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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 21 35 71
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +36
Contract jobs citing Python 92 41 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.53% 4.15% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.70% 9.40% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 38 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 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
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
492 436 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.29% 44.08% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 289 232
Average daily rate £363 £300 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £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 £32.50 £22.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% +44.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 76 (68.47%) Ruby
2 74 (66.67%) Linux
3 65 (58.56%) DevOps
4 56 (50.45%) Puppet
4 56 (50.45%) PHP
5 53 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (44.14%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (36.04%) Bash Shell
8 33 (29.73%) SQL
8 33 (29.73%) Configuration Management
9 32 (28.83%) Java
9 32 (28.83%) Apache
10 31 (27.93%) MongoDB
10 31 (27.93%) Splunk
11 29 (26.13%) Software Engineering
12 25 (22.52%) C++
13 24 (21.62%) Node.js
14 23 (20.72%) UNIX
15 22 (19.82%) Oracle
15 22 (19.82%) TDD
16 20 (18.02%) NoSQL
16 20 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
16 20 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (18.02%) Graphite
17 18 (16.22%) CentOS
17 18 (16.22%) Riak
17 18 (16.22%) JavaScript
18 17 (15.32%) Client/Server
18 17 (15.32%) Redis
19 16 (14.41%) Web Services

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (28.83%) Apache
2 24 (21.62%) Node.js
3 11 (9.91%) OpenStack
4 6 (5.41%) nginx
5 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.50%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.91%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.41%) Amazon S3
3 6 (5.41%) Route 53
4 1 (0.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.90%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) DNS
1 10 (9.01%) Internet
2 9 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.21%) SSL
4 6 (5.41%) SAN
5 5 (4.50%) DHCP
5 5 (4.50%) Firewall
6 4 (3.60%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.80%) HTTP
8 1 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.93%) MongoDB
2 20 (18.02%) NoSQL
3 18 (16.22%) Riak
4 17 (15.32%) Redis
5 14 (12.61%) MySQL
6 13 (11.71%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (11.71%) CouchDB
6 13 (11.71%) Hypertable
7 10 (9.01%) Couchbase
8 9 (8.11%) SimpleDB
9 6 (5.41%) Pentaho
9 6 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.71%) Fiddler
3 6 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.50%) QUnit
4 5 (4.50%) JUnit
4 5 (4.50%) JMeter
4 5 (4.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.90%) Selenium
5 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.90%) Grunt
General
1 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.60%) Law
3 1 (0.90%) Advertising
3 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (38.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (22.52%) Developer
3 14 (12.61%) Software Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) Python Developer
6 9 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (8.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Programmer
9 5 (4.50%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.60%) Digital Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) Web Services
2 14 (12.61%) J2EE
3 10 (9.01%) jQuery
4 9 (8.11%) Hibernate
5 8 (7.21%) .NET
6 7 (6.31%) HTML
6 7 (6.31%) REST
7 6 (5.41%) Mustache
7 6 (5.41%) Ajax
7 6 (5.41%) JPA
7 6 (5.41%) Drools
7 6 (5.41%) XML
7 6 (5.41%) CSS
7 6 (5.41%) JRules
8 5 (4.50%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (4.50%) JSON
8 5 (4.50%) LAMP
8 5 (4.50%) Apache Camel
9 4 (3.60%) Django
9 4 (3.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) Client/Server
2 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.11%) Open Source
4 5 (4.50%) PKI
4 5 (4.50%) Smartcard
5 4 (3.60%) NHS
5 4 (3.60%) Clustering
5 4 (3.60%) User Experience
6 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.90%) Social Media
8 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (66.67%) Linux
2 23 (20.72%) UNIX
3 18 (16.22%) CentOS
4 15 (13.51%) Windows
5 14 (12.61%) Ubuntu
6 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.60%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.70%) Solaris
10 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.90%) Debian
10 1 (0.90%) Android
10 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (58.56%) DevOps
2 53 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.73%) Configuration Management
4 29 (26.13%) Software Engineering
5 22 (19.82%) TDD
6 20 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (10.81%) Load Balancing
7 12 (10.81%) Workflow
8 9 (8.11%) MVC
9 8 (7.21%) Service Management
9 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
10 7 (6.31%) Project Management
11 6 (5.41%) Kanban
12 5 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (4.50%) Scrum
12 5 (4.50%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.50%) Agile Project Management
13 4 (3.60%) Security Testing
13 4 (3.60%) Data Protection
13 4 (3.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (68.47%) Ruby
2 56 (50.45%) PHP
3 40 (36.04%) Bash Shell
4 33 (29.73%) SQL
5 32 (28.83%) Java
6 25 (22.52%) C++
7 18 (16.22%) JavaScript
8 14 (12.61%) C
8 14 (12.61%) C#
9 13 (11.71%) Shell Script
10 9 (8.11%) Perl
11 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.60%) Degree
3 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 56 (50.45%) Puppet
2 49 (44.14%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (18.02%) Graphite
4 15 (13.51%) Nagios
5 13 (11.71%) CFEngine
5 13 (11.71%) Ansible
6 11 (9.91%) Salt
7 10 (9.01%) Cobbler
7 10 (9.01%) Tivoli
8 6 (5.41%) HAProxy
8 6 (5.41%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.90%) Opsview
Vendors
1 31 (27.93%) Splunk
2 22 (19.82%) Oracle
3 13 (11.71%) Red Hat
3 13 (11.71%) SaltStack
4 6 (5.41%) VMware
5 5 (4.50%) Cisco
5 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.50%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.80%) Percona
7 1 (0.90%) Zend
7 1 (0.90%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.90%) Tealeaf