Period
to 21 January 2018

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 6 months to 21 January 2018 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Python 125 63 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 20.16% 10.34% 13.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.85% 21.43% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 42
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -0.62% +15.00%
10th Percentile £319 £315 £264
90th Percentile £475 £521 £443
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £403
% change year-on-year - -6.83% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 11 15
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £36.25 £33.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.75 £57.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.75 £39.38 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% +0.96% -10.86%

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 306 294 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 49.35% 48.28% 52.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 145 238
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.28% +5.86%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £525 £518 £506
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 35 34
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +0.59% -0.59%
10th Percentile £32.50 £32.80 £33.75
90th Percentile £52.63 £48.25 £57.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 £42.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -1.19% +1.20% -2.35%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 62 (49.60%) C
2 52 (41.60%) Wireless
3 51 (40.80%) Linux
4 41 (32.80%) C++
5 40 (32.00%) Telecoms
6 39 (31.20%) Embedded C
7 37 (29.60%) Bluetooth
8 35 (28.00%) Test Automation
9 34 (27.20%) Electronics
10 33 (26.40%) Software Engineering
11 25 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 22 (17.60%) Windows
13 19 (15.20%) Degree
14 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (13.60%) Embedded Systems
15 16 (12.80%) Signal Processing
16 14 (11.20%) Perl
17 13 (10.40%) Firmware
18 12 (9.60%) Assembly Language
18 12 (9.60%) SQL
18 12 (9.60%) XML
18 12 (9.60%) Jenkins
18 12 (9.60%) Docker
19 11 (8.80%) DevOps
19 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
19 11 (8.80%) HTML
19 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
19 11 (8.80%) Tcl
20 10 (8.00%) Perforce
20 10 (8.00%) Java

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 2 (1.60%) Confluence
2 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Doxygen
1 4 (3.20%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.80%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.40%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.80%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.80%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (0.80%) GitHub
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (41.60%) Wireless
2 37 (29.60%) Bluetooth
3 9 (7.20%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.40%) WAN
5 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.80%) SMS
5 1 (0.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Big Data
1 5 (4.00%) MySQL
2 4 (3.20%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.80%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.80%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.80%) Power BI
5 1 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.60%) git-flow
5 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.80%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.80%) GoCD
5 1 (0.80%) Gradle
5 1 (0.80%) gulp
5 1 (0.80%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.80%) Mocha
5 1 (0.80%) Protractor
5 1 (0.80%) SCons
5 1 (0.80%) Selenium
5 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (32.00%) Telecoms
2 34 (27.20%) Electronics
3 4 (3.20%) Law
4 3 (2.40%) Publishing
5 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (29.60%) Developer
2 27 (21.60%) Embedded Engineer
3 24 (19.20%) Software Engineer
4 23 (18.40%) Test Engineer
5 17 (13.60%) Python Developer
6 15 (12.00%) Embedded Developer
7 11 (8.80%) Bluetooth Engineer
7 11 (8.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 11 (8.80%) Software Developer
8 10 (8.00%) Automation Tester
8 10 (8.00%) Tester
9 8 (6.40%) Author
9 8 (6.40%) C Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Embedded C Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Technical Author
10 7 (5.60%) C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Embedded Software Developer
10 7 (5.60%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) C Software Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) XML
2 11 (8.80%) HTML
3 10 (8.00%) Django
4 7 (5.60%) NumPy
5 6 (4.80%) Flask
5 6 (4.80%) Qt
6 5 (4.00%) JSON
6 5 (4.00%) SciPy
6 5 (4.00%) Web Services
7 4 (3.20%) .NET
7 4 (3.20%) XML Schema
7 4 (3.20%) XSLT
8 3 (2.40%) gRPC
8 3 (2.40%) QML
8 3 (2.40%) Qt Quick
8 3 (2.40%) REST
9 2 (1.60%) Keras
9 2 (1.60%) Pandas
9 2 (1.60%) TensorFlow
9 2 (1.60%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.60%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (7.20%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.80%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.20%) Verilog
5 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.40%) LIMS
6 2 (1.60%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.80%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (40.80%) Linux
2 22 (17.60%) Windows
3 9 (7.20%) Unix
4 5 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.40%) Android
5 3 (2.40%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (26.40%) Software Engineering
3 25 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (12.80%) Signal Processing
6 11 (8.80%) DevOps
7 9 (7.20%) Machine Learning
7 9 (7.20%) Mathematics
8 6 (4.80%) Digital Signal Processing
8 6 (4.80%) Statistics
9 5 (4.00%) Physics
9 5 (4.00%) Visualisation
10 4 (3.20%) Bayesian Methods
10 4 (3.20%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.20%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.20%) Data Integration
10 4 (3.20%) ETL
10 4 (3.20%) Neural Network
10 4 (3.20%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (49.60%) C
2 41 (32.80%) C++
3 39 (31.20%) Embedded C
4 14 (11.20%) Perl
5 12 (9.60%) Assembly Language
5 12 (9.60%) SQL
6 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
6 11 (8.80%) Tcl
7 10 (8.00%) Java
8 8 (6.40%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.80%) Embedded C++
10 5 (4.00%) R
11 4 (3.20%) PHP
12 3 (2.40%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.60%) C#
13 2 (1.60%) Cython
14 1 (0.80%) F#
14 1 (0.80%) Groovy
14 1 (0.80%) OCaml
14 1 (0.80%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (15.20%) Degree
2 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.80%) ISEB
2 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.80%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) MISRA
2 3 (2.40%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (10.40%) Firmware
2 12 (9.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.80%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) Puppet
2 3 (2.40%) Ansible
2 3 (2.40%) Mesos
2 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.60%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.60%) Packer
3 2 (1.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (8.00%) Perforce
2 3 (2.40%) SaltStack
3 2 (1.60%) SAP
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle
4 1 (0.80%) Splunk
4 1 (0.80%) VMware