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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 21 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Python 10 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.10% 4.88% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.11% 11.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£343 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
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
90 87 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 36.89% 42.44% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 52 42
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
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 17 September 2014, 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 6 (54.55%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) Subversion
2 4 (36.36%) Django
3 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 3 (27.27%) Physics
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 3 (27.27%) jQuery
3 3 (27.27%) Change Control
3 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Apache
3 3 (27.27%) PhD
3 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Games
4 2 (18.18%) uWSGI
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) ODBC
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
4 2 (18.18%) Regular Expression
4 2 (18.18%) WSGI
4 2 (18.18%) Shibboleth

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 3 (27.27%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) uWSGI
2 2 (18.18%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
3 1 (9.09%) Introscope
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Scala Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Django
2 3 (27.27%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) ODBC
3 2 (18.18%) Regular Expression
3 2 (18.18%) WSGI
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Qt
4 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) JDBC
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) STL
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
4 1 (9.09%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
1 3 (27.27%) Physics
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 2 (18.18%) Image Processing
2 2 (18.18%) Video Processing
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Use Case
3 1 (9.09%) Parallel Computing
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Parallel Processing
3 1 (9.09%) Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) Korn
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) Jython
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) IBM