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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 56 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -4
Contract jobs citing Python 97 59 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.11% 1.88% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.11% 4.62% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 9
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£400 £338 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +29.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £38.50 £57.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.04% +46.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £34.75 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £59.25 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
1196 1276 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.35% 40.68% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 794 473
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 51 69
Average hourly rate £39.00 £34.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.23% +0.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £20.00 £9.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.54 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +6 56 £400 +12.28% 61
Hertfordshire +13 22 £425 +57.40% 13
Essex -1 8 £565 +67.40% 6
Norfolk +15 6 £300 - 2
Suffolk - 3 £350 - 3
East Anglia - 1 £225 - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 70 (45.16%) Linux
2 47 (30.32%) DevOps
3 46 (29.68%) Puppet
4 42 (27.10%) Ruby
5 41 (26.45%) Web Services
6 40 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (23.87%) Java
8 36 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (20.65%) JavaScript
9 32 (20.65%) Perl
10 31 (20.00%) C++
11 28 (18.06%) Configuration Management
12 26 (16.77%) C
12 26 (16.77%) Windows
13 24 (15.48%) UNIX
13 24 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (14.84%) Ansible
15 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
16 20 (12.90%) VMware
17 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (12.26%) SQL
18 17 (10.97%) Red Hat
19 16 (10.32%) HTML
19 16 (10.32%) Oracle
19 16 (10.32%) Bash Shell
20 15 (9.68%) Django
21 14 (9.03%) PowerShell
21 14 (9.03%) PostgreSQL
22 13 (8.39%) Software Engineering
22 13 (8.39%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (7.74%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.81%) Apache
3 5 (3.23%) Zope
3 5 (3.23%) Plone
4 4 (2.58%) CMS
5 3 (1.94%) SAS
5 3 (1.94%) Drupal
6 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.29%) Node.js
6 2 (1.29%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.29%) Kinematics
6 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Photoshop
1 3 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.29%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.39%) IaaS
3 4 (2.58%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) Wireless
2 7 (4.52%) LDAP
3 4 (2.58%) HTTP
3 4 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.58%) NGN
4 3 (1.94%) SSH
4 3 (1.94%) DNS
5 2 (1.29%) HSDPA
5 2 (1.29%) Internet
5 2 (1.29%) Firewall
5 2 (1.29%) GSM
5 2 (1.29%) LAN
5 2 (1.29%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.29%) WLAN
5 2 (1.29%) WAN
5 2 (1.29%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.29%) LTE
5 2 (1.29%) HSUPA
6 1 (0.65%) Network Security
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.03%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (8.39%) MySQL
3 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.87%) Apache Hive
3 6 (3.87%) Big Data
3 6 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.58%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.58%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.29%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) EDMS
7 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) Datomic
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.39%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.45%) Subversion
4 7 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (2.58%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.58%) JIRA
6 4 (2.58%) Selenium
7 3 (1.94%) LabVIEW
7 3 (1.94%) Xcode
7 3 (1.94%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.94%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.94%) eggPlant
7 3 (1.94%) Ant
8 2 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.29%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.29%) GCC
8 2 (1.29%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.65%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (8.39%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Electronics
3 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.94%) Retail
4 3 (1.94%) Avionics
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 49 (31.61%) Developer
2 32 (20.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (13.55%) Python Developer
4 18 (11.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 17 (10.97%) Administrator
6 16 (10.32%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
8 14 (9.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 13 (8.39%) Software Engineer
10 9 (5.81%) Architect
11 8 (5.16%) Systems Architect
12 7 (4.52%) Java Developer
12 7 (4.52%) Web Developer
13 6 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
14 5 (3.23%) Linux Support
14 5 (3.23%) Analyst
14 5 (3.23%) Applications Support
14 5 (3.23%) Applications Developer
15 4 (2.58%) Senior Developer
15 4 (2.58%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.45%) Web Services
2 16 (10.32%) HTML
3 15 (9.68%) Django
4 12 (7.74%) HTML5
4 12 (7.74%) CSS
5 10 (6.45%) .NET
6 8 (5.16%) CSS3
7 7 (4.52%) REST
8 4 (2.58%) Qt
9 3 (1.94%) RESTful
9 3 (1.94%) J2EE
9 3 (1.94%) OpenGL
9 3 (1.94%) Servlets
9 3 (1.94%) SOAP
9 3 (1.94%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.94%) SciPy
9 3 (1.94%) NumPy
9 3 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.29%) jQuery
10 2 (1.29%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.81%) Visualisation
2 8 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.52%) Device Driver
4 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.23%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.58%) Life Science
6 4 (2.58%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.58%) Biology
7 3 (1.94%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.29%) Physics
8 2 (1.29%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.29%) PKI
8 2 (1.29%) Robotics
8 2 (1.29%) Mechatronics
8 2 (1.29%) Replication
8 2 (1.29%) Clustering
8 2 (1.29%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 70 (45.16%) Linux
2 26 (16.77%) Windows
3 24 (15.48%) UNIX
4 8 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.23%) Debian
5 5 (3.23%) Solaris
6 4 (2.58%) Android
7 3 (1.94%) AIX
7 3 (1.94%) CentOS
8 1 (0.65%) HPUX
8 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.65%) zOS
8 1 (0.65%) SUSE
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.32%) DevOps
2 28 (18.06%) Configuration Management
3 24 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.39%) Software Engineering
6 8 (5.16%) E-Commerce
6 8 (5.16%) Test Automation
7 7 (4.52%) OO
7 7 (4.52%) Web Development
8 6 (3.87%) Automated Testing
9 5 (3.23%) Scrum
9 5 (3.23%) OOD
9 5 (3.23%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (2.58%) Signal Processing
10 4 (2.58%) User Stories
10 4 (2.58%) Cyber Security
10 4 (2.58%) Network Architecture
10 4 (2.58%) Validation
10 4 (2.58%) Bioinformatics
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.10%) Ruby
2 37 (23.87%) Java
3 32 (20.65%) JavaScript
3 32 (20.65%) Perl
4 31 (20.00%) C++
5 26 (16.77%) C
6 19 (12.26%) SQL
7 16 (10.32%) Bash Shell
8 14 (9.03%) PowerShell
9 11 (7.10%) C#
10 9 (5.81%) Embedded C
10 9 (5.81%) Shell Script
11 8 (5.16%) MATLAB
12 6 (3.87%) PHP
13 4 (2.58%) R
14 3 (1.94%) Groovy
14 3 (1.94%) Scala
14 3 (1.94%) Bourne shell
14 3 (1.94%) C-shell
15 2 (1.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (5.81%) Degree
2 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.23%) VCAP
4 4 (2.58%) LPIC
4 4 (2.58%) PhD
5 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.29%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) HNC
7 1 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) WCAG
2 4 (2.58%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.94%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.65%) JTAG
4 1 (0.65%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (6.45%) vSphere
2 9 (5.81%) vCloud
3 7 (4.52%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.87%) Docker
5 4 (2.58%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.94%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.29%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.65%) ACF2
8 1 (0.65%) XenServer
8 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.65%) NFS
8 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) RACF
8 1 (0.65%) Samba
8 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 46 (29.68%) Puppet
2 40 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (14.84%) Ansible
4 5 (3.23%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (1.94%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.29%) logstash
6 2 (1.29%) Kibana
6 2 (1.29%) Check_MK
6 2 (1.29%) Graphite
7 1 (0.65%) WSUS
7 1 (0.65%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (12.90%) VMware
2 17 (10.97%) Red Hat
3 16 (10.32%) Oracle
4 7 (4.52%) Cisco
5 5 (3.23%) Adobe
5 5 (3.23%) HP
6 4 (2.58%) Sun
6 4 (2.58%) IBM
7 3 (1.94%) EMC
7 3 (1.94%) hybris
7 3 (1.94%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.29%) BMC
8 2 (1.29%) NetApp
9 1 (0.65%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.65%) Symantec
9 1 (0.65%) Sophos
9 1 (0.65%) Perforce
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