The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 119 97 119
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing Python 10 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.98% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 3.11% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 5
Average daily rate £335 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £214 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £540 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
754 772 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.42% 31.41% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 295 330
Average daily rate £338 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 77 15
Average hourly rate £15.13 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.78% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £43.75 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Python
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 9 £335 -13.54% 17
Newbury - 2 £219 - 1
Slough - 1 £325 - 4
Windsor - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) Perl
5 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) Kerberos
6 4 (22.22%) NetApp
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) VLAN
6 4 (22.22%) Network Security
6 4 (22.22%) vSphere
6 4 (22.22%) SELinux
6 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (16.67%) Django
7 3 (16.67%) QA
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.11%) CCIE
8 2 (11.11%) SNA
8 2 (11.11%) PPP
8 2 (11.11%) WAN
8 2 (11.11%) ATM
8 2 (11.11%) ISDN
8 2 (11.11%) LAN

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) Jetty
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) Kerberos
2 4 (22.22%) VLAN
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (11.11%) SNA
3 2 (11.11%) PPP
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) ATM
3 2 (11.11%) ISDN
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) FDDI
3 2 (11.11%) SMDS
3 2 (11.11%) Frame Relay
3 2 (11.11%) SONET
3 2 (11.11%) APPN
3 2 (11.11%) BGP
3 2 (11.11%) IGRP
3 2 (11.11%) X.25
4 1 (5.56%) LTE
4 1 (5.56%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) FogBugz
2 1 (5.56%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Linux Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Python Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) Django
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) OSGi
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) Ajax
4 1 (5.56%) Java EE
4 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) JSF
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (22.22%) SELinux
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) OO
1 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
1 2 (11.11%) Network Design
1 2 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (5.56%) BDD
2 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
2 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
2 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
2 1 (5.56%) V-Model
2 1 (5.56%) BPMN
2 1 (5.56%) Use Case
2 1 (5.56%) Release Management
2 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
2 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.56%) System Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
2 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 5 (27.78%) Perl
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (5.56%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (5.56%) Groovy
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) VB
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCIE
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) vSphere
1 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) XenServer
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) NetApp
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) NetHawk
6 1 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix