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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 47 68 75
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Contract jobs citing Python 2201 1648 1304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.08% 2.89% 2.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.35% 7.63% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1122 931
Median daily rate £475 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 17
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +64.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £22.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.38 £52.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +30.83%

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
21275 21597 19989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.40% 37.85% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14562 14528 12813
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 436 405
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.02 £18.14 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +19 2036 £475 +5.55% 912
London +13 1269 £500 +5.26% 534
South East +45 350 £445 +15.58% 133
City of London +20 218 £500 - 127
Scotland +56 135 £325 -16.39% 26
East of England +26 101 £445 +11.25% 82
Yorkshire +14 95 £475 +21.79% 30
Edinburgh +29 90 £375 -3.53% 16
West Yorkshire +5 77 £450 +20.00% 24
Surrey +19 75 £450 +55.17% 27
Hampshire +40 70 £388 +5.80% 19
South West -2 70 £425 +6.25% 53
Leeds +3 69 £470 +25.33% 21
Berkshire +11 65 £475 +18.75% 29
North West -14 63 £465 +25.25% 48
Cambridgeshire +10 50 £450 +16.12% 75
Cambridge +12 41 £450 +16.12% 67
Oxfordshire +8 39 £390 -14.75% 33
Buckinghamshire +37 34 £340 -18.80% 7
West Sussex +16 34 £475 +11.76%
North East -53 34 £450 - 5
Manchester -1 33 £475 +31.03% 35
West Midlands -38 33 £438 +16.66% 11
Gloucestershire -6 32 £450 +5.88% 18
Oxford +9 31 £390 -19.17% 11
Worthing - 28 £475 -
Hertfordshire +18 25 £363 -12.12% 4
Tyne and Wear -62 25 £450 - 4
Milton Keynes +34 24 £350 -9.67% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -62 22 £450 - 4

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 2207 (48.99%) Linux
2 1755 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
3 1721 (38.20%) Java
4 1308 (29.03%) Ruby
5 1275 (28.30%) DevOps
6 1090 (24.20%) Puppet
7 1083 (24.04%) Perl
8 995 (22.09%) JavaScript
9 924 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
10 889 (19.73%) Jenkins
11 856 (19.00%) SQL
12 829 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
13 819 (18.18%) Git (software)
14 796 (17.67%) Unix
15 761 (16.89%) Bash Shell
16 733 (16.27%) Finance
17 712 (15.80%) Opscode Chef
18 663 (14.72%) C++
19 659 (14.63%) HTML
20 651 (14.45%) Open Source
21 618 (13.72%) Ansible
22 568 (12.61%) Scrum
22 568 (12.61%) Configuration Management
23 547 (12.14%) TDD
24 530 (11.76%) CSS
25 527 (11.70%) Windows
26 504 (11.19%) MySQL
27 481 (10.68%) Oracle
28 456 (10.12%) Docker
29 451 (10.01%) 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
1 369 (8.19%) Apache
2 301 (6.68%) Tomcat
3 223 (4.95%) OpenStack
4 209 (4.64%) Apache Spark
5 191 (4.24%) Confluence
6 151 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
7 148 (3.29%) nginx
8 140 (3.11%) WebSphere
9 112 (2.49%) SAS
10 111 (2.46%) WebLogic
11 100 (2.22%) IIS
12 91 (2.02%) GeoServer
12 91 (2.02%) JBoss
13 67 (1.49%) Apache Pig
14 64 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
15 49 (1.09%) Jetty
16 47 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
17 40 (0.89%) CMS
18 24 (0.53%) uWSGI
19 21 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 113 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 42 (0.93%) MS Office
3 37 (0.82%) SPSS
4 21 (0.47%) HipChat
5 18 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.13%) Simulink
11 3 (0.067%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.067%) Mingle
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.022%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.022%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.022%) InVision
12 1 (0.022%) Weka
Business Applications
1 18 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.22%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.18%) Magento
4 7 (0.16%) RMDS
5 4 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.067%) BigMachines
6 3 (0.067%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.067%) Eikon
6 3 (0.067%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.067%) Odoo
6 3 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.044%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.044%) Documaker
7 2 (0.044%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.044%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.044%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.022%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 829 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 189 (4.20%) PaaS
4 164 (3.64%) IaaS
5 153 (3.40%) SaaS
6 132 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 118 (2.62%) GitHub
8 111 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
9 100 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
10 65 (1.44%) Amazon S3
11 54 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 36 (0.80%) Heroku
13 32 (0.71%) Google App Engine
14 31 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 24 (0.53%) Route 53
16 23 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 20 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 20 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
17 20 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 19 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 361 (8.01%) HTTP
2 254 (5.64%) TCP/IP
3 237 (5.26%) DNS
4 205 (4.55%) Firewall
5 125 (2.77%) LDAP
6 123 (2.73%) SSL
7 104 (2.31%) Internet
8 84 (1.86%) VPN
9 68 (1.51%) SAN
10 64 (1.42%) DHCP
11 56 (1.24%) FTP
12 45 (1.00%) Kerberos
13 44 (0.98%) IPsec
14 43 (0.95%) NAS
15 41 (0.91%) WAN
16 39 (0.87%) LAN
17 37 (0.82%) Network Security
18 36 (0.80%) HTTPS
19 31 (0.69%) SMTP
20 30 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (11.19%) MySQL
2 375 (8.32%) MongoDB
3 367 (8.15%) NoSQL
4 336 (7.46%) Hadoop
5 331 (7.35%) Big Data
6 328 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
7 299 (6.64%) Relational Database
8 248 (5.50%) SQL Server
9 154 (3.42%) Apache Hive
10 111 (2.46%) GIS
10 111 (2.46%) Oracle Database
11 105 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 98 (2.18%) RDBMS
13 79 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
14 78 (1.73%) Redis
15 76 (1.69%) HBase
16 53 (1.18%) Data Mining
17 49 (1.09%) DB2
18 44 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
19 39 (0.87%) KDB
Development Applications
1 889 (19.73%) Jenkins
2 819 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 444 (9.86%) JIRA
4 396 (8.79%) Subversion
5 239 (5.31%) Selenium
6 228 (5.06%) Maven
7 178 (3.95%) Cucumber
8 164 (3.64%) JUnit
9 139 (3.09%) TeamCity
10 137 (3.04%) Vagrant
11 132 (2.93%) Hudson
12 111 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
13 110 (2.44%) Ant
14 94 (2.09%) Gradle
15 91 (2.02%) Artifactory
16 85 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 70 (1.55%) WebDriver
18 69 (1.53%) JBehave
19 53 (1.18%) SonarQube
20 51 (1.13%) GitLab
General
1 733 (16.27%) Finance
2 322 (7.15%) Banking
3 131 (2.91%) Retail
4 127 (2.82%) Front Office
5 98 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 96 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 87 (1.93%) Marketing
8 54 (1.20%) Games
9 38 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 30 (0.67%) Electronics
11 29 (0.64%) Publishing
12 25 (0.55%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.53%) Law
14 21 (0.47%) Advertising
14 21 (0.47%) Back Office
15 19 (0.42%) French Language
16 16 (0.36%) Legal
17 14 (0.31%) German Language
18 9 (0.20%) Military
19 7 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1726 (38.31%) Developer
2 800 (17.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 668 (14.83%) Python Developer
4 356 (7.90%) Linux Engineer
5 330 (7.33%) Java Developer
6 245 (5.44%) Analyst
7 236 (5.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 205 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 193 (4.28%) Architect
10 173 (3.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 172 (3.82%) Administrator
12 171 (3.80%) AWS Engineer
13 163 (3.62%) AWS DevOps
14 159 (3.53%) C++ Developer
15 136 (3.02%) Scala Developer
16 131 (2.91%) Data Scientist
17 124 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
18 116 (2.57%) Software Engineer
19 112 (2.49%) Consultant
20 108 (2.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 659 (14.63%) HTML
2 530 (11.76%) CSS
3 422 (9.37%) Web Services
4 421 (9.35%) Django
5 347 (7.70%) REST
6 323 (7.17%) HTML5
7 310 (6.88%) AngularJS
8 300 (6.66%) JSON
9 252 (5.59%) Node.js
10 244 (5.42%) .NET
11 220 (4.88%) CSS3
12 211 (4.68%) Spring
13 209 (4.64%) XML
14 200 (4.44%) RESTful
15 170 (3.77%) LAMP
16 168 (3.73%) jQuery
17 159 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
18 148 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
19 141 (3.13%) Ajax
20 137 (3.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 312 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (4.93%) Computer Science
3 154 (3.42%) Algorithms
4 147 (3.26%) Visualisation
5 146 (3.24%) User Experience
6 144 (3.20%) Data Centre
7 124 (2.75%) Mathematics
8 118 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 117 (2.60%) Statistics
10 89 (1.98%) Derivative
11 82 (1.82%) Clustering
12 79 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 76 (1.69%) Fixed Income
14 72 (1.60%) Public Cloud
15 70 (1.55%) Management Information System
16 61 (1.35%) Private Cloud
17 56 (1.24%) Mobile App
18 51 (1.13%) Hedge funds
19 46 (1.02%) Fintech
20 40 (0.89%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2207 (48.99%) Linux
2 796 (17.67%) Unix
3 527 (11.70%) Windows
4 318 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 171 (3.80%) CentOS
6 130 (2.89%) Ubuntu
7 125 (2.77%) Windows Server
8 90 (2.00%) Solaris
9 83 (1.84%) AIX
10 81 (1.80%) Mac OS X
11 66 (1.47%) Android
12 52 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 51 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 46 (1.02%) Debian
15 34 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (0.67%) VMS
17 25 (0.55%) Mac OS
18 21 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 18 (0.40%) CoreOS
19 18 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1755 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1275 (28.30%) DevOps
3 924 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
4 651 (14.45%) Open Source
5 568 (12.61%) Configuration Management
5 568 (12.61%) Scrum
6 547 (12.14%) TDD
7 363 (8.06%) Software Engineering
8 325 (7.21%) OO
9 314 (6.97%) BDD
10 283 (6.28%) Analytics
11 276 (6.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 265 (5.88%) Web Development
13 263 (5.84%) ITIL
14 227 (5.04%) High Availability
15 211 (4.68%) Automated Testing
16 203 (4.51%) SDLC
17 196 (4.35%) E-Commerce
18 178 (3.95%) Unit Testing
19 173 (3.84%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1721 (38.20%) Java
2 1308 (29.03%) Ruby
3 1083 (24.04%) Perl
4 995 (22.09%) JavaScript
5 856 (19.00%) SQL
6 761 (16.89%) Bash Shell
7 663 (14.72%) C++
8 451 (10.01%) Scala
9 433 (9.61%) C#
10 388 (8.61%) PHP
11 384 (8.52%) PowerShell
12 356 (7.90%) Shell Script
13 261 (5.79%) C
14 259 (5.75%) R
15 136 (3.02%) Go
16 106 (2.35%) MATLAB
17 83 (1.84%) PL/SQL
18 72 (1.60%) Korn
19 70 (1.55%) VBA
20 69 (1.53%) Jython
Qualifications
1 378 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 364 (8.08%) Degree
3 209 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 99 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 94 (2.09%) PhD
6 54 (1.20%) CISSP
7 53 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 49 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 47 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (1.04%) ISEB
10 36 (0.80%) CCNP
11 32 (0.71%) CCNA
12 31 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (0.64%) RHCE
14 28 (0.62%) CEH
15 27 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 23 (0.51%) CISM
17 22 (0.49%) GIAC
17 22 (0.49%) RHCSA
18 20 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (3.73%) QA
2 65 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 37 (0.82%) WCAG
4 21 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.36%) SLA
7 14 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.20%) SDET
9 5 (0.11%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.067%) WAI
11 2 (0.044%) Basel III
11 2 (0.044%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.044%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.044%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.044%) MiFID
12 1 (0.022%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.022%) ISO13485
12 1 (0.022%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.022%) MISRA
12 1 (0.022%) OIPF
System Software
1 456 (10.12%) Docker
2 245 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (3.04%) Active Directory
4 101 (2.24%) vSphere
5 54 (1.20%) KVM
6 48 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
7 46 (1.02%) HDFS
8 45 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (0.98%) Apache Flume
10 42 (0.93%) Hyper-V
11 41 (0.91%) vCloud
12 37 (0.82%) Xen
13 34 (0.75%) NFS
14 31 (0.69%) GlusterFS
15 25 (0.55%) iptables
16 23 (0.51%) Ceph
16 23 (0.51%) VMware ESX
17 22 (0.49%) Samba
18 18 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 17 (0.38%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1090 (24.20%) Puppet
2 712 (15.80%) Opscode Chef
3 618 (13.72%) Ansible
4 197 (4.37%) Nagios
5 105 (2.33%) logstash
6 90 (2.00%) Kubernetes
7 87 (1.93%) Kibana
8 78 (1.73%) Terraform
9 65 (1.44%) HAProxy
10 61 (1.35%) Salt
11 56 (1.24%) SCCM
12 42 (0.93%) Graphite
13 40 (0.89%) Control-M
13 40 (0.89%) ZABBIX
14 36 (0.80%) Packer
15 34 (0.75%) Grafana
15 34 (0.75%) Mesos
16 31 (0.69%) BladeLogic
17 29 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
18 28 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 481 (10.68%) Oracle
2 411 (9.12%) VMware
3 374 (8.30%) Red Hat
4 208 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 196 (4.35%) Splunk
6 187 (4.15%) Google
7 149 (3.31%) IBM
8 118 (2.62%) HP
9 112 (2.49%) Atlassian
10 105 (2.33%) Cisco
11 76 (1.69%) ESRI
12 65 (1.44%) EMC
13 63 (1.40%) Tableau
14 56 (1.24%) Cloudera
15 55 (1.22%) SaltStack
16 48 (1.07%) F5
17 47 (1.04%) Citrix
17 47 (1.04%) Rackspace
18 44 (0.98%) Informatica
19 42 (0.93%) TIBCO
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 21 hours ago
UK
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Zebra People
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Energon People
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 per day + remote
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Talent International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday