOps
2 72 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (16.99%) Configuration Management
4 33 (12.74%) Scrum
5 28 (10.81%) ETL
6 26 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (10.04%) Migration
7 25 (9.65%) Analytics
8 24 (9.27%) Machine Learning
9 22 (8.49%) Data Science
10 21 (8.11%) Test Automation
11 19 (7.34%) Microservices
12 18 (6.95%) Infrastructure as Code
13 17 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (6.56%) Software Engineering
14 16 (6.18%) Open Source
15 15 (5.79%) Data Modelling
15 15 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (5.41%) Visualisation
17 13 (5.02%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.94%) Java
2 59 (22.78%) SQL
3 54 (20.85%) Bash Shell
4 33 (12.74%) PowerShell
5 32 (12.36%) Ruby
6 30 (11.58%) JavaScript
7 27 (10.42%) Shell Script
8 19 (7.34%) Perl
8 19 (7.34%) R
9 18 (6.95%) C++
10 17 (6.56%) C#
11 14 (5.41%) Scala
12 7 (2.70%) C
12 7 (2.70%) PHP
13 6 (2.32%) Go
13 6 (2.32%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.93%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (4.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.25%) Degree
2 11 (4.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.32%) CCA
4 5 (1.93%) GIAC
4 5 (1.93%) PhD
5 4 (1.54%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.16%) CCNP
6 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.16%) EnCE
6 3 (1.16%) GCFA
6 3 (1.16%) GCFE
6 3 (1.16%) GREM
7 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.77%) LPIC
8 1 (0.39%) CCNA
8 1 (0.39%) GCUX
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.39%) RHCA
8 1 (0.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.77%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) GxP
2 1 (0.39%) PA-DSS
2 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.39%) PSD2
System Software
1 73 (28.19%) Docker
2 13 (5.02%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.86%) Snort
4 7 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.32%) VirtualBox
6 5 (1.93%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.93%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.16%) HDFS
8 2 (0.77%) Firmware
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (24.71%) Ansible
2 62 (23.94%) Puppet
3 59 (22.78%) Terraform
4 58 (22.39%) Kubernetes
5 35 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (8.49%) Packer
7 8 (3.09%) Grafana
7 8 (3.09%) Salt
8 7 (2.70%) Consul
8 7 (2.70%) HAProxy
9 6 (2.32%) EnCase
9 6 (2.32%) FTK
9 6 (2.32%) Kibana
9 6 (2.32%) Rsyslog
10 5 (1.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.93%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.54%) CSIRT
12 3 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (1.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 24 (9.27%) Cloudera
2 19 (7.34%) Google
3 16 (6.18%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.18%) Red Hat
3 16 (6.18%) Tableau
4 15 (5.79%) Oracle
5 12 (4.63%) Hortonworks
6 11 (4.25%) VMware
7 10 (3.86%) Cisco
7 10 (3.86%) Databricks
8 7 (2.70%) IBM
8 7 (2.70%) New Relic
8 7 (2.70%) Splunk
9 6 (2.32%) Aruba
9 6 (2.32%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.32%) Fortinet
9 6 (2.32%) Juniper
10 5 (1.93%) Talend
11 4 (1.54%) Coverity
11 4 (1.54%) Informatica