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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 16 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.80% 2.16% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.95% 5.63% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
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 £41.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.16% +5.71%
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 Middlesex region.

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
59 71 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 40.14% 38.38% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 13
Average daily rate £350 £375 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -19.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £281 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +7.05%
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 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 9 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (53.85%) JIRA
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) Puppet
2 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
3 6 (46.15%) Ansible
3 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
3 6 (46.15%) Ruby
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Ant
4 5 (38.46%) Maven
4 5 (38.46%) Subversion
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (38.46%) Hudson
4 5 (38.46%) Splunk
4 5 (38.46%) OpenStack
4 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (38.46%) Software Deployment
4 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (30.77%) Docker
5 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) SCOM
5 4 (30.77%) Use Case
5 4 (30.77%) VMS

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (38.46%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Route 53
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FCoE
1 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Ant
3 5 (38.46%) Hudson
3 5 (38.46%) Maven
3 5 (38.46%) Subversion
4 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C++ Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Linux Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Scientist
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Twisted
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) VMS
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
3 5 (38.46%) Software Deployment
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (7.69%) High Availability
6 1 (7.69%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
1 6 (46.15%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) R
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PhD
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) iptables
2 1 (7.69%) KVM
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Puppet
2 6 (46.15%) Ansible
3 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (30.77%) SCCM
4 4 (30.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Splunk
3 4 (30.77%) Dell
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco