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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 46 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Contract jobs citing Python 22 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.63% 0.70% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.91% 1.89% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 5
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£400 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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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
222 370 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.49% 36.78% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 202 143
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £14.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 - £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
3 13 (30.23%) Django
3 13 (30.23%) Linux
3 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
4 12 (27.91%) PHP
5 11 (25.58%) Perl
5 11 (25.58%) HTML
5 11 (25.58%) Java
5 11 (25.58%) TDD
6 10 (23.26%) Ruby
6 10 (23.26%) CSS
6 10 (23.26%) DevOps
7 9 (20.93%) Sass
8 8 (18.60%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (18.60%) Puppet
8 8 (18.60%) User Experience
8 8 (18.60%) OOP
8 8 (18.60%) Internet
8 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
8 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (16.28%) GIS
9 7 (16.28%) REST
9 7 (16.28%) MCollective
10 6 (13.95%) ESRI
10 6 (13.95%) JSON
10 6 (13.95%) SQL
10 6 (13.95%) Oracle

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (11.63%) ArcGIS
2 4 (9.30%) ArcSDE
3 3 (6.98%) Drupal
4 2 (4.65%) Apache
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Spatial
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Internet
2 3 (6.98%) LAN
2 3 (6.98%) BGP
2 3 (6.98%) IGRP
2 3 (6.98%) X.25
2 3 (6.98%) SNA
2 3 (6.98%) WAN
2 3 (6.98%) PPP
2 3 (6.98%) FDDI
2 3 (6.98%) SMDS
3 2 (4.65%) Frame Relay
3 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
3 2 (4.65%) SONET
3 2 (4.65%) APPN
3 2 (4.65%) ATM
3 2 (4.65%) ISDN
4 1 (2.33%) Packet Switching
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) HTTP
4 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
1 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
1 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.98%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) Gerrit
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 16 (37.21%) Python Developer
3 9 (20.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Programmer
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Leader
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Programmer
5 4 (9.30%) Python Programmer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Python Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Python Programmer
6 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) GIS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Python/Django Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) Django
2 11 (25.58%) HTML
3 10 (23.26%) CSS
4 9 (20.93%) Sass
5 7 (16.28%) REST
5 7 (16.28%) MCollective
6 6 (13.95%) JSON
7 5 (11.63%) ArcObjects
8 4 (9.30%) jQuery
9 2 (4.65%) Ajax
9 2 (4.65%) Web Services
9 2 (4.65%) .NET
10 1 (2.33%) HTML5
10 1 (2.33%) CSS3
10 1 (2.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (2.33%) FastCGI
10 1 (2.33%) ZeroMQ
10 1 (2.33%) Celery
10 1 (2.33%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) User Experience
2 7 (16.28%) GIS
3 4 (9.30%) New Media
4 3 (6.98%) BBC
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Open Source
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) EFT
6 1 (2.33%) Statistics
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) TDD
3 10 (23.26%) DevOps
4 8 (18.60%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (18.60%) OOP
4 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
4 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
5 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Kanban
6 5 (11.63%) Scrum
6 5 (11.63%) Analytics
7 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.30%) Refactoring
8 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.98%) Network Design
9 2 (4.65%) MVC
9 2 (4.65%) Project Management
10 1 (2.33%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
2 12 (27.91%) PHP
3 11 (25.58%) Perl
3 11 (25.58%) Java
4 10 (23.26%) Ruby
5 6 (13.95%) SQL
6 2 (4.65%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.33%) C#
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) CCIE
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) MCTS
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) vSphere
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) ESRI
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) Mapinfo
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Siemens
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.33%) Nortel
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) NetHawk
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