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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 59 85 107
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +22
Contract jobs citing Python 1660 1165 859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.06% 2.21% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.16% 5.92% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1146 828 569
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 £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -15.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £16.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £45.50 £51.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%

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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +25 1562 £450 +5.88% 740
London +17 921 £500 +11.11% 395
South East +51 259 £375 -7.97% 133
City of London -3 168 £475 -13.63% 125
Yorkshire +8 107 £350 +14.75% 22
West Yorkshire +15 98 £350 +10.23% 18
Leeds +3 89 £350 +7.69% 14
North West +31 76 £525 +40.00% 24
South West +6 70 £438 +12.90% 49
Hampshire +7 65 £344 -1.78% 27
East of England +12 53 £350 -6.66% 77
Surrey +7 53 £375 -11.76% 19
Scotland +6 52 £400 +6.66% 34
Berkshire +32 51 £350 +4.47% 34
Cheshire +20 44 £638 +82.14% 8
Gloucestershire +8 43 £458 +1.77% 6
West Midlands +18 33 £375 +7.14% 14
Warrington +12 33 £650 +52.94% 2
Edinburgh +21 31 £400 -8.57% 25
Cambridgeshire -2 31 £325 -13.33% 61
Oxfordshire - 31 £438 - 25
Birmingham +19 28 £375 - 6
Cheltenham +8 25 £458 +1.77% 2
Reading +24 23 £350 +4.47% 29
East Sussex +8 22 £300 - 8
North East +1 22 £445 +27.14% 5
Brighton +7 21 £300 - 6
Cambridge -7 21 £325 -7.14% 53
Manchester +5 20 £438 +20.68% 13
Tyne and Wear +3 20 £445 +35.87% 4

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1571 (47.90%) Linux
2 1209 (36.86%) Java
3 1151 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
4 886 (27.01%) Ruby
5 830 (25.30%) Perl
6 695 (21.19%) UNIX
7 687 (20.95%) SQL
8 639 (19.48%) DevOps
9 625 (19.05%) Puppet
10 613 (18.69%) JavaScript
11 559 (17.04%) Git (software)
12 555 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
13 531 (16.19%) C++
14 509 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
15 507 (15.46%) Bash Shell
16 498 (15.18%) Jenkins
17 491 (14.97%) Finance
18 480 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
19 477 (14.54%) Windows
20 466 (14.21%) Configuration Management
21 417 (12.71%) Oracle
22 416 (12.68%) PHP
23 402 (12.26%) HTML
24 366 (11.16%) Banking
25 361 (11.01%) OO
26 356 (10.85%) TDD
27 339 (10.34%) MySQL
28 333 (10.15%) Subversion
29 331 (10.09%) Web Services
30 326 (9.94%) Software Engineering

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 301 (9.18%) Apache
2 162 (4.94%) OpenStack
3 147 (4.48%) Node.js
4 132 (4.02%) Tomcat
5 105 (3.20%) WebSphere
6 97 (2.96%) nginx
7 88 (2.68%) JBoss
8 76 (2.32%) IIS
9 71 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
10 64 (1.95%) Confluence
11 62 (1.89%) Apache Spark
12 56 (1.71%) WebLogic
13 42 (1.28%) Apache Pig
14 41 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
15 37 (1.13%) SAS
16 33 (1.01%) CMS
17 27 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 25 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
18 25 (0.76%) Drupal
19 24 (0.73%) MQSeries
Applications
1 66 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.88%) MS Office
3 18 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.34%) Maya
5 6 (0.18%) SPSS
6 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.091%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.061%) MS Project
9 1 (0.030%) Weka
9 1 (0.030%) Simulink
9 1 (0.030%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.49%) Front Arena
2 11 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.15%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.061%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.061%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.061%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.061%) Documaker
7 2 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.061%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.030%) Odoo
8 1 (0.030%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.030%) Summit
8 1 (0.030%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.030%) Unica
8 1 (0.030%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 509 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
4 74 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 57 (1.74%) IaaS
6 54 (1.65%) Heroku
7 49 (1.49%) PaaS
8 45 (1.37%) GitHub
9 42 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 42 (1.28%) Amazon S3
10 37 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 27 (0.82%) SaaS
12 20 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
13 18 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (0.46%) Google Analytics
15 14 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
16 13 (0.40%) Google App Engine
17 11 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
17 11 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 173 (5.27%) Firewall
1 173 (5.27%) HTTP
2 160 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 143 (4.36%) DNS
4 140 (4.27%) Internet
5 121 (3.69%) SSL
6 68 (2.07%) LDAP
7 64 (1.95%) LAN
8 54 (1.65%) VPN
9 49 (1.49%) SAN
10 48 (1.46%) WAN
11 36 (1.10%) Wireshark
12 34 (1.04%) SMTP
13 33 (1.01%) DHCP
14 31 (0.95%) Multicast
15 29 (0.88%) Wireless
16 28 (0.85%) Network Security
17 26 (0.79%) VLAN
17 26 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (0.73%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (10.34%) MySQL
2 322 (9.82%) MongoDB
3 267 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
4 253 (7.71%) Hadoop
5 235 (7.16%) NoSQL
6 233 (7.10%) Relational Database
7 212 (6.46%) SQL Server
8 191 (5.82%) Big Data
9 114 (3.48%) RDBMS
10 103 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 102 (3.11%) Redis
12 79 (2.41%) Apache Hive
13 74 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
14 59 (1.80%) HBase
15 53 (1.62%) Data Mining
16 41 (1.25%) Oracle Database
17 28 (0.85%) DB2
18 27 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 24 (0.73%) KDB
20 22 (0.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 559 (17.04%) Git (software)
2 498 (15.18%) Jenkins
3 333 (10.15%) Subversion
4 212 (6.46%) JIRA
5 158 (4.82%) Maven
6 142 (4.33%) Selenium
7 117 (3.57%) Ant
8 108 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 83 (2.53%) ClearCase
10 77 (2.35%) TeamCity
11 75 (2.29%) JUnit
12 74 (2.26%) Hudson
13 67 (2.04%) Cucumber
14 54 (1.65%) Mercurial
15 50 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
16 45 (1.37%) Eclipse
17 39 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 38 (1.16%) WebDriver
18 38 (1.16%) Gerrit
19 34 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 491 (14.97%) Finance
2 366 (11.16%) Banking
3 238 (7.26%) Front Office
3 238 (7.26%) Investment Banking
4 134 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 66 (2.01%) Publishing
6 63 (1.92%) Games
7 43 (1.31%) Marketing
8 39 (1.19%) Retail
9 37 (1.13%) Electronics
10 30 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.73%) Legal
12 23 (0.70%) Advertising
13 21 (0.64%) Law
14 18 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.30%) French Language
16 9 (0.27%) Back Office
17 8 (0.24%) Military
18 7 (0.21%) Billing
19 4 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1334 (40.67%) Developer
2 427 (13.02%) Python Developer
3 376 (11.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 221 (6.74%) Java Developer
5 175 (5.34%) Analyst
6 161 (4.91%) Software Engineer
7 152 (4.63%) Administrator
8 151 (4.60%) Architect
9 110 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
9 110 (3.35%) Senior Developer
10 109 (3.32%) C++ Developer
11 99 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
12 98 (2.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 89 (2.71%) Consultant
14 83 (2.53%) Software Developer
14 83 (2.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 82 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
16 80 (2.44%) Applications Support
17 71 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
18 66 (2.01%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (12.26%) HTML
2 331 (10.09%) Web Services
3 300 (9.15%) CSS
4 275 (8.38%) Django
5 271 (8.26%) .NET
6 234 (7.13%) XML
7 182 (5.55%) AngularJS
8 162 (4.94%) HTML5
9 161 (4.91%) RESTful
10 151 (4.60%) JSON
11 129 (3.93%) REST
12 111 (3.38%) jQuery
13 96 (2.93%) Spring
14 84 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
15 82 (2.50%) CSS3
16 77 (2.35%) J2EE
17 76 (2.32%) LAMP
18 69 (2.10%) Middleware
19 68 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
20 63 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 326 (9.94%) Open Source
2 282 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 131 (3.99%) Visualisation
5 127 (3.87%) Derivative
6 110 (3.35%) Fixed Income
7 70 (2.13%) User Experience
8 67 (2.04%) Mathematics
9 64 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 61 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 58 (1.77%) Statistics
12 53 (1.62%) Clustering
13 51 (1.55%) Equities
14 46 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 46 (1.40%) Hedge funds
15 37 (1.13%) Data Structures
16 32 (0.98%) Credit Risk
16 32 (0.98%) Physics
17 31 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
17 31 (0.95%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1571 (47.90%) Linux
2 695 (21.19%) UNIX
3 477 (14.54%) Windows
4 226 (6.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 166 (5.06%) CentOS
6 152 (4.63%) Ubuntu
7 80 (2.44%) Solaris
8 67 (2.04%) Android
9 66 (2.01%) Mac OS X
10 65 (1.98%) Debian
11 46 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 42 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (1.13%) AIX
14 23 (0.70%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.55%) SUSE
17 16 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
19 14 (0.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1151 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 639 (19.48%) DevOps
3 555 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
4 466 (14.21%) Configuration Management
5 361 (11.01%) OO
6 356 (10.85%) TDD
7 326 (9.94%) Software Engineering
8 296 (9.02%) Scrum
9 187 (5.70%) Analytics
10 180 (5.49%) Web Development
11 140 (4.27%) OOP
12 129 (3.93%) Continuous Delivery
13 127 (3.87%) BDD
13 127 (3.87%) Load Balancing
14 125 (3.81%) Release Management
14 125 (3.81%) SOA
15 120 (3.66%) Mentoring
16 119 (3.63%) E-Commerce
17 117 (3.57%) Project Management
17 117 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1209 (36.86%) Java
2 886 (27.01%) Ruby
3 830 (25.30%) Perl
4 687 (20.95%) SQL
5 613 (18.69%) JavaScript
6 531 (16.19%) C++
7 507 (15.46%) Bash Shell
8 416 (12.68%) PHP
9 323 (9.85%) C#
10 313 (9.54%) Shell Script
11 254 (7.74%) C
12 166 (5.06%) Scala
13 147 (4.48%) R
14 138 (4.21%) PowerShell
15 91 (2.77%) VBA
16 79 (2.41%) Go
17 50 (1.52%) MATLAB
18 40 (1.22%) Korn
19 38 (1.16%) Jython
20 35 (1.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 301 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 202 (6.16%) Degree
3 144 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 100 (3.05%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.01%) PhD
7 29 (0.88%) CCNA
8 16 (0.49%) ISEB
9 15 (0.46%) CCNP
10 13 (0.40%) OCPJP
11 12 (0.37%) RHCE
11 12 (0.37%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.27%) CISSP
13 8 (0.24%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.21%) PMP
14 7 (0.21%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.21%) RHCT
14 7 (0.21%) GCIA
15 6 (0.18%) LPIC
15 6 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (5.21%) QA
2 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
2 8 (0.24%) SLA
3 5 (0.15%) COREP
3 5 (0.15%) FINREP
4 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.061%) MiFID
5 2 (0.061%) SNOMED CT
5 2 (0.061%) DICOM
5 2 (0.061%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.030%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.030%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.030%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.030%) JTAG
System Software
1 160 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (3.69%) Docker
3 62 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 50 (1.52%) Varnish
5 47 (1.43%) KVM
6 46 (1.40%) vCloud
7 43 (1.31%) vSphere
8 40 (1.22%) HDFS
9 31 (0.95%) QEMU
9 31 (0.95%) NFS
10 18 (0.55%) Hyper-V
11 17 (0.52%) Sendmail
11 17 (0.52%) Firmware
12 16 (0.49%) Postfix
13 15 (0.46%) XenServer
13 15 (0.46%) Samba
13 15 (0.46%) Xen
14 13 (0.40%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 625 (19.05%) Puppet
2 480 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
3 209 (6.37%) Ansible
4 151 (4.60%) Nagios
5 127 (3.87%) Salt
6 84 (2.56%) Vagrant
7 67 (2.04%) ZABBIX
8 52 (1.59%) Graphite
9 47 (1.43%) Cobbler
10 41 (1.25%) Kibana
11 38 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
11 38 (1.16%) Zenoss
12 37 (1.13%) Tivoli
13 32 (0.98%) HAProxy
13 32 (0.98%) StatsD
14 31 (0.95%) BladeLogic
15 26 (0.79%) logstash
16 24 (0.73%) yum
17 23 (0.70%) Rundeck
18 22 (0.67%) Cacti
Vendors
1 417 (12.71%) Oracle
2 290 (8.84%) Red Hat
3 278 (8.48%) VMware
4 141 (4.30%) Microsoft
5 103 (3.14%) Splunk
6 81 (2.47%) Tableau
7 79 (2.41%) Cisco
8 76 (2.32%) IBM
9 61 (1.86%) Google
10 57 (1.74%) HP
11 54 (1.65%) Sybase
12 50 (1.52%) Perforce
12 50 (1.52%) Rackspace
13 49 (1.49%) Citrix
14 48 (1.46%) TIBCO
15 42 (1.28%) New Relic
16 37 (1.13%) SaltStack
17 34 (1.04%) Teradata
18 32 (0.98%) Sun
18 32 (0.98%) AppDynamics
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