The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 65 94 67
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -27
Contract jobs citing Python 88 46 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.98% 1.57% 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.38% 4.13% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 29 21
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£388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
Python
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1050 1114 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 35.58% 37.93% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 657 490
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 62 93
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £26.09 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Python
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Python
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
Cambridgeshire +15 60 £388 - 69
Hertfordshire -5 18 £350 -22.22% 19
Suffolk - 5 £416 -
Norfolk +1 3 £480 - 1
Essex -9 2 £583 +79.23% 3
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 73 (51.77%) Linux
2 44 (31.21%) Ruby
3 39 (27.66%) Web Services
4 38 (26.95%) DevOps
5 36 (25.53%) Puppet
6 34 (24.11%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (24.11%) Java
7 32 (22.70%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (21.99%) Windows
9 28 (19.86%) JavaScript
10 26 (18.44%) Perl
11 25 (17.73%) UNIX
12 23 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (15.60%) Oracle
14 21 (14.89%) C++
14 21 (14.89%) Configuration Management
15 20 (14.18%) HTML
16 19 (13.48%) CSS
17 18 (12.77%) C
17 18 (12.77%) Red Hat
18 17 (12.06%) Software Engineering
18 17 (12.06%) VMware
19 16 (11.35%) JIRA
19 16 (11.35%) Git (software)
20 15 (10.64%) Ansible
21 14 (9.93%) Selenium
21 14 (9.93%) HTML5
22 13 (9.22%) CSS3
22 13 (9.22%) Bash Shell

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 10 (7.09%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.38%) Apache
2 9 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.67%) MQSeries
3 8 (5.67%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.67%) JBoss
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.55%) Zope
4 5 (3.55%) Plone
5 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.13%) CMS
6 3 (2.13%) Confluence
6 3 (2.13%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.42%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.71%) Drupal
8 1 (0.71%) WordPress
8 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.70%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.09%) IaaS
3 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.71%) PaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.96%) LDAP
2 6 (4.26%) HTTP
2 6 (4.26%) Firewall
2 6 (4.26%) Wireless
3 5 (3.55%) GSM
4 4 (2.84%) LAN
4 4 (2.84%) WAN
4 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.84%) NGN
5 3 (2.13%) GPRS
5 3 (2.13%) SSH
5 3 (2.13%) Network Security
5 3 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.13%) DNS
5 3 (2.13%) SSL
5 3 (2.13%) Internet
6 2 (1.42%) HSDPA
6 2 (1.42%) WCDMA
6 2 (1.42%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) MySQL
2 11 (7.80%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.26%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.55%) Big Data
6 4 (2.84%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.84%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.13%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.13%) EDMS
7 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.71%) HBase
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) DB2
9 1 (0.71%) Impala
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.71%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (11.35%) JIRA
1 16 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.93%) Selenium
3 11 (7.80%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.38%) JUnit
5 8 (5.67%) Ant
5 8 (5.67%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (4.26%) Subversion
7 5 (3.55%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.84%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.13%) Xcode
9 3 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (2.13%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.13%) eggPlant
9 3 (2.13%) Robot Framework
9 3 (2.13%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.42%) TestLink
10 2 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (9.22%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.09%) Finance
3 8 (5.67%) Electronics
4 4 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.13%) Avionics
6 2 (1.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 43 (30.50%) Developer
2 23 (16.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (12.77%) Python Developer
4 16 (11.35%) Software Engineer
5 15 (10.64%) Administrator
5 15 (10.64%) Linux Administrator
6 14 (9.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 14 (9.93%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (9.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Consultant
9 7 (4.96%) Architect
10 6 (4.26%) UI Developer
10 6 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) UI Programmer
11 5 (3.55%) Linux Support
11 5 (3.55%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.55%) Systems Architect
12 4 (2.84%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.66%) Web Services
2 20 (14.18%) HTML
3 19 (13.48%) CSS
4 14 (9.93%) HTML5
5 13 (9.22%) CSS3
6 11 (7.80%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.67%) Apache Camel
7 8 (5.67%) PhoneGap
7 8 (5.67%) .NET
7 8 (5.67%) XML
7 8 (5.67%) JSON
7 8 (5.67%) Django
7 8 (5.67%) jQuery
8 6 (4.26%) RESTful
8 6 (4.26%) REST
9 4 (2.84%) Qt
10 3 (2.13%) Spring
10 3 (2.13%) SOAP
10 3 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.13%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Visualisation
2 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.26%) Device Driver
3 5 (3.55%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.84%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.42%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.42%) Replication
6 2 (1.42%) Clustering
6 2 (1.42%) VHDL
6 2 (1.42%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.42%) PKI
6 2 (1.42%) Robotics
6 2 (1.42%) Mechatronics
7 1 (0.71%) Verilog
7 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 73 (51.77%) Linux
2 31 (21.99%) Windows
3 25 (17.73%) UNIX
4 6 (4.26%) Debian
5 5 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.55%) Solaris
6 3 (2.13%) AIX
6 3 (2.13%) zOS
7 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.42%) Android
7 2 (1.42%) CentOS
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.71%) SUSE
8 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.71%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.95%) DevOps
2 23 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.89%) Configuration Management
5 17 (12.06%) Software Engineering
6 11 (7.80%) UML
7 10 (7.09%) OOP
7 10 (7.09%) MVC
8 8 (5.67%) SOA
8 8 (5.67%) Unit Testing
8 8 (5.67%) Mobile Development
9 7 (4.96%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.26%) OOD
10 6 (4.26%) OO
10 6 (4.26%) Scrum
10 6 (4.26%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.55%) Information Management
11 5 (3.55%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.55%) Web Development
11 5 (3.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.21%) Ruby
2 34 (24.11%) Java
3 28 (19.86%) JavaScript
4 26 (18.44%) Perl
5 21 (14.89%) C++
6 18 (12.77%) C
7 13 (9.22%) Bash Shell
8 12 (8.51%) C#
8 12 (8.51%) SQL
9 10 (7.09%) PowerShell
10 8 (5.67%) Shell Script
11 7 (4.96%) Embedded C
12 5 (3.55%) MATLAB
12 5 (3.55%) PHP
13 3 (2.13%) Scala
13 3 (2.13%) Bourne shell
13 3 (2.13%) C-shell
14 2 (1.42%) VC++
14 2 (1.42%) R
14 2 (1.42%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.55%) Degree
4 4 (2.84%) LPIC
5 3 (2.13%) VCAP
6 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.71%) PhD
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) JTAG
2 1 (0.71%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.71%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.96%) vSphere
3 5 (3.55%) vCloud
4 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.13%) RACF
5 3 (2.13%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.13%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.13%) ACF2
5 3 (2.13%) Docker
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.42%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.71%) Samba
7 1 (0.71%) HDFS
7 1 (0.71%) iptables
7 1 (0.71%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (25.53%) Puppet
2 34 (24.11%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.64%) Ansible
4 4 (2.84%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (2.13%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.42%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.42%) Kibana
6 2 (1.42%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.71%) Iperf
7 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (15.60%) Oracle
2 18 (12.77%) Red Hat
3 17 (12.06%) VMware
4 8 (5.67%) Cisco
4 8 (5.67%) Talend
5 6 (4.26%) EMC
6 5 (3.55%) HP
6 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.84%) Sun
8 3 (2.13%) IBM
8 3 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.13%) Symantec
8 3 (2.13%) Sophos
8 3 (2.13%) AlgoSec
8 3 (2.13%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (2.13%) Splunk
8 3 (2.13%) Lumension
9 2 (1.42%) BMC
9 2 (1.42%) NetApp
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