The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 49 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Python 7 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.33% 1.61% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.54% 4.46% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate £369 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £394 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
Python
East of 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 Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
198 157 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.50% 36.01% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 82 116
Average daily rate £381 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 34
Average hourly rate £44.00 £39.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% +17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.75 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Essex region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Essex region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Essex region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Python
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Essex region over the 3 months to 8 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
Brentwood +3 1 £325 -13.33%
Colchester - 1 £388 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £575 -
Python
East of England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) ISO 9001
3 7 (41.18%) Electronics
3 7 (41.18%) Validation
3 7 (41.18%) LabVIEW
3 7 (41.18%) IEC 61508
4 5 (29.41%) Ruby
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) HTML
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Perl
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) Firmware
6 3 (17.65%) Bioinformatics
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) HTML5
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Biology
6 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (17.65%) Life Science
6 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) ADSL
2 1 (5.88%) Broadband
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Telnet
2 1 (5.88%) VDSL
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Datomic
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) LabVIEW
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (11.76%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Redmine
4 1 (5.88%) Trac
General
1 7 (41.18%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Electronics Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) Django
3 2 (11.76%) OpenGL
3 2 (11.76%) Polymer
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (11.76%) Web Components
3 2 (11.76%) WebGL
4 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) Ext JS
4 1 (5.88%) JAX-RS
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) Sencha Touch
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Biology
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
1 3 (17.65%) Life Science
2 2 (11.76%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (11.76%) Chemistry
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) Physics
2 2 (11.76%) STB
2 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) Semantic Web
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Validation
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Bioinformatics
4 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) 3D Rendering
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Image Processing
5 2 (11.76%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Discovery
5 2 (11.76%) Microscopy
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) Ruby
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Perl
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) Scala
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) Clojure
6 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) HNC
2 2 (11.76%) HND
2 2 (11.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) IEC 61508
1 7 (41.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Sencha