The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 43 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Python 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.15% 0.37% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.32% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £538 - -
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 £40.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
Python
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
162 118 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 49.69% 43.54% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 70 40
Average daily rate £338 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +135.29%
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 Kent

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Kent region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Python
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Kent region over the 3 months to 13 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
Tonbridge - 1 £625 -
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (76.92%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Puppet
3 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (61.54%) DevOps
4 6 (46.15%) Analytics
4 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
4 6 (46.15%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (46.15%) Splunk
4 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 6 (46.15%) Perl
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) HACMP
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Unix
5 5 (38.46%) Veritas
5 5 (38.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (30.77%) Vagrant
6 4 (30.77%) SoftLayer
6 4 (30.77%) Sumo Logic
6 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 4 (30.77%) SSL
6 4 (30.77%) Nagios
6 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
6 4 (30.77%) SNMP
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (46.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) SoftLayer
2 4 (30.77%) Sumo Logic
3 2 (15.38%) Heroku
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SNMP
1 4 (30.77%) SSL
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) VPN
1 4 (30.77%) Wireless
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) LDAP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) Modbus
4 1 (7.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 2 (15.38%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Vagrant
3 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Grails
1 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) Kafka
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) Qt
3 1 (7.69%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) HACMP
2 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) Cryptography
2 4 (30.77%) PKI
2 4 (30.77%) Statistics
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps
2 6 (46.15%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Computer Security
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
1 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (30.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (23.08%) NFS
4 2 (15.38%) Docker
4 2 (15.38%) vCloud
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Puppet
2 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (30.77%) Nagios
4 2 (15.38%) Ansible
4 2 (15.38%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
4 2 (15.38%) OpenView
5 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 1 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Splunk
2 5 (38.46%) Veritas
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) New Relic
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec