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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 46 65 76
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 2206 1655 1301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.11% 2.95% 2.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.56% 7.74% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1130 934
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 £345 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 17
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £22.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.63 £52.19 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%

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
20881 21393 20273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.92% 38.12% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14315 14309 13178
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 435 434
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £51.30 £54.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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
(Click see detailed
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 2036 £475 +5.55% 810
London +12 1245 £500 +5.26% 458
South East +39 344 £438 +16.66% 136
City of London +23 207 £488 +2.63% 118
Scotland +51 146 £375 -3.22% 26
Yorkshire +19 104 £445 +16.33% 33
Edinburgh +38 99 £394 -0.31% 16
East of England +21 90 £450 +16.12% 72
South West +32 86 £425 +6.51% 45
North West -11 85 £423 -3.42% 35
West Yorkshire +6 83 £400 +6.66% 27
Hampshire +37 69 £386 +6.55% 24
Leeds 0 69 £413 +6.45% 22
Berkshire +6 65 £463 +23.33% 25
Surrey +14 64 £450 +28.57% 40
West Sussex +30 55 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 50 £450 +16.12% 64
Manchester +15 45 £420 +15.86% 28
Worthing - 44 £475 -
Cambridge +10 38 £463 +19.35% 62
Gloucestershire +1 34 £450 +5.88% 17
Buckinghamshire +23 33 £303 -32.77% 4
North East -47 31 £450 +1.12% 6
West Midlands -26 28 £425 +13.33% 13
Tyne and Wear -54 27 £450 +1.12% 5
Oxfordshire 0 26 £395 -12.22% 27
Milton Keynes +24 25 £275 -45.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -52 24 £450 +1.12% 3
Glasgow +13 22 £375 - 8
East Midlands +10 21 £340 -28.42% 12

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2196 (49.72%) Linux
2 1734 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1729 (39.14%) Java
4 1288 (29.16%) Ruby
5 1215 (27.51%) DevOps
6 1102 (24.95%) Perl
7 1049 (23.75%) Puppet
8 1018 (23.05%) JavaScript
9 902 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
10 888 (20.10%) SQL
11 883 (19.99%) Jenkins
12 842 (19.06%) Git (software)
13 835 (18.90%) Unix
14 802 (18.16%) Amazon AWS
15 783 (17.73%) Bash Shell
16 708 (16.03%) Finance
17 695 (15.73%) C++
18 678 (15.35%) HTML
19 677 (15.33%) Opscode Chef
20 635 (14.38%) Open Source
21 588 (13.31%) Configuration Management
22 575 (13.02%) Ansible
23 562 (12.72%) Scrum
24 551 (12.47%) CSS
25 542 (12.27%) Windows
26 517 (11.70%) TDD
27 491 (11.12%) Oracle
28 489 (11.07%) MySQL
29 454 (10.28%) Web Services
30 443 (10.03%) C#

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
1 351 (7.95%) Apache
2 287 (6.50%) Tomcat
3 223 (5.05%) OpenStack
4 192 (4.35%) Apache Spark
5 177 (4.01%) Confluence
6 164 (3.71%) nginx
7 134 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
8 125 (2.83%) WebSphere
9 114 (2.58%) SAS
10 99 (2.24%) JBoss
11 98 (2.22%) WebLogic
12 93 (2.11%) IIS
13 83 (1.88%) GeoServer
14 67 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
15 63 (1.43%) Apache Pig
16 59 (1.34%) Jetty
17 43 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
18 41 (0.93%) CMS
19 22 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
19 22 (0.50%) uWSGI
Applications
1 113 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 40 (0.91%) MS Office
3 35 (0.79%) SPSS
4 18 (0.41%) HipChat
5 16 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.14%) Simulink
11 3 (0.068%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.045%) Mingle
12 2 (0.045%) Weka
13 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.023%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.023%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.023%) InVision
13 1 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.23%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.16%) RMDS
5 6 (0.14%) Magento
6 5 (0.11%) BigMachines
6 5 (0.11%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.068%) Eikon
8 3 (0.068%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.068%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.045%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.045%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.023%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.023%) CSG Singleview
10 1 (0.023%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 802 (18.16%) Amazon AWS
2 244 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (3.78%) PaaS
4 163 (3.69%) IaaS
5 140 (3.17%) SaaS
6 130 (2.94%) GitHub
7 115 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 109 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
9 106 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
10 62 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 60 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 35 (0.79%) Heroku
13 33 (0.75%) Google App Engine
14 31 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 26 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 25 (0.57%) Route 53
17 23 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
18 22 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 21 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
20 20 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 375 (8.49%) HTTP
2 247 (5.59%) DNS
2 247 (5.59%) TCP/IP
3 196 (4.44%) Firewall
4 144 (3.26%) LDAP
5 116 (2.63%) SSL
6 110 (2.49%) Internet
7 72 (1.63%) VPN
8 71 (1.61%) SAN
9 60 (1.36%) DHCP
10 56 (1.27%) FTP
11 42 (0.95%) NAS
12 41 (0.93%) SMTP
13 40 (0.91%) IPsec
14 39 (0.88%) Kerberos
14 39 (0.88%) WAN
15 38 (0.86%) LAN
16 35 (0.79%) Network Security
17 32 (0.72%) HTTPS
18 31 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (11.07%) MySQL
2 391 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 376 (8.51%) MongoDB
4 343 (7.77%) Hadoop
5 326 (7.38%) Big Data
6 308 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
6 308 (6.97%) Relational Database
7 257 (5.82%) SQL Server
8 158 (3.58%) Apache Hive
9 131 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 111 (2.51%) Oracle Database
11 105 (2.38%) GIS
12 99 (2.24%) RDBMS
13 96 (2.17%) Redis
14 77 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
15 75 (1.70%) HBase
16 61 (1.38%) Data Mining
17 53 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
18 45 (1.02%) KDB
19 44 (1.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 883 (19.99%) Jenkins
2 842 (19.06%) Git (software)
3 426 (9.64%) JIRA
4 393 (8.90%) Subversion
5 242 (5.48%) Maven
6 227 (5.14%) Selenium
7 170 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 167 (3.78%) JUnit
9 143 (3.24%) Hudson
10 136 (3.08%) Vagrant
11 116 (2.63%) Ant
11 116 (2.63%) TeamCity
12 94 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
13 90 (2.04%) Gradle
14 89 (2.01%) Artifactory
15 84 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 62 (1.40%) ClearCase
17 59 (1.34%) JBehave
18 51 (1.15%) GitLab
19 47 (1.06%) SonarQube
General
1 708 (16.03%) Finance
2 319 (7.22%) Banking
3 124 (2.81%) Front Office
4 107 (2.42%) Retail
5 101 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 89 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 86 (1.95%) Marketing
8 51 (1.15%) Games
9 35 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 34 (0.77%) Publishing
11 30 (0.68%) Law
12 27 (0.61%) Electronics
13 22 (0.50%) Legal
13 22 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.45%) Back Office
15 16 (0.36%) Advertising
16 13 (0.29%) French Language
17 9 (0.20%) German Language
18 7 (0.16%) Local Government
19 6 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1724 (39.03%) Developer
2 757 (17.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 651 (14.74%) Python Developer
4 343 (7.77%) Linux Engineer
5 325 (7.36%) Java Developer
6 251 (5.68%) Analyst
7 215 (4.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 193 (4.37%) Architect
9 181 (4.10%) Administrator
10 178 (4.03%) Senior Developer
11 157 (3.55%) AWS Engineer
12 154 (3.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 147 (3.33%) C++ Developer
14 144 (3.26%) AWS DevOps
15 137 (3.10%) Scala Developer
16 132 (2.99%) Data Scientist
17 121 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
17 121 (2.74%) Software Engineer
18 110 (2.49%) JavaScript Developer
19 109 (2.47%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (15.35%) HTML
2 551 (12.47%) CSS
3 454 (10.28%) Web Services
4 391 (8.85%) Django
5 341 (7.72%) REST
6 308 (6.97%) HTML5
7 292 (6.61%) AngularJS
8 287 (6.50%) JSON
9 272 (6.16%) .NET
10 263 (5.95%) Node.js
11 222 (5.03%) Spring
12 215 (4.87%) CSS3
12 215 (4.87%) RESTful
13 203 (4.60%) XML
14 181 (4.10%) jQuery
15 171 (3.87%) Ruby on Rails
16 158 (3.58%) LAMP
17 152 (3.44%) Ajax
18 129 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
19 123 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 295 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 154 (3.49%) Visualisation
4 140 (3.17%) Algorithms
5 138 (3.12%) User Experience
6 137 (3.10%) Data Centre
7 123 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 114 (2.58%) Mathematics
9 105 (2.38%) Statistics
10 89 (2.01%) Derivative
11 86 (1.95%) Clustering
12 73 (1.65%) Fixed Income
13 72 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 65 (1.47%) Management Information System
