The first table below looks at the demand for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 23 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 England 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 67 86 162
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +76
Contract jobs citing Python 1255 1044 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.58% 2.25% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.91% 5.80% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 708 420
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £683 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% -2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £20.00 £31.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.10 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18155 17992 19247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.36% 38.72% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11839 11361 11727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 530 750
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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Python
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in England

Python
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in England

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in England

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in England

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Python
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the England region over the 3 months to 23 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London +7 846 £475 - 290
South East +42 144 £350 -7.89% 81
Yorkshire +26 67 £258 -17.60% 17
South West +10 62 £400 +14.53% 33
North West +44 60 £485 +66.38% 14
East of England -28 49 £388 +21.09% 73
West Midlands -7 10 £350 - 8
North East -15 7 £328 +59.75% 11
East Midlands +4 5 £338 - 10
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1033 (45.09%) Linux
2 869 (37.93%) Java
3 641 (27.98%) Perl
4 567 (24.75%) SQL
5 555 (24.23%) Ruby
6 524 (22.87%) C++
7 519 (22.65%) UNIX
8 472 (20.60%) JavaScript
9 442 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
10 393 (17.15%) Oracle
11 389 (16.98%) PHP
12 368 (16.06%) HTML
13 338 (14.75%) OO
14 337 (14.71%) Bash Shell
15 333 (14.54%) Finance
16 330 (14.40%) DevOps
17 327 (14.27%) C#
18 324 (14.14%) TDD
19 312 (13.62%) Puppet
20 308 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
21 303 (13.23%) Web Services
22 297 (12.96%) Windows
22 297 (12.96%) MySQL
23 290 (12.66%) Scrum
24 289 (12.61%) CSS
25 260 (11.35%) Django
25 260 (11.35%) Git (software)
25 260 (11.35%) Software Engineering
26 247 (10.78%) Banking
27 239 (10.43%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 216 (9.43%) Apache
2 92 (4.02%) WebSphere
3 78 (3.40%) Tomcat
3 78 (3.40%) WebLogic
4 76 (3.32%) Node.js
5 60 (2.62%) nginx
6 54 (2.36%) IIS
7 47 (2.05%) Apache Pig
8 38 (1.66%) OpenStack
9 28 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (1.22%) CMS
10 22 (0.96%) SAS
11 21 (0.92%) Drupal
12 18 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (0.74%) ArcGIS
14 15 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
14 15 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
14 15 (0.65%) WordPress
15 14 (0.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 56 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.48%) SPSS
3 10 (0.44%) MS Office
4 7 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.13%) Windchill
7 3 (0.13%) CATIA
8 2 (0.087%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.087%) Maya
8 2 (0.087%) MS Project
8 2 (0.087%) Mingle
8 2 (0.087%) Gephi
9 1 (0.044%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.044%) Houdini
9 1 (0.044%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.57%) ResourceLink
4 9 (0.39%) Documaker
4 9 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.31%) Magento
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.13%) RMDS
10 1 (0.044%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.044%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.044%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.044%) Tridion
10 1 (0.044%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 172 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (1.40%) SaaS
5 30 (1.31%) Amazon S3
6 24 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (0.92%) Google App Engine
8 20 (0.87%) GitHub
9 13 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (0.48%) PaaS
11 10 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
13 7 (0.31%) ElastiCache
14 6 (0.26%) IaaS
15 4 (0.17%) Heroku
16 3 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
16 3 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
17 2 (0.087%) Office 365
17 2 (0.087%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (5.72%) HTTP
2 100 (4.36%) Internet
3 90 (3.93%) TCP/IP
4 64 (2.79%) Firewall
5 52 (2.27%) DNS
6 49 (2.14%) SAN
7 47 (2.05%) SSL
8 43 (1.88%) LDAP
8 43 (1.88%) Multicast
9 27 (1.18%) SSH
10 24 (1.05%) WAN
11 23 (1.00%) LAN
12 22 (0.96%) DVB
13 19 (0.83%) BGP
13 19 (0.83%) SNMP
14 15 (0.65%) SMTP
15 13 (0.57%) Ethernet
16 12 (0.52%) NAS
17 11 (0.48%) Intranet
17 11 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (12.96%) MySQL
2 172 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 168 (7.33%) NoSQL
4 140 (6.11%) SQL Server
5 137 (5.98%) Big Data
6 127 (5.54%) MongoDB
7 122 (5.33%) Hadoop
8 92 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
9 77 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 69 (3.01%) Oracle Database
11 63 (2.75%) Apache Hive
12 62 (2.71%) RDBMS
13 44 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
14 39 (1.70%) Redis
15 38 (1.66%) Data Mining
16 33 (1.44%) Oracle Exadata
17 29 (1.27%) Riak
18 25 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (1.09%) CouchDB
19 23 (1.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 260 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 200 (8.73%) Jenkins
3 197 (8.60%) Subversion
4 131 (5.72%) JIRA
5 82 (3.58%) Maven
6 71 (3.10%) Selenium
7 64 (2.79%) Hudson
8 62 (2.71%) Cucumber
9 60 (2.62%) Ant
10 43 (1.88%) TeamCity
11 42 (1.83%) WebDriver
12 35 (1.53%) JUnit
13 34 (1.48%) Visual Studio
14 30 (1.31%) Eclipse
15 27 (1.18%) JBehave
15 27 (1.18%) Mercurial
16 23 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (0.96%) ClearCase
18 18 (0.79%) JMeter
19 16 (0.70%) Gerrit
General
1 333 (14.54%) Finance
2 247 (10.78%) Banking
3 206 (8.99%) Front Office
4 164 (7.16%) Investment Banking
5 67 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.01%) Publishing
7 45 (1.96%) Games
8 28 (1.22%) Marketing
9 27 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 24 (1.05%) Back Office
10 24 (1.05%) Electronics
11 21 (0.92%) Legal
12 18 (0.79%) Retail
13 16 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.65%) Advertising
14 15 (0.65%) Billing
15 11 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.48%) Law
16 7 (0.31%) French Language
17 2 (0.087%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1034 (45.13%) Developer
2 429 (18.73%) Python Developer
3 170 (7.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 139 (6.07%) Analyst
5 137 (5.98%) C++ Developer
6 132 (5.76%) Java Developer
7 112 (4.89%) Software Engineer
8 99 (4.32%) Architect
9 97 (4.23%) Senior Developer
10 85 (3.71%) Python/Django Developer
11 78 (3.40%) Administrator
11 78 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
12 76 (3.32%) Tester
13 62 (2.71%) Test Engineer
14 56 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
15 55 (2.40%) Consultant
15 55 (2.40%) Applications Support
16 49 (2.14%) Software Developer
17 47 (2.05%) Linux Administrator
18 45 (1.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (16.06%) HTML
2 303 (13.23%) Web Services
3 289 (12.61%) CSS
4 260 (11.35%) Django
5 230 (10.04%) XML
6 179 (7.81%) .NET
7 176 (7.68%) HTML5
8 167 (7.29%) jQuery
9 121 (5.28%) JSON
10 91 (3.97%) REST
11 90 (3.93%) LAMP
12 87 (3.80%) Spring
13 79 (3.45%) Middleware
14 74 (3.23%) CSS3
15 72 (3.14%) AngularJS
16 62 (2.71%) WebSphere MQ
17 58 (2.53%) SOAP
18 56 (2.44%) XSLT
19 54 (2.36%) RESTful
20 51 (2.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 239 (10.43%) Open Source
2 164 (7.16%) Computer Science
3 134 (5.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 126 (5.50%) Derivative
5 102 (4.45%) Fixed Income
6 89 (3.88%) Visualisation
7 73 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 59 (2.58%) Clustering
9 57 (2.49%) Equities
10 46 (2.01%) Mathematics
11 39 (1.70%) Statistics
12 38 (1.66%) STB
13 36 (1.57%) Credit Risk
13 36 (1.57%) Hedge funds
14 31 (1.35%) Management Information System
15 29 (1.27%) Mobile App
16 27 (1.18%) IPTV
17 24 (1.05%) MPEG
17 24 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
18 23 (1.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1033 (45.09%) Linux
2 519 (22.65%) UNIX
3 297 (12.96%) Windows
4 173 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 133 (5.81%) CentOS
6 99 (4.32%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.44%) Debian
8 49 (2.14%) Solaris
9 46 (2.01%) Android
10 42 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (1.75%) Apple iOS
12 39 (1.70%) Mac OS X
13 38 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (1.66%) Windows XP
14 32 (1.40%) SELinux
15 28 (1.22%) Windows 7
16 20 (0.87%) AIX
17 15 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
18 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (14.75%) OO
3 330 (14.40%) DevOps
4 324 (14.14%) TDD
5 308 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
6 290 (12.66%) Scrum
7 260 (11.35%) Software Engineering
8 182 (7.94%) Web Development
9 169 (7.38%) BDD
10 156 (6.81%) Configuration Management
11 121 (5.28%) Analytics
12 106 (4.63%) Unit Testing
13 104 (4.54%) Responsive Web Design
14 93 (4.06%) OOP
14 93 (4.06%) SOA
15 88 (3.84%) Test Automation
16 84 (3.67%) Kanban
16 84 (3.67%) Low Latency
17 82 (3.58%) E-Commerce
18 80 (3.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 869 (37.93%) Java
2 641 (27.98%) Perl
3 567 (24.75%) SQL
4 555 (24.23%) Ruby
5 524 (22.87%) C++
6 472 (20.60%) JavaScript
7 389 (16.98%) PHP
8 337 (14.71%) Bash Shell
9 327 (14.27%) C#
10 200 (8.73%) C
11 179 (7.81%) Scala
12 161 (7.03%) Shell Script
13 95 (4.15%) PL/SQL
14 62 (2.71%) R
15 53 (2.31%) PowerShell
16 43 (1.88%) VBA
17 35 (1.53%) Groovy
18 28 (1.22%) Korn
18 28 (1.22%) PHP5
19 27 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 207 (9.04%) Degree
2 94 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 51 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.83%) ISEB
5 35 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.92%) PhD
8 13 (0.57%) CISSP
9 12 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.17%) CCIE
12 4 (0.17%) LPIC
13 3 (0.13%) OCPJP
13 3 (0.13%) CCENT
13 3 (0.13%) MCSE
13 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.087%) RHCE
14 2 (0.087%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.27%) QA
2 20 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.74%) SLA
4 11 (0.48%) Basel III
5 9 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.26%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.087%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.087%) JTAG
9 1 (0.044%) DO-160
9 1 (0.044%) Basel II
System Software
1 79 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
3 43 (1.88%) vCloud
4 30 (1.31%) Active Directory
5 27 (1.18%) Varnish
6 19 (0.83%) Xen
7 17 (0.74%) VMware Server
8 16 (0.70%) NFS
9 14 (0.61%) Snort
10 13 (0.57%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (0.48%) KVM
12 11 (0.48%) Samba
13 10 (0.44%) vSphere
14 9 (0.39%) Sendmail
15 7 (0.31%) XenServer
15 7 (0.31%) NDS
15 7 (0.31%) qmail
16 6 (0.26%) Squid
17 5 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 312 (13.62%) Puppet
2 205 (8.95%) Opscode Chef
3 140 (6.11%) Nagios
4 51 (2.23%) Salt
5 49 (2.14%) Cacti
6 47 (2.05%) ZABBIX
7 39 (1.70%) ITRS Geneos
8 36 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
9 30 (1.31%) Ansible
10 19 (0.83%) Zenoss
11 15 (0.65%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 12 (0.52%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
14 11 (0.48%) BladeLogic
15 10 (0.44%) Oozie
15 10 (0.44%) Cobbler
15 10 (0.44%) Opsview
16 9 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 7 (0.31%) Kibana
Vendors
1 393 (17.15%) Oracle
2 223 (9.73%) Red Hat
3 141 (6.15%) VMware
4 79 (3.45%) Splunk
5 78 (3.40%) IBM
6 73 (3.19%) Microsoft
7 45 (1.96%) HP
8 44 (1.92%) TIBCO
9 43 (1.88%) Sybase
10 41 (1.79%) Cisco
11 40 (1.75%) Rackspace
12 38 (1.66%) Perforce
13 37 (1.62%) Google
14 31 (1.35%) Remedy
15 27 (1.18%) JBoss
16 26 (1.13%) Tableau
17 24 (1.05%) SAP
18 23 (1.00%) webMethods
18 23 (1.00%) New Relic
19 22 (0.96%) Reuters
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £22 - 32 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
e-Recruiter
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday