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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 61 72 95
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +23
Contract jobs citing Python 1655 1289 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 2.39% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.74% 6.37% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 919 668
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 £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 29
Average hourly rate £39.50 £36.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -0.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.67 £16.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%

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
21370 20232 18670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.57% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14302 13111 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 434 602
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 +10 1558 £450 +5.26% 712
London +10 953 £475 - 362
South East +28 228 £375 -6.25% 112
City of London +2 207 £475 -13.63% 128
North West +16 91 £425 -9.81% 40
East of England +30 84 £388 +1.63% 91
Yorkshire -16 74 £400 +56.86% 30
West Yorkshire -11 69 £390 +47.16% 23
Leeds -8 65 £400 +46.52% 21
Cambridgeshire +15 60 £388 - 66
Berkshire +40 58 £375 +11.94% 24
South West -3 57 £399 -0.31% 37
Scotland +23 52 £388 +3.33% 38
Cheshire +15 49 £525 +4.47% 9
Cambridge -1 45 £388 - 60
Surrey -8 44 £350 -17.52% 23
Hampshire -16 39 £369 -1.66% 27
Oxfordshire +12 37 £450 +12.50% 22
Reading +28 34 £400 +19.40% 19
West Midlands +25 34 £375 +7.14% 12
Birmingham +19 30 £375 - 3
Edinburgh +17 30 £395 -12.22% 24
Manchester +1 29 £363 -14.95% 28
Gloucestershire -4 29 £425 -15.00% 9
Warrington +7 24 £650 +25.00% 1
North East -5 22 £445 +27.14% 12
Tyne and Wear -4 21 £445 +35.87% 11
Brighton +10 20 £300 - 3
East Sussex +7 20 £300 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 20 £445 +45.90% 10

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1540 (47.17%) Linux
2 1159 (35.50%) Java
3 1098 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
4 842 (25.79%) Perl
5 791 (24.23%) Ruby
6 693 (21.23%) SQL
6 693 (21.23%) UNIX
7 646 (19.79%) JavaScript
8 629 (19.26%) Puppet
9 626 (19.17%) DevOps
10 541 (16.57%) Git (software)
11 529 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
12 511 (15.65%) C++
13 508 (15.56%) Finance
14 505 (15.47%) Bash Shell
15 503 (15.41%) Amazon AWS
16 499 (15.28%) Jenkins
17 488 (14.95%) Opscode Chef
18 475 (14.55%) Windows
19 457 (14.00%) Configuration Management
20 436 (13.35%) Oracle
21 387 (11.85%) PHP
22 378 (11.58%) HTML
23 377 (11.55%) TDD
24 371 (11.36%) Banking
25 349 (10.69%) MySQL
26 329 (10.08%) Web Services
27 321 (9.83%) OO
28 312 (9.56%) VMware
29 309 (9.46%) Software Engineering

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 271 (8.30%) Apache
2 157 (4.81%) Tomcat
3 154 (4.72%) OpenStack
4 146 (4.47%) Node.js
5 99 (3.03%) WebSphere
6 90 (2.76%) nginx
7 89 (2.73%) IIS
8 87 (2.66%) JBoss
9 80 (2.45%) Confluence
10 54 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
11 50 (1.53%) WebLogic
12 42 (1.29%) Apache Spark
13 41 (1.26%) SAS
14 38 (1.16%) Apache Pig
15 35 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
16 30 (0.92%) CMS
17 25 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 23 (0.70%) Drupal
19 21 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
19 21 (0.64%) MQSeries
Applications
1 63 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (0.58%) MS Office
4 13 (0.40%) Maya
5 11 (0.34%) SPSS
6 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.15%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.092%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.092%) MS Project
8 3 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.061%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.061%) Maple
9 2 (0.061%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.061%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.061%) MODO
10 1 (0.031%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.031%) Weka
10 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (0.46%) Front Arena
1 15 (0.46%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.28%) Odoo
2 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.15%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.12%) Magento
6 3 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.061%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.061%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.061%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.061%) Documaker
7 2 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.031%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.031%) Unica
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.031%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.031%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 503 (15.41%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
4 69 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 62 (1.90%) IaaS
6 48 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 45 (1.38%) Heroku
8 41 (1.26%) PaaS
9 40 (1.23%) GitHub
10 39 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 28 (0.86%) SaaS
12 26 (0.80%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
14 17 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
16 14 (0.43%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.43%) Google App Engine
17 13 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 165 (5.05%) Firewall
2 161 (4.93%) HTTP
3 136 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 135 (4.13%) DNS
5 134 (4.10%) Internet
6 110 (3.37%) SSL
7 92 (2.82%) LDAP
8 66 (2.02%) LAN
9 60 (1.84%) VPN
10 57 (1.75%) SAN
11 50 (1.53%) WAN
12 38 (1.16%) DHCP
13 36 (1.10%) Wireless
14 32 (0.98%) SMTP
15 31 (0.95%) Wireshark
16 30 (0.92%) Multicast
17 24 (0.74%) NAS
17 24 (0.74%) SSH
18 23 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (0.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (10.69%) MySQL
2 279 (8.55%) MongoDB
3 256 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 242 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
5 233 (7.14%) Hadoop
6 227 (6.95%) SQL Server
7 199 (6.09%) NoSQL
8 159 (4.87%) Big Data
9 125 (3.83%) RDBMS
10 100 (3.06%) Redis
11 87 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 66 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
13 61 (1.87%) Apache Hive
14 60 (1.84%) Data Mining
15 50 (1.53%) Oracle Database
16 45 (1.38%) HBase
17 39 (1.19%) DB2
18 37 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.64%) QlikView
20 20 (0.61%) KDB
Development Applications
1 541 (16.57%) Git (software)
2 499 (15.28%) Jenkins
3 296 (9.07%) Subversion
4 225 (6.89%) JIRA
5 164 (5.02%) Maven
6 126 (3.86%) Selenium
7 120 (3.68%) Ant
8 95 (2.91%) Hudson
9 86 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 76 (2.33%) JUnit
11 72 (2.21%) TeamCity
12 65 (1.99%) ClearCase
13 64 (1.96%) Cucumber
14 54 (1.65%) Mercurial
15 50 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 49 (1.50%) Gerrit
17 45 (1.38%) Eclipse
18 40 (1.23%) Gradle
19 37 (1.13%) Artifactory
20 34 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 508 (15.56%) Finance
2 371 (11.36%) Banking
3 236 (7.23%) Investment Banking
4 230 (7.04%) Front Office
5 118 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 64 (1.96%) Publishing
7 56 (1.72%) Games
8 54 (1.65%) Retail
9 39 (1.19%) Marketing
10 30 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 30 (0.92%) Electronics
11 25 (0.77%) Legal
12 21 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.58%) Advertising
14 11 (0.34%) Military
14 11 (0.34%) Back Office
15 10 (0.31%) French Language
16 8 (0.25%) Billing
17 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 1288 (39.45%) Developer
2 465 (14.24%) Python Developer
3 374 (11.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 214 (6.55%) Java Developer
5 188 (5.76%) Analyst
6 175 (5.36%) Administrator
7 146 (4.47%) Software Engineer
8 139 (4.26%) Architect
9 116 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
10 107 (3.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 101 (3.09%) Senior Developer
11 101 (3.09%) Linux Engineer
12 97 (2.97%) C++ Developer
13 93 (2.85%) Consultant
14 88 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
15 81 (2.48%) Django Developer
16 78 (2.39%) Applications Support
17 77 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
18 75 (2.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 74 (2.27%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (11.58%) HTML
2 329 (10.08%) Web Services
3 302 (9.25%) Django
4 277 (8.48%) CSS
5 249 (7.63%) .NET
6 246 (7.53%) XML
7 172 (5.27%) AngularJS
8 164 (5.02%) HTML5
9 146 (4.47%) RESTful
9 146 (4.47%) JSON
10 142 (4.35%) REST
11 113 (3.46%) jQuery
12 105 (3.22%) Spring
13 92 (2.82%) CSS3
14 86 (2.63%) LAMP
15 82 (2.51%) FIX Protocol
16 80 (2.45%) J2EE
17 73 (2.24%) Middleware
18 69 (2.11%) Hibernate
19 67 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 294 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (4.44%) Visualisation
3 142 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 118 (3.61%) Derivative
5 117 (3.58%) Fixed Income
6 76 (2.33%) User Experience
7 71 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 62 (1.90%) Mathematics
8 62 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 60 (1.84%) Equities
10 54 (1.65%) Statistics
11 51 (1.56%) Data Centre
12 46 (1.41%) Credit Risk
13 44 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 42 (1.29%) Clustering
15 40 (1.23%) Mobile App
16 34 (1.04%) Management Information System
17 33 (1.01%) Physics
17 33 (1.01%) Data Structures
18 32 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1540 (47.17%) Linux
2 693 (21.23%) UNIX
3 475 (14.55%) Windows
4 239 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 160 (4.90%) CentOS
6 144 (4.41%) Ubuntu
7 85 (2.60%) Solaris
8 65 (1.99%) Android
9 59 (1.81%) Debian
10 54 (1.65%) Mac OS X
11 45 (1.38%) AIX
11 45 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 26 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (0.74%) Windows 7
15 18 (0.55%) Fedora
15 18 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.49%) SUSE
17 15 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 14 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1098 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (19.17%) DevOps
3 529 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
4 457 (14.00%) Configuration Management
5 377 (11.55%) TDD
6 321 (9.83%) OO
7 309 (9.46%) Software Engineering
8 304 (9.31%) Open Source
9 284 (8.70%) Scrum
10 192 (5.88%) Analytics
11 160 (4.90%) Web Development
12 159 (4.87%) SDLC
13 127 (3.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 126 (3.86%) Unit Testing
15 118 (3.61%) Multithreading
16 117 (3.58%) ITIL
16 117 (3.58%) BDD
17 115 (3.52%) OOP
18 109 (3.34%) SOA
19 108 (3.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1159 (35.50%) Java
2 842 (25.79%) Perl
3 791 (24.23%) Ruby
4 693 (21.23%) SQL
5 646 (19.79%) JavaScript
6 511 (15.65%) C++
7 505 (15.47%) Bash Shell
8 387 (11.85%) PHP
9 299 (9.16%) Shell Script
10 278 (8.51%) C#
11 244 (7.47%) C
12 161 (4.93%) R
13 153 (4.69%) Scala
14 148 (4.53%) PowerShell
15 80 (2.45%) VBA
16 61 (1.87%) Go
17 60 (1.84%) MATLAB
18 53 (1.62%) Groovy
19 38 (1.16%) Lua
20 37 (1.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 276 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 223 (6.83%) Degree
3 134 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 97 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 32 (0.98%) PhD
6 31 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (0.80%) CCNA
8 15 (0.46%) ISEB
8 15 (0.46%) RHCE
9 14 (0.43%) Sun Certification
10 13 (0.40%) OCPJP
11 11 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.21%) CCNP
13 6 (0.18%) LPIC
13 6 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.12%) MCSE
15 4 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (5.60%) QA
2 15 (0.46%) SLA
3 8 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.15%) COREP
4 5 (0.15%) FINREP
5 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.092%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.061%) MiFID
7 2 (0.061%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.031%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.031%) WCAG
8 1 (0.031%) JTAG
8 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
System Software
1 185 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 137 (4.20%) Docker
3 72 (2.21%) Active Directory
4 55 (1.68%) KVM
5 47 (1.44%) vCloud
6 44 (1.35%) vSphere
7 36 (1.10%) Varnish
8 32 (0.98%) QEMU
9 28 (0.86%) HDFS
10 25 (0.77%) Hyper-V
10 25 (0.77%) NFS
11 20 (0.61%) Firmware
11 20 (0.61%) Samba
12 17 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.52%) XenServer
13 13 (0.40%) Sendmail
14 12 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (0.34%) Postfix
15 11 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 629 (19.26%) Puppet
2 488 (14.95%) Opscode Chef
3 226 (6.92%) Ansible
4 138 (4.23%) Nagios
5 110 (3.37%) Salt
6 107 (3.28%) Vagrant
7 63 (1.93%) ZABBIX
8 51 (1.56%) Graphite
9 46 (1.41%) Kibana
10 44 (1.35%) Zenoss
11 41 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
12 38 (1.16%) Cobbler
13 36 (1.10%) StatsD
13 36 (1.10%) BladeLogic
14 35 (1.07%) Tivoli
15 34 (1.04%) Rundeck
16 33 (1.01%) HAProxy
17 30 (0.92%) logstash
18 28 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
19 25 (0.77%) Control-M
Vendors
1 436 (13.35%) Oracle
2 312 (9.56%) VMware
3 298 (9.13%) Red Hat
4 142 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 111 (3.40%) Splunk
6 87 (2.66%) Tableau
7 72 (2.21%) Cisco
8 68 (2.08%) IBM
9 66 (2.02%) Google
10 62 (1.90%) Sybase
10 62 (1.90%) HP
11 57 (1.75%) Citrix
12 51 (1.56%) Perforce
13 50 (1.53%) New Relic
14 47 (1.44%) TIBCO
15 43 (1.32%) SaltStack
16 38 (1.16%) Sun
17 36 (1.10%) Teradata
18 35 (1.07%) Atlassian
19 34 (1.04%) Rackspace
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