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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 101 121 138
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +17
Contract jobs citing Python 1012 702 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.63% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.31% 4.41% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 485 525
Average daily rate £439 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £51.50 £54.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19076 15932 19789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.16% 36.97% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12561 10005 11910
Average daily rate £375 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 578 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Python
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +20 713 £475 -1.29% 280
South East +33 143 £369 +23.94% 73
South West +18 53 £350 -14.26% 33
East of England -30 40 £356 +9.61% 99
Yorkshire -27 37 £350 +27.27% 16
North West +5 23 £350 +40.00% 23
North East - 5 £350 - 2
West Midlands -15 3 £270 +8.00% 12
East Midlands - - - - 3
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 802 (41.36%) Linux
2 781 (40.28%) Java
3 651 (33.57%) Perl
4 508 (26.20%) SQL
5 503 (25.94%) C++
6 452 (23.31%) Ruby
7 435 (22.43%) UNIX
8 377 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
9 356 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
10 354 (18.26%) JavaScript
11 341 (17.59%) C#
11 341 (17.59%) OO
12 336 (17.33%) Oracle
13 333 (17.17%) HTML
14 327 (16.86%) PHP
15 282 (14.54%) Web Services
16 281 (14.49%) Finance
17 267 (13.77%) CSS
18 253 (13.05%) TDD
19 242 (12.48%) Windows
20 239 (12.33%) Puppet
21 231 (11.91%) MySQL
22 227 (11.71%) Software Engineering
23 222 (11.45%) Scrum
24 221 (11.40%) Git (software)
25 213 (10.99%) Bash Shell
26 200 (10.31%) Degree
26 200 (10.31%) XML
27 194 (10.01%) Django
28 185 (9.54%) Banking

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 144 (7.43%) Apache
2 96 (4.95%) Node.js
3 56 (2.89%) Tomcat
4 55 (2.84%) nginx
5 32 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 30 (1.55%) Apache Pig
7 29 (1.50%) CMS
8 24 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.19%) Drupal
10 20 (1.03%) SAS
11 17 (0.88%) IIS
12 16 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
13 14 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.72%) ArcGIS
14 13 (0.67%) Confluence
15 12 (0.62%) WordPress
16 11 (0.57%) SharePoint
16 11 (0.57%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 9 (0.46%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 54 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.41%) MS Office
5 5 (0.26%) SPSS
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.15%) Windchill
7 3 (0.15%) CATIA
8 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.052%) Stata
9 1 (0.052%) Maya
9 1 (0.052%) MS Project
9 1 (0.052%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.052%) Gephi
9 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.052%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.26%) Magento
4 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.052%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.052%) Tridion
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 108 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.08%) GitHub
5 14 (0.72%) Google App Engine
6 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.52%) SaaS
9 5 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.15%) PaaS
10 3 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (0.15%) Route 53
10 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.10%) Heroku
12 1 (0.052%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.052%) IaaS
12 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.052%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 106 (5.47%) TCP/IP
2 90 (4.64%) Internet
3 70 (3.61%) DNS
4 65 (3.35%) HTTP
4 65 (3.35%) Firewall
5 48 (2.48%) SSL
6 39 (2.01%) Multicast
7 34 (1.75%) SAN
8 32 (1.65%) SSH
9 31 (1.60%) LDAP
10 19 (0.98%) SNMP
11 18 (0.93%) NAS
11 18 (0.93%) DVB
12 16 (0.83%) Network Security
13 15 (0.77%) FTP
14 14 (0.72%) VLAN
14 14 (0.72%) Ethernet
14 14 (0.72%) LAN
14 14 (0.72%) Wireless
15 13 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (11.91%) MySQL
2 176 (9.08%) Relational Database
3 143 (7.37%) NoSQL
4 123 (6.34%) SQL Server
5 120 (6.19%) MongoDB
6 99 (5.11%) Hadoop
7 92 (4.74%) Big Data
8 79 (4.07%) RDBMS
9 74 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 61 (3.15%) Oracle Database
11 57 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
12 46 (2.37%) Apache Hive
13 39 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (1.50%) DB2
14 29 (1.50%) Riak
15 27 (1.39%) Redis
16 25 (1.29%) Data Mining
17 23 (1.19%) CouchDB
18 22 (1.13%) HBase
19 18 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 221 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 183 (9.44%) Subversion
3 175 (9.03%) Jenkins
4 89 (4.59%) Maven
5 85 (4.38%) JIRA
6 83 (4.28%) Selenium
7 62 (3.20%) Hudson
8 56 (2.89%) Ant
9 54 (2.78%) Cucumber
10 50 (2.58%) JUnit
11 40 (2.06%) Eclipse
12 38 (1.96%) Visual Studio
13 37 (1.91%) WebDriver
14 36 (1.86%) Mercurial
15 31 (1.60%) TeamCity
16 26 (1.34%) JBehave
17 23 (1.19%) JMeter
18 19 (0.98%) ClearCase
19 16 (0.83%) Capybara
19 16 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 281 (14.49%) Finance
2 185 (9.54%) Banking
3 156 (8.05%) Front Office
4 106 (5.47%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.27%) Publishing
6 37 (1.91%) Games
7 36 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.19%) Electronics
9 15 (0.77%) Marketing
10 13 (0.67%) Back Office
10 13 (0.67%) Legal
11 12 (0.62%) Retail
12 11 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.57%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.52%) Law
14 8 (0.41%) Billing
15 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.36%) Advertising
16 3 (0.15%) German Language
17 2 (0.10%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 949 (48.94%) Developer
2 312 (16.09%) Python Developer
3 128 (6.60%) Java Developer
3 128 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 119 (6.14%) Analyst
5 117 (6.03%) Senior Developer
6 106 (5.47%) C++ Developer
7 93 (4.80%) Software Engineer
8 78 (4.02%) Architect
9 70 (3.61%) Scala Developer
10 63 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
10 63 (3.25%) Test Engineer
11 61 (3.15%) Tester
12 56 (2.89%) Administrator
13 50 (2.58%) Software Developer
14 49 (2.53%) Web Developer
15 48 (2.48%) C# Developer
16 46 (2.37%) Python/Django Developer
17 43 (2.22%) Consultant
18 41 (2.11%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (17.17%) HTML
2 282 (14.54%) Web Services
3 267 (13.77%) CSS
4 200 (10.31%) XML
5 194 (10.01%) Django
6 184 (9.49%) HTML5
7 183 (9.44%) jQuery
8 168 (8.66%) .NET
9 109 (5.62%) REST
10 102 (5.26%) Spring
11 97 (5.00%) JSON
12 93 (4.80%) CSS3
13 76 (3.92%) Hibernate
14 66 (3.40%) SOAP
15 62 (3.20%) LAMP
16 51 (2.63%) XSLT
16 51 (2.63%) Middleware
16 51 (2.63%) AngularJS
17 49 (2.53%) ASP.NET
18 47 (2.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.18%) Open Source
2 157 (8.10%) Derivative
3 134 (6.91%) Computer Science
4 111 (5.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 103 (5.31%) Fixed Income
6 69 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (2.63%) Visualisation
8 49 (2.53%) Credit Risk
9 46 (2.37%) Equities
10 43 (2.22%) STB
11 36 (1.86%) Mathematics
12 33 (1.70%) Client/Server
12 33 (1.70%) Statistics
12 33 (1.70%) Mobile App
13 29 (1.50%) Digital Media
14 25 (1.29%) Grid Computing
15 24 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (1.13%) MPEG
17 21 (1.08%) Data Conversion
17 21 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 802 (41.36%) Linux
2 435 (22.43%) UNIX
3 242 (12.48%) Windows
4 126 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (3.40%) Android
6 64 (3.30%) CentOS
7 59 (3.04%) Solaris
8 58 (2.99%) Apple iOS
