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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 68 74 88
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs citing Python 1645 1382 1169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.77% 2.48% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.26% 6.66% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 955 831
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 29
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.19 £24.77 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.43 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%

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
22652 20755 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.29% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15246 13137 12847
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 415 566
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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 +9 1551 £450 +5.88% 727
London -2 905 £475 - 350
City of London +10 206 £500 -4.76% 95
South East -3 188 £400 +14.28% 136
North West -3 115 £442 +7.03% 29
East of England +40 99 £400 +18.51% 94
South West +31 83 £420 +4.34% 46
North East +11 73 £475 +26.66% 17
Yorkshire +8 70 £413 +50.00% 28
Tyne and Wear +8 66 £475 +18.75% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 66 £475 +18.75% 12
Scotland +28 61 £375 +25.00% 35
West Yorkshire +4 58 £400 +70.21% 20
Leeds +7 56 £400 +77.77% 17
Cambridgeshire +5 56 £400 +12.28% 70
Berkshire +25 53 £400 +33.33% 26
Surrey +7 48 £425 +112.50% 19
Cheshire +8 47 £450 -8.16% 6
Cambridge +1 44 £400 +12.28% 66
Gloucestershire +13 41 £425 - 16
Manchester -9 41 £363 -3.33% 19
Reading +16 40 £400 +18.51% 17
Edinburgh +10 34 £394 -12.50% 18
Warrington -6 27 £475 -6.86% 2
Bristol -1 26 £325 - 14
Oxfordshire -17 26 £520 +55.22% 24
Hampshire -40 24 £366 -8.43% 33
Hertfordshire +14 22 £425 +57.40% 12
Gloucester +5 18 £438 -12.50% 6
Lancashire -6 16 £475 -4.76% 2

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1500 (46.15%) Linux
2 1202 (36.98%) Java
3 1103 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
4 852 (26.22%) Perl
5 785 (24.15%) Ruby
6 746 (22.95%) UNIX
7 729 (22.43%) JavaScript
8 723 (22.25%) SQL
9 645 (19.85%) DevOps
10 617 (18.98%) C++
11 604 (18.58%) Puppet
12 563 (17.32%) Finance
13 546 (16.80%) Jenkins
14 545 (16.77%) Git (software)
15 528 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
16 507 (15.60%) Opscode Chef
17 488 (15.02%) Bash Shell
18 483 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
19 481 (14.80%) TDD
20 451 (13.88%) HTML
21 450 (13.85%) Windows
22 439 (13.51%) Oracle
23 404 (12.43%) Configuration Management
24 365 (11.23%) MySQL
25 355 (10.92%) Banking
26 348 (10.71%) PHP
27 345 (10.62%) Django
28 331 (10.18%) Web Services
29 321 (9.88%) Subversion
30 315 (9.69%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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
1 248 (7.63%) Apache
2 191 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 178 (5.48%) Node.js
4 126 (3.88%) OpenStack
5 98 (3.02%) Confluence
6 90 (2.77%) nginx
7 85 (2.62%) IIS
8 83 (2.55%) WebSphere
9 72 (2.22%) JBoss
10 58 (1.78%) Apache Spark
11 54 (1.66%) Apache Pig
12 51 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
13 49 (1.51%) WebLogic
14 40 (1.23%) SAS
15 32 (0.98%) Jetty
16 27 (0.83%) Drupal
17 21 (0.65%) Oracle Spatial
17 21 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
18 20 (0.62%) CMS
19 17 (0.52%) Zope
Applications
1 65 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.62%) MS Office
3 19 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.37%) Maya
5 10 (0.31%) SPSS
6 9 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.15%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.12%) Mathematica
9 4 (0.12%) Maple
9 4 (0.12%) LaTeX
10 3 (0.092%) Simulink
10 3 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.062%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.062%) MS Project
11 2 (0.062%) MODO
11 2 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.062%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (0.37%) Odoo
2 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.28%) Magento
2 9 (0.28%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.22%) Front Arena
4 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.15%) Cordys
5 4 (0.12%) BigMachines
5 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.092%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.062%) Summit
7 2 (0.062%) RMDS
7 2 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.062%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.031%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.031%) Unica
8 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.031%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 483 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (2.31%) IaaS
4 68 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
5 67 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
6 60 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 44 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 40 (1.23%) PaaS
9 37 (1.14%) GitHub
10 33 (1.02%) Heroku
11 32 (0.98%) SaaS
12 23 (0.71%) Google App Engine
13 20 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 18 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
15 10 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
17 8 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 174 (5.35%) HTTP
2 170 (5.23%) Internet
3 135 (4.15%) DNS
4 129 (3.97%) Firewall
5 123 (3.78%) TCP/IP
6 94 (2.89%) SSL
6 94 (2.89%) LDAP
7 73 (2.25%) VPN
8 64 (1.97%) SAN
9 52 (1.60%) DHCP
10 44 (1.35%) LAN
11 38 (1.17%) SMTP
12 36 (1.11%) Wireless
12 36 (1.11%) SSH
13 33 (1.02%) SNMP
14 31 (0.95%) WAN
15 27 (0.83%) DMZ
16 25 (0.77%) BGP
17 24 (0.74%) Kerberos
18 21 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (11.23%) MySQL
2 285 (8.77%) MongoDB
3 259 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
4 247 (7.60%) Hadoop
5 232 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 218 (6.71%) NoSQL
7 210 (6.46%) SQL Server
8 190 (5.85%) Big Data
9 99 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 96 (2.95%) Redis
11 95 (2.92%) RDBMS
12 76 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
13 70 (2.15%) Apache Hive
14 58 (1.78%) Oracle Database
15 48 (1.48%) DB2
16 46 (1.42%) HBase
17 40 (1.23%) Data Mining
18 26 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.65%) Couchbase
20 17 (0.52%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 546 (16.80%) Jenkins
2 545 (16.77%) Git (software)
3 321 (9.88%) Subversion
4 222 (6.83%) JIRA
5 184 (5.66%) Maven
6 147 (4.52%) Selenium
7 142 (4.37%) Ant
8 102 (3.14%) Hudson
9 94 (2.89%) Cucumber
10 82 (2.52%) JUnit
11 79 (2.43%) TeamCity
12 68 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 64 (1.97%) Gradle
14 61 (1.88%) ClearCase
15 51 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 49 (1.51%) Mercurial
17 48 (1.48%) JMeter
18 42 (1.29%) Gerrit
19 41 (1.26%) Artifactory
20 38 (1.17%) Eclipse
General
1 563 (17.32%) Finance
2 355 (10.92%) Banking
3 222 (6.83%) Investment Banking
4 220 (6.77%) Front Office
5 105 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 60 (1.85%) Retail
7 49 (1.51%) Games
8 43 (1.32%) Marketing
9 38 (1.17%) Publishing
10 36 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.86%) Electronics
12 21 (0.65%) Back Office
12 21 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.43%) Legal
14 11 (0.34%) Military
15 10 (0.31%) Advertising
16 7 (0.22%) Law
16 7 (0.22%) German Language
17 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1325 (40.77%) Developer
2 477 (14.68%) Python Developer
3 358 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 210 (6.46%) Java Developer
5 169 (5.20%) Analyst
6 167 (5.14%) Architect
7 163 (5.02%) Administrator
8 143 (4.40%) Software Engineer
9 134 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 110 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
11 106 (3.26%) C++ Developer
12 84 (2.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 82 (2.52%) Django Developer
13 82 (2.52%) Consultant
14 79 (2.43%) Python/Django Developer
15 74 (2.28%) Applications Support
16 72 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
17 68 (2.09%) Linux Administrator
18 62 (1.91%) Systems Engineer
18 62 (1.91%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (13.88%) HTML
2 345 (10.62%) Django
3 331 (10.18%) Web Services
4 304 (9.35%) .NET
5 299 (9.20%) CSS
6 200 (6.15%) XML
7 183 (5.63%) REST
8 177 (5.45%) AngularJS
9 162 (4.98%) HTML5
10 143 (4.40%) Spring
11 137 (4.22%) RESTful
12 134 (4.12%) JSON
13 122 (3.75%) jQuery
14 90 (2.77%) LAMP
15 85 (2.62%) J2EE
16 84 (2.58%) Flask
17 82 (2.52%) Middleware
18 80 (2.46%) CSS3
19 72 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
20 71 (2.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 280 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 137 (4.22%) Visualisation
4 117 (3.60%) Derivative
5 89 (2.74%) Mathematics
6 86 (2.65%) Fixed Income
7 83 (2.55%) Algorithms
8 81 (2.49%) User Experience
9 70 (2.15%) Credit Risk
10 61 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 60 (1.85%) Data Centre
12 53 (1.63%) Data Structures
13 52 (1.60%) Equities
14 51 (1.57%) Statistics
15 47 (1.45%) Physics
16 45 (1.38%) Hedge funds
17 43 (1.32%) Management Information System
18 40 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
19 36 (1.11%) Grid Computing
20 35 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1500 (46.15%) Linux
2 746 (22.95%) UNIX
3 450 (13.85%) Windows
4 230 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 136 (4.18%) CentOS
6 127 (3.91%) Ubuntu
7 70 (2.15%) Solaris
8 59 (1.82%) Mac OS X
9 51 (1.57%) Debian
10 45 (1.38%) AIX
10 45 (1.38%) Android
11 36 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 26 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.46%) Fedora
17 14 (0.43%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.43%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1103 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (19.85%) DevOps
3 528 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
4 481 (14.80%) TDD
5 404 (12.43%) Configuration Management
6 297 (9.14%) Scrum
7 286 (8.80%) Software Engineering
8 281 (8.65%) Open Source
9 274 (8.43%) OO
10 197 (6.06%) Analytics
11 170 (5.23%) SDLC
12 160 (4.92%) BDD
13 136 (4.18%) Web Development
14 131 (4.03%) Unit Testing
15 128 (3.94%) Continuous Delivery
16 127 (3.91%) Test Automation
17 125 (3.85%) ITIL
18 116 (3.57%) Multithreading
19 115 (3.54%) E-Commerce
20 104 (3.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1202 (36.98%) Java
2 852 (26.22%) Perl
3 785 (24.15%) Ruby
4 729 (22.43%) JavaScript
5 723 (22.25%) SQL
6 617 (18.98%) C++
7 488 (15.02%) Bash Shell
8 348 (10.71%) PHP
9 315 (9.69%) C#
10 268 (8.25%) Shell Script
11 233 (7.17%) C
12 215 (6.62%) Scala
13 165 (5.08%) PowerShell
14 157 (4.83%) R
15 67 (2.06%) VBA
16 62 (1.91%) Groovy
17 56 (1.72%) PL/SQL
18 50 (1.54%) Go
19 47 (1.45%) MATLAB
20 43 (1.32%) Lua
Qualifications
1 268 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 234 (7.20%) Degree
3 109 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 98 (3.02%) DV Cleared
5 38 (1.17%) PhD
6 34 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.68%) ISEB
9 20 (0.62%) CCNP
9 20 (0.62%) RHCE
10 17 (0.52%) CCNA
11 15 (0.46%) Sun Certification
12 13 (0.40%) CCIE
13 12 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.28%) OCPJP
16 9 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (0.28%) MCSE
17 8 (0.25%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (5.45%) QA
2 24 (0.74%) SLA
3 12 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.25%) P3O
5 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.15%) COREP
6 5 (0.15%) FINREP
7 4 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.12%) WCAG
8 2 (0.062%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.031%) Basel III
9 1 (0.031%) JTAG
System Software
1 184 (5.66%) Docker
2 181 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 50 (1.54%) KVM
5 49 (1.51%) vCloud
6 38 (1.17%) vSphere
7 36 (1.11%) Varnish
8 32 (0.98%) Hyper-V
9 22 (0.68%) HDFS
10 21 (0.65%) NFS
11 20 (0.62%) QEMU
12 17 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.52%) Firmware
13 11 (0.34%) Apache Flume
13 11 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 10 (0.31%) Samba
14 10 (0.31%) Postfix
15 9 (0.28%) XenServer
15 9 (0.28%) VMware ESX
15 9 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 604 (18.58%) Puppet
2 507 (15.60%) Opscode Chef
3 242 (7.45%) Ansible
4 121 (3.72%) Nagios
5 106 (3.26%) Vagrant
6 70 (2.15%) Salt
7 41 (1.26%) Kibana
7 41 (1.26%) StatsD
7 41 (1.26%) logstash
8 40 (1.23%) HAProxy
8 40 (1.23%) Zenoss
9 38 (1.17%) Tivoli
9 38 (1.17%) Graphite
10 37 (1.14%) ZABBIX
11 35 (1.08%) BladeLogic
11 35 (1.08%) Rundeck
12 29 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
14 24 (0.74%) Cobbler
15 23 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 439 (13.51%) Oracle
2 291 (8.95%) VMware
3 267 (8.22%) Red Hat
4 146 (4.49%) Microsoft
5 109 (3.35%) Splunk
6 84 (2.58%) Cisco
7 75 (2.31%) IBM
8 72 (2.22%) Google
9 66 (2.03%) Tableau
10 54 (1.66%) Sybase
10 54 (1.66%) Citrix
11 53 (1.63%) HP
12 52 (1.60%) SaltStack
13 44 (1.35%) Teradata
14 43 (1.32%) Sun
14 43 (1.32%) Atlassian
15 39 (1.20%) New Relic
16 37 (1.14%) Perforce
17 34 (1.05%) TIBCO
18 32 (0.98%) BMC
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