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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 66 89 169
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +80
Contract jobs citing Python 1463 1081 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.75% 2.25% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.40% 5.72% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 809 409
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 14
Average hourly rate £31.00 £36.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% -0.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.54 £30.00 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -4.60%
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
19771 18905 19499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.22% 39.39% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13246 12352 11762
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 510 668
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +4 912 £475 -5.00% 296
South East +56 184 £350 -6.66% 129
East of England +16 84 £338 +12.50% 92
North East - 65 £410 - 12
North West +33 61 £375 +21.35% 26
South West -15 61 £450 +50.00% 56
Yorkshire -11 44 £340 -15.10% 29
East Midlands - 28 £425 - 3
West Midlands -3 16 £400 -3.03% 5
Midlands - 1 - -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1303 (48.26%) Linux
2 972 (36.00%) Java
3 936 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
4 752 (27.85%) Ruby
5 642 (23.78%) UNIX
6 627 (23.22%) Perl
7 587 (21.74%) SQL
8 584 (21.63%) JavaScript
9 579 (21.44%) C++
10 445 (16.48%) HTML
11 435 (16.11%) PHP
12 428 (15.85%) TDD
13 413 (15.30%) Bash Shell
14 406 (15.04%) Puppet
15 402 (14.89%) Git (software)
16 400 (14.81%) DevOps
17 383 (14.19%) Scrum
18 371 (13.74%) Oracle
19 361 (13.37%) Django
20 355 (13.15%) Finance
21 350 (12.96%) CSS
22 343 (12.70%) Windows
23 341 (12.63%) OO
24 325 (12.04%) Software Engineering
25 321 (11.89%) C#
26 318 (11.78%) MySQL
27 311 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
28 305 (11.30%) Opscode Chef
29 289 (10.70%) Web Services
30 276 (10.22%) Subversion

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 264 (9.78%) Apache
2 117 (4.33%) WebSphere
3 99 (3.67%) WebLogic
3 99 (3.67%) Node.js
4 97 (3.59%) Tomcat
5 73 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 59 (2.19%) nginx
7 54 (2.00%) IIS
8 48 (1.78%) Apache Pig
9 30 (1.11%) Confluence
10 28 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
11 27 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 26 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
13 24 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 24 (0.89%) Apache Spark
14 23 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
14 23 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
14 23 (0.85%) ArcGIS
15 21 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 68 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.59%) MS Project
3 15 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.26%) MS Office
4 7 (0.26%) SPSS
5 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.11%) Maya
7 2 (0.074%) Mingle
7 2 (0.074%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.074%) Gephi
7 2 (0.074%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.037%) MotionBuilder
8 1 (0.037%) HumanIK
8 1 (0.037%) MODO
8 1 (0.037%) Weka
8 1 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.037%) Houdini
8 1 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 36 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (0.78%) Documaker
4 16 (0.59%) ResourceLink
5 15 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.52%) Oracle FAH
7 10 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
8 8 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.19%) Magento
10 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 3 (0.11%) Front Arena
11 3 (0.11%) RMDS
12 2 (0.074%) LabWindows
13 1 (0.037%) assyst
13 1 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
13 1 (0.037%) Misys Midas
13 1 (0.037%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 209 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 40 (1.48%) SaaS
5 36 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.63%) Google App Engine
8 16 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
9 15 (0.56%) PaaS
10 14 (0.52%) IaaS
11 13 (0.48%) GitHub
12 9 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (0.33%) Heroku
13 8 (0.30%) ElastiCache
13 8 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
14 5 (0.19%) Route 53
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 217 (8.04%) HTTP
2 132 (4.89%) Internet
3 112 (4.15%) TCP/IP
4 96 (3.56%) SSL
5 75 (2.78%) DNS
6 63 (2.33%) Firewall
7 49 (1.81%) LDAP
8 48 (1.78%) SAN
9 42 (1.56%) Multicast
10 24 (0.89%) HTTPS
11 23 (0.85%) NAS
12 22 (0.81%) WAN
13 21 (0.78%) SMTP
14 20 (0.74%) LAN
15 18 (0.67%) SSH
16 17 (0.63%) Network Security
16 17 (0.63%) DHCP
17 16 (0.59%) SNMP
17 16 (0.59%) Intranet
18 15 (0.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (11.78%) MySQL
2 204 (7.56%) NoSQL
3 201 (7.44%) Relational Database
4 153 (5.67%) MongoDB
5 151 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
5 151 (5.59%) Big Data
6 129 (4.78%) Hadoop
7 109 (4.04%) SQL Server
8 102 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 78 (2.89%) Oracle Database
10 68 (2.52%) RDBMS
11 65 (2.41%) Apache Hive
12 47 (1.74%) Redis
13 43 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
14 34 (1.26%) Data Mining
14 34 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
15 32 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
16 29 (1.07%) CouchDB
17 28 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 402 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 276 (10.22%) Subversion
3 254 (9.41%) Jenkins
4 132 (4.89%) JIRA
5 101 (3.74%) Selenium
6 86 (3.19%) Maven
7 81 (3.00%) Hudson
8 74 (2.74%) Cucumber
9 67 (2.48%) Ant
10 44 (1.63%) ClearCase
11 38 (1.41%) Jasmine
12 36 (1.33%) WebDriver
13 28 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 28 (1.04%) JUnit
14 27 (1.00%) jMock
15 24 (0.89%) TeamCity
16 23 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
18 21 (0.78%) PHPUnit
19 20 (0.74%) Apache Ivy
General
1 355 (13.15%) Finance
2 272 (10.07%) Banking
3 185 (6.85%) Investment Banking
4 174 (6.44%) Front Office
5 78 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 71 (2.63%) Games
7 57 (2.11%) Publishing
8 41 (1.52%) Legal
9 40 (1.48%) Financial Institution
10 37 (1.37%) Marketing
11 36 (1.33%) Electronics
11 36 (1.33%) Retail
12 31 (1.15%) Billing
13 24 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.78%) Advertising
15 16 (0.59%) Back Office
16 12 (0.44%) Automotive
17 6 (0.22%) French Language
18 4 (0.15%) Law
18 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1259 (46.63%) Developer
2 487 (18.04%) Python Developer
3 195 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 163 (6.04%) Software Engineer
5 160 (5.93%) Java Developer
6 149 (5.52%) C++ Developer
7 140 (5.19%) Senior Developer
8 131 (4.85%) Analyst
9 129 (4.78%) Python/Django Developer
10 119 (4.41%) Architect
11 83 (3.07%) Consultant
11 83 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
12 74 (2.74%) Administrator
12 74 (2.74%) Test Engineer
13 68 (2.52%) Applications Support
13 68 (2.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 66 (2.44%) Tester
15 64 (2.37%) Web Developer
16 61 (2.26%) Software Developer
16 61 (2.26%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (16.48%) HTML
2 361 (13.37%) Django
3 350 (12.96%) CSS
4 289 (10.70%) Web Services
5 238 (8.81%) XML
6 177 (6.56%) HTML5
7 171 (6.33%) .NET
7 171 (6.33%) JSON
8 156 (5.78%) jQuery
9 115 (4.26%) RESTful
10 112 (4.15%) REST
10 112 (4.15%) Middleware
11 107 (3.96%) CSS3
12 102 (3.78%) Spring
13 95 (3.52%) LAMP
14 87 (3.22%) AngularJS
15 86 (3.19%) WebSphere MQ
16 75 (2.78%) Ajax
17 61 (2.26%) SOAP
18 59 (2.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 273 (10.11%) Open Source
2 190 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (5.74%) Computer Science
4 129 (4.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 118 (4.37%) Visualisation
6 116 (4.30%) Derivative
7 105 (3.89%) Fixed Income
8 98 (3.63%) Algorithms
9 67 (2.48%) Clustering
10 59 (2.19%) User Experience
11 57 (2.11%) Mathematics
12 53 (1.96%) Equities
13 43 (1.59%) Hedge funds
14 38 (1.41%) Data Structures
15 35 (1.30%) STB
16 34 (1.26%) Mobile App
17 33 (1.22%) Statistics
18 31 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
19 30 (1.11%) Digital Media
20 27 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1303 (48.26%) Linux
2 642 (23.78%) UNIX
3 343 (12.70%) Windows
4 176 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 164 (6.07%) CentOS
6 127 (4.70%) Ubuntu
7 116 (4.30%) Mac OS X
8 56 (2.07%) Solaris
9 51 (1.89%) Android
10 50 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (1.81%) Debian
12 45 (1.67%) AIX
13 42 (1.56%) SELinux
14 41 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 37 (1.37%) Apple iOS
16 36 (1.33%) Windows 7
17 29 (1.07%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
19 13 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
20 11 (0.41%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (15.85%) TDD
3 400 (14.81%) DevOps
4 383 (14.19%) Scrum
5 341 (12.63%) OO
6 325 (12.04%) Software Engineering
7 311 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
8 252 (9.33%) Configuration Management
9 241 (8.93%) Web Development
10 184 (6.81%) BDD
11 138 (5.11%) Analytics
12 131 (4.85%) Responsive Web Design
13 116 (4.30%) SOA
14 111 (4.11%) Kanban
15 109 (4.04%) Unit Testing
15 109 (4.04%) E-Commerce
16 99 (3.67%) Test Automation
17 98 (3.63%) Pair Programming
18 97 (3.59%) Mentoring
19 96 (3.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 972 (36.00%) Java
2 752 (27.85%) Ruby
3 627 (23.22%) Perl
4 587 (21.74%) SQL
5 584 (21.63%) JavaScript
6 579 (21.44%) C++
7 435 (16.11%) PHP
8 413 (15.30%) Bash Shell
9 321 (11.89%) C#
10 238 (8.81%) C
11 233 (8.63%) Scala
12 215 (7.96%) Shell Script
13 70 (2.59%) R
14 66 (2.44%) PL/SQL
15 61 (2.26%) PowerShell
16 49 (1.81%) Jython
17 39 (1.44%) XQuery
18 34 (1.26%) VBA
19 30 (1.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 29 (1.07%) VB
Qualifications
1 196 (7.26%) Degree
2 138 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 67 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 50 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.04%) ISEB
6 23 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 18 (0.67%) CISSP
7 18 (0.67%) PhD
8 14 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.30%) CCNA
11 8 (0.30%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.22%) CCIE
13 5 (0.19%) RHCE
13 5 (0.19%) OCPJP
13 5 (0.19%) LPIC
13 5 (0.19%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.15%) CEH
14 4 (0.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.48%) QA
2 25 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.67%) SLA
5 6 (0.22%) GPG13
6 2 (0.074%) Basel III
6 2 (0.074%) JTAG
6 2 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.074%) Basel II
6 2 (0.074%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.037%) COBIT
7 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.037%) TickIT
7 1 (0.037%) DO-160
7 1 (0.037%) HL7
System Software
1 101 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
3 58 (2.15%) vCloud
4 32 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 24 (0.89%) Docker
6 23 (0.85%) NFS
6 23 (0.85%) VMware ESX
7 20 (0.74%) Varnish
8 17 (0.63%) VMware Server
9 16 (0.59%) Xen
10 13 (0.48%) vSphere
10 13 (0.48%) Snort
11 10 (0.37%) Samba
12 9 (0.33%) Firmware
12 9 (0.33%) HDFS
13 8 (0.30%) Apache Flume
13 8 (0.30%) Sendmail
14 7 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.26%) KVM
15 6 (0.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 406 (15.04%) Puppet
2 305 (11.30%) Opscode Chef
3 167 (6.19%) Nagios
4 63 (2.33%) Ansible
4 63 (2.33%) Salt
5 54 (2.00%) ZABBIX
6 46 (1.70%) Cacti
7 42 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
8 31 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (1.15%) Zenoss
9 30 (1.11%) Vagrant
10 28 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
11 22 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 20 (0.74%) Opsview
13 19 (0.70%) Kibana
14 17 (0.63%) Graylog2
15 16 (0.59%) Cobbler
16 13 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 13 (0.48%) BladeLogic
17 12 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 371 (13.74%) Oracle
2 247 (9.15%) Red Hat
3 163 (6.04%) VMware
4 106 (3.93%) Microsoft
5 102 (3.78%) IBM
6 83 (3.07%) Splunk
7 56 (2.07%) Remedy
8 45 (1.67%) Google
9 43 (1.59%) Zend
10 39 (1.44%) Rackspace
10 39 (1.44%) Sybase
11 36 (1.33%) SAP
11 36 (1.33%) webMethods
12 35 (1.30%) TIBCO
12 35 (1.30%) Software AG
13 32 (1.19%) Cisco
13 32 (1.19%) HP
13 32 (1.19%) New Relic
14 31 (1.15%) Perforce
15 27 (1.00%) Percona
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Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £250 to £450 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £600 per day
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
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Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
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Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day + Benefits
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