The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 44 62 90
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +28
Contract jobs citing Python 2299 1666 1166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.21% 3.06% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.94% 8.14% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1156 825
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 17
Median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £25.10 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £52.19 £45.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%

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
21012 20476 19711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.52% 37.63% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14472 13578 13015
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 422 459
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

Python
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 2116 £475 +5.55% 832
London +14 1277 £500 - 486
South East +16 326 £438 +16.66% 134
City of London +30 194 £475 - 113
Yorkshire +17 138 £450 +28.57% 44
Scotland +36 129 £381 -4.68% 29
North West +8 101 £423 -19.52% 36
South West +14 99 £425 -2.85% 51
East of England +39 97 £463 +23.33% 47
West Yorkshire -3 96 £400 +14.28% 35
Leeds -9 84 £450 +28.57% 33
West Sussex +35 83 £425 - 1
Edinburgh +30 82 £400 - 11
Berkshire +6 73 £450 +28.57% 35
Worthing - 68 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +23 62 £463 +23.33% 38
Hampshire -10 53 £400 +12.28% 25
Manchester +11 47 £413 -2.94% 29
Cambridge +11 42 £475 +26.66% 38
Surrey -15 42 £450 +28.11% 27
South Yorkshire +25 37 £500 - 6
Cheshire -21 32 £440 -30.98% 3
North East -35 30 £475 +6.74% 4
Devon +18 29 £425 -15.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 29 £463 +3.93% 1
Tyne and Wear -38 29 £463 +3.93% 3
Sheffield +5 27 £500 -9.09% 5
Reading -2 26 £450 +28.57% 23
Gloucestershire -11 26 £444 -3.11% 17
Buckinghamshire +17 25 £363 -9.37% 7

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Python.

1 2162 (49.67%) Linux
2 1745 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1690 (38.82%) Java
4 1224 (28.12%) Ruby
5 1125 (25.84%) DevOps
6 1084 (24.90%) JavaScript
7 1058 (24.31%) Perl
8 964 (22.15%) Puppet
9 892 (20.49%) SQL
10 879 (20.19%) Unix
11 841 (19.32%) Git (software)
12 821 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
13 817 (18.77%) Jenkins
14 794 (18.24%) Bash Shell
15 788 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
16 751 (17.25%) HTML
17 716 (16.45%) C++
18 693 (15.92%) Finance
19 623 (14.31%) Configuration Management
20 612 (14.06%) CSS
21 596 (13.69%) Opscode Chef
22 582 (13.37%) Open Source
23 553 (12.70%) Windows
24 531 (12.20%) TDD
25 528 (12.13%) Scrum
26 509 (11.69%) Web Services
27 500 (11.49%) Ansible
28 482 (11.07%) MySQL
29 480 (11.03%) Oracle
30 467 (10.73%) Scala

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 344 (7.90%) Apache
2 280 (6.43%) Tomcat
3 271 (6.23%) Node.js
4 216 (4.96%) OpenStack
5 190 (4.36%) Confluence
6 183 (4.20%) Apache Spark
7 174 (4.00%) nginx
8 150 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
9 119 (2.73%) SAS
10 103 (2.37%) WebSphere
11 98 (2.25%) JBoss
12 93 (2.14%) IIS
13 86 (1.98%) WebLogic
14 73 (1.68%) Jetty
15 70 (1.61%) GeoServer
16 68 (1.56%) Apache Pig
17 59 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
18 47 (1.08%) CMS
19 42 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
20 23 (0.53%) uWSGI
Applications
1 112 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 42 (0.96%) MS Office
3 33 (0.76%) SPSS
4 24 (0.55%) HipChat
5 19 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.092%) Simulink
10 3 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.046%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.046%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.046%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.046%) GIMP
11 2 (0.046%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.046%) Weka
12 1 (0.023%) Mingle
12 1 (0.023%) MODO
Business Applications
1 15 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.21%) BigMachines
3 9 (0.21%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.21%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.18%) Front Arena
4 8 (0.18%) OpenText Process Suite
5 6 (0.14%) Magento
6 4 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.092%) RMDS
7 3 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.069%) Eikon
8 2 (0.046%) Endur
8 2 (0.046%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.046%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.023%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.023%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 788 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (3.29%) IaaS
4 136 (3.12%) SaaS
5 133 (3.06%) PaaS
6 129 (2.96%) GitHub
7 105 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
8 101 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
9 96 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 61 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 59 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 32 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 31 (0.71%) Heroku
14 27 (0.62%) Google App Engine
15 26 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
16 25 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
16 25 (0.57%) Route 53
17 24 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 22 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 20 (0.46%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 404 (9.28%) HTTP
2 264 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 225 (5.17%) DNS
4 180 (4.14%) Firewall
5 138 (3.17%) LDAP
6 129 (2.96%) SSL
7 123 (2.83%) Internet
8 71 (1.63%) SAN
9 62 (1.42%) VPN
10 55 (1.26%) FTP
11 52 (1.19%) DHCP
12 51 (1.17%) SMTP
13 42 (0.96%) NAS
14 39 (0.90%) LAN
15 38 (0.87%) WAN
16 36 (0.83%) HTTPS
17 34 (0.78%) SNMP
17 34 (0.78%) SSH
18 32 (0.74%) IPsec
19 31 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 482 (11.07%) MySQL
2 419 (9.63%) NoSQL
3 391 (8.98%) MongoDB
4 342 (7.86%) Hadoop
5 336 (7.72%) Big Data
6 313 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
7 287 (6.59%) Relational Database
8 241 (5.54%) SQL Server
9 166 (3.81%) Apache Hive
10 136 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 109 (2.50%) Redis
12 103 (2.37%) Oracle Database
13 93 (2.14%) GIS
14 82 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
14 82 (1.88%) HBase
15 80 (1.84%) RDBMS
16 61 (1.40%) Data Mining
17 56 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
18 41 (0.94%) KDB
19 39 (0.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 841 (19.32%) Git (software)
2 817 (18.77%) Jenkins
3 434 (9.97%) Subversion
4 419 (9.63%) JIRA
5 247 (5.67%) Maven
6 222 (5.10%) Selenium
7 175 (4.02%) JUnit
8 169 (3.88%) Cucumber
9 137 (3.15%) Hudson
10 122 (2.80%) Ant
11 119 (2.73%) Vagrant
12 95 (2.18%) TeamCity
13 86 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 85 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
15 84 (1.93%) Gradle
16 68 (1.56%) Artifactory
17 62 (1.42%) ClearCase
18 53 (1.22%) JMeter
19 51 (1.17%) GitLab
20 48 (1.10%) JBehave
General
1 693 (15.92%) Finance
2 304 (6.98%) Banking
3 117 (2.69%) Front Office
4 97 (2.23%) Marketing
4 97 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 94 (2.16%) Retail
6 93 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 54 (1.24%) Games
8 41 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 37 (0.85%) Publishing
10 30 (0.69%) Law
11 25 (0.57%) Electronics
12 20 (0.46%) Legal
12 20 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.39%) Back Office
14 16 (0.37%) Advertising
15 8 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.16%) Local Government
17 6 (0.14%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1784 (40.98%) Developer
2 695 (15.97%) Python Developer
3 692 (15.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 334 (7.67%) Linux Engineer
5 325 (7.47%) Java Developer
6 249 (5.72%) Analyst
7 207 (4.76%) Architect
8 202 (4.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 183 (4.20%) Senior Developer
10 161 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
11 158 (3.63%) Administrator
12 147 (3.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 137 (3.15%) Scala Developer
14 133 (3.06%) Software Engineer
15 125 (2.87%) Data Scientist
16 124 (2.85%) C++ Developer
17 122 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
18 115 (2.64%) JavaScript Developer
19 103 (2.37%) Consultant
20 96 (2.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 751 (17.25%) HTML
2 612 (14.06%) CSS
3 509 (11.69%) Web Services
4 403 (9.26%) Django
5 344 (7.90%) REST
6 341 (7.83%) AngularJS
7 325 (7.47%) HTML5
8 298 (6.85%) .NET
9 261 (6.00%) JSON
10 233 (5.35%) Spring
11 226 (5.19%) jQuery
11 226 (5.19%) RESTful
12 216 (4.96%) CSS3
13 192 (4.41%) XML
14 165 (3.79%) LAMP
15 153 (3.51%) Ruby on Rails
16 148 (3.40%) Ajax
17 126 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
18 108 (2.48%) Middleware
19 105 (2.41%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 296 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (5.70%) Computer Science
3 179 (4.11%) Visualisation
4 124 (2.85%) User Experience
5 123 (2.83%) Algorithms
6 115 (2.64%) Data Centre
6 115 (2.64%) Mathematics
7 109 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 102 (2.34%) Statistics
9 84 (1.93%) Derivative
10 80 (1.84%) Clustering
11 75 (1.72%) Management Information System
12 71 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
13 67 (1.54%) Fixed Income
14 61 (1.40%) Fintech
15 57 (1.31%) Public Cloud
16 52 (1.19%) Mobile App
17 48 (1.10%) Private Cloud
18 42 (0.96%) Hedge funds
19 37 (0.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2162 (49.67%) Linux
2 879 (20.19%) Unix
3 553 (12.70%) Windows
4 332 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 170 (3.91%) CentOS
6 142 (3.26%) Windows Server
7 122 (2.80%) Ubuntu
8 118 (2.71%) Mac OS X
9 77 (1.77%) Solaris
10 74 (1.70%) AIX
11 63 (1.45%) Debian
12 56 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 54 (1.24%) Mac OS
14 41 (0.94%) Android
15 32 (0.74%) VMS
16 30 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 27 (0.62%) Apple iOS
18 25 (0.57%) CoreOS
19 24 (0.55%) SUSE
20 21 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1745 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1125 (25.84%) DevOps
3 821 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
4 623 (14.31%) Configuration Management
5 582 (13.37%) Open Source
6 531 (12.20%) TDD
7 528 (12.13%) Scrum
8 389 (8.94%) Software Engineering
9 344 (7.90%) OO
10 299 (6.87%) Analytics
11 267 (6.13%) Web Development
12 249 (5.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 236 (5.42%) BDD
14 210 (4.82%) Automated Testing
15 199 (4.57%) ITIL
16 198 (4.55%) SDLC
17 195 (4.48%) High Availability
18 191 (4.39%) Unit Testing
19 185 (4.25%) Responsive Web Design
20 178 (4.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1690 (38.82%) Java
2 1224 (28.12%) Ruby
3 1084 (24.90%) JavaScript
4 1058 (24.31%) Perl
5 892 (20.49%) SQL
6 794 (18.24%) Bash Shell
7 716 (16.45%) C++
8 467 (10.73%) Scala
9 459 (10.54%) C#
10 391 (8.98%) PHP
11 387 (8.89%) Shell Script
12 360 (8.27%) PowerShell
13 299 (6.87%) C
14 241 (5.54%) R
15 161 (3.70%) Go
16 95 (2.18%) MATLAB
17 77 (1.77%) PL/SQL
18 74 (1.70%) Groovy
19 64 (1.47%) Korn
20 62 (1.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 388 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 342 (7.86%) Degree
3 201 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 119 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 70 (1.61%) PhD
6 57 (1.31%) ISTQB
7 45 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 42 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (0.85%) ISEB
10 36 (0.83%) CISSP
11 28 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (0.60%) AWS Certification
12 26 (0.60%) CCNP
13 25 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 21 (0.48%) CCNA
14 21 (0.48%) CEH
14 21 (0.48%) RHCE
15 20 (0.46%) GIAC
15 20 (0.46%) MCSE
16 15 (0.34%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (4.62%) QA
2 77 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 41 (0.94%) SLA
4 22 (0.51%) WCAG
5 17 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.28%) FedRAMP
9 5 (0.11%) MiFID
9 5 (0.11%) OIPF
10 4 (0.092%) SDET
11 3 (0.069%) WAI
12 2 (0.046%) GPG13
12 2 (0.046%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.046%) ISO20022
13 1 (0.023%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.023%) DO-254
13 1 (0.023%) ISO13485
13 1 (0.023%) ISO27002
13 1 (0.023%) RMADS
System Software
1 391 (8.98%) Docker
2 225 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (3.01%) Active Directory
4 88 (2.02%) vSphere
5 57 (1.31%) KVM
6 52 (1.19%) NFS
7 39 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (0.85%) vCloud
9 36 (0.83%) Xen
10 33 (0.76%) Apache Flume
11 32 (0.74%) HDFS
12 31 (0.71%) Hyper-V
12 31 (0.71%) Samba
13 30 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 28 (0.64%) Squid
15 27 (0.62%) GlusterFS
16 25 (0.57%) Ceph
17 23 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 23 (0.53%) VMware ESX
18 22 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 964 (22.15%) Puppet
2 596 (13.69%) Opscode Chef
3 500 (11.49%) Ansible
4 192 (4.41%) Nagios
5 135 (3.10%) logstash
6 86 (1.98%) Kibana
7 81 (1.86%) Graphite
8 75 (1.72%) Kubernetes
9 73 (1.68%) Salt
10 66 (1.52%) HAProxy
11 53 (1.22%) Terraform
12 51 (1.17%) SCCM
13 49 (1.13%) ZABBIX
14 44 (1.01%) Cacti
15 39 (0.90%) Grafana
16 36 (0.83%) Cobbler
17 30 (0.69%) Packer
17 30 (0.69%) Tivoli
18 27 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
18 27 (0.62%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 480 (11.03%) Oracle
2 417 (9.58%) VMware
3 366 (8.41%) Red Hat
4 190 (4.36%) Splunk
5 188 (4.32%) Microsoft
6 170 (3.91%) Google
7 131 (3.01%) IBM
8 114 (2.62%) Cisco
9 106 (2.44%) HP
10 85 (1.95%) Atlassian
11 75 (1.72%) Tableau
12 51 (1.17%) F5
13 50 (1.15%) ESRI
14 47 (1.08%) EMC
15 46 (1.06%) CA
15 46 (1.06%) Cloudera
16 43 (0.99%) Veritas
17 41 (0.94%) Sybase
18 40 (0.92%) Dell
19 39 (0.90%) Citrix
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