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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 6 15 42
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +27
Contract jobs citing Python 43 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.19% 9.04% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.94% 16.48% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 4
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£339 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £49.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% -17.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £38.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +0.66%
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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
139 182 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 42.64% 54.82% 62.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 80 138
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 53
Average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.00 £29.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £48.50 £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 21 November 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
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 21 November 2014.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 49 (58.33%) Linux
2 29 (34.52%) Software Engineering
3 28 (33.33%) C++
4 27 (32.14%) C
5 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (22.62%) XML
6 18 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 17 (20.24%) Scrum
8 16 (19.05%) HTML
9 15 (17.86%) HTTP
10 14 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 13 (15.48%) Internet
11 13 (15.48%) UNIX
11 13 (15.48%) SQL
12 12 (14.29%) Ubuntu
12 12 (14.29%) JIRA
12 12 (14.29%) DevOps
12 12 (14.29%) Bash Shell
13 11 (13.10%) Twisted
13 11 (13.10%) JSON
13 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
13 11 (13.10%) Embedded C
14 10 (11.90%) Java
14 10 (11.90%) QA
14 10 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (11.90%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (11.90%) Docker
15 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (4.76%) IIS
2 3 (3.57%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
3 1 (1.19%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.86%) HTTP
2 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 13 (15.48%) Internet
4 8 (9.52%) 802.15
4 8 (9.52%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.19%) DECT
5 1 (1.19%) TETRA
5 1 (1.19%) SSL
5 1 (1.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (9.52%) Big Data
3 4 (4.76%) MySQL
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.57%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.57%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 12 (14.29%) JIRA
4 8 (9.52%) Subversion
5 3 (3.57%) Selenium
5 3 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Automotive
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Developer
2 30 (35.71%) Software Engineer
3 21 (25.00%) Python Developer
4 15 (17.86%) Test Engineer
5 11 (13.10%) Software Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) C++ Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Python Software Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Python/Django Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Build Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Software Build Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Firmware Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Principle Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Programmer
10 3 (3.57%) Python Programmer
10 3 (3.57%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.62%) XML
2 16 (19.05%) HTML
3 11 (13.10%) JSON
3 11 (13.10%) Twisted
4 10 (11.90%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (9.52%) Qt
6 7 (8.33%) Django
6 7 (8.33%) OpenCL
7 6 (7.14%) .NET
8 4 (4.76%) SVG
8 4 (4.76%) D3.js
8 4 (4.76%) jQuery
9 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.57%) CSS
9 3 (3.57%) Web Services
10 2 (2.38%) LAMP
10 2 (2.38%) RESTful
11 1 (1.19%) HTML5
11 1 (1.19%) MCollective
11 1 (1.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 7 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (5.95%) Visualisation
2 5 (5.95%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (5.95%) Streaming Media
2 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.57%) IPTV
3 3 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Open Source
5 1 (1.19%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (58.33%) Linux
2 13 (15.48%) UNIX
3 12 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 6 (7.14%) Windows
5 3 (3.57%) AIX
5 3 (3.57%) HPUX
5 3 (3.57%) Solaris
5 3 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.52%) Software Engineering
2 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.24%) Scrum
4 14 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 12 (14.29%) DevOps
6 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
7 8 (9.52%) OO
8 7 (8.33%) OOD
8 7 (8.33%) Project Planning
9 6 (7.14%) UML
10 5 (5.95%) TDD
11 4 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (4.76%) Manual Testing
11 4 (4.76%) Product Management
11 4 (4.76%) Waterfall
12 3 (3.57%) MapReduce
12 3 (3.57%) Test Management
12 3 (3.57%) Test Scripting
12 3 (3.57%) Big Data Analytics
12 3 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) C++
2 27 (32.14%) C
3 13 (15.48%) SQL
4 12 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 11 (13.10%) Embedded C
5 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.90%) Java
7 9 (10.71%) Perl
8 6 (7.14%) PHP
8 6 (7.14%) Tcl
9 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.76%) C#
10 3 (3.57%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.38%) Ruby
11 2 (2.38%) Korn
11 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.19%) TTCN
12 1 (1.19%) Erlang
12 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) RHCE
3 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) Docker
2 3 (3.57%) Firmware
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Puppet
2 3 (3.57%) Nagios
3 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Perforce
2 4 (4.76%) Splunk
2 4 (4.76%) HP
3 3 (3.57%) Vertica
3 3 (3.57%) Infobright
3 3 (3.57%) VMware
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle
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