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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 19 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Python 24 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.30% 6.01% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.11% 17.60% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 1
Average daily rate £520 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
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
149 125 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 51.56% 34.15% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 89 30
Average daily rate £425 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 32 (64.00%) Big Data
2 31 (62.00%) Java
3 30 (60.00%) Analytics
4 28 (56.00%) Degree
5 24 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (44.00%) Data Analysis
6 22 (44.00%) Linux
7 21 (42.00%) JavaScript
7 21 (42.00%) Hadoop
8 20 (40.00%) Data Analytics
8 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (40.00%) Publishing
9 19 (38.00%) MongoDB
9 19 (38.00%) NoSQL
9 19 (38.00%) Machine Learning
10 18 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (36.00%) C++
11 17 (34.00%) J2EE
11 17 (34.00%) WebLogic
11 17 (34.00%) Data Modelling
11 17 (34.00%) Zachman Framework
11 17 (34.00%) TOGAF
11 17 (34.00%) Content Management
11 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (34.00%) WebSphere
11 17 (34.00%) Waterfall
11 17 (34.00%) AngularJS
11 17 (34.00%) Node.js
11 17 (34.00%) Natural Language Processing
11 17 (34.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 17 (34.00%) Node.js
1 17 (34.00%) WebLogic
1 17 (34.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (18.00%) SAS
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 24 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.00%) VLAN
1 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (64.00%) Big Data
2 21 (42.00%) Hadoop
3 19 (38.00%) MongoDB
3 19 (38.00%) NoSQL
4 10 (20.00%) HPCC
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.00%) Apache Hive
6 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (4.00%) Redis
7 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.00%) HBase
7 1 (2.00%) MySQL
7 1 (2.00%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.00%) Power BI
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) Selenium
2 2 (4.00%) Redmine
3 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 20 (40.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.00%) Games
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Architect
2 17 (34.00%) Big Data Architect
2 17 (34.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 17 (34.00%) Data Architect
2 17 (34.00%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (30.00%) Developer
4 9 (18.00%) Data Scientist
5 7 (14.00%) C++ Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Fortran Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Fortran Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Python Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Administrator
8 4 (8.00%) Big Data Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) DevOps Administrator
9 3 (6.00%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (4.00%) AWS Administrator
10 2 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
10 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (4.00%) Unix Administrator
10 2 (4.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) AngularJS
1 17 (34.00%) J2EE
1 17 (34.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (10.00%) Django
2 5 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) Flask
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) Celery
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) CSS3
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) RESTful
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) LESS
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (34.00%) Algorithms
3 9 (18.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.00%) Statistics
5 3 (6.00%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.00%) Linux
2 16 (32.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) CentOS
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Analytics
2 22 (44.00%) Data Analysis
3 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (40.00%) Data Analytics
4 19 (38.00%) Machine Learning
5 17 (34.00%) Content Enrichment
5 17 (34.00%) Content Management
5 17 (34.00%) Data Modelling
5 17 (34.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (34.00%) TOGAF
5 17 (34.00%) Waterfall
5 17 (34.00%) Zachman Framework
6 7 (14.00%) OO
6 7 (14.00%) OOD
6 7 (14.00%) Parallel Programming
7 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.00%) DevOps
8 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.00%) Scrum
10 1 (2.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) Java
2 21 (42.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (36.00%) C++
4 11 (22.00%) Bash Shell
4 11 (22.00%) Perl
5 10 (20.00%) R
6 7 (14.00%) C
6 7 (14.00%) Fortran
7 6 (12.00%) Ruby
8 5 (10.00%) PHP
9 3 (6.00%) SQL
10 2 (4.00%) C#
11 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (56.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) LPIC
2 1 (2.00%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
1 1 (2.00%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Puppet
2 4 (8.00%) Ansible
2 4 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Mesos
3 1 (2.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.00%) Red Hat