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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 41 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 34 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.54% 0.98% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.66% 3.34% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £231 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £373 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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
319 299 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 33.23% 29.34% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 173 117
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 19
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 21 (36.21%) Django
4 20 (34.48%) Software Engineering
5 19 (32.76%) TDD
5 19 (32.76%) HTML
6 18 (31.03%) Linux
7 15 (25.86%) OOP
7 15 (25.86%) CSS
8 14 (24.14%) Sass
9 12 (20.69%) Java
10 11 (18.97%) Internet
10 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
10 11 (18.97%) REST
10 11 (18.97%) User Experience
11 9 (15.52%) Perl
12 8 (13.79%) PHP
12 8 (13.79%) SQL
12 8 (13.79%) Oracle
12 8 (13.79%) GIS
12 8 (13.79%) ESRI
12 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
12 8 (13.79%) Scrum
12 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
13 7 (12.07%) Kanban
13 7 (12.07%) JSON
13 7 (12.07%) Ruby
13 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
13 7 (12.07%) Relational Database
13 7 (12.07%) NoSQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (6.90%) ArcGIS
1 4 (6.90%) ArcSDE
2 3 (5.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.45%) Drupal
3 2 (3.45%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.72%) nginx
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.72%) Zope
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) WLAN
2 3 (5.17%) WAN
2 3 (5.17%) LAN
3 2 (3.45%) SNMP
4 1 (1.72%) Packet Switching
4 1 (1.72%) VoIP
4 1 (1.72%) FTP
4 1 (1.72%) HTTP
4 1 (1.72%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.72%) GGSN
4 1 (1.72%) SGSN
4 1 (1.72%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
1 7 (12.07%) NoSQL
1 7 (12.07%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) Subversion
2 3 (5.17%) Selenium
2 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (3.45%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.72%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (60.34%) Developer
2 22 (37.93%) Python Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Software Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Programmer
5 4 (6.90%) GIS Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Python Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Python Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Python Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Network Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.21%) Django
2 19 (32.76%) HTML
3 15 (25.86%) CSS
4 14 (24.14%) Sass
5 11 (18.97%) REST
6 7 (12.07%) JSON
6 7 (12.07%) AngularJS
7 4 (6.90%) ArcObjects
7 4 (6.90%) Web Services
7 4 (6.90%) Ajax
8 3 (5.17%) jQuery
9 2 (3.45%) RESTful
9 2 (3.45%) PhoneGap
9 2 (3.45%) Apache Camel
9 2 (3.45%) Drush
10 1 (1.72%) Celery
10 1 (1.72%) Catalyst
10 1 (1.72%) ZeroMQ
10 1 (1.72%) MCollective
10 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) User Experience
2 8 (13.79%) GIS
3 1 (1.72%) BBC
3 1 (1.72%) PKI
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Open Source
3 1 (1.72%) New Media
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) UNIX
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) Software Engineering
3 19 (32.76%) TDD
4 15 (25.86%) OOP
5 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Scrum
6 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 7 (12.07%) Kanban
7 7 (12.07%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (8.62%) DevOps
9 3 (5.17%) Web Application Development
9 3 (5.17%) Analytics
9 3 (5.17%) BDD
9 3 (5.17%) MVC
9 3 (5.17%) SOA
9 3 (5.17%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.17%) Refactoring
9 3 (5.17%) Migration
10 2 (3.45%) Mobile Development
10 2 (3.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.69%) Java
3 9 (15.52%) Perl
4 8 (13.79%) PHP
4 8 (13.79%) SQL
5 7 (12.07%) Ruby
6 3 (5.17%) VB
6 3 (5.17%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) C
7 2 (3.45%) Tcl
8 1 (1.72%) C#
8 1 (1.72%) XPath
8 1 (1.72%) Erlang
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.72%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
1 8 (13.79%) ESRI
2 4 (6.90%) Mapinfo
3 2 (3.45%) Talend
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.72%) NetHawk
4 1 (1.72%) Cognos
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