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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 44 58 111
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +53
Contract jobs citing Python 1918 1521 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.13% 3.27% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.70% 8.61% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1041 603
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 46 20
Average hourly rate £43.75 £36.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +22.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.85 £25.80 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £43.75 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +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
17933 17670 17036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.58% 37.97% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 11854 10829
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 402 462
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.85 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +12 1145 £480 -4.00% 460
South East +20 303 £400 +18.95% 161
South West +14 132 £366 -18.61% 60
North West +27 104 £403 -1.22% 36
Yorkshire +1 96 £500 +37.93% 49
East of England -2 67 £400 +8.47% 82
North East +12 42 £550 +48.64% 10
West Midlands -20 13 £300 -29.41% 27
East Midlands -1 8 £360 -34.59% 20
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1680 (44.12%) Linux
2 1494 (39.23%) Java
3 1444 (37.92%) Agile Software Development
4 1064 (27.94%) JavaScript
5 964 (25.32%) Ruby
6 890 (23.37%) SQL
7 884 (23.21%) Perl
8 823 (21.61%) C++
9 802 (21.06%) Unix
10 771 (20.25%) DevOps
11 738 (19.38%) Git (software)
12 693 (18.20%) Puppet
13 685 (17.99%) HTML
14 648 (17.02%) Bash Shell
15 639 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
16 635 (16.68%) Finance
17 600 (15.76%) Jenkins
18 563 (14.78%) CSS
19 560 (14.71%) TDD
20 547 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
21 483 (12.68%) Web Services
22 476 (12.50%) Windows
23 455 (11.95%) Opscode Chef
24 454 (11.92%) Software Engineering
25 447 (11.74%) Configuration Management
26 445 (11.69%) C#
27 421 (11.06%) Oracle
28 395 (10.37%) MySQL
29 384 (10.08%) PHP
29 384 (10.08%) Scala

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 297 (7.80%) Apache
2 276 (7.25%) Node.js
3 209 (5.49%) Tomcat
4 196 (5.15%) Apache Spark
5 188 (4.94%) OpenStack
6 135 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
6 135 (3.55%) nginx
7 99 (2.60%) Confluence
8 92 (2.42%) WebLogic
9 84 (2.21%) JBoss
10 77 (2.02%) WebSphere
11 69 (1.81%) Jetty
12 65 (1.71%) Apache Pig
13 62 (1.63%) SAS
14 46 (1.21%) Drupal
15 39 (1.02%) CMS
16 36 (0.95%) IIS
17 29 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
18 18 (0.47%) WordPress
19 17 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (1.60%) MS Excel
2 33 (0.87%) SPSS
3 11 (0.29%) MS Office
4 10 (0.26%) HipChat
5 8 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.11%) Simulink
8 3 (0.079%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.053%) GIMP
10 1 (0.026%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.026%) Maple
10 1 (0.026%) MODO
10 1 (0.026%) MS Project
10 1 (0.026%) Weka
10 1 (0.026%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 26 (0.68%) ION MarketView
2 25 (0.66%) OpenText Process Suite
3 23 (0.60%) Front Arena
4 14 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.34%) BigMachines
5 13 (0.34%) Eloqua
6 12 (0.32%) Magento
7 9 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.16%) Odoo
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
12 2 (0.053%) Documaker
12 2 (0.053%) Endur
12 2 (0.053%) Oracle FAH
12 2 (0.053%) WebTrends
13 1 (0.026%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 639 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (2.86%) GitHub
4 108 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
5 84 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 65 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 61 (1.60%) IaaS
8 56 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 54 (1.42%) SaaS
10 44 (1.16%) Amazon S3
11 38 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (0.95%) PaaS
13 20 (0.53%) Google App Engine
14 19 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
16 15 (0.39%) CloudFront
17 14 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
18 13 (0.34%) Heroku
18 13 (0.34%) Office 365
19 12 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 307 (8.06%) HTTP
2 228 (5.99%) TCP/IP
3 213 (5.59%) Internet
4 145 (3.81%) DNS
5 117 (3.07%) SSL
6 115 (3.02%) Firewall
7 89 (2.34%) LDAP
8 55 (1.44%) SMTP
9 46 (1.21%) SNMP
10 43 (1.13%) VPN
11 42 (1.10%) DHCP
11 42 (1.10%) SSH
11 42 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
12 41 (1.08%) Bluetooth
13 37 (0.97%) SAN
14 31 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
14 31 (0.81%) Multicast
15 29 (0.76%) FTP
16 27 (0.71%) Wireless
17 26 (0.68%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (10.37%) MySQL
2 376 (9.87%) NoSQL
3 364 (9.56%) Big Data
4 352 (9.24%) Hadoop
5 330 (8.67%) MongoDB
6 299 (7.85%) PostgreSQL
7 228 (5.99%) Relational Database
8 209 (5.49%) SQL Server
9 166 (4.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 134 (3.52%) Apache Hive
11 112 (2.94%) Redis
12 109 (2.86%) Oracle Database
13 90 (2.36%) HBase
14 79 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
15 71 (1.86%) Data Mining
16 48 (1.26%) RDBMS
17 44 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
18 36 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
19 32 (0.84%) OLTP
20 31 (0.81%) GIS
Development Applications
1 738 (19.38%) Git (software)
2 600 (15.76%) Jenkins
3 382 (10.03%) Subversion
4 264 (6.93%) JIRA
5 218 (5.72%) Maven
6 173 (4.54%) Selenium
7 161 (4.23%) Ant
8 152 (3.99%) Cucumber
9 100 (2.63%) Vagrant
10 97 (2.55%) Gradle
11 96 (2.52%) Hudson
12 92 (2.42%) JUnit
13 70 (1.84%) JMeter
14 68 (1.79%) NUnit
15 66 (1.73%) ClearCase
16 64 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
17 62 (1.63%) Gerrit
18 59 (1.55%) TeamCity
19 58 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 56 (1.47%) Eclipse
General
1 635 (16.68%) Finance
2 324 (8.51%) Banking
3 170 (4.46%) Front Office
4 163 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 90 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 89 (2.34%) Marketing
7 52 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 46 (1.21%) Games
9 45 (1.18%) Retail
10 44 (1.16%) Publishing
11 36 (0.95%) Electronics
12 31 (0.81%) Law
13 17 (0.45%) Advertising
13 17 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.42%) Legal
15 11 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
16 9 (0.24%) Billing
17 8 (0.21%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.21%) Back Office
18 5 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 1699 (44.62%) Developer
2 684 (17.96%) Python Developer
3 445 (11.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 283 (7.43%) Java Developer
5 217 (5.70%) Linux Engineer
6 212 (5.57%) Architect
7 204 (5.36%) Analyst
7 204 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 167 (4.39%) Software Engineer
9 135 (3.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 126 (3.31%) Software Developer
11 120 (3.15%) Administrator
12 118 (3.10%) C++ Developer
13 114 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
14 113 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
15 96 (2.52%) Systems Administrator
16 94 (2.47%) Scala Developer
17 89 (2.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 89 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
18 87 (2.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 685 (17.99%) HTML
2 563 (14.78%) CSS
3 483 (12.68%) Web Services
4 379 (9.95%) Django
5 358 (9.40%) AngularJS
6 318 (8.35%) .NET
7 247 (6.49%) REST
8 223 (5.86%) HTML5
9 194 (5.09%) jQuery
10 180 (4.73%) JSON
10 180 (4.73%) XML
11 177 (4.65%) RESTful
12 169 (4.44%) Spring
13 143 (3.76%) CSS3
14 117 (3.07%) J2EE
15 108 (2.84%) SOAP
16 105 (2.76%) LAMP
17 97 (2.55%) Ruby on Rails
18 87 (2.28%) Sass
19 83 (2.18%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 306 (8.04%) Computer Science
2 302 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (4.41%) Visualisation
4 120 (3.15%) Algorithms
5 119 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 109 (2.86%) Derivative
7 104 (2.73%) User Experience
8 103 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 97 (2.55%) Statistics
10 68 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 64 (1.68%) Data Centre
12 60 (1.58%) Clustering
13 59 (1.55%) Equities
14 57 (1.50%) Fixed Income
15 56 (1.47%) Hedge funds
16 51 (1.34%) Management Information System
16 51 (1.34%) Physics
17 46 (1.21%) Fintech
18 43 (1.13%) Data Structures
19 39 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1680 (44.12%) Linux
2 802 (21.06%) Unix
3 476 (12.50%) Windows
4 222 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 152 (3.99%) CentOS
6 148 (3.89%) Mac OS X
7 105 (2.76%) Ubuntu
8 94 (2.47%) Windows Server
9 58 (1.52%) Debian
10 57 (1.50%) Solaris
11 54 (1.42%) Android
12 49 (1.29%) Mac OS
13 38 (1.00%) AIX
14 27 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (0.58%) VMS
16 21 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (0.50%) HPUX
17 19 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
18 16 (0.42%) Apple iOS
18 16 (0.42%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1444 (37.92%) Agile Software Development
2 771 (20.25%) DevOps
3 560 (14.71%) TDD
4 547 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
5 454 (11.92%) Software Engineering
6 447 (11.74%) Configuration Management
7 375 (9.85%) Scrum
8 371 (9.74%) OO
9 360 (9.45%) Open Source
10 274 (7.20%) Analytics
11 245 (6.43%) BDD
12 209 (5.49%) Unit Testing
13 181 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
14 168 (4.41%) SDLC
15 161 (4.23%) Front End Development
16 160 (4.20%) E-Commerce
17 157 (4.12%) High Availability
17 157 (4.12%) Web Development
18 146 (3.83%) Project Management
19 143 (3.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1494 (39.23%) Java
2 1064 (27.94%) JavaScript
3 964 (25.32%) Ruby
4 890 (23.37%) SQL
5 884 (23.21%) Perl
6 823 (21.61%) C++
7 648 (17.02%) Bash Shell
8 445 (11.69%) C#
9 384 (10.08%) PHP
9 384 (10.08%) Scala
10 357 (9.38%) C
11 299 (7.85%) Shell Script
12 212 (5.57%) PowerShell
13 182 (4.78%) R
14 135 (3.55%) Go
15 105 (2.76%) Groovy
16 62 (1.63%) VBA
17 61 (1.60%) MATLAB
17 61 (1.60%) PL/SQL
18 45 (1.18%) Jython
Qualifications
1 339 (8.90%) Degree
2 307 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 156 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 105 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 56 (1.47%) PhD
6 35 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 30 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 27 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 21 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.53%) RHCSA
12 18 (0.47%) MCSE
12 18 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (0.45%) ISEB
13 17 (0.45%) RHCE
14 15 (0.39%) CCNP
15 13 (0.34%) CCNA
16 11 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.29%) Postgraduate
17 10 (0.26%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (4.15%) QA
2 55 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 39 (1.02%) SLA
4 27 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.45%) P3O
6 16 (0.42%) FedRAMP
7 14 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.26%) WCAG
9 7 (0.18%) IEC 61508
9 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.18%) MiFID
10 6 (0.16%) OIPF
11 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.11%) SDET
12 2 (0.053%) GPG13
12 2 (0.053%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.053%) WAI
13 1 (0.026%) Basel III
13 1 (0.026%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.026%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 336 (8.82%) Docker
2 159 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (1.81%) Active Directory
4 57 (1.50%) NFS
5 53 (1.39%) KVM
6 46 (1.21%) vSphere
7 37 (0.97%) HDFS
8 33 (0.87%) vCloud
9 32 (0.84%) Xen
10 27 (0.71%) Apache Flume
10 27 (0.71%) Varnish
11 24 (0.63%) Samba
11 24 (0.63%) Squid
12 22 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 18 (0.47%) iptables
15 16 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 16 (0.42%) XenServer
16 14 (0.37%) GlusterFS
17 13 (0.34%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 693 (18.20%) Puppet
2 455 (11.95%) Opscode Chef
3 334 (8.77%) Ansible
4 139 (3.65%) Nagios
5 96 (2.52%) logstash
6 78 (2.05%) Graphite
7 70 (1.84%) Salt
8 65 (1.71%) Kubernetes
9 55 (1.44%) Kibana
10 49 (1.29%) ZABBIX
11 42 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
12 38 (1.00%) Cacti
12 38 (1.00%) HAProxy
13 37 (0.97%) Mesos
14 35 (0.92%) Cobbler
15 29 (0.76%) Ganglia
16 28 (0.74%) Grafana
17 27 (0.71%) Uchiwa
18 22 (0.58%) SCOM
18 22 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 421 (11.06%) Oracle
2 269 (7.06%) VMware
3 247 (6.49%) Red Hat
4 174 (4.57%) Splunk
5 123 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 97 (2.55%) Google
7 95 (2.49%) IBM
8 90 (2.36%) Tableau
9 89 (2.34%) Cisco
10 69 (1.81%) HP
11 43 (1.13%) TIBCO
12 37 (0.97%) Teradata
13 34 (0.89%) Dell
14 32 (0.84%) Cloudera
14 32 (0.84%) New Relic
15 30 (0.79%) ION Trading
16 29 (0.76%) Atlassian
16 29 (0.76%) Informatica
16 29 (0.76%) SOASTA, Inc
17 27 (0.71%) Sybase
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