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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 68 86 164
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +78
Contract jobs citing Python 1320 1121 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.64% 2.31% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.07% 5.87% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 796 421
Average daily rate
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£426 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.27% +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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.69 £20.00 £26.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
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
18664 19105 20193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.28% 39.36% 37.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12054 12170 12275
Average daily rate £398 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £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 372 517 749
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.50 £18.00
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 886 £475 - 309
South East +42 156 £350 -6.66% 73
North West +48 79 £425 +37.98% 21
East of England +2 56 £339 +32.84% 78
South West -24 50 £405 +26.36% 27
Yorkshire -9 32 £300 -20.05% 18
North East -2 24 £388 +89.02% 6
East Midlands +29 21 £350 - 13
West Midlands -7 9 £350 -30.00% 8
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1115 (45.60%) Linux
2 923 (37.75%) Java
3 645 (26.38%) Perl
4 605 (24.74%) Ruby
5 583 (23.84%) SQL
6 546 (22.33%) UNIX
7 536 (21.92%) C++
8 516 (21.10%) JavaScript
9 480 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
10 410 (16.77%) PHP
11 389 (15.91%) HTML
12 386 (15.79%) Oracle
13 370 (15.13%) Bash Shell
14 368 (15.05%) TDD
15 353 (14.44%) OO
16 352 (14.40%) Finance
17 351 (14.36%) C#
18 345 (14.11%) DevOps
19 343 (14.03%) Puppet
20 339 (13.87%) Windows
21 330 (13.50%) Scrum
22 327 (13.37%) MySQL
23 319 (13.05%) Web Services
24 311 (12.72%) CSS
25 302 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
26 299 (12.23%) Git (software)
27 293 (11.98%) Software Engineering
28 270 (11.04%) Django
29 258 (10.55%) Banking
30 256 (10.47%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 236 (9.65%) Apache
2 106 (4.34%) WebSphere
3 92 (3.76%) WebLogic
4 88 (3.60%) Tomcat
5 80 (3.27%) Node.js
6 64 (2.62%) nginx
7 55 (2.25%) IIS
8 48 (1.96%) Apache Pig
9 47 (1.92%) OpenStack
10 30 (1.23%) CMS
11 28 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
12 27 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 27 (1.10%) ArcGIS
13 23 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
14 21 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
15 20 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 20 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
17 17 (0.70%) Drupal
18 16 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 61 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.45%) MS Office
3 9 (0.37%) SPSS
4 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.25%) MS Project
6 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.082%) CATIA
8 2 (0.082%) Windchill
8 2 (0.082%) Maya
8 2 (0.082%) Gephi
8 2 (0.082%) Mingle
8 2 (0.082%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.041%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.041%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 30 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.65%) Documaker
4 14 (0.57%) ResourceLink
5 10 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
6 8 (0.33%) Magento
7 7 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.12%) RMDS
9 3 (0.12%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.082%) LabWindows
10 2 (0.082%) IntelliMatch
11 1 (0.041%) Tridion
11 1 (0.041%) Murex MxG2000
11 1 (0.041%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.041%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 182 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (4.83%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
4 36 (1.47%) Amazon S3
5 33 (1.35%) SaaS
6 25 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (0.94%) Google App Engine
8 20 (0.82%) GitHub
9 14 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
10 10 (0.41%) PaaS
11 8 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
12 7 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (0.29%) ElastiCache
13 6 (0.25%) IaaS
14 4 (0.16%) Heroku
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
16 2 (0.082%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 157 (6.42%) HTTP
2 114 (4.66%) Internet
3 100 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 70 (2.86%) Firewall
5 62 (2.54%) SSL
6 55 (2.25%) SAN
6 55 (2.25%) Multicast
7 47 (1.92%) DNS
8 45 (1.84%) LDAP
9 26 (1.06%) SSH
10 22 (0.90%) WAN
11 21 (0.86%) SNMP
12 20 (0.82%) DVB
12 20 (0.82%) BGP
12 20 (0.82%) LAN
13 18 (0.74%) NAS
13 18 (0.74%) HTTPS
14 17 (0.70%) Intranet
15 16 (0.65%) SMTP
16 13 (0.53%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (13.37%) MySQL
2 183 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 162 (6.63%) Relational Database
4 147 (6.01%) Big Data
5 138 (5.64%) SQL Server
6 134 (5.48%) MongoDB
7 126 (5.15%) Hadoop
8 109 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
9 85 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 72 (2.94%) Oracle Database
11 67 (2.74%) Apache Hive
12 58 (2.37%) RDBMS
13 44 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
14 37 (1.51%) Data Mining
14 37 (1.51%) Redis
15 36 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
16 29 (1.19%) Riak
16 29 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
17 26 (1.06%) CouchDB
18 24 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 299 (12.23%) Git (software)
2 225 (9.20%) Subversion
3 214 (8.75%) Jenkins
4 135 (5.52%) JIRA
5 85 (3.48%) Selenium
6 84 (3.44%) Maven
7 79 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 74 (3.03%) Hudson
9 61 (2.49%) Ant
10 47 (1.92%) WebDriver
11 36 (1.47%) TeamCity
12 34 (1.39%) JUnit
13 32 (1.31%) Visual Studio
14 29 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (1.10%) JBehave
16 25 (1.02%) Mercurial
17 24 (0.98%) ClearCase
17 24 (0.98%) Eclipse
18 18 (0.74%) JMeter
18 18 (0.74%) Gerrit
General
1 352 (14.40%) Finance
2 258 (10.55%) Banking
3 195 (7.98%) Front Office
4 178 (7.28%) Investment Banking
5 72 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 47 (1.92%) Games
7 45 (1.84%) Publishing
8 33 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.27%) Marketing
10 27 (1.10%) Electronics
11 26 (1.06%) Legal
12 25 (1.02%) Billing
13 24 (0.98%) Back Office
14 20 (0.82%) Retail
15 18 (0.74%) Manufacturing
16 16 (0.65%) Advertising
17 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.37%) Law
19 6 (0.25%) French Language
20 4 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1104 (45.15%) Developer
2 447 (18.28%) Python Developer
3 177 (7.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 142 (5.81%) C++ Developer
5 140 (5.73%) Analyst
6 135 (5.52%) Software Engineer
7 134 (5.48%) Java Developer
8 105 (4.29%) Architect
9 95 (3.89%) Senior Developer
10 92 (3.76%) Python/Django Developer
11 86 (3.52%) Administrator
12 82 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
13 78 (3.19%) Tester
14 68 (2.78%) Test Engineer
15 62 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
16 59 (2.41%) Applications Support
17 57 (2.33%) Support Engineer
17 57 (2.33%) Consultant
18 55 (2.25%) Software Developer
18 55 (2.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (15.91%) HTML
2 319 (13.05%) Web Services
3 311 (12.72%) CSS
4 270 (11.04%) Django
5 244 (9.98%) XML
6 200 (8.18%) .NET
7 170 (6.95%) HTML5
8 156 (6.38%) jQuery
9 148 (6.05%) JSON
10 115 (4.70%) REST
11 99 (4.05%) Middleware
12 97 (3.97%) LAMP
13 91 (3.72%) Spring
14 87 (3.56%) AngularJS
15 82 (3.35%) CSS3
16 78 (3.19%) SOAP
17 72 (2.94%) RESTful
18 71 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
19 67 (2.74%) Ajax
20 53 (2.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 256 (10.47%) Open Source
2 163 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 134 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 122 (4.99%) Derivative
5 112 (4.58%) Fixed Income
6 99 (4.05%) Visualisation
7 63 (2.58%) Clustering
8 59 (2.41%) Equities
9 53 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
10 43 (1.76%) Mathematics
11 42 (1.72%) Hedge funds
12 38 (1.55%) Statistics
13 37 (1.51%) STB
14 34 (1.39%) Credit Risk
15 31 (1.27%) Management Information System
16 30 (1.23%) GIS
16 30 (1.23%) Mobile App
17 27 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
17 27 (1.10%) Digital Media
17 27 (1.10%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1115 (45.60%) Linux
2 546 (22.33%) UNIX
3 339 (13.87%) Windows
4 185 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 150 (6.13%) CentOS
6 107 (4.38%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.29%) Mac OS X
8 55 (2.25%) Solaris
8 55 (2.25%) Debian
9 51 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (2.04%) Android
11 41 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 40 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 39 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 37 (1.51%) Windows 7
15 35 (1.43%) SELinux
16 28 (1.15%) AIX
17 16 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
18 12 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (15.05%) TDD
3 353 (14.44%) OO
4 345 (14.11%) DevOps
5 330 (13.50%) Scrum
6 302 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
7 293 (11.98%) Software Engineering
8 192 (7.85%) BDD
8 192 (7.85%) Web Development
9 167 (6.83%) Configuration Management
10 132 (5.40%) Analytics
11 109 (4.46%) Unit Testing
12 108 (4.42%) SOA
13 105 (4.29%) Responsive Web Design
14 95 (3.89%) E-Commerce
15 92 (3.76%) Pair Programming
16 90 (3.68%) OOP
17 89 (3.64%) Test Automation
18 88 (3.60%) Kanban
19 87 (3.56%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 923 (37.75%) Java
2 645 (26.38%) Perl
3 605 (24.74%) Ruby
4 583 (23.84%) SQL
5 536 (21.92%) C++
6 516 (21.10%) JavaScript
7 410 (16.77%) PHP
8 370 (15.13%) Bash Shell
9 351 (14.36%) C#
10 223 (9.12%) C
11 193 (7.89%) Scala
12 184 (7.53%) Shell Script
13 93 (3.80%) PL/SQL
14 64 (2.62%) R
15 61 (2.49%) PowerShell
16 41 (1.68%) VBA
17 39 (1.60%) Jython
18 34 (1.39%) Groovy
19 32 (1.31%) PHP5
20 31 (1.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 218 (8.92%) Degree
2 104 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 62 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.51%) ISEB
6 26 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 20 (0.82%) PhD
8 15 (0.61%) CISSP
9 11 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.20%) CCNA
13 5 (0.20%) RHCE
13 5 (0.20%) CCIE
13 5 (0.20%) LPIC
14 4 (0.16%) CEH
15 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.12%) MCSE
15 3 (0.12%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.52%) QA
2 20 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 18 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.70%) SLA
5 9 (0.37%) Basel III
6 6 (0.25%) GPG13
6 6 (0.25%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.082%) JTAG
8 2 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.082%) Basel II
8 2 (0.082%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.041%) DO-160
9 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 82 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
3 50 (2.04%) vCloud
4 32 (1.31%) Active Directory
5 26 (1.06%) Varnish
6 18 (0.74%) NFS
7 17 (0.70%) VMware Server
8 15 (0.61%) Xen
9 14 (0.57%) Snort
9 14 (0.57%) VMware ESX
10 12 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (0.41%) Samba
12 8 (0.33%) Docker
12 8 (0.33%) KVM
13 7 (0.29%) vSphere
13 7 (0.29%) NDS
13 7 (0.29%) qmail
14 6 (0.25%) Squid
14 6 (0.25%) Sendmail
14 6 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 343 (14.03%) Puppet
2 229 (9.37%) Opscode Chef
3 148 (6.05%) Nagios
4 58 (2.37%) Salt
5 57 (2.33%) ZABBIX
6 53 (2.17%) Cacti
7 42 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
8 39 (1.60%) Ansible
9 32 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
11 22 (0.90%) Zenoss
12 20 (0.82%) Vagrant
13 18 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 13 (0.53%) BladeLogic
15 12 (0.49%) Kibana
16 10 (0.41%) Tivoli
16 10 (0.41%) Control-M
16 10 (0.41%) Oozie
16 10 (0.41%) Graylog2
16 10 (0.41%) Opsview
Vendors
1 386 (15.79%) Oracle
2 245 (10.02%) Red Hat
3 155 (6.34%) VMware
4 88 (3.60%) IBM
4 88 (3.60%) Microsoft
5 83 (3.39%) Splunk
6 47 (1.92%) Remedy
7 42 (1.72%) Google
7 42 (1.72%) TIBCO
7 42 (1.72%) HP
7 42 (1.72%) Rackspace
8 38 (1.55%) Cisco
9 34 (1.39%) Perforce
9 34 (1.39%) Sybase
10 30 (1.23%) SAP
11 28 (1.15%) New Relic
12 26 (1.06%) JBoss
12 26 (1.06%) Software AG
12 26 (1.06%) webMethods
12 26 (1.06%) Reuters
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £190 - £200 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £24 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARM Technology
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago