The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 27 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing Python 20 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.60% 2.87% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.30% 6.58% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Median daily rate £408 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
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
177 152 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 58.42% 43.68% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 125 47
Median daily rate £375 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Python.

1 27 (67.50%) Java
2 24 (60.00%) Linux
2 24 (60.00%) C++
3 15 (37.50%) Statistics
4 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
6 12 (30.00%) OO
6 12 (30.00%) Big Data
6 12 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 12 (30.00%) Analytics
6 12 (30.00%) Algorithms
7 11 (27.50%) Data Acquisition
7 11 (27.50%) HPCC
7 11 (27.50%) Bash Shell
7 11 (27.50%) Open Source
7 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
7 11 (27.50%) R
7 11 (27.50%) C
7 11 (27.50%) Perl
7 11 (27.50%) Finance
7 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (27.50%) Visualisation
8 10 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 10 (25.00%) KDB
8 10 (25.00%) Front Office
8 10 (25.00%) Maven
8 10 (25.00%) Refactoring
8 10 (25.00%) Oracle
8 10 (25.00%) SAS
8 10 (25.00%) Hedge funds

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (25.00%) SAS
2 2 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.50%) PaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.50%) GitHub
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.50%) DHCP
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) Big Data
2 11 (27.50%) HPCC
2 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
3 10 (25.00%) KDB
4 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (5.00%) OLTP
5 2 (5.00%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.50%) GIS
6 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (7.50%) Gradle
2 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) MSBuild
3 2 (5.00%) NUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Appium
4 1 (2.50%) CMake
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) Protractor
4 1 (2.50%) Redmine
4 1 (2.50%) Robotium
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Front Office
3 3 (7.50%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Quantitative Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Data Scientist
4 4 (10.00%) Big Data Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Data Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) AngularJS
2 10 (25.00%) Esper
2 10 (25.00%) NumPy
2 10 (25.00%) Pandas
2 10 (25.00%) Pyramid
2 10 (25.00%) SciPy
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) Django
5 3 (7.50%) Celery
5 3 (7.50%) CSS
5 3 (7.50%) HTML
5 3 (7.50%) HTML5
5 3 (7.50%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (5.00%) CakePHP
6 2 (5.00%) CSS3
6 2 (5.00%) JSON
6 2 (5.00%) OpenGL
6 2 (5.00%) Qt
7 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Statistics
2 12 (30.00%) Algorithms
3 11 (27.50%) Visualisation
4 10 (25.00%) Hedge funds
5 5 (12.50%) Semantic Web
6 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (5.00%) W3C
7 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
3 12 (30.00%) Analytics
3 12 (30.00%) OO
4 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (27.50%) Data Acquisition
4 11 (27.50%) Open Source
5 10 (25.00%) Quantitative Trading
5 10 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 10 (25.00%) Time Series Analysis
5 10 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.50%) BDD
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (7.50%) Microservices
8 3 (7.50%) TDD
8 3 (7.50%) Web Development
9 2 (5.00%) MapReduce
9 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) Java
2 24 (60.00%) C++
3 11 (27.50%) Bash Shell
3 11 (27.50%) C
3 11 (27.50%) Perl
3 11 (27.50%) R
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.50%) Scala
7 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) Hyperic
3 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Perforce
4 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.50%) ESRI
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat