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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 81 109 153
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +44
Contract jobs citing Python 228 141 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.42% 1.55% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.07% 4.72% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 86 35
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £248 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £20.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
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
3223 2988 2795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.26% 32.75% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2011 1642 1421
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 102 188
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 £19.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Berkshire +40 58 £375 +11.94% 23
Surrey -8 44 £350 -17.52% 21
Hampshire -16 39 £369 -1.66% 29
Oxfordshire +12 37 £450 +12.50% 22
East Sussex +7 20 £300 - 4
Buckinghamshire +9 19 £450 +28.57% 6
West Sussex -10 6 £425 -25.43% 3
Kent -6 3 £513 -3.30% 2
Sussex 0 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 238 (48.97%) Linux
2 157 (32.30%) UNIX
3 149 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (23.05%) C++
4 112 (23.05%) Perl
5 97 (19.96%) Java
6 96 (19.75%) Jenkins
7 95 (19.55%) Software Engineering
8 93 (19.14%) Windows
9 85 (17.49%) Git (software)
10 80 (16.46%) Ruby
11 79 (16.26%) Shell Script
11 79 (16.26%) Puppet
12 78 (16.05%) JavaScript
13 72 (14.81%) C
14 67 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
15 66 (13.58%) SQL
16 64 (13.17%) Oracle
16 64 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
16 64 (13.17%) Bash Shell
17 63 (12.96%) Security Cleared
18 59 (12.14%) DevOps
19 58 (11.93%) Configuration Management
20 54 (11.11%) HTML
21 53 (10.91%) Subversion
22 50 (10.29%) PowerShell
22 50 (10.29%) PHP
23 48 (9.88%) CSS
24 47 (9.67%) XML
25 46 (9.47%) Web Services

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 31 (6.38%) Apache
2 14 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.67%) nginx
4 11 (2.26%) Node.js
5 10 (2.06%) OpenStack
5 10 (2.06%) IIS
6 8 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.65%) Drupal
7 7 (1.44%) CMS
8 6 (1.23%) Confluence
9 5 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.82%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.82%) uWSGI
11 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.62%) ArcSDE
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.62%) Maya
3 3 (0.62%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.50%) Heroku
4 11 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (1.44%) IaaS
7 7 (1.44%) PaaS
8 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.41%) GitHub
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.41%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.21%) Office 365
10 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.26%) Internet
2 43 (8.85%) DNS
3 36 (7.41%) Firewall
4 34 (7.00%) SSL
5 32 (6.58%) LDAP
6 26 (5.35%) LAN
6 26 (5.35%) WAN
7 23 (4.73%) TCP/IP
7 23 (4.73%) VPN
8 21 (4.32%) SMTP
9 19 (3.91%) HTTP
9 19 (3.91%) SAN
10 12 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.26%) DHCP
12 10 (2.06%) SSH
13 8 (1.65%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.65%) NAS
13 8 (1.65%) Wireshark
14 5 (1.03%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.44%) Relational Database
2 39 (8.02%) MySQL
3 32 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (5.56%) Hadoop
5 26 (5.35%) SQL Server
6 25 (5.14%) RDBMS
7 20 (4.12%) MongoDB
8 18 (3.70%) NoSQL
9 16 (3.29%) OLTP
10 13 (2.67%) MarkLogic
11 12 (2.47%) DB2
12 11 (2.26%) Big Data
13 7 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.03%) Data Mining
14 5 (1.03%) SSDT
15 3 (0.62%) Ingres
16 2 (0.41%) MS Access
16 2 (0.41%) OLAP
16 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 96 (19.75%) Jenkins
2 85 (17.49%) Git (software)
3 53 (10.91%) Subversion
4 28 (5.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (5.35%) JIRA
6 22 (4.53%) Gerrit
7 20 (4.12%) Maven
7 20 (4.12%) Ant
8 17 (3.50%) JUnit
9 16 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (2.67%) TeamCity
10 13 (2.67%) ClearCase
11 11 (2.26%) NUnit
11 11 (2.26%) GoogleTest
12 10 (2.06%) CppUnit
13 9 (1.85%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.65%) Introscope
15 7 (1.44%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.44%) Hudson
16 6 (1.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 23 (4.73%) Publishing
2 21 (4.32%) Finance
3 17 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.88%) Legal
6 13 (2.67%) Games
6 13 (2.67%) Retail
7 11 (2.26%) Banking
8 9 (1.85%) Electronics
9 5 (1.03%) Military
10 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.62%) Marketing
10 3 (0.62%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 192 (39.51%) Developer
2 53 (10.91%) Software Engineer
3 38 (7.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (7.41%) Python Developer
5 35 (7.20%) Administrator
6 29 (5.97%) Analyst
7 27 (5.56%) C++ Developer
8 23 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
9 22 (4.53%) Linux Administrator
10 21 (4.32%) C Developer
10 21 (4.32%) Web Developer
10 21 (4.32%) C++ Software Engineer
11 19 (3.91%) Software Developer
12 18 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.29%) Architect
14 13 (2.67%) Test Engineer
14 13 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (2.67%) Data Scientist
15 12 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 11 (2.26%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.11%) HTML
2 48 (9.88%) CSS
3 47 (9.67%) XML
4 46 (9.47%) Web Services
5 39 (8.02%) Django
6 36 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 34 (7.00%) REST
8 30 (6.17%) XSLT
9 24 (4.94%) JSON
10 23 (4.73%) .NET
11 21 (4.32%) STL
12 20 (4.12%) Ruby on Rails
13 17 (3.50%) Sass
14 16 (3.29%) jQuery
15 15 (3.09%) HTML5
16 13 (2.67%) RESTful
17 9 (1.85%) XACML
17 9 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
18 8 (1.65%) SOAP
19 7 (1.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.32%) User Experience
3 14 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (2.88%) Clustering
4 12 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.26%) GIS
6 10 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.85%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.65%) HACMP
9 7 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.44%) Derivative
9 7 (1.44%) Social Media
10 5 (1.03%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.03%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.82%) Wiki
11 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.62%) Physics
12 3 (0.62%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 238 (48.97%) Linux
2 157 (32.30%) UNIX
3 93 (19.14%) Windows
4 35 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (4.94%) Mac OS X
6 23 (4.73%) Android
7 21 (4.32%) CentOS
8 20 (4.12%) Solaris
9 15 (3.09%) AIX
10 11 (2.26%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.06%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.85%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.44%) Debian
14 6 (1.23%) SUSE
15 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (1.03%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.82%) Fedora
17 3 (0.62%) HPUX
17 3 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (19.55%) Software Engineering
3 64 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (12.14%) DevOps
5 58 (11.93%) Configuration Management
6 42 (8.64%) Scrum
7 38 (7.82%) TDD
8 37 (7.61%) Multithreading
9 27 (5.56%) Open Source
10 25 (5.14%) SDLC
10 25 (5.14%) OO
11 23 (4.73%) Project Management
12 22 (4.53%) Software Testing
13 21 (4.32%) Web Development
13 21 (4.32%) Unit Testing
14 20 (4.12%) OOP
15 17 (3.50%) Integration Testing
16 16 (3.29%) Migration
16 16 (3.29%) Automation Testing
17 15 (3.09%) Content Analysis
Programming Languages
1 112 (23.05%) C++
1 112 (23.05%) Perl
2 97 (19.96%) Java
3 80 (16.46%) Ruby
4 79 (16.26%) Shell Script
5 78 (16.05%) JavaScript
6 72 (14.81%) C
7 66 (13.58%) SQL
8 64 (13.17%) Bash Shell
9 50 (10.29%) PHP
9 50 (10.29%) PowerShell
10 26 (5.35%) C#
11 18 (3.70%) MATLAB
12 17 (3.50%) R
13 15 (3.09%) Jython
14 14 (2.88%) XQuery
15 13 (2.67%) Lua
16 12 (2.47%) Embedded C
17 11 (2.26%) VC++
18 10 (2.06%) Go
Qualifications
1 63 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.70%) Degree
4 5 (1.03%) RHCE
5 4 (0.82%) PhD
5 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.62%) ISEB
7 1 (0.21%) CISSP
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PMP
7 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.21%) GCIA
7 1 (0.21%) MCTS
7 1 (0.21%) MCITP
7 1 (0.21%) MCSE
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.38%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.67%) NFS
3 12 (2.47%) Sendmail
4 10 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.85%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (1.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (1.44%) Firmware
8 5 (1.03%) XenApp
8 5 (1.03%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.03%) qmail
8 5 (1.03%) Postfix
8 5 (1.03%) Docker
8 5 (1.03%) HDFS
9 4 (0.82%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.62%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (0.41%) vSphere
12 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (16.26%) Puppet
2 36 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (4.73%) Ansible
4 22 (4.53%) Nagios
5 12 (2.47%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (2.47%) MAILsweeper
6 9 (1.85%) Control-M
6 9 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.65%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.44%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.23%) SCCM
10 5 (1.03%) CA Wily
10 5 (1.03%) Zenoss
10 5 (1.03%) SELinux
11 4 (0.82%) OpenView
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
13 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.41%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.21%) Kibana
14 1 (0.21%) Mesos
Vendors
1 64 (13.17%) Oracle
2 45 (9.26%) Red Hat
3 35 (7.20%) VMware
4 24 (4.94%) Microsoft
5 18 (3.70%) IBM
6 16 (3.29%) Sybase
6 16 (3.29%) NetApp
7 14 (2.88%) Cisco
8 12 (2.47%) Juniper
8 12 (2.47%) Blue Coat
8 12 (2.47%) McAfee
8 12 (2.47%) Websense
9 9 (1.85%) ESRI
9 9 (1.85%) Veritas
9 9 (1.85%) HP
9 9 (1.85%) Splunk
10 8 (1.65%) Sun
10 8 (1.65%) Perforce
11 6 (1.23%) Ab Initio
12 5 (1.03%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £44,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £170 - £240 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 25 days ago