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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 78 160 159
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -1
Contract jobs citing Python 231 85 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 0.99% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.99% 2.90% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 48 32
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Average hourly rate £21.41 £18.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.31% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £14.90 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.28 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
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
3304 2927 2704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.41% 34.13% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1583 1390
Average daily rate £350 £339 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £225
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 111 117 188
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.75 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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.

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 +11 65 £350 -6.66% 20
Berkshire +50 56 £363 -16.66% 15
Surrey +18 46 £275 -8.33% 18
Oxfordshire -5 25 £318 -15.33% 30
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £350 +7.69%
Middlesex - 4 £285 - 1
East Sussex -6 2 £300 -7.69% 2
Kent 0 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 158 (39.01%) Linux
2 120 (29.63%) Perl
3 108 (26.67%) Java
4 100 (24.69%) C++
5 99 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (23.95%) UNIX
7 89 (21.98%) JavaScript
7 89 (21.98%) SQL
8 87 (21.48%) Software Engineering
9 79 (19.51%) Subversion
10 78 (19.26%) C
11 74 (18.27%) Windows
12 73 (18.02%) XML
13 72 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (15.80%) Ruby
15 57 (14.07%) HTML
15 57 (14.07%) PHP
16 53 (13.09%) Shell Script
16 53 (13.09%) PostgreSQL
17 51 (12.59%) Git (software)
18 50 (12.35%) Security Cleared
19 49 (12.10%) C#
19 49 (12.10%) Jenkins
20 43 (10.62%) MySQL
20 43 (10.62%) CSS
21 41 (10.12%) DevOps
22 40 (9.88%) SC Cleared
23 39 (9.63%) XSLT
23 39 (9.63%) Configuration Management
23 39 (9.63%) Bash Shell

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (6.91%) Apache
2 15 (3.70%) CMS
3 11 (2.72%) Node.js
4 8 (1.98%) uWSGI
4 8 (1.98%) Drupal
5 6 (1.48%) Oracle Spatial
5 6 (1.48%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.48%) IIS
5 6 (1.48%) JBoss
6 5 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.49%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.49%) MS Office
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.25%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.72%) PaaS
3 8 (1.98%) Heroku
4 7 (1.73%) IaaS
5 4 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.99%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.74%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.14%) Internet
2 26 (6.42%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.43%) Network Security
4 20 (4.94%) DNS
5 16 (3.95%) Modbus
5 16 (3.95%) MQTT
6 13 (3.21%) LDAP
7 12 (2.96%) SSL
7 12 (2.96%) Firewall
8 11 (2.72%) NAS
8 11 (2.72%) SAN
8 11 (2.72%) WAN
9 10 (2.47%) LAN
9 10 (2.47%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.98%) NGN
10 8 (1.98%) Wireshark
10 8 (1.98%) HTTP
11 7 (1.73%) SMTP
11 7 (1.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.09%) PostgreSQL
2 43 (10.62%) MySQL
3 22 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 21 (5.19%) Ingres
5 15 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 13 (3.21%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.96%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.47%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.73%) MarkLogic
10 7 (1.73%) OLTP
11 6 (1.48%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.23%) Big Data
13 3 (0.74%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.74%) SQLite
13 3 (0.74%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.49%) Star Schema
14 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 79 (19.51%) Subversion
2 51 (12.59%) Git (software)
3 49 (12.10%) Jenkins
4 33 (8.15%) ClearCase
5 28 (6.91%) Ant
6 26 (6.42%) JUnit
7 25 (6.17%) ClearQuest
7 25 (6.17%) CppUnit
8 22 (5.43%) CruiseControl
9 21 (5.19%) NUnit
9 21 (5.19%) GoogleTest
10 17 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (3.95%) Maven
12 14 (3.46%) Eclipse
13 10 (2.47%) Visual Studio
13 10 (2.47%) JIRA
14 9 (2.22%) PHPUnit
14 9 (2.22%) Bugzilla
15 8 (1.98%) Cucumber
15 8 (1.98%) Hudson
General
1 28 (6.91%) Publishing
2 18 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.21%) Games
4 9 (2.22%) Finance
4 9 (2.22%) Legal
5 5 (1.23%) Electronics
6 4 (0.99%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.25%) Front Office
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
7 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 156 (38.52%) Developer
2 54 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 37 (9.14%) Python Developer
4 35 (8.64%) Software Developer
5 23 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (4.94%) Architect
7 19 (4.69%) C++ Developer
8 14 (3.46%) Administrator
8 14 (3.46%) Senior Developer
9 13 (3.21%) C# Developer
9 13 (3.21%) Test Engineer
10 12 (2.96%) PHP Developer
11 11 (2.72%) Web Developer