15 61 (1.38%) Public Cloud
16 53 (1.20%) Fintech
17 52 (1.18%) Mobile App
17 52 (1.18%) Private Cloud
18 44 (1.00%) Hedge funds
19 39 (0.88%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2196 (49.72%) Linux
2 835 (18.90%) Unix
3 542 (12.27%) Windows
4 323 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 171 (3.87%) CentOS
6 134 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 133 (3.01%) Ubuntu
8 94 (2.13%) Mac OS X
9 81 (1.83%) AIX
9 81 (1.83%) Solaris
10 60 (1.36%) Android
11 58 (1.31%) Debian
12 52 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 46 (1.04%) Apple iOS
14 38 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 34 (0.77%) VMS
16 32 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (0.59%) CoreOS
18 21 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 20 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1734 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1215 (27.51%) DevOps
3 902 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
4 635 (14.38%) Open Source
5 588 (13.31%) Configuration Management
6 562 (12.72%) Scrum
7 517 (11.70%) TDD
8 379 (8.58%) Software Engineering
9 327 (7.40%) OO
10 298 (6.75%) Analytics
11 273 (6.18%) Continuous Delivery
12 256 (5.80%) Web Development
13 254 (5.75%) BDD
14 245 (5.55%) ITIL
15 226 (5.12%) High Availability
16 216 (4.89%) Automated Testing
17 198 (4.48%) SDLC
18 192 (4.35%) E-Commerce
18 192 (4.35%) Unit Testing
19 172 (3.89%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1729 (39.14%) Java
2 1288 (29.16%) Ruby
3 1102 (24.95%) Perl
4 1018 (23.05%) JavaScript
5 888 (20.10%) SQL
6 783 (17.73%) Bash Shell
7 695 (15.73%) C++
8 443 (10.03%) C#
9 432 (9.78%) Scala
10 392 (8.87%) PHP
11 391 (8.85%) PowerShell
12 362 (8.20%) Shell Script
13 275 (6.23%) C
14 255 (5.77%) R
15 148 (3.35%) Go
16 95 (2.15%) MATLAB
17 85 (1.92%) PL/SQL
18 66 (1.49%) Korn
19 65 (1.47%) VBA
20 61 (1.38%) Jython
Qualifications
1 368 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 355 (8.04%) Degree
3 201 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 100 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 80 (1.81%) PhD
6 52 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (1.18%) CISSP
7 48 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 46 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 45 (1.02%) ISEB
10 36 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (0.75%) CCNA
11 33 (0.75%) CCNP
12 28 (0.63%) CEH
13 27 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 27 (0.61%) RHCE
14 25 (0.57%) GIAC
14 25 (0.57%) MCSE
15 23 (0.52%) AWS Certification
15 23 (0.52%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (4.01%) QA
2 69 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 32 (0.72%) WCAG
4 30 (0.68%) SLA
5 19 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.20%) FedRAMP
8 6 (0.14%) SDET
9 3 (0.068%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.068%) OIPF
9 3 (0.068%) WAI
10 2 (0.045%) Basel III
10 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.045%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.045%) MiFID
11 1 (0.023%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.023%) DO-254
11 1 (0.023%) ISO13485
11 1 (0.023%) ISO27002
System Software
1 418 (9.46%) Docker
2 241 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (3.40%) Active Directory
4 104 (2.35%) vSphere
5 52 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 50 (1.13%) KVM
7 44 (1.00%) NFS
7 44 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (0.93%) vCloud
9 40 (0.91%) HDFS
9 40 (0.91%) Hyper-V
10 37 (0.84%) Apache Flume
11 34 (0.77%) Xen
12 32 (0.72%) GlusterFS
13 31 (0.70%) Ceph
14 28 (0.63%) Samba
14 28 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 25 (0.57%) VMware ESX
16 24 (0.54%) iptables
17 22 (0.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1049 (23.75%) Puppet
2 677 (15.33%) Opscode Chef
3 575 (13.02%) Ansible
4 209 (4.73%) Nagios
5 131 (2.97%) logstash
6 96 (2.17%) Kibana
7 95 (2.15%) Kubernetes
8 74 (1.68%) Salt
9 73 (1.65%) HAProxy
10 66 (1.49%) Graphite
10 66 (1.49%) Terraform
11 58 (1.31%) SCCM
12 48 (1.09%) ZABBIX
13 44 (1.00%) Grafana
14 35 (0.79%) Cacti
15 34 (0.77%) Packer
16 32 (0.72%) Mesos
17 31 (0.70%) Control-M
18 30 (0.68%) BladeLogic
18 30 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 491 (11.12%) Oracle
2 433 (9.80%) VMware
3 383 (8.67%) Red Hat
4 208 (4.71%) Microsoft
5 204 (4.62%) Splunk
6 186 (4.21%) Google
7 138 (3.12%) IBM
8 114 (2.58%) Cisco
9 112 (2.54%) HP
10 97 (2.20%) Atlassian
11 67 (1.52%) ESRI
12 63 (1.43%) Tableau
13 58 (1.31%) EMC
14 52 (1.18%) Cloudera
15 48 (1.09%) Citrix
16 47 (1.06%) F5
17 46 (1.04%) SaltStack
18 42 (0.95%) Rackspace
19 41 (0.93%) Apple
19 41 (0.93%) Dell
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