The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 34 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Python 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.59% 0.52% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% 2.90% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £375 £550 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +49.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.78% +5.71%
Python
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
112 69 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 33.14% 18.11% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 47
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £254 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 3 4
Average hourly rate £47.00 £27.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.07% -36.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.40 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.77 £27.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 1 £375 -31.81%
Python
East of England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) SSH
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Sun
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
2 2 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 2 (50.00%) C-shell
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) ProC
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
1 2 (50.00%) SSH
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (25.00%) ProC
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Unix Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bourne shell
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) C-shell
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Sun