12 10 (2.47%) Tester
12 10 (2.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 10 (2.47%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.22%) Consultant
13 9 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (2.22%) Linux Administrator
14 8 (1.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (18.02%) XML
2 57 (14.07%) HTML
3 43 (10.62%) CSS
4 39 (9.63%) XSLT
5 32 (7.90%) Django
6 31 (7.65%) AngularJS
7 28 (6.91%) jQuery
8 21 (5.19%) wxWidgets
8 21 (5.19%) Motif
9 20 (4.94%) JSON
10 19 (4.69%) .NET
11 17 (4.20%) REST
12 16 (3.95%) WebSockets
12 16 (3.95%) Web Services
13 15 (3.70%) Middleware
14 13 (3.21%) Ajax
14 13 (3.21%) Ruby on Rails
15 12 (2.96%) HTML5
16 10 (2.47%) Regular Expression
16 10 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.64%) Open Source
2 34 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.20%) User Experience
5 13 (3.21%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.47%) Physics
7 9 (2.22%) Wiki
8 7 (1.73%) Derivative
9 6 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.48%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.23%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.99%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.99%) New Media
12 3 (0.74%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.74%) Semantic Web
12 3 (0.74%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.74%) BBC
12 3 (0.74%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 158 (39.01%) Linux
2 97 (23.95%) UNIX
3 74 (18.27%) Windows
4 30 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.69%) Android
6 17 (4.20%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.46%) Solaris
8 13 (3.21%) Mac OS X
9 10 (2.47%) CentOS
10 9 (2.22%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.98%) AIX
12 7 (1.73%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.99%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (21.48%) Software Engineering
3 72 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (10.12%) DevOps
5 39 (9.63%) Configuration Management
6 33 (8.15%) UML
7 29 (7.16%) Project Management
7 29 (7.16%) TDD
8 28 (6.91%) OO
8 28 (6.91%) Analytics
9 27 (6.67%) Scrum
10 26 (6.42%) Multithreading
11 21 (5.19%) OOD
12 19 (4.69%) MVC
12 19 (4.69%) Web Development
13 18 (4.44%) Integration Testing
13 18 (4.44%) Cyber Security
14 17 (4.20%) Refactoring
14 17 (4.20%) Software Testing
15 16 (3.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 120 (29.63%) Perl
2 108 (26.67%) Java
3 100 (24.69%) C++
4 89 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 89 (21.98%) SQL
5 78 (19.26%) C
6 64 (15.80%) Ruby
7 57 (14.07%) PHP
8 53 (13.09%) Shell Script
9 49 (12.10%) C#
10 39 (9.63%) Bash Shell
11 27 (6.67%) XQuery
12 11 (2.72%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.98%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.48%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.23%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.23%) IronPython
15 5 (1.23%) Scala
16 4 (0.99%) Golang
16 4 (0.99%) Korn
Qualifications
1 50 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.42%) Degree
4 13 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.47%) PhD
6 8 (1.98%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.48%) RHCT
7 6 (1.48%) ISEB
7 6 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.99%) CCIE
9 3 (0.74%) CISSP
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.49%) CCNP
10 2 (0.49%) MCTS
10 2 (0.49%) MCITP
10 2 (0.49%) HND
10 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.25%) HP APS
11 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.16%) QA
2 8 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.47%) Shibboleth
3 6 (1.48%) Sendmail
3 6 (1.48%) NFS
4 5 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.23%) Docker
5 4 (0.99%) LXC
6 3 (0.74%) HDFS
6 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.49%) Snort
7 2 (0.49%) vSphere
7 2 (0.49%) vCloud
7 2 (0.49%) Firmware
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.25%) Nmap
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 38 (9.38%) Puppet
2 13 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.22%) Nagios
4 6 (1.48%) MIMEsweeper
4 6 (1.48%) MAILsweeper
5 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.23%) Ansible
6 3 (0.74%) WSUS
7 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) Nessus
8 1 (0.25%) Munin
8 1 (0.25%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.25%) SELinux
8 1 (0.25%) Salt
8 1 (0.25%) Opsview
8 1 (0.25%) Graphite
8 1 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.25%) collectd
8 1 (0.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 33 (8.15%) Red Hat
2 27 (6.67%) Oracle
3 24 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.21%) VMware
5 12 (2.96%) Greenplum
5 12 (2.96%) Business Objects
6 11 (2.72%) Cisco
7 8 (1.98%) Google
8 7 (1.73%) IBM
8 7 (1.73%) Sybase
8 7 (1.73%) Juniper
8 7 (1.73%) Hitachi
9 6 (1.48%) NetApp
9 6 (1.48%) Blue Coat
9 6 (1.48%) McAfee
9 6 (1.48%) Websense
10 5 (1.23%) Zend
11 4 (0.99%) HP
12 3 (0.74%) EMC
12 3 (0.74%) BMC
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
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Fintrax
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Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
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Bodleian Libraries
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