The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 47 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Python 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.34% 0.20% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.60% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -11.25%
Python
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
222 218 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 37.19% 44.49% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 133 36
Average daily rate £330 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £34.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Python
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Python
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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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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
Tyne and Wear +14 8 £370 - 3
Durham - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 62 (98.41%) Ruby
2 54 (85.71%) Java
3 53 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (79.37%) Scala
5 39 (61.90%) HTML
6 37 (58.73%) Linux
7 35 (55.56%) RESTful
8 32 (50.79%) Git (software)
8 32 (50.79%) JSON
9 31 (49.21%) Scrum
10 30 (47.62%) Relational Database
10 30 (47.62%) Mentoring
11 29 (46.03%) HTML5
12 27 (42.86%) Open Source
13 26 (41.27%) Django
13 26 (41.27%) Web Development
14 25 (39.68%) Configuration Management
14 25 (39.68%) C#
15 24 (38.10%) UNIX
15 24 (38.10%) Subversion
16 23 (36.51%) CSS
17 22 (34.92%) Puppet
18 21 (33.33%) HTTP
19 20 (31.75%) Mac OS X
19 20 (31.75%) Spring
20 18 (28.57%) Web Design
20 18 (28.57%) JIRA
20 18 (28.57%) Selenium
20 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
20 18 (28.57%) Confluence

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 18 (28.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (47.62%) Relational Database
2 15 (23.81%) MongoDB
2 15 (23.81%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (50.79%) Git (software)
2 24 (38.10%) Subversion
3 18 (28.57%) JIRA
3 18 (28.57%) Selenium
4 17 (26.98%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.76%) JUnit
5 3 (4.76%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Developer
2 16 (25.40%) Architect
3 13 (20.63%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (20.63%) Senior Developer
4 10 (15.87%) Lead Architect
4 10 (15.87%) Digital Architect
4 10 (15.87%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 8 (12.70%) ScrumMaster
6 7 (11.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 6 (9.52%) Scala Developer
7 6 (9.52%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.76%) PHP Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Architect
10 2 (3.17%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Digital Architect
11 1 (1.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 1 (1.59%) DevOps Consultant
11 1 (1.59%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (61.90%) HTML
2 35 (55.56%) RESTful
3 32 (50.79%) JSON
4 29 (46.03%) HTML5
5 26 (41.27%) Django
6 23 (36.51%) CSS
7 20 (31.75%) Spring
8 18 (28.57%) REST
9 14 (22.22%) CSS3
9 14 (22.22%) Ajax
10 4 (6.35%) Play Framework
11 3 (4.76%) Symfony
11 3 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (4.76%) SOAP
11 3 (4.76%) Web Services
11 3 (4.76%) XML
11 3 (4.76%) jQuery
11 3 (4.76%) MooTools
11 3 (4.76%) YAML
11 3 (4.76%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.86%) Open Source
2 15 (23.81%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 37 (58.73%) Linux
2 24 (38.10%) UNIX
3 20 (31.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (49.21%) Scrum
3 30 (47.62%) Mentoring
4 26 (41.27%) Web Development
5 25 (39.68%) Configuration Management
6 18 (28.57%) Web Design
6 18 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.46%) DevOps
8 11 (17.46%) Automated Testing
9 10 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (12.70%) Line Management
11 7 (11.11%) TDD
12 3 (4.76%) Kanban
12 3 (4.76%) OWASP
12 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
12 3 (4.76%) OOP
12 3 (4.76%) OO
12 3 (4.76%) BDD
12 3 (4.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (98.41%) Ruby
2 54 (85.71%) Java
3 50 (79.37%) Scala
4 25 (39.68%) C#
5 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.70%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.35%) C++
8 3 (4.76%) PHP5
8 3 (4.76%) PHP
8 3 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (34.92%) Puppet
2 14 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (12.70%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) VMware
2 3 (4.76%) Google
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