The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 70 85 174
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +89
Contract jobs citing Python 1382 1169 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.48% 2.22% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.66% 5.72% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 831 439
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.77 £20.00 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £40.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20752 20425 21371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.29% 38.78% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13136 12842 12798
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 566 761
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.90 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Python
Daily Rate Trend

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Python
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Python
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Python
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 +14 1329 £425 -5.55% 507
London +2 895 £475 - 264
City of London +8 188 £525 +5.00% 100
South East +28 151 £350 -7.89% 78
North West +57 85 £413 +33.92% 23
East of England -5 59 £338 +29.80% 82
Hampshire +12 56 £400 -0.62% 22
South West -29 46 £403 +34.16% 33
Cambridgeshire +7 38 £356 +42.50% 58
Surrey +5 37 £200 -3.61% 14
Cambridge +4 36 £356 +42.50% 58
Manchester +22 34 £375 +5.26% 19
Yorkshire -11 30 £275 -21.42% 17
Cheshire +14 28 £490 +59.09% 2
Berkshire +16 26 £300 -7.69% 15
North East +4 26 £375 +82.92% 5
West Yorkshire -16 23 £235 -32.85% 7
East Midlands +21 22 £350 - 9
Scotland -13 22 £300 -29.41% 34
Leeds -15 21 £225 -43.82% 6
Warrington +7 20 £510 +30.76% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 20 £400 +95.12% 4
Tyne and Wear -5 20 £400 +95.12% 4
Gloucestershire -7 20 £425 - 11
Bristol -7 20 £325 +8.33% 14
Oxfordshire +2 19 £335 -13.54% 18
Southampton +5 18 £400 +22.13% 6
Lancashire - 14 £499 - 2
Reading +11 13 £338 -3.57% 4
Basingstoke +19 12 £450 +11.80% 2

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Python also 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 that cited Python.

1 1168 (45.61%) Linux
2 957 (37.37%) Java
3 680 (26.55%) Perl
4 634 (24.76%) Ruby
5 623 (24.33%) SQL
6 567 (22.14%) UNIX
7 542 (21.16%) C++
8 533 (20.81%) JavaScript
9 503 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
10 416 (16.24%) PHP
11 402 (15.70%) HTML
12 400 (15.62%) Oracle
13 393 (15.35%) TDD
14 380 (14.84%) Bash Shell
15 370 (14.45%) Puppet
15 370 (14.45%) C#
16 368 (14.37%) DevOps
17 364 (14.21%) OO
18 358 (13.98%) Finance
19 351 (13.71%) Windows
20 338 (13.20%) Scrum
21 334 (13.04%) Web Services
22 332 (12.96%) MySQL
23 319 (12.46%) CSS
24 314 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
25 313 (12.22%) Git (software)
26 293 (11.44%) Software Engineering
27 277 (10.82%) Django
28 260 (10.15%) Apache
29 258 (10.07%) Banking

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Python also 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 that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 260 (10.15%) Apache
2 114 (4.45%) WebSphere
3 102 (3.98%) WebLogic
4 92 (3.59%) Tomcat
5 79 (3.08%) Node.js
6 75 (2.93%) nginx
7 62 (2.42%) IIS
8 54 (2.11%) OpenStack
9 47 (1.84%) Apache Pig
10 30 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 30 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (1.13%) ArcGIS
12 26 (1.02%) CMS
12 26 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
13 23 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 23 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
13 23 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
14 22 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
15 21 (0.82%) SharePoint
16 17 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 73 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.59%) MS Office
3 9 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.31%) SPSS
5 7 (0.27%) MS Project
6 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.078%) Maya
8 2 (0.078%) Mingle
8 2 (0.078%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.078%) Gephi
9 1 (0.039%) CATIA
9 1 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.039%) Windchill
9 1 (0.039%) Houdini
9 1 (0.039%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.70%) Documaker
4 14 (0.55%) ResourceLink
5 12 (0.47%) Oracle FAH
6 10 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.23%) Magento
9 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Ubix
9 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 3 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.12%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.12%) RMDS
11 2 (0.078%) LabWindows
11 2 (0.078%) Murex MxG2000
12 1 (0.039%) Tridion
12 1 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
12 1 (0.039%) Misys Midas
12 1 (0.039%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 196 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
3 40 (1.56%) Amazon S3
4 37 (1.44%) SaaS
4 37 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (0.94%) Google App Engine
7 19 (0.74%) GitHub
8 14 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.39%) PaaS
10 9 (0.35%) IaaS
11 8 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
12 7 (0.27%) ElastiCache
12 7 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.16%) Heroku
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.12%) Route 53
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 174 (6.79%) HTTP
2 120 (4.69%) Internet
3 100 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 74 (2.89%) SSL
4 74 (2.89%) Firewall
5 57 (2.23%) DNS
5 57 (2.23%) SAN
6 56 (2.19%) Multicast
7 48 (1.87%) LDAP
8 29 (1.13%) SSH
9 22 (0.86%) WAN
9 22 (0.86%) HTTPS
10 21 (0.82%) SNMP
10 21 (0.82%) DVB
10 21 (0.82%) NAS
11 20 (0.78%) LAN
12 17 (0.66%) BGP
12 17 (0.66%) Intranet
13 15 (0.59%) SMTP
13 15 (0.59%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (12.96%) MySQL
2 189 (7.38%) NoSQL
3 171 (6.68%) Relational Database
4 148 (5.78%) Big Data
5 146 (5.70%) SQL Server
6 140 (5.47%) MongoDB
7 124 (4.84%) Hadoop
8 116 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
9 84 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 81 (3.16%) Oracle Database
11 65 (2.54%) RDBMS
12 64 (2.50%) Apache Hive
13 43 (1.68%) Redis
14 42 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
15 38 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
16 36 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
17 35 (1.37%) Data Mining
18 33 (1.29%) KDB
19 29 (1.13%) Riak
20 26 (1.02%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 313 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 229 (8.94%) Subversion
3 223 (8.71%) Jenkins
4 150 (5.86%) JIRA
5 102 (3.98%) Selenium
6 91 (3.55%) Maven
7 85 (3.32%) Hudson
8 82 (3.20%) Cucumber
9 56 (2.19%) Ant
10 52 (2.03%) WebDriver
11 34 (1.33%) JUnit
12 32 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 30 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 29 (1.13%) ClearCase
15 28 (1.09%) Visual Studio
16 26 (1.02%) Mercurial
17 23 (0.90%) JBehave
17 23 (0.90%) Eclipse
17 23 (0.90%) Jasmine
18 19 (0.74%) Introscope
General
1 358 (13.98%) Finance
2 258 (10.07%) Banking
3 202 (7.89%) Front Office
4 169 (6.60%) Investment Banking
5 78 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 57 (2.23%) Games
7 51 (1.99%) Publishing
8 37 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.21%) Marketing
10 30 (1.17%) Legal
11 28 (1.09%) Electronics
12 27 (1.05%) Back Office
12 27 (1.05%) Billing
13 24 (0.94%) Retail
14 18 (0.70%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.62%) Advertising
16 10 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.31%) Law
18 7 (0.27%) French Language
19 4 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1150 (44.90%) Developer
2 464 (18.12%) Python Developer
3 191 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 150 (5.86%) C++ Developer
5 142 (5.54%) Java Developer
5 142 (5.54%) Software Engineer
6 140 (5.47%) Analyst
7 101 (3.94%) Architect
8 100 (3.90%) Senior Developer
8 100 (3.90%) Python/Django Developer
9 88 (3.44%) Administrator
10 82 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
11 75 (2.93%) Tester
12 74 (2.89%) Test Engineer
13 63 (2.46%) Consultant
13 63 (2.46%) Applications Support
14 61 (2.38%) Support Engineer
15 60 (2.34%) Systems Administrator
15 60 (2.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 59 (2.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (15.70%) HTML
2 334 (13.04%) Web Services
3 319 (12.46%) CSS
4 277 (10.82%) Django
5 255 (9.96%) XML
6 215 (8.40%) .NET
7 171 (6.68%) HTML5
8 163 (6.36%) jQuery
9 155 (6.05%) JSON
10 117 (4.57%) REST
11 109 (4.26%) Middleware
12 104 (4.06%) LAMP
13 97 (3.79%) Spring
14 90 (3.51%) AngularJS
15 85 (3.32%) CSS3
16 76 (2.97%) SOAP
17 73 (2.85%) Ajax
17 73 (2.85%) WebSphere MQ
18 70 (2.73%) RESTful
19 59 (2.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 257 (10.04%) Open Source
2 167 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 146 (5.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 125 (4.88%) Derivative
5 106 (4.14%) Fixed Income
6 97 (3.79%) Visualisation
7 72 (2.81%) Equities
8 65 (2.54%) Clustering
9 50 (1.95%) Mathematics
10 46 (1.80%) Hedge funds
11 44 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (1.52%) Statistics
13 37 (1.44%) STB
14 33 (1.29%) Mobile App
15 32 (1.25%) GIS
16 30 (1.17%) Management Information System
16 30 (1.17%) Credit Risk
17 29 (1.13%) Digital Media
18 27 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
19 25 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1168 (45.61%) Linux
2 567 (22.14%) UNIX
3 351 (13.71%) Windows
4 199 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 164 (6.40%) CentOS
6 105 (4.10%) Ubuntu
7 58 (2.26%) Mac OS X
8 55 (2.15%) Solaris
9 53 (2.07%) Android
10 52 (2.03%) Debian
11 48 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (1.56%) Apple iOS
14 36 (1.41%) SELinux
15 34 (1.33%) Windows XP
16 32 (1.25%) Windows 7
17 29 (1.13%) AIX
18 16 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
19 11 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
20 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (15.35%) TDD
3 368 (14.37%) DevOps
4 364 (14.21%) OO
5 338 (13.20%) Scrum
6 314 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
7 293 (11.44%) Software Engineering
8 203 (7.93%) BDD
9 199 (7.77%) Web Development
10 194 (7.58%) Configuration Management
11 127 (4.96%) Analytics
12 113 (4.41%) SOA
13 110 (4.30%) Unit Testing
14 106 (4.14%) Responsive Web Design
15 103 (4.02%) E-Commerce
16 95 (3.71%) Pair Programming
16 95 (3.71%) Test Automation
17 93 (3.63%) OOP
18 88 (3.44%) Low Latency
19 86 (3.36%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 957 (37.37%) Java
2 680 (26.55%) Perl
3 634 (24.76%) Ruby
4 623 (24.33%) SQL
5 542 (21.16%) C++
6 533 (20.81%) JavaScript
7 416 (16.24%) PHP
8 380 (14.84%) Bash Shell
9 370 (14.45%) C#
10 221 (8.63%) C
11 213 (8.32%) Shell Script
12 194 (7.58%) Scala
13 92 (3.59%) PL/SQL
14 72 (2.81%) PowerShell
15 64 (2.50%) R
16 46 (1.80%) Jython
17 40 (1.56%) VBA
18 35 (1.37%) XQuery
19 34 (1.33%) VB
20 33 (1.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 218 (8.51%) Degree
2 100 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 61 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.41%) ISEB
6 27 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 18 (0.70%) PhD
8 15 (0.59%) CISSP
9 13 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.23%) CCNA
14 5 (0.20%) LPIC
14 5 (0.20%) RHCE
14 5 (0.20%) CCIE
14 5 (0.20%) HND
15 4 (0.16%) CEH
15 4 (0.16%) OCPJP
16 3 (0.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.59%) QA
2 21 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 20 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.59%) SLA
5 9 (0.35%) Basel III
6 6 (0.23%) GPG13
6 6 (0.23%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.078%) JTAG
7 2 (0.078%) ISO 9002
7 2 (0.078%) Basel II
8 1 (0.039%) TickIT
8 1 (0.039%) HL7
8 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.039%) DO-160
System Software
1 91 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
3 51 (1.99%) vCloud
4 41 (1.60%) Active Directory
5 32 (1.25%) Varnish
6 20 (0.78%) NFS
7 19 (0.74%) Xen
8 17 (0.66%) VMware Server
9 13 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.51%) Snort
10 12 (0.47%) KVM
11 11 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (0.43%) Samba
12 9 (0.35%) vSphere
13 8 (0.31%) Docker
14 7 (0.27%) NDS
15 6 (0.23%) qmail
15 6 (0.23%) HDFS
15 6 (0.23%) Shibboleth
16 5 (0.20%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 370 (14.45%) Puppet
2 254 (9.92%) Opscode Chef
3 149 (5.82%) Nagios
4 66 (2.58%) Salt
5 52 (2.03%) ZABBIX
6 51 (1.99%) Cacti
7 46 (1.80%) Ansible
8 42 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
9 33 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
10 26 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Management
11 25 (0.98%) Vagrant
12 23 (0.90%) Zenoss
13 20 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 13 (0.51%) BladeLogic
14 13 (0.51%) HAProxy
14 13 (0.51%) Kibana
15 12 (0.47%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.43%) Graylog2
16 11 (0.43%) Opsview
16 11 (0.43%) StatsD
Vendors
1 400 (15.62%) Oracle
2 255 (9.96%) Red Hat
3 160 (6.25%) VMware
4 99 (3.87%) Microsoft
5 96 (3.75%) IBM
6 84 (3.28%) Splunk
7 51 (1.99%) Remedy
8 47 (1.84%) Rackspace
9 44 (1.72%) TIBCO
9 44 (1.72%) HP
10 43 (1.68%) Google
11 38 (1.48%) Sybase
12 36 (1.41%) Cisco
13 33 (1.29%) Perforce
14 31 (1.21%) JBoss
15 30 (1.17%) SAP
16 29 (1.13%) Reuters
16 29 (1.13%) New Relic
17 27 (1.05%) Percona
17 27 (1.05%) Zend
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