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 22 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 52 46 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Contract jobs citing Python 21 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.03% 3.90% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.16% 9.50% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 11
Average daily rate
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£225 £401 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.82% +14.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
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
341 379 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 33.01% 41.06% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 221 354
Average daily rate £320 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 44 (53.01%) Linux
2 39 (46.99%) Splunk
3 34 (40.96%) Ubuntu
4 33 (39.76%) CentOS
5 27 (32.53%) Service Management
6 25 (30.12%) C++
7 23 (27.71%) Web Services
7 23 (27.71%) Workflow
7 23 (27.71%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (25.30%) Puppet
8 21 (25.30%) Windows
9 18 (21.69%) Ruby
10 17 (20.48%) Software Engineering
10 17 (20.48%) PHP
11 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (19.28%) Incident Management
11 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (18.07%) DevOps
12 15 (18.07%) VMware
12 15 (18.07%) Windows XP
12 15 (18.07%) SAN
13 14 (16.87%) NHS
13 14 (16.87%) nginx
14 13 (15.66%) VMware Server
15 12 (14.46%) Bash Shell
15 12 (14.46%) Java
15 12 (14.46%) SQL
16 11 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
17 10 (12.05%) Salt
17 10 (12.05%) Perl

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (16.87%) nginx
2 9 (10.84%) Apache
3 7 (8.43%) Node.js
4 4 (4.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.41%) Confluence
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.07%) SAN
2 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.84%) Internet
4 8 (9.64%) SSL
5 7 (8.43%) SSH
5 7 (8.43%) DNS
6 6 (7.23%) Firewall
7 4 (4.82%) Ethernet
7 4 (4.82%) VLAN
8 2 (2.41%) LAN
8 2 (2.41%) WAN
8 2 (2.41%) DVB
9 1 (1.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) Redis
2 8 (9.64%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.02%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.02%) Riak
3 5 (6.02%) Couchbase
3 5 (6.02%) SimpleDB
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.82%) MySQL
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.41%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.61%) Maven
2 3 (3.61%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) JMeter
3 1 (1.20%) Selenium
3 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (9.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Law
3 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) 2nd Line Support
1 15 (18.07%) Developer
2 14 (16.87%) Software Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Cloud Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Architect
5 8 (9.64%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.02%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Linux Support
9 4 (4.82%) Python Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Support Technician
10 3 (3.61%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.61%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) Web Services
2 7 (8.43%) XML
3 6 (7.23%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.02%) .NET
4 5 (6.02%) REST
5 4 (4.82%) jQuery
6 3 (3.61%) HTML
6 3 (3.61%) CSS
6 3 (3.61%) Symfony
7 2 (2.41%) J2EE
7 2 (2.41%) WCF
8 1 (1.20%) Middleware
8 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.20%) J2SE
8 1 (1.20%) JDBC
8 1 (1.20%) SOAP
8 1 (1.20%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (1.20%) JPA
8 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) NHS
2 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.23%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.61%) Reference Data
4 3 (3.61%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.41%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.41%) Open Source
5 2 (2.41%) IPTV
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (53.01%) Linux
2 34 (40.96%) Ubuntu
3 33 (39.76%) CentOS
4 21 (25.30%) Windows
5 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (18.07%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Service Management
2 23 (27.71%) Workflow
3 17 (20.48%) Software Engineering
4 16 (19.28%) Incident Management
5 15 (18.07%) DevOps
6 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.05%) TDD
7 7 (8.43%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.23%) ITIL
9 5 (6.02%) MVC
9 5 (6.02%) Scrum
9 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.02%) OOP
9 5 (6.02%) OO
9 5 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.82%) BDD
10 4 (4.82%) QMS
10 4 (4.82%) Quality Management
11 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) C++
2 18 (21.69%) Ruby
3 17 (20.48%) PHP
4 12 (14.46%) Bash Shell
4 12 (14.46%) Java
4 12 (14.46%) SQL
5 10 (12.05%) Perl
6 6 (7.23%) C#
6 6 (7.23%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.61%) PHP5
9 2 (2.41%) VB
9 2 (2.41%) Tcl
10 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) ISEB
2 4 (4.82%) Degree
3 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
1 2 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (25.30%) Puppet
2 11 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (12.05%) Salt
4 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (46.99%) Splunk
2 15 (18.07%) VMware
3 9 (10.84%) Oracle
4 6 (7.23%) Cisco
5 3 (3.61%) Google
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.61%) Facebook
5 3 (3.61%) Twitter
6 1 (1.20%) Capita
6 1 (1.20%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix
6 1 (1.20%) Zend