The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 46 64
Rank change year-on-year +17 +18  
Contract jobs citing Python 2934 2207 1679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.27% 4.10% 2.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.93% 10.58% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2007 1490 1153
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 18 31
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £16.76 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £59.70 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +4.10%  

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19649 20853 21330
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.97% 38.75% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13427 14322 14249
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 450 435
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.43 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the UK

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the UK

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the UK

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in the UK

Python
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +18 2756 £500 +5.26% 1041
London +15 1775 £525 +5.00% 579
South East +4 334 £425 -2.85% 134
City of London +12 278 £550 +15.78% 122
Yorkshire +30 148 £420 -6.66% 44
West Yorkshire +35 132 £420 +5.00% 34
East of England +14 122 £419 -6.94% 117
South West +17 121 £400 -5.82% 64
Leeds +26 116 £420 +5.00% 32
Scotland +13 114 £425 +13.33% 45
Surrey +26 103 £425 -5.55% 18
North West +24 88 £425 +1.19% 55
West Midlands +67 84 £475 +16.92% 17
Edinburgh 0 72 £425 +6.25% 20
Hampshire +7 65 £425 +6.25% 26
Cambridgeshire +9 56 £400 -13.51% 94
Manchester +16 51 £410 -2.38% 39
Berkshire +7 50 £500 +11.11% 37
East Midlands +23 49 £420 +23.52% 24
Devon +5 46 £425 - 6
Cambridge +11 45 £363 -23.68% 89
Buckinghamshire -8 42 £405 +33.88% 8
Oxfordshire +7 41 £463 +15.62% 30
Milton Keynes -5 34 £388 +40.90% 8
Redhill - 34 £425 -
Hertfordshire +17 33 £419 +28.84% 16
Glasgow +16 33 £400 +6.66% 22
Plymouth 0 33 £425 +13.33% 1
Bristol +14 31 £400 +4.91% 30
Shropshire +41 29 £525 +10.52% 1

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Python.

1 2361 (42.05%) Linux
2 2077 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
3 2040 (36.33%) Java
4 1538 (27.39%) DevOps
5 1242 (22.12%) SQL
6 1239 (22.07%) Ruby
7 1136 (20.23%) Git (software)
8 1110 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
9 1084 (19.31%) Jenkins
10 1031 (18.36%) Finance
11 1006 (17.92%) JavaScript
12 973 (17.33%) Puppet
13 953 (16.97%) Ansible
14 917 (16.33%) Unix
15 910 (16.21%) Bash Shell
16 902 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
17 872 (15.53%) Perl
18 871 (15.51%) Docker
19 787 (14.02%) Test Automation
20 765 (13.62%) Configuration Management
21 745 (13.27%) HTML
22 717 (12.77%) Big Data
23 685 (12.20%) TDD
24 659 (11.74%) Open Source
25 642 (11.43%) Hadoop
26 628 (11.18%) Opscode Chef
27 609 (10.85%) Scala
28 599 (10.67%) CSS
29 592 (10.54%) Oracle
30 590 (10.51%) Windows

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 474 (8.44%) Apache Spark
2 331 (5.89%) Apache
3 290 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
4 258 (4.59%) Confluence
5 196 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 193 (3.44%) nginx
7 128 (2.28%) OpenStack
8 125 (2.23%) SAS
9 120 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
10 84 (1.50%) Apache Pig
11 81 (1.44%) JBoss
12 68 (1.21%) CMS
13 67 (1.19%) Apache Solr
14 61 (1.09%) WebLogic
15 57 (1.02%) IIS
16 47 (0.84%) WebSphere
17 30 (0.53%) Drupal
18 29 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 25 (0.45%) Jupyter
20 19 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 86 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
3 37 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 34 (0.61%) SPSS
5 19 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
6 16 (0.28%) Doxygen
7 10 (0.18%) Stata
8 5 (0.089%) HipChat
8 5 (0.089%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.071%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.053%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.053%) Weka
11 2 (0.036%) Maya
11 2 (0.036%) Simulink
11 2 (0.036%) XMetaL
12 1 (0.018%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.018%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 48 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 13 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.071%) FINCAD Analytics
7 4 (0.071%) RMDS
8 3 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.053%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.036%) Magento
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.018%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.018%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.018%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.018%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.018%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1110 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
2 297 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 193 (3.44%) PaaS
4 146 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 121 (2.15%) GitHub
6 116 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 111 (1.98%) Amazon S3
8 101 (1.80%) IaaS
9 84 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 77 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (0.94%) OpenShift
11 53 (0.94%) SaaS
12 52 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 48 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
14 45 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
15 40 (0.71%) Google Analytics
16 31 (0.55%) Datadog
16 31 (0.55%) Heroku
16 31 (0.55%) Route 53
17 28 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 405 (7.21%) HTTP
2 303 (5.40%) TCP/IP
3 194 (3.46%) SSL
4 179 (3.19%) Firewall
5 174 (3.10%) DNS
6 112 (1.99%) Internet
7 75 (1.34%) LDAP
8 57 (1.02%) Wireless
9 48 (0.85%) Network Security
10 45 (0.80%) HTTPS
11 41 (0.73%) VPN
12 35 (0.62%) DHCP
13 34 (0.61%) SAN
14 33 (0.59%) LAN
15 32 (0.57%) WAN
16 29 (0.52%) SNMP
16 29 (0.52%) SSH
17 28 (0.50%) NAS
18 27 (0.48%) SMTP
18 27 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (12.77%) Big Data
2 642 (11.43%) Hadoop
3 506 (9.01%) Relational Database
4 497 (8.85%) MySQL
4 497 (8.85%) PostgreSQL
5 474 (8.44%) MongoDB
6 418 (7.44%) NoSQL
7 335 (5.97%) SQL Server
8 255 (4.54%) Apache Hive
9 217 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 142 (2.53%) RDBMS
11 133 (2.37%) HBase
12 131 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
13 116 (2.07%) Oracle Database
14 105 (1.87%) Redis
15 71 (1.26%) Impala
16 66 (1.18%) Data Mining
17 50 (0.89%) DB2
18 49 (0.87%) QlikView
19 48 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1136 (20.23%) Git (software)
2 1084 (19.31%) Jenkins
3 519 (9.24%) JIRA
4 321 (5.72%) Subversion
5 284 (5.06%) Selenium
6 246 (4.38%) Maven
7 190 (3.38%) Cucumber
8 163 (2.90%) JUnit
9 138 (2.46%) Vagrant
10 121 (2.15%) TeamCity
11 102 (1.82%) WebDriver
12 95 (1.69%) Ant
13 91 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
14 87 (1.55%) Gradle
15 86 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 86 (1.53%) Bitbucket
16 82 (1.46%) gulp
17 63 (1.12%) Hudson
18 56 (1.00%) GitLab
19 55 (0.98%) Eclipse
General
1 1031 (18.36%) Finance
2 529 (9.42%) Banking
3 242 (4.31%) Investment Banking
4 232 (4.13%) Front Office
5 164 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 146 (2.60%) Marketing
7 99 (1.76%) Electronics
8 87 (1.55%) Retail
9 65 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.00%) Games
11 48 (0.85%) Law
12 33 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 28 (0.50%) Back Office
14 26 (0.46%) Billing
15 25 (0.45%) Publishing
16 19 (0.34%) Legal
17 15 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.23%) Automotive
19 12 (0.21%) Advertising
19 12 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2286 (40.71%) Developer
2 1005 (17.90%) Python Developer
3 838 (14.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 359 (6.39%) Analyst
5 342 (6.09%) Java Developer
6 291 (5.18%) Linux Engineer
7 285 (5.08%) AWS Engineer
8 243 (4.33%) Senior Developer
9 237 (4.22%) AWS DevOps
10 236 (4.20%) Architect
11 209 (3.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 183 (3.26%) Consultant
12 183 (3.26%) Data Scientist
13 182 (3.24%) Scala Developer
14 177 (3.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 165 (2.94%) Administrator
15 165 (2.94%) Data Engineer
16 161 (2.87%) Software Engineer
17 151 (2.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 146 (2.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 745 (13.27%) HTML
2 599 (10.67%) CSS
3 546 (9.72%) Django
4 508 (9.05%) Web Services
5 487 (8.67%) Node.js
6 435 (7.75%) REST
7 367 (6.54%) JSON
8 323 (5.75%) HTML5
9 319 (5.68%) XML
10 289 (5.15%) AngularJS
11 288 (5.13%) RESTful
12 269 (4.79%) .NET
13 239 (4.26%) Spring
14 215 (3.83%) Elastic Stack
15 214 (3.81%) Kafka
16 210 (3.74%) Flask
17 207 (3.69%) CSS3
18 169 (3.01%) Ajax
19 165 (2.94%) jQuery
20 156 (2.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 460 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 297 (5.29%) Computer Science
3 198 (3.53%) Algorithms
4 189 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 147 (2.62%) User Experience
6 133 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 129 (2.30%) Fixed Income
8 122 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
9 120 (2.14%) Derivative
10 105 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
11 102 (1.82%) Public Cloud
12 100 (1.78%) Data Centre
13 84 (1.50%) Clustering
14 82 (1.46%) Fintech
15 79 (1.41%) Data Structures
16 75 (1.34%) Management Information System
17 67 (1.19%) Mobile App
18 51 (0.91%) Equities
19 42 (0.75%) Market Risk
20 36 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2361 (42.05%) Linux
2 917 (16.33%) Unix
3 590 (10.51%) Windows
4 428 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 295 (5.25%) CentOS
6 231 (4.11%) Ubuntu
7 87 (1.55%) Solaris
8 83 (1.48%) Mac OS X
9 76 (1.35%) Windows Server
10 71 (1.26%) Debian
11 69 (1.23%) Android
12 57 (1.02%) Apple iOS
13 53 (0.94%) AIX
14 39 (0.69%) Mac OS
15 34 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (0.46%) CoreOS
18 24 (0.43%) SUSE
19 19 (0.34%) VMS
20 15 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2077 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1538 (27.39%) DevOps
3 902 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
4 787 (14.02%) Test Automation
5 765 (13.62%) Configuration Management
6 685 (12.20%) TDD
7 659 (11.74%) Open Source
8 575 (10.24%) Analytics
9 542 (9.65%) Scrum
10 447 (7.96%) Software Engineering
11 371 (6.61%) Web Development
12 335 (5.97%) OO
13 303 (5.40%) Continuous Delivery
14 300 (5.34%) SDLC
15 292 (5.20%) Machine Learning
16 286 (5.09%) BDD
17 284 (5.06%) Microservices
18 262 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
19 240 (4.27%) Mathematics
20 235 (4.19%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2040 (36.33%) Java
2 1242 (22.12%) SQL
3 1239 (22.07%) Ruby
4 1006 (17.92%) JavaScript
5 910 (16.21%) Bash Shell
6 872 (15.53%) Perl
7 609 (10.85%) Scala
8 541 (9.63%) C#
9 537 (9.56%) C++
10 389 (6.93%) R
11 354 (6.30%) PHP
12 298 (5.31%) C
13 288 (5.13%) Shell Script
14 266 (4.74%) PowerShell
15 251 (4.47%) Go
16 153 (2.72%) Groovy
17 82 (1.46%) VBA
18 79 (1.41%) Korn
19 75 (1.34%) PL/SQL
20 74 (1.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 463 (8.25%) Degree
2 387 (6.89%) Security Cleared
3 270 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 111 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (1.55%) PhD
6 48 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (0.85%) ISEB
7 45 (0.80%) CISSP
8 44 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 38 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 38 (0.68%) Master's Degree
9 38 (0.68%) RHCE
10 36 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 34 (0.61%) SANS
12 29 (0.52%) CEH
13 27 (0.48%) CCNP
13 27 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
14 25 (0.45%) AWS Certification
15 24 (0.43%) GIAC
16 23 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (3.58%) QA
2 66 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 42 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 35 (0.62%) MiFID
5 19 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.27%) SLA
7 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.14%) GCP
8 8 (0.14%) WCAG
9 3 (0.053%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.053%) EMIR
9 3 (0.053%) IAS 39
9 3 (0.053%) IFRS
9 3 (0.053%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.036%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.036%) MISRA
10 2 (0.036%) PMO
10 2 (0.036%) Solvency II
System Software
1 871 (15.51%) Docker
2 183 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (2.01%) HDFS
4 97 (1.73%) Active Directory
5 70 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 64 (1.14%) Apache Flume
7 48 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 46 (0.82%) LXC
9 41 (0.73%) VirtualBox
10 38 (0.68%) KVM
10 38 (0.68%) vSphere
11 37 (0.66%) Hyper-V
12 31 (0.55%) Xen
13 28 (0.50%) NFS
14 26 (0.46%) Firmware
15 22 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
16 18 (0.32%) vCloud
17 17 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 14 (0.25%) Samba
19 10 (0.18%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 973 (17.33%) Puppet
2 953 (16.97%) Ansible
3 628 (11.18%) Opscode Chef
4 328 (5.84%) Kubernetes
5 300 (5.34%) Terraform
6 144 (2.56%) logstash
7 135 (2.40%) Nagios
8 126 (2.24%) Kibana
9 106 (1.89%) Salt
10 78 (1.39%) ZABBIX
11 77 (1.37%) Mesos
12 71 (1.26%) Grafana
13 68 (1.21%) Graphite
14 58 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
15 53 (0.94%) Packer
16 48 (0.85%) Oozie
17 37 (0.66%) Rancher
18 36 (0.64%) HAProxy
19 34 (0.61%) SELinux
20 30 (0.53%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 592 (10.54%) Oracle
2 385 (6.86%) Red Hat
3 296 (5.27%) VMware
4 252 (4.49%) Google
5 222 (3.95%) Microsoft
6 209 (3.72%) Splunk
7 122 (2.17%) Cloudera
8 111 (1.98%) Tableau
9 92 (1.64%) SAP
10 86 (1.53%) IBM
11 82 (1.46%) SaltStack
12 76 (1.35%) Sybase
13 71 (1.26%) Cisco
14 68 (1.21%) Atlassian
15 61 (1.09%) HP
16 55 (0.98%) Hortonworks
17 51 (0.91%) TIBCO
18 48 (0.85%) Sun
19 44 (0.78%) EMC
20 39 (0.69%) NetApp
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London
Morgan Mckinley
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Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Yorkshire
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London
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PBIT Consultants
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London
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Oxfordshire
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London
Parallel Consulting
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East London
Oliver Bernard
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South West London
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London
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