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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 62 69 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +22
Contract jobs citing Python 1533 1274 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.97% 2.58% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.75% 6.91% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 922 708
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 £319 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £683
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 30
Average hourly rate £41.00 £25.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.00% -29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.07 £16.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £40.00 £50.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.49%
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
19778 18433 17982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.27% 37.32% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13536 12006 11359
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 386 530
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +3 924 £475 - 426
South East +17 214 £385 +10.00% 111
East of England +32 90 £400 +3.22% 72
South West +12 74 £400 - 45
North West -12 70 £371 -23.45% 32
Yorkshire -18 70 £375 +45.63% 33
North East +12 44 £445 +35.87% 5
West Midlands +24 35 £375 +7.14% 8
East Midlands -1 9 £448 +30.18% 14
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1447 (46.66%) Linux
2 1148 (37.02%) Java
3 1057 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 801 (25.83%) Perl
5 747 (24.09%) Ruby
6 694 (22.38%) SQL
7 647 (20.86%) UNIX
8 644 (20.77%) JavaScript
9 604 (19.48%) Puppet
10 603 (19.45%) DevOps
11 535 (17.25%) Git (software)
12 522 (16.83%) C++
13 512 (16.51%) Jenkins
14 495 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
15 485 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
16 484 (15.61%) Bash Shell
17 480 (15.48%) Finance
18 455 (14.67%) Windows
19 453 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
20 440 (14.19%) Oracle
21 437 (14.09%) Configuration Management
22 413 (13.32%) TDD
23 395 (12.74%) HTML
24 356 (11.48%) PHP
25 339 (10.93%) MySQL
26 334 (10.77%) Banking
27 319 (10.29%) Web Services
28 307 (9.90%) Django
29 304 (9.80%) Subversion
29 304 (9.80%) VMware

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 247 (7.97%) Apache
2 176 (5.68%) Tomcat
3 158 (5.10%) Node.js
4 143 (4.61%) OpenStack
5 99 (3.19%) Confluence
6 89 (2.87%) IIS
7 87 (2.81%) WebSphere
8 75 (2.42%) JBoss
9 74 (2.39%) nginx
10 48 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
10 48 (1.55%) Apache Spark
11 47 (1.52%) SAS
12 40 (1.29%) WebLogic
13 33 (1.06%) Apache Pig
14 28 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
15 24 (0.77%) Drupal
16 22 (0.71%) Jetty
16 22 (0.71%) CMS
17 18 (0.58%) Oracle Spatial
18 17 (0.55%) Zope
Applications
1 54 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (0.42%) SPSS
3 13 (0.42%) MS Office
4 12 (0.39%) Maya
5 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.16%) 3ds Max
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.097%) MS Project
8 3 (0.097%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.097%) Maple
8 3 (0.097%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.064%) MODO
9 2 (0.064%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.064%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.064%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) Weka
Business Applications
1 16 (0.52%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.39%) Odoo
3 11 (0.35%) Front Arena
4 9 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.16%) Magento
6 3 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.064%) RMDS
7 2 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.064%) Summit
7 2 (0.064%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.064%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.032%) Unica
8 1 (0.032%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.032%) Documaker
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 453 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
4 61 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
5 59 (1.90%) IaaS
6 51 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (1.39%) GitHub
8 39 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (1.26%) Heroku
