The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 106 133 144
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 1077 736 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.54% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.18% 4.18% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 503 530
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £596 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £51.50 £54.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +20 1012 £439 -2.50% 539
London +20 713 £475 -1.29% 283
City of London +35 205 £550 +10.00% 88
South East +33 143 £369 +23.94% 71
South West +18 53 £350 -14.26% 33
Surrey +22 50 £420 - 14
Hampshire +17 47 £350 +21.73% 13
East of England -30 40 £356 +9.61% 100
Yorkshire -27 37 £350 +27.27% 18
Scotland +9 36 £375 -14.28% 25
West Yorkshire -22 32 £350 +27.27% 15
Leeds -18 30 £350 +27.27% 10
Cambridgeshire -26 24 £320 -1.53% 85
North West +5 23 £350 +40.00% 21
Glasgow +17 19 £375 -14.28% 10
Bristol +3 19 £350 -1.12% 11
Cambridge -10 19 £320 +3.22% 76
Wiltshire - 18 £335 - 9
Wales -7 13 £350 - 2
Cheshire - 12 £350 - 8
Edinburgh -19 11 £419 -2.89% 9
Berkshire -22 10 £335 -16.25% 24
Manchester - 10 £350 - 10
Reading -5 9 £335 -13.54% 16
Gloucester - 8 £450 - 4
Chester - 8 £338 - 4
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 - 8
Northern Ireland +19 7 £400 +9.58%
Belfast +19 7 £400 +9.58%
County Antrim +18 7 £400 +9.58%

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 853 (42.06%) Linux
2 821 (40.48%) Java
3 688 (33.93%) Perl
4 529 (26.08%) SQL
5 520 (25.64%) C++
6 477 (23.52%) Ruby
7 455 (22.44%) UNIX
8 407 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
9 377 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
10 370 (18.24%) JavaScript
11 362 (17.85%) C#
12 355 (17.50%) OO
13 348 (17.16%) Oracle
14 344 (16.96%) HTML
15 334 (16.47%) PHP
16 293 (14.45%) Finance
17 288 (14.20%) Web Services
18 271 (13.36%) CSS
19 265 (13.07%) TDD
20 261 (12.87%) Puppet
21 252 (12.43%) Windows
22 243 (11.98%) MySQL
23 234 (11.54%) Git (software)
24 233 (11.49%) Scrum
25 229 (11.29%) Software Engineering
26 219 (10.80%) Bash Shell
27 207 (10.21%) XML
28 202 (9.96%) Degree
29 199 (9.81%) Django
30 195 (9.62%) Jenkins

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 148 (7.30%) Apache
2 96 (4.73%) Node.js
3 57 (2.81%) Tomcat
4 56 (2.76%) nginx
5 34 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 30 (1.48%) CMS
6 30 (1.48%) Apache Pig
7 27 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 26 (1.28%) Drupal
9 22 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.99%) SAS
11 18 (0.89%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.89%) Confluence
12 17 (0.84%) IIS
13 16 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
14 14 (0.69%) ArcGIS
15 12 (0.59%) WordPress
16 11 (0.54%) SharePoint
17 10 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 58 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.59%) MS Office
4 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.25%) SPSS
5 5 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.15%) Windchill
7 3 (0.15%) CATIA
8 2 (0.099%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.049%) MS Project
9 1 (0.049%) Stata
9 1 (0.049%) Maya
9 1 (0.049%) Gephi
9 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.049%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.25%) Magento
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.099%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.099%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.049%) Tridion
6 1 (0.049%) Maximo
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 110 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.04%) GitHub
5 15 (0.74%) Google App Engine
6 14 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.69%) SaaS
7 11 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.30%) IaaS
9 5 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.25%) Route 53
10 4 (0.20%) PaaS
11 3 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.099%) Heroku
