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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 60 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Python 14 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.61% 1.15% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.12% 3.36% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 1
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£438 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +30.43%
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 £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
340 268 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.04% 34.18% 38.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 202 159
Average daily rate £400 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 15
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.30 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.13 £42.50 £45.50
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 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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015, 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 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 18 (64.29%) Ruby
3 16 (57.14%) Java
4 14 (50.00%) PHP
5 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
5 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (35.71%) Puppet
6 10 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (35.71%) Electronics
6 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
6 10 (35.71%) Perl
7 9 (32.14%) DTV
7 9 (32.14%) CentOS
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
8 8 (28.57%) MySQL
8 8 (28.57%) UNIX
8 8 (28.57%) Bash Shell
9 7 (25.00%) DevOps
9 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (25.00%) SAP
9 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (25.00%) Manufacturing
9 7 (25.00%) LAMP
9 7 (25.00%) Scrum
9 7 (25.00%) Spring
9 7 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 5 (17.86%) Apache
1 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.57%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (21.43%) Amazon S3
4 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) LTE
3 2 (7.14%) 2G
3 2 (7.14%) DVB
3 2 (7.14%) 3G
3 2 (7.14%) LDAP
3 2 (7.14%) DLNA
3 2 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) SMTP
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) SSH
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
2 2 (7.14%) Hudson
2 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) PVCS
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.57%) TestNG
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (35.71%) Electronics
1 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 8 (28.57%) Finance
3 7 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Django Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Support
5 1 (3.57%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) LAMP
1 7 (25.00%) Spring
2 6 (21.43%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
4 4 (14.29%) jQuery
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) Servlets
4 4 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (10.71%) REST
5 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.71%) XML
5 3 (10.71%) JSON
6 2 (7.14%) Middleware
6 2 (7.14%) .NET
7 1 (3.57%) JNI
7 1 (3.57%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) DTV
2 5 (17.86%) Open Source
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) MPEG
3 2 (7.14%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.57%) iDTV
4 1 (3.57%) STB
4 1 (3.57%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) CentOS
3 8 (28.57%) UNIX
4 5 (17.86%) Fedora
5 4 (14.29%) Windows
6 3 (10.71%) Android
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.86%) TDD
5 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.71%) Kanban
6 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
7 2 (7.14%) Refactoring
7 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) DRM
7 2 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Ruby
2 16 (57.14%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) PHP
4 10 (35.71%) Perl
5 8 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 5 (17.86%) C
7 4 (14.29%) PHP5
7 4 (14.29%) C#
7 4 (14.29%) C++
7 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.71%) Golang
9 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
9 2 (7.14%) VC++
10 1 (3.57%) Scala
10 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
10 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
10 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.14%) NFS
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Samba
2 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) Puppet
1 10 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.71%) Nagios
2 3 (10.71%) Cacti
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (3.57%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) Percona
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Huawei
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