Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 10 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +8
Contract jobs citing Python 101 84 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 16.11% 10.76% 7.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.79% 22.28% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 53
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.90% +6.90%
10th Percentile £319 £322 £252
90th Percentile £513 £506 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £438 £388
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 2
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.18% -30.42%
10th Percentile £32.75 £9.00 £40.58
90th Percentile £47.75 £45.50 £43.53
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% -8.54% +9.33%

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 308 377 386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 49.12% 48.27% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 220 289
Cambridge median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% -0.28%
10th Percentile £215 £264 £243
90th Percentile £494 £502 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 20
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.06%
10th Percentile £32.75 £23.90 £9.18
90th Percentile £47.60 £48.00 £45.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - -3.85%

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 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 39 (38.61%) C
2 33 (32.67%) Degree
3 32 (31.68%) Linux
3 32 (31.68%) Wireless
4 29 (28.71%) Perl
5 28 (27.72%) Electronics
5 28 (27.72%) Test Automation
6 27 (26.73%) Telecoms
7 23 (22.77%) C++
8 19 (18.81%) Embedded C
9 18 (17.82%) Test Scripting
10 16 (15.84%) Tcl
10 16 (15.84%) HTML
11 15 (14.85%) Firmware
11 15 (14.85%) Mathematics
12 14 (13.86%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (13.86%) XML
12 14 (13.86%) Software Engineering
13 12 (11.88%) Bluetooth
13 12 (11.88%) Git (software)
14 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (9.90%) XSLT
15 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
15 10 (9.90%) Digital Signal Processing
15 10 (9.90%) Signal Processing
16 9 (8.91%) Jenkins
16 9 (8.91%) WLAN
16 9 (8.91%) OO
16 9 (8.91%) Doxygen
17 8 (7.92%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (0.99%) Anypoint
1 1 (0.99%) Jupyter
1 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.99%) SAS
1 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Doxygen
2 4 (3.96%) XMetaL
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.99%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.99%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (31.68%) Wireless
2 14 (13.86%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (11.88%) Bluetooth
4 9 (8.91%) WLAN
5 4 (3.96%) Internet
6 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.99%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (11.88%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.96%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.96%) Subversion
4 3 (2.97%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.97%) JIRA
4 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.98%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.98%) Buildbot
5 2 (1.98%) CMake
5 2 (1.98%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.99%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.99%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (27.72%) Electronics
2 27 (26.73%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Finance
4 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 32 (31.68%) Test Engineer
2 27 (26.73%) Developer
3 24 (23.76%) Python Developer
4 22 (21.78%) Embedded Engineer
4 22 (21.78%) Software Test Engineer
5 14 (13.86%) Author
5 14 (13.86%) Technical Author
6 11 (10.89%) Audio Engineer
7 10 (9.90%) Senior Test Engineer
7 10 (9.90%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Embedded Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Development Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Django Developer
11 3 (2.97%) Python/Django Developer
11 3 (2.97%) Senior Development Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Senior Software Development Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) HTML
2 14 (13.86%) XML
3 10 (9.90%) XSLT
4 6 (5.94%) Django
5 5 (4.95%) Web Services
6 4 (3.96%) .NET
6 4 (3.96%) Sphinx
7 3 (2.97%) Flask
7 3 (2.97%) NumPy
7 3 (2.97%) SciPy
8 2 (1.98%) CSS
8 2 (1.98%) RESTful
9 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.99%) J2EE
9 1 (0.99%) LAMP
9 1 (0.99%) Node.js
9 1 (0.99%) Qt
9 1 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.99%) REST
9 1 (0.99%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.95%) User Experience
4 3 (2.97%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.97%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.98%) Life Science
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.99%) Robotics
6 1 (0.99%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 32 (31.68%) Linux
2 8 (7.92%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.99%) CentOS
4 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.72%) Test Automation
2 18 (17.82%) Test Scripting
3 15 (14.85%) Mathematics
4 14 (13.86%) Software Engineering
5 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.90%) Digital Signal Processing
6 10 (9.90%) Signal Processing
7 9 (8.91%) OO
8 8 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.92%) DevOps
8 8 (7.92%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.97%) Machine Learning
10 3 (2.97%) Test Planning
10 3 (2.97%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.98%) Analytics
11 2 (1.98%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (1.98%) Device Driver Development
11 2 (1.98%) SDLC
11 2 (1.98%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.61%) C
2 29 (28.71%) Perl
3 23 (22.77%) C++
4 19 (18.81%) Embedded C
5 16 (15.84%) Tcl
6 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.93%) C#
7 7 (6.93%) SQL
8 5 (4.95%) Java
9 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.97%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.98%) PHP
10 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.99%) Cython
11 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.99%) R
11 1 (0.99%) Ruby
11 1 (0.99%) Scala
11 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (32.67%) Degree
2 3 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) Firmware
2 2 (1.98%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Ansible
1 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.98%) Puppet
1 2 (1.98%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (3.96%) Perforce
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.98%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.99%) Google
4 1 (0.99%) IBM
4 1 (0.99%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle
4 1 (0.99%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.99%) VMware
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