The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python Developer
Rank 358 409 470
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 252 155 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.33% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 107 62
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£475 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £308 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.08% -12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £51.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 +63 245 £475 +5.55% 51
London +42 190 £500 - 36
City of London +23 41 £600 +6.66% 10
Cambridgeshire +4 15 £388 - 4
East of England -14 15 £388 - 4
Cambridge +3 14 £388 - 4
South West -26 12 £500 +66.66% 2
North West - 11 £413 - 1
Gloucestershire - 11 £500 -
Manchester - 10 £413 -
Gloucester - 10 £500 -
South East -7 8 £400 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £400 -
Surrey 0 3 £425 -5.55% 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 1
Leeds - 3 £350 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £213 -
West Midlands -11 1 - -
North East -20 1 £350 +70.73%
Bristol -20 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £450 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £150 -
Scotland - 1 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 440 (100.00%) Python
2 195 (44.32%) Django
3 147 (33.41%) Linux
4 139 (31.59%) SQL
5 138 (31.36%) JavaScript
5 138 (31.36%) OO
6 128 (29.09%) C++
7 115 (26.14%) TDD
8 114 (25.91%) HTML
9 111 (25.23%) Finance
9 111 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (24.77%) CSS
11 107 (24.32%) Java
12 92 (20.91%) Web Development
13 89 (20.23%) Oracle
14 85 (19.32%) HTML5
15 75 (17.05%) Banking
16 74 (16.82%) UNIX
16 74 (16.82%) jQuery
17 65 (14.77%) Software Engineering
17 65 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
18 64 (14.55%) C#
19 63 (14.32%) Web Services
20 60 (13.64%) Git (software)
21 56 (12.73%) Front Office
22 53 (12.05%) MySQL
23 52 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
23 52 (11.82%) Investment Banking
24 51 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
25 48 (10.91%) Derivative

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (5.00%) Apache
2 15 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.73%) Node.js
4 11 (2.50%) IIS
5 4 (0.91%) nginx
6 3 (0.68%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.68%) Zope
7 2 (0.45%) CMS
7 2 (0.45%) WordPress
8 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.23%) Plone
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Maya
1 1 (0.23%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Front Arena
1 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.50%) Google App Engine
2 9 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.82%) GitHub
3 8 (1.82%) Google Compute Engine
4 7 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.14%) SaaS
6 4 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.45%) PaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.18%) SNMP
1 14 (3.18%) SSH
2 13 (2.95%) Internet
3 11 (2.50%) HTTP
4 10 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.36%) SMTP
6 4 (0.91%) Modbus
7 2 (0.45%) DVB
7 2 (0.45%) DNS
8 1 (0.23%) NGN
8 1 (0.23%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.05%) MySQL
2 52 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (10.45%) Relational Database
4 32 (7.27%) SQL Server
5 20 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 20 (4.55%) Big Data
6 17 (3.86%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.18%) ObjectStore
8 6 (1.36%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.14%) KDB
9 5 (1.14%) Redis
10 3 (0.68%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.45%) HBase
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.23%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.23%) OLAP
12 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 60 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.18%) Subversion
3 11 (2.50%) Maven
4 9 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.36%) FitNesse
6 6 (1.36%) JBehave
7 3 (0.68%) jMock
7 3 (0.68%) Selenium
7 3 (0.68%) JUnit
8 2 (0.45%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.45%) Hudson
8 2 (0.45%) Redmine
8 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.23%) Gradle
9 1 (0.23%) Grunt
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
General
1 111 (25.23%) Finance
2 75 (17.05%) Banking
3 56 (12.73%) Front Office
4 52 (11.82%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.09%) Back Office
6 11 (2.50%) Games
7 8 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.14%) Legal
9 4 (0.91%) Advertising
9 4 (0.91%) Publishing
10 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.68%) Electronics
10 3 (0.68%) Marketing
10 3 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (44.32%) Django
2 114 (25.91%) HTML
3 109 (24.77%) CSS
4 85 (19.32%) HTML5
5 74 (16.82%) jQuery
6 63 (14.32%) Web Services
7 36 (8.18%) XML
8 31 (7.05%) SciPy
8 31 (7.05%) NumPy
9 25 (5.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 24 (5.45%) Twisted
11 21 (4.77%) CSS3
11 21 (4.77%) STL
12 20 (4.55%) JSON
13 17 (3.86%) AngularJS
14 16 (3.64%) ZeroMQ
15 15 (3.41%) WebSphere MQ
16 13 (2.95%) Flask
17 12 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
18 11 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
2 48 (10.91%) Derivative
3 37 (8.41%) Open Source
4 33 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 26 (5.91%) Visualisation
6 25 (5.68%) Computer Science
7 24 (5.45%) Fixed Income
8 19 (4.32%) Credit Derivative
9 16 (3.64%) Equities
10 11 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (2.50%) Credit Risk
11 10 (2.27%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.82%) Statistics
13 7 (1.59%) Social Network
14 6 (1.36%) STB
15 5 (1.14%) Mobile App
16 4 (0.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 3 (0.68%) Mathematics
17 3 (0.68%) DTV
17 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 147 (33.41%) Linux
2 74 (16.82%) UNIX
3 41 (9.32%) Windows
4 9 (2.05%) Mac OS X
5 8 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.14%) Debian
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.68%) CentOS
8 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.23%) Gentoo
9 1 (0.23%) Fedora
9 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.23%) VMS
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (31.36%) OO
2 115 (26.14%) TDD
3 111 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (20.91%) Web Development
5 65 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (14.77%) Software Engineering
6 46 (10.45%) Web Design
6 46 (10.45%) Responsive Web Design
7 41 (9.32%) Scrum
8 35 (7.95%) OOP
9 30 (6.82%) Pair Programming
10 29 (6.59%) BDD
11 28 (6.36%) DevOps
12 24 (5.45%) Analytics
13 22 (5.00%) OOD
14 19 (4.32%) Unit Testing
15 16 (3.64%) ATDD
16 14 (3.18%) Problem Management
17 13 (2.95%) Risk Management
18 10 (2.27%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 440 (100.00%) Python
2 139 (31.59%) SQL
3 138 (31.36%) JavaScript
4 128 (29.09%) C++
5 107 (24.32%) Java
6 64 (14.55%) C#
7 28 (6.36%) PL/SQL
8 24 (5.45%) C
9 23 (5.23%) PHP
10 22 (5.00%) Perl
10 22 (5.00%) Bash Shell
11 21 (4.77%) Ruby
12 14 (3.18%) Scala
13 12 (2.73%) R
14 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.68%) VBA
15 3 (0.68%) Erlang
16 2 (0.45%) PHP4
16 2 (0.45%) Golang
16 2 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (8.64%) Degree
2 4 (0.91%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.36%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) DICOM
System Software
1 5 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.14%) Puppet
3 3 (0.68%) WMI
4 2 (0.45%) Cacti
4 2 (0.45%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.45%) StatsD
4 2 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 89 (20.23%) Oracle
2 11 (2.50%) Google
3 9 (2.05%) Red Hat
4 8 (1.82%) Splunk
5 3 (0.68%) Percona
5 3 (0.68%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.23%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.23%) Facebook
6 1 (0.23%) Zend
6 1 (0.23%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (0.23%) Sybase
6 1 (0.23%) SAP
6 1 (0.23%) JBoss
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