The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 67 85 164
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +79
Contract jobs citing Python 1297 1044 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.63% 2.24% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.04% 5.78% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 715 416
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 £288
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 16 29 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% -2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £20.00 £22.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.20 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-29.57% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18415 18050 19396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.33% 38.72% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11983 11402 11811
Average daily rate £390 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 384 515 749
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.45 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Python
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 867 £475 +1.06% 302
South East +43 154 £350 -7.89% 71
Yorkshire +28 64 £248 -25.00% 20
South West 0 64 £400 +24.88% 31
North West +47 63 £485 +57.46% 15
East of England -28 52 £388 +15.67% 73
East Midlands +3 12 £350 - 14
West Midlands -1 11 £350 - 9
North East -16 5 £300 +46.34% 16
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1040 (45.22%) Linux
2 873 (37.96%) Java
3 637 (27.70%) Perl
4 566 (24.61%) Ruby
5 559 (24.30%) SQL
6 525 (22.83%) UNIX
7 522 (22.70%) C++
8 481 (20.91%) JavaScript
9 447 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
10 391 (17.00%) PHP
11 384 (16.70%) Oracle
12 371 (16.13%) HTML
13 345 (15.00%) Bash Shell
14 337 (14.65%) OO
15 333 (14.48%) TDD
16 331 (14.39%) Finance
17 330 (14.35%) DevOps
18 325 (14.13%) Puppet
19 323 (14.04%) C#
20 306 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
21 304 (13.22%) Windows
22 301 (13.09%) Web Services
23 300 (13.04%) MySQL
24 297 (12.91%) Scrum
25 289 (12.57%) CSS
26 269 (11.70%) Git (software)
26 269 (11.70%) Software Engineering
27 254 (11.04%) Django
28 247 (10.74%) Banking
29 235 (10.22%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 219 (9.52%) Apache
2 98 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 81 (3.52%) WebLogic
4 80 (3.48%) Tomcat
5 76 (3.30%) Node.js
6 58 (2.52%) nginx
7 55 (2.39%) IIS
8 48 (2.09%) Apache Pig
9 43 (1.87%) OpenStack
10 29 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (1.17%) CMS
12 21 (0.91%) SAS
13 19 (0.83%) ArcGIS
13 19 (0.83%) Drupal
13 19 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
15 16 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
16 15 (0.65%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 58 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.48%) SPSS
3 10 (0.43%) MS Office
4 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.13%) CATIA
6 3 (0.13%) Windchill
7 2 (0.087%) Mingle
7 2 (0.087%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.087%) Gephi
7 2 (0.087%) Maya
7 2 (0.087%) MS Project
8 1 (0.043%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.043%) Houdini
8 1 (0.043%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.57%) ResourceLink
4 10 (0.43%) Documaker
5 9 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
6 7 (0.30%) Magento
7 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.13%) RMDS
8 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.043%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.043%) LabWindows
9 1 (0.043%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.043%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 173 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (4.78%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (1.39%) SaaS
5 30 (1.30%) Amazon S3
6 24 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (0.91%) Google App Engine
8 20 (0.87%) GitHub
9 13 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (0.48%) PaaS
11 10 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
13 7 (0.30%) ElastiCache
14 6 (0.26%) IaaS
15 4 (0.17%) Heroku
16 3 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
16 3 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
17 2 (0.087%) Office 365
17 2 (0.087%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 140 (6.09%) HTTP
2 103 (4.48%) Internet
3 95 (4.13%) TCP/IP
4 62 (2.70%) Firewall
5 51 (2.22%) SSL
6 50 (2.17%) SAN
7 48 (2.09%) Multicast
8 47 (2.04%) DNS
9 44 (1.91%) LDAP
10 26 (1.13%) SSH
11 23 (1.00%) WAN
12 22 (0.96%) LAN
13 21 (0.91%) DVB
14 19 (0.83%) BGP
14 19 (0.83%) SNMP
15 15 (0.65%) SMTP
16 13 (0.57%) Intranet
16 13 (0.57%) NAS
17 12 (0.52%) Ethernet
18 11 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (13.04%) MySQL
2 172 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 166 (7.22%) Relational Database
4 140 (6.09%) Big Data
5 136 (5.91%) SQL Server
6 127 (5.52%) MongoDB
7 125 (5.43%) Hadoop
8 94 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
9 79 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 68 (2.96%) Oracle Database
11 65 (2.83%) Apache Hive
12 60 (2.61%) RDBMS
13 43 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (1.74%) Data Mining
15 36 (1.57%) Redis
16 34 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
17 30 (1.30%) Riak
18 27 (1.17%) CouchDB
19 25 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
19 25 (1.09%) HBase
Development Applications
1 269 (11.70%) Git (software)
2 204 (8.87%) Subversion
3 202 (8.78%) Jenkins
4 132 (5.74%) JIRA
5 85 (3.70%) Maven
6 72 (3.13%) Selenium
7 66 (2.87%) Hudson
8 65 (2.83%) Cucumber
9 63 (2.74%) Ant
10 42 (1.83%) WebDriver
11 40 (1.74%) TeamCity
12 34 (1.48%) JUnit
13 33 (1.43%) Visual Studio
14 27 (1.17%) Eclipse
14 27 (1.17%) JBehave
15 26 (1.13%) Mercurial
16 23 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (1.00%) ClearCase
17 17 (0.74%) JMeter
18 16 (0.70%) Gerrit
General
1 331 (14.39%) Finance
2 247 (10.74%) Banking
3 204 (8.87%) Front Office
4 167 (7.26%) Investment Banking
5 65 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 48 (2.09%) Publishing
7 45 (1.96%) Games
8 29 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 29 (1.26%) Marketing
9 26 (1.13%) Electronics
10 24 (1.04%) Back Office
11 22 (0.96%) Legal
12 18 (0.78%) Retail
12 18 (0.78%) Advertising
13 17 (0.74%) Billing
14 16 (0.70%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.35%) Law
17 6 (0.26%) French Language
18 3 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1035 (45.00%) Developer
2 428 (18.61%) Python Developer
3 172 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 138 (6.00%) Analyst
5 136 (5.91%) C++ Developer
6 131 (5.70%) Java Developer
7 116 (5.04%) Software Engineer
8 97 (4.22%) Architect
9 90 (3.91%) Senior Developer
10 86 (3.74%) Python/Django Developer
11 81 (3.52%) Administrator
12 76 (3.30%) Tester
12 76 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
13 61 (2.65%) Test Engineer
14 58 (2.52%) Systems Administrator
15 56 (2.43%) Consultant
15 56 (2.43%) Applications Support
16 52 (2.26%) Software Developer
17 48 (2.09%) Linux Administrator
18 44 (1.91%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (16.13%) HTML
2 301 (13.09%) Web Services
3 289 (12.57%) CSS
4 254 (11.04%) Django
5 233 (10.13%) XML
6 179 (7.78%) .NET
7 170 (7.39%) HTML5
8 160 (6.96%) jQuery
9 125 (5.43%) JSON
10 92 (4.00%) REST
11 90 (3.91%) LAMP
12 86 (3.74%) Middleware
13 85 (3.70%) Spring
14 77 (3.35%) AngularJS
15 69 (3.00%) CSS3
16 65 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
17 62 (2.70%) SOAP
18 58 (2.52%) XSLT
19 56 (2.43%) RESTful
20 50 (2.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 235 (10.22%) Open Source
2 165 (7.17%) Computer Science
3 132 (5.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 126 (5.48%) Derivative
5 105 (4.57%) Fixed Income
6 95 (4.13%) Visualisation
7 65 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
8 60 (2.61%) Clustering
9 59 (2.57%) Equities
10 45 (1.96%) Mathematics
11 41 (1.78%) Statistics
12 40 (1.74%) Hedge funds
13 36 (1.57%) STB
14 35 (1.52%) Credit Risk
15 29 (1.26%) Management Information System
16 28 (1.22%) Mobile App
17 27 (1.17%) IPTV
18 24 (1.04%) DTV
18 24 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
18 24 (1.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1040 (45.22%) Linux
2 525 (22.83%) UNIX
3 304 (13.22%) Windows
4 178 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 134 (5.83%) CentOS
6 99 (4.30%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.43%) Debian
8 49 (2.13%) Solaris
9 45 (1.96%) Android
10 44 (1.91%) Mac OS X
11 43 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (1.70%) Apple iOS
13 38 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (1.65%) Windows XP
14 33 (1.43%) SELinux
15 32 (1.39%) Windows 7
16 22 (0.96%) AIX
17 15 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
18 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (14.65%) OO
3 333 (14.48%) TDD
4 330 (14.35%) DevOps
5 306 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
6 297 (12.91%) Scrum
7 269 (11.70%) Software Engineering
8 186 (8.09%) Web Development
9 174 (7.57%) BDD
10 160 (6.96%) Configuration Management
11 127 (5.52%) Analytics
12 104 (4.52%) Unit Testing
13 102 (4.43%) Responsive Web Design
14 94 (4.09%) SOA
15 91 (3.96%) OOP
16 86 (3.74%) Test Automation
17 85 (3.70%) Low Latency
18 84 (3.65%) Kanban
19 83 (3.61%) E-Commerce
20 79 (3.43%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 873 (37.96%) Java
2 637 (27.70%) Perl
3 566 (24.61%) Ruby
4 559 (24.30%) SQL
5 522 (22.70%) C++
6 481 (20.91%) JavaScript
7 391 (17.00%) PHP
8 345 (15.00%) Bash Shell
9 323 (14.04%) C#
10 204 (8.87%) C
11 184 (8.00%) Scala
12 165 (7.17%) Shell Script
13 92 (4.00%) PL/SQL
14 63 (2.74%) R
15 55 (2.39%) PowerShell
16 44 (1.91%) VBA
17 36 (1.57%) Groovy
18 29 (1.26%) Korn
19 28 (1.22%) PHP5
19 28 (1.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 212 (9.22%) Degree
2 97 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 55 (2.39%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.78%) ISEB
5 37 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.91%) PhD
8 13 (0.57%) CISSP
9 12 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.17%) CCIE
12 4 (0.17%) LPIC
13 3 (0.13%) OCPJP
13 3 (0.13%) CCENT
13 3 (0.13%) MCSE
13 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.13%) RHCE
14 2 (0.087%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.35%) QA
2 20 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.61%) SLA
4 12 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.35%) Basel III
6 6 (0.26%) CRD IV
7 4 (0.17%) GPG13
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.087%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.087%) JTAG
10 1 (0.043%) DO-160
10 1 (0.043%) Basel II
System Software
1 79 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
3 44 (1.91%) vCloud
4 30 (1.30%) Active Directory
5 27 (1.17%) Varnish
6 18 (0.78%) NFS
7 17 (0.74%) VMware Server
7 17 (0.74%) Xen
8 14 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 14 (0.61%) Snort
9 12 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 11 (0.48%) Samba
11 10 (0.43%) KVM
12 8 (0.35%) vSphere
13 7 (0.30%) NDS
13 7 (0.30%) qmail
14 6 (0.26%) Squid
14 6 (0.26%) Sendmail
14 6 (0.26%) XenServer
15 5 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 325 (14.13%) Puppet
2 213 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
3 143 (6.22%) Nagios
4 53 (2.30%) Salt
5 50 (2.17%) Cacti
6 49 (2.13%) ZABBIX
7 40 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
8 35 (1.52%) Ansible
9 34 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (0.87%) Zenoss
11 18 (0.78%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
12 14 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 12 (0.52%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.52%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.43%) Oozie
15 9 (0.39%) Opsview
15 9 (0.39%) Cobbler
16 8 (0.35%) Control-M
16 8 (0.35%) Kibana
Vendors
1 384 (16.70%) Oracle
2 227 (9.87%) Red Hat
3 141 (6.13%) VMware
4 83 (3.61%) IBM
5 77 (3.35%) Splunk
6 75 (3.26%) Microsoft
7 45 (1.96%) HP
8 43 (1.87%) Rackspace
9 42 (1.83%) TIBCO
10 38 (1.65%) Perforce
10 38 (1.65%) Google
10 38 (1.65%) Cisco
11 37 (1.61%) Sybase
12 36 (1.57%) Remedy
13 27 (1.17%) SAP
13 27 (1.17%) JBoss
13 27 (1.17%) Tableau
14 24 (1.04%) webMethods
15 23 (1.00%) Reuters
15 23 (1.00%) Software AG
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £240 - £250 Per Day NB. shifts of 4 days on/off
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £500 - £700 per month
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day Contract Length: 5 months
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago