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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 56 94 146
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +52
Contract jobs citing Python 1507 894 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.25% 2.03% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.54% 5.41% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 638 382
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 18
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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
17638 16517 15639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.98% 37.55% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11904 10560 9767
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 460 661
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.18 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +18 925 £500 +11.11% 341
South East +63 235 £338 +3.84% 105
South West +35 96 £450 +56.52% 43
East of England +38 86 £350 +7.69% 85
Yorkshire +25 81 £363 +20.83% 24
North West +31 56 £408 +7.23% 19
West Midlands +11 12 £425 - 15
North East -2 11 £483 - 3
East Midlands +16 6 £550 +77.41% 5
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1398 (47.34%) Linux
2 1159 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1078 (36.51%) Java
4 956 (32.37%) Ruby
5 708 (23.98%) Perl
6 650 (22.01%) UNIX
7 636 (21.54%) SQL
8 575 (19.47%) JavaScript
9 565 (19.13%) DevOps
10 553 (18.73%) C++
11 524 (17.74%) Git (software)
12 518 (17.54%) Puppet
13 482 (16.32%) HTML
14 473 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
15 446 (15.10%) PHP
16 431 (14.60%) Bash Shell
17 412 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
18 399 (13.51%) Jenkins
19 391 (13.24%) CSS
20 388 (13.14%) OO
21 381 (12.90%) Windows
22 366 (12.39%) TDD
23 363 (12.29%) Scrum
24 359 (12.16%) Finance
25 350 (11.85%) Django
26 348 (11.78%) Oracle
27 346 (11.72%) Subversion
28 344 (11.65%) Configuration Management
29 331 (11.21%) Software Engineering
30 326 (11.04%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 281 (9.52%) Apache
2 152 (5.15%) Node.js
3 124 (4.20%) OpenStack
4 88 (2.98%) nginx
5 83 (2.81%) Tomcat
6 65 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 64 (2.17%) Apache Spark
8 54 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 51 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
10 38 (1.29%) Confluence
11 33 (1.12%) Apache Pig
12 30 (1.02%) JBoss
12 30 (1.02%) CMS
13 28 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 25 (0.85%) ArcGIS
15 23 (0.78%) SAS
16 19 (0.64%) IIS
17 18 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
19 15 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 75 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.88%) MS Office
3 22 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (0.61%) MS Project
5 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.14%) Maya
7 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.068%) SPSS
9 1 (0.034%) MODO
9 1 (0.034%) Weka
9 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.034%) Simulink
9 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 15 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.44%) Documaker
4 12 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
5 7 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
5 7 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.20%) Front Arena
7 3 (0.10%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.068%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.068%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.034%) Magento
9 1 (0.034%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.034%) Summit
9 1 (0.034%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.034%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.034%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.034%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 255 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
3 92 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 53 (1.79%) Amazon S3
5 38 (1.29%) Heroku
5 38 (1.29%) PaaS
6 37 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.98%) GitHub
8 24 (0.81%) IaaS
9 21 (0.71%) SaaS
9 21 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.44%) Engine Yard
11 11 (0.37%) Google App Engine
11 11 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.27%) Route 53
13 6 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.10%) ElastiCache
15 2 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 186 (6.30%) HTTP
2 141 (4.77%) Internet
3 140 (4.74%) TCP/IP
4 115 (3.89%) DNS
5 100 (3.39%) SSL
6 95 (3.22%) Firewall
7 48 (1.63%) SAN
8 41 (1.39%) LDAP
9 36 (1.22%) NAS
10 35 (1.19%) LAN
11 28 (0.95%) Network Security
11 28 (0.95%) VPN
11 28 (0.95%) DHCP
11 28 (0.95%) Multicast
12 26 (0.88%) VLAN
12 26 (0.88%) WAN
13 25 (0.85%) BGP
14 23 (0.78%) SMTP
14 23 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (10.36%) MySQL
2 239 (8.09%) MongoDB
2 239 (8.09%) NoSQL
3 231 (7.82%) Relational Database
4 224 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
5 183 (6.20%) Hadoop
6 170 (5.76%) Big Data
7 131 (4.44%) SQL Server
8 115 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 91 (3.08%) RDBMS
10 76 (2.57%) Redis
11 65 (2.20%) Apache Hive
12 62 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
13 55 (1.86%) Oracle Database
14 40 (1.35%) HBase
15 39 (1.32%) Riak
16 38 (1.29%) CouchDB
17 26 (0.88%) Data Mining
17 26 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
18 24 (0.81%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 524 (17.74%) Git (software)
2 399 (13.51%) Jenkins
3 346 (11.72%) Subversion
4 149 (5.05%) JIRA
5 133 (4.50%) Selenium
6 117 (3.96%) Maven
7 90 (3.05%) ClearCase
8 88 (2.98%) Cucumber
8 88 (2.98%) Ant
9 81 (2.74%) Hudson
10 73 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 69 (2.34%) JUnit
12 48 (1.63%) TeamCity
13 44 (1.49%) Jasmine
14 43 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 41 (1.39%) Eclipse
16 37 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
17 35 (1.19%) GoogleTest
18 32 (1.08%) CruiseControl
19 30 (1.02%) CppUnit
General
1 359 (12.16%) Finance
2 306 (10.36%) Banking
3 198 (6.71%) Investment Banking
4 158 (5.35%) Front Office
5 98 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 79 (2.68%) Publishing
7 78 (2.64%) Games
8 44 (1.49%) Electronics
9 41 (1.39%) Marketing
10 34 (1.15%) Law
11 33 (1.12%) Legal
11 33 (1.12%) Retail
12 25 (0.85%) Advertising
13 20 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.61%) Billing
16 17 (0.58%) Automotive
17 8 (0.27%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.20%) Back Office
19 5 (0.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1353 (45.82%) Developer
2 417 (14.12%) Python Developer
3 317 (10.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 182 (6.16%) Java Developer
5 177 (5.99%) Software Engineer
6 164 (5.55%) Senior Developer
7 130 (4.40%) C++ Developer
8 122 (4.13%) Analyst
9 116 (3.93%) Architect
10 106 (3.59%) Test Engineer
11 103 (3.49%) Python/Django Developer
12 102 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 92 (3.12%) Consultant
14 87 (2.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 82 (2.78%) Software Developer
16 79 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
17 71 (2.40%) Web Developer
18 68 (2.30%) PHP Developer
19 67 (2.27%) Administrator
20 64 (2.17%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (16.32%) HTML
2 391 (13.24%) CSS
3 350 (11.85%) Django
4 287 (9.72%) Web Services
5 238 (8.06%) XML
6 189 (6.40%) .NET
7 175 (5.93%) JSON
8 174 (5.89%) HTML5
9 167 (5.66%) jQuery
10 145 (4.91%) REST
10 145 (4.91%) RESTful
11 126 (4.27%) AngularJS
12 122 (4.13%) CSS3
13 103 (3.49%) Spring
14 93 (3.15%) Ruby on Rails
15 81 (2.74%) LAMP
16 70 (2.37%) J2EE
16 70 (2.37%) Ajax
17 68 (2.30%) Middleware
18 65 (2.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 276 (9.35%) Open Source
2 193 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 119 (4.03%) Derivative
5 91 (3.08%) Fixed Income
5 91 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 84 (2.84%) Algorithms
7 81 (2.74%) Visualisation
8 70 (2.37%) Mathematics
9 62 (2.10%) User Experience
10 57 (1.93%) Clustering
11 49 (1.66%) Statistics
12 43 (1.46%) Equities
13 42 (1.42%) Client/Server
14 39 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 39 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 34 (1.15%) Digital Media
16 29 (0.98%) Hedge funds
17 27 (0.91%) STB
18 25 (0.85%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1398 (47.34%) Linux
2 650 (22.01%) UNIX
3 381 (12.90%) Windows
4 172 (5.82%) CentOS
5 143 (4.84%) Ubuntu
6 140 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 117 (3.96%) Mac OS X
8 53 (1.79%) Solaris
9 51 (1.73%) Android
10 45 (1.52%) Debian
11 44 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (1.39%) AIX
13 36 (1.22%) Windows 7
14 30 (1.02%) Apple iOS
15 25 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 22 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
18 14 (0.47%) SUSE
19 13 (0.44%) Windows XP
20 12 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1159 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (19.13%) DevOps
3 473 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
4 388 (13.14%) OO
5 366 (12.39%) TDD
6 363 (12.29%) Scrum
7 344 (11.65%) Configuration Management
8 331 (11.21%) Software Engineering
9 232 (7.86%) Web Development
10 140 (4.74%) BDD
11 135 (4.57%) Load Balancing
12 134 (4.54%) Analytics
13 130 (4.40%) E-Commerce
14 127 (4.30%) Test Automation
15 122 (4.13%) Kanban
16 116 (3.93%) MVC
17 113 (3.83%) Responsive Web Design
18 112 (3.79%) SOA
18 112 (3.79%) OOP
19 110 (3.73%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1078 (36.51%) Java
2 956 (32.37%) Ruby
3 708 (23.98%) Perl
4 636 (21.54%) SQL
5 575 (19.47%) JavaScript
6 553 (18.73%) C++
7 446 (15.10%) PHP
8 431 (14.60%) Bash Shell
9 326 (11.04%) C#
10 268 (9.08%) Shell Script
11 247 (8.36%) C
12 222 (7.52%) Scala
13 92 (3.12%) PowerShell
14 70 (2.37%) VBA
15 59 (2.00%) R
16 42 (1.42%) PL/SQL
17 35 (1.19%) Jython
17 35 (1.19%) Korn
18 33 (1.12%) VB
19 29 (0.98%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 227 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 163 (5.52%) Degree
3 98 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 89 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 43 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.12%) CCNA
7 30 (1.02%) PhD
8 28 (0.95%) ISEB
9 20 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.51%) CCNP
11 12 (0.41%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.30%) CISSP
12 9 (0.30%) RHCT
13 7 (0.24%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.24%) OCPJP
14 6 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.17%) CCIE
16 4 (0.14%) MCITP
16 4 (0.14%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (5.69%) QA
2 18 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.41%) SLA
4 8 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.068%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.068%) Basel III
7 1 (0.034%) GPG13
7 1 (0.034%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.034%) Basel II
7 1 (0.034%) TickIT
7 1 (0.034%) JTAG
7 1 (0.034%) COBIT
7 1 (0.034%) HL7
System Software
1 125 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (1.90%) vCloud
3 46 (1.56%) Docker
4 38 (1.29%) Varnish
5 34 (1.15%) Active Directory
6 30 (1.02%) vSphere
7 28 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
8 27 (0.91%) HDFS
9 21 (0.71%) NFS
10 20 (0.68%) KVM
11 19 (0.64%) VMware ESX
12 18 (0.61%) Xen
12 18 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (0.54%) Sendmail
14 13 (0.44%) Shibboleth
14 13 (0.44%) Firmware
15 12 (0.41%) VirtualBox
16 11 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.37%) Apache Flume
17 10 (0.34%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 518 (17.54%) Puppet
2 412 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
3 209 (7.08%) Nagios
4 152 (5.15%) Ansible
5 100 (3.39%) Salt
6 76 (2.57%) ZABBIX
7 70 (2.37%) Graphite
8 49 (1.66%) Vagrant
9 43 (1.46%) Cacti
10 41 (1.39%) Cobbler
11 28 (0.95%) collectd
12 26 (0.88%) Kibana
13 25 (0.85%) Opsview
14 22 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
15 20 (0.68%) HAProxy
15 20 (0.68%) SELinux
15 20 (0.68%) Zenoss
16 17 (0.58%) CFEngine
17 16 (0.54%) Graylog2
17 16 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 348 (11.78%) Oracle
2 227 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 208 (7.04%) VMware
4 131 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 89 (3.01%) Splunk
6 63 (2.13%) Cisco
7 59 (2.00%) Google
8 56 (1.90%) IBM
9 52 (1.76%) Rackspace
10 49 (1.66%) Perforce
11 39 (1.32%) New Relic
12 38 (1.29%) Sybase
13 36 (1.22%) Zend
13 36 (1.22%) SaltStack
14 33 (1.12%) HP
15 31 (1.05%) F5
16 30 (1.02%) TIBCO
17 25 (0.85%) Percona
17 25 (0.85%) Remedy
18 24 (0.81%) Juniper
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £335.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montagu Black
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to 2 year contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago