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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 69 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs citing Python 39 60 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.03% 5.76% 3.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.50% 17.70% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 18
Median daily rate £413 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
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
459 339 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.69% 32.56% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 219 179
Median daily rate £330 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +145.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £37.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the North East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Python Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -48 30 £375 -21.05% 4
Durham +9 4 £300 -6.25%
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Python.

1 42 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.88%) Java
2 38 (55.88%) Linux
3 35 (51.47%) Ruby
4 27 (39.71%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (33.82%) Puppet
6 22 (32.35%) Unix
6 22 (32.35%) Perl
7 18 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (25.00%) DevOps
8 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 15 (22.06%) Scrum
10 14 (20.59%) C#
10 14 (20.59%) Oracle
10 14 (20.59%) Windows
10 14 (20.59%) Open Source
10 14 (20.59%) Bash Shell
11 13 (19.12%) Scala
11 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
11 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
11 13 (19.12%) ITIL
11 13 (19.12%) SaltStack
12 12 (17.65%) Apache
12 12 (17.65%) JSON
13 11 (16.18%) Shell Script
13 11 (16.18%) .NET
13 11 (16.18%) C++
13 11 (16.18%) PHP
13 11 (16.18%) TDD
14 10 (14.71%) VMware

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.65%) Apache
2 9 (13.24%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.41%) Confluence
3 3 (4.41%) nginx
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) Jetty
4 2 (2.94%) Mongrel
4 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) IaaS
2 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.35%) PaaS
3 5 (7.35%) SaaS
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.94%) DigitalOcean
4 2 (2.94%) GitHub
4 2 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.94%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.94%) Linode
5 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.29%) Internet
3 5 (7.35%) HTTP
4 3 (4.41%) DHCP
4 3 (4.41%) DNS
4 3 (4.41%) FTP
5 2 (2.94%) IPsec
5 2 (2.94%) SSL
6 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.47%) Firewall
6 1 (1.47%) Network Security
6 1 (1.47%) SSH
6 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
3 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) DataStage
4 2 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.47%) Big Data
5 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.47%) HBase
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.47%) Redis
5 1 (1.47%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
2 9 (13.24%) JIRA
3 8 (11.76%) Travis CI
4 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.35%) Subversion
6 3 (4.41%) JUnit
6 3 (4.41%) Selenium
7 2 (2.94%) GitLab
7 2 (2.94%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.47%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.47%) ERwin
8 1 (1.47%) JMeter
8 1 (1.47%) Maven
8 1 (1.47%) RSpec
8 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.88%) Law
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) French Language
2 2 (2.94%) German Language
3 1 (1.47%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Developer
2 9 (13.24%) Java Developer
2 9 (13.24%) Scala Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) WebOps Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Administrator
4 6 (8.82%) Python Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Tester
5 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Technical Business Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Java Scala Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Ruby Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Linux Server Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) JSON
2 11 (16.18%) .NET
3 7 (10.29%) HTML
3 7 (10.29%) RESTful
3 7 (10.29%) XML
4 6 (8.82%) CSS
5 5 (7.35%) HTML5
5 5 (7.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (7.35%) SOAP
5 5 (7.35%) Web Services
6 4 (5.88%) Ajax
6 4 (5.88%) CSS3
6 4 (5.88%) Django
6 4 (5.88%) REST
6 4 (5.88%) Spring
7 3 (4.41%) Guice
7 3 (4.41%) J2EE
7 3 (4.41%) Servlets
7 3 (4.41%) Spring MVC
8 2 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.47%) CESG
5 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.88%) Linux
2 22 (32.35%) Unix
3 14 (20.59%) Windows
4 10 (14.71%) CentOS
5 9 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.29%) Solaris
7 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
8 4 (5.88%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.41%) AIX
9 3 (4.41%) HPUX
10 1 (1.47%) Debian
10 1 (1.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.71%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (25.00%) DevOps
4 15 (22.06%) Scrum
5 14 (20.59%) Open Source
6 13 (19.12%) ITIL
7 11 (16.18%) TDD
8 10 (14.71%) Kanban
9 9 (13.24%) BDD
10 7 (10.29%) Project Management
10 7 (10.29%) Web Operations
11 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
11 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.82%) Web Development
12 5 (7.35%) OO
12 5 (7.35%) OOA/OOD
12 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
12 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
12 5 (7.35%) UML
12 5 (7.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.88%) Java
2 35 (51.47%) Ruby
3 22 (32.35%) Perl
4 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (20.59%) Bash Shell
5 14 (20.59%) C#
6 13 (19.12%) Scala
7 11 (16.18%) C++
7 11 (16.18%) PHP
7 11 (16.18%) Shell Script
8 8 (11.76%) SQL
9 7 (10.29%) C
10 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
11 3 (4.41%) Jython
12 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CCNA
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.47%) MCAD
6 1 (1.47%) MCSD
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) MCTS
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.41%) WCAG
3 2 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (2.94%) WAI
4 1 (1.47%) GPG13
4 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.88%) Xen
3 2 (2.94%) LXC
3 2 (2.94%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.47%) Docker
4 1 (1.47%) Gluster
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (33.82%) Puppet
2 18 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (14.71%) Ansible
4 6 (8.82%) ZABBIX
5 5 (7.35%) Nagios
6 3 (4.41%) OpenNMS
6 3 (4.41%) Zenoss
7 2 (2.94%) OVPA
8 1 (1.47%) Graphite
8 1 (1.47%) Graylog
8 1 (1.47%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.47%) Icinga
8 1 (1.47%) logstash
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Oracle
2 13 (19.12%) SaltStack
3 10 (14.71%) VMware
4 7 (10.29%) Google
4 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.35%) HP
5 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.88%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.94%) IBM
8 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.47%) CA
8 1 (1.47%) Informatica
8 1 (1.47%) Siebel
8 1 (1.47%) Tableau