The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 67 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 73 69 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.54% 3.01% 3.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.57% 7.48% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 49
Average daily rate
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£400 £258 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.33% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -4.10%
Python
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1111 922 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 38.63% 40.23% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 563 407
Average daily rate £325 £320 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 33
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Yorkshire region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Yorkshire region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
West Yorkshire -14 67 £400 +50.94% 22
South Yorkshire -11 4 £550 +131.57% 9
North Yorkshire -3 3 £290 +58.90% 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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.

1 122 (73.05%) Linux
2 93 (55.69%) Bash Shell
3 87 (52.10%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (45.51%) Configuration Management
5 74 (44.31%) DevOps
6 72 (43.11%) Opscode Chef
7 71 (42.51%) Puppet
8 62 (37.13%) Ruby
9 44 (26.35%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (25.75%) Java
11 42 (25.15%) UNIX
12 40 (23.95%) SQL
13 37 (22.16%) MongoDB
14 35 (20.96%) JavaScript
15 34 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
15 34 (20.36%) OpenStack
16 33 (19.76%) Apache
17 31 (18.56%) PHP
17 31 (18.56%) VMware
18 30 (17.96%) NoSQL
19 29 (17.37%) Perl
19 29 (17.37%) Oracle
20 28 (16.77%) Git (software)
21 27 (16.17%) Open Source
21 27 (16.17%) Splunk
22 26 (15.57%) Software Engineering
22 26 (15.57%) MySQL
23 24 (14.37%) Hadoop
23 24 (14.37%) Jenkins
24 23 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 34 (20.36%) OpenStack
2 33 (19.76%) Apache
3 19 (11.38%) Tomcat
4 13 (7.78%) Node.js
5 12 (7.19%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.19%) nginx
7 4 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.80%) JBoss
8 3 (1.80%) CICS
8 3 (1.80%) Confluence
8 3 (1.80%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.80%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.20%) IIS
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.20%) SAS
10 1 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.38%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.78%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (4.19%) Route 53
4 7 (4.19%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.80%) IaaS
6 2 (1.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.78%) Internet
2 9 (5.39%) SAN
3 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.99%) DNS
6 4 (2.40%) BIG-IP
6 4 (2.40%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.80%) Converged Networks
7 3 (1.80%) HTTP
8 1 (0.60%) LDAP
8 1 (0.60%) SSL
8 1 (0.60%) Intranet
8 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.16%) MongoDB
2 30 (17.96%) NoSQL
3 26 (15.57%) MySQL
4 24 (14.37%) Hadoop
5 20 (11.98%) Redis
6 17 (10.18%) Relational Database
7 15 (8.98%) RDBMS
8 13 (7.78%) Big Data
9 9 (5.39%) Couchbase
9 9 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (5.39%) SimpleDB
10 7 (4.19%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (3.59%) CouchDB
12 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.99%) Riak
12 5 (2.99%) Neo4j
12 5 (2.99%) Hypertable
13 3 (1.80%) Apache Hive
14 2 (1.20%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 28 (16.77%) Git (software)
2 24 (14.37%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.99%) Eclipse
4 8 (4.79%) Subversion
4 8 (4.79%) JIRA
5 6 (3.59%) Maven
5 6 (3.59%) JUnit
6 5 (2.99%) Fiddler
6 5 (2.99%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.20%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.20%) Ant
8 1 (0.60%) JMeter
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.60%) Hudson
8 1 (0.60%) QUnit
General
1 10 (5.99%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.40%) Finance
3 3 (1.80%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (31.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (21.56%) Developer
3 17 (10.18%) Software Engineer
4 15 (8.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.78%) Python Developer
6 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.79%) Architect
9 7 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Platform Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Cloud Software Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Senior Python Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (2.99%) Administrator
11 5 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.40%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.40%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.98%) Web Services
2 13 (7.78%) HTML
3 12 (7.19%) XML
4 11 (6.59%) LAMP
4 11 (6.59%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (5.99%) Memcached
5 10 (5.99%) Spring
6 8 (4.79%) Servlets
7 6 (3.59%) POSIX
7 6 (3.59%) .NET
7 6 (3.59%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.59%) Java EE
8 5 (2.99%) JavaFX
8 5 (2.99%) RESTful
8 5 (2.99%) J2EE
8 5 (2.99%) CSS
8 5 (2.99%) Swing
8 5 (2.99%) JFace
8 5 (2.99%) JFreeChart
9 4 (2.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.99%) Visualisation
2 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.19%) NHS
4 5 (2.99%) Chemistry
4 5 (2.99%) Life Science
5 4 (2.40%) Replication
6 3 (1.80%) Clustering
6 3 (1.80%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.80%) W3C
6 3 (1.80%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.80%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 122 (73.05%) Linux
2 42 (25.15%) UNIX
3 22 (13.17%) Windows
3 22 (13.17%) CentOS
4 16 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (6.59%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.59%) zOS
7 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.99%) SUSE
7 5 (2.99%) AIX
7 5 (2.99%) Solaris
7 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.80%) Debian
9 1 (0.60%) Fedora
9 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (52.10%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (45.51%) Configuration Management
3 74 (44.31%) DevOps
4 44 (26.35%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (16.17%) Open Source
6 26 (15.57%) Software Engineering
7 17 (10.18%) TDD
8 16 (9.58%) Service Management
8 16 (9.58%) OO
9 13 (7.78%) Scrum
10 12 (7.19%) Kanban
11 10 (5.99%) Unit Testing
11 10 (5.99%) Data Management
12 9 (5.39%) OOP
13 8 (4.79%) ITIL
13 8 (4.79%) Automated Testing
13 8 (4.79%) Performance Testing
13 8 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (4.79%) Software Delivery
14 7 (4.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (55.69%) Bash Shell
2 62 (37.13%) Ruby
3 43 (25.75%) Java
4 40 (23.95%) SQL
5 35 (20.96%) JavaScript
6 31 (18.56%) PHP
7 29 (17.37%) Perl
8 17 (10.18%) Shell Script
9 9 (5.39%) Groovy
9 9 (5.39%) C
9 9 (5.39%) C++
10 8 (4.79%) Scala
11 7 (4.19%) C#
12 3 (1.80%) COBOL
12 3 (1.80%) JCL
12 3 (1.80%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.80%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.80%) R
13 2 (1.20%) NATURAL
13 2 (1.20%) AWK
Qualifications
1 8 (4.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.80%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (13.17%) KVM
3 21 (12.57%) QEMU
4 6 (3.59%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.99%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.20%) Xen
7 1 (0.60%) Corosync
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
7 1 (0.60%) vSphere
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.60%) Varnish
7 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 72 (43.11%) Opscode Chef
2 71 (42.51%) Puppet
3 19 (11.38%) Cobbler
4 16 (9.58%) Graphite
4 16 (9.58%) Tivoli
5 12 (7.19%) Salt
6 11 (6.59%) Ansible
7 10 (5.99%) Opsview
7 10 (5.99%) Rundeck
8 6 (3.59%) HAProxy
9 5 (2.99%) Nagios
9 5 (2.99%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.60%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.60%) StatsD
Vendors
1 31 (18.56%) VMware
2 29 (17.37%) Oracle
3 27 (16.17%) Splunk
4 12 (7.19%) Rackspace
5 10 (5.99%) Tealeaf
5 10 (5.99%) Riverbed
5 10 (5.99%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.59%) hybris
7 5 (2.99%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.40%) F5
8 4 (2.40%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.80%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.20%) IBM
11 1 (0.60%) Teradata
11 1 (0.60%) Citrix
11 1 (0.60%) Cisco
11 1 (0.60%) Tableau
11 1 (0.60%) Percona
11 1 (0.60%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (0.60%) Apigee
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