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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python Developer
Rank 398 401 471
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +70
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 224 192 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.38% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 126 53
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£413 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 - £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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 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 4 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 +10 217 £425 -10.52% 61
London +20 133 £525 +4.47% 48
City of London +24 34 £450 -25.00% 19
West Midlands - 22 £363 - 3
South East -31 21 £375 -11.76% 5
Birmingham - 20 £363 - 3
Berkshire - 19 £375 - 1
Reading - 13 £375 - 1
North West -21 12 £305 -12.85% 3
Manchester - 10 £310 - 1
East of England +11 9 £270 - 1
South West +5 8 £438 -2.77% 1
Yorkshire -4 8 £275 -1.07%
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £375 +38.88% 1
West Yorkshire -7 6 - -
Leeds -8 6 - -
Gloucestershire -12 6 £478 +6.22%
Slough - 6 £375 -
Cambridge +3 5 £270 - 1
Cheltenham - 4 £478 -
Scotland -2 2 - - 10
Edinburgh -3 2 - - 4
Ipswich - 2 £238 -
Nottingham - 2 £238 -
East Midlands - 2 £238 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £238 -
Suffolk - 2 £238 -
Barnsley +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £325 -
South Yorkshire -10 1 - -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 409 (100.00%) Python
2 168 (41.08%) Django
3 155 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (23.72%) TDD
4 97 (23.72%) Linux
5 89 (21.76%) Finance
6 88 (21.52%) Banking
7 84 (20.54%) OO
8 77 (18.83%) JavaScript
9 76 (18.58%) Front Office
10 75 (18.34%) SQL
11 72 (17.60%) Java
12 68 (16.63%) Investment Banking
13 67 (16.38%) C++
14 65 (15.89%) Git (software)
15 58 (14.18%) HTML
16 54 (13.20%) CSS
17 53 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
18 45 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
19 44 (10.76%) OOP
20 43 (10.51%) Scrum
21 41 (10.02%) C#
22 34 (8.31%) Flask
23 33 (8.07%) RESTful
24 32 (7.82%) AngularJS
25 31 (7.58%) Unit Testing
26 30 (7.33%) Web Development
27 29 (7.09%) Software Engineering
28 28 (6.85%) SQL Server
29 27 (6.60%) Derivative

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (2.44%) Apache
2 8 (1.96%) CMS
3 5 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.49%) WordPress
4 2 (0.49%) nginx
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 10 (2.44%) MS Office
2 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.24%) Odoo
2 1 (0.24%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.44%) Heroku
3 5 (1.22%) GitHub
4 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.13%) Internet
2 16 (3.91%) HTTP
3 10 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.98%) SSH
4 4 (0.98%) SNMP
4 4 (0.98%) Telnet
4 4 (0.98%) FTP
4 4 (0.98%) SMTP
4 4 (0.98%) SSL
5 3 (0.73%) MQTT
5 3 (0.73%) Modbus
5 3 (0.73%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.49%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.38%) NoSQL
4 21 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.67%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.18%) MySQL
7 8 (1.96%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.96%) Big Data
8 7 (1.71%) Redis
8 7 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.22%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.73%) KDB
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.24%) HBase
11 1 (0.24%) OLAP
11 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 65 (15.89%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.36%) Subversion
3 19 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.69%) Selenium
5 7 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.98%) Maven
8 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.49%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.24%) Ant
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.24%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.24%) Firebug
10 1 (0.24%) Hudson
10 1 (0.24%) JBehave
10 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
General
1 89 (21.76%) Finance
2 88 (21.52%) Banking
3 76 (18.58%) Front Office
4 68 (16.63%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.69%) Advertising
6 7 (1.71%) Law
7 6 (1.47%) Games
8 5 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.22%) French Language
9 4 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.73%) Publishing
10 3 (0.73%) Marketing
11 2 (0.49%) Retail
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (41.08%) Django
2 58 (14.18%) HTML
3 54 (13.20%) CSS
4 34 (8.31%) Flask
5 33 (8.07%) RESTful
6 32 (7.82%) AngularJS
7 25 (6.11%) REST
8 22 (5.38%) Web Services
9 21 (5.13%) .NET
10 19 (4.65%) Qt
11 18 (4.40%) NumPy
12 17 (4.16%) JSON
12 17 (4.16%) Celery
13 16 (3.91%) Pandas
14 15 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
14 15 (3.67%) SciPy
15 10 (2.44%) Pyramid
15 10 (2.44%) Sass
16 9 (2.20%) Twisted
17 8 (1.96%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.60%) Derivative
2 26 (6.36%) Algorithms
3 24 (5.87%) Data Structures
4 19 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.91%) User Experience
6 13 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (2.44%) Mathematics
9 9 (2.20%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.96%) Open Source
10 8 (1.96%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.96%) Equities
11 7 (1.71%) Physics
12 5 (1.22%) Replication
12 5 (1.22%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.22%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.98%) Social Media
13 4 (0.98%) Grid Computing
13 4 (0.98%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 97 (23.72%) Linux
2 19 (4.65%) Ubuntu
2 19 (4.65%) UNIX
3 17 (4.16%) Debian
4 13 (3.18%) Windows
5 5 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.49%) Android
6 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.49%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (23.72%) TDD
3 84 (20.54%) OO
4 45 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (10.76%) OOP
6 43 (10.51%) Scrum
7 31 (7.58%) Unit Testing
8 30 (7.33%) Web Development
9 29 (7.09%) Software Engineering
10 25 (6.11%) BDD
11 24 (5.87%) Multithreading
12 21 (5.13%) Mentoring
13 20 (4.89%) Risk Management
14 19 (4.65%) Test Automation
14 19 (4.65%) MVC
15 18 (4.40%) Refactoring
16 15 (3.67%) OOD
17 14 (3.42%) E-Commerce
18 13 (3.18%) RAD
18 13 (3.18%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 409 (100.00%) Python
2 77 (18.83%) JavaScript
3 75 (18.34%) SQL
4 72 (17.60%) Java
5 67 (16.38%) C++
6 41 (10.02%) C#
7 26 (6.36%) VBA
8 18 (4.40%) PHP
9 15 (3.67%) Ruby
10 12 (2.93%) R
10 12 (2.93%) C
11 8 (1.96%) Perl
12 6 (1.47%) IronPython
12 6 (1.47%) Cython
12 6 (1.47%) IPython
13 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.98%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.73%) Go
15 2 (0.49%) Scala
15 2 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (5.13%) Degree
2 11 (2.69%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.49%) MiFID
1 2 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 11 (2.69%) Varnish
2 4 (0.98%) Docker
3 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (2.44%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.24%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 19 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.44%) Oracle
3 5 (1.22%) Sybase
4 3 (0.73%) Cisco
5 2 (0.49%) Perforce
5 2 (0.49%) Progress
6 1 (0.24%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.24%) Splunk
6 1 (0.24%) PayPal
6 1 (0.24%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.24%) Siebel
6 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.24%) DataSynapse
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