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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 76 119 99
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -20
Contract jobs citing Python 49 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.89% 0.34% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.11% 1.09% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -23.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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
689 823 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.59% 31.28% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 437 295
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -18.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.54 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 January 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 +24 22 £400 -20.00% 10
Bracknell - 9 £376 - 4
Newbury +3 4 £275 -26.17%
Slough -6 1 - - 4
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 4
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 43 (46.74%) Perl
2 42 (45.65%) Linux
3 41 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (38.04%) Java
5 28 (30.43%) JavaScript
6 26 (28.26%) SQL
7 23 (25.00%) HTML
7 23 (25.00%) C++
8 21 (22.83%) Ruby
9 20 (21.74%) Software Engineering
10 19 (20.65%) PHP
11 16 (17.39%) Oracle
11 16 (17.39%) CSS
11 16 (17.39%) Django
11 16 (17.39%) User Experience
12 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
13 14 (15.22%) UNIX
13 14 (15.22%) RDBMS
13 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
14 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
14 13 (14.13%) REST
15 11 (11.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (11.96%) Computer Science
15 11 (11.96%) TDD
15 11 (11.96%) JSON
15 11 (11.96%) DNS
16 10 (10.87%) Degree
16 10 (10.87%) DevOps
17 9 (9.78%) Sass
17 9 (9.78%) jQuery

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 8 (8.70%) Apache
2 7 (7.61%) Drupal
3 6 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (6.52%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (6.52%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.52%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (4.35%) ArcGIS
4 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.35%) CMS
4 4 (4.35%) ArcSDE
5 2 (2.17%) IIS
5 2 (2.17%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.17%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.09%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Photoshop
1 4 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) assyst
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) IaaS
1 3 (3.26%) SaaS
1 3 (3.26%) PaaS
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) DNS
2 8 (8.70%) Internet
2 8 (8.70%) SAN
2 8 (8.70%) SSL
2 8 (8.70%) HTTP
2 8 (8.70%) NAS
3 4 (4.35%) Firewall
3 4 (4.35%) Wireshark
4 3 (3.26%) LTE
4 3 (3.26%) PPP
4 3 (3.26%) SNA
4 3 (3.26%) WAN
4 3 (3.26%) LAN
4 3 (3.26%) IGRP
4 3 (3.26%) X.25
4 3 (3.26%) Wireless
4 3 (3.26%) FDDI
4 3 (3.26%) SMDS
4 3 (3.26%) BGP
5 2 (2.17%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) RDBMS
1 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.78%) OLTP
3 8 (8.70%) MySQL
4 5 (5.43%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.09%) Big Data
6 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.52%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.52%) Introscope
3 5 (5.43%) Subversion
4 4 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.17%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.17%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.09%) BitKeeper
7 1 (1.09%) Maven
7 1 (1.09%) JIRA
7 1 (1.09%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.09%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (1.09%) Ant
General
1 1 (1.09%) Billing
1 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.09%) Finance
1 1 (1.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 41 (44.57%) Developer
2 20 (21.74%) Python Developer
3 9 (9.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) C++ Developer
3 9 (9.78%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Test Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Software Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) WebSphere Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (5.43%) Python Programmer
6 5 (5.43%) Senior Python Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Senior Python Programmer
6 5 (5.43%) Programmer
7 4 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.35%) Python/Django Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.26%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.00%) HTML
2 16 (17.39%) CSS
2 16 (17.39%) Django
3 13 (14.13%) REST
4 11 (11.96%) JSON
5 9 (9.78%) Sass
5 9 (9.78%) jQuery
6 8 (8.70%) Ajax
7 7 (7.61%) MCollective
8 6 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (6.52%) Worklight
9 5 (5.43%) Hibernate
9 5 (5.43%) SOAP
9 5 (5.43%) Middleware
10 4 (4.35%) XML
10 4 (4.35%) ArcObjects
10 4 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.26%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (3.26%) HTML5
11 3 (3.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) User Experience
2 11 (11.96%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.52%) GIS
5 4 (4.35%) Open Source
5 4 (4.35%) E-Learning
5 4 (4.35%) New Media
6 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.26%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.26%) BBC
6 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.09%) SCORM
8 1 (1.09%) CMDB
8 1 (1.09%) Learning Management System
8 1 (1.09%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.65%) Linux
2 14 (15.22%) UNIX
3 11 (11.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.52%) Windows
4 6 (6.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.17%) Debian
6 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 11 (11.96%) TDD
4 10 (10.87%) DevOps
5 9 (9.78%) Multithreading
6 8 (8.70%) OOP
6 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (7.61%) Web Development
7 7 (7.61%) Scrum
8 6 (6.52%) MVC
8 6 (6.52%) OO
8 6 (6.52%) Analytics
9 5 (5.43%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.43%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.43%) Refactoring
9 5 (5.43%) Kanban
10 3 (3.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (46.74%) Perl
2 35 (38.04%) Java
3 28 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 26 (28.26%) SQL
5 23 (25.00%) C++
6 21 (22.83%) Ruby
7 19 (20.65%) PHP
8 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
9 8 (8.70%) Bash Shell
10 6 (6.52%) C
10 6 (6.52%) C#
10 6 (6.52%) Jython
11 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.17%) Erlang
12 1 (1.09%) sed
12 1 (1.09%) AWK
12 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) CCIE
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.17%) MCTS
3 2 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (1.09%) GIAC
4 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) HP APS
4 1 (1.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) vSphere
3 2 (2.17%) vCloud
4 1 (1.09%) Docker
4 1 (1.09%) HDFS
4 1 (1.09%) LXC
4 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Puppet
2 3 (3.26%) WSUS
3 1 (1.09%) Salt
3 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (17.39%) Oracle
2 9 (9.78%) Sybase
3 8 (8.70%) IBM
4 6 (6.52%) Adobe
4 6 (6.52%) AppDynamics
5 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.43%) Hitachi
5 5 (5.43%) ESRI
6 4 (4.35%) Mapinfo
6 4 (4.35%) Cisco
7 3 (3.26%) VMware
7 3 (3.26%) BMC
7 3 (3.26%) EMC
8 2 (2.17%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (1.09%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.09%) Remedy
9 1 (1.09%) Symantec
9 1 (1.09%) webMethods
9 1 (1.09%) Nortel
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