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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 59 84 103
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +19
Contract jobs citing Python 1562 1091 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.18% 2.27% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.39% 6.06% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 778 546
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 £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -15.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.71 £16.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £45.50 £51.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
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
18609 18006 15832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.83% 37.53% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12514 12053 10020
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 432 579
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +17 921 £500 +11.11% 411
South East +51 259 £375 -7.97% 135
Yorkshire +8 107 £350 +14.75% 23
North West +31 76 £525 +40.00% 24
South West +6 70 £438 +12.90% 50
East of England +12 53 £350 -6.66% 77
West Midlands +18 33 £375 +7.14% 14
North East +1 22 £445 +27.14% 5
East Midlands - 17 £475 - 18
Midlands - 1 £250 -
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1495 (47.86%) Linux
2 1165 (37.29%) Java
3 1120 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
4 855 (27.37%) Ruby
5 771 (24.68%) Perl
6 664 (21.25%) UNIX
7 657 (21.03%) SQL
8 618 (19.78%) DevOps
9 608 (19.46%) Puppet
10 570 (18.25%) JavaScript
11 548 (17.54%) Git (software)
12 535 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
13 507 (16.23%) C++
14 486 (15.56%) Bash Shell
15 483 (15.46%) Jenkins
16 482 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
17 470 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
18 467 (14.95%) Finance
19 456 (14.60%) Configuration Management
20 445 (14.24%) Windows
21 399 (12.77%) Oracle
22 397 (12.71%) PHP
23 382 (12.23%) HTML
24 356 (11.40%) OO
25 350 (11.20%) Banking
26 341 (10.92%) TDD
27 326 (10.44%) Subversion
28 324 (10.37%) Open Source
29 322 (10.31%) MySQL
30 316 (10.12%) Web Services

Python
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 282 (9.03%) Apache
2 162 (5.19%) OpenStack
3 144 (4.61%) Node.js
4 130 (4.16%) Tomcat
5 97 (3.10%) WebSphere
6 91 (2.91%) nginx
7 78 (2.50%) JBoss
8 75 (2.40%) IIS
9 69 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
10 64 (2.05%) Confluence
11 62 (1.98%) Apache Spark
12 48 (1.54%) WebLogic
13 39 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
14 37 (1.18%) SAS
15 32 (1.02%) CMS
16 29 (0.93%) Apache Pig
17 25 (0.80%) Drupal
18 24 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
19 21 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 19 (0.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 61 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 24 (0.77%) MS Office
3 18 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.35%) Maya
5 6 (0.19%) SPSS
6 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.096%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.064%) MS Project
9 1 (0.032%) Weka
9 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (0.51%) Front Arena
2 10 (0.32%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.064%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.064%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.064%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.064%) Documaker
7 2 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.064%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.032%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.032%) Odoo
8 1 (0.032%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.032%) Unica
8 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.032%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 482 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
4 71 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 55 (1.76%) IaaS
6 54 (1.73%) Heroku
7 47 (1.50%) PaaS
8 45 (1.44%) GitHub
9 39 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 39 (1.25%) Amazon S3
10 37 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (0.80%) SaaS
12 17 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (0.48%) Google Analytics
14 14 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.42%) Google App Engine
16 11 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.32%) Route 53
18 9 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (0.29%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 170 (5.44%) HTTP
2 161 (5.15%) Firewall
3 153 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 140 (4.48%) Internet
4 140 (4.48%) DNS
5 121 (3.87%) SSL
6 68 (2.18%) LDAP
7 63 (2.02%) LAN
8 52 (1.66%) VPN
9 47 (1.50%) WAN
9 47 (1.50%) SAN
10 33 (1.06%) DHCP
11 32 (1.02%) SMTP
12 30 (0.96%) Wireshark
13 29 (0.93%) Multicast
14 26 (0.83%) VLAN
14 26 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (0.74%) Kerberos
16 22 (0.70%) Network Security
17 21 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (10.31%) MySQL
2 314 (10.05%) MongoDB
3 244 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
4 233 (7.46%) NoSQL
5 230 (7.36%) Hadoop
6 225 (7.20%) Relational Database
7 210 (6.72%) SQL Server
8 188 (6.02%) Big Data
9 111 (3.55%) RDBMS
10 100 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 98 (3.14%) Redis
12 72 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
13 64 (2.05%) Apache Hive
14 59 (1.89%) HBase
15 53 (1.70%) Data Mining
16 40 (1.28%) Oracle Database
17 28 (0.90%) DB2
18 27 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 22 (0.70%) OLTP
19 22 (0.70%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 548 (17.54%) Git (software)
2 483 (15.46%) Jenkins
3 326 (10.44%) Subversion
4 207 (6.63%) JIRA
5 154 (4.93%) Maven
6 133 (4.26%) Selenium
7 111 (3.55%) Ant
8 108 (3.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 82 (2.62%) ClearCase
10 77 (2.46%) TeamCity
11 72 (2.30%) Hudson
12 70 (2.24%) JUnit
13 67 (2.14%) Cucumber
14 50 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 50 (1.60%) Mercurial
15 45 (1.44%) Eclipse
16 39 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 38 (1.22%) WebDriver
17 38 (1.22%) Gerrit
18 34 (1.09%) Gradle
General
1 467 (14.95%) Finance
2 350 (11.20%) Banking
3 237 (7.59%) Investment Banking
4 233 (7.46%) Front Office
5 111 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 61 (1.95%) Games
7 60 (1.92%) Publishing
8 41 (1.31%) Marketing
9 39 (1.25%) Retail
10 32 (1.02%) Electronics
11 28 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.74%) Advertising
12 23 (0.74%) Legal
13 21 (0.67%) Law
14 17 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.32%) French Language
16 9 (0.29%) Back Office
17 8 (0.26%) Military
18 7 (0.22%) Billing
19 4 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1287 (41.20%) Developer
2 414 (13.25%) Python Developer
3 360 (11.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 220 (7.04%) Java Developer
5 163 (5.22%) Analyst
6 145 (4.64%) Software Engineer
6 145 (4.64%) Architect
7 144 (4.61%) Administrator
8 110 (3.52%) Senior Developer
9 107 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
9 107 (3.43%) C++ Developer
10 94 (3.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 91 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
12 84 (2.69%) Consultant
13 83 (2.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 79 (2.53%) Applications Support
15 78 (2.50%) Software Developer
16 74 (2.37%) Linux Administrator
17 63 (2.02%) Python/Django Developer
17 63 (2.02%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (12.23%) HTML
2 316 (10.12%) Web Services
3 285 (9.12%) CSS
4 265 (8.48%) Django
5 258 (8.26%) .NET
6 215 (6.88%) XML
7 172 (5.51%) AngularJS
8 158 (5.06%) RESTful
9 150 (4.80%) HTML5
10 143 (4.58%) JSON
11 128 (4.10%) REST
12 101 (3.23%) jQuery
13 94 (3.01%) Spring
14 77 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails
15 73 (2.34%) J2EE
15 73 (2.34%) LAMP
16 72 (2.30%) CSS3
17 67 (2.14%) Middleware
18 66 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
19 59 (1.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 324 (10.37%) Open Source
2 269 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 127 (4.07%) Visualisation
5 119 (3.81%) Derivative
6 108 (3.46%) Fixed Income
7 67 (2.14%) User Experience
8 66 (2.11%) Mathematics
9 61 (1.95%) Algorithms
9 61 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 58 (1.86%) Statistics
11 53 (1.70%) Clustering
12 47 (1.50%) Equities
13 46 (1.47%) Hedge funds
14 42 (1.34%) Mobile App
15 37 (1.18%) Data Structures
16 32 (1.02%) Credit Risk
16 32 (1.02%) Physics
17 31 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
17 31 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1495 (47.86%) Linux
2 664 (21.25%) UNIX
3 445 (14.24%) Windows
4 210 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 159 (5.09%) CentOS
6 151 (4.83%) Ubuntu
7 77 (2.46%) Solaris
8 67 (2.14%) Android
9 66 (2.11%) Mac OS X
10 65 (2.08%) Debian
11 46 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 41 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (1.18%) AIX
14 23 (0.74%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.58%) SUSE
17 15 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
18 14 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1120 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (19.78%) DevOps
3 535 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
4 456 (14.60%) Configuration Management
5 356 (11.40%) OO
6 341 (10.92%) TDD
7 302 (9.67%) Software Engineering
8 288 (9.22%) Scrum
9 180 (5.76%) Web Development
10 179 (5.73%) Analytics
11 133 (4.26%) OOP
12 127 (4.07%) BDD
12 127 (4.07%) Load Balancing
13 126 (4.03%) Continuous Delivery
14 125 (4.00%) Release Management
15 116 (3.71%) E-Commerce
15 116 (3.71%) Project Management
16 113 (3.62%) SOA
16 113 (3.62%) Mentoring
17 110 (3.52%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1165 (37.29%) Java
2 855 (27.37%) Ruby
3 771 (24.68%) Perl
4 657 (21.03%) SQL
5 570 (18.25%) JavaScript
6 507 (16.23%) C++
7 486 (15.56%) Bash Shell
8 397 (12.71%) PHP
9 313 (10.02%) C#
10 299 (9.57%) Shell Script
11 237 (7.59%) C
12 164 (5.25%) Scala
13 145 (4.64%) R
14 135 (4.32%) PowerShell
15 89 (2.85%) VBA
16 79 (2.53%) Go
17 48 (1.54%) MATLAB
18 40 (1.28%) Korn
19 37 (1.18%) Jython
20 34 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 275 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 191 (6.11%) Degree
3 122 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 100 (3.20%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.06%) PhD
7 29 (0.93%) CCNA
8 15 (0.48%) ISEB
9 14 (0.45%) CCNP
10 13 (0.42%) OCPJP
11 12 (0.38%) RHCE
11 12 (0.38%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.22%) RHCT
12 7 (0.22%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.19%) LPIC
13 6 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.13%) JNCIP
15 4 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.096%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (5.06%) QA
2 8 (0.26%) SLA
2 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.16%) COREP
3 5 (0.16%) FINREP
4 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.064%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.064%) MiFID
5 2 (0.064%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.032%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.032%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.032%) JTAG
System Software
1 151 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (3.75%) Docker
3 62 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 50 (1.60%) Varnish
5 47 (1.50%) KVM
6 45 (1.44%) vCloud
7 43 (1.38%) vSphere
8 40 (1.28%) HDFS
9 31 (0.99%) QEMU
9 31 (0.99%) NFS
10 18 (0.58%) Hyper-V
11 17 (0.54%) Sendmail
12 16 (0.51%) Postfix
13 15 (0.48%) XenServer
13 15 (0.48%) Xen
13 15 (0.48%) Samba
14 13 (0.42%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.38%) Firmware
15 12 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 608 (19.46%) Puppet
2 470 (15.04%) Opscode Chef
3 199 (6.37%) Ansible
4 151 (4.83%) Nagios
5 126 (4.03%) Salt
6 80 (2.56%) Vagrant
7 67 (2.14%) ZABBIX
8 52 (1.66%) Graphite
9 47 (1.50%) Cobbler
10 39 (1.25%) Kibana
11 38 (1.22%) Zenoss
11 38 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
12 35 (1.12%) Tivoli
13 32 (1.02%) HAProxy
14 31 (0.99%) BladeLogic
15 30 (0.96%) StatsD
16 24 (0.77%) logstash
16 24 (0.77%) yum
17 23 (0.74%) Rundeck
18 22 (0.70%) Cacti
Vendors
1 399 (12.77%) Oracle
2 276 (8.83%) Red Hat
3 269 (8.61%) VMware
4 138 (4.42%) Microsoft
5 103 (3.30%) Splunk
6 79 (2.53%) Tableau
7 76 (2.43%) Cisco
8 72 (2.30%) IBM
9 58 (1.86%) Google
10 55 (1.76%) HP
11 50 (1.60%) Sybase
11 50 (1.60%) Perforce
12 48 (1.54%) Rackspace
13 47 (1.50%) Citrix
13 47 (1.50%) TIBCO
14 42 (1.34%) New Relic
15 37 (1.18%) SaltStack
16 32 (1.02%) Teradata
16 32 (1.02%) AppDynamics
17 31 (0.99%) Greenplum
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