The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 33 47 62
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +15
Contract jobs citing Python 2599 1986 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.65% 3.93% 3.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.87% 10.10% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1778 1396 1152
Median daily rate £478 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 45
Median hourly rate £39.25 £40.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +23.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.23 £28.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +41.73%
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
18740 19663 19411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.71% 38.90% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12972 13512 13422
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 501 395
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the England region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 1678 £500 - 516
South East +17 276 £425 +6.25% 114
North West +30 159 £415 -2.35% 78
Yorkshire +14 130 £438 -12.50% 38
South West +20 123 £450 +20.00% 55
East of England -6 83 £444 +10.93% 93
West Midlands +42 62 £450 +5.88% 15
North East -26 33 £431 -29.59% 5
East Midlands +13 29 £450 +25.17% 14
Midlands +8 4 £500 - 1
South Coast +2 1 £450 -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Python.

1 2153 (44.39%) Linux
2 1833 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1755 (36.19%) Java
4 1507 (31.07%) DevOps
5 1215 (25.05%) Ruby
6 1124 (23.18%) Puppet
7 1023 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
8 949 (19.57%) Perl
9 938 (19.34%) Jenkins
10 932 (19.22%) SQL
11 895 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
12 879 (18.12%) Bash Shell
13 843 (17.38%) Git (software)
14 823 (16.97%) Ansible
15 786 (16.21%) Opscode Chef
16 784 (16.16%) JavaScript
17 779 (16.06%) Unix
18 706 (14.56%) Docker
19 681 (14.04%) Finance
20 637 (13.13%) Open Source
21 626 (12.91%) Hadoop
22 621 (12.80%) TDD
23 620 (12.78%) Scala
24 611 (12.60%) Big Data
25 586 (12.08%) HTML
26 562 (11.59%) C++
27 538 (11.09%) Scrum
28 516 (10.64%) MySQL
29 509 (10.49%) PostgreSQL
30 507 (10.45%) Configuration Management

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 494 (10.19%) Apache Spark
2 456 (9.40%) Apache
3 295 (6.08%) Elasticsearch
4 283 (5.84%) Tomcat
5 237 (4.89%) Confluence
6 217 (4.47%) OpenStack
7 210 (4.33%) nginx
8 114 (2.35%) WebSphere
9 107 (2.21%) Apache Pig
10 105 (2.16%) SAS
11 97 (2.00%) WebLogic
12 79 (1.63%) JBoss
13 63 (1.30%) IIS
14 54 (1.11%) Apache Solr
15 49 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
15 49 (1.01%) Jetty
16 46 (0.95%) CMS
17 38 (0.78%) Drupal
18 29 (0.60%) Mule ESB
19 26 (0.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 91 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 27 (0.56%) SPSS
3 22 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (0.35%) MS Office
5 16 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.19%) Stata
7 8 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.16%) Simulink
8 7 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.10%) Weka
10 4 (0.082%) HipChat
10 4 (0.082%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.062%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.041%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.041%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.041%) InVision
12 2 (0.041%) Mingle
12 2 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.37%) RMDS
3 13 (0.27%) Magento
4 12 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.14%) Unica
8 3 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.062%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.041%) Documaker
9 2 (0.041%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.041%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.041%) Odoo
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.041%) Relativity
9 2 (0.041%) Ringtail
9 2 (0.041%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1023 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
2 291 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (3.59%) Amazon EC2
4 171 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 168 (3.46%) GitHub
6 158 (3.26%) PaaS
7 146 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
8 118 (2.43%) Amazon S3
9 110 (2.27%) IaaS
10 75 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 65 (1.34%) SaaS
12 64 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 46 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
14 39 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
15 37 (0.76%) Route 53
16 30 (0.62%) Heroku
17 27 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
18 26 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
18 26 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 24 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 344 (7.09%) HTTP
2 300 (6.19%) TCP/IP
3 247 (5.09%) Firewall
4 221 (4.56%) DNS
5 144 (2.97%) SSL
6 137 (2.82%) LDAP
7 121 (2.49%) Internet
8 118 (2.43%) VPN
9 66 (1.36%) Kerberos
10 57 (1.18%) SAN
11 56 (1.15%) DHCP
12 53 (1.09%) SMTP
13 41 (0.85%) SNMP
14 40 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
15 38 (0.78%) MQTT
16 37 (0.76%) RTSP
17 32 (0.66%) FTP
17 32 (0.66%) LAN
18 30 (0.62%) Network Security
19 28 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 626 (12.91%) Hadoop
2 611 (12.60%) Big Data
3 516 (10.64%) MySQL
4 509 (10.49%) PostgreSQL
5 462 (9.53%) NoSQL
6 422 (8.70%) MongoDB
7 353 (7.28%) Relational Database
8 286 (5.90%) Apache Hive
9 283 (5.84%) SQL Server
10 162 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 129 (2.66%) HBase
12 122 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
13 102 (2.10%) Redis
14 101 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
15 98 (2.02%) RDBMS
16 84 (1.73%) Oracle Database
16 84 (1.73%) Sqoop
17 66 (1.36%) DB2
18 53 (1.09%) Data Mining
19 51 (1.05%) Impala
Development Applications
1 938 (19.34%) Jenkins
2 843 (17.38%) Git (software)
3 428 (8.82%) JIRA
4 305 (6.29%) Subversion
5 250 (5.15%) Selenium
6 189 (3.90%) Maven
7 172 (3.55%) Cucumber
8 150 (3.09%) TeamCity
9 125 (2.58%) Vagrant
10 121 (2.49%) Ant
11 120 (2.47%) Gradle
12 110 (2.27%) JUnit
13 99 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
13 99 (2.04%) WebDriver
14 94 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 81 (1.67%) Hudson
16 67 (1.38%) Mercurial
17 64 (1.32%) Travis CI
18 59 (1.22%) Gerrit
19 58 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 681 (14.04%) Finance
2 368 (7.59%) Banking
3 150 (3.09%) Front Office
4 147 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 141 (2.91%) Marketing
6 135 (2.78%) Retail
7 101 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 65 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 56 (1.15%) Games
10 53 (1.09%) Electronics
11 44 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 41 (0.85%) Publishing
13 28 (0.58%) Advertising
14 20 (0.41%) Aerospace
15 18 (0.37%) Back Office
16 17 (0.35%) Law
16 17 (0.35%) Legal
16 17 (0.35%) Military
17 12 (0.25%) Automotive
18 10 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1693 (34.91%) Developer
2 897 (18.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 682 (14.06%) Python Developer
4 313 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
5 309 (6.37%) Java Developer
6 293 (6.04%) Analyst
7 235 (4.85%) Senior Developer
8 229 (4.72%) Architect
8 229 (4.72%) AWS Engineer
9 225 (4.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 219 (4.52%) Data Engineer
11 216 (4.45%) Administrator
12 209 (4.31%) AWS DevOps
13 178 (3.67%) Data Scientist
14 171 (3.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 145 (2.99%) Big Data Engineer
16 136 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
17 132 (2.72%) C++ Developer
18 125 (2.58%) Software Engineer
19 120 (2.47%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (12.08%) HTML
2 501 (10.33%) Django
3 462 (9.53%) CSS
4 453 (9.34%) Web Services
5 371 (7.65%) JSON
6 323 (6.66%) REST
7 301 (6.21%) AngularJS
8 257 (5.30%) XML
9 245 (5.05%) HTML5
10 240 (4.95%) RESTful
11 222 (4.58%) .NET
12 219 (4.52%) Kafka
13 216 (4.45%) Node.js
14 201 (4.14%) Spring
15 173 (3.57%) LAMP
16 167 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
17 150 (3.09%) CSS3
18 149 (3.07%) ELK Stack
19 148 (3.05%) Flask
20 140 (2.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 295 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (5.67%) Computer Science
3 209 (4.31%) Algorithms
4 204 (4.21%) Statistics
5 186 (3.84%) Visualisation
6 164 (3.38%) Mathematics
7 134 (2.76%) Public Cloud
8 109 (2.25%) Data Centre
9 97 (2.00%) User Experience
10 77 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 72 (1.48%) Data Structures
12 68 (1.40%) Management Information System
13 67 (1.38%) Credit Risk
14 65 (1.34%) Derivative
15 63 (1.30%) Clustering
16 58 (1.20%) Fixed Income
17 55 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
17 55 (1.13%) Private Cloud
18 49 (1.01%) Hedge funds
19 44 (0.91%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 2153 (44.39%) Linux
2 779 (16.06%) Unix
3 468 (9.65%) Windows
4 264 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 260 (5.36%) CentOS
6 211 (4.35%) Ubuntu
7 82 (1.69%) Android
8 71 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 63 (1.30%) Solaris
10 52 (1.07%) AIX
11 49 (1.01%) Mac OS X
11 49 (1.01%) Windows Server
12 41 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (0.74%) Debian
14 32 (0.66%) SUSE
15 25 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.29%) CoreOS
17 14 (0.29%) Windows 10
18 12 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1833 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1507 (31.07%) DevOps
3 895 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
4 637 (13.13%) Open Source
5 621 (12.80%) TDD
6 538 (11.09%) Scrum
7 507 (10.45%) Configuration Management
8 429 (8.85%) Software Engineering
9 376 (7.75%) Analytics
10 369 (7.61%) OO
11 354 (7.30%) BDD
12 349 (7.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 303 (6.25%) High Availability
14 266 (5.48%) Machine Learning
15 245 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
16 238 (4.91%) Web Development
17 221 (4.56%) E-Commerce
18 211 (4.35%) Automated Testing
19 204 (4.21%) Microservices
20 195 (4.02%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1755 (36.19%) Java
2 1215 (25.05%) Ruby
3 949 (19.57%) Perl
4 932 (19.22%) SQL
5 879 (18.12%) Bash Shell
6 784 (16.16%) JavaScript
7 620 (12.78%) Scala
8 562 (11.59%) C++
9 452 (9.32%) R
10 432 (8.91%) C#
10 432 (8.91%) PHP
11 356 (7.34%) C
12 286 (5.90%) Shell Script
13 264 (5.44%) PowerShell
14 188 (3.88%) Go
15 114 (2.35%) MATLAB
16 63 (1.30%) Groovy
17 61 (1.26%) Clojure
18 50 (1.03%) PL/SQL
19 48 (0.99%) Jython
Qualifications
1 413 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 379 (7.81%) Degree
3 210 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 147 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 97 (2.00%) PhD
6 53 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 52 (1.07%) CISSP
8 36 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (0.74%) ISTQB
9 35 (0.72%) ISEB
10 33 (0.68%) CCNP
11 30 (0.62%) CCNA
12 24 (0.49%) AWS Certification
13 23 (0.47%) RHCSA
14 22 (0.45%) CEH
14 22 (0.45%) SANS
15 20 (0.41%) GIAC
16 19 (0.39%) RHCE
17 18 (0.37%) CHECK Team Member
18 17 (0.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (3.67%) QA
2 47 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 38 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 35 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 26 (0.54%) SDET
6 8 (0.16%) WCAG
7 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.14%) SLA
8 6 (0.12%) IEC 61508
8 6 (0.12%) JTAG
9 5 (0.10%) MISRA
10 3 (0.062%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.062%) GCP
10 3 (0.062%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.041%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.041%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
12 1 (0.021%) Basel III
12 1 (0.021%) FATCA
12 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.021%) WAI
System Software
1 706 (14.56%) Docker
2 238 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 110 (2.27%) HDFS
5 64 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 64 (1.32%) Xen
6 61 (1.26%) Apache Flume
7 45 (0.93%) vSphere
8 37 (0.76%) KVM
9 35 (0.72%) NFS
10 31 (0.64%) GlusterFS
11 29 (0.60%) vCloud
12 28 (0.58%) iptables
12 28 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
13 26 (0.54%) Hyper-V
14 23 (0.47%) GFS2
14 23 (0.47%) OCFS2
14 23 (0.47%) XenServer
15 16 (0.33%) LXC
16 15 (0.31%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1124 (23.18%) Puppet
2 823 (16.97%) Ansible
3 786 (16.21%) Opscode Chef
4 156 (3.22%) Terraform
5 141 (2.91%) Nagios
6 138 (2.85%) logstash
7 137 (2.82%) Kibana
8 132 (2.72%) Kubernetes
9 130 (2.68%) Salt
10 77 (1.59%) Hadoop YARN
11 76 (1.57%) HAProxy
12 69 (1.42%) Mesos
13 61 (1.26%) ZABBIX
14 44 (0.91%) Packer
15 40 (0.82%) Grafana
16 33 (0.68%) Graphite
17 31 (0.64%) Control-M
18 30 (0.62%) SELinux
19 29 (0.60%) Oozie
20 27 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 444 (9.15%) Oracle
2 336 (6.93%) VMware
3 315 (6.49%) Red Hat
4 192 (3.96%) Splunk
5 177 (3.65%) Google
6 156 (3.22%) Microsoft
7 136 (2.80%) Atlassian
8 117 (2.41%) IBM
9 110 (2.27%) SaltStack
10 102 (2.10%) Tableau
11 98 (2.02%) Cisco
11 98 (2.02%) HP
12 88 (1.81%) Cloudera
13 66 (1.36%) Teradata
14 64 (1.32%) Rackspace
15 63 (1.30%) Hortonworks
15 63 (1.30%) SAP
16 59 (1.22%) Sybase
17 58 (1.20%) EMC
18 42 (0.87%) Informatica
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £375 to £385 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
New Malden, Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £47.00 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Salt
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago