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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 58 54 94
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +40
Contract jobs citing Python 70 74 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.94% 2.95% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.60% 8.33% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 13
Average daily rate £400 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £638 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +5.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
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
814 888 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 34.23% 35.42% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 496 529
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 69 84
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +8.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £21.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 14 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 56 £400 +14.28% 59
Essex -7 6 £388 +10.71% 4
Hertfordshire -6 3 £438 -12.50% 17
Suffolk +3 2 £425 +27.81% 1
Norfolk -13 2 - -
Bedfordshire +3 1 £375 -25.00%
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 69 (38.76%) Perl
2 56 (31.46%) Java
3 54 (30.34%) C++
4 53 (29.78%) Linux
5 49 (27.53%) C
6 33 (18.54%) Git (software)
7 32 (17.98%) JavaScript
7 32 (17.98%) HTML
8 31 (17.42%) Software Engineering
9 29 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (15.73%) Computer Science
11 27 (15.17%) SQL
12 26 (14.61%) CSS
12 26 (14.61%) Degree
13 23 (12.92%) SciPy
14 22 (12.36%) NumPy
14 22 (12.36%) Test Automation
15 21 (11.80%) Gerrit
16 20 (11.24%) J2EE
16 20 (11.24%) MySQL
16 20 (11.24%) PHP
16 20 (11.24%) TCP/IP
17 18 (10.11%) Windows
18 17 (9.55%) AngularJS
18 17 (9.55%) Algorithms
19 16 (8.99%) Bash Shell
19 16 (8.99%) Shell Script
19 16 (8.99%) Biology
19 16 (8.99%) Bioinformatics
20 15 (8.43%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (2.81%) Apache Spark
1 5 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.12%) Apache
3 2 (1.12%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.12%) Drupal
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.56%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.56%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) BigMachines
1 2 (1.12%) Eloqua
1 2 (1.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.24%) TCP/IP
2 13 (7.30%) Internet
3 12 (6.74%) HTTP
4 11 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (6.18%) Wireless
5 10 (5.62%) 802.15
5 10 (5.62%) Bluetooth
5 10 (5.62%) SSL
5 10 (5.62%) X.509
5 10 (5.62%) ZigBee
6 7 (3.93%) FTP
7 3 (1.69%) DNS
8 2 (1.12%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.12%) Firewall
8 2 (1.12%) LDAP
8 2 (1.12%) SSH
9 1 (0.56%) NAS
9 1 (0.56%) Skype
9 1 (0.56%) SpaceWire
9 1 (0.56%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.24%) MySQL
2 10 (5.62%) Big Data
3 8 (4.49%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.93%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.37%) Apache Hive
5 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.81%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.12%) DB2
9 1 (0.56%) Datomic
9 1 (0.56%) GIS
9 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) QGIS
9 1 (0.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 33 (18.54%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.80%) Gerrit
3 10 (5.62%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (3.93%) LabVIEW
5 7 (3.93%) Selenium
6 5 (2.81%) Subversion
7 3 (1.69%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.12%) Ant
8 2 (1.12%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.12%) JIRA
8 2 (1.12%) JUnit
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.12%) QADirector
8 2 (1.12%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.56%) ProC
General
1 13 (7.30%) Electronics
2 12 (6.74%) Finance
3 7 (3.93%) Games
4 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.56%) Avionics
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (35.39%) Developer
2 45 (25.28%) Python Developer
3 21 (11.80%) Test Engineer
4 17 (9.55%) Software Developer
4 17 (9.55%) Software Engineer
5 12 (6.74%) Automation Engineer
6 11 (6.18%) Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) Administrator
8 9 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Embedded C Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Embedded Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Tester
9 8 (4.49%) C Software Engineer
9 8 (4.49%) DSP Engineer
9 8 (4.49%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 8 (4.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.93%) Audio Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) DSP Software Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.98%) HTML
2 26 (14.61%) CSS
3 23 (12.92%) SciPy
4 22 (12.36%) NumPy
5 20 (11.24%) J2EE
6 17 (9.55%) AngularJS
7 15 (8.43%) Ajax
8 13 (7.30%) Django
9 11 (6.18%) REST
10 10 (5.62%) 802.1X
10 10 (5.62%) JSON
11 9 (5.06%) HTML5
12 8 (4.49%) jQuery
13 7 (3.93%) Qt
13 7 (3.93%) Web Services
14 6 (3.37%) CSS3
14 6 (3.37%) Twisted
14 6 (3.37%) Unreal Engine
15 5 (2.81%) Spark Streaming
16 4 (2.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.73%) Computer Science
2 17 (9.55%) Algorithms
3 16 (8.99%) Biology
4 13 (7.30%) Mathematics
4 13 (7.30%) Visualisation
5 12 (6.74%) Life Science
6 11 (6.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 10 (5.62%) Device Driver
8 8 (4.49%) Internet of Things
9 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.81%) Client/Server
11 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.25%) Physics
11 4 (2.25%) Smart Meter
12 2 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (1.12%) Chemistry
12 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.12%) STB
13 1 (0.56%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 53 (29.78%) Linux
2 18 (10.11%) Windows
3 11 (6.18%) Android
4 10 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (5.62%) Unix
5 4 (2.25%) AIX
5 4 (2.25%) Solaris
6 2 (1.12%) CentOS
6 2 (1.12%) HPUX
7 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.42%) Software Engineering
2 29 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.36%) Test Automation
4 16 (8.99%) Bioinformatics
5 15 (8.43%) Software Testing
6 14 (7.87%) DevOps
7 13 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (7.30%) Test Scripting
7 13 (7.30%) Validation
8 10 (5.62%) Data Visualisation
9 9 (5.06%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.06%) Signal Processing
10 8 (4.49%) High Availability
10 8 (4.49%) Machine Learning
10 8 (4.49%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.93%) Digital Signal Processing
11 7 (3.93%) Scrum
11 7 (3.93%) Unit Testing
12 6 (3.37%) OO
12 6 (3.37%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.76%) Perl
2 56 (31.46%) Java
3 54 (30.34%) C++
4 49 (27.53%) C
5 32 (17.98%) JavaScript
6 27 (15.17%) SQL
7 20 (11.24%) PHP
8 16 (8.99%) Bash Shell
8 16 (8.99%) Shell Script
9 13 (7.30%) Ruby
10 11 (6.18%) Embedded C
11 10 (5.62%) C#
12 9 (5.06%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.69%) R
13 3 (1.69%) Scala
14 2 (1.12%) Apex Code
14 2 (1.12%) Bourne shell
14 2 (1.12%) C-shell
15 1 (0.56%) Groovy
15 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (14.61%) Degree
2 5 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.25%) PhD
3 4 (2.25%) Postgraduate
4 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.12%) HNC
5 2 (1.12%) HND
6 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.93%) IEC 61508
1 7 (3.93%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.69%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (6.18%) Docker
2 6 (3.37%) GPFS
2 6 (3.37%) NFS
3 3 (1.69%) Firmware
4 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.56%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 15 (8.43%) Puppet
2 9 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.93%) Ansible
3 7 (3.93%) Nagios
4 6 (3.37%) Ganglia
5 5 (2.81%) Check_MK
5 5 (2.81%) Kibana
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (5.62%) Oracle
1 10 (5.62%) Red Hat
2 8 (4.49%) IBM
3 4 (2.25%) Siebel
4 3 (1.69%) Perforce
5 2 (1.12%) Adobe
5 2 (1.12%) EMC
5 2 (1.12%) HP
5 2 (1.12%) hybris
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.12%) Sun
5 2 (1.12%) VMware
6 1 (0.56%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.56%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.56%) New Relic
6 1 (0.56%) Sencha
6 1 (0.56%) Vertica
6 1 (0.56%) WorldPay
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