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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 14 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Contract jobs citing Python 42 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.33% 4.57% 1.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.00% 11.41% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 7
Average daily rate
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£340 £255 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -36.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Average hourly rate £58.75 £45.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
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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
210 149 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.67% 40.05% 59.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 67 122
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £32.50 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 44 (60.27%) Linux
2 26 (35.62%) Software Engineering
3 24 (32.88%) C
4 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
5 18 (24.66%) C++
5 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (23.29%) DevOps
7 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
8 15 (20.55%) HTTP
9 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
9 14 (19.18%) Scrum
9 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
10 13 (17.81%) Bash Shell
10 13 (17.81%) Java
10 13 (17.81%) XML
11 12 (16.44%) UNIX
11 12 (16.44%) OO
12 11 (15.07%) Subversion
12 11 (15.07%) PHP
13 10 (13.70%) Ubuntu
13 10 (13.70%) JSON
13 10 (13.70%) Twisted
14 9 (12.33%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (12.33%) Docker
14 9 (12.33%) Ruby
14 9 (12.33%) Load Balancing
14 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (12.33%) Perl
15 8 (10.96%) .NET
15 8 (10.96%) Windows

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (8.22%) IIS
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) HTTP
2 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.59%) Internet
4 5 (6.85%) ZigBee
5 4 (5.48%) 802.15
5 4 (5.48%) RTP
6 3 (4.11%) Broadband
7 1 (1.37%) TETRA
7 1 (1.37%) DECT
7 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.59%) Big Data
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
2 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
3 11 (15.07%) Subversion
4 3 (4.11%) Selenium
5 2 (2.74%) JIRA
5 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.37%) Robotium
6 1 (1.37%) JMeter
6 1 (1.37%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.37%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.37%) JUnit
6 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Developer
2 28 (38.36%) Software Engineer
3 21 (28.77%) Python Developer
4 12 (16.44%) Test Engineer
5 11 (15.07%) Software Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Python Software Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) C++ Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Python/Django Developer
9 5 (6.85%) C Developer
9 5 (6.85%) C Software Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Principle Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) Programmer
12 2 (2.74%) Support Analyst
12 2 (2.74%) Technical Support
12 2 (2.74%) Test Analyst
12 2 (2.74%) QA Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.81%) XML
2 10 (13.70%) JSON
2 10 (13.70%) Twisted
3 9 (12.33%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (10.96%) .NET
5 7 (9.59%) OpenCL
6 6 (8.22%) SVG
6 6 (8.22%) HTML
6 6 (8.22%) Django
6 6 (8.22%) jQuery
6 6 (8.22%) D3.js
6 6 (8.22%) Qt
7 5 (6.85%) Web Services
8 4 (5.48%) GStreamer
9 3 (4.11%) RESTful
9 3 (4.11%) LAMP
9 3 (4.11%) CSS
10 1 (1.37%) MCollective
10 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Open Source
1 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.22%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (8.22%) Visualisation
3 4 (5.48%) MPEG
3 4 (5.48%) Streaming Video
3 4 (5.48%) IPTV
4 3 (4.11%) Internet of Things
4 3 (4.11%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.74%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.74%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Statistics
6 1 (1.37%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 44 (60.27%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) UNIX
3 10 (13.70%) Ubuntu
4 8 (10.96%) Windows
5 7 (9.59%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.74%) AIX
6 2 (2.74%) HPUX
6 2 (2.74%) Solaris
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Software Engineering
2 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.29%) DevOps
4 14 (19.18%) Scrum
5 12 (16.44%) OO
6 9 (12.33%) Load Balancing
7 8 (10.96%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.22%) OOD
8 6 (8.22%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.48%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.11%) Web Application Development
10 3 (4.11%) User Stories
10 3 (4.11%) Cyber Security
10 3 (4.11%) Data Management
10 3 (4.11%) TDD
10 3 (4.11%) UML
11 2 (2.74%) E-Commerce
11 2 (2.74%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.88%) C
2 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
3 18 (24.66%) C++
4 13 (17.81%) Bash Shell
4 13 (17.81%) Java
5 11 (15.07%) PHP
6 9 (12.33%) Ruby
6 9 (12.33%) Perl
7 7 (9.59%) Embedded C
8 6 (8.22%) C#
9 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.11%) Tcl
9 3 (4.11%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.11%) SQL
10 2 (2.74%) Korn
11 1 (1.37%) TTCN
11 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.37%) Groovy
11 1 (1.37%) Erlang
11 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Puppet
2 3 (4.11%) Nagios
3 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) Splunk
2 5 (6.85%) Perforce
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) VMware
4 1 (1.37%) HP
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