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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 58 97 126
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +29
Contract jobs citing Python 1568 1011 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.10% 2.04% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.24% 5.46% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1061 708 492
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 20
Average hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.02 £24.00 £31.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £46.00 £51.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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
19023 18515 15928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.65% 37.33% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12526 12216 10008
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 434 579
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £18.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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 +17 933 £500 +5.26% 392
South East +39 259 £350 -9.67% 139
Yorkshire +30 107 £325 -7.14% 25
South West +25 86 £438 +20.68% 33
North West +29 73 £500 +42.85% 28
East of England +28 54 £338 - 73
North East +8 16 £370 +5.71% 5
West Midlands -2 15 £463 +71.29% 12
East Midlands - 15 £475 - 7
Midlands - 1 £250 -
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1405 (46.23%) Linux
2 1127 (37.08%) Java
3 1096 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
4 864 (28.43%) Ruby
5 740 (24.35%) Perl
6 665 (21.88%) SQL
7 615 (20.24%) UNIX
8 610 (20.07%) DevOps
9 591 (19.45%) Puppet
10 531 (17.47%) JavaScript
11 519 (17.08%) Git (software)
12 513 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
13 510 (16.78%) C++
14 488 (16.06%) Bash Shell
15 484 (15.93%) Amazon AWS
16 459 (15.10%) Opscode Chef
17 452 (14.87%) Jenkins
18 430 (14.15%) Windows
19 429 (14.12%) Configuration Management
20 409 (13.46%) Finance
21 403 (13.26%) PHP
22 397 (13.06%) Oracle
23 370 (12.18%) HTML
24 360 (11.85%) OO
25 328 (10.79%) Banking
26 325 (10.69%) Subversion
27 316 (10.40%) TDD
28 310 (10.20%) Web Services
29 300 (9.87%) MongoDB
30 299 (9.84%) Shell Script

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 288 (9.48%) Apache
2 170 (5.59%) OpenStack
3 148 (4.87%) Node.js
4 120 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 91 (2.99%) nginx
6 85 (2.80%) WebSphere
7 77 (2.53%) Apache Spark
8 67 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
8 67 (2.20%) IIS
9 65 (2.14%) JBoss
10 44 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 41 (1.35%) Confluence
12 36 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 36 (1.18%) SAS
13 29 (0.95%) Apache Pig
14 28 (0.92%) CMS
15 22 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
17 19 (0.63%) MQSeries
17 19 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 55 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.86%) MS Office
3 19 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.26%) Maya
5 7 (0.23%) SPSS
6 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.099%) MS Project
8 3 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.033%) Weka
9 1 (0.033%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.033%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 16 (0.53%) Front Arena
2 10 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.26%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.099%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.099%) Documaker
5 3 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.066%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.066%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.066%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.033%) Summit
7 1 (0.033%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.033%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.033%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.033%) Odoo
7 1 (0.033%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 484 (15.93%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
4 57 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 55 (1.81%) IaaS
6 53 (1.74%) PaaS
7 50 (1.65%) Heroku
8 45 (1.48%) Amazon S3
9 39 (1.28%) GitHub
10 37 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (0.72%) SaaS
13 19 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (0.56%) Engine Yard
15 14 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 13 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
16 13 (0.43%) Google App Engine
16 13 (0.43%) Google Analytics
17 11 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 162 (5.33%) Firewall
2 158 (5.20%) HTTP
3 156 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 148 (4.87%) Internet
5 147 (4.84%) DNS
6 115 (3.78%) SSL
7 63 (2.07%) LAN
8 59 (1.94%) LDAP
9 52 (1.71%) SAN
10 49 (1.61%) VPN
11 47 (1.55%) WAN
12 32 (1.05%) SMTP
12 32 (1.05%) VLAN
13 29 (0.95%) DHCP
13 29 (0.95%) NAS
14 28 (0.92%) Multicast
15 26 (0.86%) Wireshark
15 26 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (0.72%) Network Security
17 20 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (9.87%) MongoDB
2 295 (9.71%) MySQL
3 246 (8.09%) Hadoop
4 230 (7.57%) NoSQL
5 225 (7.40%) PostgreSQL
6 202 (6.65%) Relational Database
7 194 (6.38%) Big Data
8 186 (6.12%) SQL Server
9 113 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 108 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 86 (2.83%) Redis
12 73 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
13 65 (2.14%) Apache Hive
14 55 (1.81%) HBase
15 46 (1.51%) Data Mining
16 40 (1.32%) Oracle Database
17 29 (0.95%) CouchDB
18 27 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 26 (0.86%) Riak
20 24 (0.79%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 519 (17.08%) Git (software)
2 452 (14.87%) Jenkins
3 325 (10.69%) Subversion
4 187 (6.15%) JIRA
5 145 (4.77%) Maven
6 110 (3.62%) Selenium
7 100 (3.29%) Ant
8 96 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 80 (2.63%) JUnit
10 77 (2.53%) TeamCity
11 74 (2.44%) Hudson
12 71 (2.34%) ClearCase
13 66 (2.17%) Cucumber
14 53 (1.74%) Eclipse
15 44 (1.45%) Mercurial
16 38 (1.25%) WebDriver
16 38 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 35 (1.15%) jMock
17 35 (1.15%) Gerrit
18 34 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 409 (13.46%) Finance
2 328 (10.79%) Banking
3 221 (7.27%) Front Office
4 220 (7.24%) Investment Banking
5 100 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 74 (2.44%) Publishing
7 60 (1.97%) Games
8 45 (1.48%) Marketing
9 41 (1.35%) Electronics
10 35 (1.15%) Retail
11 32 (1.05%) Law
12 25 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.79%) Advertising
14 23 (0.76%) Legal
15 15 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.26%) French Language
17 7 (0.23%) Automotive
17 7 (0.23%) Billing
17 7 (0.23%) Back Office
18 6 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1257 (41.36%) Developer
2 371 (12.21%) Python Developer
3 363 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 218 (7.17%) Java Developer
5 161 (5.30%) Analyst
6 150 (4.94%) Software Engineer
7 121 (3.98%) Administrator
8 117 (3.85%) C++ Developer
9 116 (3.82%) Architect
10 107 (3.52%) Senior Developer
10 107 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
11 105 (3.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 92 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 91 (2.99%) Software Developer
14 89 (2.93%) Consultant
15 75 (2.47%) Test Engineer
16 73 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
17 67 (2.20%) Applications Support
18 66 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
19 63 (2.07%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (12.18%) HTML
2 310 (10.20%) Web Services
3 294 (9.67%) CSS
4 239 (7.86%) Django
5 228 (7.50%) XML
6 216 (7.11%) .NET
7 173 (5.69%) AngularJS
8 136 (4.48%) JSON
9 133 (4.38%) HTML5
10 131 (4.31%) REST
11 116 (3.82%) RESTful
12 110 (3.62%) jQuery
13 86 (2.83%) J2EE
14 79 (2.60%) Spring
15 78 (2.57%) CSS3
16 73 (2.40%) Ruby on Rails
17 67 (2.20%) LAMP
18 64 (2.11%) Hibernate
19 57 (1.88%) XSLT
19 57 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 294 (9.67%) Open Source
2 258 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 114 (3.75%) Derivative
5 105 (3.46%) Fixed Income
6 98 (3.22%) Visualisation
7 74 (2.44%) Mathematics
8 70 (2.30%) Algorithms
9 64 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 60 (1.97%) Clustering
10 60 (1.97%) Statistics
11 55 (1.81%) User Experience
12 46 (1.51%) Equities
13 40 (1.32%) Data Structures
14 38 (1.25%) Mobile App
15 37 (1.22%) Hedge funds
15 37 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
16 36 (1.18%) Client/Server
17 34 (1.12%) Physics
18 32 (1.05%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1405 (46.23%) Linux
2 615 (20.24%) UNIX
3 430 (14.15%) Windows
