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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python Developer
Rank 359 435 476
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 263 149 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.30% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 115 62
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£450 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +77 256 £450 -10.00% 61
London +48 192 £513 -3.52% 39
City of London +16 36 £600 +4.34% 12
North West - 22 £375 - 4
Manchester - 21 £375 - 4
South East +5 17 £388 +6.89% 8
East of England - 11 £370 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 10 £370 - 3
Hampshire - 9 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 9 £370 - 3
Southampton - 7 £400 - 1
South West -43 6 £500 +66.66% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 2
Scotland - 5 £450 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £450 - 1
Leeds - 4 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 1
Berkshire +13 3 £350 -12.50%
Oxfordshire -3 3 £325 - 5
Reading +8 1 - -
Bristol -27 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £350 - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £150 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £150 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - -

Python Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 479 (100.00%) Python
2 206 (43.01%) Django
3 152 (31.73%) Linux
4 145 (30.27%) OO
5 138 (28.81%) TDD
6 136 (28.39%) C++
7 135 (28.18%) SQL
8 130 (27.14%) JavaScript
9 114 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
10 113 (23.59%) Java
11 109 (22.76%) Finance
12 104 (21.71%) HTML
13 100 (20.88%) CSS
14 82 (17.12%) Web Development
15 77 (16.08%) Banking
16 73 (15.24%) Oracle
17 71 (14.82%) C#
18 70 (14.61%) Git (software)
19 68 (14.20%) Software Engineering
20 64 (13.36%) HTML5
21 62 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
22 61 (12.73%) MySQL
23 60 (12.53%) PostgreSQL
24 57 (11.90%) Front Office
24 57 (11.90%) jQuery
25 56 (11.69%) UNIX
25 56 (11.69%) Web Services
26 55 (11.48%) Scrum
26 55 (11.48%) Investment Banking
26 55 (11.48%) Derivative

Python Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 28 (5.85%) Apache
2 17 (3.55%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.30%) Node.js
3 11 (2.30%) IIS
4 7 (1.46%) nginx
5 6 (1.25%) CMS
6 3 (0.63%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.42%) Tornado
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Maya
1 1 (0.21%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.21%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.30%) Google App Engine
2 9 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.67%) Google Compute Engine
4 7 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.04%) GitHub
5 5 (1.04%) SaaS
6 4 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.92%) SNMP
1 14 (2.92%) TCP/IP
1 14 (2.92%) SSH
2 13 (2.71%) Internet
2 13 (2.71%) HTTP
3 7 (1.46%) Modbus
3 7 (1.46%) MQTT
4 6 (1.25%) SMTP
5 2 (0.42%) DNS
5 2 (0.42%) DVB
5 2 (0.42%) NGN
5 2 (0.42%) Network Security
6 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.73%) MySQL
2 60 (12.53%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (7.52%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.80%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.80%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.59%) Big Data
6 17 (3.55%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.34%) ObjectStore
8 8 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.25%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.04%) KDB
10 5 (1.04%) Redis
11 3 (0.63%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.42%) HBase
12 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 70 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 36 (7.52%) Subversion
3 10 (2.09%) Maven
4 9 (1.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.46%) Jasmine
5 7 (1.46%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.25%) JBehave
6 6 (1.25%) FitNesse
6 6 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (0.84%) jMock
7 4 (0.84%) JUnit
8 3 (0.63%) Selenium
9 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.42%) Hudson
9 2 (0.42%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.21%) Grunt
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.21%) Ant
10 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
General
1 109 (22.76%) Finance
2 77 (16.08%) Banking
3 57 (11.90%) Front Office
4 55 (11.48%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.76%) Back Office
6 16 (3.34%) Games
7 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.25%) Legal
9 4 (0.84%) Advertising
9 4 (0.84%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.63%) Electronics
10 3 (0.63%) Marketing
11 2 (0.42%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (43.01%) Django
2 104 (21.71%) HTML
3 100 (20.88%) CSS
4 64 (13.36%) HTML5
5 57 (11.90%) jQuery
6 56 (11.69%) Web Services
7 41 (8.56%) XML
8 29 (6.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 28 (5.85%) NumPy
10 27 (5.64%) Twisted
10 27 (5.64%) SciPy
11 26 (5.43%) JSON
12 23 (4.80%) STL
12 23 (4.80%) Pyramid
13 22 (4.59%) Flask
13 22 (4.59%) AngularJS
14 20 (4.18%) CSS3
15 17 (3.55%) ZeroMQ
15 17 (3.55%) WebSphere MQ
16 15 (3.13%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.48%) Derivative
2 40 (8.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 37 (7.72%) Open Source
4 31 (6.47%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (5.22%) Visualisation
5 25 (5.22%) Computer Science
5 25 (5.22%) Fixed Income
6 20 (4.18%) Credit Derivative
7 18 (3.76%) Equities
8 11 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (2.09%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.88%) Credit Risk
11 8 (1.67%) Digital Media
11 8 (1.67%) Statistics
12 7 (1.46%) STB
12 7 (1.46%) Social Network
13 6 (1.25%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.25%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 4 (0.84%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 152 (31.73%) Linux
2 56 (11.69%) UNIX
3 47 (9.81%) Windows
4 12 (2.51%) Mac OS X
5 11 (2.30%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.25%) Debian
8 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.63%) CentOS
9 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.42%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.21%) Fedora
11 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (30.27%) OO
2 138 (28.81%) TDD
3 114 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (17.12%) Web Development
5 68 (14.20%) Software Engineering
6 62 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (11.48%) Scrum
8 35 (7.31%) Web Design
8 35 (7.31%) Responsive Web Design
9 33 (6.89%) OOP
10 31 (6.47%) Pair Programming
10 31 (6.47%) Analytics
11 29 (6.05%) DevOps
11 29 (6.05%) BDD
12 27 (5.64%) OOD
13 21 (4.38%) Functional Programming
14 20 (4.18%) Unit Testing
15 18 (3.76%) Risk Management
16 16 (3.34%) ATDD
17 14 (2.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 479 (100.00%) Python
2 136 (28.39%) C++
3 135 (28.18%) SQL
4 130 (27.14%) JavaScript
5 113 (23.59%) Java
6 71 (14.82%) C#
7 27 (5.64%) C
8 26 (5.43%) Ruby
9 24 (5.01%) PHP
10 22 (4.59%) PL/SQL
10 22 (4.59%) Perl
10 22 (4.59%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.97%) Scala
12 15 (3.13%) R
13 4 (0.84%) VBA
13 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.63%) Haskell
14 3 (0.63%) Erlang
15 2 (0.42%) SPARQL
15 2 (0.42%) Golang
Qualifications
1 39 (8.14%) Degree
2 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.04%) Puppet
3 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.63%) WMI
5 2 (0.42%) Cacti
5 2 (0.42%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.42%) StatsD
5 2 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 73 (15.24%) Oracle
2 11 (2.30%) Google
3 10 (2.09%) Red Hat
4 8 (1.67%) Splunk
5 3 (0.63%) Percona
5 3 (0.63%) Rackspace
5 3 (0.63%) Sybase
6 1 (0.21%) SAP
6 1 (0.21%) JBoss
6 1 (0.21%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.21%) Netezza
6 1 (0.21%) Zend
6 1 (0.21%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (0.21%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.21%) Facebook
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