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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python Developer
Rank 396 371 449
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 245 263 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.47% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.51% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 203 116
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 -

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -31 228 £450 - 71
London -30 159 £500 -4.76% 40
City of London +12 35 £625 +4.16% 21
North West -31 22 £400 +6.66% 3
Manchester -22 19 £425 +13.33% 1
East of England +11 17 £350 -5.40% 7
Scotland +1 14 £381 -15.27% 9
South East -14 14 £390 +0.64% 12
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £450 +21.62% 7
Cambridge -4 9 £425 +14.86% 7
South West -5 9 £413 -17.50% 7
Edinburgh -11 7 £388 -13.88% 6
Berkshire +1 6 £395 +12.85% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £419 - 2
Reading +1 5 £390 - 2
Gloucestershire -7 5 £425 -15.00%
Milton Keynes - 5 £388 - 2
Bristol +1 4 £400 - 4
Gloucester -2 4 £425 -15.00%
Birmingham - 3 £413 -
West Midlands - 3 £413 -
Norwich +15 2 £325 -
Norfolk +7 2 £325 -
East Midlands -12 2 £281 -13.46%
Oxfordshire -19 2 £300 -7.69% 5
Livingston - 2 £385 -
Docklands, London - 2 £600 -
Hammersmith - 2 £328 -
Cheshire - 2 £363 - 2
West Lothian - 2 £385 -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 487 (100.00%) Python
2 217 (44.56%) Django
3 185 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (29.16%) TDD
5 141 (28.95%) Linux
6 104 (21.36%) Finance
7 95 (19.51%) SQL
8 93 (19.10%) JavaScript
9 82 (16.84%) OO
10 81 (16.63%) Front Office
10 81 (16.63%) PostgreSQL
11 74 (15.20%) Java
12 72 (14.78%) C++
13 69 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
14 66 (13.55%) Banking
15 60 (12.32%) Git (software)
16 58 (11.91%) Flask
17 48 (9.86%) Investment Banking
18 46 (9.45%) Scrum
18 46 (9.45%) RESTful
19 45 (9.24%) MySQL
19 45 (9.24%) CSS
20 44 (9.03%) HTML
20 44 (9.03%) NumPy
21 39 (8.01%) Derivative
21 39 (8.01%) Subversion
22 38 (7.80%) REST
23 37 (7.60%) BDD
24 36 (7.39%) UNIX
25 35 (7.19%) Internet

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (1.64%) Apache
2 7 (1.44%) Node.js
3 6 (1.23%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.03%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.82%) CMS
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.62%) GemFire
7 2 (0.41%) IPython
7 2 (0.41%) WordPress
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) Tornado
Applications
1 15 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Odoo
2 4 (0.82%) Magento
3 3 (0.62%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.67%) Heroku
3 6 (1.23%) GitHub
3 6 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.23%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.03%) SaaS
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.19%) Internet
2 14 (2.87%) HTTP
3 7 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.82%) DVB
5 3 (0.62%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.41%) SNMP
6 2 (0.41%) SMTP
6 2 (0.41%) FTP
6 2 (0.41%) SSL
6 2 (0.41%) Telnet
6 2 (0.41%) SSH
7 1 (0.21%) AMQP
7 1 (0.21%) Skype
7 1 (0.21%) Broadband
7 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (16.63%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (9.24%) MySQL
3 32 (6.57%) MongoDB
4 27 (5.54%) NoSQL
4 27 (5.54%) SQL Server
5 19 (3.90%) Redis
6 18 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.67%) Big Data
8 11 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.05%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.03%) Couchbase
10 5 (1.03%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.03%) DB2
10 5 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.41%) Sqoop
13 1 (0.21%) HBase
13 1 (0.21%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 60 (12.32%) Git (software)
2 39 (8.01%) Subversion
3 20 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (3.29%) Selenium
5 15 (3.08%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.46%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.46%) Hudson
7 4 (0.82%) Maven
7 4 (0.82%) JIRA
7 4 (0.82%) Firebug
8 3 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.62%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.21%) Ant
10 1 (0.21%) JUnit
10 1 (0.21%) jMock
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Ivy
General
1 104 (21.36%) Finance
2 81 (16.63%) Front Office
3 66 (13.55%) Banking
4 48 (9.86%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.67%) Retail
6 11 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.44%) Games
8 5 (1.03%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (44.56%) Django
2 58 (11.91%) Flask
3 46 (9.45%) RESTful
4 45 (9.24%) CSS
5 44 (9.03%) HTML
5 44 (9.03%) NumPy
6 38 (7.80%) REST
7 33 (6.78%) SciPy
8 30 (6.16%) Pandas
9 29 (5.95%) XML
10 22 (4.52%) jQuery
11 20 (4.11%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.29%) HTML5
12 16 (3.29%) .NET
13 14 (2.87%) Qt
13 14 (2.87%) Celery
14 12 (2.46%) Web Services
15 11 (2.26%) CSS3
15 11 (2.26%) Twisted
16 9 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.01%) Derivative
2 31 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 29 (5.95%) Data Structures
4 28 (5.75%) Credit Risk
5 27 (5.54%) Algorithms
6 25 (5.13%) Grid Computing
7 19 (3.90%) Mathematics
8 17 (3.49%) Physics
8 17 (3.49%) User Experience
9 15 (3.08%) Market Risk
10 11 (2.26%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.85%) Digital Media
12 7 (1.44%) Visualisation
13 6 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
14 5 (1.03%) Statistics
14 5 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (1.03%) DTV
14 5 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
16 3 (0.62%) STB
Operating Systems
1 141 (28.95%) Linux
2 36 (7.39%) UNIX
3 28 (5.75%) Windows
4 20 (4.11%) Ubuntu
5 19 (3.90%) Debian
6 7 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.03%) CentOS
8 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.62%) Android
10 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (29.16%) TDD
3 82 (16.84%) OO
4 69 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (9.45%) Scrum
6 37 (7.60%) BDD
7 35 (7.19%) Analytics
8 32 (6.57%) Software Engineering
8 32 (6.57%) Web Development
9 30 (6.16%) Functional Programming
9 30 (6.16%) Mentoring
10 29 (5.95%) Unit Testing
11 28 (5.75%) OOP
12 27 (5.54%) MVC
13 21 (4.31%) Test Automation
14 19 (3.90%) Multithreading
15 16 (3.29%) Configuration Management
16 14 (2.87%) SOA
16 14 (2.87%) Software Testing
16 14 (2.87%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 487 (100.00%) Python
2 95 (19.51%) SQL
3 93 (19.10%) JavaScript
4 74 (15.20%) Java
5 72 (14.78%) C++
6 24 (4.93%) PHP
7 23 (4.72%) Perl
8 22 (4.52%) C#
9 18 (3.70%) C
9 18 (3.70%) R
10 13 (2.67%) Scala
11 9 (1.85%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.03%) VBA
14 4 (0.82%) Haskell
14 4 (0.82%) F#
14 4 (0.82%) Ruby
15 3 (0.62%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.41%) Korn
16 2 (0.41%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 28 (5.75%) Degree
2 20 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.05%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (3.90%) Docker
2 3 (0.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (3.49%) Vagrant
2 6 (1.23%) Puppet
3 5 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.82%) Ansible
5 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.21%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 18 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.87%) Oracle
3 7 (1.44%) Google
4 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
4 3 (0.62%) Siebel
4 3 (0.62%) Cisco
4 3 (0.62%) Zend
4 3 (0.62%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.62%) VMware
5 2 (0.41%) SaltStack
5 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.41%) Adobe
5 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.41%) Perforce
6 1 (0.21%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.21%) Splunk
6 1 (0.21%) Hortonworks
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