4 184 (6.05%) CentOS
5 179 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 158 (5.20%) Ubuntu
7 67 (2.20%) Android
8 65 (2.14%) Solaris
9 62 (2.04%) Mac OS X
10 51 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (1.61%) Debian
12 44 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 30 (0.99%) AIX
14 25 (0.82%) Windows 7
15 22 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (0.63%) SUSE
16 19 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
16 19 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 16 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (0.30%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1096 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (20.07%) DevOps
3 513 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
4 429 (14.12%) Configuration Management
5 360 (11.85%) OO
6 316 (10.40%) TDD
7 299 (9.84%) Software Engineering
8 265 (8.72%) Scrum
9 171 (5.63%) Web Development
10 164 (5.40%) Analytics
11 137 (4.51%) Load Balancing
12 134 (4.41%) OOP
13 125 (4.11%) Release Management
14 121 (3.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 113 (3.72%) E-Commerce
16 108 (3.55%) Multithreading
17 106 (3.49%) Unit Testing
18 104 (3.42%) Project Management
19 103 (3.39%) BDD
20 102 (3.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1127 (37.08%) Java
2 864 (28.43%) Ruby
3 740 (24.35%) Perl
4 665 (21.88%) SQL
5 531 (17.47%) JavaScript
6 510 (16.78%) C++
7 488 (16.06%) Bash Shell
8 403 (13.26%) PHP
9 299 (9.84%) Shell Script
10 293 (9.64%) C#
11 245 (8.06%) C
12 153 (5.03%) Scala
13 136 (4.48%) R
14 120 (3.95%) PowerShell
15 100 (3.29%) VBA
16 75 (2.47%) Go
17 48 (1.58%) MATLAB
18 45 (1.48%) Korn
19 35 (1.15%) Jython
20 34 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 268 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 182 (5.99%) Degree
3 122 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 101 (3.32%) DV Cleared
5 42 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (1.28%) PhD
7 35 (1.15%) CCNA
8 22 (0.72%) ISEB
9 15 (0.49%) CCNP
10 13 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.43%) RHCE
11 11 (0.36%) OCPJP
12 10 (0.33%) Sun Certification
12 10 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.26%) RHCT
14 7 (0.23%) CISSP
15 6 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (0.16%) LPIC
17 4 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.13%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (5.79%) QA
2 7 (0.23%) PCI DSS
2 7 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.20%) SLA
4 5 (0.16%) COREP
4 5 (0.16%) FINREP
5 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.066%) MiFID
5 2 (0.066%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.033%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.033%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.033%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.033%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 152 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (2.99%) Docker
3 65 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 53 (1.74%) vCloud
5 50 (1.65%) vSphere
6 49 (1.61%) Varnish
6 49 (1.61%) KVM
7 40 (1.32%) HDFS
8 33 (1.09%) NFS
9 27 (0.89%) QEMU
10 19 (0.63%) Sendmail
11 18 (0.59%) Hyper-V
11 18 (0.59%) Xen
11 18 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.53%) Postfix
12 16 (0.53%) Samba
13 15 (0.49%) XenServer
14 14 (0.46%) Firmware
14 14 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 591 (19.45%) Puppet
2 459 (15.10%) Opscode Chef
3 198 (6.52%) Ansible
4 173 (5.69%) Nagios
5 131 (4.31%) Salt
6 77 (2.53%) ZABBIX
7 63 (2.07%) Vagrant
8 60 (1.97%) Cobbler
9 56 (1.84%) Graphite
10 41 (1.35%) Kibana
11 35 (1.15%) Tivoli
12 31 (1.02%) Zenoss
13 29 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
14 28 (0.92%) StatsD
15 27 (0.89%) HAProxy
15 27 (0.89%) Cacti
16 26 (0.86%) collectd
17 25 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
18 24 (0.79%) logstash
19 22 (0.72%) yum
Vendors
1 397 (13.06%) Oracle
2 279 (9.18%) VMware
3 269 (8.85%) Red Hat
4 120 (3.95%) Microsoft
5 112 (3.69%) Splunk
6 77 (2.53%) Tableau
6 77 (2.53%) Cisco
7 65 (2.14%) IBM
8 63 (2.07%) Google
9 58 (1.91%) Perforce
10 53 (1.74%) Rackspace
11 49 (1.61%) HP
12 47 (1.55%) New Relic
13 45 (1.48%) Citrix
14 43 (1.41%) TIBCO
15 40 (1.32%) Teradata
16 39 (1.28%) Sybase
17 34 (1.12%) SaltStack
18 32 (1.05%) F5
19 30 (0.99%) AppDynamics
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