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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 40 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Python 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.68% - 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% - 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£550 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
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
120 90 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.27% 31.47% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 66 44
Average daily rate £275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £26.21 £11.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.27% -66.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £11.00 £85.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 28 August 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
Sittingbourne - - - -
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Ruby
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 5 (62.50%) MySQL
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) PHP
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Financial Institution
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Spring
5 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (37.50%) Open Source
5 3 (37.50%) PaaS
5 3 (37.50%) Puppet
5 3 (37.50%) IaaS
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) JBoss
5 3 (37.50%) Apache
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) Solaris
5 3 (37.50%) Nagios
5 3 (37.50%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (25.00%) DevOps
6 2 (25.00%) Veritas

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) PaaS
1 3 (37.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (12.50%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (37.50%) Financial Institution
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (25.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) Debian
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (12.50%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) PHP
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) NFS
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Nagios
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (25.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) JBoss
4 2 (25.00%) Veritas
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Riverbed