9 48 (2.48%) Ubuntu
10 42 (2.17%) Debian
11 25 (1.29%) Windows XP
12 18 (0.93%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.88%) AIX
14 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
15 10 (0.52%) SUSE
16 7 (0.36%) HPUX
17 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone 7
17 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
3 341 (17.59%) OO
4 253 (13.05%) TDD
5 227 (11.71%) Software Engineering
6 222 (11.45%) Scrum
7 127 (6.55%) Web Development
8 122 (6.29%) Unit Testing
9 109 (5.62%) BDD
10 104 (5.36%) OOP
11 96 (4.95%) Multithreading
12 94 (4.85%) Configuration Management
13 86 (4.44%) Regression Testing
13 86 (4.44%) Analytics
13 86 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
14 78 (4.02%) Project Management
15 73 (3.76%) Test Automation
16 69 (3.56%) E-Commerce
16 69 (3.56%) Refactoring
17 68 (3.51%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 781 (40.28%) Java
2 651 (33.57%) Perl
3 508 (26.20%) SQL
4 503 (25.94%) C++
5 452 (23.31%) Ruby
6 354 (18.26%) JavaScript
7 341 (17.59%) C#
8 327 (16.86%) PHP
9 213 (10.99%) Bash Shell
10 170 (8.77%) C
11 164 (8.46%) Scala
12 99 (5.11%) Shell Script
13 57 (2.94%) PL/SQL
14 43 (2.22%) PowerShell
15 36 (1.86%) R
16 33 (1.70%) Groovy
17 32 (1.65%) Objective-C
18 29 (1.50%) VBA
18 29 (1.50%) MATLAB
19 27 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 200 (10.31%) Degree
2 109 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.81%) ISEB
5 29 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.13%) PhD
7 19 (0.98%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.21%) RHCT
9 4 (0.21%) RHCE
10 3 (0.15%) CCNA
10 3 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.10%) HND
11 2 (0.10%) CCA
11 2 (0.10%) CCIE
12 1 (0.052%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.052%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.052%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.052%) MySQL Certification
12 1 (0.052%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.16%) QA
2 13 (0.67%) SLA
3 11 (0.57%) Basel III
4 6 (0.31%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.10%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.08%) NFS
3 19 (0.98%) vCloud
4 18 (0.93%) KVM
4 18 (0.93%) Varnish
5 15 (0.77%) vSphere
6 14 (0.72%) Xen
6 14 (0.72%) Active Directory
7 11 (0.57%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.46%) Sendmail
9 9 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.41%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.41%) XenServer
11 7 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 6 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.15%) Samba
13 3 (0.15%) NDS
13 3 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 239 (12.33%) Puppet
2 163 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (4.69%) Nagios
4 42 (2.17%) ZABBIX
5 32 (1.65%) Cacti
6 20 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (0.93%) Ansible
8 14 (0.72%) Zenoss
9 11 (0.57%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.46%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.46%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.36%) Oozie
12 6 (0.31%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (0.31%) BladeLogic
13 5 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (0.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 5 (0.26%) StatsD
Vendors
1 336 (17.33%) Oracle
2 154 (7.94%) Red Hat
3 88 (4.54%) VMware
4 83 (4.28%) Microsoft
5 56 (2.89%) HP
6 54 (2.78%) TIBCO
7 48 (2.48%) JBoss
8 42 (2.17%) Google
8 42 (2.17%) Perforce
9 41 (2.11%) GigaSpaces
10 39 (2.01%) Sybase
11 38 (1.96%) Splunk
11 38 (1.96%) Cisco
12 37 (1.91%) Rackspace
13 34 (1.75%) Reuters
14 29 (1.50%) eSpeed
14 29 (1.50%) MarketAxess
15 25 (1.29%) NetApp
15 25 (1.29%) Sun
16 20 (1.03%) IBM
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
e-Recruiter
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
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Rate: £300.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago