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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python Developer
Rank 386 388 444
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 236 203 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.39% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.42% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 146 71
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£425 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £663 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £310
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +33.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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 0 227 £425 -6.59% 80
London +5 142 £525 +5.00% 61
City of London +16 34 £456 -23.95% 19
West Midlands +18 28 £375 - 4
Birmingham +18 26 £375 - 3
South East -25 19 £375 -11.76% 3
Berkshire - 16 £375 -
Yorkshire -3 13 £438 +57.37%
West Yorkshire 0 11 £475 +69.03%
Leeds -3 11 £475 +69.03%
East of England +11 10 £375 +38.88% 1
Reading - 10 £375 -
South West +5 9 £478 +0.63% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 9 £375 +38.88% 1
Gloucestershire -11 8 £478 -4.40%
Scotland +2 7 £425 +6.25% 8
Edinburgh - 7 £425 - 6
Cambridge -2 6 £323 +19.44% 1
Slough - 6 £375 -
Cheltenham - 5 £478 -
North West -29 3 £300 -14.28% 4
Barnsley +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £325 - 1
Hampshire -3 1 £488 +68.10%
South Yorkshire -9 1 - -
Cheshire -21 1 £300 -14.28% 1
Devon - 1 £438 -
Coventry - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Norwich - 1 £410 -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 427 (100.00%) Python
2 173 (40.52%) Django
3 164 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (27.17%) Linux
5 102 (23.89%) TDD
6 91 (21.31%) Finance
7 83 (19.44%) Banking
7 83 (19.44%) OO
8 82 (19.20%) SQL
9 81 (18.97%) JavaScript
9 81 (18.97%) Front Office
10 79 (18.50%) Java
11 74 (17.33%) C++
12 66 (15.46%) Investment Banking
13 63 (14.75%) Git (software)
14 62 (14.52%) PostgreSQL
15 54 (12.65%) HTML
16 50 (11.71%) CSS
17 49 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
18 45 (10.54%) C#
19 44 (10.30%) Scrum
20 41 (9.60%) RESTful
21 40 (9.37%) OOP
22 35 (8.20%) Flask
23 34 (7.96%) Web Development
24 33 (7.73%) BDD
25 32 (7.49%) Subversion
25 32 (7.49%) AngularJS
26 30 (7.03%) Multithreading
27 28 (6.56%) Unit Testing

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (2.34%) CMS
2 7 (1.64%) Apache
3 6 (1.41%) Node.js
4 5 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.47%) nginx
5 2 (0.47%) WordPress
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (1.64%) MS Office
1 7 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.23%) Odoo
2 1 (0.23%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.58%) Heroku
3 5 (1.17%) GitHub
4 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.92%) Internet
2 16 (3.75%) HTTP
3 9 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.94%) SMTP
4 4 (0.94%) FTP
4 4 (0.94%) SNMP
4 4 (0.94%) SSL
4 4 (0.94%) Telnet
4 4 (0.94%) SSH
5 3 (0.70%) Modbus
5 3 (0.70%) MQTT
5 3 (0.70%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.47%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.52%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 25 (5.85%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.39%) NoSQL
5 19 (4.45%) MySQL
6 14 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.87%) Big Data
8 7 (1.64%) Redis
8 7 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.17%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.70%) KDB
11 2 (0.47%) DB2
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.23%) HBase
12 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 63 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.49%) Subversion
3 22 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (3.28%) Selenium
5 7 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.94%) Maven
8 3 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.47%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.23%) Ant
10 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.23%) Hudson
10 1 (0.23%) JBehave
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
General
1 91 (21.31%) Finance
2 83 (19.44%) Banking
3 81 (18.97%) Front Office
4 66 (15.46%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.58%) Advertising
6 8 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.41%) Games
7 6 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.17%) Law
8 5 (1.17%) French Language
8 5 (1.17%) Marketing
9 3 (0.70%) Publishing
10 2 (0.47%) Retail
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (40.52%) Django
2 54 (12.65%) HTML
3 50 (11.71%) CSS
4 41 (9.60%) RESTful
5 35 (8.20%) Flask
6 32 (7.49%) AngularJS
7 25 (5.85%) .NET
7 25 (5.85%) REST
8 22 (5.15%) NumPy
9 21 (4.92%) Web Services
10 19 (4.45%) Pandas
11 18 (4.22%) Celery
12 17 (3.98%) Qt
12 17 (3.98%) SciPy
13 14 (3.28%) JSON
13 14 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (2.11%) Twisted
15 8 (1.87%) Pyramid
15 8 (1.87%) WebGL
16 7 (1.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.32%) Derivative
2 24 (5.62%) Algorithms
3 23 (5.39%) Data Structures
4 17 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.28%) User Experience
7 10 (2.34%) Visualisation
7 10 (2.34%) Credit Risk
8 9 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (2.11%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.87%) Equities
10 7 (1.64%) Grid Computing
10 7 (1.64%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.41%) Physics
11 6 (1.41%) Open Source
12 5 (1.17%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.17%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.94%) Replication
13 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 116 (27.17%) Linux
2 25 (5.85%) UNIX
3 20 (4.68%) Ubuntu
4 19 (4.45%) Debian
5 17 (3.98%) Windows
6 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.70%) Android
8 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.47%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.89%) TDD
3 83 (19.44%) OO
4 49 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (10.30%) Scrum
6 40 (9.37%) OOP
7 34 (7.96%) Web Development
8 33 (7.73%) BDD
9 30 (7.03%) Multithreading
10 28 (6.56%) Unit Testing
10 28 (6.56%) Software Engineering
11 25 (5.85%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.62%) MVC
13 21 (4.92%) Test Automation
14 17 (3.98%) Functional Programming
15 15 (3.51%) Risk Management
15 15 (3.51%) Refactoring
16 14 (3.28%) OOD
16 14 (3.28%) Analytics
17 13 (3.04%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 427 (100.00%) Python
2 82 (19.20%) SQL
3 81 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 79 (18.50%) Java
5 74 (17.33%) C++
6 45 (10.54%) C#
7 22 (5.15%) VBA
8 20 (4.68%) PHP
9 15 (3.51%) C
10 14 (3.28%) Ruby
10 14 (3.28%) R
10 14 (3.28%) Perl
11 6 (1.41%) IronPython
11 6 (1.41%) Cython
11 6 (1.41%) IPython
12 5 (1.17%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.70%) Go
15 2 (0.47%) VC++
15 2 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (4.92%) Degree
2 17 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.34%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.47%) MiFID
2 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.11%) Varnish
2 8 (1.87%) Docker
3 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (3.04%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.70%) Ansible
3 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.23%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (4.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.58%) Oracle
3 5 (1.17%) Sybase
4 3 (0.70%) Perforce
4 3 (0.70%) Cisco
5 2 (0.47%) Progress
6 1 (0.23%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.23%) Splunk
6 1 (0.23%) PayPal
6 1 (0.23%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.23%) Siebel
6 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.23%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.23%) Google
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