The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 26 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Python 36 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.49% 0.97% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.86% 3.39% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 2
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£295 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.33% +20.96%
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
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
227 118 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 34.60% 28.57% 45.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 64 119
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 9
Average hourly rate £19.75 £33.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.48% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £33.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.75 £36.75
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 Oxfordshire

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

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

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +3 22 £313 -3.84% 13
Abingdon - 1 £290 - 1
Banbury - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Thame - - - -
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 27 (47.37%) PHP
2 26 (45.61%) UNIX
2 26 (45.61%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (42.11%) Subversion
4 21 (36.84%) MySQL
5 19 (33.33%) Puppet
6 18 (31.58%) Linux
7 17 (29.82%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (29.82%) Apache
8 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
8 16 (28.07%) DevOps
9 14 (24.56%) Regular Expression
9 14 (24.56%) Django
9 14 (24.56%) Shibboleth
9 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
9 14 (24.56%) Perl
10 13 (22.81%) Jenkins
11 12 (21.05%) WSGI
11 12 (21.05%) uWSGI
12 11 (19.30%) Bash Shell
13 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
13 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
13 10 (17.54%) C++
14 9 (15.79%) CMS
15 8 (14.04%) Java
15 8 (14.04%) SQL
15 8 (14.04%) ODBC
15 8 (14.04%) Mathematics
16 7 (12.28%) Physics
16 7 (12.28%) Computer Science

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (29.82%) Apache
2 12 (21.05%) uWSGI
3 9 (15.79%) CMS
4 4 (7.02%) Drupal
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.75%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (3.51%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) SNMP
3 1 (1.75%) DNS
3 1 (1.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) MySQL
2 17 (29.82%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.02%) Big Data
4 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.51%) Star Schema
5 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) Impala
6 1 (1.75%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.75%) HBase
6 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (42.11%) Subversion
2 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
3 13 (22.81%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.51%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) PyUnit
General
1 6 (10.53%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Systems Administrator
2 11 (19.30%) Administrator
2 11 (19.30%) Linux Administrator
2 11 (19.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 9 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Computer Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Python Developer
6 4 (7.02%) PHP Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Development Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) Regular Expression
1 14 (24.56%) Django
2 12 (21.05%) WSGI
3 8 (14.04%) ODBC
4 6 (10.53%) CSS
4 6 (10.53%) HTML
5 5 (8.77%) jQuery
6 3 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.51%) XHTML
7 2 (3.51%) RSS
7 2 (3.51%) Web Services
7 2 (3.51%) XSL
7 2 (3.51%) Symfony
7 2 (3.51%) CakePHP
7 2 (3.51%) Ajax
8 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.75%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.75%) CSS3
8 1 (1.75%) PhoneGap
8 1 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Mathematics
2 7 (12.28%) Physics
2 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.53%) Wiki
4 2 (3.51%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) UNIX
2 18 (31.58%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) CentOS
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (28.07%) DevOps
3 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
4 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.28%) Image Processing
4 7 (12.28%) Video Processing
4 7 (12.28%) Migration
4 7 (12.28%) Project Management
5 6 (10.53%) Signal Processing
5 6 (10.53%) Change Control
6 5 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (8.77%) Web Development
6 5 (8.77%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.02%) TDD
7 4 (7.02%) Web Application Development
8 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.51%) ETL
9 2 (3.51%) Web Design
9 2 (3.51%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) PHP
2 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
2 14 (24.56%) Perl
3 11 (19.30%) Bash Shell
4 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.54%) C++
5 8 (14.04%) Java
5 8 (14.04%) SQL
6 7 (12.28%) MATLAB
7 3 (5.26%) Scala
8 2 (3.51%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.75%) C
9 1 (1.75%) C#
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 6 (10.53%) PhD
3 5 (8.77%) RHCT
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Shibboleth
2 2 (3.51%) HDFS
3 1 (1.75%) Docker
3 1 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) Puppet
2 5 (8.77%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.75%) Google
2 1 (1.75%) Tableau