The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 26 June 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 18 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs citing Python 57 48 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.74% 8.25% 7.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.89% 17.91% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 48
Median daily rate £400 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £393 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +9.67% +6.16%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 229 268 383
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 39.15% 46.05% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 153 254
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 21
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Cambridgeshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Cambridgeshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Cambridgeshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in Cambridgeshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Cambridge +6 46 £363 -23.68% 87
Peterborough 0 1 £220 -32.30% 1
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 57 (45.97%) Linux
2 37 (29.84%) C
3 34 (27.42%) Degree
4 28 (22.58%) Perl
4 28 (22.58%) Wireless
5 26 (20.97%) Electronics
6 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (20.16%) Git (software)
6 25 (20.16%) Test Automation
7 24 (19.35%) Telecoms
7 24 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
8 19 (15.32%) C++
8 19 (15.32%) Embedded C
8 19 (15.32%) Software Engineering
9 18 (14.52%) Test Scripting
10 17 (13.71%) Mathematics
10 17 (13.71%) Jenkins
10 17 (13.71%) DevOps
10 17 (13.71%) Tcl
11 15 (12.10%) Firmware
11 15 (12.10%) HTML
11 15 (12.10%) .NET
12 14 (11.29%) TCP/IP
12 14 (11.29%) REST
13 13 (10.48%) Java
14 12 (9.68%) C#
14 12 (9.68%) SQL
14 12 (9.68%) XML
14 12 (9.68%) SSL

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (2.42%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.81%) Anypoint
2 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.81%) Jupyter
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.81%) SAS
2 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Doxygen
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.61%) XMetaL
3 1 (0.81%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) IaaS
1 10 (8.06%) PaaS
2 7 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.81%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.58%) Wireless
2 14 (11.29%) TCP/IP
3 12 (9.68%) SSL
4 11 (8.87%) HTTP
4 11 (8.87%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (8.06%) Bluetooth
5 10 (8.06%) DNS
6 9 (7.26%) WLAN
7 5 (4.03%) Internet
8 1 (0.81%) IMAP
8 1 (0.81%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.42%) MySQL
2 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (20.16%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.71%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.65%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.84%) Subversion
5 4 (3.23%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.61%) JIRA
7 2 (1.61%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.81%) Trac
General
1 26 (20.97%) Electronics
2 24 (19.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.61%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.61%) Finance
3 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Automotive
4 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (26.61%) Developer
2 27 (21.77%) Python Developer
2 27 (21.77%) Test Engineer
3 20 (16.13%) Embedded Engineer
4 19 (15.32%) Software Test Engineer
5 14 (11.29%) Software Engineer
6 12 (9.68%) Author
6 12 (9.68%) Technical Author
7 11 (8.87%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Audio Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) Platform Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Embedded Developer
11 6 (4.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 4 (3.23%) E-Commerce Engineer
13 3 (2.42%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.10%) .NET
1 15 (12.10%) HTML
2 14 (11.29%) REST
3 12 (9.68%) XML
4 11 (8.87%) Node.js
5 10 (8.06%) JSON
5 10 (8.06%) XSLT
6 9 (7.26%) Django
7 7 (5.65%) Web Services
8 3 (2.42%) CSS
8 3 (2.42%) Flask
8 3 (2.42%) RESTful
9 2 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.61%) Sphinx
9 2 (1.61%) SQLAlchemy
10 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.81%) LAMP
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle ADF
10 1 (0.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (3.23%) Internet of Things
2 4 (3.23%) User Experience
3 3 (2.42%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.61%) Life Science
4 2 (1.61%) Robotics
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) Online Games
5 1 (0.81%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 57 (45.97%) Linux
2 11 (8.87%) Ubuntu
2 11 (8.87%) Windows
3 10 (8.06%) CoreOS
4 3 (2.42%) Unix
5 2 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) CentOS
6 1 (0.81%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
1 25 (20.16%) Test Automation
2 24 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.32%) Software Engineering
4 18 (14.52%) Test Scripting
5 17 (13.71%) DevOps
5 17 (13.71%) Mathematics
6 12 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (8.06%) E-Commerce
7 10 (8.06%) Kanban
7 10 (8.06%) Scrum
7 10 (8.06%) SOA
7 10 (8.06%) TDD
8 9 (7.26%) Digital Signal Processing
8 9 (7.26%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (7.26%) Signal Processing
9 6 (4.84%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.84%) OO
10 4 (3.23%) Machine Learning
11 3 (2.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.84%) C
2 28 (22.58%) Perl
3 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.32%) C++
4 19 (15.32%) Embedded C
5 17 (13.71%) Tcl
6 13 (10.48%) Java
7 12 (9.68%) C#
7 12 (9.68%) SQL
8 5 (4.03%) PHP
9 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.42%) Ruby
10 2 (1.61%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.61%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.61%) R
10 2 (1.61%) Scala
11 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (27.42%) Degree
2 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.81%) PhD
3 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) ARP4754
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.10%) Firmware
2 11 (8.87%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.61%) Ansible
2 2 (1.61%) Puppet
2 2 (1.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle
2 2 (1.61%) JD Edwards
2 2 (1.61%) Perforce
2 2 (1.61%) VMware
3 1 (0.81%) Google
3 1 (0.81%) IBM
3 1 (0.81%) MuleSoft
3 1 (0.81%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.81%) Vertica
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