The table below looks at the statistics for the Python Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python Software Engineer
Rank 590 580 566
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 33 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.025% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.027% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 8
Average daily rate £475 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Python Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Python Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python Software Engineer within the UK.

Python Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Python Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python Software Engineer within the UK.

Python Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +26 33 £475 +22.58% 7
London +7 14 £525 +40.00% 3
South West +4 7 £300 - 1
North West - 6 £475 -
Manchester - 6 £475 -
Bristol - 5 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £403 - 1
East of England +2 2 £403 - 1
Cambridge -7 2 £403 - 1
Feltham - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £400 -
West Midlands - 2 £400 -
City of London +46 1 £430 +14.66% 2
Berkshire +11 1 - - 2
South East +7 1 - - 2
Reading -2 1 - - 1
Malvern - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 £400 -

Python Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Python Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 49 (100.00%) Python
2 48 (97.96%) Software Engineering
3 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (34.69%) TDD
4 17 (34.69%) C++
5 15 (30.61%) C
6 12 (24.49%) Scrum
6 12 (24.49%) Java
6 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
6 12 (24.49%) Degree
6 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
7 10 (20.41%) Computer Science
8 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
9 8 (16.33%) HTML
9 8 (16.33%) Linux
10 7 (14.29%) SQL
10 7 (14.29%) Bluetooth
10 7 (14.29%) Hadoop
10 7 (14.29%) Ruby
11 6 (12.24%) Computer Forensics
11 6 (12.24%) System Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Automated Testing
11 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.24%) DV Cleared
11 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.24%) Perl
11 6 (12.24%) Oracle
11 6 (12.24%) Information Security

Python Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Python Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.16%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) Tornado
3 1 (2.04%) Zope
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.04%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Bluetooth
2 6 (12.24%) HbbTV
2 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.16%) Broadband
3 4 (8.16%) DVB
4 3 (6.12%) H.323
4 3 (6.12%) Internet
5 2 (4.08%) ZigBee
6 1 (2.04%) 802.15
6 1 (2.04%) HTTP
6 1 (2.04%) Modbus
6 1 (2.04%) Skype
6 1 (2.04%) SSH
6 1 (2.04%) SSL
6 1 (2.04%) VoIP
6 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.04%) Wireless
6 1 (2.04%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 5 (10.20%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.16%) Apache Hive
3 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.12%) Big Data
4 3 (6.12%) HBase
4 3 (6.12%) MySQL
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.04%) DB2
6 1 (2.04%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.16%) Subversion
4 3 (6.12%) Bugzilla
4 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.12%) Gerrit
4 3 (6.12%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) Maven
4 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.04%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) HTML
2 4 (8.16%) Twisted
3 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.12%) Hibernate
3 3 (6.12%) RESTful
3 3 (6.12%) Spring
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
4 2 (4.08%) ELK Stack
4 2 (4.08%) Qt
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.04%) Ajax
5 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.04%) Django
5 1 (2.04%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) NumPy
5 1 (2.04%) Open Graph
5 1 (2.04%) REST
5 1 (2.04%) SciPy
5 1 (2.04%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.24%) DTV
3 5 (10.20%) Visualisation
4 4 (8.16%) IPTV
4 4 (8.16%) MPEG
4 4 (8.16%) Video on Demand
5 3 (6.12%) Wiki
6 2 (4.08%) Statistics
7 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.04%) Fintech
7 1 (2.04%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Software Engineering
2 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) TDD
4 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (24.49%) Scrum
5 6 (12.24%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Computer Forensics
5 6 (12.24%) Information Security
5 6 (12.24%) System Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (10.20%) Pair Programming
7 4 (8.16%) Analytics
7 4 (8.16%) BDD
7 4 (8.16%) DevOps
7 4 (8.16%) OO
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.12%) ETL
8 3 (6.12%) Kanban
8 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) Python
2 17 (34.69%) C++
3 15 (30.61%) C
4 12 (24.49%) Java
4 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) Ruby
5 7 (14.29%) SQL
6 6 (12.24%) Perl
7 5 (10.20%) Erlang
8 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.12%) Scala
8 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.08%) Embedded C
9 2 (4.08%) Go
10 1 (2.04%) C#
10 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.04%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) DV Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) OIPF
2 3 (6.12%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Graphite
1 2 (4.08%) Kibana
1 2 (4.08%) logstash
1 2 (4.08%) StatsD
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Facebook
2 1 (2.04%) Google
2 1 (2.04%) PayPal
2 1 (2.04%) Teradata
2 1 (2.04%) VMware