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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 11 18 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing Python 36 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.78% 7.43% 5.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.09% 14.39% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -24.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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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
163 139 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.80% 51.67% 52.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 81 114
Average daily rate £350 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 26
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 48 (55.81%) Linux
2 28 (32.56%) HTML
3 25 (29.07%) C
3 25 (29.07%) SQL
3 25 (29.07%) Software Engineering
4 22 (25.58%) C++
5 21 (24.42%) Scrum
6 20 (23.26%) XML
6 20 (23.26%) Internet
7 19 (22.09%) JIRA
8 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (17.44%) Perforce
9 15 (17.44%) Git (software)
10 14 (16.28%) Software Testing
11 13 (15.12%) HTTP
11 13 (15.12%) Java
11 13 (15.12%) UNIX
12 12 (13.95%) Bash Shell
13 11 (12.79%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (12.79%) QA
13 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
13 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
14 10 (11.63%) TCP/IP
14 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
15 9 (10.47%) Client/Server
15 9 (10.47%) Embedded C
16 8 (9.30%) 802.15
16 8 (9.30%) Perl
16 8 (9.30%) OO
16 8 (9.30%) Subversion

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (3.49%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) Simulink
3 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.26%) Internet
2 13 (15.12%) HTTP
3 10 (11.63%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.30%) 802.15
4 8 (9.30%) ZigBee
5 2 (2.33%) GPRS
5 2 (2.33%) GSM
5 2 (2.33%) SSH
6 1 (1.16%) TETRA
6 1 (1.16%) SSL
6 1 (1.16%) SNMP
6 1 (1.16%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.81%) MySQL
3 3 (3.49%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.49%) Big Data
3 3 (3.49%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.49%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (22.09%) JIRA
2 15 (17.44%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.30%) Subversion
5 3 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.33%) Selenium
7 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (4.65%) Electronics
1 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (34.88%) Developer
2 24 (27.91%) Software Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Test Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Python Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Software Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) C Developer
6 6 (6.98%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) C++ Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Tester
8 4 (4.65%) Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) Python Software Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Build Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Software Build Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Firmware Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) UI Programmer
9 3 (3.49%) UI Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.56%) HTML
2 20 (23.26%) XML
3 7 (8.14%) JSON
3 7 (8.14%) Qt
3 7 (8.14%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (8.14%) Twisted
3 7 (8.14%) OpenCL
3 7 (8.14%) CSS
4 6 (6.98%) Web Services
5 4 (4.65%) .NET
5 4 (4.65%) LAMP
5 4 (4.65%) RESTful
6 3 (3.49%) HTML5
6 3 (3.49%) Django
7 2 (2.33%) J2EE
7 2 (2.33%) REST
7 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.16%) MCollective
8 1 (1.16%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Client/Server
2 7 (8.14%) Streaming Media
3 6 (6.98%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.81%) IPTV
5 4 (4.65%) Open Source
5 4 (4.65%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.33%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.16%) PKI
8 1 (1.16%) Verilog
8 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.81%) Linux
2 13 (15.12%) UNIX
3 8 (9.30%) Ubuntu
4 6 (6.98%) Windows
5 3 (3.49%) AIX
5 3 (3.49%) HPUX
5 3 (3.49%) Solaris
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Software Engineering
2 21 (24.42%) Scrum
3 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.28%) Software Testing
5 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
6 8 (9.30%) OO
6 8 (9.30%) DevOps
7 7 (8.14%) Project Planning
8 6 (6.98%) UML
8 6 (6.98%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.81%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.81%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.81%) OOD
10 4 (4.65%) Web Application Development
10 4 (4.65%) Product Management
11 3 (3.49%) Analytics
11 3 (3.49%) User Stories
11 3 (3.49%) Cyber Security
11 3 (3.49%) Waterfall
11 3 (3.49%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) C
1 25 (29.07%) SQL
2 22 (25.58%) C++
3 13 (15.12%) Java
4 12 (13.95%) Bash Shell
5 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.47%) Embedded C
7 8 (9.30%) Perl
8 6 (6.98%) Tcl
9 5 (5.81%) PHP
10 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.33%) C#
11 2 (2.33%) Korn
11 2 (2.33%) Ruby
11 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.33%) Scala
12 1 (1.16%) TTCN
12 1 (1.16%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (8.14%) Docker
2 4 (4.65%) Firmware
3 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Puppet
2 3 (3.49%) Nagios
3 1 (1.16%) Graphite
3 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Perforce
2 4 (4.65%) HP
3 3 (3.49%) Vertica
3 3 (3.49%) Infobright
3 3 (3.49%) VMware
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.33%) EMC
4 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.33%) Temenos
5 1 (1.16%) Altera
5 1 (1.16%) Actel
5 1 (1.16%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) Xilinx
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle
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