The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 66 87 166
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +79
Contract jobs citing Python 1304 1094 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.42% 2.15% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.52% 5.63% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 735 431
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% -2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £20.00 £31.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.10 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19995 19448 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.14% 38.15% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12817 12034 12307
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 572 790
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.83 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.53 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +19 1255 £425 -5.55% 537
London +7 846 £475 - 293
City of London +9 206 £525 +5.00% 90
South East +42 144 £350 -7.89% 82
Yorkshire +26 67 £258 -17.60% 17
South West +10 62 £400 +14.53% 33
North West +44 60 £485 +66.38% 14
West Yorkshire +13 56 £258 -17.60% 10
Leeds +18 53 £258 -17.60% 10
Hampshire -3 51 £400 -0.62% 17
East of England -28 49 £388 +21.09% 73
Surrey +14 44 £200 +26.98% 21
Cambridgeshire -9 37 £388 +29.16% 57
Cambridge -1 35 £388 +35.96% 52
Gloucestershire +16 34 £500 - 9
Scotland -20 24 £375 -6.25% 30
Berkshire +11 21 £358 -4.66% 25
Bristol -9 21 £291 -3.16% 11
Cheshire +18 19 £510 +86.13% 2
Lancashire - 18 £484 - 1
Gloucester - 18 £500 - 1
Basingstoke +19 17 £425 +5.59% 1
Manchester +14 17 £425 +30.76% 9
Warrington - 16 £520 -
Preston - 13 £525 - 1
Glasgow -12 12 £375 -6.25% 16
Reading +12 11 £300 -25.00% 11
West Midlands -7 10 £350 - 8
Hertfordshire +10 9 £450 - 11
Staines +4 9 £520 +316.00%

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1092 (45.37%) Linux
2 920 (38.22%) Java
3 694 (28.83%) Perl
4 598 (24.84%) SQL
5 582 (24.18%) Ruby
6 543 (22.56%) C++
7 541 (22.48%) UNIX
8 487 (20.23%) JavaScript
9 466 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
10 408 (16.95%) Oracle
11 398 (16.54%) PHP
12 382 (15.87%) HTML
13 354 (14.71%) DevOps
14 353 (14.67%) OO
15 349 (14.50%) C#
16 343 (14.25%) Finance
16 343 (14.25%) Bash Shell
17 334 (13.88%) Puppet
18 332 (13.79%) TDD
19 327 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
20 316 (13.13%) Web Services
21 312 (12.96%) Windows
22 308 (12.80%) MySQL
23 298 (12.38%) Scrum
24 294 (12.21%) CSS
25 271 (11.26%) Git (software)
26 267 (11.09%) Software Engineering
27 264 (10.97%) Django
28 258 (10.72%) Banking
29 256 (10.64%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 223 (9.26%) Apache
2 97 (4.03%) WebSphere
3 84 (3.49%) WebLogic
4 80 (3.32%) Tomcat
5 77 (3.20%) Node.js
6 64 (2.66%) nginx
7 62 (2.58%) IIS
8 48 (1.99%) Apache Pig
9 44 (1.83%) OpenStack
10 33 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (1.25%) CMS
12 22 (0.91%) SAS
12 22 (0.91%) Drupal
13 19 (0.79%) SharePoint
13 19 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.75%) ArcGIS
14 18 (0.75%) Apache Solr
15 16 (0.66%) WordPress
15 16 (0.66%) Confluence
15 16 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 67 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.54%) MS Office
3 11 (0.46%) SPSS
4 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.12%) Windchill
7 3 (0.12%) CATIA
8 2 (0.083%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.083%) Maya
8 2 (0.083%) MS Project
8 2 (0.083%) Mingle
8 2 (0.083%) Gephi
8 2 (0.083%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.042%) Houdini
9 1 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 24 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.54%) ResourceLink
4 9 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.37%) Documaker
5 8 (0.33%) Magento
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.12%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.12%) RMDS
10 2 (0.083%) Murex MxG2000
11 1 (0.042%) Tridion
11 1 (0.042%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.042%) Misys Midas
11 1 (0.042%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 182 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
4 36 (1.50%) SaaS
5 32 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (1.29%) Amazon S3
7 22 (0.91%) Google App Engine
8 21 (0.87%) GitHub
9 13 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (0.46%) PaaS
11 10 (0.42%) IaaS
11 10 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
13 7 (0.29%) ElastiCache
14 4 (0.17%) Heroku
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
16 2 (0.083%) Office 365
16 2 (0.083%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 134 (5.57%) HTTP
2 102 (4.24%) Internet
3 93 (3.86%) TCP/IP
4 67 (2.78%) Firewall
5 55 (2.29%) DNS
6 50 (2.08%) SSL
6 50 (2.08%) SAN
7 46 (1.91%) LDAP
8 44 (1.83%) Multicast
9 29 (1.20%) SSH
10 25 (1.04%) WAN
11 24 (1.00%) LAN
12 23 (0.96%) DVB
13 20 (0.83%) BGP
13 20 (0.83%) SNMP
14 15 (0.62%) SMTP
15 14 (0.58%) Ethernet
16 13 (0.54%) Wireshark
16 13 (0.54%) NAS
17 12 (0.50%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (12.80%) MySQL
2 185 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 179 (7.44%) NoSQL
4 152 (6.31%) SQL Server
5 145 (6.02%) Big Data
6 141 (5.86%) MongoDB
7 127 (5.28%) Hadoop
8 99 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
9 78 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 73 (3.03%) Oracle Database
11 70 (2.91%) RDBMS
12 64 (2.66%) Apache Hive
13 45 (1.87%) Redis
13 45 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
14 41 (1.70%) Data Mining
15 39 (1.62%) KDB
16 33 (1.37%) Oracle Exadata
17 29 (1.20%) Riak
18 28 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
19 27 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 271 (11.26%) Git (software)
2 215 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 203 (8.43%) Subversion
4 143 (5.94%) JIRA
5 93 (3.86%) Maven
6 82 (3.41%) Selenium
7 73 (3.03%) Hudson
8 66 (2.74%) Ant
9 64 (2.66%) Cucumber
10 43 (1.79%) WebDriver
10 43 (1.79%) TeamCity
11 37 (1.54%) JUnit
12 34 (1.41%) Visual Studio
13 32 (1.33%) Eclipse
14 30 (1.25%) Mercurial
15 28 (1.16%) JBehave
15 28 (1.16%) ClearCase
16 23 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (0.75%) JMeter
18 16 (0.66%) CruiseControl
General
1 343 (14.25%) Finance
2 258 (10.72%) Banking
3 219 (9.10%) Front Office
4 165 (6.86%) Investment Banking
5 71 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.08%) Games
7 46 (1.91%) Publishing
8 28 (1.16%) Marketing
9 27 (1.12%) Back Office
9 27 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 24 (1.00%) Electronics
11 21 (0.87%) Legal
12 18 (0.75%) Retail
13 16 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.62%) Advertising
14 15 (0.62%) Billing
15 11 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.46%) Law
16 8 (0.33%) French Language
17 2 (0.083%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 1078 (44.79%) Developer
2 439 (18.24%) Python Developer
3 190 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 145 (6.02%) C++ Developer
5 142 (5.90%) Analyst
6 141 (5.86%) Java Developer
7 119 (4.94%) Software Engineer
8 101 (4.20%) Architect
9 99 (4.11%) Senior Developer
10 86 (3.57%) Python/Django Developer
11 80 (3.32%) Administrator
12 78 (3.24%) Linux Engineer
13 77 (3.20%) Tester
14 65 (2.70%) Test Engineer
15 59 (2.45%) Consultant
16 57 (2.37%) Systems Administrator
17 55 (2.29%) Applications Support
18 50 (2.08%) Software Developer
19 48 (1.99%) Linux Administrator
20 45 (1.87%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (15.87%) HTML
2 316 (13.13%) Web Services
3 294 (12.21%) CSS
4 264 (10.97%) Django
5 240 (9.97%) XML
6 196 (8.14%) .NET
7 177 (7.35%) HTML5
8 174 (7.23%) jQuery
9 127 (5.28%) JSON
10 93 (3.86%) LAMP
10 93 (3.86%) REST
11 92 (3.82%) Spring
12 84 (3.49%) Middleware
13 75 (3.12%) AngularJS
14 74 (3.07%) CSS3
15 62 (2.58%) WebSphere MQ
16 59 (2.45%) XSLT
16 59 (2.45%) SOAP
17 54 (2.24%) Hibernate
17 54 (2.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 256 (10.64%) Open Source
2 167 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 146 (6.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 136 (5.65%) Derivative
5 102 (4.24%) Fixed Income
6 89 (3.70%) Visualisation
7 73 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 73 (3.03%) Equities
8 59 (2.45%) Clustering
9 47 (1.95%) Mathematics
10 40 (1.66%) Statistics
11 39 (1.62%) STB
12 36 (1.50%) Credit Risk
12 36 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 33 (1.37%) Mobile App
14 31 (1.29%) Management Information System
15 28 (1.16%) IPTV
16 25 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
17 24 (1.00%) MPEG
18 23 (0.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1092 (45.37%) Linux
2 541 (22.48%) UNIX
3 312 (12.96%) Windows
4 185 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 143 (5.94%) CentOS
6 99 (4.11%) Ubuntu
7 57 (2.37%) Debian
8 49 (2.04%) Solaris
9 47 (1.95%) Android
10 42 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (1.70%) Apple iOS
12 39 (1.62%) Mac OS X
13 38 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (1.58%) Windows XP
14 32 (1.33%) SELinux
15 29 (1.20%) Windows 7
16 20 (0.83%) AIX
17 16 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
18 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (14.71%) DevOps
3 353 (14.67%) OO
4 332 (13.79%) TDD
5 327 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
6 298 (12.38%) Scrum
7 267 (11.09%) Software Engineering
8 193 (8.02%) Web Development
9 178 (7.40%) BDD
10 176 (7.31%) Configuration Management
11 122 (5.07%) Analytics
12 109 (4.53%) Unit Testing
13 104 (4.32%) Responsive Web Design
14 99 (4.11%) OOP
15 95 (3.95%) SOA
16 93 (3.86%) Test Automation
17 90 (3.74%) E-Commerce
18 85 (3.53%) Multithreading
19 84 (3.49%) Kanban
19 84 (3.49%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 920 (38.22%) Java
2 694 (28.83%) Perl
3 598 (24.84%) SQL
4 582 (24.18%) Ruby
5 543 (22.56%) C++
6 487 (20.23%) JavaScript
7 398 (16.54%) PHP
8 349 (14.50%) C#
9 343 (14.25%) Bash Shell
10 202 (8.39%) C
11 185 (7.69%) Scala
12 182 (7.56%) Shell Script
13 100 (4.15%) PL/SQL
14 63 (2.62%) PowerShell
15 62 (2.58%) R
16 43 (1.79%) VBA
17 38 (1.58%) Groovy
18 32 (1.33%) VB
19 28 (1.16%) Korn
19 28 (1.16%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 210 (8.72%) Degree
2 94 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 51 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.79%) ISEB
5 35 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.87%) PhD
8 15 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (0.58%) CISSP
10 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.25%) HND
12 4 (0.17%) CCIE
12 4 (0.17%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.17%) LPIC
13 3 (0.12%) CCENT
13 3 (0.12%) MySQL Certification
13 3 (0.12%) MCSE
13 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.20%) QA
2 20 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.71%) SLA
4 11 (0.46%) Basel III
5 9 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.25%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.083%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.083%) JTAG
8 2 (0.083%) DICOM
9 1 (0.042%) DO-160
9 1 (0.042%) Basel II
System Software
1 86 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
3 43 (1.79%) vCloud
4 39 (1.62%) Active Directory
5 32 (1.33%) Varnish
6 25 (1.04%) Xen
7 17 (0.71%) NFS
7 17 (0.71%) VMware Server
8 16 (0.66%) KVM
9 14 (0.58%) Snort
10 13 (0.54%) VMware ESX
10 13 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 12 (0.50%) vSphere
11 12 (0.50%) Samba
12 9 (0.37%) Sendmail
13 7 (0.29%) XenServer
13 7 (0.29%) NDS
13 7 (0.29%) qmail
14 6 (0.25%) Squid
15 5 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 334 (13.88%) Puppet
2 225 (9.35%) Opscode Chef
3 143 (5.94%) Nagios
4 56 (2.33%) Salt
5 50 (2.08%) Cacti
6 47 (1.95%) ZABBIX
7 39 (1.62%) ITRS Geneos
8 37 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
9 35 (1.45%) Ansible
10 19 (0.79%) Zenoss
10 19 (0.79%) Vagrant
11 14 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 14 (0.58%) Tivoli
12 13 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
12 13 (0.54%) StatsD
13 11 (0.46%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.42%) Oozie
14 10 (0.42%) Cobbler
14 10 (0.42%) HAProxy
14 10 (0.42%) Opsview
Vendors
1 408 (16.95%) Oracle
2 233 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 150 (6.23%) VMware
4 86 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 81 (3.37%) IBM
5 81 (3.37%) Splunk
6 49 (2.04%) HP
7 48 (1.99%) Sybase
8 45 (1.87%) Rackspace
9 44 (1.83%) TIBCO
10 42 (1.74%) Perforce
10 42 (1.74%) Cisco
11 40 (1.66%) Google
12 34 (1.41%) JBoss
13 31 (1.29%) Remedy
14 26 (1.08%) Tableau
15 24 (1.00%) SAP
16 23 (0.96%) webMethods
16 23 (0.96%) Reuters
16 23 (0.96%) New Relic
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £22 - 32 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
e-Recruiter
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday