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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 56 101 152
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +51
Contract jobs citing Python 1536 878 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.22% 1.92% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.53% 5.12% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 618 383
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £17.50 £21.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -30.62%
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
18017 17153 15267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.83% 37.50% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11928 10899 9503
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 450 603
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £16.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
London +19 958 £500 +5.26% 322
South East +55 258 £340 +4.61% 112
South West +38 96 £438 +30.59% 42
East of England +32 68 £363 -7.93% 87
Yorkshire +24 64 £363 +20.83% 31
North West +30 58 £425 +21.42% 23
West Midlands +8 15 £463 +68.18% 10
North East +6 9 £370 - 3
East Midlands +6 6 £550 +77.41% 6
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1453 (47.59%) Linux
2 1207 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1135 (37.18%) Java
4 982 (32.17%) Ruby
5 740 (24.24%) Perl
6 653 (21.39%) SQL
7 646 (21.16%) UNIX
8 609 (19.95%) DevOps
9 585 (19.16%) Puppet
10 581 (19.03%) JavaScript
11 579 (18.96%) Git (software)
12 532 (17.43%) C++
13 492 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
14 464 (15.20%) HTML
15 453 (14.84%) PHP
16 452 (14.81%) Bash Shell
17 444 (14.54%) Jenkins
18 428 (14.02%) Opscode Chef
19 402 (13.17%) Configuration Management
20 399 (13.07%) Windows
21 393 (12.87%) OO
22 369 (12.09%) CSS
23 362 (11.86%) Subversion
24 361 (11.82%) Scrum
25 355 (11.63%) TDD
26 351 (11.50%) Finance
27 350 (11.46%) Software Engineering
28 349 (11.43%) Oracle
29 324 (10.61%) Django
30 307 (10.06%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 291 (9.53%) Apache
2 165 (5.40%) Node.js
3 139 (4.55%) OpenStack
4 87 (2.85%) nginx
5 83 (2.72%) Tomcat
6 75 (2.46%) Apache Spark
7 67 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 54 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
9 50 (1.64%) Confluence
10 39 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 36 (1.18%) Apache Pig
12 34 (1.11%) JBoss
13 32 (1.05%) SAS
14 27 (0.88%) IIS
15 26 (0.85%) CMS
16 25 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
17 20 (0.66%) ArcGIS
18 19 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
19 18 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 16 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 71 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 25 (0.82%) MS Office
3 23 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.43%) MS Project
5 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.16%) SPSS
6 4 (0.13%) Maya
6 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.098%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.066%) Weka
9 1 (0.033%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.033%) MODO
9 1 (0.033%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.033%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.36%) Google Analytics
3 9 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
3 9 (0.29%) Front Arena
4 8 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.16%) Documaker
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.098%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.066%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.066%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.066%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.033%) assyst
9 1 (0.033%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.033%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.033%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 271 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 100 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (1.60%) Amazon S3
5 43 (1.41%) Heroku
6 42 (1.38%) PaaS
7 33 (1.08%) GitHub
8 31 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (0.82%) IaaS
10 21 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.66%) SaaS
12 17 (0.56%) Engine Yard
13 14 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
14 12 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.33%) Google App Engine
16 9 (0.29%) Route 53
17 7 (0.23%) ElastiCache
17 7 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 2 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 181 (5.93%) HTTP
2 151 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 132 (4.32%) Internet
4 124 (4.06%) DNS
5 119 (3.90%) Firewall
6 109 (3.57%) SSL
7 47 (1.54%) SAN
8 46 (1.51%) LAN
9 40 (1.31%) LDAP
10 36 (1.18%) WAN
11 34 (1.11%) NAS
12 30 (0.98%) VLAN
13 28 (0.92%) VPN
13 28 (0.92%) Network Security
14 27 (0.88%) Multicast
15 24 (0.79%) SMTP
15 24 (0.79%) DHCP
16 23 (0.75%) BGP
16 23 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (9.63%) MySQL
2 277 (9.07%) MongoDB
3 251 (8.22%) Relational Database
4 244 (7.99%) NoSQL
5 235 (7.70%) PostgreSQL
6 222 (7.27%) Hadoop
7 180 (5.90%) Big Data
8 151 (4.95%) SQL Server
9 112 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 107 (3.50%) RDBMS
11 78 (2.55%) Redis
12 69 (2.26%) Apache Hive
13 60 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
14 56 (1.83%) HBase
15 45 (1.47%) Data Mining
16 42 (1.38%) CouchDB
16 42 (1.38%) Riak
16 42 (1.38%) Oracle Database
17 25 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
18 24 (0.79%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 579 (18.96%) Git (software)
2 444 (14.54%) Jenkins
3 362 (11.86%) Subversion
4 172 (5.63%) JIRA
5 132 (4.32%) Selenium
5 132 (4.32%) Maven
6 92 (3.01%) ClearCase
7 90 (2.95%) Ant
8 86 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 84 (2.75%) Hudson
10 82 (2.69%) Cucumber
11 67 (2.19%) JUnit
12 65 (2.13%) TeamCity
13 55 (1.80%) Eclipse
14 42 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 38 (1.24%) WebDriver
15 38 (1.24%) Jasmine
16 37 (1.21%) GoogleTest
17 33 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
18 32 (1.05%) CruiseControl
General
1 351 (11.50%) Finance
2 305 (9.99%) Banking
3 192 (6.29%) Investment Banking
4 168 (5.50%) Front Office
5 94 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 81 (2.65%) Games
7 77 (2.52%) Publishing
8 47 (1.54%) Electronics
9 42 (1.38%) Marketing
10 38 (1.24%) Retail
11 32 (1.05%) Law
12 27 (0.88%) Legal
13 25 (0.82%) Advertising
14 19 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.49%) Automotive
16 12 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.33%) Billing
18 8 (0.26%) Back Office
19 6 (0.20%) Multimedia
19 6 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1340 (43.89%) Developer
2 396 (12.97%) Python Developer
3 359 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 205 (6.71%) Java Developer
5 176 (5.76%) Software Engineer
6 147 (4.81%) Senior Developer
7 146 (4.78%) Analyst
8 124 (4.06%) Architect
9 115 (3.77%) C++ Developer
10 113 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 102 (3.34%) Test Engineer
12 94 (3.08%) Administrator
13 92 (3.01%) Python/Django Developer
14 91 (2.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 90 (2.95%) Consultant
15 90 (2.95%) Linux Engineer
16 89 (2.92%) Software Developer
17 69 (2.26%) Applications Support
18 68 (2.23%) Django Developer
19 67 (2.19%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (15.20%) HTML
2 369 (12.09%) CSS
3 324 (10.61%) Django
4 294 (9.63%) Web Services
5 234 (7.66%) XML
6 175 (5.73%) .NET
7 171 (5.60%) JSON
8 169 (5.54%) HTML5
9 152 (4.98%) jQuery
10 144 (4.72%) RESTful
11 141 (4.62%) AngularJS
12 132 (4.32%) REST
13 107 (3.50%) CSS3
14 96 (3.14%) Ruby on Rails
15 91 (2.98%) Spring
16 74 (2.42%) J2EE
17 68 (2.23%) LAMP
18 67 (2.19%) Hibernate
19 56 (1.83%) XSLT
20 53 (1.74%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 307 (10.06%) Open Source
2 226 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
3 137 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 116 (3.80%) Derivative
5 98 (3.21%) Visualisation
6 97 (3.18%) Fixed Income
7 83 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 75 (2.46%) Mathematics
9 73 (2.39%) Algorithms
10 62 (2.03%) Clustering
11 57 (1.87%) Statistics
12 54 (1.77%) User Experience
13 48 (1.57%) Equities
14 43 (1.41%) Client/Server
15 42 (1.38%) Mobile App
16 33 (1.08%) Data Structures
17 32 (1.05%) Physics
18 30 (0.98%) Digital Media
19 28 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
20 26 (0.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1453 (47.59%) Linux
2 646 (21.16%) UNIX
3 399 (13.07%) Windows
4 169 (5.54%) CentOS
5 160 (5.24%) Ubuntu
6 145 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 114 (3.73%) Mac OS X
8 65 (2.13%) Android
9 49 (1.60%) Solaris
9 49 (1.60%) Debian
10 45 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 43 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (1.15%) AIX
13 27 (0.88%) Windows 7
14 25 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 20 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
15 20 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.52%) SUSE
17 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1207 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (19.95%) DevOps
3 492 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
4 402 (13.17%) Configuration Management
5 393 (12.87%) OO
6 361 (11.82%) Scrum
7 355 (11.63%) TDD
8 350 (11.46%) Software Engineering
9 222 (7.27%) Web Development
10 168 (5.50%) Analytics
11 140 (4.59%) Load Balancing
12 134 (4.39%) BDD
13 125 (4.09%) E-Commerce
14 123 (4.03%) Release Management
14 123 (4.03%) Kanban
15 122 (4.00%) Test Automation
16 121 (3.96%) OOP
17 116 (3.80%) Multithreading
18 112 (3.67%) MVC
19 110 (3.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1135 (37.18%) Java
2 982 (32.17%) Ruby
3 740 (24.24%) Perl
4 653 (21.39%) SQL
5 581 (19.03%) JavaScript
6 532 (17.43%) C++
7 453 (14.84%) PHP
8 452 (14.81%) Bash Shell
9 300 (9.83%) C#
10 286 (9.37%) Shell Script
11 257 (8.42%) C
12 214 (7.01%) Scala
13 98 (3.21%) PowerShell
14 89 (2.92%) R
15 78 (2.55%) VBA
16 45 (1.47%) Korn
17 43 (1.41%) MATLAB
17 43 (1.41%) PL/SQL
18 31 (1.02%) VB
19 29 (0.95%) Jython
Qualifications
1 259 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 167 (5.47%) Degree
3 116 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 104 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 43 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (1.21%) PhD
7 34 (1.11%) CCNA
8 29 (0.95%) VCP4
9 26 (0.85%) ISEB
10 19 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 15 (0.49%) CCNP
12 14 (0.46%) Sun Certification
13 10 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.29%) OCPJP
15 8 (0.26%) RHCT
16 7 (0.23%) CISSP
16 7 (0.23%) BC Cleared
17 6 (0.20%) RHCE
17 6 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 4 (0.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (5.83%) QA
2 10 (0.33%) SLA
2 10 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.066%) SNOMED CT
5 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.066%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.066%) MiFID
6 1 (0.033%) JTAG
6 1 (0.033%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.033%) COBIT
System Software
1 133 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (2.06%) Docker
3 54 (1.77%) vCloud
4 46 (1.51%) Active Directory
5 42 (1.38%) vSphere
5 42 (1.38%) Varnish
6 37 (1.21%) HDFS
7 25 (0.82%) NFS
8 23 (0.75%) KVM
9 21 (0.69%) Xen
10 19 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.56%) Sendmail
13 16 (0.52%) VMware ESX
14 14 (0.46%) XenServer
15 13 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 13 (0.43%) Apache Flume
15 13 (0.43%) Samba
16 12 (0.39%) VirtualBox
17 11 (0.36%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 585 (19.16%) Puppet
2 428 (14.02%) Opscode Chef
3 216 (7.08%) Nagios
4 179 (5.86%) Ansible
5 115 (3.77%) Salt
6 77 (2.52%) Graphite
7 74 (2.42%) ZABBIX
8 57 (1.87%) Vagrant
9 56 (1.83%) Cobbler
10 36 (1.18%) Cacti
11 34 (1.11%) collectd
12 26 (0.85%) Opsview
13 25 (0.82%) Kibana
14 22 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
15 21 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (0.66%) CFEngine
16 20 (0.66%) Tivoli
17 19 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
18 18 (0.59%) SELinux
18 18 (0.59%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 349 (11.43%) Oracle
2 242 (7.93%) Red Hat
3 236 (7.73%) VMware
4 119 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 102 (3.34%) Splunk
6 64 (2.10%) Cisco
7 62 (2.03%) Google
8 60 (1.97%) IBM
9 55 (1.80%) Rackspace
10 52 (1.70%) Perforce
11 44 (1.44%) Sybase
12 43 (1.41%) New Relic
13 42 (1.38%) Tableau
14 40 (1.31%) SaltStack
15 39 (1.28%) HP
16 35 (1.15%) TIBCO
17 33 (1.08%) F5
18 30 (0.98%) Zend
19 25 (0.82%) AppDynamics
19 25 (0.82%) Juniper
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 per day + Flexibility
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago