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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 58 93 145
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +52
Contract jobs citing Python 1560 955 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.15% 2.04% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.28% 5.35% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 696 394
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 21 24
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.50 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
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
18849 17849 16993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.02% 38.12% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13036 11536 10558
Average daily rate £400 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 519 695
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +14 919 £500 +11.11% 193
South East +67 231 £335 -5.96% 85
South West +41 105 £448 +62.72% 27
Yorkshire +31 105 £350 +16.66% 11
East of England +23 92 £350 +16.66% 44
North West +17 44 £450 +3.44% 16
North East +5 36 £490 - 4
West Midlands +3 13 £425 +9.67% 6
East Midlands +18 12 £550 +77.41% 3
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1379 (47.39%) Linux
2 1093 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1079 (37.08%) Java
4 906 (31.13%) Ruby
5 686 (23.57%) Perl
6 643 (22.10%) SQL
7 613 (21.07%) UNIX
8 579 (19.90%) JavaScript
9 577 (19.83%) C++
10 519 (17.84%) DevOps
11 490 (16.84%) Puppet
12 486 (16.70%) Git (software)
13 476 (16.36%) HTML
14 448 (15.40%) PHP
15 432 (14.85%) Bash Shell
16 421 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
17 398 (13.68%) TDD
18 387 (13.30%) Opscode Chef
19 385 (13.23%) Scrum
20 378 (12.99%) OO
21 367 (12.61%) Oracle
21 367 (12.61%) CSS
22 358 (12.30%) Jenkins
23 355 (12.20%) Finance
24 353 (12.13%) Windows
25 351 (12.06%) Subversion
26 345 (11.86%) Django
27 344 (11.82%) Software Engineering
28 323 (11.10%) MySQL
29 318 (10.93%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 299 (10.27%) Apache
2 137 (4.71%) Node.js
3 114 (3.92%) OpenStack
4 92 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 75 (2.58%) WebSphere
6 73 (2.51%) nginx
7 68 (2.34%) WebLogic
8 63 (2.16%) Apache Spark
9 46 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (1.27%) Apache Pig
11 36 (1.24%) Confluence
12 27 (0.93%) IIS
12 27 (0.93%) CMS
13 26 (0.89%) ArcGIS
14 25 (0.86%) SAS
14 25 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
15 23 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
15 23 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
16 22 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 20 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 79 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.76%) MS Office
3 17 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
3 17 (0.58%) MS Project
4 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.17%) SPSS
6 4 (0.14%) Maya
6 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.10%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.069%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.069%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.034%) Simulink
9 1 (0.034%) Houdini
9 1 (0.034%) MODO
9 1 (0.034%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.034%) Weka
Business Applications
1 26 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.62%) Documaker
4 13 (0.45%) ResourceLink
4 13 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
5 12 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
6 8 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.069%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.069%) Magento
8 2 (0.069%) RMDS
8 2 (0.069%) LabWindows
8 2 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.034%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.034%) Summit
9 1 (0.034%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.034%) assyst
9 1 (0.034%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.034%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 235 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
3 67 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (1.75%) Amazon S3
5 36 (1.24%) PaaS
6 31 (1.07%) SaaS
7 30 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.96%) Heroku
9 26 (0.89%) GitHub
10 22 (0.76%) IaaS
11 19 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (0.41%) Engine Yard
14 11 (0.38%) Google App Engine
15 10 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
16 8 (0.27%) Route 53
17 7 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
18 6 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
19 4 (0.14%) ElastiCache
19 4 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 186 (6.39%) HTTP
2 142 (4.88%) Internet
3 135 (4.64%) TCP/IP
4 108 (3.71%) DNS
5 100 (3.44%) SSL
6 71 (2.44%) Firewall
7 47 (1.62%) LDAP
8 46 (1.58%) SAN
9 37 (1.27%) NAS
10 28 (0.96%) DHCP
11 24 (0.82%) Network Security
11 24 (0.82%) Multicast
12 23 (0.79%) LAN
13 22 (0.76%) BGP
14 21 (0.72%) SMTP
14 21 (0.72%) VLAN
15 20 (0.69%) VPN
15 20 (0.69%) HTTPS
15 20 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (11.10%) MySQL
2 247 (8.49%) NoSQL
3 232 (7.97%) MongoDB
4 212 (7.29%) Relational Database
5 211 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
6 194 (6.67%) Hadoop
7 189 (6.49%) Big Data
8 128 (4.40%) SQL Server
9 124 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 81 (2.78%) RDBMS
11 76 (2.61%) Apache Hive
12 68 (2.34%) Redis
12 68 (2.34%) Oracle Database
13 63 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
14 43 (1.48%) CouchDB
15 39 (1.34%) Riak
16 36 (1.24%) HBase
17 32 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
18 30 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
19 29 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 486 (16.70%) Git (software)
2 358 (12.30%) Jenkins
3 351 (12.06%) Subversion
4 145 (4.98%) JIRA
5 120 (4.12%) Selenium
6 114 (3.92%) Maven
7 85 (2.92%) Cucumber
8 83 (2.85%) ClearCase
9 82 (2.82%) Hudson
10 78 (2.68%) Ant
11 56 (1.92%) JUnit
12 54 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 43 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 43 (1.48%) Jasmine
14 36 (1.24%) Eclipse
15 35 (1.20%) WebDriver
16 33 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
16 33 (1.13%) TeamCity
17 32 (1.10%) GoogleTest
18 29 (1.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 355 (12.20%) Finance
2 292 (10.03%) Banking
3 186 (6.39%) Investment Banking
4 153 (5.26%) Front Office
5 90 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 83 (2.85%) Games
7 72 (2.47%) Publishing
8 45 (1.55%) Legal
9 44 (1.51%) Electronics
10 43 (1.48%) Marketing
11 37 (1.27%) Retail
12 31 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 30 (1.03%) Law
14 24 (0.82%) Billing
15 19 (0.65%) Automotive
15 19 (0.65%) Advertising
16 17 (0.58%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.27%) Back Office
18 7 (0.24%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1343 (46.15%) Developer
2 423 (14.54%) Python Developer
3 269 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 180 (6.19%) Software Engineer
5 170 (5.84%) Java Developer
6 158 (5.43%) Senior Developer
7 149 (5.12%) C++ Developer
8 122 (4.19%) Architect
9 115 (3.95%) Analyst
10 109 (3.75%) Test Engineer
11 108 (3.71%) Python/Django Developer
12 93 (3.20%) Consultant
13 85 (2.92%) Software Developer
14 84 (2.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 79 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
16 78 (2.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 69 (2.37%) PHP Developer
18 67 (2.30%) Web Developer
19 66 (2.27%) Administrator
20 61 (2.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (16.36%) HTML
2 367 (12.61%) CSS
3 345 (11.86%) Django
4 274 (9.42%) Web Services
5 231 (7.94%) XML
6 199 (6.84%) .NET
7 182 (6.25%) HTML5
8 170 (5.84%) JSON
9 163 (5.60%) jQuery
10 140 (4.81%) REST
11 124 (4.26%) RESTful
12 117 (4.02%) CSS3
13 116 (3.99%) AngularJS
14 102 (3.51%) Middleware
15 100 (3.44%) Spring
16 89 (3.06%) LAMP
17 80 (2.75%) Ruby on Rails
18 72 (2.47%) Ajax
19 65 (2.23%) Hibernate
20 63 (2.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 274 (9.42%) Open Source
2 195 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (5.05%) Computer Science
4 108 (3.71%) Derivative
5 93 (3.20%) Visualisation
6 91 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 84 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 84 (2.89%) Algorithms
8 66 (2.27%) Mathematics
9 64 (2.20%) Clustering
9 64 (2.20%) User Experience
10 45 (1.55%) Statistics
11 42 (1.44%) Equities
11 42 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 40 (1.37%) Client/Server
13 38 (1.31%) Hedge funds
14 34 (1.17%) Mobile App
15 31 (1.07%) Digital Media
16 25 (0.86%) GIS
16 25 (0.86%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1379 (47.39%) Linux
2 613 (21.07%) UNIX
3 353 (12.13%) Windows
4 173 (5.95%) CentOS
5 153 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 142 (4.88%) Ubuntu
7 105 (3.61%) Mac OS X
8 55 (1.89%) Debian
9 52 (1.79%) Solaris
10 49 (1.68%) Android
11 46 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (1.58%) AIX
12 40 (1.37%) Windows 7
13 30 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 29 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 25 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
17 16 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
17 16 (0.55%) Windows XP
18 15 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (17.84%) DevOps
3 421 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
4 398 (13.68%) TDD
5 385 (13.23%) Scrum
6 378 (12.99%) OO
7 344 (11.82%) Software Engineering
8 305 (10.48%) Configuration Management
9 229 (7.87%) Web Development
10 162 (5.57%) BDD
11 150 (5.15%) Analytics
12 137 (4.71%) E-Commerce
13 125 (4.30%) Load Balancing
13 125 (4.30%) Kanban
14 124 (4.26%) Test Automation
15 120 (4.12%) Responsive Web Design
16 112 (3.85%) Release Management
17 107 (3.68%) SOA
18 104 (3.57%) MVC
19 102 (3.51%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1079 (37.08%) Java
2 906 (31.13%) Ruby
3 686 (23.57%) Perl
4 643 (22.10%) SQL
5 579 (19.90%) JavaScript
6 577 (19.83%) C++
7 448 (15.40%) PHP
8 432 (14.85%) Bash Shell
9 318 (10.93%) C#
10 265 (9.11%) C
11 259 (8.90%) Shell Script
12 237 (8.14%) Scala
13 84 (2.89%) PowerShell
14 68 (2.34%) VBA
15 63 (2.16%) PL/SQL
16 61 (2.10%) R
17 40 (1.37%) Jython
18 38 (1.31%) VB
19 37 (1.27%) XQuery
20 26 (0.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 217 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 176 (6.05%) Degree
3 101 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 82 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 33 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (1.07%) PhD
7 28 (0.96%) ISEB
8 24 (0.82%) CCNA
9 22 (0.76%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.41%) CCNP
11 11 (0.38%) CISSP
11 11 (0.38%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.31%) RHCT
13 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.24%) RHCE
14 7 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.21%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.21%) CCIE
15 6 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.15%) QA
2 23 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.48%) SLA
5 6 (0.21%) GPG13
6 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.069%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.069%) Basel II
7 2 (0.069%) Basel III
8 1 (0.034%) JTAG
8 1 (0.034%) DO-160
8 1 (0.034%) HL7
8 1 (0.034%) TickIT
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.034%) COBIT
System Software
1 120 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (2.03%) vCloud
3 46 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
4 39 (1.34%) Varnish
5 38 (1.31%) Docker
6 32 (1.10%) Active Directory
7 28 (0.96%) vSphere
8 25 (0.86%) NFS
8 25 (0.86%) VMware ESX
9 23 (0.79%) HDFS
10 20 (0.69%) Xen
11 17 (0.58%) KVM
11 17 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.45%) Firmware
13 12 (0.41%) Sendmail
14 11 (0.38%) Shibboleth
15 8 (0.27%) Apache Flume
15 8 (0.27%) Hyper-V
16 7 (0.24%) Postfix
16 7 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 490 (16.84%) Puppet
2 387 (13.30%) Opscode Chef
3 194 (6.67%) Nagios
4 126 (4.33%) Ansible
5 84 (2.89%) Salt
6 66 (2.27%) ZABBIX
7 61 (2.10%) Graphite
8 46 (1.58%) Cacti
9 38 (1.31%) Cobbler
9 38 (1.31%) Vagrant
10 33 (1.13%) SELinux
11 26 (0.89%) Opsview
12 25 (0.86%) Zenoss
13 24 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
13 24 (0.82%) Kibana
13 24 (0.82%) collectd
14 23 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
16 18 (0.62%) Graylog2
16 18 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 367 (12.61%) Oracle
2 229 (7.87%) Red Hat
3 197 (6.77%) VMware
4 134 (4.60%) Microsoft
5 84 (2.89%) Splunk
6 72 (2.47%) IBM
7 54 (1.86%) Google
7 54 (1.86%) Rackspace
8 50 (1.72%) Cisco
9 46 (1.58%) Perforce
10 42 (1.44%) Remedy
10 42 (1.44%) Zend
11 32 (1.10%) Sybase
11 32 (1.10%) SAP
12 31 (1.07%) HP
12 31 (1.07%) webMethods
12 31 (1.07%) SaltStack
13 30 (1.03%) New Relic
13 30 (1.03%) Software AG
14 26 (0.89%) F5
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 550-650pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £Excellent Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £250 per day for 12 months
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month contract - Closing date 5th January
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago