The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 21 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Python 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.80% 0.45% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.26% 2.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -31.48%
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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 Middlesex region.

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
57 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 34.13% 20.18% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 16
Average daily rate £400 £450 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £600 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Average hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (33.33%) R
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Parallel Computing
4 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (16.67%) Nagios
5 1 (16.67%) DTV
5 1 (16.67%) DVB
5 1 (16.67%) Electronics
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DVB
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XML Schema
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) DTV
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) Physics
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Parallel Computing
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) R
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PhD
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) collectd
2 1 (16.67%) Opsview
2 1 (16.67%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
1 1 (16.67%) Akamai
1 1 (16.67%) F5