12 2 (0.099%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.099%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.049%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.049%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.37%) TCP/IP
2 92 (4.54%) Internet
3 73 (3.60%) DNS
4 67 (3.30%) HTTP
5 66 (3.25%) Firewall
6 50 (2.47%) SSL
7 39 (1.92%) Multicast
8 37 (1.82%) SAN
9 34 (1.68%) SSH
9 34 (1.68%) LDAP
10 20 (0.99%) NAS
10 20 (0.99%) SNMP
11 19 (0.94%) DVB
12 17 (0.84%) Network Security
13 15 (0.74%) FTP
13 15 (0.74%) LAN
14 14 (0.69%) VLAN
14 14 (0.69%) Wireless
14 14 (0.69%) WAN
14 14 (0.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (11.98%) MySQL
2 179 (8.83%) Relational Database
3 149 (7.35%) NoSQL
4 130 (6.41%) MongoDB
5 125 (6.16%) SQL Server
6 101 (4.98%) Hadoop
7 94 (4.64%) Big Data
8 81 (3.99%) RDBMS
9 75 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 68 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
11 67 (3.30%) Oracle Database
12 46 (2.27%) Apache Hive
13 43 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
14 32 (1.58%) Redis
15 29 (1.43%) Riak
15 29 (1.43%) DB2
16 28 (1.38%) KDB
17 25 (1.23%) Data Mining
18 23 (1.13%) CouchDB
19 22 (1.08%) HBase
Development Applications
1 234 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 195 (9.62%) Jenkins
3 191 (9.42%) Subversion
4 104 (5.13%) Maven
5 95 (4.68%) Selenium
6 94 (4.64%) JIRA
7 71 (3.50%) Hudson
8 61 (3.01%) Ant
9 60 (2.96%) Cucumber
10 56 (2.76%) JUnit
11 46 (2.27%) Eclipse
12 39 (1.92%) Mercurial
13 38 (1.87%) WebDriver
13 38 (1.87%) Visual Studio
14 31 (1.53%) TeamCity
15 30 (1.48%) JBehave
16 24 (1.18%) JMeter
16 24 (1.18%) ClearCase
17 16 (0.79%) Capybara
17 16 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 293 (14.45%) Finance
2 194 (9.57%) Banking
3 164 (8.09%) Front Office
4 106 (5.23%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.17%) Publishing
6 40 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 39 (1.92%) Games
8 23 (1.13%) Electronics
9 15 (0.74%) Marketing
10 13 (0.64%) Legal
10 13 (0.64%) Back Office
11 12 (0.59%) Retail
12 11 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.49%) Law
14 8 (0.39%) Billing
15 7 (0.35%) Advertising
15 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.15%) German Language
17 2 (0.099%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 978 (48.22%) Developer
2 318 (15.68%) Python Developer
3 140 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 132 (6.51%) Java Developer
5 122 (6.02%) Analyst
6 117 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 113 (5.57%) C++ Developer
8 95 (4.68%) Software Engineer
9 81 (3.99%) Architect
10 70 (3.45%) Scala Developer
11 67 (3.30%) Test Engineer
12 64 (3.16%) Tester
12 64 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
13 57 (2.81%) Administrator
14 52 (2.56%) C# Developer
15 51 (2.51%) Software Developer
16 49 (2.42%) Web Developer
17 47 (2.32%) Consultant
18 46 (2.27%) Python/Django Developer
19 42 (2.07%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (16.96%) HTML
2 288 (14.20%) Web Services
3 271 (13.36%) CSS
4 207 (10.21%) XML
5 199 (9.81%) Django
6 188 (9.27%) jQuery
7 186 (9.17%) HTML5
8 177 (8.73%) .NET
9 112 (5.52%) REST
10 106 (5.23%) Spring
11 99 (4.88%) JSON
12 93 (4.59%) CSS3
13 80 (3.94%) Hibernate
14 66 (3.25%) SOAP
15 64 (3.16%) LAMP
16 54 (2.66%) Middleware
17 52 (2.56%) XSLT
18 51 (2.51%) ASP.NET
18 51 (2.51%) AngularJS
19 50 (2.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 185 (9.12%) Open Source
2 164 (8.09%) Derivative
3 136 (6.71%) Computer Science
4 119 (5.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 103 (5.08%) Fixed Income
6 69 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (2.76%) Equities
8 51 (2.51%) Visualisation
9 49 (2.42%) Credit Risk
10 44 (2.17%) STB
11 37 (1.82%) Mathematics
12 34 (1.68%) Mobile App
13 33 (1.63%) Client/Server
13 33 (1.63%) Statistics
14 29 (1.43%) Digital Media
15 25 (1.23%) Grid Computing
16 24 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
17 22 (1.08%) IPTV
17 22 (1.08%) MPEG
18 21 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 853 (42.06%) Linux
2 455 (22.44%) UNIX
3 252 (12.43%) Windows
4 140 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (3.65%) CentOS
6 67 (3.30%) Android
7 60 (2.96%) Solaris
7 60 (2.96%) Apple iOS
8 50 (2.47%) Ubuntu
9 42 (2.07%) Debian
10 25 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 19 (0.94%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.84%) AIX
13 12 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (0.49%) SUSE
15 7 (0.35%) HPUX
16 6 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
16 6 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
3 355 (17.50%) OO
4 265 (13.07%) TDD
5 233 (11.49%) Scrum
6 229 (11.29%) Software Engineering
7 132 (6.51%) Web Development
8 127 (6.26%) Unit Testing
9 115 (5.67%) BDD
10 110 (5.42%) OOP
11 105 (5.18%) Configuration Management
12 104 (5.13%) Multithreading
13 96 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
14 87 (4.29%) Analytics
15 86 (4.24%) Regression Testing
16 81 (3.99%) Test Automation
17 78 (3.85%) Project Management
18 77 (3.80%) E-Commerce
19 69 (3.40%) Refactoring
20 68 (3.35%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 821 (40.48%) Java
2 688 (33.93%) Perl
3 529 (26.08%) SQL
4 520 (25.64%) C++
5 477 (23.52%) Ruby
6 370 (18.24%) JavaScript
7 362 (17.85%) C#
8 334 (16.47%) PHP
9 219 (10.80%) Bash Shell
10 173 (8.53%) C
11 169 (8.33%) Scala
12 107 (5.28%) Shell Script
13 62 (3.06%) PL/SQL
14 45 (2.22%) PowerShell
15 40 (1.97%) Groovy
16 36 (1.78%) R
17 32 (1.58%) Objective-C
18 29 (1.43%) MATLAB
18 29 (1.43%) VBA
19 27 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 202 (9.96%) Degree
2 110 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 72 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.82%) ISEB
5 29 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.08%) PhD
7 21 (1.04%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.20%) RHCT
9 4 (0.20%) RHCE
10 3 (0.15%) HND
10 3 (0.15%) CCNA
10 3 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.099%) CCA
11 2 (0.099%) CCIE
12 1 (0.049%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.049%) CISSP
12 1 (0.049%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.049%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.049%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.08%) QA
2 13 (0.64%) SLA
3 11 (0.54%) Basel III
4 6 (0.30%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.099%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.099%) DICOM
6 2 (0.099%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.08%) KVM
2 22 (1.08%) Varnish
2 22 (1.08%) NFS
3 19 (0.94%) Xen
3 19 (0.94%) vCloud
4 17 (0.84%) vSphere
5 15 (0.74%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.44%) Sendmail
9 8 (0.39%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.39%) XenServer
10 7 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 7 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.20%) Samba
13 3 (0.15%) NDS
13 3 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 261 (12.87%) Puppet
2 184 (9.07%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (4.54%) Nagios
4 42 (2.07%) ZABBIX
5 32 (1.58%) Cacti
6 24 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (1.13%) Ansible
8 14 (0.69%) Zenoss
9 13 (0.64%) Vagrant
9 13 (0.64%) StatsD
10 11 (0.54%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.49%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.44%) Cobbler
13 7 (0.35%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.35%) Oozie
14 6 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.30%) BladeLogic
15 5 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 5 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 5 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 348 (17.16%) Oracle
2 165 (8.14%) Red Hat
3 97 (4.78%) VMware
4 90 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 63 (3.11%) HP
6 54 (2.66%) JBoss
6 54 (2.66%) TIBCO
7 46 (2.27%) Perforce
8 44 (2.17%) Google
9 41 (2.02%) GigaSpaces
9 41 (2.02%) Rackspace
10 40 (1.97%) Splunk
10 40 (1.97%) Sybase
11 39 (1.92%) Cisco
12 35 (1.73%) Reuters
13 29 (1.43%) eSpeed
13 29 (1.43%) MarketAxess
14 25 (1.23%) NetApp
14 25 (1.23%) Sun
15 21 (1.04%) IBM
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
e-Recruiter
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 4 days ago