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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 62 93 78
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -15
Contract jobs citing Python 92 55 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.99% 1.81% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.98% 4.64% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Average hourly rate £35.50 £42.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.50 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £56.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+57.00% -23.07%
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
1153 1186 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.50% 38.95% 38.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 725 475
Average daily rate £350 £351 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 82
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £25.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 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 3 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 +4 55 £388 - 61
Hertfordshire +11 25 £413 -8.33% 12
Norfolk +4 7 £325 - 4
Suffolk - 3 £413 - 1
Essex -12 2 £583 +79.23% 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 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 72 (50.00%) Linux
2 44 (30.56%) DevOps
3 42 (29.17%) Puppet
4 40 (27.78%) Web Services
5 38 (26.39%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (25.69%) Ruby
7 33 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (21.53%) Windows
9 30 (20.83%) Java
10 29 (20.14%) JavaScript
10 29 (20.14%) Perl
11 27 (18.75%) C++
12 25 (17.36%) UNIX
12 25 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (16.67%) Configuration Management
14 21 (14.58%) C
15 20 (13.89%) VMware
16 17 (11.81%) Ansible
17 16 (11.11%) Oracle
17 16 (11.11%) Red Hat
18 15 (10.42%) SQL
18 15 (10.42%) Git (software)
18 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
18 15 (10.42%) Bash Shell
19 13 (9.03%) Finance
19 13 (9.03%) HTML
19 13 (9.03%) CSS
19 13 (9.03%) Django
20 12 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (8.33%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 10 (6.94%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.25%) Apache
3 5 (3.47%) CMS
3 5 (3.47%) Zope
3 5 (3.47%) Plone
4 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.08%) SAS
5 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.39%) Confluence
6 2 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.39%) Kinematics
6 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.39%) Drupal
7 1 (0.69%) WordPress
7 1 (0.69%) IIS
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.64%) IaaS
3 4 (2.78%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.69%) PaaS
5 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) LDAP
2 6 (4.17%) Firewall
2 6 (4.17%) Wireless
3 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.78%) LAN
3 4 (2.78%) WAN
3 4 (2.78%) HTTP
3 4 (2.78%) NGN
4 3 (2.08%) Network Security
4 3 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.08%) DNS
4 3 (2.08%) SSL
4 3 (2.08%) Internet
4 3 (2.08%) GSM
4 3 (2.08%) SSH
5 2 (1.39%) HSDPA
5 2 (1.39%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.39%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.39%) WLAN
5 2 (1.39%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (6.94%) MySQL
3 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.17%) Apache Hive
4 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.47%) Big Data
6 4 (2.78%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.08%) EDMS
7 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.39%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.69%) HBase
9 1 (0.69%) DB2
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.69%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.69%) Impala
Development Applications
1 15 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.56%) Subversion
4 7 (4.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.17%) JIRA
6 5 (3.47%) Selenium
6 5 (3.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.78%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.08%) Xcode
8 3 (2.08%) eggPlant
8 3 (2.08%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.08%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.08%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.39%) GCC
9 2 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.39%) TestLink
9 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.69%) Ant
10 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (9.03%) Finance
2 6 (4.17%) Electronics
3 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.08%) Retail
4 3 (2.08%) Avionics
5 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 48 (33.33%) Developer
2 29 (20.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (14.58%) Python Developer
4 15 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
4 15 (10.42%) Administrator
4 15 (10.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 14 (9.72%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (9.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.94%) Architect
7 9 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Systems Architect
9 7 (4.86%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Web Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Consultant
10 6 (4.17%) Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Linux Support
11 5 (3.47%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (3.47%) Applications Developer
11 5 (3.47%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.78%) Web Services
2 13 (9.03%) HTML
2 13 (9.03%) CSS
2 13 (9.03%) Django
3 10 (6.94%) HTML5
4 9 (6.25%) CSS3
4 9 (6.25%) .NET
5 7 (4.86%) REST
6 4 (2.78%) Qt
6 4 (2.78%) RESTful
7 3 (2.08%) SOAP
7 3 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.08%) Regular Expression
7 3 (2.08%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.39%) Spark Streaming
8 2 (1.39%) OpenCV
8 2 (1.39%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (1.39%) Spring
8 2 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 6 (4.17%) Device Driver
2 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.39%) Life Science
6 2 (1.39%) Clustering
6 2 (1.39%) VHDL
6 2 (1.39%) Replication
6 2 (1.39%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.39%) PKI
6 2 (1.39%) Robotics
6 2 (1.39%) Mechatronics
6 2 (1.39%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.39%) Biology
7 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 72 (50.00%) Linux
2 31 (21.53%) Windows
3 25 (17.36%) UNIX
4 6 (4.17%) Debian
5 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.47%) Solaris
6 3 (2.08%) AIX
6 3 (2.08%) zOS
7 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.39%) Android
7 2 (1.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.69%) SUSE
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.56%) DevOps
2 25 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 12 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 7 (4.86%) Web Development
5 7 (4.86%) E-Commerce
6 6 (4.17%) OOD
6 6 (4.17%) OO
6 6 (4.17%) Test Automation
7 5 (3.47%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (3.47%) Analytics
8 4 (2.78%) User Stories
8 4 (2.78%) Cyber Security
8 4 (2.78%) Test Scripting
8 4 (2.78%) Signal Processing
8 4 (2.78%) Network Architecture
8 4 (2.78%) Project Planning
8 4 (2.78%) Information Management
8 4 (2.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.69%) Ruby
2 30 (20.83%) Java
3 29 (20.14%) JavaScript
3 29 (20.14%) Perl
4 27 (18.75%) C++
5 21 (14.58%) C
6 15 (10.42%) SQL
6 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 15 (10.42%) Bash Shell
7 11 (7.64%) C#
8 8 (5.56%) Embedded C
8 8 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.56%) MATLAB
9 6 (4.17%) PHP
10 4 (2.78%) R
11 3 (2.08%) Bourne shell
11 3 (2.08%) C-shell
12 2 (1.39%) ANSI C
12 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (4.17%) Degree
1 6 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.47%) VCAP
3 4 (2.78%) LPIC
4 3 (2.08%) PhD
4 3 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) QA
2 4 (2.78%) WCAG
3 1 (0.69%) JTAG
3 1 (0.69%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.69%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (6.94%) vSphere
2 9 (6.25%) vCloud
3 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.78%) Docker
6 3 (2.08%) ACF2
6 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.08%) RACF
6 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.08%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.39%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.69%) Samba
8 1 (0.69%) HDFS
8 1 (0.69%) iptables
8 1 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (29.17%) Puppet
2 38 (26.39%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (11.81%) Ansible
4 5 (3.47%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (2.08%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.39%) Kibana
6 2 (1.39%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.69%) Iperf
7 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (13.89%) VMware
2 16 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 16 (11.11%) Oracle
3 8 (5.56%) Cisco
4 5 (3.47%) Adobe
4 5 (3.47%) HP
5 4 (2.78%) EMC
5 4 (2.78%) Sun
5 4 (2.78%) IBM
5 4 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.08%) Symantec
6 3 (2.08%) Sophos
6 3 (2.08%) Blue Coat
6 3 (2.08%) Splunk
6 3 (2.08%) Lumension
6 3 (2.08%) AlgoSec
6 3 (2.08%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (1.39%) BMC
7 2 (1.39%) NetApp
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