The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Python
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12  
Contract jobs citing Python 52 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 16.56% 10.24% 6.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.30% 25.29% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 14
Median daily rate £388 £413 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +34.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% -5.00%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 161 170 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 51.27% 40.48% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 99 97
Median daily rate £400 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £320 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 12
Median hourly rate £38.25 £39.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.77% -0.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Cambridge

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Cambridge

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Cambridge

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Cambridge

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Python.

1 36 (38.71%) C
2 35 (37.63%) Linux
3 29 (31.18%) Degree
4 24 (25.81%) Electronics
5 22 (23.66%) Embedded C
6 21 (22.58%) Telecoms
7 18 (19.35%) Git (software)
7 18 (19.35%) Wireless
7 18 (19.35%) Perl
8 17 (18.28%) Software Engineering
9 16 (17.20%) C++
9 16 (17.20%) Mathematics
10 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
11 14 (15.05%) SQL
12 13 (13.98%) C#
12 13 (13.98%) Test Scripting
12 13 (13.98%) Jenkins
13 12 (12.90%) Tcl
14 11 (11.83%) Windows
14 11 (11.83%) HTML
14 11 (11.83%) Java
14 11 (11.83%) Signal Processing
15 10 (10.75%) Django
15 10 (10.75%) Automated Testing
16 9 (9.68%) Doxygen
16 9 (9.68%) XML
16 9 (9.68%) XSLT
16 9 (9.68%) Eclipse
16 9 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
17 8 (8.60%) Test Automation

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (3.23%) Apache
1 3 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.15%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.15%) SAS
2 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.08%) Anypoint
3 1 (1.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.08%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.08%) nginx
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.08%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.08%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.35%) Wireless
2 7 (7.53%) Bluetooth
3 5 (5.38%) Internet
3 5 (5.38%) WLAN
4 4 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.15%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.15%) Firewall
6 2 (2.15%) SAN
6 2 (2.15%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.08%) IMAP
7 1 (1.08%) LDAP
7 1 (1.08%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.30%) MySQL
5 3 (3.23%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.23%) Big Data
5 3 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.15%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.15%) HBase
7 1 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.98%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.68%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.30%) Subversion
5 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.15%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.15%) LabVIEW
6 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.08%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) JUnit
7 1 (1.08%) NUnit
7 1 (1.08%) RSpec
7 1 (1.08%) Selenium
7 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.08%) Trac
7 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (25.81%) Electronics
2 21 (22.58%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Billing
3 2 (2.15%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Law
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (35.48%) Developer
2 23 (24.73%) Python Developer
3 19 (20.43%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Test Engineer
4 15 (16.13%) Software Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Audio Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Author
7 9 (9.68%) Technical Author
8 8 (8.60%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Embedded Developer
10 5 (5.38%) Python Software Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) C Software Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Embedded C Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 3 (3.23%) Audio Software Engineer
12 3 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
12 3 (3.23%) Django Developer
12 3 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) HTML
2 10 (10.75%) Django
3 9 (9.68%) XML
3 9 (9.68%) XSLT
4 5 (5.38%) .NET
4 5 (5.38%) CSS
4 5 (5.38%) REST
5 4 (4.30%) Flask
5 4 (4.30%) Web Services
6 3 (3.23%) RESTful
6 3 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.15%) jQuery
7 2 (2.15%) JSON
7 2 (2.15%) Kafka
7 2 (2.15%) Matplotlib
7 2 (2.15%) Node.js
7 2 (2.15%) SQLAlchemy
8 1 (1.08%) J2EE
8 1 (1.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.23%) User Experience
4 2 (2.15%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.15%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.15%) Robotics
5 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 35 (37.63%) Linux
2 11 (11.83%) Windows
3 7 (7.53%) Unix
4 1 (1.08%) Android
4 1 (1.08%) CentOS
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) Software Engineering
2 16 (17.20%) Mathematics
3 13 (13.98%) Test Scripting
4 11 (11.83%) Signal Processing
5 10 (10.75%) Automated Testing
6 9 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (8.60%) Digital Signal Processing
7 8 (8.60%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.53%) DevOps
8 7 (7.53%) Machine Learning
9 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.38%) SDLC
10 4 (4.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (3.23%) Analytics
11 3 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.23%) MapReduce
11 3 (3.23%) MVC
11 3 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.71%) C
2 22 (23.66%) Embedded C
3 18 (19.35%) Perl
4 16 (17.20%) C++
5 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 14 (15.05%) SQL
7 13 (13.98%) C#
8 12 (12.90%) Tcl
9 11 (11.83%) Java
10 6 (6.45%) Bash Shell
10 6 (6.45%) PHP
10 6 (6.45%) Ruby
11 4 (4.30%) Scala
12 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
13 2 (2.15%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.15%) MATLAB
13 2 (2.15%) R
14 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (31.18%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) ARP4754
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Firmware
2 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.30%) Docker
4 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.15%) KVM
4 2 (2.15%) LXC
5 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Ansible
1 3 (3.23%) Puppet
2 2 (2.15%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (5.38%) VMware
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.15%) Brocade
3 2 (2.15%) CA
3 2 (2.15%) Hortonworks
3 2 (2.15%) JD Edwards
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle
3 2 (2.15%) Perforce
3 2 (2.15%) Riverbed
3 2 (2.15%) Vyatta
4 1 (1.08%) BT
4 1 (1.08%) Google
4 1 (1.08%) IBM
4 1 (1.08%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.08%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.08%) Samsung
4 1 (1.08%) Vertica
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago