The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 45 62 106
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +44
Contract jobs citing Python 2286 1693 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.09% 2.98% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.72% 7.99% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1128 747
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 12
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.13 £22.08 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £45.00 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
21321 21196 20350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.15% 37.36% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14643 13791 13258
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 447 483
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £35.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £18.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 2129 £475 +5.55% 853
London +14 1296 £500 - 452
South East +13 334 £450 +20.00% 146
City of London +37 192 £475 -1.04% 116
Yorkshire +12 125 £425 +30.76% 45
South West +18 111 £400 -8.57% 58
Scotland +24 97 £400 - 32
North West +8 95 £428 -17.59% 40
Berkshire +18 93 £425 +13.33% 41
East of England +37 88 £413 +22.22% 81
West Yorkshire -13 81 £413 +26.92% 33
West Sussex +46 73 £425 - 4
Leeds -11 73 £425 +30.76% 30
Cambridgeshire +26 65 £419 +28.84% 64
Edinburgh +23 62 £405 +1.25% 15
Worthing - 59 £425 - 3
Surrey -11 50 £500 +25.00% 30
Reading +5 47 £400 +6.66% 27
Hampshire -26 46 £385 +15.35% 25
Cambridge +15 43 £425 +38.77% 56
Manchester +4 41 £419 -1.47% 27
South Yorkshire +24 35 £500 +23.07% 5
Cheshire -9 31 £425 -29.16% 5
North East -16 30 £403 +8.78% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 28 £360 -2.70% 4
Tyne and Wear -20 28 £360 -2.70% 4
Devon +15 27 £400 +1.58% 5
Bristol +9 27 £363 +13.28% 17
Buckinghamshire +16 25 £393 -0.31% 3
Sheffield +4 24 £538 +7.50% 5

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Python.

1 1966 (46.10%) Linux
2 1690 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1648 (38.64%) Java
4 1149 (26.94%) Ruby
5 1076 (25.23%) JavaScript
6 1047 (24.55%) Perl
7 960 (22.51%) DevOps
8 888 (20.82%) SQL
9 871 (20.42%) Puppet
10 844 (19.79%) Unix
11 790 (18.52%) Git (software)
12 776 (18.19%) Bash Shell
13 745 (17.47%) C++
14 744 (17.44%) Amazon AWS
15 740 (17.35%) HTML
16 704 (16.51%) Jenkins
17 703 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
18 689 (16.15%) Finance
19 610 (14.30%) Configuration Management
20 604 (14.16%) CSS
21 553 (12.97%) TDD
22 549 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
23 538 (12.61%) Windows
24 516 (12.10%) Web Services
25 509 (11.93%) Open Source
26 494 (11.58%) Scrum
27 471 (11.04%) C#
28 462 (10.83%) MySQL
29 460 (10.79%) Oracle
30 450 (10.55%) Scala

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 346 (8.11%) Apache
2 283 (6.64%) Node.js
3 264 (6.19%) Tomcat
4 217 (5.09%) OpenStack
5 191 (4.48%) Apache Spark
6 160 (3.75%) Confluence
7 153 (3.59%) nginx
8 148 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
9 103 (2.42%) JBoss
10 100 (2.34%) SAS
11 92 (2.16%) WebSphere
12 79 (1.85%) IIS
13 77 (1.81%) Apache Pig
13 77 (1.81%) WebLogic
14 70 (1.64%) Jetty
15 60 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
16 46 (1.08%) GeoServer
17 44 (1.03%) CMS
18 39 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
19 28 (0.66%) Drupal
Applications
1 96 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 37 (0.87%) MS Office
3 31 (0.73%) SPSS
4 25 (0.59%) HipChat
5 17 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.094%) Simulink
10 3 (0.070%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.047%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.047%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.047%) GIMP
11 2 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.047%) Weka
12 1 (0.023%) Maya
12 1 (0.023%) MS Project
12 1 (0.023%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 15 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.28%) Front Arena
2 12 (0.28%) OpenText Process Suite
3 11 (0.26%) BigMachines
3 11 (0.26%) Eloqua
3 11 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.14%) Magento
6 4 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.070%) Eikon
7 3 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.047%) Documaker
8 2 (0.047%) Endur
8 2 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.047%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.047%) RMDS
8 2 (0.047%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.023%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 744 (17.44%) Amazon AWS
2 203 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (3.21%) IaaS
4 118 (2.77%) GitHub
5 114 (2.67%) SaaS
6 112 (2.63%) PaaS
7 100 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
8 98 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
9 82 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 64 (1.50%) Amazon S3
11 49 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 32 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 27 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
14 26 (0.61%) Heroku
15 21 (0.49%) Google App Engine
16 20 (0.47%) Route 53
17 19 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
17 19 (0.45%) CloudFront
18 17 (0.40%) Amazon Glacier
18 17 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 376 (8.82%) HTTP
2 253 (5.93%) TCP/IP
3 185 (4.34%) DNS
4 162 (3.80%) Firewall
5 147 (3.45%) Internet
6 127 (2.98%) SSL
7 120 (2.81%) LDAP
8 79 (1.85%) SAN
9 61 (1.43%) VPN
10 46 (1.08%) NAS
11 45 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
12 44 (1.03%) Bluetooth
13 43 (1.01%) DHCP
14 41 (0.96%) FTP
15 40 (0.94%) SMTP
16 36 (0.84%) HTTPS
16 36 (0.84%) SSH
17 34 (0.80%) MPLS
18 33 (0.77%) BGP
19 32 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (10.83%) MySQL
2 419 (9.82%) NoSQL
3 372 (8.72%) MongoDB
4 371 (8.70%) Big Data
5 358 (8.39%) Hadoop
6 301 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
7 276 (6.47%) Relational Database
8 230 (5.39%) SQL Server
9 173 (4.06%) Apache Hive
10 166 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 105 (2.46%) Redis
12 94 (2.20%) Oracle Database
13 93 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
13 93 (2.18%) HBase
14 73 (1.71%) GIS
14 73 (1.71%) RDBMS
15 70 (1.64%) Data Mining
16 48 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
17 39 (0.91%) DB2
18 36 (0.84%) KDB
Development Applications
1 790 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 704 (16.51%) Jenkins
3 421 (9.87%) Subversion
4 377 (8.84%) JIRA
5 231 (5.42%) Maven
6 202 (4.74%) Selenium
7 168 (3.94%) Cucumber
8 165 (3.87%) JUnit
9 130 (3.05%) Ant
10 123 (2.88%) Hudson
11 103 (2.42%) Vagrant
12 89 (2.09%) Gradle
13 78 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 73 (1.71%) ClearCase
14 73 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
14 73 (1.71%) TeamCity
15 59 (1.38%) JMeter
16 55 (1.29%) NUnit
17 46 (1.08%) Mockito
17 46 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 689 (16.15%) Finance
2 327 (7.67%) Banking
3 131 (3.07%) Front Office
4 108 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 100 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 92 (2.16%) Marketing
7 87 (2.04%) Retail
8 60 (1.41%) Games
9 43 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 37 (0.87%) Publishing
11 32 (0.75%) Law
12 30 (0.70%) Electronics
13 22 (0.52%) Legal
14 19 (0.45%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.35%) Back Office
16 14 (0.33%) Advertising
17 13 (0.30%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.21%) Billing
19 7 (0.16%) Local Government
19 7 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1768 (41.45%) Developer
2 712 (16.69%) Python Developer
3 593 (13.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 305 (7.15%) Java Developer
5 300 (7.03%) Linux Engineer
6 253 (5.93%) Analyst
7 222 (5.21%) Architect
8 182 (4.27%) Senior Developer
9 178 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 153 (3.59%) AWS Engineer
11 149 (3.49%) Administrator
12 142 (3.33%) Software Engineer
13 132 (3.09%) Scala Developer
14 127 (2.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 116 (2.72%) C++ Developer
16 114 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
17 111 (2.60%) Data Scientist
18 108 (2.53%) Cloud Engineer
19 104 (2.44%) Consultant
20 98 (2.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 740 (17.35%) HTML
2 604 (14.16%) CSS
3 516 (12.10%) Web Services
4 406 (9.52%) Django
5 358 (8.39%) AngularJS
6 334 (7.83%) REST
7 304 (7.13%) HTML5
8 300 (7.03%) .NET
9 252 (5.91%) JSON
10 224 (5.25%) jQuery
11 221 (5.18%) RESTful
12 217 (5.09%) Spring
13 205 (4.81%) CSS3
14 192 (4.50%) XML
15 147 (3.45%) LAMP
16 144 (3.38%) Ajax
17 137 (3.21%) Ruby on Rails
18 125 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
19 96 (2.25%) Middleware
19 96 (2.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 283 (6.64%) Computer Science
2 280 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (4.36%) Visualisation
4 116 (2.72%) Algorithms
4 116 (2.72%) Mathematics
5 113 (2.65%) User Experience
6 112 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 112 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 106 (2.49%) Statistics
8 91 (2.13%) Derivative
9 76 (1.78%) Fixed Income
10 75 (1.76%) Clustering
10 75 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 72 (1.69%) Management Information System
12 64 (1.50%) Fintech
13 52 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 47 (1.10%) Equities
15 45 (1.06%) Hedge funds
16 42 (0.98%) Physics
17 41 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1966 (46.10%) Linux
2 844 (19.79%) Unix
3 538 (12.61%) Windows
4 329 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 159 (3.73%) CentOS
6 139 (3.26%) Windows Server
7 110 (2.58%) Ubuntu
8 109 (2.56%) Mac OS X
9 78 (1.83%) AIX
9 78 (1.83%) Solaris
10 61 (1.43%) Debian
11 46 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 44 (1.03%) Mac OS
13 34 (0.80%) Android
14 29 (0.68%) VMS
15 25 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
16 24 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
17 21 (0.49%) CoreOS
17 21 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 20 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1690 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 960 (22.51%) DevOps
3 703 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
4 610 (14.30%) Configuration Management
5 553 (12.97%) TDD
6 509 (11.93%) Open Source
7 494 (11.58%) Scrum
8 422 (9.89%) Software Engineering
9 379 (8.89%) OO
10 299 (7.01%) Analytics
11 252 (5.91%) Web Development
12 249 (5.84%) BDD
13 226 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
14 203 (4.76%) Unit Testing
15 191 (4.48%) SDLC
16 190 (4.45%) Automated Testing
17 189 (4.43%) High Availability
18 173 (4.06%) Migration
19 169 (3.96%) Front End Development
20 165 (3.87%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1648 (38.64%) Java
2 1149 (26.94%) Ruby
3 1076 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 1047 (24.55%) Perl
5 888 (20.82%) SQL
6 776 (18.19%) Bash Shell
7 745 (17.47%) C++
8 471 (11.04%) C#
9 450 (10.55%) Scala
10 399 (9.36%) PHP
11 367 (8.60%) Shell Script
12 337 (7.90%) C
13 323 (7.57%) PowerShell
14 228 (5.35%) R
15 152 (3.56%) Go
16 91 (2.13%) MATLAB
17 86 (2.02%) Groovy
18 63 (1.48%) VBA
19 62 (1.45%) PL/SQL
20 60 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 384 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 346 (8.11%) Degree
3 210 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 117 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 58 (1.36%) PhD
6 54 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 41 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 38 (0.89%) ISEB
10 28 (0.66%) AWS Certification
11 27 (0.63%) CCNP
12 26 (0.61%) CISSP
13 23 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 22 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (0.45%) GIAC
16 18 (0.42%) CCNA
17 16 (0.38%) CEH
18 15 (0.35%) MCSE
18 15 (0.35%) RHCE
19 14 (0.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.34%) QA
2 76 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 38 (0.89%) SLA
4 28 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.28%) FedRAMP
7 11 (0.26%) WCAG
8 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.19%) MiFID
8 8 (0.19%) SDET
9 6 (0.14%) OIPF
10 3 (0.070%) WAI
11 2 (0.047%) GPG13
11 2 (0.047%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.047%) ISO20022
12 1 (0.023%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.023%) DO-254
12 1 (0.023%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.023%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.023%) RMADS
System Software
1 367 (8.60%) Docker
2 200 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 82 (1.92%) vSphere
5 68 (1.59%) NFS
6 54 (1.27%) KVM
7 43 (1.01%) HDFS
8 39 (0.91%) Apache Flume
8 39 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (0.82%) Samba
10 33 (0.77%) vCloud
11 31 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 30 (0.70%) Xen
13 28 (0.66%) VMware ESX
14 27 (0.63%) Squid
15 23 (0.54%) GlusterFS
15 23 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 22 (0.52%) Ceph
17 21 (0.49%) XenServer
18 18 (0.42%) iptables
Systems Management
1 871 (20.42%) Puppet
2 549 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
3 428 (10.04%) Ansible
4 165 (3.87%) Nagios
5 116 (2.72%) logstash
6 88 (2.06%) Graphite
7 77 (1.81%) Salt
8 71 (1.66%) Kibana
9 70 (1.64%) Kubernetes
10 59 (1.38%) HAProxy
11 53 (1.24%) ZABBIX
12 51 (1.20%) SCCM
13 46 (1.08%) Terraform
14 41 (0.96%) Cacti
15 35 (0.82%) Grafana
16 30 (0.70%) Tivoli
17 29 (0.68%) Mesos
18 28 (0.66%) Uchiwa
19 27 (0.63%) StatsD
20 26 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 460 (10.79%) Oracle
2 384 (9.00%) VMware
3 340 (7.97%) Red Hat
4 178 (4.17%) Splunk
5 175 (4.10%) Microsoft
6 139 (3.26%) Google
7 127 (2.98%) Cisco
8 122 (2.86%) IBM
9 106 (2.49%) HP
10 96 (2.25%) Tableau
11 69 (1.62%) Atlassian
12 52 (1.22%) Cloudera
13 50 (1.17%) CA
13 50 (1.17%) F5
14 47 (1.10%) Dell
14 47 (1.10%) Sybase
15 45 (1.06%) Veritas
16 43 (1.01%) Informatica
17 42 (0.98%) EMC
18 36 (0.84%) Citrix
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
24 Seven
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: / day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £281 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago