The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridge region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 17 13 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Contract jobs citing Python 38 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.14% 7.57% 3.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.19% 19.33% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £285 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.96% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +8.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-29.57% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
221 150 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.32% 39.16% 58.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 76 134
Average daily rate £388 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 55
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.50 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Python
Cambridgeshire

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 28 (50.91%) Linux
2 24 (43.64%) C
3 23 (41.82%) Software Engineering
4 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
5 14 (25.45%) C++
6 12 (21.82%) OO
7 11 (20.00%) HTTP
7 11 (20.00%) DevOps
8 10 (18.18%) Scrum
9 9 (16.36%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (14.55%) Django
10 8 (14.55%) Java
10 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
11 7 (12.73%) Big Data
11 7 (12.73%) MPEG
11 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.73%) XML
11 7 (12.73%) UNIX
11 7 (12.73%) PHP
11 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.73%) Perforce
11 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
11 7 (12.73%) IPTV
11 7 (12.73%) Degree
11 7 (12.73%) Ruby
12 6 (10.91%) Ubuntu
12 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (10.91%) Subversion
12 6 (10.91%) JSON
12 6 (10.91%) QA

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (10.91%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) HTTP
2 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.91%) RTP
4 5 (9.09%) Broadband
4 5 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (3.64%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.82%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
1 7 (12.73%) Big Data
2 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.91%) Subversion
3 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) JIRA
4 3 (5.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.82%) Robotium
5 1 (1.82%) JUnit
5 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.82%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.82%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.82%) JMeter
5 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Developer
2 22 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 18 (32.73%) Python Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Software Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Python/Django Developer
6 6 (10.91%) C++ Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Python Software Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Principle Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) C Developer
8 3 (5.45%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Django Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior QA Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) UI Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) Django
2 7 (12.73%) XML
3 6 (10.91%) SVG
3 6 (10.91%) .NET
3 6 (10.91%) jQuery
3 6 (10.91%) Qt
3 6 (10.91%) JSON
3 6 (10.91%) GStreamer
3 6 (10.91%) D3.js
3 6 (10.91%) Twisted
4 5 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (7.27%) HTML
5 4 (7.27%) CSS
5 4 (7.27%) Web Services
6 3 (5.45%) RESTful
7 2 (3.64%) OpenGL
7 2 (3.64%) LAMP
7 2 (3.64%) OpenGL ES
8 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.82%) Qt Quick
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) MPEG
1 7 (12.73%) IPTV
1 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.91%) Visualisation
2 6 (10.91%) Open Source
2 6 (10.91%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (10.91%) Streaming Video
3 3 (5.45%) Internet of Things
3 3 (5.45%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.64%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.91%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (12.73%) UNIX
4 6 (10.91%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.45%) Windows
6 1 (1.82%) Android
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Software Engineering
2 12 (21.82%) OO
3 11 (20.00%) DevOps
4 10 (18.18%) Scrum
5 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.91%) OOD
5 6 (10.91%) Project Planning
6 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Data Management
8 3 (5.45%) Web Application Development
8 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.64%) TDD
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (1.82%) DRM
10 1 (1.82%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.82%) Test Automation
10 1 (1.82%) Product Management
10 1 (1.82%) Waterfall
10 1 (1.82%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) C
2 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.45%) C++
4 8 (14.55%) Java
5 7 (12.73%) PHP
5 7 (12.73%) Ruby
6 6 (10.91%) Embedded C
6 6 (10.91%) C#
7 4 (7.27%) Perl
7 4 (7.27%) Assembly Language
7 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.45%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.82%) Korn
9 1 (1.82%) Erlang
9 1 (1.82%) Groovy
9 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Perforce
2 6 (10.91%) Splunk
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle
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