The table below looks at the statistics for the Python Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python Developer
Rank 370 431 491
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 255 156 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 124 68
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£450 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £685 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Python Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Python Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Python Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python Developer within the UK.

Python Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Python Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Python Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Python Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python Developer within the UK.

Python Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Python Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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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
England +61 248 £450 -7.69% 69
London +61 189 £500 -9.09% 46
City of London +24 34 £600 +4.34% 18
South East +19 18 £388 +6.89% 4
North West - 16 £353 - 5
Manchester - 15 £353 - 1
Hampshire - 9 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £350 - 1
East of England - 9 £270 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 8 £270 - 1
Southampton - 7 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 7 £270 - 1
Leeds - 6 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £350 -
Scotland - 5 £450 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £450 - 1
Berkshire +11 4 £350 -12.50%
Oxfordshire -3 3 £325 - 1
South West -55 3 £479 +59.66% 7
Reading +16 2 - -
West Midlands -17 1 £303 -47.39%
Bristol -23 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £350 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £150 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
Midlands - - - - 1

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Python Developer in their job title 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 with Python Developer in their job title.

1 502 (100.00%) Python
2 217 (43.23%) Django
3 183 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (31.27%) TDD
5 150 (29.88%) Linux
6 146 (29.08%) OO
7 141 (28.09%) C++
8 124 (24.70%) JavaScript
9 121 (24.10%) SQL
10 112 (22.31%) Java
11 97 (19.32%) HTML
12 94 (18.73%) Finance
13 91 (18.13%) CSS
14 82 (16.33%) Banking
15 78 (15.54%) Git (software)
16 75 (14.94%) C#
17 71 (14.14%) Software Engineering
18 70 (13.94%) Web Development
19 69 (13.75%) PostgreSQL
20 68 (13.55%) MySQL
21 62 (12.35%) Investment Banking
22 61 (12.15%) Scrum
23 59 (11.75%) Front Office
24 57 (11.35%) Derivative
25 56 (11.16%) jQuery
26 55 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
27 54 (10.76%) Oracle
28 53 (10.56%) HTML5
29 48 (9.56%) Windows
30 47 (9.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Python Developer in their job title 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 with Python Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (6.77%) Apache
2 17 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.39%) Node.js
4 11 (2.19%) IIS
5 7 (1.39%) nginx
5 7 (1.39%) CMS
6 3 (0.60%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.40%) Tornado
8 1 (0.20%) Gunicorn
8 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Houdini
1 1 (0.20%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.19%) Google App Engine
1 11 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.59%) Google Compute Engine
3 7 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.00%) SaaS
4 5 (1.00%) GitHub
5 2 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.40%) PaaS
5 2 (0.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.39%) HTTP
2 16 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.59%) SNMP
3 13 (2.59%) Internet
3 13 (2.59%) SSH
4 7 (1.39%) MQTT
4 7 (1.39%) Modbus
5 6 (1.20%) SMTP
6 2 (0.40%) DVB
6 2 (0.40%) DNS
6 2 (0.40%) Network Security
6 2 (0.40%) NGN
7 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (13.75%) PostgreSQL
2 68 (13.55%) MySQL
3 26 (5.18%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.58%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.38%) Big Data
6 21 (4.18%) SQL Server
7 16 (3.19%) ObjectStore
8 15 (2.99%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (1.59%) Redis
9 8 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.80%) KDB
12 3 (0.60%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.40%) HBase
14 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.20%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.20%) SQLite
14 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (15.54%) Git (software)
2 28 (5.58%) Subversion
3 16 (3.19%) Jasmine
4 14 (2.79%) Karma Test Runner
5 11 (2.19%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.39%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.39%) Maven
7 6 (1.20%) FitNesse
7 6 (1.20%) JBehave
8 4 (0.80%) JUnit
8 4 (0.80%) jMock
9 3 (0.60%) Grunt
9 3 (0.60%) Selenium
9 3 (0.60%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.40%) Hudson
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.20%) Firebug
General
1 94 (18.73%) Finance
2 82 (16.33%) Banking
3 62 (12.35%) Investment Banking
4 59 (11.75%) Front Office
5 24 (4.78%) Games
6 16 (3.19%) Back Office
7 8 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.20%) Advertising
8 6 (1.20%) Legal
9 5 (1.00%) Marketing
10 4 (0.80%) Publishing
11 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.60%) Electronics
12 2 (0.40%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (43.23%) Django
2 97 (19.32%) HTML
3 91 (18.13%) CSS
4 56 (11.16%) jQuery
5 53 (10.56%) HTML5
6 45 (8.96%) Web Services
7 41 (8.17%) XML
8 29 (5.78%) Twisted
8 29 (5.78%) JSON
9 28 (5.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 27 (5.38%) Flask
11 25 (4.98%) Pyramid
12 23 (4.58%) NumPy
13 22 (4.38%) SciPy
13 22 (4.38%) CSS3
13 22 (4.38%) AngularJS
13 22 (4.38%) STL
14 17 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
14 17 (3.39%) ZeroMQ
15 15 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.35%) Derivative
2 47 (9.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 38 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.97%) Open Source
5 25 (4.98%) Computer Science
6 24 (4.78%) Fixed Income
7 21 (4.18%) Credit Derivative
7 21 (4.18%) Visualisation
8 20 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (3.19%) Equities
10 15 (2.99%) Digital Media
11 11 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (1.99%) Credit Risk
13 8 (1.59%) STB
14 7 (1.39%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.39%) Mathematics
14 7 (1.39%) Social Network
15 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
16 5 (1.00%) User Experience
16 5 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 150 (29.88%) Linux
2 48 (9.56%) Windows
3 43 (8.57%) UNIX
4 14 (2.79%) Ubuntu
4 14 (2.79%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.00%) Debian
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.60%) CentOS
8 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.20%) VMS
10 1 (0.20%) Fedora
10 1 (0.20%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (31.27%) TDD
3 146 (29.08%) OO
4 71 (14.14%) Software Engineering
5 70 (13.94%) Web Development
6 61 (12.15%) Scrum
7 55 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (6.57%) OOP
8 33 (6.57%) Analytics
9 31 (6.18%) Pair Programming
10 30 (5.98%) DevOps
10 30 (5.98%) BDD
11 26 (5.18%) OOD
12 23 (4.58%) Web Design
12 23 (4.58%) Responsive Web Design
13 22 (4.38%) Functional Programming
14 21 (4.18%) Unit Testing
14 21 (4.18%) Risk Management
15 16 (3.19%) ATDD
16 15 (2.99%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 502 (100.00%) Python
2 141 (28.09%) C++
3 124 (24.70%) JavaScript
4 121 (24.10%) SQL
5 112 (22.31%) Java
6 75 (14.94%) C#
7 29 (5.78%) Ruby
8 26 (5.18%) C
9 23 (4.58%) PHP
10 22 (4.38%) Perl
11 21 (4.18%) Scala
11 21 (4.18%) Bash Shell
12 15 (2.99%) R
13 11 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.80%) VBA
15 3 (0.60%) Haskell
15 3 (0.60%) Erlang
16 2 (0.40%) SPARQL
16 2 (0.40%) Golang
Qualifications
1 38 (7.57%) Degree
2 7 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 8 (1.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.00%) Vagrant
2 5 (1.00%) Puppet
3 3 (0.60%) StatsD
3 3 (0.60%) WMI
4 2 (0.40%) Nagios
4 2 (0.40%) Cacti
4 2 (0.40%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 54 (10.76%) Oracle
2 15 (2.99%) Google
3 10 (1.99%) Red Hat
4 8 (1.59%) Splunk
5 4 (0.80%) Sybase
6 3 (0.60%) Rackspace
6 3 (0.60%) Percona
7 1 (0.20%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.20%) Facebook
7 1 (0.20%) Netezza
7 1 (0.20%) Zend
7 1 (0.20%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (0.20%) SAP
7 1 (0.20%) JBoss
7 1 (0.20%) MicroStrategy
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