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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 7 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing Python 43 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.00% 6.32% 5.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.04% 16.18% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 12
Average daily rate £425 £306 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.77% -1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £396 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
159 136 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 40.66% 39.08% 50.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 97 109
Average daily rate £370 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 24
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £39.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.95 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 2016.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 47 (48.96%) Perl
2 44 (45.83%) Linux
3 33 (34.38%) Java
4 28 (29.17%) C
4 28 (29.17%) C++
5 26 (27.08%) HTML
5 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
6 25 (26.04%) Software Engineering
7 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (22.92%) CSS
8 22 (22.92%) Git (software)
9 21 (21.88%) Puppet
10 19 (19.79%) DevOps
11 16 (16.67%) Bash Shell
11 16 (16.67%) MySQL
11 16 (16.67%) SQL
11 16 (16.67%) Ajax
12 15 (15.63%) Ruby
12 15 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (15.63%) Computer Science
13 14 (14.58%) Docker
13 14 (14.58%) AngularJS
13 14 (14.58%) Bluetooth
14 13 (13.54%) TCP/IP
14 13 (13.54%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (13.54%) Gerrit
15 12 (12.50%) REST
15 12 (12.50%) Ansible
15 12 (12.50%) Internet
15 12 (12.50%) Configuration Management

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 6 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (6.25%) Node.js
2 3 (3.13%) nginx
3 2 (2.08%) Apache
3 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (1.04%) Drupal
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.04%) uWSGI
4 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) BigMachines
1 2 (2.08%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 6 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 6 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (6.25%) Route 53
4 4 (4.17%) IaaS
5 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.13%) SaaS
6 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) Bluetooth
2 13 (13.54%) TCP/IP
2 13 (13.54%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (12.50%) Internet
4 11 (11.46%) 802.15
4 11 (11.46%) HTTP
4 11 (11.46%) SSL
4 11 (11.46%) X.509
4 11 (11.46%) ZigBee
5 5 (5.21%) FTP
6 3 (3.13%) Firewall
6 3 (3.13%) Wireless
7 2 (2.08%) DNS
7 2 (2.08%) VPN
8 1 (1.04%) LTE
8 1 (1.04%) WAN
8 1 (1.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.67%) MySQL
2 9 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.29%) Redis
3 7 (7.29%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (6.25%) MarkLogic
4 6 (6.25%) Neo4j
5 5 (5.21%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.08%) Big Data
7 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (22.92%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.54%) Gerrit
3 11 (11.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (11.46%) Selenium
4 10 (10.42%) Vagrant
5 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.29%) Subversion
7 4 (4.17%) GitLab
8 3 (3.13%) Hudson
8 3 (3.13%) JIRA
8 3 (3.13%) Robot Framework
9 2 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.04%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.04%) Maven
10 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Developer
2 22 (22.92%) Python Developer
3 13 (13.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Administrator
6 8 (8.33%) DSP Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Embedded C Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Applications Support
7 7 (7.29%) Audio DSP Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Audio Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Audio Software Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) DSP Software Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.21%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.08%) HTML
2 22 (22.92%) CSS
3 16 (16.67%) Ajax
4 14 (14.58%) AngularJS
5 12 (12.50%) REST
6 11 (11.46%) 802.1X
6 11 (11.46%) J2EE
6 11 (11.46%) JSON
6 11 (11.46%) Web Services
7 8 (8.33%) Django
7 8 (8.33%) SciPy
8 7 (7.29%) jQuery
8 7 (7.29%) NumPy
9 6 (6.25%) ELK Stack
10 4 (4.17%) CSS3
10 4 (4.17%) HTML5
10 4 (4.17%) XML
11 3 (3.13%) Mason
12 2 (2.08%) RESTful
12 2 (2.08%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.46%) Biology
3 10 (10.42%) Algorithms
3 10 (10.42%) Internet of Things
3 10 (10.42%) Mathematics
4 8 (8.33%) Life Science
5 6 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (5.21%) Smart Meter
7 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.17%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.04%) CUDA
8 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.04%) Equities
8 1 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.04%) Informatics
8 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.83%) Linux
2 11 (11.46%) Windows
3 6 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.08%) CentOS
4 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.08%) Unix
5 1 (1.04%) AIX
5 1 (1.04%) HPUX
5 1 (1.04%) Solaris
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) Software Engineering
2 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (19.79%) DevOps
4 12 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.46%) Bioinformatics
6 9 (9.38%) Signal Processing
7 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.29%) Digital Signal Processing
8 7 (7.29%) Machine Learning
9 6 (6.25%) High Availability
10 5 (5.21%) Front End Development
10 5 (5.21%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.21%) Time Management
10 5 (5.21%) Validation
11 4 (4.17%) Data Visualisation
11 4 (4.17%) Line Management
11 4 (4.17%) Parallel Computing
11 4 (4.17%) Security Hardening
11 4 (4.17%) Test Automation
12 3 (3.13%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (48.96%) Perl
2 33 (34.38%) Java
3 28 (29.17%) C
3 28 (29.17%) C++
4 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 16 (16.67%) SQL
6 15 (15.63%) Ruby
7 8 (8.33%) Embedded C
7 8 (8.33%) MATLAB
7 8 (8.33%) PHP
8 7 (7.29%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.21%) C#
10 2 (2.08%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) PhD
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (14.58%) Docker
2 5 (5.21%) GPFS
2 5 (5.21%) NFS
3 1 (1.04%) Firmware
3 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (21.88%) Puppet
2 12 (12.50%) Ansible
3 10 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (9.38%) Packer
5 7 (7.29%) Nagios
6 6 (6.25%) Kibana
6 6 (6.25%) logstash
7 5 (5.21%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) Oracle
2 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.25%) Siebel
4 5 (5.21%) IBM
5 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.04%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.04%) Citrix
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) Intel
6 1 (1.04%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.04%) New Relic
6 1 (1.04%) Perforce
6 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.04%) Vertica
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
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G2 Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Oho Group
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
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Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
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Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago