The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 45 33 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Contract jobs citing Python 20 41 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.55% 4.42% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.93% 16.02% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 6
Median daily rate £425 £400 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +36.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.27% +30.83%
Python
Berkshire

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
224 256 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.54% 27.59% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 183 104
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £9.00 £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +136.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for Python.

1 40 (59.70%) Linux
2 25 (37.31%) Ruby
3 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
4 23 (34.33%) Windows
4 23 (34.33%) Java
5 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (26.87%) CSS
6 18 (26.87%) VMware
7 15 (22.39%) Perl
7 15 (22.39%) HTML
7 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
7 15 (22.39%) vSphere
8 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
8 14 (20.90%) DevOps
9 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
10 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (17.91%) C#
10 12 (17.91%) SQL
11 11 (16.42%) PHP
11 11 (16.42%) .NET
11 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.42%) Web Development
11 11 (16.42%) High Availability
12 10 (14.93%) REST
12 10 (14.93%) MySQL
12 10 (14.93%) Scrum
12 10 (14.93%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
13 9 (13.43%) ADO.NET

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (10.45%) OpenStack
2 6 (8.96%) IIS
3 5 (7.46%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.99%) Apache
5 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.49%) CMS
6 1 (1.49%) Drupal
6 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.48%) PaaS
4 2 (2.99%) IaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.49%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.49%) Bluemix
5 1 (1.49%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) DNS
2 6 (8.96%) Internet
2 6 (8.96%) NetScaler
3 5 (7.46%) HTTP
3 5 (7.46%) SSL
3 5 (7.46%) Wireshark
4 3 (4.48%) H.323
4 3 (4.48%) Kerberos
4 3 (4.48%) Telepresence
5 2 (2.99%) Firewall
5 2 (2.99%) SAN
6 1 (1.49%) BGP
6 1 (1.49%) DDNS
6 1 (1.49%) DMZ
6 1 (1.49%) MPLS
6 1 (1.49%) OSPF
6 1 (1.49%) SMTP
6 1 (1.49%) SNMP
6 1 (1.49%) VoIP
6 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) MySQL
1 10 (14.93%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.94%) Big Data
2 8 (11.94%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.97%) Datazen
5 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.48%) GIS
6 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.49%) DB2
7 1 (1.49%) HBase
7 1 (1.49%) HDInsight
7 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.49%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.96%) Maven
4 5 (7.46%) Fiddler
4 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.97%) Ant
5 4 (5.97%) Gradle
6 3 (4.48%) JIRA
6 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.99%) JMeter
8 1 (1.49%) AppScan
8 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.49%) Automotive
2 1 (1.49%) Electronics
2 1 (1.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Python Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (7.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.46%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Lead DevOps
7 4 (5.97%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Field Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Python Web Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) CSS
2 15 (22.39%) HTML
3 11 (16.42%) .NET
4 10 (14.93%) REST
5 9 (13.43%) ADO.NET
6 8 (11.94%) Django
7 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET
7 6 (8.96%) WCF
8 5 (7.46%) Ajax
8 5 (7.46%) FastCGI
8 5 (7.46%) jQuery
8 5 (7.46%) LINQ
8 5 (7.46%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (7.46%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 5 (7.46%) WPF
9 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.97%) ODBC
9 4 (5.97%) OLE
9 4 (5.97%) XML
9 4 (5.97%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.96%) User Experience
3 5 (7.46%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.97%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Replication
6 1 (1.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 40 (59.70%) Linux
2 23 (34.33%) Windows
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.97%) SUSE
5 4 (5.97%) Unix
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) CentOS
6 2 (2.99%) Debian
6 2 (2.99%) Fedora
6 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.49%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Solaris
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) DevOps
3 11 (16.42%) High Availability
3 11 (16.42%) Web Development
4 10 (14.93%) Scrum
5 9 (13.43%) TDD
6 8 (11.94%) ITIL
6 8 (11.94%) Mentoring
6 8 (11.94%) MVC
6 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
7 7 (10.45%) Kanban
8 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.46%) Coaching
9 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.46%) OOP
9 5 (7.46%) Open Source
10 4 (5.97%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (5.97%) Memory Management
10 4 (5.97%) Patch Management
10 4 (5.97%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) Ruby
2 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
3 23 (34.33%) Java
4 15 (22.39%) Perl
4 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
5 12 (17.91%) C#
5 12 (17.91%) SQL
6 11 (16.42%) PHP
7 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
8 8 (11.94%) Bash Shell
9 7 (10.45%) C
9 7 (10.45%) C++
10 5 (7.46%) R
10 5 (7.46%) Scala
11 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
12 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.49%) Go
13 1 (1.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.97%) MCITP
5 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.48%) MCTS
6 2 (2.99%) CCNP
6 2 (2.99%) CISSP
6 2 (2.99%) MCSD
6 2 (2.99%) MCSE
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) vSphere
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Docker
4 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.99%) KVM
5 1 (1.49%) Ceph
5 1 (1.49%) NFS
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.49%) Postfix
5 1 (1.49%) qmail
5 1 (1.49%) RHEV
5 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.49%) Varnish
5 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Puppet
2 7 (10.45%) Ansible
3 6 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.99%) Kibana
4 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.99%) logstash
5 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.49%) Bacula
5 1 (1.49%) Control-M
5 1 (1.49%) cPanel
5 1 (1.49%) Grafana
5 1 (1.49%) Graphite
5 1 (1.49%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.49%) Nagios
5 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.49%) Salt
5 1 (1.49%) SELinux
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) VMware
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco
3 8 (11.94%) Oracle
4 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.96%) Juniper
6 5 (7.46%) HP
7 4 (5.97%) Citrix
7 4 (5.97%) F5
8 3 (4.48%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.99%) IBM
9 2 (2.99%) Remedy
10 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.49%) CommVault
10 1 (1.49%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.49%) NetApp
10 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.49%) Sybase
10 1 (1.49%) Symantec