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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python Developer
Rank 385 419 480
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 242 169 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 135 70
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£425 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £665 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 - -

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
52636 48524 50207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.72% 92.71% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33069 29347 28320
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2131 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +21 235 £425 -5.55% 44
London +43 166 £450 -21.73% 28
City of London +4 23 £613 +2.08% 15
South East -11 20 £369 +5.35% 3
North West +3 16 £350 +16.66% 5
East of England -17 14 £270 -16.92% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 13 £270 -16.92% 2
Berkshire +14 10 £350 -6.66%
Cambridge +3 10 £270 -16.92% 2
Yorkshire +2 8 £338 +12.50%
Reading - 7 £383 -
West Yorkshire -6 6 £350 +16.66%
Leeds -8 6 £350 +16.66%
Oxfordshire -17 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £500 - 1
Scotland - 5 £500 - 1
Hampshire -20 4 £400 -
East Midlands - 4 £238 - 2
South West -37 3 £424 +41.33% 4
Southampton - 3 £400 -
Leicestershire - 2 £238 - 2
Oxford - 2 £356 -
Crewe - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Merseyside - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 489 (100.00%) Python
2 235 (48.06%) Django
3 193 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (30.27%) TDD
5 147 (30.06%) Linux
6 135 (27.61%) C++
7 118 (24.13%) JavaScript
8 115 (23.52%) OO
9 103 (21.06%) SQL
10 101 (20.65%) HTML
11 98 (20.04%) Git (software)
12 95 (19.43%) CSS
13 85 (17.38%) Java
14 77 (15.75%) Banking
14 77 (15.75%) Finance
15 75 (15.34%) PostgreSQL
16 70 (14.31%) C#
17 69 (14.11%) Software Engineering
18 67 (13.70%) Web Development
19 65 (13.29%) MySQL
20 62 (12.68%) Scrum
20 62 (12.68%) Investment Banking
21 54 (11.04%) jQuery
22 47 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
23 46 (9.41%) Derivative
24 45 (9.20%) Front Office
25 44 (9.00%) Oracle
25 44 (9.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 44 (9.00%) HTML5
26 43 (8.79%) XML

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 33 (6.75%) Apache
2 17 (3.48%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.86%) Node.js
4 11 (2.25%) IIS
5 9 (1.84%) nginx
6 7 (1.43%) CMS
7 3 (0.61%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.41%) Tornado
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.20%) WordPress
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Maya
1 1 (0.20%) Houdini
1 1 (0.20%) MODO
Business Applications
1 10 (2.04%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.02%) SaaS
4 4 (0.82%) Heroku
4 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.61%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.41%) GitHub
6 2 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) Route 53
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.52%) HTTP
2 25 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.25%) Internet
4 7 (1.43%) SMTP
4 7 (1.43%) Modbus
4 7 (1.43%) MQTT
5 6 (1.23%) SSH
5 6 (1.23%) SNMP
6 2 (0.41%) FTP
6 2 (0.41%) SSL
6 2 (0.41%) NGN
6 2 (0.41%) Telnet
6 2 (0.41%) Network Security
7 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.20%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.34%) PostgreSQL
2 65 (13.29%) MySQL
3 22 (4.50%) NoSQL
4 21 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 21 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.09%) Amazon Redshift
5 20 (4.09%) Big Data
6 18 (3.68%) ObjectStore
7 13 (2.66%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.45%) Redis
9 7 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.82%) KDB
11 4 (0.82%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.20%) OLAP
14 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 98 (20.04%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.32%) Subversion
3 20 (4.09%) Jasmine
4 19 (3.89%) Karma Test Runner
5 18 (3.68%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.02%) Grunt
7 5 (1.02%) FitNesse
7 5 (1.02%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.02%) JBehave
8 4 (0.82%) JUnit
8 4 (0.82%) jMock
9 3 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.61%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.41%) Ant
10 2 (0.41%) Maven
10 2 (0.41%) Selenium
10 2 (0.41%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (0.41%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 77 (15.75%) Finance
1 77 (15.75%) Banking
2 62 (12.68%) Investment Banking
3 45 (9.20%) Front Office
4 29 (5.93%) Games
5 10 (2.04%) Legal
5 10 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.43%) Back Office
7 6 (1.23%) Marketing
8 5 (1.02%) Advertising
9 3 (0.61%) Retail
9 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.41%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (48.06%) Django
2 101 (20.65%) HTML
3 95 (19.43%) CSS
4 54 (11.04%) jQuery
5 44 (9.00%) HTML5
6 43 (8.79%) XML
7 41 (8.38%) Web Services
8 37 (7.57%) Twisted
9 36 (7.36%) JSON
10 28 (5.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 23 (4.70%) RabbitMQ
11 23 (4.70%) CSS3
12 22 (4.50%) STL
13 21 (4.29%) Flask
14 20 (4.09%) AngularJS
15 19 (3.89%) Gherkin
16 17 (3.48%) Pyramid
16 17 (3.48%) ZeroMQ
16 17 (3.48%) WebSphere MQ
17 16 (3.27%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.41%) Derivative
2 44 (9.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (4.70%) Fixed Income
4 21 (4.29%) Credit Derivative
5 20 (4.09%) Digital Media
6 19 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.68%) Algorithms
8 17 (3.48%) Open Source
9 16 (3.27%) Computer Science
10 14 (2.86%) Visualisation
11 13 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (2.25%) Equities
13 10 (2.04%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.84%) Credit Risk
15 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
15 7 (1.43%) User Experience
16 6 (1.23%) Social Network
16 6 (1.23%) STB
16 6 (1.23%) Mathematics
17 5 (1.02%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 147 (30.06%) Linux
2 38 (7.77%) UNIX
3 36 (7.36%) Windows
4 24 (4.91%) Ubuntu
5 15 (3.07%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.02%) Debian
8 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.41%) CentOS
9 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (30.27%) TDD
3 115 (23.52%) OO
4 69 (14.11%) Software Engineering
5 67 (13.70%) Web Development
6 62 (12.68%) Scrum
7 47 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (7.16%) Analytics
9 31 (6.34%) OOP
10 28 (5.73%) DevOps
11 25 (5.11%) OOD
12 23 (4.70%) Risk Management
13 20 (4.09%) Pair Programming
14 18 (3.68%) Kanban
15 17 (3.48%) Multithreading
15 17 (3.48%) Responsive Web Design
16 15 (3.07%) Web Design
17 13 (2.66%) E-Commerce
17 13 (2.66%) Load Balancing
17 13 (2.66%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 489 (100.00%) Python
2 135 (27.61%) C++
3 118 (24.13%) JavaScript
4 103 (21.06%) SQL
5 85 (17.38%) Java
6 70 (14.31%) C#
7 36 (7.36%) Ruby
8 29 (5.93%) PHP
9 21 (4.29%) C
10 19 (3.89%) Bash Shell
11 18 (3.68%) Perl
12 15 (3.07%) R
13 14 (2.86%) Scala
14 10 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.82%) Haskell
15 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.82%) VBA
16 3 (0.61%) Erlang
17 2 (0.41%) SPARQL
17 2 (0.41%) Golang
Qualifications
1 29 (5.93%) Degree
2 7 (1.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 14 (2.86%) Docker
2 3 (0.61%) Varnish
3 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 31 (6.34%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.23%) Puppet
3 5 (1.02%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.61%) WMI
4 3 (0.61%) StatsD
5 2 (0.41%) Cacti
5 2 (0.41%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.41%) Nagios
6 1 (0.20%) Ansible
6 1 (0.20%) Salt
6 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 44 (9.00%) Oracle
2 9 (1.84%) Red Hat
3 8 (1.64%) Google
3 8 (1.64%) Splunk
4 5 (1.02%) Sybase
5 3 (0.61%) Percona
5 3 (0.61%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.20%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.20%) Facebook
6 1 (0.20%) Netezza
6 1 (0.20%) SAP
6 1 (0.20%) MicroStrategy
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