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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 70 86 169
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +83
Contract jobs citing Python 1364 1127 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.61% 2.34% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.06% 5.91% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 831 413
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 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.78 £28.10 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £50.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
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
19322 19076 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.97% 39.55% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12584 12304 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £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 391 507 688
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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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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 +1 889 £475 - 281
South East +66 172 £345 -9.21% 76
East of England +16 71 £339 +19.91% 60
North West +42 68 £375 +21.75% 27
South West -41 49 £425 +41.66% 42
North East - 42 £388 - 5
Yorkshire -15 31 £325 -19.80% 28
East Midlands +22 21 £350 - 9
West Midlands -8 13 £425 -15.00% 5
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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 1206 (46.47%) Linux
2 940 (36.22%) Java
3 838 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
4 649 (25.01%) Ruby
5 634 (24.43%) Perl
6 601 (23.16%) UNIX
7 595 (22.93%) SQL
8 557 (21.46%) C++
9 545 (21.00%) JavaScript
10 421 (16.22%) TDD
11 415 (15.99%) PHP
12 414 (15.95%) HTML
13 386 (14.87%) Bash Shell
14 378 (14.57%) Oracle
15 365 (14.07%) DevOps
16 362 (13.95%) Puppet
17 356 (13.72%) C#
17 356 (13.72%) Scrum
18 351 (13.53%) Finance
19 348 (13.41%) Windows
20 347 (13.37%) OO
21 337 (12.99%) Git (software)
22 332 (12.79%) CSS
23 328 (12.64%) MySQL
24 311 (11.98%) Software Engineering
25 307 (11.83%) Django
26 304 (11.71%) Web Services
27 292 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
28 269 (10.37%) Apache
29 266 (10.25%) Banking

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 269 (10.37%) Apache
2 114 (4.39%) WebSphere
3 102 (3.93%) WebLogic
4 95 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 84 (3.24%) Node.js
6 72 (2.77%) nginx
7 55 (2.12%) IIS
7 55 (2.12%) OpenStack
8 47 (1.81%) Apache Pig
9 30 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 28 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
11 26 (1.00%) CMS
11 26 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
11 26 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 25 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
13 24 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
14 23 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
15 19 (0.73%) ArcGIS
16 17 (0.66%) SAS
17 15 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 67 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.46%) MS Office
2 12 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.42%) MS Project
4 7 (0.27%) SPSS
5 5 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Maya
6 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.077%) Gephi
7 2 (0.077%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.077%) Mingle
7 2 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.039%) Houdini
8 1 (0.039%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.039%) CATIA
8 1 (0.039%) Windchill
8 1 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 36 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (0.81%) Documaker
4 16 (0.62%) ResourceLink
5 14 (0.54%) Oracle FAH
6 10 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
8 5 (0.19%) Magento
9 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Ubix
9 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.12%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.12%) RMDS
11 2 (0.077%) LabWindows
12 1 (0.039%) Misys Midas
12 1 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
12 1 (0.039%) Murex MxG2000
12 1 (0.039%) Tridion
12 1 (0.039%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 194 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (1.66%) Amazon S3
4 37 (1.43%) SaaS
5 35 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (0.89%) Google App Engine
7 17 (0.66%) GitHub
8 16 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.42%) PaaS
9 11 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
9 11 (0.42%) IaaS
10 8 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
11 7 (0.27%) ElastiCache
11 7 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.19%) Heroku
13 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.077%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.077%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 206 (7.94%) HTTP
2 128 (4.93%) Internet
3 100 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 81 (3.12%) SSL
5 72 (2.77%) Firewall
6 65 (2.50%) DNS
7 52 (2.00%) SAN
8 50 (1.93%) Multicast
9 46 (1.77%) LDAP
10 26 (1.00%) SSH
11 24 (0.92%) HTTPS
12 21 (0.81%) SNMP
13 18 (0.69%) NAS
13 18 (0.69%) WAN
14 17 (0.66%) Intranet
15 16 (0.62%) LAN
15 16 (0.62%) DVB
15 16 (0.62%) BGP
16 15 (0.58%) Network Security
16 15 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (12.64%) MySQL
2 181 (6.97%) NoSQL
3 173 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 144 (5.55%) Big Data
5 127 (4.89%) SQL Server
5 127 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
6 122 (4.70%) Hadoop
6 122 (4.70%) MongoDB
7 88 (3.39%) Oracle Database
8 82 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 64 (2.47%) Apache Hive
10 56 (2.16%) RDBMS
11 47 (1.81%) Redis
12 38 (1.46%) Oracle Exadata
13 37 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
14 35 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (1.19%) Data Mining
16 30 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
17 26 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
18 25 (0.96%) Riak
Development Applications
1 337 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 245 (9.44%) Subversion
3 202 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 129 (4.97%) JIRA
5 88 (3.39%) Selenium
6 79 (3.04%) Maven
7 74 (2.85%) Hudson
7 74 (2.85%) Cucumber
8 52 (2.00%) Ant
9 45 (1.73%) WebDriver
10 34 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (1.16%) Jasmine
11 30 (1.16%) ClearCase
12 29 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 28 (1.08%) JUnit
14 23 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 22 (0.85%) Eclipse
15 22 (0.85%) jMock
16 21 (0.81%) Visual Studio
16 21 (0.81%) JBehave
General
1 351 (13.53%) Finance
2 266 (10.25%) Banking
3 195 (7.51%) Front Office
4 183 (7.05%) Investment Banking
5 77 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.62%) Games
7 54 (2.08%) Publishing
8 38 (1.46%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.39%) Legal
10 31 (1.19%) Marketing
11 30 (1.16%) Billing
12 28 (1.08%) Retail
13 27 (1.04%) Electronics
14 24 (0.92%) Back Office
15 19 (0.73%) Manufacturing
15 19 (0.73%) Advertising
16 10 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.27%) Automotive
18 6 (0.23%) French Language
19 4 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 1196 (46.09%) Developer
2 490 (18.88%) Python Developer
3 181 (6.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 150 (5.78%) Software Engineer
5 148 (5.70%) Java Developer
6 141 (5.43%) C++ Developer
7 135 (5.20%) Analyst
8 113 (4.35%) Python/Django Developer
9 111 (4.28%) Senior Developer
10 98 (3.78%) Architect
11 86 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
12 85 (3.28%) Administrator
13 71 (2.74%) Test Engineer
14 70 (2.70%) Tester
15 69 (2.66%) Consultant
16 63 (2.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 63 (2.43%) Applications Support
17 62 (2.39%) Support Engineer
18 59 (2.27%) Software Developer
19 58 (2.24%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (15.95%) HTML
2 332 (12.79%) CSS
3 307 (11.83%) Django
4 304 (11.71%) Web Services
5 253 (9.75%) XML
6 198 (7.63%) .NET
7 161 (6.20%) HTML5
8 151 (5.82%) JSON
9 148 (5.70%) jQuery
10 118 (4.55%) REST
11 109 (4.20%) Middleware
12 101 (3.89%) LAMP
13 91 (3.51%) CSS3
14 89 (3.43%) Spring
15 85 (3.28%) RESTful
16 83 (3.20%) AngularJS
17 77 (2.97%) WebSphere MQ
18 69 (2.66%) SOAP
19 67 (2.58%) Ajax
20 63 (2.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 246 (9.48%) Open Source
2 190 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 170 (6.55%) Computer Science
4 147 (5.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 119 (4.59%) Visualisation
6 116 (4.47%) Derivative
7 102 (3.93%) Fixed Income
8 69 (2.66%) Clustering
9 63 (2.43%) Equities
10 55 (2.12%) Mathematics
11 50 (1.93%) User Experience
12 44 (1.70%) Hedge funds
13 39 (1.50%) STB
14 36 (1.39%) Statistics
15 32 (1.23%) Digital Media
15 32 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
16 31 (1.19%) Mobile App
17 29 (1.12%) Management Information System
17 29 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
18 26 (1.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1206 (46.47%) Linux
2 601 (23.16%) UNIX
3 348 (13.41%) Windows
4 188 (7.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 159 (6.13%) CentOS
6 120 (4.62%) Ubuntu
7 99 (3.82%) Mac OS X
8 57 (2.20%) Solaris
9 54 (2.08%) Android
10 49 (1.89%) Debian
11 48 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (1.46%) Apple iOS
14 37 (1.43%) SELinux
15 34 (1.31%) AIX
16 33 (1.27%) Windows 7
17 31 (1.19%) Windows XP
18 15 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
19 13 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
20 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (16.22%) TDD
3 365 (14.07%) DevOps
4 356 (13.72%) Scrum
5 347 (13.37%) OO
6 311 (11.98%) Software Engineering
7 292 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
8 211 (8.13%) Web Development
9 199 (7.67%) BDD
10 196 (7.55%) Configuration Management
11 132 (5.09%) Analytics
12 120 (4.62%) Responsive Web Design
13 117 (4.51%) Unit Testing
14 114 (4.39%) SOA
15 107 (4.12%) E-Commerce
16 98 (3.78%) Pair Programming
17 95 (3.66%) Low Latency
18 94 (3.62%) Kanban
19 92 (3.55%) Test Automation
20 83 (3.20%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 940 (36.22%) Java
2 649 (25.01%) Ruby
3 634 (24.43%) Perl
4 595 (22.93%) SQL
5 557 (21.46%) C++
6 545 (21.00%) JavaScript
7 415 (15.99%) PHP
8 386 (14.87%) Bash Shell
9 356 (13.72%) C#
10 229 (8.82%) C
11 216 (8.32%) Scala
12 195 (7.51%) Shell Script
13 70 (2.70%) PL/SQL
14 68 (2.62%) R
15 61 (2.35%) PowerShell
16 50 (1.93%) Jython
17 41 (1.58%) VBA
18 38 (1.46%) XQuery
19 34 (1.31%) Korn
20 32 (1.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 205 (7.90%) Degree
2 118 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 65 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 49 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 29 (1.12%) ISEB
6 19 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 19 (0.73%) PhD
7 17 (0.66%) CISSP
8 12 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.27%) CCNA
11 6 (0.23%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.19%) LPIC
12 5 (0.19%) CCIE
12 5 (0.19%) RHCE
13 4 (0.15%) CEH
14 3 (0.12%) CCENT
14 3 (0.12%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.24%) QA
2 23 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.54%) SLA
5 7 (0.27%) Basel III
6 6 (0.23%) GPG13
7 5 (0.19%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.077%) Basel II
8 2 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.077%) JTAG
9 1 (0.039%) HL7
9 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.039%) TickIT
9 1 (0.039%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.039%) DO-160
System Software
1 88 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
3 51 (1.97%) vCloud
4 34 (1.31%) Active Directory
5 26 (1.00%) Varnish
6 22 (0.85%) NFS
7 17 (0.66%) VMware Server
8 16 (0.62%) VMware ESX
8 16 (0.62%) Xen
9 14 (0.54%) Docker
10 13 (0.50%) Snort
11 10 (0.39%) Samba
12 9 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (0.31%) vSphere
14 7 (0.27%) NDS
14 7 (0.27%) HDFS
15 6 (0.23%) KVM
15 6 (0.23%) Shibboleth
15 6 (0.23%) qmail
15 6 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 362 (13.95%) Puppet
2 249 (9.60%) Opscode Chef
3 162 (6.24%) Nagios
4 61 (2.35%) Salt
5 49 (1.89%) Cacti
6 48 (1.85%) ZABBIX
6 48 (1.85%) Ansible
7 41 (1.58%) ITRS Geneos
8 32 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
9 28 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Management
10 26 (1.00%) Zenoss
11 24 (0.92%) Vagrant
12 23 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 15 (0.58%) Kibana
13 15 (0.58%) Opsview
14 13 (0.50%) BladeLogic
14 13 (0.50%) Graylog2
15 12 (0.46%) SCOM
16 11 (0.42%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.42%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 378 (14.57%) Oracle
2 255 (9.83%) Red Hat
3 159 (6.13%) VMware
4 99 (3.82%) IBM
4 99 (3.82%) Microsoft
5 87 (3.35%) Splunk
6 54 (2.08%) Remedy
7 45 (1.73%) Google
8 41 (1.58%) TIBCO
9 40 (1.54%) Rackspace
10 38 (1.46%) Sybase
11 37 (1.43%) Cisco
12 36 (1.39%) HP
13 32 (1.23%) SAP
14 30 (1.16%) New Relic
14 30 (1.16%) webMethods
14 30 (1.16%) Software AG
15 28 (1.08%) Percona
15 28 (1.08%) Reuters
15 28 (1.08%) Zend
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago