The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 64 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 9 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.84% 1.42% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 4.37% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
Average daily rate £335 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.54% +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
304 252 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.31% 32.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 104 103
Average daily rate £335 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Python
Berkshire

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
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 18 April 2014, 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 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 4 (26.67%) Network Security
6 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) SELinux
6 4 (26.67%) NetApp
6 4 (26.67%) vSphere
6 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) Perl
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) Kerberos
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Django
8 2 (13.33%) Network Design
8 2 (13.33%) QA
8 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Puppet
8 2 (13.33%) CCIE
8 2 (13.33%) SNA
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco
8 2 (13.33%) IBM
8 2 (13.33%) HTML

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Google Apps
1 1 (6.67%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) Kerberos
3 2 (13.33%) SNA
3 2 (13.33%) IGRP
3 2 (13.33%) X.25
3 2 (13.33%) FDDI
3 2 (13.33%) SMDS
3 2 (13.33%) Frame Relay
3 2 (13.33%) SONET
3 2 (13.33%) APPN
3 2 (13.33%) BGP
3 2 (13.33%) PPP
3 2 (13.33%) ATM
3 2 (13.33%) ISDN
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) FogBugz
2 1 (6.67%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Python Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) Django
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (26.67%) SELinux
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Network Design
1 2 (13.33%) OO
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) RAD
2 1 (6.67%) RUP
2 1 (6.67%) DSDM
2 1 (6.67%) ERP
2 1 (6.67%) OOD
2 1 (6.67%) UML
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Scrum
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (6.67%) BDD
2 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) CCIE
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) vSphere
1 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) NetApp
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Google