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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python Developer
Rank 378 412 487
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +75
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 252 169 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 138 71
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£425 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £658 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.63 - -

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 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 24 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 24 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +30 243 £425 - 50
London +37 173 £463 -19.56% 28
City of London +4 27 £600 - 13
South East -5 21 £375 +7.14% 7
North West +7 17 £353 +17.50% 2
East of England -10 13 £270 -13.60% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £270 -13.60% 2
Cambridge +7 10 £270 -13.60% 2
Berkshire +18 9 £363 -3.33% 3
Yorkshire +4 8 £338 +12.50%
Leeds -1 6 £350 +16.66%
West Yorkshire -5 6 £350 +16.66%
Edinburgh - 6 £450 - 1
Scotland - 6 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 5 £350 +7.69% 3
Hampshire - 5 £400 -
East Midlands - 4 £238 - 3
South West -46 3 £424 +41.33% 7
Southampton - 3 £400 -
Oxford - 2 £356 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £238 - 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Merseyside - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Slough - - - - 1

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 503 (100.00%) Python
2 238 (47.32%) Django
3 199 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (31.41%) TDD
5 153 (30.42%) Linux
6 137 (27.24%) C++
7 123 (24.45%) JavaScript
8 122 (24.25%) OO
9 105 (20.87%) SQL
10 102 (20.28%) HTML
11 100 (19.88%) Git (software)
12 95 (18.89%) CSS
13 92 (18.29%) Java
14 80 (15.90%) Finance
15 79 (15.71%) PostgreSQL
15 79 (15.71%) Banking
16 72 (14.31%) C#
17 71 (14.12%) Software Engineering
18 69 (13.72%) MySQL
19 68 (13.52%) Web Development
20 65 (12.92%) Scrum
21 64 (12.72%) Investment Banking
22 56 (11.13%) jQuery
23 50 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
24 47 (9.34%) Derivative
25 46 (9.15%) Front Office
25 46 (9.15%) HTML5
26 45 (8.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 44 (8.75%) Oracle
28 43 (8.55%) XML

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 34 (6.76%) Apache
2 17 (3.38%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.98%) Node.js
4 11 (2.19%) IIS
5 9 (1.79%) nginx
6 7 (1.39%) CMS
7 3 (0.60%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.60%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.40%) Tornado
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.20%) WordPress
9 1 (0.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Maya
1 1 (0.20%) Houdini
1 1 (0.20%) MODO
Business Applications
1 10 (1.99%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.99%) Google App Engine
3 5 (0.99%) SaaS
4 4 (0.80%) Heroku
4 4 (0.80%) Google Compute Engine
5 2 (0.40%) GitHub
5 2 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Route 53
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.37%) HTTP
2 25 (4.97%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.19%) Internet
4 8 (1.59%) SNMP
4 8 (1.59%) SMTP
4 8 (1.59%) SSH
5 7 (1.39%) Modbus
5 7 (1.39%) MQTT
6 2 (0.40%) Network Security
6 2 (0.40%) NGN
6 2 (0.40%) FTP
6 2 (0.40%) DVB
6 2 (0.40%) Telnet
6 2 (0.40%) SSL
7 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.71%) PostgreSQL
2 69 (13.72%) MySQL
3 24 (4.77%) NoSQL
4 22 (4.37%) Big Data
4 22 (4.37%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.98%) Amazon Redshift
5 20 (3.98%) SQL Server
6 18 (3.58%) ObjectStore
7 15 (2.98%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.58%) Redis
9 8 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.59%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.80%) KDB
10 4 (0.80%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.40%) HBase
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 100 (19.88%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.17%) Subversion
3 20 (3.98%) Jasmine
4 19 (3.78%) Karma Test Runner
5 18 (3.58%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.19%) JBehave
7 6 (1.19%) FitNesse
8 5 (0.99%) Grunt
9 4 (0.80%) jMock
9 4 (0.80%) JUnit
10 3 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.60%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.60%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.60%) Selenium
11 2 (0.40%) Ant
11 2 (0.40%) Maven
11 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
12 1 (0.20%) Firebug
General
1 80 (15.90%) Finance
2 79 (15.71%) Banking
3 64 (12.72%) Investment Banking
4 46 (9.15%) Front Office
5 30 (5.96%) Games
6 10 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.99%) Legal
7 9 (1.79%) Back Office
8 7 (1.39%) Marketing
9 6 (1.19%) Advertising
10 3 (0.60%) Electronics
10 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.60%) Retail
11 2 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (47.32%) Django
2 102 (20.28%) HTML
3 95 (18.89%) CSS
4 56 (11.13%) jQuery
5 46 (9.15%) HTML5
6 43 (8.55%) XML
7 41 (8.15%) Web Services
8 37 (7.36%) Twisted
9 36 (7.16%) JSON
10 28 (5.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 25 (4.97%) RabbitMQ
12 24 (4.77%) Flask
13 23 (4.57%) CSS3
14 22 (4.37%) STL
15 21 (4.17%) AngularJS
16 19 (3.78%) Gherkin
17 17 (3.38%) ZeroMQ
17 17 (3.38%) Pyramid
17 17 (3.38%) WebSphere MQ
17 17 (3.38%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.34%) Derivative
2 45 (8.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (4.57%) Fixed Income
4 22 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 21 (4.17%) Credit Derivative
6 20 (3.98%) Open Source
6 20 (3.98%) Digital Media
7 18 (3.58%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.78%) Visualisation
8 14 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.39%) Equities
10 11 (2.19%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.79%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.39%) Social Network
12 7 (1.39%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.39%) STB
12 7 (1.39%) User Experience
12 7 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.99%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 153 (30.42%) Linux
2 39 (7.75%) UNIX
2 39 (7.75%) Windows
3 25 (4.97%) Ubuntu
4 15 (2.98%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.99%) Debian
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.60%) CentOS
7 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.20%) Gentoo
8 1 (0.20%) Fedora
8 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (31.41%) TDD
3 122 (24.25%) OO
4 71 (14.12%) Software Engineering
5 68 (13.52%) Web Development
6 65 (12.92%) Scrum
7 50 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (6.76%) Analytics
9 32 (6.36%) OOP
10 31 (6.16%) DevOps
11 26 (5.17%) OOD
12 23 (4.57%) Pair Programming
13 21 (4.17%) Risk Management
14 18 (3.58%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (3.58%) Kanban
15 17 (3.38%) BDD
15 17 (3.38%) Multithreading
15 17 (3.38%) Web Design
16 15 (2.98%) Functional Programming
17 14 (2.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 503 (100.00%) Python
2 137 (27.24%) C++
3 123 (24.45%) JavaScript
4 105 (20.87%) SQL
5 92 (18.29%) Java
6 72 (14.31%) C#
7 37 (7.36%) Ruby
8 30 (5.96%) PHP
9 22 (4.37%) C
10 21 (4.17%) Bash Shell
11 20 (3.98%) Perl
12 16 (3.18%) Scala
13 15 (2.98%) R
14 9 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.80%) Haskell
15 4 (0.80%) Erlang
15 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.80%) VBA
16 2 (0.40%) SPARQL
16 2 (0.40%) Golang
Qualifications
1 32 (6.36%) Degree
2 7 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 14 (2.78%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Varnish
3 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.19%) Puppet
2 6 (1.19%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.60%) WMI
3 3 (0.60%) StatsD
4 2 (0.40%) Cacti
4 2 (0.40%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.40%) Nagios
5 1 (0.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) Salt
5 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 44 (8.75%) Oracle
2 10 (1.99%) Red Hat
2 10 (1.99%) Google
3 8 (1.59%) Splunk
4 5 (0.99%) Sybase
5 3 (0.60%) Percona
5 3 (0.60%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.20%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.20%) Facebook
6 1 (0.20%) SAP
6 1 (0.20%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.20%) Netezza
6 1 (0.20%) Zend
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