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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 61 99 133
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +34
Contract jobs citing Python 1637 1092 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.94% 1.98% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.89% 5.32% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 759 527
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 11 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.96 £24.00 £31.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £51.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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
20749 20518 17913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13460 13302 11029
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 478 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £17.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +35 1554 £450 +2.27% 680
London +16 922 £500 +5.26% 383
South East +44 254 £350 -9.67% 136
City of London -4 168 £500 -9.09% 126
Yorkshire +36 106 £325 -7.14% 22
West Yorkshire +39 98 £325 -7.14% 16
Leeds +29 90 £325 -7.14% 10
South West +32 87 £438 +20.68% 36
Hampshire +18 84 £330 -5.71% 29
North West +32 76 £500 +42.85% 24
Berkshire +45 60 £375 +11.94% 34
East of England +36 54 £338 - 59
Surrey +1 49 £400 -5.18% 22
Scotland +13 46 £400 +6.66% 39
Gloucestershire +16 44 £450 - 6
Cheshire +17 36 £600 +71.42% 5
Manchester +12 34 £400 +14.28% 18
Cambridgeshire +15 32 £325 +1.56% 47
Reading +22 29 £375 +11.94% 27
Edinburgh +17 26 £400 -4.47% 18
Warrington +7 26 £625 +47.05% 2
Cambridge +2 22 £306 -1.20% 39
Bristol +7 21 £350 - 17
Cheltenham - 21 £450 - 3
Oxfordshire -8 18 £300 -14.28% 28
Buckinghamshire +9 17 £394 -2.77% 4
North East +6 16 £370 +5.71% 5
Tyne and Wear +15 15 £370 +24.89% 5
West Midlands +1 15 £463 +71.29% 10
Southampton -1 15 £375 - 9

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1466 (46.32%) Linux
2 1168 (36.90%) Java
3 1126 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
4 899 (28.40%) Ruby
5 794 (25.09%) Perl
6 695 (21.96%) SQL
7 643 (20.32%) UNIX
8 628 (19.84%) DevOps
9 604 (19.08%) Puppet
10 571 (18.04%) JavaScript
11 533 (16.84%) C++
12 531 (16.78%) Git (software)
13 525 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
14 504 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
15 500 (15.80%) Bash Shell
16 464 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
17 458 (14.47%) Jenkins
18 453 (14.31%) Windows
19 440 (13.90%) Configuration Management
20 431 (13.62%) Finance
21 419 (13.24%) PHP
22 406 (12.83%) Oracle
23 385 (12.16%) HTML
24 367 (11.60%) OO
25 337 (10.65%) Banking
26 334 (10.55%) Subversion
27 327 (10.33%) TDD
28 323 (10.21%) Software Engineering
29 320 (10.11%) Web Services
30 311 (9.83%) CSS

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 303 (9.57%) Apache
2 171 (5.40%) OpenStack
3 154 (4.87%) Node.js
4 121 (3.82%) Tomcat
5 93 (2.94%) WebSphere
6 92 (2.91%) nginx
7 78 (2.46%) Apache Spark
8 74 (2.34%) JBoss
9 69 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
10 66 (2.09%) IIS
11 53 (1.67%) WebLogic
12 42 (1.33%) Apache Pig
13 40 (1.26%) Confluence
14 38 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
15 35 (1.11%) SAS
16 31 (0.98%) CMS
17 28 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 24 (0.76%) MQSeries
19 21 (0.66%) Drupal
20 20 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 58 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 31 (0.98%) MS Office
3 20 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.25%) Maya
5 7 (0.22%) SPSS
6 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.13%) MS Project
7 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.032%) Weka
8 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.032%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.032%) Simulink
8 1 (0.032%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 16 (0.51%) Front Arena
2 14 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.095%) Documaker
5 3 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.095%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.063%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.063%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.063%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.032%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.032%) Odoo
7 1 (0.032%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.032%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.032%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 504 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
4 60 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (1.77%) IaaS
6 52 (1.64%) PaaS
7 49 (1.55%) Heroku
8 47 (1.48%) Amazon S3
9 39 (1.23%) GitHub
10 35 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 30 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
13 22 (0.70%) SaaS
14 18 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (0.54%) Engine Yard
16 14 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
17 13 (0.41%) Google App Engine
17 13 (0.41%) Google Analytics
18 11 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 169 (5.34%) Firewall
2 165 (5.21%) TCP/IP
3 160 (5.06%) HTTP
4 151 (4.77%) Internet
5 148 (4.68%) DNS
6 114 (3.60%) SSL
7 60 (1.90%) LAN
8 59 (1.86%) LDAP
9 57 (1.80%) SAN
10 47 (1.48%) VPN
11 44 (1.39%) WAN
12 33 (1.04%) NAS
13 32 (1.01%) SMTP
14 31 (0.98%) Wireshark
15 30 (0.95%) VLAN
16 29 (0.92%) Multicast
16 29 (0.92%) Wireless
17 27 (0.85%) DHCP
17 27 (0.85%) Network Security
18 26 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (9.67%) MySQL
2 304 (9.61%) MongoDB
3 268 (8.47%) Hadoop
4 239 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
5 232 (7.33%) NoSQL
6 210 (6.64%) Relational Database
7 197 (6.22%) Big Data
8 181 (5.72%) SQL Server
9 116 (3.67%) RDBMS
10 109 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 87 (2.75%) Redis
12 80 (2.53%) Apache Hive
13 76 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
14 57 (1.80%) HBase
15 46 (1.45%) Data Mining
16 42 (1.33%) Oracle Database
17 29 (0.92%) CouchDB
18 27 (0.85%) Riak
19 24 (0.76%) MarkLogic
20 23 (0.73%) KDB
Development Applications
1 531 (16.78%) Git (software)
2 458 (14.47%) Jenkins
3 334 (10.55%) Subversion
4 193 (6.10%) JIRA
5 145 (4.58%) Maven
6 121 (3.82%) Selenium
7 106 (3.35%) Ant
8 96 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 85 (2.69%) JUnit
10 77 (2.43%) TeamCity
11 76 (2.40%) Hudson
12 71 (2.24%) ClearCase
13 67 (2.12%) Cucumber
14 55 (1.74%) Eclipse
15 47 (1.48%) Mercurial
16 38 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 38 (1.20%) WebDriver
17 35 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
17 35 (1.11%) jMock
18 34 (1.07%) Gerrit
General
1 431 (13.62%) Finance
2 337 (10.65%) Banking
3 224 (7.08%) Front Office
4 220 (6.95%) Investment Banking
5 117 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 81 (2.56%) Publishing
7 62 (1.96%) Games
8 50 (1.58%) Electronics
9 49 (1.55%) Marketing
10 34 (1.07%) Retail
11 32 (1.01%) Law
12 29 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.76%) Advertising
13 24 (0.76%) Legal
14 16 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.25%) Automotive
15 8 (0.25%) French Language
16 7 (0.22%) Back Office
17 6 (0.19%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1300 (41.07%) Developer
2 377 (11.91%) Python Developer
2 377 (11.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 223 (7.05%) Java Developer
4 172 (5.43%) Analyst
5 171 (5.40%) Software Engineer
6 124 (3.92%) Administrator
7 121 (3.82%) Architect
8 119 (3.76%) C++ Developer
9 112 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
10 109 (3.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 107 (3.38%) Senior Developer
12 97 (3.06%) Software Developer
13 91 (2.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 89 (2.81%) Consultant
15 84 (2.65%) Test Engineer
16 76 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
17 75 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
18 67 (2.12%) Applications Support
18 67 (2.12%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (12.16%) HTML
2 320 (10.11%) Web Services
3 311 (9.83%) CSS
4 251 (7.93%) Django
5 249 (7.87%) XML
6 228 (7.20%) .NET
7 180 (5.69%) AngularJS
8 149 (4.71%) JSON
9 141 (4.45%) HTML5
10 136 (4.30%) REST
11 125 (3.95%) jQuery
12 119 (3.76%) RESTful
13 87 (2.75%) CSS3
14 86 (2.72%) J2EE
15 82 (2.59%) Spring
16 80 (2.53%) Ruby on Rails
17 68 (2.15%) LAMP
18 67 (2.12%) XSLT
19 64 (2.02%) Hibernate
20 58 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 298 (9.42%) Open Source
2 265 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 122 (3.85%) Derivative
5 105 (3.32%) Fixed Income
6 100 (3.16%) Visualisation
7 74 (2.34%) Mathematics
8 73 (2.31%) Algorithms
9 63 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 60 (1.90%) Clustering
10 60 (1.90%) User Experience
11 59 (1.86%) Statistics
12 49 (1.55%) Equities
13 41 (1.30%) Mobile App
14 40 (1.26%) Data Structures
15 37 (1.17%) Hedge funds
15 37 (1.17%) Client/Server
16 36 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
17 33 (1.04%) Physics
18 32 (1.01%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1466 (46.32%) Linux
2 643 (20.32%) UNIX
3 453 (14.31%) Windows
4 196 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 189 (5.97%) CentOS
6 159 (5.02%) Ubuntu
7 68 (2.15%) Android
8 67 (2.12%) Solaris
9 64 (2.02%) Mac OS X
10 52 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (1.55%) Debian
12 45 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 29 (0.92%) AIX
14 27 (0.85%) Windows 7
15 23 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.63%) SUSE
17 19 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 19 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
18 15 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (0.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1126 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (19.84%) DevOps
3 525 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
4 440 (13.90%) Configuration Management
5 367 (11.60%) OO
6 327 (10.33%) TDD
7 323 (10.21%) Software Engineering
8 274 (8.66%) Scrum
9 174 (5.50%) Web Development
10 172 (5.43%) Analytics
11 143 (4.52%) OOP
12 137 (4.33%) Load Balancing
13 124 (3.92%) Release Management
14 122 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
15 115 (3.63%) E-Commerce
16 111 (3.51%) Unit Testing
16 111 (3.51%) SOA
17 109 (3.44%) Multithreading
18 108 (3.41%) Test Automation
19 106 (3.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1168 (36.90%) Java
2 899 (28.40%) Ruby
3 794 (25.09%) Perl
4 695 (21.96%) SQL
5 571 (18.04%) JavaScript
6 533 (16.84%) C++
7 500 (15.80%) Bash Shell
8 419 (13.24%) PHP
9 306 (9.67%) Shell Script
10 304 (9.61%) C#
11 262 (8.28%) C
12 155 (4.90%) Scala
13 136 (4.30%) R
14 117 (3.70%) PowerShell
15 102 (3.22%) VBA
16 75 (2.37%) Go
17 49 (1.55%) MATLAB
18 45 (1.42%) Korn
19 37 (1.17%) Groovy
20 36 (1.14%) Jython
Qualifications
1 289 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 194 (6.13%) Degree
3 138 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 101 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 46 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (1.23%) CCNA
7 38 (1.20%) PhD
8 25 (0.79%) ISEB
9 16 (0.51%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.47%) CCNP
11 14 (0.44%) RHCE
12 13 (0.41%) CISSP
13 11 (0.35%) OCPJP
13 11 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.32%) Sun Certification
15 8 (0.25%) RHCT
16 7 (0.22%) GCIA
16 7 (0.22%) PMP
16 7 (0.22%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (5.81%) QA
2 8 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.19%) SLA
5 5 (0.16%) COREP
5 5 (0.16%) FINREP
6 2 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.063%) MiFID
6 2 (0.063%) SNOMED CT
6 2 (0.063%) DICOM
7 1 (0.032%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.032%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.032%) JTAG
7 1 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 160 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (2.97%) Docker
3 63 (1.99%) Active Directory
4 52 (1.64%) vCloud
4 52 (1.64%) vSphere
4 52 (1.64%) KVM
5 49 (1.55%) Varnish
6 39 (1.23%) HDFS
7 33 (1.04%) NFS
8 27 (0.85%) QEMU
9 22 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.60%) Sendmail
10 19 (0.60%) Firmware
11 18 (0.57%) Xen
11 18 (0.57%) Hyper-V
12 16 (0.51%) Samba
12 16 (0.51%) Postfix
13 15 (0.47%) XenServer
14 14 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 604 (19.08%) Puppet
2 464 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
3 200 (6.32%) Ansible
4 172 (5.43%) Nagios
5 129 (4.08%) Salt
6 76 (2.40%) ZABBIX
7 66 (2.09%) Vagrant
8 60 (1.90%) Cobbler
9 56 (1.77%) Graphite
10 42 (1.33%) Kibana
11 34 (1.07%) Tivoli
12 30 (0.95%) Zenoss
13 29 (0.92%) StatsD
13 29 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
14 27 (0.85%) Cacti
15 26 (0.82%) collectd
16 25 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
16 25 (0.79%) HAProxy
16 25 (0.79%) logstash
17 22 (0.70%) yum
Vendors
1 406 (12.83%) Oracle
2 286 (9.04%) VMware
3 281 (8.88%) Red Hat
4 124 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 110 (3.48%) Splunk
6 79 (2.50%) Cisco
7 78 (2.46%) Tableau
8 66 (2.09%) IBM
9 62 (1.96%) Google
10 58 (1.83%) Perforce
11 53 (1.67%) Rackspace
12 51 (1.61%) HP
13 47 (1.48%) New Relic
14 46 (1.45%) Citrix
15 45 (1.42%) TIBCO
16 42 (1.33%) Teradata
17 41 (1.30%) Sybase
18 34 (1.07%) SaltStack
19 32 (1.01%) F5
20 30 (0.95%) AppDynamics
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