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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 58 99 156
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +57
Contract jobs citing Python 1621 976 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.99% 1.91% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.84% 5.06% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 710 397
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 21 24
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.28 £17.50 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%

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
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
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 £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +35 1560 £450 - 388
London +14 919 £500 +11.11% 192
South East +67 231 £335 -5.96% 85
City of London +8 175 £500 - 59
South West +41 105 £448 +62.72% 26
Yorkshire +31 105 £350 +16.66% 11
West Yorkshire +21 97 £363 +20.83% 6
East of England +23 92 £350 +16.66% 43
Leeds +14 92 £363 +20.83% 4
Hampshire +7 66 £350 -6.66% 20
Cambridgeshire +6 61 £350 +7.69% 34
Berkshire +41 56 £363 -16.66% 16
Gloucestershire +25 48 £450 - 10
Surrey +20 46 £275 -8.33% 25
Cambridge +7 45 £356 +9.61% 33
North West +17 44 £450 +3.44% 16
Tyne and Wear +8 36 £490 - 2
North East +5 36 £490 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 36 £490 - 2
Scotland +17 35 £390 +13.86% 20
Wiltshire +9 31 £395 +43.63% 1
Manchester - 31 £450 - 9
Cheltenham - 30 £458 - 1
Reading +37 26 £395 -21.00% 7
Oxfordshire -2 25 £325 -13.33% 20
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £338 +3.84%
Edinburgh +3 19 £390 +39.28% 12
Hook +2 19 £300 +1.61%
Southampton +3 18 £350 +4.24% 11
Oxford -7 16 £325 - 12

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1442 (47.42%) Linux
2 1156 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
3 1136 (37.36%) Java
4 952 (31.31%) Ruby
5 751 (24.70%) Perl
6 666 (21.90%) SQL
7 651 (21.41%) UNIX
8 608 (19.99%) C++
9 603 (19.83%) JavaScript
10 538 (17.69%) DevOps
11 501 (16.47%) Puppet
12 499 (16.41%) Git (software)
13 496 (16.31%) HTML
14 482 (15.85%) PHP
15 439 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
15 439 (14.44%) Bash Shell
16 409 (13.45%) TDD
17 397 (13.05%) Opscode Chef
18 395 (12.99%) OO
19 394 (12.96%) Scrum
20 383 (12.59%) CSS
21 377 (12.40%) Windows
22 374 (12.30%) Oracle
23 370 (12.17%) Jenkins
24 364 (11.97%) Subversion
25 362 (11.90%) Software Engineering
25 362 (11.90%) Finance
26 349 (11.48%) Django
27 330 (10.85%) MySQL
28 326 (10.72%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 305 (10.03%) Apache
2 137 (4.51%) Node.js
3 114 (3.75%) OpenStack
4 94 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 78 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 78 (2.56%) nginx
6 70 (2.30%) WebLogic
7 64 (2.10%) Apache Spark
8 50 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (1.22%) Apache Pig
9 37 (1.22%) Confluence
10 33 (1.09%) IIS
11 28 (0.92%) ArcGIS
11 28 (0.92%) CMS
12 25 (0.82%) SAS
12 25 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
13 23 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
13 23 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
14 22 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 20 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 93 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 28 (0.92%) MS Office
3 17 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 17 (0.56%) MS Project
4 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.16%) SPSS
6 4 (0.13%) Maya
6 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.099%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.066%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.066%) Simulink
8 2 (0.066%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.033%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.033%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.033%) Houdini
9 1 (0.033%) MODO
9 1 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.033%) Weka
Business Applications
1 26 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.59%) Documaker
4 15 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.43%) ResourceLink
6 12 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
6 12 (0.39%) Oracle FAH
7 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.099%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.099%) Magento
9 2 (0.066%) RMDS
9 2 (0.066%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.066%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.033%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.033%) Summit
10 1 (0.033%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.033%) assyst
10 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.033%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 242 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
3 73 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (1.71%) Amazon S3
5 36 (1.18%) PaaS
6 35 (1.15%) SaaS
7 30 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.92%) Heroku
9 27 (0.89%) GitHub
10 26 (0.85%) IaaS
11 19 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
13 12 (0.39%) Engine Yard
14 11 (0.36%) Google App Engine
15 10 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (0.30%) Route 53
17 7 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
18 6 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
19 4 (0.13%) ElastiCache
19 4 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 188 (6.18%) HTTP
2 145 (4.77%) Internet
3 139 (4.57%) TCP/IP
4 108 (3.55%) DNS
5 100 (3.29%) SSL
6 79 (2.60%) Firewall
7 49 (1.61%) LDAP
8 47 (1.55%) SAN
9 38 (1.25%) NAS
10 28 (0.92%) Network Security
10 28 (0.92%) DHCP
11 24 (0.79%) Multicast
12 23 (0.76%) LAN
13 22 (0.72%) BGP
14 21 (0.69%) SMTP
14 21 (0.69%) VLAN
15 20 (0.66%) HTTPS
15 20 (0.66%) VPN
15 20 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (10.85%) MySQL
2 249 (8.19%) NoSQL
3 240 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 222 (7.30%) Relational Database
5 212 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
6 209 (6.87%) Big Data
7 202 (6.64%) Hadoop
8 139 (4.57%) SQL Server
9 125 (4.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 85 (2.80%) RDBMS
11 76 (2.50%) Apache Hive
12 70 (2.30%) Redis
13 69 (2.27%) Oracle Database
14 63 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
15 43 (1.41%) CouchDB
16 39 (1.28%) Riak
17 36 (1.18%) HBase
18 32 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
19 30 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
20 29 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 499 (16.41%) Git (software)
2 370 (12.17%) Jenkins
3 364 (11.97%) Subversion
4 154 (5.06%) JIRA
5 137 (4.51%) Selenium
6 120 (3.95%) Maven
7 92 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 88 (2.89%) ClearCase
9 87 (2.86%) Hudson
10 83 (2.73%) Ant
11 59 (1.94%) JUnit
12 54 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 47 (1.55%) Jasmine
14 44 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 38 (1.25%) Eclipse
16 37 (1.22%) WebDriver
17 35 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
18 33 (1.09%) TeamCity
18 33 (1.09%) CruiseControl
18 33 (1.09%) GoogleTest
General
1 362 (11.90%) Finance
2 296 (9.73%) Banking
3 187 (6.15%) Investment Banking
4 153 (5.03%) Front Office
5 92 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 85 (2.80%) Games
7 72 (2.37%) Publishing
8 52 (1.71%) Electronics
9 45 (1.48%) Legal
9 45 (1.48%) Marketing
10 37 (1.22%) Retail
11 31 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.99%) Law
13 24 (0.79%) Billing
14 21 (0.69%) Automotive
15 19 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 19 (0.62%) Advertising
16 8 (0.26%) Back Office
17 7 (0.23%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.16%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1400 (46.04%) Developer
2 433 (14.24%) Python Developer
3 280 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 203 (6.68%) Software Engineer
5 182 (5.98%) Java Developer
6 168 (5.52%) Senior Developer
7 149 (4.90%) C++ Developer
8 125 (4.11%) Architect
9 121 (3.98%) Analyst
10 113 (3.72%) Test Engineer
11 111 (3.65%) Python/Django Developer
12 105 (3.45%) Software Developer
13 96 (3.16%) Consultant
14 84 (2.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 80 (2.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 79 (2.60%) Linux Engineer
17 74 (2.43%) Web Developer
18 70 (2.30%) Administrator
18 70 (2.30%) PHP Developer
19 69 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (16.31%) HTML
2 383 (12.59%) CSS
3 349 (11.48%) Django
4 295 (9.70%) Web Services
5 240 (7.89%) XML
6 210 (6.91%) .NET
7 193 (6.35%) HTML5
8 175 (5.75%) JSON
9 173 (5.69%) jQuery
10 142 (4.67%) REST
11 127 (4.18%) RESTful
12 124 (4.08%) CSS3
13 121 (3.98%) AngularJS
14 104 (3.42%) Spring
15 102 (3.35%) Middleware
16 89 (2.93%) LAMP
17 87 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
18 78 (2.56%) Ajax
19 66 (2.17%) Hibernate
19 66 (2.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 288 (9.47%) Open Source
2 203 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 109 (3.58%) Derivative
5 93 (3.06%) Visualisation
6 92 (3.03%) Fixed Income
7 90 (2.96%) Algorithms
8 85 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 68 (2.24%) Mathematics
10 64 (2.10%) Clustering
10 64 (2.10%) User Experience
11 45 (1.48%) Statistics
12 43 (1.41%) Equities
13 42 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 40 (1.32%) Client/Server
15 38 (1.25%) Hedge funds
16 34 (1.12%) Mobile App
17 32 (1.05%) Digital Media
18 28 (0.92%) GIS
19 25 (0.82%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1442 (47.42%) Linux
2 651 (21.41%) UNIX
3 377 (12.40%) Windows
4 180 (5.92%) CentOS
5 161 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 143 (4.70%) Ubuntu
7 105 (3.45%) Mac OS X
8 55 (1.81%) Debian
9 52 (1.71%) Solaris
10 51 (1.68%) Android
11 46 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (1.51%) AIX
12 40 (1.32%) Windows 7
13 32 (1.05%) Apple iOS
14 29 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 25 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
17 17 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
17 17 (0.56%) Windows XP
18 15 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1156 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (17.69%) DevOps
3 439 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
4 409 (13.45%) TDD
5 395 (12.99%) OO
6 394 (12.96%) Scrum
7 362 (11.90%) Software Engineering
8 322 (10.59%) Configuration Management
9 230 (7.56%) Web Development
10 174 (5.72%) BDD
11 156 (5.13%) Analytics
12 145 (4.77%) Test Automation
13 140 (4.60%) E-Commerce
14 128 (4.21%) Kanban
15 125 (4.11%) Load Balancing
16 120 (3.95%) Responsive Web Design
17 117 (3.85%) SOA
18 115 (3.78%) MVC
19 112 (3.68%) Release Management
20 106 (3.49%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1136 (37.36%) Java
2 952 (31.31%) Ruby
3 751 (24.70%) Perl
4 666 (21.90%) SQL
5 608 (19.99%) C++
6 603 (19.83%) JavaScript
7 482 (15.85%) PHP
8 439 (14.44%) Bash Shell
9 326 (10.72%) C#
10 279 (9.17%) C
11 270 (8.88%) Shell Script
12 246 (8.09%) Scala
13 91 (2.99%) PowerShell
14 68 (2.24%) VBA
15 64 (2.10%) PL/SQL
16 61 (2.01%) R
17 42 (1.38%) VB
18 40 (1.32%) Jython
19 37 (1.22%) XQuery
20 27 (0.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 233 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 198 (6.51%) Degree
3 116 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 82 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 33 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (1.02%) PhD
6 31 (1.02%) ISEB
7 27 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 24 (0.79%) CCNA
9 16 (0.53%) CISSP
10 12 (0.39%) CCNP
11 11 (0.36%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.30%) RHCT
12 9 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.26%) RHCE
14 7 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.20%) PMP
15 6 (0.20%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.20%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (5.00%) QA
2 23 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.46%) SLA
5 6 (0.20%) GPG13
6 3 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.066%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.066%) Basel II
7 2 (0.066%) DICOM
7 2 (0.066%) Basel III
8 1 (0.033%) JTAG
8 1 (0.033%) DO-160
8 1 (0.033%) HL7
8 1 (0.033%) TickIT
8 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.033%) COBIT
System Software
1 122 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (1.94%) vCloud
3 46 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
4 39 (1.28%) Varnish
5 38 (1.25%) Docker
5 38 (1.25%) Active Directory
6 28 (0.92%) vSphere
7 25 (0.82%) NFS
7 25 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 23 (0.76%) HDFS
9 20 (0.66%) Xen
10 17 (0.56%) KVM
10 17 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.43%) Firmware
12 12 (0.39%) Sendmail
13 11 (0.36%) Shibboleth
14 8 (0.26%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.26%) Hyper-V
15 7 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 501 (16.47%) Puppet
2 397 (13.05%) Opscode Chef
3 194 (6.38%) Nagios
4 131 (4.31%) Ansible
5 84 (2.76%) Salt
6 66 (2.17%) ZABBIX
7 65 (2.14%) Graphite
8 46 (1.51%) Cacti
9 39 (1.28%) Vagrant
10 38 (1.25%) Cobbler
11 34 (1.12%) SELinux
12 26 (0.85%) Opsview
13 25 (0.82%) Zenoss
14 24 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
14 24 (0.79%) Kibana
14 24 (0.79%) collectd
15 23 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
17 18 (0.59%) Graylog2
17 18 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 374 (12.30%) Oracle
2 236 (7.76%) Red Hat
3 199 (6.54%) VMware
4 144 (4.74%) Microsoft
5 84 (2.76%) Splunk
6 75 (2.47%) IBM
7 56 (1.84%) Google
8 55 (1.81%) Rackspace
9 50 (1.64%) Perforce
9 50 (1.64%) Cisco
10 44 (1.45%) Zend
11 42 (1.38%) Remedy
12 34 (1.12%) Sybase
12 34 (1.12%) SAP
13 33 (1.09%) HP
14 31 (1.02%) webMethods
14 31 (1.02%) SaltStack
15 30 (0.99%) New Relic
15 30 (0.99%) Software AG
16 26 (0.85%) F5
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