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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python Developer
Rank 391 372 426
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 257 256 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.47% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.51% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 206 103
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
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%

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
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 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -42 231 £450 -5.26% 65
London -27 154 £500 - 49
City of London -6 43 £500 -16.66% 12
West Midlands +30 30 £375 -
Birmingham +34 29 £375 -
Scotland +23 24 £398 -11.66% 5
Edinburgh +11 18 £400 -11.11% 2
South East -8 13 £400 - 6
East of England -2 11 £405 +4.51% 1
South West -6 9 £425 -15.00%
Cambridgeshire -10 8 £413 +6.45% 1
Gloucestershire -10 6 £425 -15.00%
West Yorkshire -21 6 £475 +35.71% 3
Leeds -26 6 £475 +35.71% 1
Yorkshire -27 6 £475 +35.71% 3
Reading - 6 £400 - 2
Berkshire - 6 £400 - 2
Cambridge -16 5 £400 +3.22% 1
Gloucester -3 4 £425 -15.00%
Bristol -1 3 £400 -
East Midlands -5 3 £250 -23.07% 1
North West -27 3 £363 -12.12% 4
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £419 - 2
Manchester -21 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £388 - 1
Norwich - 2 £368 -
Livingston - 2 £385 -
West Lothian - 2 £385 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £250 -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 457 (100.00%) Python
2 194 (42.45%) Django
3 177 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (29.54%) Linux
5 133 (29.10%) TDD
6 102 (22.32%) Finance
7 88 (19.26%) Front Office
8 87 (19.04%) JavaScript
9 85 (18.60%) SQL
10 84 (18.38%) OO
11 81 (17.72%) Java
12 72 (15.75%) PostgreSQL
13 69 (15.10%) C++
14 66 (14.44%) Banking
14 66 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (13.13%) Git (software)
16 49 (10.72%) Investment Banking
16 49 (10.72%) Flask
17 48 (10.50%) HTML
18 43 (9.41%) Scrum
19 42 (9.19%) Subversion
20 40 (8.75%) CSS
20 40 (8.75%) RESTful
21 37 (8.10%) MySQL
22 36 (7.88%) Software Engineering
23 35 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
23 35 (7.66%) NumPy
23 35 (7.66%) BDD
23 35 (7.66%) REST
24 33 (7.22%) Derivative

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (1.31%) Apache
1 6 (1.31%) Node.js
1 6 (1.31%) Apache Spark
2 4 (0.88%) IPython
2 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.66%) GemFire
3 3 (0.66%) CMS
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.44%) WordPress
5 1 (0.22%) Confluence
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.22%) Tornado
Applications
1 15 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.19%) Odoo
2 4 (0.88%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.84%) Heroku
3 6 (1.31%) GitHub
4 5 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.09%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 3 (0.66%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.56%) Internet
2 16 (3.50%) HTTP
3 6 (1.31%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.88%) DVB
5 3 (0.66%) Telnet
5 3 (0.66%) SSH
5 3 (0.66%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.66%) SNMP
5 3 (0.66%) SMTP
5 3 (0.66%) FTP
5 3 (0.66%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) Broadband
6 1 (0.22%) AMQP
6 1 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.75%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (8.10%) MySQL
3 30 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 29 (6.35%) NoSQL
5 27 (5.91%) SQL Server
6 15 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.06%) Redis
7 14 (3.06%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.19%) Big Data
9 9 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.09%) Neo4j
12 4 (0.88%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.44%) DB2
14 1 (0.22%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.22%) HBase
Development Applications
1 60 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 42 (9.19%) Subversion
3 21 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (4.16%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.06%) Selenium
6 13 (2.84%) Hudson
7 12 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.88%) Maven
8 4 (0.88%) JIRA
9 3 (0.66%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.44%) Firebug
10 2 (0.44%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.44%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.22%) Ant
11 1 (0.22%) JUnit
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.22%) jMock
General
1 102 (22.32%) Finance
2 88 (19.26%) Front Office
3 66 (14.44%) Banking
4 49 (10.72%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.63%) Retail
6 11 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.75%) Games
8 5 (1.09%) French Language
9 4 (0.88%) Marketing
10 3 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (42.45%) Django
2 49 (10.72%) Flask
3 48 (10.50%) HTML
4 40 (8.75%) CSS
4 40 (8.75%) RESTful
5 35 (7.66%) NumPy
5 35 (7.66%) REST
6 26 (5.69%) XML
6 26 (5.69%) Pandas
7 25 (5.47%) SciPy
8 23 (5.03%) AngularJS
9 17 (3.72%) Celery
10 16 (3.50%) jQuery
10 16 (3.50%) .NET
11 14 (3.06%) Web Services
11 14 (3.06%) HTML5
12 13 (2.84%) Qt
12 13 (2.84%) JSON
13 9 (1.97%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (1.75%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.22%) Derivative
2 27 (5.91%) Credit Risk
3 23 (5.03%) Data Structures
4 22 (4.81%) Algorithms
4 22 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.81%) Grid Computing
5 18 (3.94%) User Experience
6 14 (3.06%) Market Risk
7 12 (2.63%) Mathematics
8 10 (2.19%) Physics
9 9 (1.97%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.53%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.53%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.31%) Credit Derivative
11 6 (1.31%) Equities
12 5 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.09%) DTV
13 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.66%) STB
Operating Systems
1 135 (29.54%) Linux
2 27 (5.91%) UNIX
2 27 (5.91%) Windows
3 20 (4.38%) Ubuntu
4 19 (4.16%) Debian
5 7 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.88%) CentOS
7 3 (0.66%) Android
8 2 (0.44%) MVS
8 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (29.10%) TDD
3 84 (18.38%) OO
4 66 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (9.41%) Scrum
6 36 (7.88%) Software Engineering
7 35 (7.66%) BDD
8 33 (7.22%) Analytics
9 31 (6.78%) Web Development
10 29 (6.35%) Functional Programming
11 27 (5.91%) Mentoring
11 27 (5.91%) OOP
12 26 (5.69%) Unit Testing
13 24 (5.25%) MVC
14 22 (4.81%) Multithreading
15 18 (3.94%) Test Automation
16 16 (3.50%) Configuration Management
16 16 (3.50%) Pair Programming
17 14 (3.06%) Software Testing
18 13 (2.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 457 (100.00%) Python
2 87 (19.04%) JavaScript
3 85 (18.60%) SQL
4 81 (17.72%) Java
5 69 (15.10%) C++
6 27 (5.91%) Perl
7 23 (5.03%) PHP
7 23 (5.03%) C#
8 17 (3.72%) C
8 17 (3.72%) R
9 12 (2.63%) VBA
10 10 (2.19%) Scala
11 9 (1.97%) Ruby
12 6 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.88%) Haskell
14 4 (0.88%) Cython
14 4 (0.88%) F#
15 3 (0.66%) Go
15 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (6.35%) Degree
2 19 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.97%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.66%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (3.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (3.72%) Vagrant
2 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.09%) Puppet
3 4 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (3.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.19%) Oracle
3 6 (1.31%) Google
4 3 (0.66%) Cisco
4 3 (0.66%) Zend
4 3 (0.66%) Sybase
4 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
4 3 (0.66%) VMware
5 2 (0.44%) SaltStack
5 2 (0.44%) Perforce
6 1 (0.22%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.22%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe
6 1 (0.22%) Siebel
6 1 (0.22%) Progress
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