The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 64 104 147
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +43
Contract jobs citing Python 257 151 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.75% 1.65% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.21% 5.04% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 84 35
Average daily rate
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£375 £403 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +36.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £443 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 8
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £31.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -25.00%
Python
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3130 2998 2717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.49% 32.66% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 1673 1385
Average daily rate £355 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 106 203
Average hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Python
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the South East region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the South East region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Python
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 62 £363 +3.57% 18
Berkshire +48 55 £350 +4.47% 34
Surrey +14 50 £328 -22.94% 13
Oxfordshire - 31 £450 - 22
East Sussex +7 24 £300 - 8
Buckinghamshire +5 17 £400 -0.62% 11
West Sussex - 8 £425 - 3
Kent +4 7 £488 +21.87% 3
Middlesex +7 1 - - 1
Sussex -2 1 - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 267 (51.84%) Linux
2 172 (33.40%) UNIX
3 144 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (24.66%) Perl
5 117 (22.72%) C++
6 109 (21.17%) Windows
7 108 (20.97%) Jenkins
8 104 (20.19%) Software Engineering
9 98 (19.03%) Java
10 97 (18.83%) Shell Script
11 93 (18.06%) Puppet
12 91 (17.67%) Ruby
13 88 (17.09%) Git (software)
14 87 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
15 83 (16.12%) JavaScript
16 80 (15.53%) C
17 74 (14.37%) Configuration Management
18 72 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
19 70 (13.59%) Security Cleared
20 69 (13.40%) SQL
21 66 (12.82%) Bash Shell
21 66 (12.82%) DevOps
22 64 (12.43%) Subversion
23 61 (11.84%) PHP
24 58 (11.26%) Oracle
25 57 (11.07%) PowerShell
26 56 (10.87%) HTML
27 50 (9.71%) SC Cleared
28 48 (9.32%) CSS
28 48 (9.32%) XML

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 40 (7.77%) Apache
2 16 (3.11%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.33%) Node.js
3 12 (2.33%) CMS
3 12 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (2.14%) Drupal
4 11 (2.14%) uWSGI
5 9 (1.75%) IIS
5 9 (1.75%) nginx
6 8 (1.55%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (1.36%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.97%) Confluence
10 4 (0.78%) ArcSDE
10 4 (0.78%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.36%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) Maya
3 3 (0.58%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.85%) Heroku
4 12 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.55%) IaaS
5 8 (1.55%) PaaS
6 6 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.39%) GitHub
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.19%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.93%) DNS
2 43 (8.35%) Internet
3 36 (6.99%) SSL
3 36 (6.99%) Firewall
4 29 (5.63%) LDAP
4 29 (5.63%) TCP/IP
5 26 (5.05%) WAN
5 26 (5.05%) LAN
6 23 (4.47%) VPN
7 22 (4.27%) HTTP
8 21 (4.08%) SMTP
9 17 (3.30%) SAN
10 12 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (2.33%) DHCP
11 10 (1.94%) Wireshark
12 9 (1.75%) VLAN
12 9 (1.75%) SSH
13 8 (1.55%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.55%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.13%) MySQL
1 47 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
2 36 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 24 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.66%) RDBMS
4 23 (4.47%) Hadoop
4 23 (4.47%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.88%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.30%) OLTP
7 13 (2.52%) MarkLogic
8 11 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.75%) Big Data
10 8 (1.55%) Ingres
11 7 (1.36%) DB2
12 4 (0.78%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.39%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 108 (20.97%) Jenkins
2 88 (17.09%) Git (software)
3 64 (12.43%) Subversion
4 41 (7.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 25 (4.85%) ClearCase
6 22 (4.27%) Ant
7 20 (3.88%) JIRA
7 20 (3.88%) Gerrit
8 19 (3.69%) JUnit
9 18 (3.50%) Maven
10 16 (3.11%) NUnit
10 16 (3.11%) GoogleTest
11 15 (2.91%) CppUnit
12 13 (2.52%) ClearQuest
13 11 (2.14%) Introscope
13 11 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (1.94%) Visual Studio
15 8 (1.55%) CruiseControl
15 8 (1.55%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 23 (4.47%) Publishing
2 22 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.50%) Finance
4 14 (2.72%) Games
4 14 (2.72%) Legal
5 13 (2.52%) Retail
6 11 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.55%) Banking
8 7 (1.36%) Electronics
9 5 (0.97%) Military
10 3 (0.58%) Law
10 3 (0.58%) Marketing
11 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 206 (40.00%) Developer
2 61 (11.84%) Software Engineer
3 42 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (6.99%) Administrator
5 33 (6.41%) Python Developer
6 29 (5.63%) C++ Developer
6 29 (5.63%) Software Developer
7 28 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
8 27 (5.24%) Linux Administrator
9 24 (4.66%) Web Developer
10 23 (4.47%) Analyst
10 23 (4.47%) C++ Software Engineer
10 23 (4.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 17 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.30%) C Developer
12 15 (2.91%) Architect
13 13 (2.52%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (2.52%) Data Scientist
14 12 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (2.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.87%) HTML
2 48 (9.32%) CSS
2 48 (9.32%) XML
3 45 (8.74%) AngularJS
4 43 (8.35%) Web Services
5 38 (7.38%) Django
6 32 (6.21%) XSLT
7 29 (5.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 29 (5.63%) REST
8 21 (4.08%) .NET
9 19 (3.69%) jQuery
10 18 (3.50%) STL
11 17 (3.30%) JSON
12 13 (2.52%) RESTful
12 13 (2.52%) Sass
12 13 (2.52%) HTML5
13 12 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (2.14%) WSGI
14 11 (2.14%) Regular Expression
15 10 (1.94%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.50%) User Experience
3 14 (2.72%) Clustering
4 10 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.75%) GIS
5 9 (1.75%) Visualisation
5 9 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.55%) Wiki
6 8 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.55%) HACMP
7 7 (1.36%) Derivative
7 7 (1.36%) Social Media
8 5 (0.97%) Device Driver
8 5 (0.97%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.58%) Physics
10 3 (0.58%) Animation
11 2 (0.39%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 267 (51.84%) Linux
2 172 (33.40%) UNIX
3 109 (21.17%) Windows
4 33 (6.41%) Mac OS X
4 33 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.85%) CentOS
6 22 (4.27%) Android
7 20 (3.88%) Solaris
8 11 (2.14%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.94%) AIX
10 9 (1.75%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.75%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.36%) Debian
12 6 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.97%) SUSE
14 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.58%) Fedora
15 2 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (20.19%) Software Engineering
3 87 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
4 74 (14.37%) Configuration Management
5 66 (12.82%) DevOps
6 41 (7.96%) Multithreading
7 40 (7.77%) Open Source
8 38 (7.38%) Scrum
9 33 (6.41%) Project Management
10 31 (6.02%) TDD
11 29 (5.63%) Web Development
12 28 (5.44%) SDLC
13 25 (4.85%) OO
14 22 (4.27%) Analytics
14 22 (4.27%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (4.08%) Integration Testing
16 18 (3.50%) Software Testing
16 18 (3.50%) OOD
16 18 (3.50%) Automation Testing
17 17 (3.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 127 (24.66%) Perl
2 117 (22.72%) C++
3 98 (19.03%) Java
4 97 (18.83%) Shell Script
5 91 (17.67%) Ruby
6 83 (16.12%) JavaScript
7 80 (15.53%) C
8 69 (13.40%) SQL
9 66 (12.82%) Bash Shell
10 61 (11.84%) PHP
11 57 (11.07%) PowerShell
12 37 (7.18%) C#
13 18 (3.50%) MATLAB
13 18 (3.50%) R
13 18 (3.50%) Go
14 17 (3.30%) Jython
15 14 (2.72%) VC++
15 14 (2.72%) XQuery
16 9 (1.75%) Lua
17 8 (1.55%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 70 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.08%) Degree
4 6 (1.17%) RHCT
5 5 (0.97%) RHCE
5 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.78%) PhD
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.39%) ISEB
8 1 (0.19%) MCSE
8 1 (0.19%) PMP
8 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MCTS
8 1 (0.19%) MCITP
8 1 (0.19%) GCIA
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.63%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.52%) NFS
3 12 (2.33%) Sendmail
4 11 (2.14%) Shibboleth
5 9 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (1.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (1.17%) Firmware
8 5 (0.97%) qmail
8 5 (0.97%) Postfix
8 5 (0.97%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.97%) XenApp
8 5 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.97%) HDFS
9 3 (0.58%) SpamAssassin
9 3 (0.58%) Docker
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (18.06%) Puppet
2 41 (7.96%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (4.47%) Nagios
4 17 (3.30%) Ansible
5 12 (2.33%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (2.33%) MAILsweeper
6 8 (1.55%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.55%) Control-M
7 7 (1.36%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.97%) Zenoss
8 5 (0.97%) CA Wily
8 5 (0.97%) SELinux
9 3 (0.58%) OpenView
10 2 (0.39%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.19%) AppManager
11 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (11.26%) Oracle
2 44 (8.54%) Red Hat
3 30 (5.83%) VMware
4 27 (5.24%) Microsoft
5 20 (3.88%) IBM
6 17 (3.30%) Sybase
7 16 (3.11%) NetApp
8 14 (2.72%) Cisco
9 12 (2.33%) Blue Coat
9 12 (2.33%) Websense
9 12 (2.33%) McAfee
9 12 (2.33%) Juniper
10 9 (1.75%) HP
10 9 (1.75%) Veritas
10 9 (1.75%) ESRI
11 7 (1.36%) Business Objects
11 7 (1.36%) Sun
11 7 (1.36%) Greenplum
12 6 (1.17%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.17%) Adobe
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing Ltd
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + TBA
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 42 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bicester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago