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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 59 100 156
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +56
Contract jobs citing Python 1554 919 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.05% 1.91% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.02% 5.15% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 651 387
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 19 18
Average hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £17.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
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 420 487 705
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 £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +38 1507 £450 +5.88% 662
London +18 925 £500 +11.11% 350
South East +63 235 £338 +3.84% 108
City of London +19 184 £500 +5.26% 113
South West +35 96 £450 +56.52% 42
East of England +38 86 £350 +7.69% 89
Yorkshire +25 81 £363 +20.83% 25
West Yorkshire +23 74 £363 +20.83% 18
Hampshire +5 74 £350 -5.91% 19
Leeds +13 69 £363 +20.83% 15
North West +31 56 £408 +7.23% 20
Gloucestershire +24 53 £460 +53.33% 15
Cambridgeshire +11 51 £350 - 70
Berkshire +43 49 £375 -10.71% 25
Surrey -1 46 £300 +1.69% 30
Manchester +29 36 £425 +19.71% 13
Cambridge +8 36 £350 - 68
Oxfordshire +11 34 £295 -17.19% 22
Southampton +6 31 £370 +23.33% 3
Cheltenham - 29 £478 - 5
Scotland +1 25 £390 +25.80% 36
Reading +22 22 £400 -20.00% 11
Oxford +4 20 £313 -3.84% 15
Hertfordshire +11 18 £500 +81.81% 14
Bristol +2 16 £438 +16.66% 11
Wiltshire -2 16 £273 -0.90% 3
Hook +1 14 £302 +1.97%
Buckinghamshire +1 14 £410 +26.15% 1
Woking +16 13 £278 +73.43% 6
Cheshire +14 13 £400 -17.52% 3

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1455 (47.29%) Linux
2 1228 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1138 (36.98%) Java
4 1003 (32.60%) Ruby
5 764 (24.83%) Perl
6 688 (22.36%) UNIX
7 656 (21.32%) SQL
8 604 (19.63%) JavaScript
9 586 (19.04%) C++
10 580 (18.85%) DevOps
11 541 (17.58%) Git (software)
12 529 (17.19%) Puppet
13 506 (16.44%) HTML
14 490 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
15 483 (15.70%) PHP
16 438 (14.23%) Bash Shell
17 420 (13.65%) Opscode Chef
18 412 (13.39%) Jenkins
19 410 (13.32%) CSS
20 405 (13.16%) OO
21 398 (12.93%) Windows
22 375 (12.19%) TDD
23 371 (12.06%) Scrum
24 367 (11.93%) Finance
25 361 (11.73%) Subversion
26 359 (11.67%) Configuration Management
27 357 (11.60%) Oracle
27 357 (11.60%) Software Engineering
28 355 (11.54%) Django
29 333 (10.82%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 287 (9.33%) Apache
2 152 (4.94%) Node.js
3 124 (4.03%) OpenStack
4 92 (2.99%) nginx
5 85 (2.76%) Tomcat
6 72 (2.34%) WebSphere
7 65 (2.11%) Apache Spark
8 61 (1.98%) WebLogic
9 55 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (1.27%) Confluence
11 36 (1.17%) JBoss
12 33 (1.07%) Apache Pig
12 33 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 31 (1.01%) CMS
14 26 (0.84%) ArcGIS
15 23 (0.75%) SAS
16 19 (0.62%) IIS
17 18 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
19 15 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 81 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 30 (0.97%) MS Office
3 22 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (0.58%) MS Project
5 6 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.13%) Maya
7 3 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.097%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.065%) Simulink
8 2 (0.065%) SPSS
9 1 (0.032%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.032%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.032%) Weka
9 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.032%) MODO
Business Applications
1 18 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.42%) Documaker
5 12 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
6 7 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
7 6 (0.19%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.097%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.065%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.065%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.032%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.032%) LabWindows
10 1 (0.032%) Summit
10 1 (0.032%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.032%) assyst
10 1 (0.032%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 258 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
3 92 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (1.82%) Amazon S3
5 38 (1.23%) Heroku
5 38 (1.23%) PaaS
6 37 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.94%) GitHub
8 28 (0.91%) IaaS
9 25 (0.81%) SaaS
10 21 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.42%) Engine Yard
12 11 (0.36%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.29%) Route 53
14 8 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
15 6 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.097%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.097%) ElastiCache
17 2 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 188 (6.11%) HTTP
2 144 (4.68%) TCP/IP
3 143 (4.65%) Internet
4 115 (3.74%) DNS
5 103 (3.35%) Firewall
6 100 (3.25%) SSL
7 48 (1.56%) SAN
8 43 (1.40%) LDAP
9 36 (1.17%) NAS
10 35 (1.14%) LAN
11 32 (1.04%) Network Security
12 28 (0.91%) Multicast
12 28 (0.91%) VPN
12 28 (0.91%) DHCP
13 26 (0.84%) WAN
13 26 (0.84%) VLAN
14 25 (0.81%) BGP
15 24 (0.78%) Wireless
16 23 (0.75%) SMTP
16 23 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (10.14%) MySQL
2 246 (7.99%) MongoDB
3 241 (7.83%) NoSQL
4 237 (7.70%) Relational Database
5 226 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
6 191 (6.21%) Hadoop
7 190 (6.17%) Big Data
8 134 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 116 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 93 (3.02%) RDBMS
11 78 (2.53%) Redis
12 65 (2.11%) Apache Hive
13 62 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
14 56 (1.82%) Oracle Database
15 40 (1.30%) HBase
16 39 (1.27%) Riak
17 38 (1.23%) CouchDB
18 27 (0.88%) Data Mining
19 26 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
20 24 (0.78%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 541 (17.58%) Git (software)
2 412 (13.39%) Jenkins
3 361 (11.73%) Subversion
4 160 (5.20%) JIRA
5 152 (4.94%) Selenium
6 123 (4.00%) Maven
7 98 (3.18%) Ant
8 95 (3.09%) ClearCase
9 94 (3.05%) Cucumber
10 86 (2.79%) Hudson
11 76 (2.47%) JUnit
12 73 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 48 (1.56%) TeamCity
13 48 (1.56%) Jasmine
14 44 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 43 (1.40%) Eclipse
16 39 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
17 36 (1.17%) CruiseControl
17 36 (1.17%) GoogleTest
18 31 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 367 (11.93%) Finance
2 309 (10.04%) Banking
3 199 (6.47%) Investment Banking
4 158 (5.13%) Front Office
5 107 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 81 (2.63%) Publishing
7 79 (2.57%) Games
8 54 (1.75%) Electronics
9 45 (1.46%) Marketing
10 34 (1.10%) Law
11 33 (1.07%) Legal
11 33 (1.07%) Retail
12 25 (0.81%) Advertising
13 24 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.62%) Automotive
15 18 (0.58%) Billing
16 8 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.19%) Back Office
18 5 (0.16%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1404 (45.63%) Developer
2 425 (13.81%) Python Developer
3 325 (10.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 206 (6.69%) Software Engineer
5 194 (6.30%) Java Developer
6 174 (5.65%) Senior Developer
7 130 (4.22%) C++ Developer
8 129 (4.19%) Analyst
9 121 (3.93%) Architect
10 110 (3.57%) Test Engineer
11 106 (3.44%) Python/Django Developer
12 104 (3.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 102 (3.31%) Software Developer
14 94 (3.05%) Consultant
15 87 (2.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 79 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
17 78 (2.53%) Web Developer
18 69 (2.24%) Administrator
19 68 (2.21%) PHP Developer
20 65 (2.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (16.44%) HTML
2 410 (13.32%) CSS
3 355 (11.54%) Django
4 302 (9.81%) Web Services
5 254 (8.25%) XML
6 197 (6.40%) .NET
7 189 (6.14%) HTML5
8 183 (5.95%) JSON
9 182 (5.91%) jQuery
10 148 (4.81%) RESTful
11 147 (4.78%) REST
12 135 (4.39%) AngularJS
13 134 (4.35%) CSS3
14 107 (3.48%) Spring
15 100 (3.25%) Ruby on Rails
16 81 (2.63%) LAMP
17 76 (2.47%) Ajax
18 73 (2.37%) J2EE
19 68 (2.21%) Middleware
20 66 (2.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 284 (9.23%) Open Source
2 201 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 120 (3.90%) Derivative
5 92 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 92 (2.99%) Fixed Income
6 89 (2.89%) Algorithms
7 81 (2.63%) Visualisation
8 72 (2.34%) Mathematics
9 62 (2.01%) User Experience
10 57 (1.85%) Clustering
11 49 (1.59%) Statistics
12 44 (1.43%) Equities
13 42 (1.36%) Client/Server
14 39 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 39 (1.27%) Data Structures
15 35 (1.14%) Digital Media
16 29 (0.94%) Hedge funds
17 27 (0.88%) STB
17 27 (0.88%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1455 (47.29%) Linux
2 688 (22.36%) UNIX
3 398 (12.93%) Windows
4 181 (5.88%) CentOS
5 150 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 144 (4.68%) Ubuntu
7 117 (3.80%) Mac OS X
8 53 (1.72%) Solaris
8 53 (1.72%) Android
9 45 (1.46%) Debian
10 44 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (1.33%) AIX
12 36 (1.17%) Windows 7
13 32 (1.04%) Apple iOS
14 25 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 22 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
17 14 (0.45%) SUSE
17 14 (0.45%) Windows XP
18 12 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1228 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
2 580 (18.85%) DevOps
3 490 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
4 405 (13.16%) OO
5 375 (12.19%) TDD
6 371 (12.06%) Scrum
7 359 (11.67%) Configuration Management
8 357 (11.60%) Software Engineering
9 233 (7.57%) Web Development
10 149 (4.84%) BDD
11 146 (4.74%) Test Automation
12 139 (4.52%) Analytics
13 135 (4.39%) Load Balancing
14 133 (4.32%) E-Commerce
15 132 (4.29%) MVC
16 127 (4.13%) SOA
16 127 (4.13%) Kanban
17 121 (3.93%) OOP
18 116 (3.77%) Mentoring
19 114 (3.70%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1138 (36.98%) Java
2 1003 (32.60%) Ruby
3 764 (24.83%) Perl
4 656 (21.32%) SQL
5 604 (19.63%) JavaScript
6 586 (19.04%) C++
7 483 (15.70%) PHP
8 438 (14.23%) Bash Shell
9 333 (10.82%) C#
10 273 (8.87%) Shell Script
11 260 (8.45%) C
12 230 (7.47%) Scala
13 92 (2.99%) PowerShell
14 72 (2.34%) VBA
15 59 (1.92%) R
16 43 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 35 (1.14%) Jython
17 35 (1.14%) VB
17 35 (1.14%) Korn
18 29 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 248 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 185 (6.01%) Degree
3 116 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 89 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 43 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.07%) CCNA
7 31 (1.01%) ISEB
8 30 (0.97%) PhD
9 23 (0.75%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.49%) CCNP
11 14 (0.45%) CISSP
12 12 (0.39%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.29%) RHCT
13 9 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 7 (0.23%) OCPJP
15 6 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (0.16%) GCIA
16 5 (0.16%) RHCE
16 5 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (5.59%) QA
2 18 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.39%) SLA
4 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.065%) Basel III
6 2 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.065%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.065%) DICOM
7 1 (0.032%) JTAG
7 1 (0.032%) HL7
7 1 (0.032%) COBIT
7 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.032%) TickIT
7 1 (0.032%) Basel II
7 1 (0.032%) GPG13
7 1 (0.032%) CRD IV
System Software
1 127 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (1.82%) vCloud
3 46 (1.49%) Docker
4 38 (1.23%) Varnish
5 34 (1.10%) Active Directory
6 30 (0.97%) vSphere
7 28 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
8 27 (0.88%) HDFS
9 21 (0.68%) NFS
10 20 (0.65%) KVM
11 19 (0.62%) VMware ESX
12 18 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.58%) Xen
13 16 (0.52%) Sendmail
14 13 (0.42%) Firmware
14 13 (0.42%) Shibboleth
15 12 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.39%) VirtualBox
16 11 (0.36%) Apache Flume
17 10 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 529 (17.19%) Puppet
2 420 (13.65%) Opscode Chef
3 209 (6.79%) Nagios
4 157 (5.10%) Ansible
5 100 (3.25%) Salt
6 76 (2.47%) ZABBIX
7 74 (2.40%) Graphite
8 50 (1.62%) Vagrant
9 43 (1.40%) Cacti
10 41 (1.33%) Cobbler
11 28 (0.91%) collectd
12 26 (0.84%) Kibana
13 25 (0.81%) Opsview
14 22 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
15 21 (0.68%) SELinux
16 20 (0.65%) HAProxy
16 20 (0.65%) Zenoss
17 17 (0.55%) CFEngine
18 16 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
18 16 (0.52%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 357 (11.60%) Oracle
2 236 (7.67%) Red Hat
3 210 (6.82%) VMware
4 135 (4.39%) Microsoft
5 89 (2.89%) Splunk
6 63 (2.05%) Cisco
7 61 (1.98%) Google
8 58 (1.88%) IBM
9 53 (1.72%) Perforce
9 53 (1.72%) Rackspace
10 39 (1.27%) New Relic
11 38 (1.23%) Sybase
12 37 (1.20%) Zend
13 36 (1.17%) SaltStack
14 35 (1.14%) HP
15 31 (1.01%) F5
16 30 (0.97%) TIBCO
17 25 (0.81%) Remedy
17 25 (0.81%) Percona
18 24 (0.78%) Juniper
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £335.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to 2 year contract
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Solutions - Man Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago