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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 6 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 48 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.87% 9.58% 5.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.92% 18.18% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 4
Average daily rate £381 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £307 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £418 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
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
166 165 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.50% 52.72% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 94 76
Average daily rate £370 £350 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 52 (44.44%) Perl
2 40 (34.19%) C++
3 36 (30.77%) Linux
4 35 (29.91%) C
5 33 (28.21%) Java
6 24 (20.51%) Software Engineering
6 24 (20.51%) Git (software)
7 23 (19.66%) Computer Science
8 21 (17.95%) Gerrit
9 20 (17.09%) SciPy
9 20 (17.09%) JavaScript
9 20 (17.09%) HTML
9 20 (17.09%) SQL
10 19 (16.24%) J2EE
10 19 (16.24%) NumPy
11 18 (15.38%) CSS
11 18 (15.38%) Degree
12 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (14.53%) TCP/IP
13 16 (13.68%) MySQL
14 15 (12.82%) Bash Shell
14 15 (12.82%) Test Automation
15 14 (11.97%) Algorithms
16 13 (11.11%) Bioinformatics
16 13 (11.11%) Ajax
16 13 (11.11%) Biology
17 12 (10.26%) AngularJS
18 11 (9.40%) Puppet
18 11 (9.40%) Software Testing
18 11 (9.40%) HTTP

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (1.71%) Apache
2 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.85%) nginx
2 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) BigMachines
1 2 (1.71%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.71%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.53%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.40%) HTTP
3 10 (8.55%) 802.15
3 10 (8.55%) Bluetooth
3 10 (8.55%) Internet
3 10 (8.55%) SSL
3 10 (8.55%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (8.55%) X.509
3 10 (8.55%) ZigBee
4 6 (5.13%) FTP
5 5 (4.27%) Wireless
6 1 (0.85%) DNS
6 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) MySQL
2 6 (5.13%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.71%) Big Data
4 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 21 (17.95%) Gerrit
3 7 (5.98%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.42%) Selenium
6 2 (1.71%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.71%) QADirector
6 2 (1.71%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.85%) Hudson
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
7 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 7 (5.98%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Electronics
2 5 (4.27%) Games
3 1 (0.85%) Advertising
3 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (32.48%) Developer
2 32 (27.35%) Python Developer
3 15 (12.82%) Software Developer
4 14 (11.97%) Software Engineer
5 12 (10.26%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) DSP Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Audio DSP Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Audio Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Audio Software Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) DSP Software Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.09%) HTML
1 20 (17.09%) SciPy
2 19 (16.24%) J2EE
2 19 (16.24%) NumPy
3 18 (15.38%) CSS
4 13 (11.11%) Ajax
5 12 (10.26%) AngularJS
6 10 (8.55%) 802.1X
6 10 (8.55%) JSON
6 10 (8.55%) REST
7 6 (5.13%) Twisted
8 5 (4.27%) Django
8 5 (4.27%) jQuery
8 5 (4.27%) Qt
8 5 (4.27%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (4.27%) Web Services
9 4 (3.42%) HTML5
10 3 (2.56%) CSS3
10 3 (2.56%) Mason
11 2 (1.71%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.97%) Algorithms
3 13 (11.11%) Biology
4 9 (7.69%) Device Driver
4 9 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (7.69%) Life Science
4 9 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 8 (6.84%) Internet of Things
6 5 (4.27%) Visualisation
7 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.42%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.85%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.77%) Linux
2 9 (7.69%) Android
3 8 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.84%) Windows
4 2 (1.71%) AIX
4 2 (1.71%) CentOS
4 2 (1.71%) HPUX
4 2 (1.71%) Solaris
4 2 (1.71%) Unix
5 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.51%) Software Engineering
2 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.82%) Test Automation
4 13 (11.11%) Bioinformatics
5 11 (9.40%) Software Testing
6 10 (8.55%) DevOps
7 9 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.84%) Signal Processing
9 7 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.98%) Digital Signal Processing
9 7 (5.98%) Machine Learning
10 6 (5.13%) High Availability
10 6 (5.13%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.13%) Time Management
10 6 (5.13%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.27%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (4.27%) Front End Development
11 5 (4.27%) QMS
11 5 (4.27%) Quality Management
11 5 (4.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (44.44%) Perl
2 40 (34.19%) C++
3 35 (29.91%) C
4 33 (28.21%) Java
5 20 (17.09%) JavaScript
5 20 (17.09%) SQL
6 15 (12.82%) Bash Shell
7 11 (9.40%) PHP
8 9 (7.69%) Embedded C
8 9 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 8 (6.84%) MATLAB
10 5 (4.27%) C#
11 3 (2.56%) Ruby
12 2 (1.71%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.71%) R
13 1 (0.85%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (3.42%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Docker
2 6 (5.13%) GPFS
2 6 (5.13%) NFS
3 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) Puppet
2 7 (5.98%) Nagios
3 6 (5.13%) Ganglia
4 5 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 8 (6.84%) Red Hat
2 6 (5.13%) IBM
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle
4 4 (3.42%) Siebel
5 2 (1.71%) HP
5 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.71%) Perforce
5 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.85%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.85%) New Relic
6 1 (0.85%) Vertica
6 1 (0.85%) WorldPay
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