The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 68 83 160
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +77
Contract jobs citing Python 1345 1136 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.63% 2.33% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.02% 5.89% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 822 434
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £20.00 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £40.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
Python
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19160 19290 20071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.45% 39.55% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12359 12346 12203
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 £270 £260 £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 391 524 713
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £17.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 0 910 £475 - 278
South East +33 158 £350 -7.89% 79
North West +54 74 £375 +21.75% 24
East of England +3 62 £340 +30.76% 98
South West -38 47 £403 +34.16% 31
Yorkshire -11 31 £288 -17.85% 16
North East +5 27 £375 +82.92% 5
East Midlands +23 22 £350 - 9
West Midlands -8 8 £350 -30.00% 6
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1130 (45.79%) Linux
2 914 (37.03%) Java
3 629 (25.49%) Perl
4 599 (24.27%) Ruby
5 595 (24.11%) SQL
6 557 (22.57%) UNIX
7 528 (21.39%) C++
8 515 (20.87%) JavaScript
9 477 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
10 403 (16.33%) PHP
11 393 (15.92%) TDD
12 385 (15.60%) Oracle
13 380 (15.40%) HTML
14 371 (15.03%) Bash Shell
15 352 (14.26%) Finance
16 350 (14.18%) Puppet
17 349 (14.14%) C#
18 347 (14.06%) DevOps
19 344 (13.94%) OO
20 340 (13.78%) Windows
21 337 (13.65%) Scrum
22 319 (12.93%) MySQL
23 311 (12.60%) Web Services
24 307 (12.44%) CSS
25 304 (12.32%) Git (software)
26 298 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
27 293 (11.87%) Software Engineering
28 280 (11.35%) Django
29 255 (10.33%) Apache
30 253 (10.25%) Banking

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 255 (10.33%) Apache
2 110 (4.46%) WebSphere
3 95 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 88 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 79 (3.20%) Node.js
6 67 (2.71%) nginx
7 54 (2.19%) IIS
8 51 (2.07%) OpenStack
9 46 (1.86%) Apache Pig
10 28 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 28 (1.13%) ArcGIS
11 26 (1.05%) CMS
11 26 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
13 23 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 23 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
14 22 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
14 22 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (0.69%) SAS
16 16 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 63 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.49%) MS Office
3 9 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.32%) SPSS
5 7 (0.28%) MS Project
6 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.081%) Maya
8 2 (0.081%) Mingle
8 2 (0.081%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.081%) Gephi
9 1 (0.041%) CATIA
9 1 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.041%) Windchill
9 1 (0.041%) Houdini
9 1 (0.041%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.73%) Documaker
4 14 (0.57%) ResourceLink
5 12 (0.49%) Oracle FAH
6 10 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.20%) Magento
9 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Ubix
9 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 4 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.12%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.12%) RMDS
11 2 (0.081%) LabWindows
12 1 (0.041%) Murex MxG2000
12 1 (0.041%) Tridion
12 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
12 1 (0.041%) Misys Midas
12 1 (0.041%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 184 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (4.94%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (1.58%) Amazon S3
4 34 (1.38%) SaaS
4 34 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (0.93%) Google App Engine
7 18 (0.73%) GitHub
8 14 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.41%) PaaS
10 8 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
11 7 (0.28%) ElastiCache
11 7 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (0.24%) IaaS
13 4 (0.16%) Heroku
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.081%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 174 (7.05%) HTTP
2 117 (4.74%) Internet
3 100 (4.05%) TCP/IP
4 75 (3.04%) SSL
5 72 (2.92%) Firewall
6 56 (2.27%) DNS
6 56 (2.27%) Multicast
7 55 (2.23%) SAN
8 45 (1.82%) LDAP
9 26 (1.05%) SSH
10 21 (0.85%) WAN
10 21 (0.85%) HTTPS
11 20 (0.81%) SNMP
11 20 (0.81%) DVB
12 19 (0.77%) LAN
12 19 (0.77%) NAS
13 17 (0.69%) Intranet
13 17 (0.69%) BGP
14 15 (0.61%) SMTP
15 13 (0.53%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (12.93%) MySQL
2 177 (7.17%) NoSQL
3 157 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 142 (5.75%) Big Data
5 133 (5.39%) SQL Server
6 125 (5.06%) MongoDB
7 119 (4.82%) Hadoop
8 110 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
9 81 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 78 (3.16%) Oracle Database
11 63 (2.55%) Apache Hive
12 56 (2.27%) RDBMS
13 41 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
14 38 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
14 38 (1.54%) Redis
15 33 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
16 32 (1.30%) Data Mining
17 28 (1.13%) Riak
18 26 (1.05%) CouchDB
19 25 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 304 (12.32%) Git (software)
2 223 (9.04%) Subversion
3 210 (8.51%) Jenkins
4 137 (5.55%) JIRA
5 90 (3.65%) Selenium
6 81 (3.28%) Maven
7 77 (3.12%) Cucumber
8 76 (3.08%) Hudson
9 49 (1.99%) WebDriver
9 49 (1.99%) Ant
10 32 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 29 (1.18%) JUnit
11 29 (1.18%) Visual Studio
12 28 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (0.97%) ClearCase
14 23 (0.93%) JBehave
15 22 (0.89%) Mercurial
15 22 (0.89%) Eclipse
16 20 (0.81%) Jasmine
17 19 (0.77%) jMock
General
1 352 (14.26%) Finance
2 253 (10.25%) Banking
3 189 (7.66%) Front Office
4 171 (6.93%) Investment Banking
5 75 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 53 (2.15%) Games
7 51 (2.07%) Publishing
8 37 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 32 (1.30%) Legal
10 31 (1.26%) Marketing
11 27 (1.09%) Billing
11 27 (1.09%) Electronics
12 25 (1.01%) Retail
13 24 (0.97%) Back Office
14 18 (0.73%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.65%) Advertising
16 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.32%) Law
18 6 (0.24%) French Language
19 4 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1113 (45.10%) Developer
2 465 (18.84%) Python Developer
3 173 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 144 (5.83%) C++ Developer
5 141 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 137 (5.55%) Analyst
6 137 (5.55%) Java Developer
7 104 (4.21%) Python/Django Developer
8 97 (3.93%) Architect
9 96 (3.89%) Senior Developer
10 84 (3.40%) Administrator
10 84 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
11 75 (3.04%) Tester
11 75 (3.04%) Test Engineer
12 63 (2.55%) Applications Support
13 62 (2.51%) Support Engineer
13 62 (2.51%) Consultant
14 58 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
15 57 (2.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 56 (2.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (15.40%) HTML
2 311 (12.60%) Web Services
3 307 (12.44%) CSS
4 280 (11.35%) Django
5 245 (9.93%) XML
6 194 (7.86%) .NET
7 161 (6.52%) HTML5
8 152 (6.16%) jQuery
9 148 (6.00%) JSON
10 115 (4.66%) REST
11 103 (4.17%) Middleware
12 101 (4.09%) LAMP
13 92 (3.73%) Spring
14 81 (3.28%) CSS3
14 81 (3.28%) AngularJS
15 74 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
15 74 (3.00%) SOAP
16 68 (2.76%) RESTful
17 66 (2.67%) Ajax
18 56 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 238 (9.64%) Open Source
2 165 (6.69%) Computer Science
3 140 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 117 (4.74%) Derivative
5 107 (4.34%) Fixed Income
6 99 (4.01%) Visualisation
7 65 (2.63%) Clustering
8 58 (2.35%) Equities
9 48 (1.94%) Mathematics
10 46 (1.86%) Hedge funds
11 42 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 41 (1.66%) STB
13 38 (1.54%) Statistics
14 31 (1.26%) GIS
15 30 (1.22%) Credit Risk
15 30 (1.22%) Digital Media
15 30 (1.22%) Mobile App
16 29 (1.18%) Management Information System
17 26 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
18 24 (0.97%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1130 (45.79%) Linux
2 557 (22.57%) UNIX
3 340 (13.78%) Windows
4 191 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 155 (6.28%) CentOS
6 104 (4.21%) Ubuntu
7 63 (2.55%) Mac OS X
8 56 (2.27%) Solaris
9 53 (2.15%) Android
10 50 (2.03%) Debian
11 47 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (1.50%) Apple iOS
14 36 (1.46%) SELinux
15 33 (1.34%) Windows XP
16 31 (1.26%) AIX
16 31 (1.26%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
18 11 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (0.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (15.92%) TDD
3 347 (14.06%) DevOps
4 344 (13.94%) OO
5 337 (13.65%) Scrum
6 298 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
7 293 (11.87%) Software Engineering
8 198 (8.02%) BDD
9 191 (7.74%) Web Development
10 177 (7.17%) Configuration Management
11 128 (5.19%) Analytics
12 108 (4.38%) Unit Testing
13 107 (4.34%) SOA
13 107 (4.34%) Responsive Web Design
14 96 (3.89%) E-Commerce
14 96 (3.89%) Test Automation
15 94 (3.81%) Pair Programming
16 90 (3.65%) Low Latency
17 88 (3.57%) Kanban
18 83 (3.36%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 914 (37.03%) Java
2 629 (25.49%) Perl
3 599 (24.27%) Ruby
4 595 (24.11%) SQL
5 528 (21.39%) C++
6 515 (20.87%) JavaScript
7 403 (16.33%) PHP
8 371 (15.03%) Bash Shell
9 349 (14.14%) C#
10 226 (9.16%) C
11 192 (7.78%) Shell Script
12 185 (7.50%) Scala
13 85 (3.44%) PL/SQL
14 65 (2.63%) R
15 61 (2.47%) PowerShell
16 45 (1.82%) Jython
17 40 (1.62%) VBA
18 34 (1.38%) XQuery
19 31 (1.26%) Korn
20 29 (1.18%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 214 (8.67%) Degree
2 103 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 64 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.46%) ISEB
6 25 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 18 (0.73%) PhD
8 15 (0.61%) CISSP
9 11 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.24%) CCNA
13 5 (0.20%) LPIC
13 5 (0.20%) RHCE
13 5 (0.20%) CCIE
14 4 (0.16%) CEH
15 3 (0.12%) MCITP
15 3 (0.12%) OCPJP
15 3 (0.12%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.65%) QA
2 21 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 20 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.57%) SLA
5 9 (0.36%) Basel III
6 6 (0.24%) GPG13
6 6 (0.24%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.081%) ISO 9002
7 2 (0.081%) Basel II
7 2 (0.081%) JTAG
8 1 (0.041%) DO-160
8 1 (0.041%) HL7
8 1 (0.041%) TickIT
8 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
3 50 (2.03%) vCloud
4 33 (1.34%) Active Directory
5 29 (1.18%) Varnish
6 19 (0.77%) NFS
7 17 (0.69%) VMware Server
8 14 (0.57%) Xen
9 13 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.53%) Snort
10 10 (0.41%) Samba
10 10 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (0.32%) Docker
12 7 (0.28%) KVM
12 7 (0.28%) vSphere
12 7 (0.28%) NDS
13 6 (0.24%) qmail
13 6 (0.24%) Shibboleth
13 6 (0.24%) HDFS
14 5 (0.20%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 350 (14.18%) Puppet
2 239 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
3 148 (6.00%) Nagios
4 61 (2.47%) Salt
5 50 (2.03%) ZABBIX
6 48 (1.94%) Cacti
7 42 (1.70%) ITRS Geneos
7 42 (1.70%) Ansible
8 34 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
9 25 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Management
10 23 (0.93%) Zenoss
11 22 (0.89%) Vagrant
12 20 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 13 (0.53%) BladeLogic
13 13 (0.53%) Kibana
14 11 (0.45%) Graylog2
14 11 (0.45%) Opsview
15 10 (0.41%) Control-M
15 10 (0.41%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 385 (15.60%) Oracle
2 251 (10.17%) Red Hat
3 154 (6.24%) VMware
4 93 (3.77%) IBM
5 88 (3.57%) Microsoft
6 81 (3.28%) Splunk
7 51 (2.07%) Remedy
8 45 (1.82%) TIBCO
9 41 (1.66%) HP
10 40 (1.62%) Google
10 40 (1.62%) Rackspace
11 36 (1.46%) Cisco
12 35 (1.42%) Sybase
13 30 (1.22%) SAP
13 30 (1.22%) New Relic
14 29 (1.18%) Reuters
14 29 (1.18%) Perforce
15 28 (1.13%) MarketAxess
16 27 (1.09%) webMethods
16 27 (1.09%) Software AG
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
EMBL
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
EMBL
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Datascope Recruitment
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montagu Olsen Associates
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago