The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 15 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 69 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.90% 5.46% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.71% 12.05% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 15 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +95.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £358 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £241
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Python
Tyne and Wear

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

Programming Languages Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
291 166 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 37.55% 45.36% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 113 28
Average daily rate £450 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 66 (75.86%) Java
2 61 (70.11%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (66.67%) Ruby
4 48 (55.17%) Linux
5 43 (49.43%) HTML
5 43 (49.43%) Scala
6 39 (44.83%) Jenkins
7 36 (41.38%) Selenium
8 31 (35.63%) Puppet
9 30 (34.48%) Open Source
9 30 (34.48%) JavaScript
10 29 (33.33%) TDD
11 28 (32.18%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (31.03%) NoSQL
13 26 (29.89%) Confluence
13 26 (29.89%) MongoDB
13 26 (29.89%) Django
13 26 (29.89%) JIRA
14 25 (28.74%) RESTful
15 24 (27.59%) Spring
15 24 (27.59%) C++
15 24 (27.59%) HTML5
16 23 (26.44%) JSON
17 22 (25.29%) Relational Database
18 21 (24.14%) Cucumber
18 21 (24.14%) C#
19 19 (21.84%) CSS
19 19 (21.84%) QA
20 18 (20.69%) Scrum
21 17 (19.54%) .NET

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 26 (29.89%) Confluence
2 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.45%) Apache
3 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.30%) Node.js
4 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) Zope
4 1 (1.15%) Plone
4 1 (1.15%) nginx
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.30%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.30%) PaaS
4 2 (2.30%) GitHub
5 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) HTTP
2 9 (10.34%) Internet
3 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.45%) SSL
4 3 (3.45%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.30%) 4G
5 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.30%) 3G
6 1 (1.15%) Firewall
6 1 (1.15%) DNS
6 1 (1.15%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.03%) NoSQL
2 26 (29.89%) MongoDB
3 22 (25.29%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.90%) MySQL
5 2 (2.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.15%) Big Data
6 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 39 (44.83%) Jenkins
2 36 (41.38%) Selenium
3 26 (29.89%) JIRA
4 21 (24.14%) Cucumber
5 10 (11.49%) RSpec
5 10 (11.49%) WebDriver
5 10 (11.49%) JUnit
6 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
7 8 (9.20%) Subversion
8 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.30%) FishEye
General
1 15 (17.24%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (1.15%) German Language
3 1 (1.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Architect
2 24 (27.59%) Developer
3 16 (18.39%) Technical Architect
3 16 (18.39%) Digital Architect
4 11 (12.64%) Senior Architect
5 10 (11.49%) Digital Technical Architect
5 10 (11.49%) Test Manager
5 10 (11.49%) Senior Technical Architect
6 9 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Senior Digital Architect
7 7 (8.05%) Scala Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.90%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 5 (5.75%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (49.43%) HTML
2 26 (29.89%) Django
3 25 (28.74%) RESTful
4 24 (27.59%) HTML5
4 24 (27.59%) Spring
5 23 (26.44%) JSON
6 19 (21.84%) CSS
7 17 (19.54%) .NET
8 12 (13.79%) XHTML
9 11 (12.64%) Play Framework
10 3 (3.45%) Web Services
11 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.30%) Apache Flex
12 1 (1.15%) jQuery
12 1 (1.15%) REST
12 1 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (1.15%) Hibernate
12 1 (1.15%) Java EE
12 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) User Experience
2 8 (9.20%) Social Media
3 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.05%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.17%) Linux
2 16 (18.39%) UNIX
3 9 (10.34%) Mac OS X
4 5 (5.75%) Windows
5 3 (3.45%) CentOS
5 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.30%) Fedora
6 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (70.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.48%) Open Source
3 29 (33.33%) TDD
4 18 (20.69%) Scrum
5 15 (17.24%) Web Design
5 15 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 15 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
6 13 (14.94%) Web Development
7 12 (13.79%) Project Management
8 10 (11.49%) Automated Testing
8 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
8 10 (11.49%) Configuration Management
8 10 (11.49%) Web Testing
8 10 (11.49%) Kanban
8 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
8 10 (11.49%) Agile Project Management
8 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
8 10 (11.49%) DevOps
9 9 (10.34%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 66 (75.86%) Java
2 58 (66.67%) Ruby
3 43 (49.43%) Scala
4 30 (34.48%) JavaScript
5 24 (27.59%) C++
6 21 (24.14%) C#
7 8 (9.20%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.90%) SQL
9 5 (5.75%) Perl
10 4 (4.60%) PHP
11 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.15%) Go
12 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.84%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) QEMU
2 3 (3.45%) KVM
3 2 (2.30%) vSphere
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.15%) qmail
4 1 (1.15%) Postfix
4 1 (1.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (35.63%) Puppet
2 28 (32.18%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.60%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.45%) Ansible
5 2 (2.30%) logstash
5 2 (2.30%) yum
6 1 (1.15%) systemd
6 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 7 (8.05%) VMware
1 7 (8.05%) Google
2 4 (4.60%) Rackspace
2 4 (4.60%) SaltStack
3 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.30%) Splunk
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle
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