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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 28 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Contract jobs citing Python 38 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.53% 1.19% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.31% 4.28% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £229 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £395 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
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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
233 257 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.77% 27.81% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 111 118
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.18% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £19.00 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 (58.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) JavaScript
3 27 (36.49%) TDD
4 26 (35.14%) Linux
5 24 (32.43%) HTML
6 22 (29.73%) Django
6 22 (29.73%) Java
7 21 (28.38%) CSS
8 20 (27.03%) Software Engineering
9 19 (25.68%) OOP
10 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
11 15 (20.27%) Sass
11 15 (20.27%) Oracle
11 15 (20.27%) Software Testing
12 14 (18.92%) JSON
12 14 (18.92%) SQL
13 13 (17.57%) Scrum
14 12 (16.22%) Service Delivery
14 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
14 12 (16.22%) REST
15 11 (14.86%) User Experience
15 11 (14.86%) TeamCity
15 11 (14.86%) GIS
15 11 (14.86%) Ruby
15 11 (14.86%) Perl
15 11 (14.86%) UNIX
15 11 (14.86%) Internet
16 9 (12.16%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (12.16%) Responsive Web Design
17 8 (10.81%) DevOps

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (6.76%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (2.70%) nginx
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.70%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.70%) ArcSDE
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.35%) Zope
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.35%) Confluence
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) WLAN
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) LAN
3 2 (2.70%) SNMP
4 1 (1.35%) ATM
4 1 (1.35%) VoIP
4 1 (1.35%) FTP
4 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (10.81%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.81%) RDBMS
3 7 (9.46%) DB2
4 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.70%) MySQL
7 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.86%) TeamCity
3 7 (9.46%) JIRA
4 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.76%) Subversion
6 4 (5.41%) Hudson
7 3 (4.05%) Selenium
8 2 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.35%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (55.41%) Developer
2 23 (31.08%) Python Developer
3 8 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) GIS Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Tester
8 2 (2.70%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.70%) DBA
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Programmer
8 2 (2.70%) Network Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.43%) HTML
2 22 (29.73%) Django
3 21 (28.38%) CSS
4 15 (20.27%) Sass
5 14 (18.92%) JSON
6 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
6 12 (16.22%) REST
7 8 (10.81%) XML
8 7 (9.46%) Web Services
9 6 (8.11%) Spring
9 6 (8.11%) jQuery
10 5 (6.76%) Hibernate
10 5 (6.76%) Spring MVC
10 5 (6.76%) EJB
11 3 (4.05%) Ajax
11 3 (4.05%) Java EE
11 3 (4.05%) JPA
12 2 (2.70%) RESTful
12 2 (2.70%) PhoneGap
12 2 (2.70%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) GIS
1 11 (14.86%) User Experience
2 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.35%) PKI
2 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.14%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) UNIX
3 7 (9.46%) AIX
4 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.05%) Windows
6 2 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (1.35%) CentOS
7 1 (1.35%) Fedora
7 1 (1.35%) HPUX
7 1 (1.35%) Solaris
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.11%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) TDD
3 20 (27.03%) Software Engineering
4 19 (25.68%) OOP
5 15 (20.27%) Software Testing
6 13 (17.57%) Scrum
7 12 (16.22%) Service Delivery
8 9 (12.16%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (10.81%) DevOps
9 8 (10.81%) Migration
9 8 (10.81%) Kanban
10 7 (9.46%) Agile Testing
10 7 (9.46%) MVC
10 7 (9.46%) ETL
10 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Validation
12 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.41%) User Stories
14 3 (4.05%) Web Application Development
14 3 (4.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) JavaScript
2 22 (29.73%) Java
3 14 (18.92%) SQL
4 11 (14.86%) Perl
4 11 (14.86%) Ruby
5 6 (8.11%) PHP
6 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.05%) VB
8 2 (2.70%) Tcl
8 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.70%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) C
9 1 (1.35%) C#
9 1 (1.35%) XPath
9 1 (1.35%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) ISEB
2 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.76%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.11%) ESRI
2 6 (8.11%) Ab Initio
3 2 (2.70%) Mapinfo
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) Talend
4 1 (1.35%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) Cognos
4 1 (1.35%) Splunk
Reading, Berkshire
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