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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 77 99 65
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -34
Contract jobs citing Python 52 35 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.88% 1.15% 2.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.54% 3.04% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £270 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £475 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £30.00 £44.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £36.00 £53.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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
939 1153 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.97% 37.93% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 626 455
Average daily rate £368 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 77 84
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £26.00 £23.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +10 31 £325 +1.56% 59
Hertfordshire +8 8 £325 -31.57% 8
Norfolk +8 7 £625 - 1
Suffolk 0 5 £250 -39.39% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £388 - 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 71 (52.59%) Linux
2 37 (27.41%) HTML
3 36 (26.67%) SQL
4 34 (25.19%) Java
5 30 (22.22%) JIRA
6 27 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 26 (19.26%) Ruby
8 24 (17.78%) Oracle
8 24 (17.78%) Web Services
9 23 (17.04%) JavaScript
9 23 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (16.30%) Windows
11 21 (15.56%) CSS
11 21 (15.56%) Selenium
12 19 (14.07%) XML
12 19 (14.07%) C
12 19 (14.07%) UNIX
13 18 (13.33%) C++
14 16 (11.85%) Apache
14 16 (11.85%) Telecoms
14 16 (11.85%) Internet
14 16 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (11.85%) HTML5
15 15 (11.11%) MVC
15 15 (11.11%) Perl
15 15 (11.11%) Scrum
16 14 (10.37%) Red Hat
16 14 (10.37%) Git (software)
16 14 (10.37%) AngularJS
17 13 (9.63%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 16 (11.85%) Apache
2 11 (8.15%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (6.67%) MQSeries
3 9 (6.67%) JBoss
3 9 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.93%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.70%) Confluence
5 5 (3.70%) Zope
5 5 (3.70%) Plone
6 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.96%) SAS
7 2 (1.48%) nginx
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.74%) WordPress
8 1 (0.74%) Node.js
8 1 (0.74%) CMS
8 1 (0.74%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.70%) IaaS
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.85%) Internet
2 9 (6.67%) HTTP
2 9 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.93%) Firewall
4 5 (3.70%) ZigBee
4 5 (3.70%) SSH
5 4 (2.96%) DNS
5 4 (2.96%) LAN
5 4 (2.96%) WAN
6 3 (2.22%) Network Security
6 3 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.22%) 3G
6 3 (2.22%) SSL
6 3 (2.22%) 2G
6 3 (2.22%) GPRS
6 3 (2.22%) GSM
6 3 (2.22%) LDAP
7 2 (1.48%) DHCP
7 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.44%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.70%) MySQL
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (2.96%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.96%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 3 (2.22%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.22%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.22%) EDMS
6 2 (1.48%) Big Data
7 1 (0.74%) HBase
7 1 (0.74%) Impala
7 1 (0.74%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (22.22%) JIRA
2 21 (15.56%) Selenium
3 14 (10.37%) Git (software)
4 12 (8.89%) JUnit
5 9 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.67%) Ant
6 4 (2.96%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.22%) Robot Framework
7 3 (2.22%) LabVIEW
7 3 (2.22%) Subversion
8 2 (1.48%) TestLink
9 1 (0.74%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.74%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.74%) Redmine
9 1 (0.74%) Trac
9 1 (0.74%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (11.85%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.89%) Finance
3 6 (4.44%) Electronics
4 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.22%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Avionics
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (34.81%) Developer
2 25 (18.52%) Software Engineer
3 22 (16.30%) Python Developer
4 11 (8.15%) Test Engineer
5 9 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (5.93%) Administrator
6 8 (5.93%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.19%) Consultant
7 7 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Tester
8 6 (4.44%) UI Programmer
8 6 (4.44%) UI Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.70%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (27.41%) HTML
2 24 (17.78%) Web Services
3 21 (15.56%) CSS
4 19 (14.07%) XML
5 16 (11.85%) HTML5
6 14 (10.37%) AngularJS
7 13 (9.63%) Django
8 12 (8.89%) CSS3
9 11 (8.15%) JSON
10 10 (7.41%) jQuery
11 9 (6.67%) Apache Camel
11 9 (6.67%) PhoneGap
12 8 (5.93%) .NET
13 7 (5.19%) REST
14 5 (3.70%) RESTful
15 4 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (2.96%) Qt
16 3 (2.22%) Regular Expression
16 3 (2.22%) Backbone.js
16 3 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) Client/Server
1 10 (7.41%) Visualisation
2 6 (4.44%) Streaming Media
2 6 (4.44%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.70%) Open Source
3 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.96%) Economics
4 4 (2.96%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.96%) Applied Mathematics
4 4 (2.96%) IPTV
4 4 (2.96%) Statistics
4 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.48%) Verilog
5 2 (1.48%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.48%) PKI
5 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.48%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 71 (52.59%) Linux
2 22 (16.30%) Windows
3 19 (14.07%) UNIX
4 7 (5.19%) Debian
5 4 (2.96%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.22%) zOS
6 3 (2.22%) Solaris
6 3 (2.22%) AIX
7 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.48%) Android
7 2 (1.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.74%) HPUX
8 1 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (11.11%) MVC
4 15 (11.11%) Scrum
5 13 (9.63%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.89%) Manual Testing
7 11 (8.15%) DevOps
7 11 (8.15%) Unit Testing
8 10 (7.41%) UML
8 10 (7.41%) SOA
9 9 (6.67%) Mobile Development
9 9 (6.67%) OO
9 9 (6.67%) OOP
10 8 (5.93%) Web Development
10 8 (5.93%) Software Testing
10 8 (5.93%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.19%) Automation Testing
12 6 (4.44%) TDD
12 6 (4.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.67%) SQL
2 34 (25.19%) Java
3 26 (19.26%) Ruby
4 23 (17.04%) JavaScript
5 19 (14.07%) C
6 18 (13.33%) C++
7 15 (11.11%) Perl
8 9 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.93%) Shell Script
10 7 (5.19%) PHP
11 6 (4.44%) C#
11 6 (4.44%) Scala
12 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.96%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.96%) R
14 3 (2.22%) Bourne shell
14 3 (2.22%) C-shell
15 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.48%) Tcl
15 2 (1.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) Degree
4 4 (2.96%) LPIC
5 3 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.74%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) Varnish
2 4 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.96%) Firmware
2 4 (2.96%) Docker
3 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.22%) vSphere
3 3 (2.22%) ACF2
3 3 (2.22%) RACF
3 3 (2.22%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.74%) iptables
5 1 (0.74%) HDFS
5 1 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (5.93%) Puppet
2 2 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.74%) Iperf
Vendors
1 24 (17.78%) Oracle
2 14 (10.37%) Red Hat
3 12 (8.89%) Perforce
4 9 (6.67%) Talend
4 9 (6.67%) VMware
5 7 (5.19%) Cisco
6 6 (4.44%) EMC
7 5 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.96%) Teradata
8 4 (2.96%) Sun
8 4 (2.96%) HP
8 4 (2.96%) Splunk
9 3 (2.22%) Lumension
9 3 (2.22%) AlgoSec
9 3 (2.22%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.22%) Symantec
9 3 (2.22%) Sophos
9 3 (2.22%) Informatica
9 3 (2.22%) IBM
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