The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 38 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs citing Python 40 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.94% 1.51% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.33% 4.98% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £425 £400
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
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
300 261 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.56% 30.28% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 136 176
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £15.03 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.20 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) Linux
3 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 25 (37.88%) Java
5 24 (36.36%) HTML
5 24 (36.36%) TDD
6 22 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 21 (31.82%) CSS
8 18 (27.27%) Oracle
8 18 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (25.76%) Scrum
9 17 (25.76%) TeamCity
10 16 (24.24%) AngularJS
11 15 (22.73%) UNIX
12 14 (21.21%) Perl
13 12 (18.18%) SQL
13 12 (18.18%) OOP
13 12 (18.18%) Spring
13 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 12 (18.18%) Django
14 11 (16.67%) Spring MVC
14 11 (16.67%) Oracle Spatial
14 11 (16.67%) JSON
14 11 (16.67%) jQuery
14 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
14 11 (16.67%) Hibernate
14 11 (16.67%) GIS
14 11 (16.67%) MVC
14 11 (16.67%) EJB

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (16.67%) Oracle Spatial
2 4 (6.06%) Apache
3 2 (3.03%) nginx
4 1 (1.52%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.52%) Zope
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Internet
2 4 (6.06%) WAN
3 3 (4.55%) LAN
3 3 (4.55%) WLAN
4 2 (3.03%) SNMP
4 2 (3.03%) HTTP
5 1 (1.52%) PPP
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) FTP
5 1 (1.52%) VoIP
5 1 (1.52%) ATM
5 1 (1.52%) Broadband
5 1 (1.52%) MPLS
5 1 (1.52%) OSPF
5 1 (1.52%) BGP
5 1 (1.52%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.52%) L2TP
5 1 (1.52%) Firewall
5 1 (1.52%) Wireless
5 1 (1.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (10.61%) DB2
3 6 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (7.58%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.06%) MySQL
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 22 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 17 (25.76%) TeamCity
3 7 (10.61%) JIRA
4 5 (7.58%) Subversion
4 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.06%) Hudson
6 3 (4.55%) Selenium
7 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Python Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) DBA
6 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Programmer
8 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) HTML
2 21 (31.82%) CSS
3 16 (24.24%) AngularJS
4 12 (18.18%) Django
4 12 (18.18%) Spring
5 11 (16.67%) JSON
5 11 (16.67%) Spring MVC
5 11 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 11 (16.67%) EJB
5 11 (16.67%) jQuery
6 10 (15.15%) REST
7 9 (13.64%) Sass
8 8 (12.12%) XML
9 7 (10.61%) Web Services
9 7 (10.61%) Java EE
9 7 (10.61%) JPA
10 3 (4.55%) Ajax
11 2 (3.03%) J2EE
11 2 (3.03%) RESTful
12 1 (1.52%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) GIS
2 7 (10.61%) User Experience
3 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) PKI
4 1 (1.52%) Statistics
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (42.42%) Linux
2 15 (22.73%) UNIX
3 7 (10.61%) AIX
3 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (9.09%) Windows
5 2 (3.03%) SUSE
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) CentOS
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) Fedora
6 1 (1.52%) HPUX
6 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) TDD
3 17 (25.76%) Scrum
4 12 (18.18%) OOP
5 11 (16.67%) MVC
5 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 11 (16.67%) User Stories
6 9 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 8 (12.12%) DevOps
8 7 (10.61%) Migration
8 7 (10.61%) ETL
8 7 (10.61%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (10.61%) Agile Testing
8 7 (10.61%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.09%) Validation
10 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.58%) Kanban
11 3 (4.55%) Web Application Development
11 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 25 (37.88%) Java
3 14 (21.21%) Perl
4 12 (18.18%) SQL
5 10 (15.15%) Ruby
5 10 (15.15%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.61%) PHP
7 3 (4.55%) VB
7 3 (4.55%) C++
7 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.03%) C
8 2 (3.03%) Tcl
9 1 (1.52%) C#
9 1 (1.52%) XPath
9 1 (1.52%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) ISEB
2 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.52%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.52%) CCIE
3 1 (1.52%) CCSP
3 1 (1.52%) CCNP
3 1 (1.52%) CCIP
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (3.03%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (3.03%) Nagios
2 2 (3.03%) ZABBIX
2 2 (3.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.52%) Cacti
3 1 (1.52%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) collectd
3 1 (1.52%) logstash
3 1 (1.52%) Salt
3 1 (1.52%) Graphite
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Oracle
2 8 (12.12%) Red Hat
3 6 (9.09%) Ab Initio
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (3.03%) Splunk
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.52%) Cognos
6 1 (1.52%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.52%) F5