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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 14 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Python 28 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.75% 6.07% 6.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.61% 11.89% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +32.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -24.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -30.62%
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
159 143 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.69% 51.07% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 73 110
Average daily rate £325 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £13.50 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 February 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 27 February 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 37 (51.39%) Linux
2 27 (37.50%) HTML
3 25 (34.72%) SQL
4 23 (31.94%) Software Engineering
5 22 (30.56%) C
6 20 (27.78%) C++
6 20 (27.78%) JIRA
7 19 (26.39%) Internet
8 18 (25.00%) XML
9 17 (23.61%) Scrum
10 15 (20.83%) Perforce
11 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (16.67%) Java
12 12 (16.67%) QA
13 11 (15.28%) Manual Testing
13 11 (15.28%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (15.28%) HTTP
14 10 (13.89%) UNIX
15 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 9 (12.50%) Client/Server
15 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
16 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
16 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
17 7 (9.72%) Streaming Media
17 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
17 7 (9.72%) Embedded C
17 7 (9.72%) Perl
17 7 (9.72%) CSS
17 7 (9.72%) OO
17 7 (9.72%) Ubuntu

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.17%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.39%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Simulink
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.39%) Internet
2 11 (15.28%) HTTP
3 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.33%) 802.15
4 6 (8.33%) ZigBee
5 3 (4.17%) GPRS
5 3 (4.17%) GSM
6 2 (2.78%) SSH
7 1 (1.39%) DECT
7 1 (1.39%) SNMP
7 1 (1.39%) TETRA
7 1 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.56%) MySQL
3 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.17%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (27.78%) JIRA
2 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.78%) Subversion
4 2 (2.78%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (6.94%) Electronics
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Python Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.94%) Tester
5 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) C Developer
6 4 (5.56%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Python Programmer
7 3 (4.17%) Software Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Test Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) UI Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Python Software Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) UI Programmer
7 3 (4.17%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (37.50%) HTML
2 18 (25.00%) XML
3 7 (9.72%) CSS
4 6 (8.33%) Web Services
4 6 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (8.33%) Twisted
4 6 (8.33%) JSON
4 6 (8.33%) Qt
5 5 (6.94%) .NET
6 4 (5.56%) RESTful
6 4 (5.56%) HTML5
6 4 (5.56%) Django
7 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.17%) LAMP
8 2 (2.78%) J2EE
8 2 (2.78%) REST
9 1 (1.39%) CSS3
9 1 (1.39%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.39%) OpenCL
9 1 (1.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 7 (9.72%) Streaming Media
3 5 (6.94%) IPTV
3 5 (6.94%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.56%) Open Source
4 4 (5.56%) Data Integration
5 3 (4.17%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.78%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) Verilog
7 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (51.39%) Linux
2 10 (13.89%) UNIX
3 7 (9.72%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.39%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) HPUX
5 1 (1.39%) Solaris
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Software Engineering
2 17 (23.61%) Scrum
3 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.28%) Manual Testing
5 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 7 (9.72%) OO
7 6 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 6 (8.33%) DevOps
8 5 (6.94%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.94%) UML
8 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.94%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.56%) OOD
9 4 (5.56%) Product Management
10 3 (4.17%) MapReduce
10 3 (4.17%) Big Data Analytics
10 3 (4.17%) Web Application Development
10 3 (4.17%) Analytics
10 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) SQL
2 22 (30.56%) C
3 20 (27.78%) C++
4 12 (16.67%) Java
5 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.72%) Perl
6 7 (9.72%) Embedded C
7 4 (5.56%) Tcl
7 4 (5.56%) PHP
7 4 (5.56%) C#
8 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.78%) Scala
9 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.39%) Ruby
10 1 (1.39%) Korn
10 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.39%) TTCN
10 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Docker
2 3 (4.17%) Firmware
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Nagios
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.39%) Graphite
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Perforce
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) HP
2 3 (4.17%) EMC
2 3 (4.17%) Vertica
2 3 (4.17%) Infobright
3 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.78%) Temenos
4 1 (1.39%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) Xilinx
4 1 (1.39%) Altera
4 1 (1.39%) Actel
4 1 (1.39%) Splunk
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
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