The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 27 40 65
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +25
Contract jobs citing Python 69 37 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.37% 3.89% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.58% 9.11% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 1
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£363 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Python
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
443 406 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.87% 42.69% 39.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 278 183
Average daily rate £350 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £16.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +32.13%
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 Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Leeds region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Leeds region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 81 (70.43%) Ruby
2 78 (67.83%) Linux
3 70 (60.87%) DevOps
4 62 (53.91%) PHP
5 61 (53.04%) Puppet
6 59 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (46.96%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (37.39%) Bash Shell
9 37 (32.17%) Configuration Management
10 36 (31.30%) SQL
10 36 (31.30%) Java
11 35 (30.43%) Apache
11 35 (30.43%) MongoDB
12 32 (27.83%) Splunk
13 29 (25.22%) Software Engineering
14 26 (22.61%) UNIX
15 25 (21.74%) Oracle
16 24 (20.87%) C++
17 23 (20.00%) Node.js
18 22 (19.13%) Graphite
19 20 (17.39%) Riak
19 20 (17.39%) NoSQL
19 20 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (17.39%) TDD
20 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
21 17 (14.78%) CentOS
21 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (14.78%) Redis
21 17 (14.78%) Nagios
21 17 (14.78%) JavaScript

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 35 (30.43%) Apache
2 23 (20.00%) Node.js
3 14 (12.17%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.35%) nginx
4 5 (4.35%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.87%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.30%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.22%) Route 53
3 6 (5.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.87%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
1 9 (7.83%) DNS
2 8 (6.96%) Internet
2 8 (6.96%) SSL
3 5 (4.35%) Firewall
3 5 (4.35%) SAN
3 5 (4.35%) DHCP
4 4 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.61%) HTTP
6 1 (0.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.43%) MongoDB
2 20 (17.39%) Riak
2 20 (17.39%) NoSQL
3 17 (14.78%) Redis
4 16 (13.91%) MySQL
5 15 (13.04%) CouchDB
5 15 (13.04%) Hypertable
6 13 (11.30%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (8.70%) Couchbase
8 9 (7.83%) SimpleDB
9 6 (5.22%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (5.22%) Pentaho
10 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.04%) Fiddler
3 7 (6.09%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.22%) Subversion
5 5 (4.35%) JUnit
5 5 (4.35%) JMeter
5 5 (4.35%) QUnit
6 2 (1.74%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.87%) Selenium
7 1 (0.87%) JIRA
7 1 (0.87%) Maven
7 1 (0.87%) Grunt
General
1 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.48%) Law
3 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (42.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (20.87%) Developer
3 12 (10.43%) Software Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Analyst
5 9 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.09%) Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Python Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Digital Architect
9 4 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Programmer
10 3 (2.61%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (2.61%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.17%) J2EE
2 11 (9.57%) Web Services
3 10 (8.70%) HTML
4 9 (7.83%) CSS
4 9 (7.83%) Hibernate
4 9 (7.83%) jQuery
5 7 (6.09%) .NET
5 7 (6.09%) REST
6 6 (5.22%) Mustache
6 6 (5.22%) JPA
6 6 (5.22%) Drools
6 6 (5.22%) LAMP
6 6 (5.22%) JRules
6 6 (5.22%) Ajax
6 6 (5.22%) XML
7 5 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (4.35%) JSON
7 5 (4.35%) Apache Camel
8 4 (3.48%) Django
8 4 (3.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.91%) Client/Server
3 9 (7.83%) Open Source
4 5 (4.35%) Smartcard
4 5 (4.35%) PKI
4 5 (4.35%) Clustering
5 4 (3.48%) User Experience
5 4 (3.48%) NHS
6 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (67.83%) Linux
2 26 (22.61%) UNIX
3 17 (14.78%) CentOS
4 13 (11.30%) Windows
4 13 (11.30%) Ubuntu
5 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.61%) Solaris
8 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.87%) Debian
9 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (60.87%) DevOps
2 59 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (32.17%) Configuration Management
4 29 (25.22%) Software Engineering
5 20 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (17.39%) TDD
6 13 (11.30%) Load Balancing
7 11 (9.57%) Workflow
8 8 (6.96%) MVC
8 8 (6.96%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.09%) Project Management
9 7 (6.09%) Service Management
10 6 (5.22%) Kanban
10 6 (5.22%) Scrum
11 5 (4.35%) Test Automation
11 5 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
12 4 (3.48%) Security Testing
12 4 (3.48%) Data Protection
12 4 (3.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 81 (70.43%) Ruby
2 62 (53.91%) PHP
3 43 (37.39%) Bash Shell
4 36 (31.30%) SQL
4 36 (31.30%) Java
5 24 (20.87%) C++
6 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
7 16 (13.91%) C
8 14 (12.17%) C#
8 14 (12.17%) Perl
8 14 (12.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.48%) Degree
3 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) VMware Server
2 1 (0.87%) Xen
2 1 (0.87%) vSphere
2 1 (0.87%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 61 (53.04%) Puppet
2 54 (46.96%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (19.13%) Graphite
4 17 (14.78%) Nagios
5 15 (13.04%) CFEngine
5 15 (13.04%) Ansible
6 12 (10.43%) Cobbler
7 11 (9.57%) Tivoli
8 10 (8.70%) Salt
9 6 (5.22%) OpenIDM
10 5 (4.35%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.87%) Opsview
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) Splunk
2 25 (21.74%) Oracle
3 15 (13.04%) SaltStack
4 13 (11.30%) Red Hat
5 7 (6.09%) Rackspace
6 5 (4.35%) Cisco
6 5 (4.35%) VMware
7 4 (3.48%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.74%) Percona
9 1 (0.87%) Zend
9 1 (0.87%) Tealeaf
9 1 (0.87%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.87%) EnterpriseDB
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