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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 61 74 108
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +34
Contract jobs citing Python 88 53 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.06% 2.17% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.82% 5.31% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 29 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £388 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £41.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% -13.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £38.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +0.66%
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
1126 999 1212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 39.14% 40.91% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 517 624
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 109 100
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 0 51 £340 +13.33% 88
Hertfordshire - 18 £330 - 11
Essex -5 13 £350 +75.00% 2
Suffolk - 5 £561 - 1
Bedfordshire -18 1 - - 3
Norfolk - 1 - - 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 88 (59.46%) Linux
2 40 (27.03%) SQL
3 38 (25.68%) Software Engineering
4 31 (20.95%) C
4 31 (20.95%) C++
5 29 (19.59%) Java
6 28 (18.92%) JavaScript
7 26 (17.57%) Git (software)
8 24 (16.22%) HTML
9 23 (15.54%) HTTP
9 23 (15.54%) Computer Science
9 23 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (15.54%) Bash Shell
10 22 (14.86%) Perl
10 22 (14.86%) PHP
11 21 (14.19%) XML
11 21 (14.19%) Algorithms
12 20 (13.51%) UNIX
12 20 (13.51%) Scrum
13 19 (12.84%) Software Testing
13 19 (12.84%) TCP/IP
13 19 (12.84%) Test Automation
14 17 (11.49%) Oracle
14 17 (11.49%) Finance
14 17 (11.49%) Django
15 16 (10.81%) Mathematics
15 16 (10.81%) Ubuntu
15 16 (10.81%) OO
15 16 (10.81%) Hadoop
16 15 (10.14%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 13 (8.78%) SAS
2 9 (6.08%) Apache
3 4 (2.70%) IIS
3 4 (2.70%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.03%) Node.js
4 3 (2.03%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) MS Office
1 3 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Simulink
2 1 (0.68%) Maya
2 1 (0.68%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.54%) HTTP
2 19 (12.84%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.78%) Internet
4 10 (6.76%) ZigBee
5 8 (5.41%) 802.15
6 7 (4.73%) Wireless
7 6 (4.05%) NAS
7 6 (4.05%) Firewall
7 6 (4.05%) Broadband
8 5 (3.38%) DHCP
8 5 (3.38%) Telnet
9 4 (2.70%) ADSL
9 4 (2.70%) FTP
9 4 (2.70%) L2TP
10 3 (2.03%) SNMP
10 3 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.35%) 2G
12 1 (0.68%) 2.5G
12 1 (0.68%) TETRA
12 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.81%) Hadoop
2 13 (8.78%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (8.11%) Oracle ODI
4 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.43%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 11 (7.43%) MySQL
5 9 (6.08%) Big Data
6 6 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.70%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.70%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 26 (17.57%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.14%) Subversion
3 14 (9.46%) JIRA
3 14 (9.46%) Selenium
3 14 (9.46%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.35%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.35%) Mockito
5 2 (1.35%) Hamcrest
5 2 (1.35%) Firebug
5 2 (1.35%) Maven
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.68%) Xcode
6 1 (0.68%) Redmine
6 1 (0.68%) Trac
6 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (11.49%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.38%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (33.78%) Developer
2 38 (25.68%) Software Engineer
3 29 (19.59%) Python Developer
4 26 (17.57%) Test Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) Software Developer
6 10 (6.76%) Data Scientist
7 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) C++ Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) C Developer
9 7 (4.73%) C Software Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Python Software Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Tester
10 6 (4.05%) Web Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Consultant
11 5 (3.38%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.22%) HTML
2 21 (14.19%) XML
3 17 (11.49%) Django
4 13 (8.78%) JSON
4 13 (8.78%) CSS
4 13 (8.78%) jQuery
5 12 (8.11%) .NET
6 11 (7.43%) Twisted
6 11 (7.43%) Web Services
7 10 (6.76%) AngularJS
7 10 (6.76%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (5.41%) Qt
9 7 (4.73%) OpenCL
10 6 (4.05%) HTML5
11 4 (2.70%) Backbone.js
11 4 (2.70%) D3.js
11 4 (2.70%) REST
11 4 (2.70%) CSS3
11 4 (2.70%) SVG
11 4 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.54%) Computer Science
2 21 (14.19%) Algorithms
3 16 (10.81%) Mathematics
4 13 (8.78%) Statistics
5 12 (8.11%) Applied Mathematics
5 12 (8.11%) Economics
6 10 (6.76%) Open Source
6 10 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (5.41%) Visualisation
7 8 (5.41%) Client/Server
8 7 (4.73%) STB
9 5 (3.38%) Streaming Media
10 4 (2.70%) Device Driver
10 4 (2.70%) Data Integration
11 3 (2.03%) Biology
11 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.03%) IPTV
12 2 (1.35%) Life Science
12 2 (1.35%) User Experience
12 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 88 (59.46%) Linux
2 20 (13.51%) UNIX
3 16 (10.81%) Ubuntu
4 12 (8.11%) Windows
5 3 (2.03%) AIX
5 3 (2.03%) HPUX
5 3 (2.03%) Solaris
5 3 (2.03%) Debian
5 3 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.35%) Android
6 2 (1.35%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.68%) Gentoo
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.68%) Software Engineering
2 23 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.51%) Scrum
4 19 (12.84%) Software Testing
4 19 (12.84%) Test Automation
5 16 (10.81%) OO
6 13 (8.78%) Predictive Modelling
6 13 (8.78%) DevOps
7 12 (8.11%) ETL
7 12 (8.11%) Operations Research
8 10 (6.76%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
9 9 (6.08%) UML
9 9 (6.08%) TDD
10 8 (5.41%) MVC
11 7 (4.73%) OOD
11 7 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.73%) Project Planning
11 7 (4.73%) Web Development
12 6 (4.05%) Bioinformatics
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.03%) SQL
2 31 (20.95%) C
2 31 (20.95%) C++
3 29 (19.59%) Java
4 28 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.54%) Bash Shell
6 22 (14.86%) Perl
6 22 (14.86%) PHP
7 15 (10.14%) Ruby
8 12 (8.11%) Embedded C
9 11 (7.43%) Shell Script
10 10 (6.76%) PowerShell
11 7 (4.73%) R
11 7 (4.73%) Tcl
12 6 (4.05%) C#
13 5 (3.38%) VB.NET
14 4 (2.70%) Embedded C++
15 2 (1.35%) Korn
16 1 (0.68%) Lua
16 1 (0.68%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (6.08%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.35%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.35%) RHCE
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (6.76%) Docker
2 9 (6.08%) Firmware
3 5 (3.38%) Varnish
4 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.03%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) Puppet
2 3 (2.03%) Nagios
2 3 (2.03%) SCOM
2 3 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.68%) SCCM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (11.49%) Oracle
2 12 (8.11%) Teradata
3 11 (7.43%) Informatica
4 8 (5.41%) Perforce
5 7 (4.73%) Splunk
6 6 (4.05%) HP
7 4 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.70%) VMware
7 4 (2.70%) Vertica
7 4 (2.70%) Infobright
8 3 (2.03%) McAfee
8 3 (2.03%) Tripwire
9 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.35%) Twitter
10 1 (0.68%) Google
10 1 (0.68%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.68%) Coverity
10 1 (0.68%) Adobe
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.68%) EMC
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