9 35 (1.13%) PaaS
10 27 (0.87%) SaaS
11 23 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.58%) Google App Engine
13 16 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 14 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.32%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 8 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
17 8 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 155 (5.00%) HTTP
1 155 (5.00%) Firewall
2 132 (4.26%) DNS
3 127 (4.10%) TCP/IP
3 127 (4.10%) Internet
4 111 (3.58%) SSL
5 91 (2.93%) LDAP
6 62 (2.00%) VPN
7 61 (1.97%) LAN
8 56 (1.81%) SAN
9 48 (1.55%) WAN
10 44 (1.42%) DHCP
11 32 (1.03%) SMTP
12 28 (0.90%) SSH
13 26 (0.84%) Wireless
14 24 (0.77%) Wireshark
15 23 (0.74%) SNMP
16 21 (0.68%) Kerberos
16 21 (0.68%) DMZ
16 21 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (10.93%) MySQL
2 284 (9.16%) MongoDB
3 244 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 235 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
5 232 (7.48%) Hadoop
6 227 (7.32%) SQL Server
7 213 (6.87%) NoSQL
8 162 (5.22%) Big Data
9 113 (3.64%) RDBMS
10 95 (3.06%) Redis
11 92 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 66 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
13 56 (1.81%) Data Mining
14 53 (1.71%) Apache Hive
15 52 (1.68%) Oracle Database
16 48 (1.55%) HBase
17 39 (1.26%) DB2
18 37 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.68%) QlikView
20 19 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 535 (17.25%) Git (software)
2 512 (16.51%) Jenkins
3 304 (9.80%) Subversion
4 233 (7.51%) JIRA
5 170 (5.48%) Maven
6 139 (4.48%) Selenium
7 119 (3.84%) Ant
8 99 (3.19%) Hudson
9 79 (2.55%) TeamCity
10 77 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 76 (2.45%) JUnit
12 75 (2.42%) Cucumber
13 63 (2.03%) ClearCase
14 55 (1.77%) Gradle
15 52 (1.68%) Mercurial
16 50 (1.61%) Gerrit
17 49 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
18 45 (1.45%) Eclipse
19 44 (1.42%) Artifactory
20 40 (1.29%) WebDriver
General
1 480 (15.48%) Finance
2 334 (10.77%) Banking
3 227 (7.32%) Front Office
4 218 (7.03%) Investment Banking
5 87 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 64 (2.06%) Retail
7 52 (1.68%) Games
8 41 (1.32%) Publishing
9 40 (1.29%) Marketing
10 35 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.84%) Electronics
12 20 (0.64%) Legal
13 19 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.55%) Back Office
15 12 (0.39%) Military
16 10 (0.32%) Advertising
17 9 (0.29%) French Language
18 8 (0.26%) German Language
19 7 (0.23%) Billing
20 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1234 (39.79%) Developer
2 428 (13.80%) Python Developer
3 351 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 222 (7.16%) Java Developer
5 169 (5.45%) Analyst
6 167 (5.39%) Administrator
7 150 (4.84%) Architect
8 139 (4.48%) Software Engineer
9 106 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
10 100 (3.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 99 (3.19%) Senior Developer
11 99 (3.19%) C++ Developer
12 86 (2.77%) Consultant
12 86 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
13 75 (2.42%) Applications Support
14 72 (2.32%) Django Developer
15 71 (2.29%) Data Scientist
15 71 (2.29%) Linux Administrator
16 70 (2.26%) Python/Django Developer
17 67 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (12.74%) HTML
2 319 (10.29%) Web Services
3 307 (9.90%) Django
4 263 (8.48%) CSS
5 244 (7.87%) .NET
6 218 (7.03%) XML
7 168 (5.42%) AngularJS
8 166 (5.35%) HTML5
9 163 (5.26%) REST
10 142 (4.58%) JSON
11 139 (4.48%) RESTful
12 131 (4.22%) Spring
13 111 (3.58%) jQuery
14 91 (2.93%) LAMP
15 84 (2.71%) CSS3
16 81 (2.61%) Hibernate
17 77 (2.48%) J2EE
18 75 (2.42%) Middleware
19 70 (2.26%) Flask
20 65 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 264 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 140 (4.51%) Visualisation
4 110 (3.55%) Fixed Income
5 101 (3.26%) Derivative
6 78 (2.52%) Mathematics
6 78 (2.52%) User Experience
7 67 (2.16%) Algorithms
8 64 (2.06%) Credit Risk
8 64 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 56 (1.81%) Data Centre
10 55 (1.77%) Statistics
11 54 (1.74%) Equities
12 43 (1.39%) Hedge funds
13 41 (1.32%) Data Structures
14 37 (1.19%) Physics
15 36 (1.16%) Mobile App
16 35 (1.13%) Clustering
16 35 (1.13%) Management Information System
17 31 (1.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1447 (46.66%) Linux
2 647 (20.86%) UNIX
3 455 (14.67%) Windows
4 213 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 148 (4.77%) CentOS
6 142 (4.58%) Ubuntu
7 74 (2.39%) Solaris
8 62 (2.00%) Android
9 58 (1.87%) Debian
10 45 (1.45%) AIX
11 44 (1.42%) Mac OS X
12 41 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 24 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (0.68%) Windows 7
15 18 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
17 15 (0.48%) Windows 8
17 15 (0.48%) SUSE
18 14 (0.45%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1057 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 603 (19.45%) DevOps
3 495 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
4 437 (14.09%) Configuration Management
5 413 (13.32%) TDD
6 297 (9.58%) Open Source
7 294 (9.48%) Scrum
8 286 (9.22%) OO
9 280 (9.03%) Software Engineering
10 203 (6.55%) Analytics
11 152 (4.90%) SDLC
12 141 (4.55%) Web Development
13 134 (4.32%) BDD
14 127 (4.10%) Unit Testing
15 118 (3.81%) Continuous Delivery
16 113 (3.64%) Multithreading
17 110 (3.55%) ITIL
18 109 (3.51%) Test Automation
19 106 (3.42%) E-Commerce
20 105 (3.39%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1148 (37.02%) Java
2 801 (25.83%) Perl
3 747 (24.09%) Ruby
4 694 (22.38%) SQL
5 644 (20.77%) JavaScript
6 522 (16.83%) C++
7 484 (15.61%) Bash Shell
8 356 (11.48%) PHP
9 277 (8.93%) C#
10 264 (8.51%) Shell Script
11 231 (7.45%) C
12 185 (5.97%) Scala
13 173 (5.58%) R
14 144 (4.64%) PowerShell
15 73 (2.35%) VBA
16 64 (2.06%) MATLAB
17 59 (1.90%) Groovy
18 56 (1.81%) Go
19 44 (1.42%) PL/SQL
20 40 (1.29%) Lua
Qualifications
1 273 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 218 (7.03%) Degree
3 124 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 106 (3.42%) DV Cleared
5 41 (1.32%) PhD
6 30 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (0.71%) CCNA
8 19 (0.61%) ISEB
9 15 (0.48%) RHCE
10 13 (0.42%) Sun Certification
11 12 (0.39%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.35%) OCPJP
12 11 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.23%) CCNP
14 6 (0.19%) CCIE
14 6 (0.19%) LPIC
15 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.16%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (5.26%) QA
2 23 (0.74%) SLA
3 9 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.16%) COREP
4 5 (0.16%) FINREP
5 3 (0.097%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.064%) SNOMED CT
6 2 (0.064%) WCAG
6 2 (0.064%) MiFID
7 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.032%) JTAG
7 1 (0.032%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.032%) Basel III
7 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.032%) CRD IV
System Software
1 173 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 155 (5.00%) Docker
3 69 (2.23%) Active Directory
4 56 (1.81%) KVM
5 49 (1.58%) vCloud
6 42 (1.35%) vSphere
7 37 (1.19%) Varnish
8 34 (1.10%) QEMU
9 26 (0.84%) HDFS
10 25 (0.81%) Hyper-V
10 25 (0.81%) NFS
11 21 (0.68%) Samba
12 17 (0.55%) XenServer
13 16 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (0.52%) Firmware
14 12 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (0.35%) Postfix
16 9 (0.29%) Sendmail
16 9 (0.29%) VMware ESX
16 9 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 604 (19.48%) Puppet
2 485 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
3 215 (6.93%) Ansible
4 114 (3.68%) Nagios
5 100 (3.22%) Salt
6 97 (3.13%) Vagrant
7 47 (1.52%) ZABBIX
8 46 (1.48%) Graphite
9 42 (1.35%) Zenoss
10 40 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
10 40 (1.29%) Kibana
11 39 (1.26%) BladeLogic
12 36 (1.16%) Tivoli
13 35 (1.13%) Cobbler
13 35 (1.13%) Rundeck
14 34 (1.10%) HAProxy
14 34 (1.10%) StatsD
15 28 (0.90%) logstash
15 28 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
16 24 (0.77%) Control-M
Vendors
1 440 (14.19%) Oracle
2 304 (9.80%) VMware
3 267 (8.61%) Red Hat
4 132 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 112 (3.61%) Splunk
6 82 (2.64%) Tableau
7 69 (2.23%) IBM
8 65 (2.10%) Google
9 62 (2.00%) HP
10 61 (1.97%) Cisco
11 58 (1.87%) Sybase
12 56 (1.81%) Citrix
13 44 (1.42%) Perforce
13 44 (1.42%) New Relic
14 43 (1.39%) TIBCO
15 42 (1.35%) SaltStack
16 41 (1.32%) Atlassian
17 39 (1.26%) Sun
18 35 (1.13%) Teradata
19 30 (0.97%) BMC
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £470 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago