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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 14 15 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Python 48 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.28% 7.98% 5.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.84% 16.74% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £268 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 £57.50 £44.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.17% +28.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
269 233 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 52.03% 47.65% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 169 73
Average daily rate £363 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £38.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +47.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.10 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £58.25 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015, 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 38 (49.35%) Linux
2 34 (44.16%) Web Services
3 33 (42.86%) Ruby
3 33 (42.86%) DevOps
4 30 (38.96%) Puppet
4 30 (38.96%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 17 (22.08%) Ansible
8 16 (20.78%) C++
9 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (19.48%) Java
10 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 11 (14.29%) IaaS
11 10 (12.99%) SQL
12 9 (11.69%) .NET
12 9 (11.69%) C#
13 8 (10.39%) Perl
13 8 (10.39%) UNIX
13 8 (10.39%) Windows
13 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
14 7 (9.09%) MySQL
14 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
15 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (7.79%) SciPy
15 6 (7.79%) NumPy
15 6 (7.79%) Oracle
15 6 (7.79%) C
15 6 (7.79%) Red Hat

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.60%) Apache
2 2 (2.60%) Node.js
3 1 (1.30%) Zope
3 1 (1.30%) Plone
Cloud Services
1 30 (38.96%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (2.60%) GitHub
4 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.19%) Wireless
2 3 (3.90%) NGN
2 3 (3.90%) LDAP
3 2 (2.60%) HTTP
3 2 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) MySQL
2 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.19%) Selenium
2 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.90%) Xcode
3 3 (3.90%) JIRA
3 3 (3.90%) eggPlant
3 3 (3.90%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.30%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.30%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.30%) Publishing
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (20.78%) Python Developer
4 15 (19.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) Linux Administrator
5 13 (16.88%) Administrator
6 12 (15.58%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (15.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (9.09%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Applications Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Systems Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) C++ Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Software Architect
10 2 (2.60%) Junior
10 2 (2.60%) Web Applications Developer
10 2 (2.60%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (44.16%) Web Services
2 9 (11.69%) .NET
3 6 (7.79%) SciPy
3 6 (7.79%) NumPy
4 5 (6.49%) HTML
5 4 (5.19%) HTML5
5 4 (5.19%) Django
5 4 (5.19%) Twisted
6 3 (3.90%) Qt
6 3 (3.90%) RESTful
6 3 (3.90%) CSS
6 3 (3.90%) Servlets
6 3 (3.90%) SOAP
7 2 (2.60%) J2EE
7 2 (2.60%) Sensu
8 1 (1.30%) React
8 1 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.30%) Spring
8 1 (1.30%) JFC
8 1 (1.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.60%) Life Science
2 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.60%) Biology
3 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 38 (49.35%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) UNIX
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.90%) CentOS
5 2 (2.60%) Android
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.86%) DevOps
2 22 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.79%) OO
5 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.49%) Automated Testing
6 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.49%) OOD
7 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.90%) Quality Management
7 3 (3.90%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.90%) QMS
7 3 (3.90%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.90%) Web Development
7 3 (3.90%) Use Case
7 3 (3.90%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.60%) Project Management
8 2 (2.60%) OOP
8 2 (2.60%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.86%) Ruby
2 16 (20.78%) C++
3 15 (19.48%) Java
4 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.99%) SQL
6 9 (11.69%) C#
7 8 (10.39%) Perl
8 6 (7.79%) C
9 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.90%) Groovy
10 3 (3.90%) PHP
11 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.60%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.30%) Scala
12 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.30%) XenServer
2 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (38.96%) Puppet
2 28 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (22.08%) Ansible
4 5 (6.49%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.90%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (2.60%) logstash
6 2 (2.60%) Graphite
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle
1 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.90%) WorldPay
3 2 (2.60%) VMware
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