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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 19 23 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing Python 37 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.40% 5.05% 3.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.23% 13.01% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £250 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £234 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £280 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £57.50 £39.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.49% +4.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -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
243 146 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.60% 38.83% 57.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 75 133
Average daily rate £365 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £213
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 15 54
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +1.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £32.50 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.00 £47.50
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 26 (40.00%) C
3 25 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 17 (26.15%) C++
6 14 (21.54%) Scrum
7 13 (20.00%) OO
7 13 (20.00%) DevOps
8 12 (18.46%) HTTP
9 11 (16.92%) Jenkins
10 10 (15.38%) Bash Shell
10 10 (15.38%) UNIX
10 10 (15.38%) Subversion
10 10 (15.38%) Git (software)
11 9 (13.85%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (13.85%) Java
11 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
12 8 (12.31%) XML
12 8 (12.31%) PHP
12 8 (12.31%) Embedded C
12 8 (12.31%) Ruby
13 7 (10.77%) Ubuntu
13 7 (10.77%) IPTV
13 7 (10.77%) Qt
13 7 (10.77%) Project Planning
13 7 (10.77%) Degree
13 7 (10.77%) JSON
13 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
13 7 (10.77%) MPEG

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (9.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.54%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) HTTP
2 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.23%) RTP
4 5 (7.69%) Broadband
4 5 (7.69%) Internet
5 4 (6.15%) ZigBee
6 3 (4.62%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.77%) Big Data
2 6 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.38%) Subversion
3 3 (4.62%) JIRA
3 3 (4.62%) Selenium
4 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.54%) JUnit
5 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.54%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.54%) JMeter
5 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.54%) Robotium
General
1 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Developer
2 26 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 19 (29.23%) Python Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Test Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) C++ Developer
8 6 (9.23%) Python Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Python/Django Developer
9 4 (6.15%) C Developer
9 4 (6.15%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Principle Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior QA Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 2 (3.08%) Linux Administrator
11 2 (3.08%) Build Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Software Build Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) XML
2 7 (10.77%) JSON
2 7 (10.77%) Qt
2 7 (10.77%) Twisted
3 6 (9.23%) D3.js
3 6 (9.23%) GStreamer
3 6 (9.23%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (9.23%) Django
3 6 (9.23%) jQuery
3 6 (9.23%) SVG
3 6 (9.23%) .NET
4 4 (6.15%) CSS
4 4 (6.15%) Web Services
4 4 (6.15%) HTML
4 4 (6.15%) OpenCL
5 3 (4.62%) RESTful
6 2 (3.08%) LAMP
7 1 (1.54%) J2EE
7 1 (1.54%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.54%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) MPEG
1 7 (10.77%) IPTV
1 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.23%) Visualisation
2 6 (9.23%) Open Source
2 6 (9.23%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (9.23%) Streaming Video
3 3 (4.62%) Device Driver
3 3 (4.62%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.08%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (3.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.54%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (1.54%) Statistics
5 1 (1.54%) Firmware
5 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 10 (15.38%) UNIX
3 9 (13.85%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (10.77%) Ubuntu
5 6 (9.23%) Windows
6 2 (3.08%) AIX
6 2 (3.08%) HPUX
6 2 (3.08%) Solaris
7 1 (1.54%) Android
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 14 (21.54%) Scrum
3 13 (20.00%) OO
3 13 (20.00%) DevOps
4 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.77%) OOD
5 7 (10.77%) Project Planning
6 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.15%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (4.62%) TDD
8 3 (4.62%) Data Management
8 3 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.62%) Web Application Development
9 2 (3.08%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.08%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (3.08%) Test Management
10 1 (1.54%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.54%) Test Automation
10 1 (1.54%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) C
2 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 17 (26.15%) C++
4 10 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 9 (13.85%) Java
6 8 (12.31%) PHP
6 8 (12.31%) Embedded C
6 8 (12.31%) Ruby
7 6 (9.23%) C#
8 5 (7.69%) Perl
9 3 (4.62%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.62%) Assembly Language
9 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.08%) Tcl
10 2 (3.08%) Korn
11 1 (1.54%) Erlang
11 1 (1.54%) Groovy
11 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Perforce
2 6 (9.23%) Splunk
3 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) HP
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