The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python Developer
Rank 407 464 449
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 184 74 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 55 101
Average daily rate £463 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +150.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50313 44084 56073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.17% 92.43% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30713 25214 30795
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2177 2578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +57 179 £500 - 39
London +31 109 £503 -1.95% 27
South East +42 44 £425 -19.04% 3
City of London +14 26 £600 -4.00% 6
North West - 11 £350 - 3
Cheshire - 10 £350 - 3
South West - 9 £450 - 2
Chester - 8 £338 - 2
Cambridge 0 4 £270 -12.90%
Cambridgeshire -9 4 £270 -12.90%
East of England -20 4 £270 -12.90% 1
Scotland - 3 £263 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £258 -
West Yorkshire -13 1 £281 +2.18%
Yorkshire -15 1 £281 +2.18%
Leeds -15 1 £281 +2.18%
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Bath - 1 £275 - 1
Somerset - 1 £275 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £290 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 315 (100.00%) Python
2 127 (40.32%) Django
3 103 (32.70%) C++
4 102 (32.38%) Linux
5 100 (31.75%) OO
5 100 (31.75%) JavaScript
6 99 (31.43%) HTML
7 97 (30.79%) CSS
8 93 (29.52%) SQL
9 85 (26.98%) TDD
10 83 (26.35%) Java
11 79 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
12 76 (24.13%) Finance
13 70 (22.22%) Web Services
13 70 (22.22%) HTML5
14 67 (21.27%) jQuery
15 64 (20.32%) Web Development
16 62 (19.68%) Oracle
17 58 (18.41%) UNIX
18 54 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (15.87%) Enterprise Software
20 49 (15.56%) Relational Database
21 46 (14.60%) Git (software)
22 43 (13.65%) Software Engineering
23 41 (13.02%) Web Design
23 41 (13.02%) Responsive Web Design
24 39 (12.38%) MySQL
24 39 (12.38%) OOP
25 38 (12.06%) Front Office
26 36 (11.43%) Subversion

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (7.30%) Node.js
2 20 (6.35%) Apache
3 7 (2.22%) nginx
4 4 (1.27%) Zope
5 2 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.32%) Plone
6 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.54%) Google App Engine
3 6 (1.90%) GitHub
4 4 (1.27%) Google Compute Engine
4 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.35%) Internet
2 16 (5.08%) DNS
3 14 (4.44%) SSL
3 14 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.81%) SNMP
5 8 (2.54%) SSH
6 2 (0.63%) HTTP
7 1 (0.32%) VLAN
7 1 (0.32%) NGN
7 1 (0.32%) Network Security
7 1 (0.32%) MRTG
7 1 (0.32%) RFID
7 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 39 (12.38%) MySQL
3 28 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.13%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.22%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.27%) Big Data
7 4 (1.27%) KDB
8 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.63%) Redis
9 1 (0.32%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.32%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.32%) OLAP
9 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (14.60%) Git (software)
2 36 (11.43%) Subversion
3 10 (3.17%) Maven
4 5 (1.59%) Hudson
5 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.63%) Redmine
6 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.32%) JBehave
7 1 (0.32%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.32%) Gradle
General
1 76 (24.13%) Finance
2 38 (12.06%) Front Office
3 34 (10.79%) Banking
4 20 (6.35%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.86%) Back Office
6 6 (1.90%) Electronics
6 6 (1.90%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) German Language
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (40.32%) Django
2 99 (31.43%) HTML
3 97 (30.79%) CSS
4 70 (22.22%) Web Services
4 70 (22.22%) HTML5
5 67 (21.27%) jQuery
6 23 (7.30%) NumPy
7 21 (6.67%) SciPy
8 17 (5.40%) Flask
9 13 (4.13%) CSS3
10 12 (3.81%) Twisted
10 12 (3.81%) JSON
11 10 (3.17%) REST
12 9 (2.86%) RESTful
12 9 (2.86%) XML-RPC
13 8 (2.54%) XHTML
13 8 (2.54%) XML
14 7 (2.22%) AngularJS
15 5 (1.59%) WebSockets
15 5 (1.59%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.87%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (8.89%) Open Source
3 21 (6.67%) Derivative
4 17 (5.40%) Equities
5 16 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (4.13%) Client/Server
6 13 (4.13%) STB
6 13 (4.13%) Equity Derivative
6 13 (4.13%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.13%) Visualisation
7 8 (2.54%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.54%) Statistics
7 8 (2.54%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.22%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.95%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.63%) Machine Learning
10 2 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.63%) DTV
11 1 (0.32%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 102 (32.38%) Linux
2 58 (18.41%) UNIX
3 15 (4.76%) Windows
4 8 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.22%) Android
6 5 (1.59%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.59%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) Debian
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (31.75%) OO
2 85 (26.98%) TDD
3 79 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (20.32%) Web Development
5 54 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (13.65%) Software Engineering
7 41 (13.02%) Web Design
7 41 (13.02%) Responsive Web Design
8 39 (12.38%) OOP
9 28 (8.89%) Scrum
10 20 (6.35%) BDD
11 19 (6.03%) Multithreading
12 18 (5.71%) Unit Testing
12 18 (5.71%) Pair Programming
13 13 (4.13%) Load Balancing
13 13 (4.13%) OOD
14 9 (2.86%) ATDD
15 8 (2.54%) Risk Management
15 8 (2.54%) Problem Management
16 7 (2.22%) ICONIX
Programming Languages
1 315 (100.00%) Python
2 103 (32.70%) C++
3 100 (31.75%) JavaScript
4 93 (29.52%) SQL
5 83 (26.35%) Java
6 34 (10.79%) PHP
7 28 (8.89%) C#
8 27 (8.57%) PL/SQL
9 22 (6.98%) Bash Shell
10 20 (6.35%) Ruby
11 17 (5.40%) Perl
12 15 (4.76%) C
13 10 (3.17%) Scala
14 7 (2.22%) Golang
15 5 (1.59%) PHP4
16 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.32%) Jython
17 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.32%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.32%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 32 (10.16%) Degree
2 7 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.90%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) vSphere
1 1 (0.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.32%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 62 (19.68%) Oracle
2 15 (4.76%) Google
3 3 (0.95%) Zend
3 3 (0.95%) Perforce
4 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.32%) VMware
5 1 (0.32%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (0.32%) Rackspace
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