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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 67 72 92
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +20
Contract jobs citing Python 1609 1354 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.83% 2.47% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.48% 6.69% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 973 748
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 28
Average hourly rate £40.50 £27.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.27% -19.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.23 £17.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.16 £40.00 £50.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+57.00% -23.07%

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
21504 20227 19528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.77% 36.96% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14438 12937 12079
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 414 560
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +7 1506 £450 +5.88% 780
London +3 924 £475 - 444
City of London 0 216 £500 -5.88% 128
South East +10 199 £375 +7.14% 115
East of England +31 92 £400 +3.22% 87
South West +14 78 £400 -0.24% 43
North West -16 72 £368 -22.22% 28
Yorkshire -8 70 £395 +77.52% 27
West Yorkshire -7 62 £375 +66.66% 19
Scotland +35 60 £389 +3.66% 44
Leeds -14 56 £375 +66.66% 17
Cambridgeshire +4 55 £388 - 67
Berkshire +30 54 £400 +33.33% 25
Surrey -2 48 £339 +69.37% 24
Cambridge -1 44 £388 - 65
North East +2 43 £448 +19.33% 6
Gloucestershire +2 42 £425 -5.55% 13
Tyne and Wear +3 41 £448 +11.87% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 41 £448 +11.87% 4
Reading +21 40 £400 +18.51% 19
Edinburgh +27 39 £390 -9.82% 29
Cheshire +9 39 £374 -26.71% 7
Hampshire -31 31 £366 -8.43% 21
Hertfordshire +11 25 £413 -8.33% 11
Oxfordshire -7 25 £375 - 15
Bristol -4 22 £325 +5.60% 15
Manchester -8 22 £363 -14.70% 16
Warrington -5 18 £650 +26.21%
Wales +11 17 £399 - 6
East Sussex +5 17 £300 - 3

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1523 (46.55%) Linux
2 1203 (36.77%) Java
3 1099 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
4 854 (26.10%) Perl
5 765 (23.38%) Ruby
6 718 (21.94%) SQL
7 696 (21.27%) UNIX
8 683 (20.87%) JavaScript
9 632 (19.32%) DevOps
10 618 (18.89%) Puppet
11 552 (16.87%) C++
12 533 (16.29%) Jenkins
13 528 (16.14%) Git (software)
14 527 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
15 517 (15.80%) Finance
16 500 (15.28%) Opscode Chef
17 493 (15.07%) Bash Shell
18 468 (14.30%) Amazon AWS
18 468 (14.30%) Windows
19 450 (13.75%) Oracle
20 449 (13.72%) TDD
21 432 (13.20%) Configuration Management
22 420 (12.84%) HTML
23 369 (11.28%) PHP
24 362 (11.06%) MySQL
25 347 (10.61%) Banking
26 322 (9.84%) Web Services
27 313 (9.57%) Django
28 312 (9.54%) Subversion
29 308 (9.41%) VMware

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 266 (8.13%) Apache
2 178 (5.44%) Tomcat
3 161 (4.92%) Node.js
4 139 (4.25%) OpenStack
5 98 (3.00%) Confluence
6 87 (2.66%) WebSphere
7 86 (2.63%) IIS
8 83 (2.54%) nginx
9 82 (2.51%) JBoss
10 52 (1.59%) Apache Pig
11 51 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
12 49 (1.50%) SAS
13 47 (1.44%) Apache Spark
14 42 (1.28%) WebLogic
15 29 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
16 25 (0.76%) Drupal
16 25 (0.76%) Jetty
17 22 (0.67%) CMS
18 20 (0.61%) Oracle Spatial
19 17 (0.52%) Zope
Applications
1 63 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (0.58%) MS Office
4 12 (0.37%) Maya
5 11 (0.34%) SPSS
6 7 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.15%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.092%) Mathematica
9 3 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.092%) Maple
9 3 (0.092%) LaTeX
10 2 (0.061%) MODO
10 2 (0.061%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.061%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.061%) MS Project
11 1 (0.031%) Weka
11 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (0.43%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.37%) Odoo
3 10 (0.31%) Front Arena
4 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.18%) Magento
5 6 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.061%) RMDS
8 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.061%) Cordys
8 2 (0.061%) Summit
8 2 (0.061%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.061%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.031%) Documaker
