Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 43 59
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 +13
Contract jobs citing Python 338 239 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.63% 4.22% 3.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.25% 10.79% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 204 156
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £358 £364 £325
90th Percentile £700 £625 £566
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £43.13 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.81% +6.67% -3.85%

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 2,551 2,216 2,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.52% 39.11% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,755 1,533 1,696
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £560 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 62
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +28.98% -17.30%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.75 £13.33
90th Percentile £45.40 £51.37 £43.63
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.48% +2.56% +4.00%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +8 176 £550 +19.57% 76
Cheshire +10 72 £400 -23.81% 20
Lancashire +12 57 £495 -7.43% 7
Merseyside +1 23 £450 +20.00% 8
Python
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 169 (50.00%) DevOps
2 164 (48.52%) Java
3 122 (36.09%) Docker
4 121 (35.80%) Amazon AWS
5 120 (35.50%) Puppet
6 114 (33.73%) Linux
7 110 (32.54%) Jenkins
7 110 (32.54%) Ansible
8 102 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
9 92 (27.22%) Terraform
10 74 (21.89%) PostgreSQL
11 70 (20.71%) Opscode Chef
12 69 (20.41%) Git (software)
12 69 (20.41%) JavaScript
13 68 (20.12%) Shell Script
14 60 (17.75%) MySQL
15 58 (17.16%) Kubernetes
16 57 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (16.27%) TDD
18 54 (15.98%) Open Source
19 53 (15.68%) Test Automation
19 53 (15.68%) Microservices
20 51 (15.09%) Oracle
21 49 (14.50%) SQL
22 48 (14.20%) Ruby
23 44 (13.02%) Perl
23 44 (13.02%) Node.js
24 43 (12.72%) Amazon EC2
24 43 (12.72%) Maven
25 41 (12.13%) Windows

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 38 (11.24%) nginx
2 32 (9.47%) Cloud Foundry
3 22 (6.51%) Tuxedo
4 17 (5.03%) Confluence
5 12 (3.55%) Apache Spark
6 9 (2.66%) Apache
7 8 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.89%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.59%) CMS
9 2 (0.59%) JBoss
9 2 (0.59%) SAS
10 1 (0.30%) IIS
10 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.30%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) CATIA
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.30%) SPSS
1 1 (0.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 121 (35.80%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (12.72%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 29 (8.58%) Amazon S3
5 29 (8.58%) npm
6 28 (8.28%) PaaS
7 25 (7.40%) Route 53
7 25 (7.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 22 (6.51%) Amazon ELB
9 18 (5.33%) Amazon SQS
10 14 (4.14%) GitHub
11 12 (3.55%) SaaS
12 9 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.78%) Serverless
14 4 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (1.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.47%) HTTP
2 9 (2.66%) DNS
2 9 (2.66%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.37%) SSL
4 7 (2.07%) Firewall
4 7 (2.07%) Internet
5 3 (0.89%) SMS
6 2 (0.59%) DHCP
6 2 (0.59%) FTP
6 2 (0.59%) Intranet
6 2 (0.59%) IPsec
6 2 (0.59%) VPN
7 1 (0.30%) LAN
7 1 (0.30%) Network Security
7 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (21.89%) PostgreSQL
2 60 (17.75%) MySQL
3 32 (9.47%) MongoDB
4 29 (8.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (7.10%) Big Data
6 20 (5.92%) Hadoop
7 15 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
8 12 (3.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (3.55%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.55%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.96%) Apache Hive
9 10 (2.96%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.78%) HBase
13 4 (1.18%) Amazon Aurora
13 4 (1.18%) Impala
13 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.18%) Pentaho
14 3 (0.89%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 110 (32.54%) Jenkins
2 69 (20.41%) Git (software)
3 43 (12.72%) Maven
4 41 (12.13%) Gradle
5 32 (9.47%) JIRA
6 27 (7.99%) CircleCI
6 27 (7.99%) gulp
6 27 (7.99%) IBM UrbanCode
6 27 (7.99%) Selenium
6 27 (7.99%) Travis CI
7 25 (7.40%) Artifactory
7 25 (7.40%) GitLab
7 25 (7.40%) SonarQube
8 14 (4.14%) JUnit
9 12 (3.55%) Gatling
9 12 (3.55%) Spock
10 9 (2.66%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.78%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.78%) Subversion
11 6 (1.78%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (6.80%) Finance
2 17 (5.03%) Retail
3 13 (3.85%) Banking
4 4 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.59%) Front Office
5 2 (0.59%) Games
5 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.59%) Law
5 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.30%) Electronics
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Military
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (32.84%) Developer
2 103 (30.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 62 (18.34%) Python Developer
4 29 (8.58%) AWS Engineer
5 23 (6.80%) Java Developer
5 23 (6.80%) Java Engineer
6 16 (4.73%) AWS DevOps
7 15 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 13 (3.85%) Data Engineer
8 13 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (3.25%) Consultant
10 11 (3.25%) Django Developer
10 11 (3.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 11 (3.25%) Python Engineer
10 11 (3.25%) Python/Django Developer
11 10 (2.96%) Architect
11 10 (2.96%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.37%) Automation Engineer
12 8 (2.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.02%) Node.js
2 40 (11.83%) Web Services
3 39 (11.54%) HTML
4 35 (10.36%) Spring
5 34 (10.06%) Elastic Stack
6 33 (9.76%) .NET
7 31 (9.17%) Django
8 28 (8.28%) CSS
9 23 (6.80%) Middleware
10 19 (5.62%) React
10 19 (5.62%) RESTful
11 17 (5.03%) AngularJS
11 17 (5.03%) Hibernate
12 13 (3.85%) JSON
12 13 (3.85%) Spring Boot
13 12 (3.55%) Flask
13 12 (3.55%) REST
14 11 (3.25%) .NET Framework
14 11 (3.25%) Kafka
15 10 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.03%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.55%) Algorithms
3 11 (3.25%) Data Structures
3 11 (3.25%) User Experience
4 8 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.37%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.07%) iPad
6 6 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.18%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.59%) Clustering
9 2 (0.59%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.59%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) Equities
9 2 (0.59%) Fintech
9 2 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.59%) Tandem
9 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 114 (33.73%) Linux
2 41 (12.13%) Windows
3 40 (11.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (10.65%) Unix
5 30 (8.88%) CentOS
6 21 (6.21%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.37%) Android
8 6 (1.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) Debian
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (50.00%) DevOps
2 102 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (16.27%) TDD
5 54 (15.98%) Open Source
6 53 (15.68%) Microservices
6 53 (15.68%) Test Automation
7 39 (11.54%) BDD
7 39 (11.54%) Configuration Management
7 39 (11.54%) Scrum
8 29 (8.58%) Continuous Deployment
9 27 (7.99%) Software Engineering
10 20 (5.92%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 18 (5.33%) Analytics
12 16 (4.73%) Data Modelling
12 16 (4.73%) Deployment Automation
12 16 (4.73%) OO
13 15 (4.44%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.44%) Front End Development
14 14 (4.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 164 (48.52%) Java
2 69 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 68 (20.12%) Shell Script
4 49 (14.50%) SQL
5 48 (14.20%) Ruby
6 44 (13.02%) Perl
7 37 (10.95%) Bash Shell
8 35 (10.36%) Groovy
9 33 (9.76%) C#
10 29 (8.58%) Java 8
10 29 (8.58%) PHP
11 27 (7.99%) Scala
12 17 (5.03%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.37%) R
14 6 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.48%) Go
16 4 (1.18%) Prolog
17 3 (0.89%) ES6
18 2 (0.59%) C++
18 2 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.44%) Degree
4 8 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.48%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.59%) PhD
7 1 (0.30%) CISM
7 1 (0.30%) CISSP
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.96%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) PMO
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 122 (36.09%) Docker
2 33 (9.76%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.30%) HDFS
5 1 (0.30%) NFS
5 1 (0.30%) Samba
5 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 120 (35.50%) Puppet
2 110 (32.54%) Ansible
3 92 (27.22%) Terraform
4 70 (20.71%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (17.16%) Kubernetes
6 24 (7.10%) Packer
7 20 (5.92%) Grafana
7 20 (5.92%) Prometheus
8 17 (5.03%) Rancher
9 14 (4.14%) Salt
10 7 (2.07%) Kibana
11 4 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.18%) logstash
11 4 (1.18%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.30%) Ambari
12 1 (0.30%) Consul
12 1 (0.30%) Mesos
12 1 (0.30%) Nagios
12 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 51 (15.09%) Oracle
2 23 (6.80%) VMware
3 17 (5.03%) Black Duck
4 14 (4.14%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.96%) Google
7 9 (2.66%) Cloudera
7 9 (2.66%) Hortonworks
8 6 (1.78%) IBM
8 6 (1.78%) Splunk
9 5 (1.48%) Talend
10 4 (1.18%) Blue Prism
10 4 (1.18%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.18%) Isilon
10 4 (1.18%) NetApp
10 4 (1.18%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.89%) MapR
11 3 (0.89%) Teradata
12 2 (0.59%) Cisco