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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 70 89 181
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +92
Contract jobs citing Python 1424 1162 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.49% 2.21% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.77% 5.67% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 858 414
Average daily rate
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£425 £433 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 11
Average hourly rate £33.75 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.01 £26.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%

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
21031 20492 21357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13654 13068 12619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 553 751
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 +20 1355 £425 -5.55% 581
London -1 864 £463 -5.12% 298
South East +57 173 £335 -10.66% 99
City of London +3 149 £525 +5.00% 110
East of England +11 76 £338 -10.00% 77
North West +37 64 £375 +21.75% 19
North East - 54 £400 - 9
South West -28 49 £438 +45.83% 52
Cambridgeshire +19 48 £338 +22.72% 69
Hampshire +12 48 £400 -0.62% 14
Tyne and Wear - 48 £450 - 9
Newcastle upon Tyne - 48 £450 - 9
Cambridge +11 46 £338 +22.72% 62
Surrey +30 42 £243 +16.86% 14
Scotland +6 32 £415 -2.35% 25
Berkshire +24 31 £315 -10.00% 31
Yorkshire -20 30 £325 -20.73% 23
Manchester +10 29 £375 +7.52% 12
Oxfordshire +1 25 £318 -20.62% 15
East Midlands +24 22 £375 - 9
Gloucestershire -2 21 £450 - 13
West Yorkshire -30 21 £325 -20.73% 10
Edinburgh +14 20 £415 - 13
Southampton +11 20 £400 +22.13% 4
Cheshire +13 19 £350 +13.63% 3
Wales -10 18 £338 - 3
Cheltenham - 18 £450 - 6
South Wales +8 17 £338 - 3
Leeds -23 17 £350 -14.63% 10
Woking - 15 £220 - 4

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1283 (47.20%) Linux
2 995 (36.61%) Java
3 898 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
4 685 (25.20%) Ruby
5 677 (24.91%) Perl
6 636 (23.40%) UNIX
7 611 (22.48%) SQL
8 568 (20.90%) C++
9 567 (20.86%) JavaScript
10 440 (16.19%) HTML
11 434 (15.97%) PHP
12 428 (15.75%) TDD
13 398 (14.64%) Bash Shell
14 389 (14.31%) Oracle
15 381 (14.02%) DevOps
16 371 (13.65%) Puppet
17 370 (13.61%) Windows
18 367 (13.50%) Git (software)
19 364 (13.39%) Scrum
20 363 (13.36%) C#
21 360 (13.25%) OO
22 353 (12.99%) Finance
23 344 (12.66%) CSS
24 329 (12.10%) Software Engineering
25 324 (11.92%) MySQL
26 318 (11.70%) Django
27 311 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
28 305 (11.22%) Web Services
29 276 (10.15%) Opscode Chef
30 274 (10.08%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 269 (9.90%) Apache
2 124 (4.56%) WebSphere
3 109 (4.01%) WebLogic
4 94 (3.46%) Tomcat
5 82 (3.02%) Node.js
6 69 (2.54%) nginx
7 63 (2.32%) IIS
8 62 (2.28%) OpenStack
9 50 (1.84%) Apache Pig
10 30 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 29 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (1.07%) Confluence
11 29 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
12 27 (0.99%) CMS
13 26 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
14 25 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 24 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
16 23 (0.85%) ArcGIS
16 23 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
17 21 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 74 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.48%) MS Office
3 12 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (0.44%) MS Project
4 7 (0.26%) SPSS
5 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.11%) Maya
7 2 (0.074%) Mingle
7 2 (0.074%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.074%) Gephi
7 2 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.037%) Simulink
8 1 (0.037%) Houdini
8 1 (0.037%) MotionBuilder
8 1 (0.037%) HumanIK
8 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.037%) MODO
8 1 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 36 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (0.77%) Documaker
4 16 (0.59%) ResourceLink
5 14 (0.52%) Oracle FAH
6 11 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
7 8 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.22%) Magento
9 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Ubix
9 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 3 (0.11%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.11%) RMDS
10 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.074%) LabWindows
11 2 (0.074%) Murex MxG2000
12 1 (0.037%) Tridion
12 1 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
12 1 (0.037%) assyst
12 1 (0.037%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 205 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (4.86%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (1.58%) Amazon S3
4 41 (1.51%) SaaS
5 39 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.74%) Google App Engine
8 18 (0.66%) IaaS
9 17 (0.63%) GitHub
10 16 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
11 13 (0.48%) PaaS
12 10 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
13 8 (0.29%) ElastiCache
13 8 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.18%) Heroku
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.11%) Google Apps
16 3 (0.11%) Route 53
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 209 (7.69%) HTTP
2 131 (4.82%) Internet
3 105 (3.86%) TCP/IP
4 86 (3.16%) SSL
5 69 (2.54%) DNS
6 67 (2.47%) Firewall
7 50 (1.84%) SAN
8 49 (1.80%) LDAP
9 48 (1.77%) Multicast
10 25 (0.92%) HTTPS
10 25 (0.92%) SSH
11 20 (0.74%) NAS
11 20 (0.74%) SNMP
12 19 (0.70%) WAN
13 17 (0.63%) Intranet
13 17 (0.63%) LAN
14 16 (0.59%) Wireshark
14 16 (0.59%) SMTP
14 16 (0.59%) DHCP
15 15 (0.55%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (11.92%) MySQL
2 203 (7.47%) NoSQL
3 194 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 165 (6.07%) Big Data
5 143 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 140 (5.15%) SQL Server
7 135 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
7 135 (4.97%) Hadoop
8 95 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 89 (3.27%) Oracle Database
10 70 (2.58%) Apache Hive
11 67 (2.47%) RDBMS
12 46 (1.69%) Redis
13 40 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
14 37 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
15 36 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (1.21%) Oracle ODI
17 32 (1.18%) Data Mining
18 29 (1.07%) KDB
19 28 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 367 (13.50%) Git (software)
2 262 (9.64%) Subversion
3 245 (9.01%) Jenkins
4 145 (5.33%) JIRA
5 111 (4.08%) Selenium
6 91 (3.35%) Maven
7 85 (3.13%) Hudson
8 80 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 61 (2.24%) Ant
10 46 (1.69%) WebDriver
11 38 (1.40%) Jasmine
12 37 (1.36%) ClearCase
13 36 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 32 (1.18%) JUnit
15 29 (1.07%) TeamCity
16 26 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 24 (0.88%) jMock
18 22 (0.81%) Eclipse
19 21 (0.77%) Visual Studio
20 20 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 353 (12.99%) Finance
2 274 (10.08%) Banking
3 192 (7.06%) Front Office
4 183 (6.73%) Investment Banking
5 82 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 74 (2.72%) Games
7 52 (1.91%) Publishing
8 39 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.32%) Legal
10 32 (1.18%) Retail
10 32 (1.18%) Marketing
11 31 (1.14%) Billing
12 29 (1.07%) Electronics
13 28 (1.03%) Back Office
14 20 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 19 (0.70%) Advertising
16 9 (0.33%) Automotive
17 7 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.26%) French Language
18 4 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 1258 (46.28%) Developer
2 497 (18.29%) Python Developer
3 198 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 169 (6.22%) Java Developer
5 166 (6.11%) Software Engineer
6 151 (5.56%) C++ Developer
7 130 (4.78%) Analyst
8 126 (4.64%) Senior Developer
9 118 (4.34%) Python/Django Developer
10 109 (4.01%) Architect
11 86 (3.16%) Administrator
12 81 (2.98%) Linux Engineer
13 76 (2.80%) Tester
14 74 (2.72%) Consultant
15 72 (2.65%) Test Engineer
16 69 (2.54%) Software Developer
17 68 (2.50%) Web Developer
18 65 (2.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 62 (2.28%) Applications Support
20 58 (2.13%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (16.19%) HTML
2 344 (12.66%) CSS
3 318 (11.70%) Django
4 305 (11.22%) Web Services
5 254 (9.35%) XML
6 205 (7.54%) .NET
7 183 (6.73%) HTML5
8 168 (6.18%) JSON
9 160 (5.89%) jQuery
10 114 (4.19%) Middleware
11 111 (4.08%) REST
12 105 (3.86%) CSS3
13 100 (3.68%) Spring
14 99 (3.64%) RESTful
15 97 (3.57%) LAMP
16 93 (3.42%) AngularJS
17 83 (3.05%) WebSphere MQ
18 79 (2.91%) Ajax
19 65 (2.39%) SOAP
20 61 (2.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 274 (10.08%) Open Source
2 195 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 147 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 115 (4.23%) Derivative
6 113 (4.16%) Visualisation
7 105 (3.86%) Algorithms
8 98 (3.61%) Fixed Income
9 69 (2.54%) Equities
9 69 (2.54%) Clustering
10 62 (2.28%) Mathematics
11 50 (1.84%) User Experience
12 40 (1.47%) Hedge funds
13 38 (1.40%) STB
14 37 (1.36%) Data Structures
15 33 (1.21%) Mobile App
16 32 (1.18%) Statistics
17 30 (1.10%) Digital Media
17 30 (1.10%) Management Information System
18 29 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1283 (47.20%) Linux
2 636 (23.40%) UNIX
3 370 (13.61%) Windows
4 194 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 167 (6.14%) CentOS
6 128 (4.71%) Ubuntu
7 101 (3.72%) Mac OS X
8 58 (2.13%) Android
9 57 (2.10%) Solaris
10 50 (1.84%) Debian
10 50 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 43 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 41 (1.51%) AIX
13 39 (1.43%) SELinux
14 34 (1.25%) Windows 7
15 32 (1.18%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
17 14 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
18 9 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (15.75%) TDD
3 381 (14.02%) DevOps
4 364 (13.39%) Scrum
5 360 (13.25%) OO
6 329 (12.10%) Software Engineering
7 311 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
8 230 (8.46%) Web Development
9 224 (8.24%) Configuration Management
10 204 (7.51%) BDD
11 134 (4.93%) Analytics
12 126 (4.64%) SOA
13 118 (4.34%) Responsive Web Design
14 113 (4.16%) Unit Testing
15 112 (4.12%) E-Commerce
16 105 (3.86%) Test Automation
17 100 (3.68%) Pair Programming
18 93 (3.42%) Low Latency
18 93 (3.42%) Mentoring
19 92 (3.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 995 (36.61%) Java
2 685 (25.20%) Ruby
3 677 (24.91%) Perl
4 611 (22.48%) SQL
5 568 (20.90%) C++
6 567 (20.86%) JavaScript
7 434 (15.97%) PHP
8 398 (14.64%) Bash Shell
9 363 (13.36%) C#
10 247 (9.09%) Scala
11 234 (8.61%) Shell Script
12 230 (8.46%) C
13 71 (2.61%) PowerShell
14 69 (2.54%) R
14 69 (2.54%) PL/SQL
15 51 (1.88%) Jython
16 39 (1.43%) XQuery
17 37 (1.36%) Korn
18 35 (1.29%) VBA
19 34 (1.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 208 (7.65%) Degree
2 121 (4.45%) Security Cleared
3 63 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.03%) ISEB
6 25 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.70%) PhD
8 17 (0.63%) CISSP
9 12 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.26%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.26%) CCNA
12 6 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.22%) HND
13 5 (0.18%) RHCE
13 5 (0.18%) CCIE
13 5 (0.18%) LPIC
14 4 (0.15%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.15%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.35%) QA
2 23 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.59%) SLA
5 6 (0.22%) GPG13
6 3 (0.11%) Basel III
7 2 (0.074%) JTAG
7 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.074%) Basel II
8 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.037%) TickIT
8 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.037%) HL7
8 1 (0.037%) COBIT
8 1 (0.037%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.037%) DO-160
System Software
1 95 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
3 55 (2.02%) vCloud
4 45 (1.66%) Active Directory
5 26 (0.96%) Varnish
6 24 (0.88%) NFS
7 20 (0.74%) Docker
7 20 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 18 (0.66%) Xen
9 17 (0.63%) VMware Server
10 13 (0.48%) Snort
11 12 (0.44%) vSphere
12 11 (0.40%) Samba
13 9 (0.33%) KVM
14 8 (0.29%) HDFS
14 8 (0.29%) Firmware
15 7 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 6 (0.22%) Shibboleth
16 6 (0.22%) qmail
16 6 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 371 (13.65%) Puppet
2 276 (10.15%) Opscode Chef
3 164 (6.03%) Nagios
4 58 (2.13%) Salt
5 52 (1.91%) ZABBIX
6 49 (1.80%) Ansible
7 48 (1.77%) Cacti
8 40 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
9 32 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
10 29 (1.07%) Oracle Identity Management
11 28 (1.03%) Zenoss
12 25 (0.92%) Vagrant
13 23 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 18 (0.66%) Opsview
15 17 (0.63%) Kibana
16 15 (0.55%) Graylog2
17 13 (0.48%) BladeLogic
18 12 (0.44%) Oozie
18 12 (0.44%) SCOM
18 12 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 389 (14.31%) Oracle
2 258 (9.49%) Red Hat
3 164 (6.03%) VMware
4 111 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 108 (3.97%) IBM
6 83 (3.05%) Splunk
7 55 (2.02%) Remedy
8 46 (1.69%) Google
9 43 (1.58%) Sybase
10 41 (1.51%) Rackspace
11 38 (1.40%) TIBCO
12 35 (1.29%) webMethods
13 34 (1.25%) Cisco
13 34 (1.25%) Software AG
14 33 (1.21%) HP
14 33 (1.21%) SAP
15 32 (1.18%) Perforce
16 31 (1.14%) Zend
17 28 (1.03%) Percona
17 28 (1.03%) Reuters
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