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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 63 72 87
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Contract jobs citing Python 1547 1328 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.92% 2.60% 2.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.54% 6.95% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1075 916 825
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £24.85 £27.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
20520 19097 19287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.72% 37.33% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14027 12280 12356
Average daily rate £410 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 399 522
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +1 909 £475 - 366
South East +2 179 £386 +10.35% 133
North West +1 110 £438 +16.66% 29
East of England +29 99 £400 +17.64% 83
South West +26 85 £420 +3.70% 50
North East +13 76 £475 +26.66% 11
Yorkshire +12 72 £418 +52.00% 32
West Midlands +15 14 £400 +14.28% 16
Midlands +10 5 £500 -
East Midlands -31 4 £313 -10.71% 10
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1420 (45.94%) Linux
2 1146 (37.08%) Java
3 1054 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
4 807 (26.11%) Perl
5 773 (25.01%) Ruby
6 723 (23.39%) UNIX
7 693 (22.42%) SQL
8 681 (22.03%) JavaScript
9 627 (20.28%) DevOps
10 590 (19.09%) C++
11 587 (18.99%) Puppet
12 538 (17.41%) Git (software)
13 526 (17.02%) Finance
14 520 (16.82%) Jenkins
15 504 (16.31%) Opscode Chef
16 486 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
17 473 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
18 468 (15.14%) Bash Shell
19 447 (14.46%) TDD
20 432 (13.98%) HTML
21 426 (13.78%) Windows
22 420 (13.59%) Oracle
23 398 (12.88%) Configuration Management
24 355 (11.48%) MySQL
25 342 (11.06%) Django
26 334 (10.81%) PHP
27 332 (10.74%) Banking
28 319 (10.32%) Web Services
29 307 (9.93%) C#
29 307 (9.93%) Subversion

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 235 (7.60%) Apache
2 192 (6.21%) Tomcat
3 174 (5.63%) Node.js
4 123 (3.98%) OpenStack
5 100 (3.24%) Confluence
6 85 (2.75%) nginx
7 83 (2.69%) IIS
8 81 (2.62%) WebSphere
9 64 (2.07%) JBoss
10 60 (1.94%) Apache Spark
11 53 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
12 47 (1.52%) WebLogic
13 45 (1.46%) Apache Pig
14 38 (1.23%) SAS
15 32 (1.04%) Jetty
16 27 (0.87%) Drupal
17 21 (0.68%) Oracle Spatial
18 20 (0.65%) CMS
19 17 (0.55%) Zope
19 17 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 60 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (0.49%) MS Office
4 12 (0.39%) Maya
5 10 (0.32%) SPSS
6 9 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.16%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.13%) Mathematica
9 4 (0.13%) Maple
9 4 (0.13%) LaTeX
10 3 (0.097%) Simulink
10 3 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.065%) MODO
11 2 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.065%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.065%) MS Project
11 2 (0.065%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (0.39%) Odoo
2 10 (0.32%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.29%) Magento
3 9 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.19%) Front Arena
5 5 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.16%) Cordys
6 4 (0.13%) BigMachines
6 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.097%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.065%) Summit
8 2 (0.065%) RMDS
8 2 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.065%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.032%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.032%) Documaker
9 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 473 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.36%) IaaS
4 66 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
5 65 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
6 57 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 45 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 37 (1.20%) PaaS
8 37 (1.20%) GitHub
9 33 (1.07%) Heroku
10 30 (0.97%) SaaS
11 23 (0.74%) Google App Engine
12 20 (0.65%) Amazon S3
12 20 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
15 9 (0.29%) Sumo Logic
15 9 (0.29%) SoftLayer
16 8 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 174 (5.63%) HTTP
2 168 (5.44%) Internet
3 140 (4.53%) DNS
4 123 (3.98%) TCP/IP
5 119 (3.85%) Firewall
6 95 (3.07%) LDAP
7 93 (3.01%) SSL
8 72 (2.33%) VPN
9 57 (1.84%) SAN
10 55 (1.78%) DHCP
11 44 (1.42%) LAN
12 39 (1.26%) SMTP
13 37 (1.20%) SSH
14 34 (1.10%) SNMP
15 32 (1.04%) WAN
15 32 (1.04%) Wireless
16 28 (0.91%) DMZ
17 24 (0.78%) Kerberos
18 22 (0.71%) BGP
19 21 (0.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (11.48%) MySQL
2 282 (9.12%) MongoDB
3 244 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
4 234 (7.57%) Hadoop
5 221 (7.15%) Relational Database
6 217 (7.02%) NoSQL
7 211 (6.83%) SQL Server
8 190 (6.15%) Big Data
9 97 (3.14%) Redis
10 96 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 88 (2.85%) RDBMS
12 73 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
13 62 (2.01%) Apache Hive
14 57 (1.84%) Oracle Database
15 48 (1.55%) DB2
16 46 (1.49%) HBase
17 39 (1.26%) Data Mining
18 23 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.68%) Couchbase
20 17 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 538 (17.41%) Git (software)
2 520 (16.82%) Jenkins
3 307 (9.93%) Subversion
4 219 (7.09%) JIRA
5 168 (5.44%) Maven
6 149 (4.82%) Selenium
7 139 (4.50%) Ant
8 86 (2.78%) Hudson
9 85 (2.75%) Cucumber
10 81 (2.62%) TeamCity
11 80 (2.59%) JUnit
12 68 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 62 (2.01%) ClearCase
14 60 (1.94%) Gradle
15 51 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
16 48 (1.55%) JMeter
17 46 (1.49%) Mercurial
18 43 (1.39%) Gerrit
19 41 (1.33%) Artifactory
20 36 (1.16%) Eclipse
General
1 526 (17.02%) Finance
2 332 (10.74%) Banking
3 219 (7.09%) Investment Banking
4 207 (6.70%) Front Office
5 87 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 59 (1.91%) Retail
7 46 (1.49%) Games
8 42 (1.36%) Marketing
9 37 (1.20%) Publishing
9 37 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 28 (0.91%) Electronics
11 20 (0.65%) Back Office
11 20 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.42%) Legal
13 11 (0.36%) Military
14 10 (0.32%) Advertising
15 7 (0.23%) Law
15 7 (0.23%) German Language
16 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1267 (40.99%) Developer
2 458 (14.82%) Python Developer
3 346 (11.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 202 (6.54%) Java Developer
5 165 (5.34%) Architect
6 161 (5.21%) Analyst
7 146 (4.72%) Administrator
8 135 (4.37%) Software Engineer
9 130 (4.21%) Senior Developer
10 104 (3.36%) C++ Developer
11 95 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
12 85 (2.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 79 (2.56%) Django Developer
14 78 (2.52%) Python/Django Developer
15 77 (2.49%) Consultant
16 69 (2.23%) Applications Support
17 68 (2.20%) Linux Engineer
18 62 (2.01%) Linux Administrator
19 60 (1.94%) Technical Architect
19 60 (1.94%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (13.98%) HTML
2 342 (11.06%) Django
3 319 (10.32%) Web Services
4 300 (9.71%) .NET
5 285 (9.22%) CSS
6 192 (6.21%) XML
7 179 (5.79%) REST
8 167 (5.40%) AngularJS
9 153 (4.95%) HTML5
10 145 (4.69%) Spring
11 134 (4.34%) RESTful
12 128 (4.14%) JSON
13 117 (3.79%) jQuery
14 87 (2.81%) LAMP
15 85 (2.75%) Flask
16 80 (2.59%) J2EE
17 79 (2.56%) Middleware
18 73 (2.36%) CSS3
19 70 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
20 64 (2.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 274 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (4.85%) Computer Science
3 135 (4.37%) Visualisation
4 109 (3.53%) Derivative
5 81 (2.62%) Algorithms
6 80 (2.59%) Fixed Income
7 78 (2.52%) Mathematics
8 77 (2.49%) User Experience
9 68 (2.20%) Credit Risk
10 63 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 62 (2.01%) Data Centre
12 52 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 51 (1.65%) Statistics
14 48 (1.55%) Equities
15 46 (1.49%) Hedge funds
16 39 (1.26%) Management Information System
16 39 (1.26%) Physics
17 36 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
18 35 (1.13%) Grid Computing
19 33 (1.07%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1420 (45.94%) Linux
2 723 (23.39%) UNIX
3 426 (13.78%) Windows
4 214 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 133 (4.30%) CentOS
6 127 (4.11%) Ubuntu
7 68 (2.20%) Solaris
8 60 (1.94%) Mac OS X
9 51 (1.65%) Debian
10 45 (1.46%) AIX
11 43 (1.39%) Android
12 35 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (0.78%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.65%) Windows 7
16 16 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (0.49%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.45%) Windows 8
19 11 (0.36%) Fedora
20 10 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1054 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
2 627 (20.28%) DevOps
3 486 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
4 447 (14.46%) TDD
5 398 (12.88%) Configuration Management
6 289 (9.35%) Scrum
7 272 (8.80%) Open Source
8 263 (8.51%) Software Engineering
9 250 (8.09%) OO
10 195 (6.31%) Analytics
11 161 (5.21%) BDD
12 153 (4.95%) SDLC
13 131 (4.24%) Web Development
14 127 (4.11%) Test Automation
15 125 (4.04%) Continuous Delivery
16 123 (3.98%) Unit Testing
17 117 (3.79%) ITIL
18 115 (3.72%) E-Commerce
19 105 (3.40%) Project Management
20 104 (3.36%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1146 (37.08%) Java
2 807 (26.11%) Perl
3 773 (25.01%) Ruby
4 693 (22.42%) SQL
5 681 (22.03%) JavaScript
6 590 (19.09%) C++
7 468 (15.14%) Bash Shell
8 334 (10.81%) PHP
9 307 (9.93%) C#
10 245 (7.93%) Shell Script
11 223 (7.21%) C
12 216 (6.99%) Scala
13 165 (5.34%) PowerShell
14 153 (4.95%) R
15 63 (2.04%) VBA
16 61 (1.97%) Groovy
17 53 (1.71%) PL/SQL
18 45 (1.46%) MATLAB
18 45 (1.46%) Go
19 43 (1.39%) Lua
Qualifications
1 253 (8.19%) Security Cleared
2 218 (7.05%) Degree
3 98 (3.17%) DV Cleared
4 96 (3.11%) SC Cleared
5 39 (1.26%) PhD
6 28 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.68%) RHCE
8 21 (0.68%) ISEB
9 17 (0.55%) CCNA
10 15 (0.49%) Sun Certification
11 14 (0.45%) CCNP
12 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.32%) MCSE
14 9 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (0.29%) OCPJP
14 9 (0.29%) RHCSA
15 7 (0.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (5.47%) QA
2 24 (0.78%) SLA
3 12 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.26%) P3O
5 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 5 (0.16%) COREP
6 5 (0.16%) FINREP
7 4 (0.13%) WCAG
8 2 (0.065%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.032%) Basel III
9 1 (0.032%) JTAG
System Software
1 183 (5.92%) Docker
2 165 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.01%) Active Directory
4 51 (1.65%) vCloud
5 49 (1.59%) KVM
6 38 (1.23%) vSphere
7 35 (1.13%) Varnish
8 32 (1.04%) Hyper-V
9 23 (0.74%) HDFS
10 21 (0.68%) NFS
11 19 (0.61%) QEMU
12 17 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (0.49%) Firmware
14 11 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 10 (0.32%) Apache Flume
15 10 (0.32%) Samba
15 10 (0.32%) XenServer
16 9 (0.29%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 9 (0.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 587 (18.99%) Puppet
2 504 (16.31%) Opscode Chef
3 232 (7.51%) Ansible
4 123 (3.98%) Nagios
5 101 (3.27%) Vagrant
6 69 (2.23%) Salt
7 42 (1.36%) Kibana
7 42 (1.36%) logstash
8 41 (1.33%) HAProxy
9 40 (1.29%) Zenoss
10 39 (1.26%) StatsD
11 38 (1.23%) ZABBIX
11 38 (1.23%) Graphite
12 36 (1.16%) Rundeck
13 34 (1.10%) BladeLogic
14 33 (1.07%) Tivoli
15 30 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
16 25 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
17 23 (0.74%) Cobbler
17 23 (0.74%) Control-M
Vendors
1 420 (13.59%) Oracle
2 275 (8.90%) VMware
3 251 (8.12%) Red Hat
4 140 (4.53%) Microsoft
5 110 (3.56%) Splunk
6 71 (2.30%) Cisco
7 69 (2.23%) Google
8 68 (2.20%) IBM
9 64 (2.07%) Tableau
10 53 (1.71%) HP
10 53 (1.71%) Citrix
11 51 (1.65%) SaltStack
12 49 (1.59%) Sybase
13 43 (1.39%) Atlassian
14 42 (1.36%) Sun
15 41 (1.33%) Teradata
16 38 (1.23%) New Relic
17 36 (1.16%) Perforce
18 32 (1.04%) TIBCO
19 31 (1.00%) BMC
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