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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python Developer
Rank 412 432 485
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 188 150 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.31% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 126 54
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£438 £375 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 £38.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Python Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 December 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 +1 185 £431 +15.00% 48
London +33 122 £469 +17.18% 34
City of London -12 21 £500 -16.66% 9
East of England -11 19 £270 -16.92% 2
South East -14 19 £369 -4.83% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 18 £270 -16.92% 1
Berkshire +12 12 £390 +4.00% 1
North West 0 10 £300 - 3
Reading - 10 £390 -
Cambridge +1 7 £270 -16.92% 1
Manchester - 7 £300 - 1
Hampshire -21 5 £350 -9.67% 2
Southampton - 5 £350 -
South West -24 4 £400 +45.45% 1
East Midlands - 4 £238 - 1
Cheshire - 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire -23 2 £394 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £238 - 1
Oxford - 1 £363 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - - 3
Scotland - 1 - - 5
Canary Wharf - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 443 (100.00%) Python
2 207 (46.73%) Django
3 182 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (28.89%) TDD
5 122 (27.54%) Linux
6 113 (25.51%) C++
7 101 (22.80%) OO
8 100 (22.57%) JavaScript
9 92 (20.77%) SQL
10 87 (19.64%) HTML
11 86 (19.41%) Git (software)
12 85 (19.19%) Banking
13 82 (18.51%) CSS
14 79 (17.83%) Java
15 70 (15.80%) Finance
16 68 (15.35%) Investment Banking
17 64 (14.45%) C#
18 63 (14.22%) PostgreSQL
19 58 (13.09%) Scrum
20 57 (12.87%) Software Engineering
21 46 (10.38%) Web Development
22 45 (10.16%) MySQL
23 44 (9.93%) Front Office
24 40 (9.03%) Risk Management
24 40 (9.03%) jQuery
25 39 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
26 38 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 37 (8.35%) Derivative
28 35 (7.90%) Apache
28 35 (7.90%) OOP

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (7.90%) Apache
2 10 (2.26%) nginx
2 10 (2.26%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.58%) CMS
4 6 (1.35%) Node.js
5 4 (0.90%) IIS
6 3 (0.68%) Gunicorn
7 2 (0.45%) Tornado
7 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.03%) MS Office
1 9 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Houdini
2 1 (0.23%) Maya
2 1 (0.23%) MODO
Business Applications
1 12 (2.71%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.68%) Heroku
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Route 53
5 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 19 (4.29%) HTTP
3 9 (2.03%) Internet
3 9 (2.03%) MQTT
3 9 (2.03%) Modbus
4 4 (0.90%) SMTP
5 3 (0.68%) SSH
5 3 (0.68%) SNMP
5 3 (0.68%) SSL
5 3 (0.68%) FTP
5 3 (0.68%) Telnet
6 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.45%) Network Security
6 2 (0.45%) NGN
7 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.22%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (10.16%) MySQL
3 20 (4.51%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (3.39%) SQL Server
5 14 (3.16%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.71%) ObjectStore
7 11 (2.48%) Redis
8 10 (2.26%) Big Data
9 9 (2.03%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.13%) KDB
10 5 (1.13%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.45%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.45%) OLAP
12 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.23%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.23%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 86 (19.41%) Git (software)
2 20 (4.51%) Jasmine
3 19 (4.29%) Karma Test Runner
4 14 (3.16%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.16%) Subversion
5 9 (2.03%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.90%) Grunt
7 4 (0.90%) JUnit
7 4 (0.90%) jMock
8 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.45%) GitLab
9 2 (0.45%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.45%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.45%) Firebug
9 2 (0.45%) JBehave
9 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.23%) Maven
General
1 85 (19.19%) Banking
2 70 (15.80%) Finance
3 68 (15.35%) Investment Banking
4 44 (9.93%) Front Office
5 22 (4.97%) Games
6 10 (2.26%) Legal
7 7 (1.58%) Marketing
7 7 (1.58%) Law
8 6 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.90%) Advertising
9 4 (0.90%) Retail
10 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (46.73%) Django
2 87 (19.64%) HTML
3 82 (18.51%) CSS
4 40 (9.03%) jQuery
5 32 (7.22%) Web Services
6 31 (7.00%) JSON
7 27 (6.09%) HTML5
8 25 (5.64%) XML
8 25 (5.64%) AngularJS
9 24 (5.42%) Twisted
10 22 (4.97%) Flask
11 21 (4.74%) CSS3
12 19 (4.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 19 (4.29%) Gherkin
13 18 (4.06%) Pyramid
14 17 (3.84%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (3.39%) Qt
15 15 (3.39%) REST
16 14 (3.16%) NumPy
16 14 (3.16%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 37 (8.35%) Derivative
3 20 (4.51%) Digital Media
4 18 (4.06%) Fixed Income
5 17 (3.84%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.61%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.71%) Open Source
7 12 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.71%) Credit Derivative
8 9 (2.03%) Equities
9 8 (1.81%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.81%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.58%) User Experience
11 6 (1.35%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.35%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.13%) Replication
12 5 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.90%) Linked Data
13 4 (0.90%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 122 (27.54%) Linux
2 29 (6.55%) Windows
3 22 (4.97%) UNIX
4 20 (4.51%) Ubuntu
5 8 (1.81%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.35%) Debian
8 1 (0.23%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (28.89%) TDD
3 101 (22.80%) OO
4 58 (13.09%) Scrum
5 57 (12.87%) Software Engineering
6 46 (10.38%) Web Development
7 40 (9.03%) Risk Management
8 39 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (7.90%) OOP
9 35 (7.90%) Analytics
10 23 (5.19%) Multithreading
11 20 (4.51%) OOD
12 19 (4.29%) Kanban
13 18 (4.06%) E-Commerce
14 15 (3.39%) Refactoring
15 14 (3.16%) DevOps
16 12 (2.71%) Test Automation
16 12 (2.71%) Unit Testing
17 11 (2.48%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (2.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 443 (100.00%) Python
2 113 (25.51%) C++
3 100 (22.57%) JavaScript
4 92 (20.77%) SQL
5 79 (17.83%) Java
6 64 (14.45%) C#
7 28 (6.32%) PHP
8 27 (6.09%) Ruby
9 17 (3.84%) C
9 17 (3.84%) VBA
10 16 (3.61%) R
11 11 (2.48%) Scala
12 10 (2.26%) Perl
13 9 (2.03%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.35%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.13%) Haskell
15 5 (1.13%) IronPython
15 5 (1.13%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.68%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (4.06%) Degree
2 8 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 13 (2.93%) Varnish
2 10 (2.26%) Docker
3 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 28 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.90%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.68%) Puppet
4 2 (0.45%) StatsD
5 1 (0.23%) Cacti
5 1 (0.23%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.23%) WMI
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.23%) Ansible
5 1 (0.23%) Salt
5 1 (0.23%) Graphite
Vendors
1 29 (6.55%) Oracle
2 9 (2.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.35%) Sybase
3 6 (1.35%) Google
4 4 (0.90%) Splunk
5 3 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.23%) Netezza
6 1 (0.23%) SAP
6 1 (0.23%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.23%) Percona
6 1 (0.23%) Facebook
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