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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 70 83 183
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +100
Contract jobs citing Python 1428 1183 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.47% 2.24% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.72% 5.76% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 872 422
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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 19 25 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.78 £26.60 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £50.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%

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
21248 20521 21617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.87% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13631 13015 12801
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 557 763
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 £15.00 £15.25 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +17 1357 £425 -5.55% 554
London +1 886 £475 - 288
South East +53 170 £345 -8.00% 83
City of London -3 152 £509 +1.75% 104
East of England +5 72 £338 +19.46% 67
North West +42 67 £375 +21.75% 26
Hampshire +11 54 £400 -0.62% 7
South West -37 47 £431 +43.75% 44
Cambridgeshire +19 44 £340 +28.30% 50
Surrey +26 43 £232 +11.92% 19
Cambridge +13 42 £340 +33.33% 44
North East - 42 £388 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 36 £400 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 36 £400 - 6
Yorkshire -13 32 £325 -20.73% 26
Berkshire +18 31 £335 -4.28% 21
Scotland +5 31 £404 -5.00% 16
Manchester +13 30 £375 +15.38% 15
Oxfordshire 0 24 £325 -18.75% 22
West Yorkshire -26 23 £325 -20.73% 13
Gloucestershire 0 22 £450 - 11
East Midlands +18 20 £356 - 10
Cheshire +14 19 £350 +13.63% 6
Southampton +6 19 £400 +22.13% 2
Leeds -23 19 £350 -14.63% 12
Edinburgh +14 18 £420 - 9
Wales -8 18 £338 - 5
South Wales +13 17 £338 - 5
Cheltenham - 17 £450 - 8
Woking - 15 £213 - 4

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1269 (46.36%) Linux
2 1003 (36.65%) Java
3 892 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
4 696 (25.43%) Perl
5 687 (25.10%) Ruby
6 631 (23.05%) SQL
7 630 (23.02%) UNIX
8 579 (21.15%) C++
9 576 (21.04%) JavaScript
10 443 (16.19%) HTML
10 443 (16.19%) PHP
11 438 (16.00%) TDD
12 396 (14.47%) Oracle
13 394 (14.40%) Bash Shell
14 386 (14.10%) DevOps
15 375 (13.70%) Puppet
16 372 (13.59%) C#
17 370 (13.52%) OO
17 370 (13.52%) Scrum
18 368 (13.45%) Windows
19 356 (13.01%) Finance
20 351 (12.82%) Git (software)
21 347 (12.68%) CSS
22 339 (12.39%) MySQL
23 321 (11.73%) Web Services
24 320 (11.69%) Software Engineering
25 310 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
26 309 (11.29%) Django
27 280 (10.23%) Banking
28 278 (10.16%) Apache

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 278 (10.16%) Apache
2 122 (4.46%) WebSphere
3 108 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 97 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 85 (3.11%) Node.js
6 81 (2.96%) nginx
7 63 (2.30%) IIS
8 60 (2.19%) OpenStack
9 48 (1.75%) Apache Pig
10 31 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 29 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
12 27 (0.99%) CMS
13 26 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 26 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
14 24 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
15 23 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
16 20 (0.73%) SharePoint
16 20 (0.73%) ArcGIS
16 20 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 78 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.51%) MS Office
3 12 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.40%) MS Project
5 7 (0.26%) SPSS
6 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.11%) Maya
8 2 (0.073%) Mingle
8 2 (0.073%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.073%) Gephi
8 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.037%) Windchill
9 1 (0.037%) Houdini
9 1 (0.037%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.037%) CATIA
9 1 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 36 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (0.77%) Documaker
4 16 (0.58%) ResourceLink
5 14 (0.51%) Oracle FAH
6 10 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
8 6 (0.22%) Magento
9 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Ubix
9 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.11%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.11%) RMDS
11 2 (0.073%) LabWindows
11 2 (0.073%) Murex MxG2000
12 1 (0.037%) Tridion
12 1 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
12 1 (0.037%) Misys Midas
12 1 (0.037%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 204 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
3 44 (1.61%) Amazon S3
4 43 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (1.50%) SaaS
6 37 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (0.88%) Google App Engine
8 17 (0.62%) GitHub
9 16 (0.58%) IaaS
9 16 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
10 11 (0.40%) PaaS
11 8 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
12 7 (0.26%) ElastiCache
12 7 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.18%) Heroku
14 4 (0.15%) Route 53
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.073%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 209 (7.64%) HTTP
2 131 (4.79%) Internet
3 101 (3.69%) TCP/IP
4 85 (3.11%) SSL
5 75 (2.74%) Firewall
6 68 (2.48%) DNS
7 52 (1.90%) SAN
8 51 (1.86%) Multicast
9 47 (1.72%) LDAP
10 29 (1.06%) SSH
11 25 (0.91%) HTTPS
12 22 (0.80%) SNMP
13 20 (0.73%) NAS
14 19 (0.69%) WAN
15 17 (0.62%) LAN
15 17 (0.62%) Intranet
15 17 (0.62%) DVB
16 16 (0.58%) BGP
16 16 (0.58%) DHCP
17 15 (0.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (12.39%) MySQL
2 190 (6.94%) NoSQL
3 189 (6.91%) Relational Database
4 158 (5.77%) Big Data
5 141 (5.15%) SQL Server
6 134 (4.90%) MongoDB
7 132 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
8 128 (4.68%) Hadoop
9 93 (3.40%) Oracle Database
10 83 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 67 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 65 (2.37%) Apache Hive
13 51 (1.86%) Redis
14 38 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
14 38 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
15 36 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
16 35 (1.28%) Data Mining
17 32 (1.17%) KDB
17 32 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
18 27 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 351 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 258 (9.43%) Subversion
3 219 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 141 (5.15%) JIRA
5 105 (3.84%) Selenium
6 93 (3.40%) Maven
7 84 (3.07%) Hudson
8 80 (2.92%) Cucumber
9 62 (2.27%) Ant
10 48 (1.75%) WebDriver
11 38 (1.39%) ClearCase
12 37 (1.35%) Jasmine
13 36 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 32 (1.17%) JUnit
15 29 (1.06%) TeamCity
16 24 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 23 (0.84%) Eclipse
17 23 (0.84%) jMock
18 21 (0.77%) Visual Studio
19 20 (0.73%) Introscope
General
1 356 (13.01%) Finance
2 280 (10.23%) Banking
3 205 (7.49%) Front Office
4 187 (6.83%) Investment Banking
5 80 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 74 (2.70%) Games
7 52 (1.90%) Publishing
8 38 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.32%) Legal
10 31 (1.13%) Billing
10 31 (1.13%) Marketing
11 29 (1.06%) Retail
12 28 (1.02%) Electronics
13 27 (0.99%) Back Office
14 19 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.69%) Advertising
15 10 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.26%) Automotive
16 7 (0.26%) French Language
17 4 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 1258 (45.96%) Developer
2 501 (18.30%) Python Developer
3 199 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 167 (6.10%) Java Developer
5 162 (5.92%) Software Engineer
6 150 (5.48%) C++ Developer
7 136 (4.97%) Analyst
8 120 (4.38%) Senior Developer
9 116 (4.24%) Python/Django Developer
10 101 (3.69%) Architect
11 88 (3.22%) Administrator
12 86 (3.14%) Linux Engineer
13 75 (2.74%) Tester
13 75 (2.74%) Test Engineer
14 72 (2.63%) Consultant
15 68 (2.48%) Software Developer
16 67 (2.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 65 (2.37%) Web Developer
18 64 (2.34%) Applications Support
19 61 (2.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (16.19%) HTML
2 347 (12.68%) CSS
3 321 (11.73%) Web Services
4 309 (11.29%) Django
5 262 (9.57%) XML
6 214 (7.82%) .NET
7 174 (6.36%) HTML5
8 161 (5.88%) jQuery
9 158 (5.77%) JSON
10 118 (4.31%) REST
11 112 (4.09%) Middleware
12 103 (3.76%) LAMP
13 100 (3.65%) CSS3
14 98 (3.58%) Spring
15 91 (3.32%) AngularJS
16 88 (3.22%) RESTful
17 79 (2.89%) WebSphere MQ
18 76 (2.78%) Ajax
19 70 (2.56%) SOAP
20 64 (2.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 266 (9.72%) Open Source
2 198 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 177 (6.47%) Computer Science
4 158 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 124 (4.53%) Derivative
6 118 (4.31%) Visualisation
7 103 (3.76%) Fixed Income
8 75 (2.74%) Equities
9 68 (2.48%) Clustering
10 58 (2.12%) Mathematics
11 50 (1.83%) User Experience
12 43 (1.57%) Hedge funds
13 40 (1.46%) STB
14 38 (1.39%) Statistics
15 34 (1.24%) Mobile App
16 33 (1.21%) Digital Media
17 31 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
18 30 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
19 29 (1.06%) Management Information System
20 27 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1269 (46.36%) Linux
2 630 (23.02%) UNIX
3 368 (13.45%) Windows
4 198 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 168 (6.14%) CentOS
6 121 (4.42%) Ubuntu
7 99 (3.62%) Mac OS X
8 57 (2.08%) Solaris
9 56 (2.05%) Android
10 50 (1.83%) Debian
11 49 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (1.46%) Apple iOS
14 38 (1.39%) AIX
15 37 (1.35%) SELinux
16 34 (1.24%) Windows 7
17 32 (1.17%) Windows XP
18 16 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
19 13 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
20 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (16.00%) TDD
3 386 (14.10%) DevOps
4 370 (13.52%) Scrum
4 370 (13.52%) OO
5 320 (11.69%) Software Engineering
6 310 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
7 222 (8.11%) Configuration Management
8 221 (8.07%) Web Development
9 214 (7.82%) BDD
10 135 (4.93%) Analytics
11 122 (4.46%) SOA
12 119 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
13 118 (4.31%) Unit Testing
14 115 (4.20%) E-Commerce
15 102 (3.73%) Test Automation
16 101 (3.69%) Pair Programming
17 95 (3.47%) Kanban
18 94 (3.43%) Low Latency
19 89 (3.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1003 (36.65%) Java
2 696 (25.43%) Perl
3 687 (25.10%) Ruby
4 631 (23.05%) SQL
5 579 (21.15%) C++
6 576 (21.04%) JavaScript
7 443 (16.19%) PHP
8 394 (14.40%) Bash Shell
9 372 (13.59%) C#
10 234 (8.55%) C
11 231 (8.44%) Scala
12 220 (8.04%) Shell Script
13 73 (2.67%) PL/SQL
14 72 (2.63%) PowerShell
15 68 (2.48%) R
16 51 (1.86%) Jython
17 39 (1.42%) XQuery
18 38 (1.39%) VBA
19 35 (1.28%) Korn
19 35 (1.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 212 (7.75%) Degree
2 123 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 68 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 50 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 29 (1.06%) ISEB
6 21 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.69%) PhD
8 17 (0.62%) CISSP
9 12 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.26%) CCNA
11 7 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.22%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.22%) HND
13 5 (0.18%) CCIE
13 5 (0.18%) RHCE
13 5 (0.18%) LPIC
14 4 (0.15%) OCPJP
14 4 (0.15%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.22%) QA
2 23 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.55%) SLA
5 7 (0.26%) Basel III
6 6 (0.22%) GPG13
7 5 (0.18%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.073%) JTAG
8 2 (0.073%) Basel II
8 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.037%) COBIT
9 1 (0.037%) HL7
9 1 (0.037%) TickIT
9 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.037%) DO-160
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 94 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
3 51 (1.86%) vCloud
4 43 (1.57%) Active Directory
5 30 (1.10%) Varnish
6 23 (0.84%) NFS
7 20 (0.73%) Xen
8 17 (0.62%) VMware Server
9 16 (0.58%) VMware ESX
10 14 (0.51%) Docker
11 13 (0.47%) Snort
12 11 (0.40%) Samba
12 11 (0.40%) vSphere
13 10 (0.37%) KVM
14 9 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.26%) HDFS
15 7 (0.26%) NDS
16 6 (0.22%) Squid
16 6 (0.22%) qmail
16 6 (0.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 375 (13.70%) Puppet
2 265 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
3 163 (5.96%) Nagios
4 64 (2.34%) Salt
5 51 (1.86%) Ansible
6 50 (1.83%) Cacti
7 49 (1.79%) ZABBIX
8 41 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
9 32 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
10 29 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
11 27 (0.99%) Vagrant
12 26 (0.95%) Zenoss
13 23 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 15 (0.55%) Kibana
14 15 (0.55%) Opsview
15 13 (0.47%) Graylog2
15 13 (0.47%) Tivoli
15 13 (0.47%) BladeLogic
16 12 (0.44%) SCOM
16 12 (0.44%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 396 (14.47%) Oracle
2 264 (9.65%) Red Hat
3 164 (5.99%) VMware
4 112 (4.09%) Microsoft
5 106 (3.87%) IBM
6 87 (3.18%) Splunk
7 54 (1.97%) Remedy
8 49 (1.79%) Google
9 45 (1.64%) Rackspace
10 43 (1.57%) Sybase
11 41 (1.50%) TIBCO
12 39 (1.42%) Cisco
13 37 (1.35%) HP
14 33 (1.21%) Perforce
15 32 (1.17%) webMethods
15 32 (1.17%) SAP
15 32 (1.17%) Software AG
16 30 (1.10%) Reuters
16 30 (1.10%) New Relic
17 29 (1.06%) Percona
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