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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 60 70 91
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +21
Contract jobs citing Python 1558 1230 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.06% 2.52% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.95% 6.68% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 884 645
Average daily rate
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£450 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 29
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% -0.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
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
19589 18407 17069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.45% 37.76% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13338 12112 10707
Average daily rate £400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 401 563
Average hourly rate £37.45 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 +10 953 £475 - 379
South East +28 228 £375 -6.25% 117
North West +16 91 £425 -9.81% 37
East of England +30 84 £388 +1.63% 89
Yorkshire -16 74 £400 +56.86% 31
South West -3 57 £399 -0.31% 39
West Midlands +25 34 £375 +7.14% 12
North East -5 22 £445 +27.14% 11
East Midlands +5 14 £525 +50.00% 9
Midlands - 1 £250 - 1
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1459 (47.11%) Linux
2 1109 (35.81%) Java
3 1055 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
4 794 (25.64%) Perl
5 766 (24.73%) Ruby
6 672 (21.70%) UNIX
7 661 (21.34%) SQL
8 610 (19.70%) Puppet
9 605 (19.54%) DevOps
10 596 (19.24%) JavaScript
11 530 (17.11%) Git (software)
12 495 (15.98%) Continuous Integration
13 489 (15.79%) C++
14 480 (15.50%) Bash Shell
15 478 (15.43%) Opscode Chef
15 478 (15.43%) Finance
16 477 (15.40%) Amazon AWS
17 475 (15.34%) Jenkins
18 452 (14.59%) Windows
19 448 (14.47%) Configuration Management
20 416 (13.43%) Oracle
21 362 (11.69%) PHP
22 357 (11.53%) HTML
23 349 (11.27%) TDD
23 349 (11.27%) Banking
24 331 (10.69%) MySQL
25 317 (10.24%) Web Services
26 306 (9.88%) OO
27 302 (9.75%) Open Source
28 299 (9.65%) VMware

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 249 (8.04%) Apache
2 155 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 154 (4.97%) OpenStack
4 143 (4.62%) Node.js
5 92 (2.97%) WebSphere
6 88 (2.84%) IIS
7 81 (2.62%) nginx
8 80 (2.58%) Confluence
9 78 (2.52%) JBoss
10 52 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
11 43 (1.39%) WebLogic
12 42 (1.36%) Apache Spark
13 41 (1.32%) SAS
14 33 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
15 29 (0.94%) CMS
16 25 (0.81%) Apache Pig
17 23 (0.74%) Drupal
18 20 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
18 20 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 17 (0.55%) MQSeries
Applications
1 58 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (0.48%) MS Office
4 13 (0.42%) Maya
5 11 (0.36%) SPSS
6 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.16%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.097%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.097%) MS Project
8 3 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.065%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.065%) Maple
9 2 (0.065%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.065%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.065%) MODO
10 1 (0.032%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.032%) Weka
10 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (0.48%) Front Arena
1 15 (0.48%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.29%) Odoo
2 9 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.16%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.13%) Magento
5 3 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.065%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.065%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.065%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.065%) Documaker
6 2 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.032%) Unica
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.032%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.032%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 477 (15.40%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
4 66 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (1.94%) IaaS
6 45 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 45 (1.45%) Heroku
7 40 (1.29%) GitHub
8 39 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (1.26%) PaaS
9 26 (0.84%) SaaS
10 24 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.45%) Google App Engine
13 13 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 8 (0.26%) Route 53
16 6 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 161 (5.20%) Firewall
2 158 (5.10%) HTTP
3 133 (4.29%) Internet
4 132 (4.26%) DNS
5 130 (4.20%) TCP/IP
6 110 (3.55%) SSL
7 91 (2.94%) LDAP
8 65 (2.10%) LAN
9 58 (1.87%) VPN
10 55 (1.78%) SAN
11 49 (1.58%) WAN
12 38 (1.23%) DHCP
13 30 (0.97%) SMTP
14 28 (0.90%) Multicast
15 27 (0.87%) Wireless
16 26 (0.84%) Wireshark
17 23 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (0.74%) Kerberos
17 23 (0.74%) NAS
18 22 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (10.69%) MySQL
2 272 (8.78%) MongoDB
3 249 (8.04%) Relational Database
4 224 (7.23%) SQL Server
5 219 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
6 209 (6.75%) Hadoop
7 197 (6.36%) NoSQL
8 156 (5.04%) Big Data
9 123 (3.97%) RDBMS
10 97 (3.13%) Redis
11 84 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 64 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
13 60 (1.94%) Data Mining
14 49 (1.58%) Oracle Database
15 46 (1.49%) Apache Hive
16 45 (1.45%) HBase
17 39 (1.26%) DB2
18 37 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.68%) QlikView
20 19 (0.61%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 530 (17.11%) Git (software)
2 475 (15.34%) Jenkins
3 289 (9.33%) Subversion
4 219 (7.07%) JIRA
5 158 (5.10%) Maven
6 118 (3.81%) Selenium
7 114 (3.68%) Ant
8 86 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 84 (2.71%) Hudson
10 72 (2.32%) TeamCity
10 72 (2.32%) JUnit
11 65 (2.10%) ClearCase
12 54 (1.74%) Cucumber
13 51 (1.65%) Mercurial
14 50 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 49 (1.58%) Gerrit
16 45 (1.45%) Eclipse
17 39 (1.26%) Gradle
18 36 (1.16%) Artifactory
19 34 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 478 (15.43%) Finance
2 349 (11.27%) Banking
3 234 (7.56%) Investment Banking
4 225 (7.27%) Front Office
5 92 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 58 (1.87%) Publishing
7 54 (1.74%) Games
8 53 (1.71%) Retail
9 36 (1.16%) Marketing
10 28 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.87%) Electronics
12 24 (0.77%) Legal
13 20 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.61%) Advertising
15 11 (0.36%) Military
15 11 (0.36%) Back Office
16 10 (0.32%) French Language
17 8 (0.26%) Billing
18 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 1228 (39.65%) Developer
2 437 (14.11%) Python Developer
3 359 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 214 (6.91%) Java Developer
5 175 (5.65%) Analyst
6 166 (5.36%) Administrator
7 134 (4.33%) Software Engineer
8 132 (4.26%) Architect
9 106 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
10 103 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 99 (3.20%) Senior Developer
12 97 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
13 95 (3.07%) C++ Developer
14 90 (2.91%) Consultant
15 78 (2.52%) Linux Administrator
16 76 (2.45%) Applications Support
16 76 (2.45%) Django Developer
17 74 (2.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 71 (2.29%) Python/Django Developer
19 69 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (11.53%) HTML
2 317 (10.24%) Web Services
3 293 (9.46%) Django
4 261 (8.43%) CSS
5 240 (7.75%) .NET
6 228 (7.36%) XML
7 161 (5.20%) AngularJS
8 153 (4.94%) HTML5
9 143 (4.62%) RESTful
10 141 (4.55%) REST
11 139 (4.49%) JSON
12 103 (3.33%) Spring
13 102 (3.29%) jQuery
14 83 (2.68%) CSS3
14 83 (2.68%) LAMP
15 75 (2.42%) J2EE
16 74 (2.39%) FIX Protocol
17 70 (2.26%) Middleware
18 69 (2.23%) Hibernate
19 66 (2.13%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 280 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (4.55%) Visualisation
3 138 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 115 (3.71%) Fixed Income
5 110 (3.55%) Derivative
6 73 (2.36%) User Experience
7 71 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 62 (2.00%) Algorithms
9 61 (1.97%) Mathematics
10 55 (1.78%) Equities
11 54 (1.74%) Statistics
12 49 (1.58%) Data Centre
13 46 (1.49%) Credit Risk
14 44 (1.42%) Hedge funds
15 42 (1.36%) Clustering
16 36 (1.16%) Mobile App
17 33 (1.07%) Data Structures
18 32 (1.03%) Replication
18 32 (1.03%) Physics
19 30 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1459 (47.11%) Linux
2 672 (21.70%) UNIX
3 452 (14.59%) Windows
4 221 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 153 (4.94%) CentOS
6 143 (4.62%) Ubuntu
7 82 (2.65%) Solaris
8 65 (2.10%) Android
9 59 (1.91%) Debian
10 54 (1.74%) Mac OS X
11 45 (1.45%) AIX
12 44 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (1.39%) Apple iOS
14 25 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (0.77%) Windows 7
16 17 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (0.52%) SUSE
18 15 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 14 (0.45%) Windows 8
20 13 (0.42%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1055 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (19.54%) DevOps
3 495 (15.98%) Continuous Integration
4 448 (14.47%) Configuration Management
5 349 (11.27%) TDD
6 306 (9.88%) OO
7 302 (9.75%) Open Source
8 283 (9.14%) Software Engineering
9 276 (8.91%) Scrum
10 185 (5.97%) Analytics
11 160 (5.17%) Web Development
12 147 (4.75%) SDLC
13 124 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 118 (3.81%) Unit Testing
15 117 (3.78%) BDD
16 114 (3.68%) ITIL
17 109 (3.52%) Multithreading
18 106 (3.42%) OOP
19 105 (3.39%) Release Management
20 103 (3.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1109 (35.81%) Java
2 794 (25.64%) Perl
3 766 (24.73%) Ruby
4 661 (21.34%) SQL
5 596 (19.24%) JavaScript
6 489 (15.79%) C++
7 480 (15.50%) Bash Shell
8 362 (11.69%) PHP
9 279 (9.01%) Shell Script
10 270 (8.72%) C#
11 230 (7.43%) C
12 159 (5.13%) R
13 151 (4.88%) Scala
14 145 (4.68%) PowerShell
15 79 (2.55%) VBA
16 61 (1.97%) Go
17 58 (1.87%) MATLAB
18 53 (1.71%) Groovy
19 38 (1.23%) Lua
20 37 (1.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 260 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 208 (6.72%) Degree
3 123 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 96 (3.10%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.03%) PhD
6 30 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (0.84%) CCNA
8 15 (0.48%) RHCE
9 14 (0.45%) Sun Certification
9 14 (0.45%) ISEB
10 13 (0.42%) OCPJP
11 10 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.19%) LPIC
12 6 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.19%) CCNP
13 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.13%) MCSE
15 3 (0.097%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (5.46%) QA
2 15 (0.48%) SLA
3 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.16%) COREP
4 5 (0.16%) FINREP
5 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.097%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.065%) MiFID
7 2 (0.065%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.032%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.032%) WCAG
8 1 (0.032%) JTAG
8 1 (0.032%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
System Software
1 172 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (4.29%) Docker
3 72 (2.32%) Active Directory
4 55 (1.78%) KVM
5 46 (1.49%) vCloud
6 44 (1.42%) vSphere
7 36 (1.16%) Varnish
8 32 (1.03%) QEMU
9 28 (0.90%) HDFS
10 25 (0.81%) Hyper-V
10 25 (0.81%) NFS
11 20 (0.65%) Samba
12 17 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.55%) XenServer
13 15 (0.48%) Firmware
14 13 (0.42%) Sendmail
15 12 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 11 (0.36%) Postfix
16 11 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 9 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 610 (19.70%) Puppet
2 478 (15.43%) Opscode Chef
3 213 (6.88%) Ansible
4 138 (4.46%) Nagios
5 109 (3.52%) Salt
6 101 (3.26%) Vagrant
7 63 (2.03%) ZABBIX
8 51 (1.65%) Graphite
9 44 (1.42%) Kibana
9 44 (1.42%) Zenoss
10 41 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
11 38 (1.23%) Cobbler
12 36 (1.16%) BladeLogic
13 34 (1.10%) StatsD
13 34 (1.10%) Rundeck
14 33 (1.07%) HAProxy
14 33 (1.07%) Tivoli
15 28 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
15 28 (0.90%) logstash
16 25 (0.81%) Control-M
Vendors
1 416 (13.43%) Oracle
2 299 (9.65%) VMware
3 282 (9.11%) Red Hat
4 140 (4.52%) Microsoft
5 111 (3.58%) Splunk
6 85 (2.74%) Tableau
7 69 (2.23%) Cisco
8 65 (2.10%) IBM
9 63 (2.03%) Google
10 62 (2.00%) HP
11 58 (1.87%) Sybase
12 55 (1.78%) Citrix
13 50 (1.61%) Perforce
13 50 (1.61%) New Relic
14 45 (1.45%) TIBCO
15 43 (1.39%) SaltStack
16 37 (1.19%) Sun
17 35 (1.13%) Atlassian
18 34 (1.10%) Teradata
19 32 (1.03%) Rackspace
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