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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 45 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 2379 1570 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.40% 2.73% 2.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.00% 7.16% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1056 953
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 £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 31 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £22.12 £24.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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
21629 21916 20715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.01% 38.10% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14833 14722 13118
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 495 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £63.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +24 2232 £475 +5.55% 801
London +26 1461 £500 +5.26% 440
South East +64 342 £450 +13.92% 112
City of London +29 271 £500 - 114
Scotland +44 118 £321 -14.40% 15
East of England +20 105 £425 +6.25% 70
Yorkshire +11 88 £430 +4.24% 39
Surrey +30 86 £450 +5.88% 17
South West +9 80 £425 +1.19% 61
Edinburgh +34 78 £363 -7.93% 8
West Yorkshire +9 71 £425 +6.25% 34
Leeds +10 69 £428 +6.87% 27
Berkshire +10 61 £500 +25.00% 32
North West -20 60 £450 +8.17% 35
Hampshire +33 54 £405 +10.58% 25
Oxfordshire +19 54 £400 -23.07% 19
Cambridgeshire +11 51 £440 +10.00% 54
West Midlands -4 42 £400 - 22
Buckinghamshire +42 37 £375 -10.44% 3
Oxford +17 37 £390 -22.77% 10
North East -36 37 £413 -13.15% 5
Manchester -9 36 £475 +31.03% 31
Cambridge +8 35 £430 +7.50% 51
Gloucestershire 0 35 £450 +5.88% 21
Hertfordshire +12 28 £400 -5.88% 9
Tyne and Wear -50 28 £375 -21.05% 5
Milton Keynes +30 26 £375 -3.22% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 26 £413 -13.15% 5
Reading -3 23 £388 -3.12% 16
Bristol -5 21 £400 +23.07% 16

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 2284 (48.97%) Linux
2 1818 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 1736 (37.22%) Java
4 1391 (29.82%) DevOps
5 1360 (29.16%) Ruby
6 1124 (24.10%) Puppet
7 1069 (22.92%) Perl
8 991 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
8 991 (21.25%) Jenkins
9 959 (20.56%) JavaScript
10 923 (19.79%) Amazon AWS
11 865 (18.55%) SQL
12 831 (17.82%) Git (software)
13 826 (17.71%) Bash Shell
14 788 (16.90%) Unix
15 778 (16.68%) Opscode Chef
16 727 (15.59%) Ansible
17 709 (15.20%) Finance
18 677 (14.52%) Open Source
19 651 (13.96%) HTML
20 641 (13.74%) C++
21 579 (12.41%) Scrum
22 575 (12.33%) TDD
23 568 (12.18%) Configuration Management
24 563 (12.07%) MySQL
25 518 (11.11%) Docker
26 510 (10.93%) Windows
27 507 (10.87%) CSS
28 474 (10.16%) Oracle
29 466 (9.99%) JIRA

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
1 421 (9.03%) Apache
2 333 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 231 (4.95%) Apache Spark
4 215 (4.61%) OpenStack
5 204 (4.37%) Confluence
6 184 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
7 182 (3.90%) nginx
8 166 (3.56%) WebSphere
9 121 (2.59%) WebLogic
10 111 (2.38%) SAS
11 106 (2.27%) JBoss
12 96 (2.06%) IIS
13 91 (1.95%) GeoServer
14 64 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
15 61 (1.31%) Apache Pig
16 53 (1.14%) Jetty
17 46 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
18 32 (0.69%) CMS
19 30 (0.64%) Drupal
20 25 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 108 (2.32%) MS Excel
2 44 (0.94%) MS Office
3 29 (0.62%) SPSS
4 21 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (0.43%) HipChat
6 13 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.15%) Stata
9 5 (0.11%) Mathematica
9 5 (0.11%) Simulink
10 3 (0.064%) Mingle
11 2 (0.043%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.043%) InVision
11 2 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.021%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 20 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.30%) RMDS
3 11 (0.24%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.24%) Magento
4 4 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.086%) Unica
5 3 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.064%) Eikon
5 3 (0.064%) Odoo
5 3 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.043%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.043%) Documaker
6 2 (0.043%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.043%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.021%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.021%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.021%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.021%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 923 (19.79%) Amazon AWS
2 230 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 196 (4.20%) PaaS
4 144 (3.09%) IaaS
5 139 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 133 (2.85%) GitHub
7 127 (2.72%) SaaS
8 115 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
9 106 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
10 81 (1.74%) Amazon S3
11 49 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
12 38 (0.81%) Heroku
13 31 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (0.51%) Route 53
15 23 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 22 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 21 (0.45%) Google App Engine
17 21 (0.45%) Google Apps
18 20 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 19 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 349 (7.48%) HTTP
2 275 (5.90%) TCP/IP
3 261 (5.60%) DNS
4 219 (4.70%) Firewall
5 144 (3.09%) SSL
6 131 (2.81%) LDAP
7 117 (2.51%) VPN
8 97 (2.08%) Internet
9 64 (1.37%) DHCP
10 59 (1.27%) FTP
11 55 (1.18%) SAN
12 45 (0.96%) IPsec
12 45 (0.96%) Network Security
13 44 (0.94%) WAN
14 43 (0.92%) LAN
15 40 (0.86%) Kerberos
16 39 (0.84%) NAS
17 38 (0.81%) SMTP
18 33 (0.71%) SSH
19 32 (0.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (12.07%) MySQL
2 404 (8.66%) PostgreSQL
3 389 (8.34%) MongoDB
4 368 (7.89%) NoSQL
5 340 (7.29%) Hadoop
6 328 (7.03%) Big Data
7 285 (6.11%) Relational Database
8 248 (5.32%) SQL Server
9 153 (3.28%) Apache Hive
10 118 (2.53%) Oracle Database
11 107 (2.29%) GIS
12 91 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 90 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
14 86 (1.84%) RDBMS
15 83 (1.78%) Redis
16 79 (1.69%) HBase
17 62 (1.33%) DB2
18 59 (1.27%) Data Mining
19 52 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
20 35 (0.75%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 991 (21.25%) Jenkins
2 831 (17.82%) Git (software)
3 466 (9.99%) JIRA
4 399 (8.55%) Subversion
5 257 (5.51%) Selenium
6 221 (4.74%) Maven
7 194 (4.16%) Cucumber
8 153 (3.28%) TeamCity
9 150 (3.22%) JUnit
10 142 (3.04%) Vagrant
11 128 (2.74%) Hudson
12 119 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
13 116 (2.49%) Gradle
14 110 (2.36%) Ant
15 105 (2.25%) Artifactory
16 88 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 83 (1.78%) WebDriver
18 79 (1.69%) Travis CI
19 71 (1.52%) JBehave
20 58 (1.24%) SonarQube
General
1 709 (15.20%) Finance
2 324 (6.95%) Banking
3 143 (3.07%) Retail
4 119 (2.55%) Front Office
5 108 (2.32%) Investment Banking
6 102 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 94 (2.02%) Marketing
8 53 (1.14%) Games
9 43 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 37 (0.79%) Publishing
11 34 (0.73%) Electronics
12 29 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.58%) Back Office
14 24 (0.51%) Advertising
14 24 (0.51%) Law
15 22 (0.47%) French Language
16 19 (0.41%) Legal
17 16 (0.34%) German Language
18 14 (0.30%) Military
19 7 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1710 (36.66%) Developer
2 850 (18.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 682 (14.62%) Python Developer
4 369 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
5 318 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 266 (5.70%) Analyst
7 238 (5.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 212 (4.55%) Architect
9 205 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
10 201 (4.31%) Senior Developer
11 192 (4.12%) AWS DevOps
12 182 (3.90%) Administrator
13 174 (3.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 140 (3.00%) Data Scientist
15 137 (2.94%) C++ Developer
16 136 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
17 125 (2.68%) Scala Developer
18 119 (2.55%) Test Engineer
19 115 (2.47%) Systems Administrator
20 113 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 651 (13.96%) HTML
2 507 (10.87%) CSS
3 457 (9.80%) Django
4 447 (9.58%) Web Services
5 341 (7.31%) REST
6 329 (7.05%) AngularJS
7 321 (6.88%) HTML5
8 317 (6.80%) JSON
9 266 (5.70%) Node.js
10 217 (4.65%) CSS3
11 213 (4.57%) .NET
12 207 (4.44%) XML
13 205 (4.40%) RESTful
14 200 (4.29%) LAMP
15 198 (4.25%) Spring
16 164 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
17 145 (3.11%) jQuery
18 144 (3.09%) Ruby on Rails
19 139 (2.98%) Flask
20 129 (2.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 326 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 160 (3.43%) Algorithms
4 151 (3.24%) Visualisation
5 139 (2.98%) User Experience
6 131 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 127 (2.72%) Mathematics
8 124 (2.66%) Statistics
9 111 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 99 (2.12%) Public Cloud
11 87 (1.87%) Clustering
12 86 (1.84%) Derivative
13 81 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
14 72 (1.54%) Private Cloud
