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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 19 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 44 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.78% 8.28% 6.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.60% 17.26% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £266 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £441 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £41.00 £60.00 £40.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +46.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -26.47%
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
250 226 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.90% 47.98% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 169 71
Average daily rate £350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 25
Average hourly rate £41.00 £47.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £43.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 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 31 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 (52.31%) Linux
2 33 (50.77%) Web Services
3 31 (47.69%) Ruby
4 29 (44.62%) DevOps
5 28 (43.08%) Puppet
5 28 (43.08%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (41.54%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (27.69%) Configuration Management
8 16 (24.62%) C++
9 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (20.00%) Ansible
10 12 (18.46%) Java
11 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
12 10 (15.38%) C#
13 9 (13.85%) SQL
13 9 (13.85%) .NET
13 9 (13.85%) IaaS
14 7 (10.77%) UNIX
15 6 (9.23%) MySQL
15 6 (9.23%) Perl
15 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
16 5 (7.69%) Vagrant
16 5 (7.69%) PHP
16 5 (7.69%) C
16 5 (7.69%) HTML
16 5 (7.69%) Oracle
16 5 (7.69%) Windows
16 5 (7.69%) CSS
16 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
16 5 (7.69%) OO

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Zope
3 1 (1.54%) Plone
3 1 (1.54%) Drupal
3 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 27 (41.54%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.85%) IaaS
3 2 (3.08%) GitHub
4 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) LDAP
1 3 (4.62%) Wireless
1 3 (4.62%) NGN
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) GPRS
3 1 (1.54%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) MySQL
2 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) JIRA
2 4 (6.15%) Selenium
3 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.62%) eggPlant
3 3 (4.62%) Xcode
4 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.54%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.54%) Publishing
2 1 (1.54%) Banking
2 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.54%) Electronics
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Administrator
3 13 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (18.46%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (18.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 12 (18.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (15.38%) Python Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Systems Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Applications Developer
7 4 (6.15%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Software Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Web Applications Developer
9 2 (3.08%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Network Architect
9 2 (3.08%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (50.77%) Web Services
2 9 (13.85%) .NET
3 5 (7.69%) CSS
3 5 (7.69%) HTML
4 4 (6.15%) Django
4 4 (6.15%) Qt
4 4 (6.15%) RESTful
4 4 (6.15%) HTML5
5 3 (4.62%) SOAP
5 3 (4.62%) CSS3
5 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.08%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.54%) Sass
7 1 (1.54%) LESS
7 1 (1.54%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.54%) React
7 1 (1.54%) Laravel
7 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.54%) REST
7 1 (1.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.08%) Biology
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.08%) Life Science
2 2 (3.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.54%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 34 (52.31%) Linux
2 7 (10.77%) UNIX
3 5 (7.69%) Windows
3 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.08%) CentOS
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Debian
5 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) DevOps
2 18 (27.69%) Configuration Management
3 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (7.69%) OO
4 5 (7.69%) OOD
4 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.15%) MVC
5 4 (6.15%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.15%) Web Development
5 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.62%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.62%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.08%) OOP
7 2 (3.08%) Project Management
7 2 (3.08%) Bioinformatics
7 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.08%) Use Case
7 2 (3.08%) Test Scripting
8 1 (1.54%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) Ruby
2 16 (24.62%) C++
3 12 (18.46%) Java
4 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 10 (15.38%) C#
6 9 (13.85%) SQL
7 6 (9.23%) Perl
8 5 (7.69%) PHP
8 5 (7.69%) C
9 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.08%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.54%) Groovy
10 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.54%) Scala
10 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Postgraduate
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (43.08%) Puppet
1 28 (43.08%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (20.00%) Ansible
3 5 (7.69%) Vagrant
4 3 (4.62%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.54%) EMC
2 1 (1.54%) VMware
2 1 (1.54%) Zend
2 1 (1.54%) WorldPay
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