The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 15 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Python 39 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.98% 5.42% 4.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.74% 13.70% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 9
Average daily rate
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£363 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £57.50 £44.63 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.85% +19.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
Python
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
233 146 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.65% 39.57% 58.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 73 138
Average daily rate £363 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.88 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.90% +2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £30.75 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Cambridge region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cambridge region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 41 (59.42%) Linux
2 25 (36.23%) C
3 24 (34.78%) Software Engineering
4 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 18 (26.09%) C++
6 14 (20.29%) Scrum
7 13 (18.84%) Subversion
7 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
7 13 (18.84%) OO
7 13 (18.84%) Bash Shell
7 13 (18.84%) DevOps
8 12 (17.39%) HTTP
9 11 (15.94%) UNIX
9 11 (15.94%) Java
9 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
10 10 (14.49%) PHP
10 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (13.04%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (13.04%) XML
12 8 (11.59%) Ruby
13 7 (10.14%) Perforce
13 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Ubuntu
13 7 (10.14%) IPTV
13 7 (10.14%) Project Planning
13 7 (10.14%) Degree
13 7 (10.14%) JSON
13 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
13 7 (10.14%) Qt

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) HTTP
2 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.70%) Internet
3 6 (8.70%) RTP
4 5 (7.25%) Broadband
5 4 (5.80%) ZigBee
6 3 (4.35%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.14%) Big Data
2 6 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Subversion
1 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.35%) JIRA
3 3 (4.35%) Selenium
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.45%) JUnit
5 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.45%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.45%) JMeter
5 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.45%) Robotium
General
1 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Developer
2 26 (37.68%) Software Engineer
3 20 (28.99%) Python Developer
4 12 (17.39%) Test Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Software Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) C++ Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Python Software Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Python/Django Developer
9 4 (5.80%) C Developer
9 4 (5.80%) C Software Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior QA Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Principle Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) XML
2 7 (10.14%) .NET
2 7 (10.14%) JSON
2 7 (10.14%) Qt
2 7 (10.14%) Twisted
2 7 (10.14%) OpenCL
3 6 (8.70%) D3.js
3 6 (8.70%) GStreamer
3 6 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (8.70%) Django
3 6 (8.70%) jQuery
3 6 (8.70%) SVG
4 5 (7.25%) HTML
5 4 (5.80%) CSS
5 4 (5.80%) Web Services
6 3 (4.35%) LAMP
6 3 (4.35%) RESTful
7 1 (1.45%) J2SE
7 1 (1.45%) J2EE
7 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) MPEG
1 7 (10.14%) IPTV
1 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
1 7 (10.14%) Open Source
2 6 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (8.70%) Visualisation
2 6 (8.70%) Streaming Video
3 3 (4.35%) Device Driver
3 3 (4.35%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.90%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) Statistics
5 1 (1.45%) Firmware
5 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (59.42%) Linux
2 11 (15.94%) UNIX
3 9 (13.04%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Ubuntu
4 7 (10.14%) Windows
5 2 (2.90%) AIX
5 2 (2.90%) HPUX
5 2 (2.90%) Solaris
6 1 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Software Engineering
2 14 (20.29%) Scrum
3 13 (18.84%) OO
3 13 (18.84%) DevOps
4 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.14%) OOD
5 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
5 7 (10.14%) Project Planning
6 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.80%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.35%) TDD
8 3 (4.35%) Data Management
8 3 (4.35%) Web Application Development
9 2 (2.90%) User Stories
9 2 (2.90%) Cyber Security
9 2 (2.90%) Waterfall
9 2 (2.90%) UML
9 2 (2.90%) Test Management
10 1 (1.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) C
2 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 18 (26.09%) C++
4 13 (18.84%) Bash Shell
5 11 (15.94%) Java
6 10 (14.49%) PHP
7 8 (11.59%) Ruby
8 7 (10.14%) Embedded C
9 6 (8.70%) Perl
9 6 (8.70%) C#
10 3 (4.35%) Embedded C++
10 3 (4.35%) Tcl
10 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.90%) Korn
11 2 (2.90%) SQL
12 1 (1.45%) Erlang
12 1 (1.45%) Groovy
12 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.45%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Perforce
2 6 (8.70%) Splunk
3 2 (2.90%) VMware
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) HP
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