The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 63 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Python 9 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.96% 1.76% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.43% 4.98% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £38.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-23.68% +4.10%
Python
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
371 221 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.68% 35.30% 34.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 170 162
Average daily rate £400 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 16
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 20 (68.97%) Red Hat
3 18 (62.07%) CentOS
4 15 (51.72%) PHP
5 14 (48.28%) MySQL
5 14 (48.28%) Ruby
6 12 (41.38%) Apache
7 11 (37.93%) UNIX
7 11 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (34.48%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (34.48%) Java
8 10 (34.48%) LAMP
9 9 (31.03%) Puppet
9 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (31.03%) DevOps
10 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (27.59%) Perl
10 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
11 7 (24.14%) Nagios
11 7 (24.14%) NFS
11 7 (24.14%) Web Services
11 7 (24.14%) Cacti
11 7 (24.14%) nginx
11 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
11 7 (24.14%) Samba
11 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (24.14%) Percona
11 7 (24.14%) Amazon S3
11 7 (24.14%) Open Source
12 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 12 (41.38%) Apache
2 7 (24.14%) nginx
3 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (10.34%) Drupal
4 3 (10.34%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.45%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (34.48%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (24.14%) Amazon S3
4 3 (10.34%) SaaS
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) LDAP
2 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 3 (10.34%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) 2G
3 2 (6.90%) 3G
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) LTE
3 2 (6.90%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.45%) DLNA
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.34%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) Hudson
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) TestNG
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) PVCS
General
1 5 (17.24%) Electronics
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Administrator
1 4 (13.79%) Developer
1 4 (13.79%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
3 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support
4 1 (3.45%) IT Technician
4 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) LAMP
2 7 (24.14%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) Spring
4 3 (10.34%) Servlets
5 2 (6.90%) .NET
6 1 (3.45%) HTML5
6 1 (3.45%) JNI
6 1 (3.45%) HTML
6 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) Animation
2 3 (10.34%) VLE
2 3 (10.34%) DTV
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.45%) STB
4 1 (3.45%) MPEG
4 1 (3.45%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 18 (62.07%) CentOS
3 11 (37.93%) UNIX
4 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (17.24%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) Fedora
6 4 (13.79%) Ubuntu
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.34%) Scientific Linux
7 3 (10.34%) Debian
8 2 (6.90%) Android
9 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) DevOps
2 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
3 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
7 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) Kanban
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.45%) Coaching
9 1 (3.45%) BDD
9 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
9 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) PHP
2 14 (48.28%) Ruby
3 10 (34.48%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) Perl
5 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.79%) C
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.34%) PHP5
6 3 (10.34%) C++
6 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
7 2 (6.90%) VC++
8 1 (3.45%) Groovy
8 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) NFS
1 7 (24.14%) Samba
2 3 (10.34%) KVM
2 3 (10.34%) Xen
2 3 (10.34%) Postfix
2 3 (10.34%) Sendmail
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Puppet
1 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (24.14%) Nagios
2 7 (24.14%) Cacti
3 2 (6.90%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Red Hat
2 7 (24.14%) Percona
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.45%) Huawei
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