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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 17 22 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Python 46 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.91% 7.37% 10.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.33% 15.63% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 14
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Average hourly rate £41.75 - £46.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 - £35.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 - £50.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
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
238 192 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 51.29% 47.17% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 144 88
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 34 (53.13%) Linux
2 32 (50.00%) Web Services
3 30 (46.88%) Ruby
4 27 (42.19%) Puppet
4 27 (42.19%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (42.19%) DevOps
5 26 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 12 (18.75%) C++
7 12 (18.75%) Ansible
8 11 (17.19%) C#
8 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.63%) Java
9 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 8 (12.50%) HTML
10 8 (12.50%) MySQL
10 8 (12.50%) .NET
10 8 (12.50%) IaaS
11 7 (10.94%) CSS
11 7 (10.94%) UNIX
11 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
11 7 (10.94%) SQL
12 6 (9.38%) Perl
12 6 (9.38%) RESTful
13 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (7.81%) Project Planning
13 5 (7.81%) JIRA
13 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (7.81%) PHP
13 5 (7.81%) OO

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) Zope
3 1 (1.56%) Plone
3 1 (1.56%) Drupal
3 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 26 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.50%) IaaS
3 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) LDAP
2 3 (4.69%) GPRS
2 3 (4.69%) GSM
2 3 (4.69%) Wireless
2 3 (4.69%) NGN
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) JIRA
1 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.25%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.69%) Xcode
3 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.69%) eggPlant
4 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (6.25%) Electronics
2 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Publishing
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Developer
2 15 (23.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Administrator
3 13 (20.31%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (15.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.25%) C++ Developer
7 4 (6.25%) UI Programmer
7 4 (6.25%) UI Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Hardware Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Tester
9 2 (3.13%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Software Architect
9 2 (3.13%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (12.50%) HTML
2 8 (12.50%) .NET
3 7 (10.94%) CSS
4 6 (9.38%) RESTful
5 4 (6.25%) HTML5
5 4 (6.25%) Qt
6 3 (4.69%) Django
6 3 (4.69%) CSS3
6 3 (4.69%) SOAP
6 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.13%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.56%) Sass
8 1 (1.56%) LESS
8 1 (1.56%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.56%) React
8 1 (1.56%) J2EE
8 1 (1.56%) LAMP
8 1 (1.56%) WinForms
8 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.56%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.13%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) UNIX
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Windows
5 2 (3.13%) CentOS
6 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.56%) Debian
6 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) DevOps
2 16 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (7.81%) Project Planning
4 5 (7.81%) OO
4 5 (7.81%) OOD
5 3 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.69%) API Development
5 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
5 3 (4.69%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.69%) Web Application Development
6 2 (3.13%) Open Source
6 2 (3.13%) MVC
6 2 (3.13%) Web Development
6 2 (3.13%) Scrum
6 2 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.13%) OOP
6 2 (3.13%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Ruby
2 12 (18.75%) C++
3 11 (17.19%) C#
4 10 (15.63%) Java
4 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.94%) SQL
6 6 (9.38%) Perl
7 5 (7.81%) PHP
8 4 (6.25%) C
9 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.56%) Scala
9 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (42.19%) Puppet
1 27 (42.19%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (18.75%) Ansible
3 4 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 3 (4.69%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) EMC
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) Perforce
3 1 (1.56%) VMware
3 1 (1.56%) Zend
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