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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 73 136 146
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +10
Contract jobs citing Python 234 100 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.53% 1.19% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.48% 3.54% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 50 34
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £212 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.38% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £14.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £20.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
3128 2823 2489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.87% 33.58% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1753 1484 1313
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 135 175
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.25 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +3 70 £350 -6.66% 20
Berkshire +41 51 £375 -10.71% 24
Surrey +5 44 £300 +5.26% 27
Oxfordshire +11 35 £295 -21.33% 19
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £400 +23.07% 1
East Sussex 0 4 £300 - 2
Middlesex - 4 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 3 - - 3
Kent -11 1 - - 6
Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 182 (41.94%) Linux
2 126 (29.03%) Perl
3 123 (28.34%) UNIX
4 121 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (24.88%) C++
6 101 (23.27%) Java
6 101 (23.27%) Software Engineering
7 100 (23.04%) Continuous Integration
8 93 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 92 (21.20%) SQL
10 86 (19.82%) Windows
11 85 (19.59%) Subversion
12 82 (18.89%) C
13 78 (17.97%) Ruby
14 71 (16.36%) Shell Script
15 70 (16.13%) Jenkins
16 67 (15.44%) Git (software)
17 65 (14.98%) PHP
18 64 (14.75%) XML
19 62 (14.29%) HTML
20 59 (13.59%) PostgreSQL
21 55 (12.67%) Configuration Management
21 55 (12.67%) Security Cleared
22 53 (12.21%) Puppet
23 50 (11.52%) CSS
24 46 (10.60%) DevOps
25 45 (10.37%) C#
25 45 (10.37%) MySQL
26 44 (10.14%) SC Cleared
27 42 (9.68%) Django

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (6.91%) Apache
2 13 (3.00%) CMS
3 12 (2.76%) uWSGI
4 11 (2.53%) Node.js
4 11 (2.53%) Drupal
5 8 (1.84%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.38%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (1.38%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.38%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.15%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.92%) IIS
9 4 (0.92%) ArcSDE
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.69%) JBoss
10 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.69%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.15%) MS Office
3 4 (0.92%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.23%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.23%) assyst
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.92%) Heroku
4 11 (2.53%) PaaS
5 7 (1.61%) IaaS
6 5 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.92%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.69%) SaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.83%) Internet
2 26 (5.99%) TCP/IP
3 25 (5.76%) DNS
4 22 (5.07%) Network Security
5 18 (4.15%) SSL
6 14 (3.23%) Firewall
6 14 (3.23%) LDAP
7 13 (3.00%) Modbus
7 13 (3.00%) MQTT
8 12 (2.76%) LAN
8 12 (2.76%) WAN
9 11 (2.53%) SAN
9 11 (2.53%) Radio Access Network
9 11 (2.53%) Wireshark
9 11 (2.53%) NAS
10 10 (2.30%) HTTP
11 9 (2.07%) SMTP
11 9 (2.07%) Ethernet
11 9 (2.07%) VPN
11 9 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.59%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (10.37%) MySQL
3 23 (5.30%) Ingres
3 23 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 14 (3.23%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.30%) MarkLogic
8 9 (2.07%) OLTP
9 6 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.38%) Big Data
10 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.69%) SQLite
11 3 (0.69%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.46%) Star Schema
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 85 (19.59%) Subversion
2 70 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 67 (15.44%) Git (software)
4 36 (8.29%) ClearCase
5 28 (6.45%) ClearQuest
5 28 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (6.22%) CppUnit
6 27 (6.22%) Ant
7 26 (5.99%) JUnit
8 24 (5.53%) CruiseControl
9 23 (5.30%) NUnit
9 23 (5.30%) GoogleTest
10 13 (3.00%) Maven
10 13 (3.00%) Visual Studio
11 12 (2.76%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.07%) JIRA
12 9 (2.07%) PHPUnit
13 8 (1.84%) Hudson
13 8 (1.84%) Bugzilla
14 7 (1.61%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (5.30%) Publishing
2 17 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.00%) Games
4 9 (2.07%) Finance
5 7 (1.61%) Legal
6 6 (1.38%) Electronics
7 4 (0.92%) Automotive
8 2 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 178 (41.01%) Developer
2 58 (13.36%) Software Engineer
3 38 (8.76%) Software Developer
3 38 (8.76%) Python Developer
4 30 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (4.61%) C++ Developer
6 17 (3.92%) Architect
7 16 (3.69%) Administrator
8 15 (3.46%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.23%) PHP Developer
10 13 (3.00%) Test Engineer
10 13 (3.00%) Web Developer
11 12 (2.76%) Analyst
11 12 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (2.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 11 (2.53%) Linux Administrator
13 10 (2.30%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.30%) C# Developer
14 9 (2.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (14.75%) XML
2 62 (14.29%) HTML
3 50 (11.52%) CSS
4 42 (9.68%) Django
5 35 (8.06%) XSLT
6 32 (7.37%) AngularJS
7 31 (7.14%) jQuery
8 23 (5.30%) wxWidgets
8 23 (5.30%) Motif
8 23 (5.30%) Ruby on Rails
9 21 (4.84%) REST
10 20 (4.61%) .NET
11 19 (4.38%) JSON
12 15 (3.46%) Web Services
13 14 (3.23%) Middleware
13 14 (3.23%) Regular Expression
14 13 (3.00%) WebSockets
14 13 (3.00%) Ajax
15 12 (2.76%) WSGI
16 10 (2.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.83%) Open Source
3 25 (5.76%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.61%) User Experience
5 11 (2.53%) Wiki
6 10 (2.30%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.84%) Physics
7 8 (1.84%) Derivative
8 7 (1.61%) GIS
9 6 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.15%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.92%) Semantic Web
11 4 (0.92%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.92%) New Media
12 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.69%) BBC
12 3 (0.69%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.69%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 182 (41.94%) Linux
2 123 (28.34%) UNIX
3 86 (19.82%) Windows
4 27 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (5.76%) Mac OS X
6 18 (4.15%) Android
7 16 (3.69%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.76%) Solaris
9 10 (2.30%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.07%) CentOS
11 8 (1.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.15%) AIX
14 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.92%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.69%) Debian
15 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.27%) Software Engineering
3 100 (23.04%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (12.67%) Configuration Management
5 46 (10.60%) DevOps
6 35 (8.06%) Project Management
6 35 (8.06%) UML
7 31 (7.14%) Analytics
8 29 (6.68%) OO
8 29 (6.68%) Multithreading
8 29 (6.68%) Web Development
9 28 (6.45%) TDD
9 28 (6.45%) Scrum
10 25 (5.76%) OOD
11 22 (5.07%) MVC
11 22 (5.07%) Software Testing
12 20 (4.61%) Integration Testing
13 19 (4.38%) Cyber Security
14 18 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (3.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 126 (29.03%) Perl
2 108 (24.88%) C++
3 101 (23.27%) Java
4 93 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 92 (21.20%) SQL
6 82 (18.89%) C
7 78 (17.97%) Ruby
8 71 (16.36%) Shell Script
9 65 (14.98%) PHP
10 45 (10.37%) C#
11 37 (8.53%) Bash Shell
12 26 (5.99%) PowerShell
13 20 (4.61%) XQuery
14 7 (1.61%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.38%) IronPython
15 6 (1.38%) Jython
16 5 (1.15%) VC++
16 5 (1.15%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.92%) Golang
17 4 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.45%) Degree
4 13 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.84%) PhD
6 7 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.38%) RHCT
8 5 (1.15%) ISEB
9 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.69%) CCIE
11 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.46%) MCTS
11 2 (0.46%) MCITP
11 2 (0.46%) HND
12 1 (0.23%) HP APS
12 1 (0.23%) GIAC
12 1 (0.23%) CCNP
12 1 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.14%) QA
2 6 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (3.23%) Shibboleth
2 9 (2.07%) Sendmail
3 6 (1.38%) NFS
4 5 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.15%) Docker
5 4 (0.92%) LXC
6 3 (0.69%) HDFS
6 3 (0.69%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.46%) vSphere
7 2 (0.46%) vCloud
7 2 (0.46%) Firmware
8 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.23%) Nmap
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 53 (12.21%) Puppet
2 17 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.07%) MIMEsweeper
3 9 (2.07%) MAILsweeper
4 8 (1.84%) Nagios
5 6 (1.38%) Ansible
6 3 (0.69%) WSUS
6 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.23%) collectd
8 1 (0.23%) SELinux
8 1 (0.23%) Salt
8 1 (0.23%) Opsview
8 1 (0.23%) Graphite
8 1 (0.23%) Nessus
8 1 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 29 (6.68%) Red Hat
2 28 (6.45%) Oracle
2 28 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.69%) VMware
4 13 (3.00%) Greenplum
4 13 (3.00%) Business Objects
4 13 (3.00%) Cisco
5 10 (2.30%) IBM
6 9 (2.07%) Sybase
6 9 (2.07%) Juniper
6 9 (2.07%) NetApp
6 9 (2.07%) Blue Coat
6 9 (2.07%) McAfee
6 9 (2.07%) Websense
7 8 (1.84%) Google
8 7 (1.61%) Hitachi
9 6 (1.38%) Adobe
9 6 (1.38%) ESRI
9 6 (1.38%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.15%) Zend
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