15 70 (1.50%) Management Information System
16 69 (1.48%) Fixed Income
17 57 (1.22%) Hedge funds
18 49 (1.05%) Mobile App
19 43 (0.92%) Data Structures
19 43 (0.92%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2284 (48.97%) Linux
2 788 (16.90%) Unix
3 510 (10.93%) Windows
4 319 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 202 (4.33%) CentOS
6 154 (3.30%) Ubuntu
7 107 (2.29%) Windows Server
8 88 (1.89%) AIX
9 85 (1.82%) Solaris
10 68 (1.46%) Android
11 63 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 57 (1.22%) Apple iOS
13 48 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 47 (1.01%) Debian
15 29 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (0.56%) VMS
17 24 (0.51%) SUSE
18 22 (0.47%) Mac OS
19 20 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 16 (0.34%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1818 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1391 (29.82%) DevOps
3 991 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
4 677 (14.52%) Open Source
5 579 (12.41%) Scrum
6 575 (12.33%) TDD
7 568 (12.18%) Configuration Management
8 374 (8.02%) Software Engineering
9 358 (7.68%) BDD
10 332 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
11 309 (6.63%) OO
12 301 (6.45%) Analytics
13 275 (5.90%) Web Development
14 255 (5.47%) ITIL
15 251 (5.38%) E-Commerce
16 231 (4.95%) High Availability
17 216 (4.63%) Automated Testing
18 215 (4.61%) SDLC
19 171 (3.67%) Test Automation
20 170 (3.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1736 (37.22%) Java
2 1360 (29.16%) Ruby
3 1069 (22.92%) Perl
4 959 (20.56%) JavaScript
5 865 (18.55%) SQL
6 826 (17.71%) Bash Shell
7 641 (13.74%) C++
8 454 (9.73%) Scala
9 439 (9.41%) PHP
10 414 (8.88%) C#
11 376 (8.06%) PowerShell
12 365 (7.83%) Shell Script
13 286 (6.13%) R
14 276 (5.92%) C
15 165 (3.54%) Go
16 100 (2.14%) MATLAB
17 81 (1.74%) PL/SQL
18 74 (1.59%) Korn
19 73 (1.57%) VBA
20 61 (1.31%) Jython
Qualifications
1 394 (8.45%) Degree
2 367 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 198 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 105 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 99 (2.12%) PhD
6 61 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 60 (1.29%) CISSP
8 47 (1.01%) ISEB
8 47 (1.01%) ISTQB
9 46 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (0.75%) CCNP
11 32 (0.69%) CCNA
11 32 (0.69%) CEH
12 30 (0.64%) RHCE
13 26 (0.56%) CISM
14 24 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 22 (0.47%) GIAC
17 19 (0.41%) CHECK Team Member
18 18 (0.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (3.69%) QA
2 65 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (0.77%) WCAG
4 27 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.36%) SDET
8 16 (0.34%) SLA
9 5 (0.11%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.064%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.064%) JTAG
10 3 (0.064%) MISRA
10 3 (0.064%) WAI
11 2 (0.043%) Basel III
11 2 (0.043%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.043%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.043%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.021%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.021%) DO-254
System Software
1 518 (11.11%) Docker
2 258 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (3.00%) Active Directory
4 92 (1.97%) vSphere
5 61 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 56 (1.20%) HDFS
7 50 (1.07%) Apache Flume
8 44 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (0.90%) Hyper-V
9 42 (0.90%) KVM
10 41 (0.88%) vCloud
10 41 (0.88%) Xen
11 35 (0.75%) GlusterFS
11 35 (0.75%) NFS
12 27 (0.58%) iptables
13 23 (0.49%) GFS2
13 23 (0.49%) OCFS2
14 21 (0.45%) Ceph
15 19 (0.41%) Samba
15 19 (0.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1124 (24.10%) Puppet
2 778 (16.68%) Opscode Chef
3 727 (15.59%) Ansible
4 188 (4.03%) Nagios
5 100 (2.14%) logstash
5 100 (2.14%) Terraform
6 94 (2.02%) Kibana
7 88 (1.89%) Kubernetes
8 71 (1.52%) HAProxy
9 64 (1.37%) Salt
10 57 (1.22%) ZABBIX
11 52 (1.11%) Packer
12 48 (1.03%) SCCM
13 40 (0.86%) Mesos
14 38 (0.81%) CFEngine
14 38 (0.81%) Control-M
15 32 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
16 31 (0.66%) Grafana
17 28 (0.60%) Graphite
17 28 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 474 (10.16%) Oracle
2 399 (8.55%) VMware
3 351 (7.53%) Red Hat
4 197 (4.22%) Google
5 194 (4.16%) Splunk
6 191 (4.10%) Microsoft
7 157 (3.37%) IBM
8 117 (2.51%) Atlassian
9 110 (2.36%) HP
10 107 (2.29%) Cisco
11 86 (1.84%) ESRI
12 68 (1.46%) Tableau
13 66 (1.42%) SaltStack
14 65 (1.39%) EMC
15 63 (1.35%) Cloudera
16 56 (1.20%) Rackspace
17 48 (1.03%) F5
18 45 (0.96%) Informatica
19 43 (0.92%) CheckPoint
20 40 (0.86%) TIBCO
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