The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 69 115 98
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -17
Contract jobs citing Python 63 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.23% 0.37% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.13% 1.41% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £365 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
Python
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
775 710 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.47% 26.32% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 379 303
Average daily rate £360 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 80
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.11 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.40% -51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £11.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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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
Reading +23 32 £375 +11.94% 30
Slough - 10 £375 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 2
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 42 (37.17%) Perl
2 39 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (31.86%) Linux
4 34 (30.09%) Java
5 31 (27.43%) JavaScript
5 31 (27.43%) HTML
6 30 (26.55%) SQL
7 28 (24.78%) Django
7 28 (24.78%) C++
8 26 (23.01%) Oracle
9 25 (22.12%) CSS
9 25 (22.12%) UNIX
10 23 (20.35%) Software Engineering
10 23 (20.35%) Relational Database
11 22 (19.47%) TDD
11 22 (19.47%) RDBMS
12 18 (15.93%) PHP
13 16 (14.16%) OOP
13 16 (14.16%) User Experience
13 16 (14.16%) REST
14 15 (13.27%) Sass
14 15 (13.27%) Sybase
14 15 (13.27%) OLTP
14 15 (13.27%) Multithreading
15 14 (12.39%) Ruby
15 14 (12.39%) Internet
15 14 (12.39%) Web Services
16 12 (10.62%) Scrum
16 12 (10.62%) AngularJS
17 11 (9.73%) Software Testing

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.96%) Apache
2 7 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.31%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (5.31%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (4.42%) Drupal
5 4 (3.54%) ArcSDE
5 4 (3.54%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.65%) CMS
6 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.77%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.77%) Node.js
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.77%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.88%) IIS
8 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.88%) Zope
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
2 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) Heroku
3 2 (1.77%) GitHub
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon Glacier
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.39%) Internet
2 8 (7.08%) HTTP
3 7 (6.19%) DNS
3 7 (6.19%) SSL
4 3 (2.65%) SSH
4 3 (2.65%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.65%) Wireless
4 3 (2.65%) LTE
5 2 (1.77%) NAS
5 2 (1.77%) 4G
5 2 (1.77%) GGSN
5 2 (1.77%) SGSN
5 2 (1.77%) 3G
5 2 (1.77%) SAN
5 2 (1.77%) WLAN
5 2 (1.77%) WAN
5 2 (1.77%) LAN
5 2 (1.77%) Packet Switching
6 1 (0.88%) UMTS
6 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.35%) Relational Database
2 22 (19.47%) RDBMS
3 15 (13.27%) OLTP
4 9 (7.96%) MySQL
5 7 (6.19%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.65%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.77%) DB2
7 2 (1.77%) Big Data
7 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.31%) Introscope
3 5 (4.42%) Subversion
4 4 (3.54%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.65%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.77%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.77%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.88%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.88%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.88%) Ant
7 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.88%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) JIRA
7 1 (0.88%) Selenium
7 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.88%) BitKeeper
General
1 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.65%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Games
3 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.88%) Front Office
3 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (60.18%) Developer
2 29 (25.66%) Python Developer
3 15 (13.27%) C++ Developer
4 9 (7.96%) Software Developer
4 9 (7.96%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Web Developer
5 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Python/Django Developer
6 6 (5.31%) WebSphere Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Python Web Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.54%) Programmer
8 4 (3.54%) Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) GIS Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Senior Programmer
9 3 (2.65%) Senior Python Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Senior Python Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.43%) HTML
2 28 (24.78%) Django
3 25 (22.12%) CSS
4 16 (14.16%) REST
5 15 (13.27%) Sass
6 14 (12.39%) Web Services
7 12 (10.62%) AngularJS
8 10 (8.85%) JSON
9 9 (7.96%) STL
10 7 (6.19%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (6.19%) jQuery
11 6 (5.31%) Ajax
11 6 (5.31%) Worklight
12 5 (4.42%) HTML5
12 5 (4.42%) XML
13 4 (3.54%) SOAP
13 4 (3.54%) .NET
13 4 (3.54%) RESTful
13 4 (3.54%) ArcObjects
14 3 (2.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) User Experience
2 8 (7.08%) GIS
3 5 (4.42%) Open Source
4 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.65%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) BBC
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) EFT
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) Statistics
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) New Media
7 1 (0.88%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.86%) Linux
2 25 (22.12%) UNIX
3 6 (5.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.65%) Windows
6 2 (1.77%) Debian
6 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.77%) Android
7 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.88%) AIX
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.35%) Software Engineering
3 22 (19.47%) TDD
4 16 (14.16%) OOP
5 15 (13.27%) Multithreading
6 12 (10.62%) Scrum
7 11 (9.73%) Software Testing
7 11 (9.73%) Web Development
8 10 (8.85%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (7.96%) DevOps
10 8 (7.08%) Kanban
10 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
11 7 (6.19%) MVC
11 7 (6.19%) OO
12 6 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.31%) Data Transformation
13 5 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.42%) Migration
13 5 (4.42%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.54%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.17%) Perl
2 34 (30.09%) Java
3 31 (27.43%) JavaScript
4 30 (26.55%) SQL
5 28 (24.78%) C++
6 18 (15.93%) PHP
7 14 (12.39%) Ruby
8 10 (8.85%) Shell Script
9 9 (7.96%) C
10 8 (7.08%) Bash Shell
11 6 (5.31%) Jython
12 4 (3.54%) C#
13 3 (2.65%) Tcl
13 3 (2.65%) Erlang
14 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.77%) VB
15 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.88%) Groovy
15 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.88%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) MCSE
2 1 (0.88%) PhD
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.88%) MCTS
2 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.88%) vSphere
2 1 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Puppet
1 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) Oracle
2 15 (13.27%) Sybase
3 8 (7.08%) ESRI
4 7 (6.19%) IBM
5 6 (5.31%) Adobe
5 6 (5.31%) AppDynamics
6 5 (4.42%) VMware
7 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.54%) Mapinfo
8 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.77%) Cisco
9 2 (1.77%) NetHawk
9 2 (1.77%) Hitachi
9 2 (1.77%) Talend
10 1 (0.88%) SurfControl
10 1 (0.88%) Postini
10 1 (0.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (0.88%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.88%) EMC
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