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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 79 170 176
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +6
Contract jobs citing Python 216 63 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.21% 0.74% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.78% 2.11% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 42 27
Average daily rate
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£333 £363 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.27% +16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £291 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £14.60 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.80 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.85 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-23.08% +2.73%
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
3185 2980 2935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.57% 35.17% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1637 1461
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 113 166
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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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 +19 58 £364 -5.27% 21
Berkshire +41 52 £375 - 14
Surrey +35 52 £268 -26.20% 18
Oxfordshire -16 20 £350 -6.66% 31
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £330 +1.53%
East Sussex +2 6 £363 +11.53% 3
Middlesex - 3 £285 -
Kent - - - - 4
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

1 130 (35.04%) Linux
2 109 (29.38%) Java
3 104 (28.03%) Perl
4 92 (24.80%) C++
5 90 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (21.56%) Software Engineering
7 76 (20.49%) C
7 76 (20.49%) JavaScript
7 76 (20.49%) XML
8 73 (19.68%) SQL
9 72 (19.41%) UNIX
10 64 (17.25%) Windows
11 60 (16.17%) Ruby
12 59 (15.90%) Subversion
12 59 (15.90%) PHP
13 56 (15.09%) HTML
14 44 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (11.59%) XSLT
16 41 (11.05%) Internet
16 41 (11.05%) Shell Script
16 41 (11.05%) Security Cleared
16 41 (11.05%) Bash Shell
17 39 (10.51%) Git (software)
17 39 (10.51%) CSS
18 38 (10.24%) MySQL
19 37 (9.97%) C#
20 35 (9.43%) Open Source
21 34 (9.16%) Red Hat
21 34 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
22 33 (8.89%) Publishing

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 28 (7.55%) Apache
2 13 (3.50%) IIS
3 11 (2.96%) CMS
3 11 (2.96%) Node.js
4 6 (1.62%) Oracle Spatial
4 6 (1.62%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.62%) Drupal
4 6 (1.62%) JBoss
5 5 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.35%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.08%) uWSGI
7 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.54%) Mingle
4 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) MS Office
5 1 (0.27%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) assyst
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.96%) PaaS
2 7 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.89%) IaaS
3 6 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.62%) Google App Engine
4 4 (1.08%) Heroku
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.81%) SaaS
6 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.05%) Internet
2 23 (6.20%) TCP/IP
3 21 (5.66%) Network Security
4 16 (4.31%) DNS
5 12 (3.23%) Modbus
5 12 (3.23%) MQTT
5 12 (3.23%) LDAP
5 12 (3.23%) SSL
6 11 (2.96%) WAN
6 11 (2.96%) SAN
6 11 (2.96%) Firewall
6 11 (2.96%) NAS
7 10 (2.70%) LAN
8 9 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.16%) NGN
9 8 (2.16%) HTTP
10 7 (1.89%) SMTP
10 7 (1.89%) VPN
10 7 (1.89%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.62%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.24%) MySQL
2 34 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.31%) Ingres
5 11 (2.96%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.70%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.43%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.43%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.43%) Big Data
8 7 (1.89%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.89%) MarkLogic
9 6 (1.62%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.35%) HBase
11 4 (1.08%) DB2
12 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.81%) OLTP
12 3 (0.81%) SQLite
12 3 (0.81%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 59 (15.90%) Subversion
2 39 (10.51%) Git (software)
3 33 (8.89%) Jenkins
4 25 (6.74%) JUnit
5 23 (6.20%) Ant
6 21 (5.66%) ClearCase
7 20 (5.39%) CppUnit
8 18 (4.85%) ClearQuest
9 17 (4.58%) CruiseControl
10 16 (4.31%) NUnit
10 16 (4.31%) GoogleTest
11 12 (3.23%) Maven
11 12 (3.23%) Eclipse
12 11 (2.96%) Bugzilla
13 9 (2.43%) PHPUnit
14 8 (2.16%) Cucumber
14 8 (2.16%) Hudson
14 8 (2.16%) JIRA
15 7 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (8.89%) Publishing
2 14 (3.77%) Finance
3 13 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.96%) Games
5 10 (2.70%) Legal
6 7 (1.89%) Electronics
7 4 (1.08%) Automotive
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.54%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 138 (37.20%) Developer
2 51 (13.75%) Software Engineer
3 32 (8.63%) Python Developer
4 27 (7.28%) Software Developer
5 24 (6.47%) Architect
6 17 (4.58%) C++ Developer
7 14 (3.77%) Test Engineer
7 14 (3.77%) Senior Developer
8 13 (3.50%) Tester
8 13 (3.50%) Java Developer
8 13 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.23%) PHP Developer
10 11 (2.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 10 (2.70%) Security Engineer
11 10 (2.70%) Content Editor
11 10 (2.70%) C Developer
12 9 (2.43%) Analyst
13 8 (2.16%) C# Developer
13 8 (2.16%) Software Tester
13 8 (2.16%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (20.49%) XML
2 56 (15.09%) HTML
3 43 (11.59%) XSLT
4 39 (10.51%) CSS
5 30 (8.09%) Django
6 24 (6.47%) jQuery
7 21 (5.66%) AngularJS
7 21 (5.66%) JSON
8 16 (4.31%) wxWidgets
8 16 (4.31%) Motif
8 16 (4.31%) .NET
8 16 (4.31%) Web Services
9 15 (4.04%) REST
10 13 (3.50%) HTML5
11 12 (3.23%) WebSockets
11 12 (3.23%) Ajax
11 12 (3.23%) SOAP
12 10 (2.70%) CSS3
12 10 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.43%) Open Source
2 28 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 28 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.85%) User Experience
4 13 (3.50%) Mathematics
5 10 (2.70%) Physics
6 9 (2.43%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.16%) Wiki
8 7 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.62%) Derivative
9 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.35%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.35%) Clustering
11 4 (1.08%) New Media
11 4 (1.08%) E-Learning
11 4 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.08%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.81%) DTV
12 3 (0.81%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 130 (35.04%) Linux
2 72 (19.41%) UNIX
3 64 (17.25%) Windows
4 33 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (6.20%) Android
6 13 (3.50%) Solaris
6 13 (3.50%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.43%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.16%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.16%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.62%) AIX
10 5 (1.35%) CentOS
11 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (21.56%) Software Engineering
3 44 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (8.63%) TDD
5 31 (8.36%) OO
6 28 (7.55%) UML
7 26 (7.01%) DevOps
8 24 (6.47%) Scrum
9 22 (5.93%) Analytics
10 21 (5.66%) Project Management
10 21 (5.66%) Test Automation
11 20 (5.39%) Configuration Management
12 19 (5.12%) Multithreading
12 19 (5.12%) Software Testing
13 18 (4.85%) Refactoring
14 17 (4.58%) Cyber Security
15 16 (4.31%) OOD
16 15 (4.04%) MVC
16 15 (4.04%) Web Development
17 14 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (29.38%) Java
2 104 (28.03%) Perl
3 92 (24.80%) C++
4 76 (20.49%) C
4 76 (20.49%) JavaScript
5 73 (19.68%) SQL
6 60 (16.17%) Ruby
7 59 (15.90%) PHP
8 41 (11.05%) Shell Script
8 41 (11.05%) Bash Shell
9 37 (9.97%) C#
10 33 (8.89%) XQuery
11 9 (2.43%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.89%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.62%) Korn
13 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.08%) JAQL
14 4 (1.08%) Golang
14 4 (1.08%) Scala
14 4 (1.08%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 41 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.74%) Degree
4 12 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.70%) CISSP
7 9 (2.43%) PhD
7 9 (2.43%) ISEB
8 6 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.08%) CCIE
11 2 (0.54%) MCTS
11 2 (0.54%) MCITP
11 2 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.54%) CCNP
11 2 (0.54%) HND
12 1 (0.27%) CCNA
12 1 (0.27%) GIAC
12 1 (0.27%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.36%) QA
2 15 (4.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) TickIT
3 1 (0.27%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.43%) Snort
3 6 (1.62%) Shibboleth
3 6 (1.62%) Sendmail
4 5 (1.35%) NFS
4 5 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.35%) Docker
5 4 (1.08%) LXC
6 3 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.81%) HDFS
7 2 (0.54%) vCloud
7 2 (0.54%) vSphere
7 2 (0.54%) Firmware
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 25 (6.74%) Puppet
2 7 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.62%) MIMEsweeper
3 6 (1.62%) MAILsweeper
4 4 (1.08%) Ansible
4 4 (1.08%) Nagios
5 3 (0.81%) WSUS
6 2 (0.54%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.27%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.27%) Netcool
7 1 (0.27%) Cacti
7 1 (0.27%) Munin
7 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.27%) Opsview
7 1 (0.27%) collectd
Vendors
1 34 (9.16%) Red Hat
2 22 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.12%) Oracle
4 14 (3.77%) VMware
5 11 (2.96%) Cisco
6 10 (2.70%) Google
7 7 (1.89%) HP
7 7 (1.89%) IBM
7 7 (1.89%) Juniper
7 7 (1.89%) Hitachi
8 6 (1.62%) Blue Coat
8 6 (1.62%) NetApp
8 6 (1.62%) Websense
8 6 (1.62%) McAfee
8 6 (1.62%) Sybase
9 5 (1.35%) Zend
10 4 (1.08%) Tableau
10 4 (1.08%) Intel
11 3 (0.81%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.81%) EMC
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