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.031%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.031%) Unica
9 1 (0.031%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 468 (14.30%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
4 64 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (1.83%) IaaS
6 53 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (1.31%) GitHub
8 39 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 38 (1.16%) PaaS
10 37 (1.13%) Heroku
11 28 (0.86%) SaaS
12 22 (0.67%) Amazon S3
13 18 (0.55%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
14 16 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
16 12 (0.37%) Google Analytics
16 12 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
17 10 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 156 (4.77%) HTTP
2 150 (4.58%) Firewall
3 142 (4.34%) Internet
4 137 (4.19%) DNS
5 132 (4.03%) TCP/IP
6 112 (3.42%) SSL
7 88 (2.69%) LDAP
8 68 (2.08%) SAN
9 63 (1.93%) VPN
10 56 (1.71%) LAN
11 45 (1.38%) DHCP
12 43 (1.31%) WAN
13 37 (1.13%) Wireless
14 35 (1.07%) SMTP
15 31 (0.95%) SSH
16 29 (0.89%) Wireshark
17 26 (0.79%) SNMP
18 24 (0.73%) NAS
19 22 (0.67%) BGP
20 21 (0.64%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (11.06%) MySQL
2 287 (8.77%) MongoDB
3 260 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
4 256 (7.82%) Hadoop
5 245 (7.49%) Relational Database
6 226 (6.91%) SQL Server
7 215 (6.57%) NoSQL
8 168 (5.13%) Big Data
9 111 (3.39%) RDBMS
10 99 (3.03%) Redis
11 95 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 72 (2.20%) Apache Hive
13 69 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
14 52 (1.59%) Oracle Database
15 51 (1.56%) Data Mining
16 50 (1.53%) HBase
17 42 (1.28%) DB2
18 37 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.64%) QlikView
20 19 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 533 (16.29%) Jenkins
2 528 (16.14%) Git (software)
3 312 (9.54%) Subversion
4 222 (6.78%) JIRA
5 177 (5.41%) Maven
6 141 (4.31%) Selenium
7 121 (3.70%) Ant
8 107 (3.27%) Hudson
9 88 (2.69%) Cucumber
10 78 (2.38%) TeamCity
11 75 (2.29%) JUnit
12 71 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 61 (1.86%) ClearCase
14 57 (1.74%) Gradle
15 53 (1.62%) Mercurial
16 51 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
17 48 (1.47%) Gerrit
18 45 (1.38%) Artifactory
19 40 (1.22%) WebDriver
19 40 (1.22%) JMeter
General
1 517 (15.80%) Finance
2 347 (10.61%) Banking
3 230 (7.03%) Front Office
4 216 (6.60%) Investment Banking
5 103 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 67 (2.05%) Retail
7 55 (1.68%) Games
8 43 (1.31%) Publishing
9 40 (1.22%) Marketing
10 35 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.86%) Electronics
12 21 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.61%) Back Office
13 20 (0.61%) Legal
14 13 (0.40%) Military
15 10 (0.31%) Advertising
16 9 (0.28%) French Language
17 8 (0.24%) German Language
18 7 (0.21%) Billing
19 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1314 (40.16%) Developer
2 458 (14.00%) Python Developer
3 364 (11.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 232 (7.09%) Java Developer
5 185 (5.65%) Analyst
6 176 (5.38%) Administrator
7 153 (4.68%) Architect
8 144 (4.40%) Software Engineer
9 117 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
10 105 (3.21%) Senior Developer
11 104 (3.18%) C++ Developer
12 93 (2.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 90 (2.75%) Consultant
14 89 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
15 79 (2.41%) Linux Administrator
16 75 (2.29%) Applications Support
17 74 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
18 72 (2.20%) Django Developer
19 71 (2.17%) Data Scientist
20 69 (2.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (12.84%) HTML
2 322 (9.84%) Web Services
3 313 (9.57%) Django
4 271 (8.28%) CSS
5 261 (7.98%) .NET
6 219 (6.69%) XML
7 177 (5.41%) AngularJS
8 171 (5.23%) REST
9 167 (5.10%) HTML5
10 136 (4.16%) RESTful
10 136 (4.16%) Spring
10 136 (4.16%) JSON
11 119 (3.64%) jQuery
12 93 (2.84%) LAMP
13 82 (2.51%) CSS3
14 81 (2.48%) Middleware
15 80 (2.44%) J2EE
16 75 (2.29%) Hibernate
17 74 (2.26%) Flask
18 69 (2.11%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 265 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 142 (4.34%) Visualisation
4 110 (3.36%) Derivative
5 103 (3.15%) Fixed Income
6 84 (2.57%) Mathematics
7 83 (2.54%) User Experience
8 69 (2.11%) Algorithms
9 66 (2.02%) Credit Risk
10 61 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 60 (1.83%) Equities
12 56 (1.71%) Data Centre
13 51 (1.56%) Statistics
14 43 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 42 (1.28%) Hedge funds
15 42 (1.28%) Physics
16 41 (1.25%) Mobile App
17 39 (1.19%) Management Information System
18 33 (1.01%) GIS
18 33 (1.01%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1523 (46.55%) Linux
2 696 (21.27%) UNIX
3 468 (14.30%) Windows
4 235 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 152 (4.65%) CentOS
6 133 (4.06%) Ubuntu
7 73 (2.23%) Solaris
8 64 (1.96%) Android
9 56 (1.71%) Debian
10 50 (1.53%) Mac OS X
11 47 (1.44%) AIX
12 45 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 41 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (0.61%) Windows 7
16 16 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
16 16 (0.49%) Fedora
16 16 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (0.46%) SUSE
18 14 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1099 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (19.32%) DevOps
3 527 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
4 449 (13.72%) TDD
5 432 (13.20%) Configuration Management
6 302 (9.23%) Open Source
7 301 (9.20%) OO
7 301 (9.20%) Software Engineering
8 300 (9.17%) Scrum
9 211 (6.45%) Analytics
10 166 (5.07%) SDLC
11 143 (4.37%) BDD
12 136 (4.16%) Web Development
13 133 (4.06%) Unit Testing
14 124 (3.79%) Multithreading
15 118 (3.61%) ITIL
15 118 (3.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 115 (3.51%) Test Automation
17 113 (3.45%) E-Commerce
18 105 (3.21%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1203 (36.77%) Java
2 854 (26.10%) Perl
3 765 (23.38%) Ruby
4 718 (21.94%) SQL
5 683 (20.87%) JavaScript
6 552 (16.87%) C++
7 493 (15.07%) Bash Shell
8 369 (11.28%) PHP
9 289 (8.83%) C#
10 277 (8.47%) Shell Script
11 246 (7.52%) C
12 187 (5.72%) Scala
13 176 (5.38%) R
14 152 (4.65%) PowerShell
15 71 (2.17%) VBA
16 64 (1.96%) MATLAB
17 60 (1.83%) Groovy
18 52 (1.59%) Go
19 49 (1.50%) PL/SQL
20 41 (1.25%) Lua
Qualifications
1 282 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 231 (7.06%) Degree
3 127 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 103 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 40 (1.22%) PhD
6 35 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (0.58%) CCNA
7 19 (0.58%) ISEB
8 16 (0.49%) CCNP
9 15 (0.46%) RHCE
10 14 (0.43%) Sun Certification
11 13 (0.40%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.37%) CCIE
13 11 (0.34%) OCPJP
14 10 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.18%) CCIP
16 6 (0.18%) LPIC
17 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (5.13%) QA
2 25 (0.76%) SLA
3 11 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.15%) COREP
4 5 (0.15%) FINREP
5 4 (0.12%) WCAG
6 3 (0.092%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.061%) MiFID
7 2 (0.061%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.031%) JTAG
8 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.031%) Basel III
8 1 (0.031%) Data Quality
System Software
1 187 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 163 (4.98%) Docker
3 60 (1.83%) KVM
4 56 (1.71%) Active Directory
5 51 (1.56%) vCloud
6 44 (1.34%) vSphere
7 38 (1.16%) Varnish
8 34 (1.04%) QEMU
9 28 (0.86%) HDFS
10 26 (0.79%) Hyper-V
11 25 (0.76%) NFS
12 21 (0.64%) Firmware
13 18 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (0.34%) XenServer
16 10 (0.31%) Samba
16 10 (0.31%) Postfix
17 9 (0.28%) Sendmail
17 9 (0.28%) VMware ESX
17 9 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 618 (18.89%) Puppet
2 500 (15.28%) Opscode Chef
3 226 (6.91%) Ansible
4 108 (3.30%) Nagios
5 102 (3.12%) Vagrant
6 93 (2.84%) Salt
7 44 (1.34%) ZABBIX
7 44 (1.34%) Graphite
8 42 (1.28%) Zenoss
8 42 (1.28%) Kibana
9 39 (1.19%) Tivoli
10 37 (1.13%) BladeLogic
11 36 (1.10%) StatsD
11 36 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
12 35 (1.07%) Rundeck
13 34 (1.04%) HAProxy
14 32 (0.98%) Cobbler
14 32 (0.98%) logstash
15 27 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
16 23 (0.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 450 (13.75%) Oracle
2 308 (9.41%) VMware
3 277 (8.47%) Red Hat
4 134 (4.10%) Microsoft
5 109 (3.33%) Splunk
6 82 (2.51%) Tableau
7 79 (2.41%) IBM
8 78 (2.38%) Cisco
9 67 (2.05%) Google
10 63 (1.93%) Sybase
11 60 (1.83%) HP
12 53 (1.62%) Citrix
13 45 (1.38%) Perforce
14 44 (1.34%) SaltStack
15 43 (1.31%) New Relic
16 42 (1.28%) Atlassian
17 40 (1.22%) TIBCO
17 40 (1.22%) Sun
18 38 (1.16%) Teradata
19 31 (0.95%) BMC
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £65000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday