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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python Developer
Rank 359 365 429
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 276 248 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.47% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.51% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 194 94
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£450 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £293
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +45.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
50665 48981 46333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32010 29890 26848
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
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 1905 1968 2163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -17 251 £450 -5.26% 84
London -20 163 £500 - 65
City of London 0 42 £469 -21.87% 18
West Midlands +33 31 £375 -
Birmingham +26 29 £375 -
Scotland - 23 £398 - 7
South East -4 18 £375 -11.76% 6
Edinburgh - 18 £400 - 4
Berkshire - 12 £375 - 1
East of England -5 10 £400 +3.22% 4
West Yorkshire -14 10 £475 +35.71%
Yorkshire -15 10 £475 +50.55%
South West -18 10 £478 -4.40% 1
Leeds -19 10 £475 +35.71%
Cambridgeshire -8 8 £400 +3.22% 4
Gloucestershire -10 8 £478 -4.40% 1
Reading - 6 £400 - 1
Slough - 6 £375 -
Cambridge -18 4 £325 -16.12% 4
North West -31 4 £363 -9.37% 3
Cheltenham - 4 £478 -
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £388 - 1
East Midlands -4 3 £250 -23.07%
Manchester -20 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Bristol - 2 £450 -
Livingston - 2 £385 -
Docklands, London - 2 £600 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
West Lothian - 2 £385 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £250 -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 483 (100.00%) Python
2 207 (42.86%) Django
3 195 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (27.74%) TDD
5 132 (27.33%) Linux
6 109 (22.57%) Finance
7 99 (20.50%) OO
8 90 (18.63%) JavaScript
8 90 (18.63%) Front Office
9 85 (17.60%) Java
10 82 (16.98%) SQL
11 80 (16.56%) C++
12 75 (15.53%) Banking
13 73 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
14 70 (14.49%) PostgreSQL
15 69 (14.29%) Git (software)
16 59 (12.22%) Investment Banking
17 55 (11.39%) HTML
18 49 (10.14%) CSS
19 47 (9.73%) Scrum
20 43 (8.90%) Software Engineering
20 43 (8.90%) Flask
21 41 (8.49%) Subversion
22 38 (7.87%) RESTful
23 35 (7.25%) BDD
24 34 (7.04%) Derivative
24 34 (7.04%) Web Development
24 34 (7.04%) C#
24 34 (7.04%) REST
25 33 (6.83%) OOP

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (2.07%) CMS
2 6 (1.24%) Node.js
2 6 (1.24%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.24%) IPython
2 6 (1.24%) Apache
3 3 (0.62%) GemFire
3 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.41%) WordPress
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.21%) Tornado
Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Odoo
2 4 (0.83%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.69%) Heroku
3 5 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (1.04%) GitHub
4 4 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.83%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 4 (0.83%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.41%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.21%) Internet
2 17 (3.52%) HTTP
3 5 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.62%) SSL
4 3 (0.62%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.62%) SNMP
4 3 (0.62%) SMTP
4 3 (0.62%) FTP
4 3 (0.62%) DVB
4 3 (0.62%) Telnet
4 3 (0.62%) SSH
5 1 (0.21%) AMQP
5 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.49%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (6.63%) MySQL
3 29 (6.00%) MongoDB
4 28 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 27 (5.59%) SQL Server
6 16 (3.31%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.48%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.28%) Redis
9 10 (2.07%) Big Data
10 9 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.66%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.04%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.41%) DB2
14 1 (0.21%) KDB
14 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.21%) HBase
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 69 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.49%) Subversion
3 21 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.93%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.90%) Selenium
6 13 (2.69%) Hudson
7 12 (2.48%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.83%) Maven
8 4 (0.83%) JIRA
9 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.41%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.41%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.21%) jMock
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.21%) Ant
10 1 (0.21%) JUnit
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
General
1 109 (22.57%) Finance
2 90 (18.63%) Front Office
3 75 (15.53%) Banking
4 59 (12.22%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.07%) Retail
7 9 (1.86%) Games
7 9 (1.86%) Advertising
8 8 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.04%) French Language
9 5 (1.04%) Marketing
10 3 (0.62%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (42.86%) Django
2 55 (11.39%) HTML
3 49 (10.14%) CSS
4 43 (8.90%) Flask
5 38 (7.87%) RESTful
6 34 (7.04%) REST
7 33 (6.83%) NumPy
8 26 (5.38%) Pandas
8 26 (5.38%) AngularJS
9 23 (4.76%) SciPy
10 22 (4.55%) Celery
11 21 (4.35%) .NET
12 20 (4.14%) XML
13 17 (3.52%) Qt
14 15 (3.11%) Web Services
14 15 (3.11%) JSON
15 13 (2.69%) jQuery
15 13 (2.69%) HTML5
16 12 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
17 10 (2.07%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.04%) Derivative
2 24 (4.97%) Credit Risk
3 23 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 21 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 20 (4.14%) User Experience
6 18 (3.73%) Computer Science
7 17 (3.52%) Grid Computing
8 11 (2.28%) Market Risk
8 11 (2.28%) Visualisation
8 11 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.86%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.66%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.45%) Physics
11 7 (1.45%) Equities
11 7 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.24%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.04%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.83%) DTV
14 4 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 132 (27.33%) Linux
2 26 (5.38%) UNIX
3 22 (4.55%) Windows
4 20 (4.14%) Ubuntu
5 19 (3.93%) Debian
6 7 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.83%) CentOS
8 3 (0.62%) Android
8 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.41%) MVS
9 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (27.74%) TDD
3 99 (20.50%) OO
4 73 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (9.73%) Scrum
6 43 (8.90%) Software Engineering
7 35 (7.25%) BDD
8 34 (7.04%) Web Development
9 33 (6.83%) OOP
10 30 (6.21%) Unit Testing
11 29 (6.00%) Functional Programming
12 28 (5.80%) Mentoring
12 28 (5.80%) Analytics
13 27 (5.59%) Multithreading
14 25 (5.18%) MVC
15 18 (3.73%) Software Testing
15 18 (3.73%) Test Automation
16 16 (3.31%) Pair Programming
16 16 (3.31%) Configuration Management
17 15 (3.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 483 (100.00%) Python
2 90 (18.63%) JavaScript
3 85 (17.60%) Java
4 82 (16.98%) SQL
5 80 (16.56%) C++
6 34 (7.04%) C#
7 27 (5.59%) PHP
8 24 (4.97%) Perl
9 18 (3.73%) C
10 17 (3.52%) R
11 14 (2.90%) VBA
12 10 (2.07%) Ruby
13 8 (1.66%) Scala
14 6 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.24%) Cython
15 4 (0.83%) F#
15 4 (0.83%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.83%) Haskell
16 3 (0.62%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 30 (6.21%) Degree
2 18 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.07%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.83%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (2.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) HDFS
2 1 (0.21%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (3.31%) Vagrant
2 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.83%) Puppet
3 3 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (2.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle
3 4 (0.83%) Sybase
3 4 (0.83%) Google
4 3 (0.62%) Zend
4 3 (0.62%) Cisco
4 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.41%) Perforce
5 2 (0.41%) VMware
5 2 (0.41%) Progress
6 1 (0.21%) Siebel
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.21%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.21%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.21%) PayPal
6 1 (0.21%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.21%) DataSynapse
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