The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 23 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 22 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.88% 0.58% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.92% 1.96% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
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£313 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.83%
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 £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Python
Oxfordshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
130 51 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 34.76% 29.48% 49.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 31 68
Average daily rate £411 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £23.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 16 (50.00%) MySQL
1 16 (50.00%) Subversion
1 16 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (46.88%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (46.88%) PHP
2 15 (46.88%) UNIX
3 14 (43.75%) Linux
4 13 (40.63%) Apache
4 13 (40.63%) Git (software)
4 13 (40.63%) Puppet
4 13 (40.63%) DevOps
5 11 (34.38%) Shibboleth
5 11 (34.38%) Regular Expression
5 11 (34.38%) WSGI
5 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
5 11 (34.38%) uWSGI
6 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
6 10 (31.25%) Django
7 8 (25.00%) Perl
7 8 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 7 (21.88%) CMS
8 7 (21.88%) SQL
9 6 (18.75%) C++
9 6 (18.75%) Wiki
10 5 (15.63%) Web Development
10 5 (15.63%) Java
10 5 (15.63%) ODBC
11 4 (12.50%) PhD
11 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.50%) MATLAB

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 13 (40.63%) Apache
2 11 (34.38%) uWSGI
3 7 (21.88%) CMS
4 4 (12.50%) Drupal
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) MySQL
2 15 (46.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.25%) Star Schema
3 2 (6.25%) Big Data
3 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.13%) Impala
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Sqoop
4 1 (3.13%) HBase
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Subversion
2 13 (40.63%) Git (software)
3 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) PyUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (25.00%) Administrator
2 8 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 8 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 7 (21.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Computer Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Python/Django Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Development Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Django Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Regular Expression
1 11 (34.38%) WSGI
2 10 (31.25%) Django
3 5 (15.63%) ODBC
4 3 (9.38%) HTML
4 3 (9.38%) CSS
5 2 (6.25%) jQuery
5 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.13%) JDBC
6 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Wiki
2 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 4 (12.50%) Physics
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) UNIX
2 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) CentOS
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (40.63%) DevOps
3 5 (15.63%) Web Development
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 4 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 4 (12.50%) Signal Processing
4 4 (12.50%) Image Processing
4 4 (12.50%) Video Processing
5 3 (9.38%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.38%) TDD
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) ETL
6 2 (6.25%) Web Design
6 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Use Case
7 1 (3.13%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.13%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) PHP
2 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
3 8 (25.00%) Perl
3 8 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (21.88%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) C++
6 5 (15.63%) Java
7 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.50%) MATLAB
8 3 (9.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) PhD
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Shibboleth
2 2 (6.25%) HDFS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.13%) Tableau
2 1 (3.13%) Google