The first table below looks at the demand for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 33 24 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Contract jobs citing Python 39 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.78% 6.04% 2.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.68% 14.47% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 5
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£388 £310 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £443 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 5
Average hourly rate £60.00 £40.88 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.78% +9.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-29.57% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
365 304 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 44.73% 41.76% 48.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 146 179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 62
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £26.50 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Python
East of England

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Cambridgeshire region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cambridgeshire region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 38 £388 +35.96% 46
Peterborough - - - - 2
Python
East of England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 30 (48.39%) Linux
2 26 (41.94%) C
3 24 (38.71%) Software Engineering
4 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
5 16 (25.81%) C++
6 14 (22.58%) OO
7 11 (17.74%) Java
7 11 (17.74%) HTTP
7 11 (17.74%) DevOps
8 10 (16.13%) Scrum
9 9 (14.52%) Embedded Linux
9 9 (14.52%) PHP
10 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
10 8 (12.90%) Degree
10 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
10 8 (12.90%) Django
10 8 (12.90%) Perforce
10 8 (12.90%) Ruby
10 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
11 7 (11.29%) Big Data
11 7 (11.29%) Open Source
11 7 (11.29%) Ubuntu
11 7 (11.29%) IPTV
11 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (11.29%) Subversion
11 7 (11.29%) jQuery
11 7 (11.29%) QA
11 7 (11.29%) .NET
11 7 (11.29%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (9.68%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) HTTP
2 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.68%) RTP
4 5 (8.06%) Broadband
4 5 (8.06%) Internet
5 4 (6.45%) ZigBee
6 2 (3.23%) Bluetooth
6 2 (3.23%) GSM
6 2 (3.23%) TETRA
7 1 (1.61%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.29%) Big Data
3 6 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (8.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.29%) Subversion
3 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.45%) JIRA
4 4 (6.45%) Selenium
5 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.23%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.23%) Robotium
6 1 (1.61%) JUnit
6 1 (1.61%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.61%) JMeter
6 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.61%) LLVM
General
1 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Developer
2 24 (38.71%) Software Engineer
3 19 (30.65%) Python Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Software Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Python/Django Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) C++ Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Python Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) UI Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior QA Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) C Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Principle Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Django Developer
9 2 (3.23%) DevOps Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) Django
2 7 (11.29%) jQuery
2 7 (11.29%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) XML
3 6 (9.68%) GStreamer
3 6 (9.68%) D3.js
3 6 (9.68%) Twisted
3 6 (9.68%) SVG
3 6 (9.68%) Qt
3 6 (9.68%) JSON
4 5 (8.06%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (6.45%) HTML
5 4 (6.45%) CSS
5 4 (6.45%) Web Services
6 3 (4.84%) OpenGL
6 3 (4.84%) RESTful
6 3 (4.84%) OpenGL ES
7 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.23%) LAMP
8 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.29%) Open Source
2 7 (11.29%) MPEG
2 7 (11.29%) IPTV
3 6 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (9.68%) Visualisation
3 6 (9.68%) Streaming Video
4 4 (6.45%) Device Driver
5 3 (4.84%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.23%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (3.23%) Firmware
6 2 (3.23%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.61%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (1.61%) Statistics
7 1 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.61%) GPGPU
7 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (11.29%) UNIX
3 7 (11.29%) Ubuntu
4 4 (6.45%) Windows
5 3 (4.84%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.61%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.61%) Debian
6 1 (1.61%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Software Engineering
2 14 (22.58%) OO
3 11 (17.74%) DevOps
4 10 (16.13%) Scrum
5 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.29%) OOD
6 6 (9.68%) Project Planning
7 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Data Management
9 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.84%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.23%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (3.23%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.23%) TDD
11 1 (1.61%) DRM
11 1 (1.61%) UML
11 1 (1.61%) Product Management
11 1 (1.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) C
2 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.81%) C++
4 11 (17.74%) Java
5 9 (14.52%) PHP
6 8 (12.90%) Ruby
7 7 (11.29%) C#
8 6 (9.68%) Embedded C
9 5 (8.06%) Assembly Language
10 4 (6.45%) Perl
10 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.84%) Embedded C++
12 2 (3.23%) SQL
13 1 (1.61%) Delphi
13 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.61%) Korn
13 1 (1.61%) Erlang
13 1 (1.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Puppet
2 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Perforce
2 6 (9.68%) Splunk
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
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