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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / South East
Rank 57 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Python 238 267 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.27% 3.25% 2.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.01% 9.54% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 188 164
Median daily rate £438 £416 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 £46.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.24% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £41.85 £16.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £52.75 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.13 £40.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +18.24%

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
2378 2799 3153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.65% 34.12% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1426 1763 1793
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 123 107
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.78 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £50.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +3 67 £500 +28.61% 47
Hampshire +2 53 £338 +12.50% 24
Surrey +2 43 £419 -0.35% 19
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £510 -15.00% 5
Oxfordshire -16 21 £475 -8.65% 32
West Sussex - 19 £449 - 1
East Sussex +11 7 £300 -45.45% 6
Middlesex 0 4 £348 -18.23% 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Python.

1 245 (43.67%) Linux
2 208 (37.08%) Java
3 184 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (26.38%) Ruby
5 140 (24.96%) Git (software)
6 118 (21.03%) DevOps
7 115 (20.50%) JavaScript
8 106 (18.89%) Puppet
9 103 (18.36%) C++
9 103 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (18.00%) Perl
11 99 (17.65%) Jenkins
12 94 (16.76%) Bash Shell
13 87 (15.51%) Scrum
14 86 (15.33%) HTML
15 83 (14.80%) Security Cleared
16 80 (14.26%) Ansible
16 80 (14.26%) Docker
17 79 (14.08%) Unix
18 77 (13.73%) SQL
18 77 (13.73%) Open Source
19 75 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
20 74 (13.19%) C#
21 71 (12.66%) JSON
22 69 (12.30%) Software Engineering
23 67 (11.94%) C
24 65 (11.59%) HTTP
24 65 (11.59%) Scala
25 63 (11.23%) Opscode Chef
26 61 (10.87%) Hadoop

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (10.87%) Apache
2 56 (9.98%) Tomcat
3 32 (5.70%) Apache Spark
4 28 (4.99%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (4.81%) nginx
6 24 (4.28%) JBoss
6 24 (4.28%) WebSphere
7 23 (4.10%) Confluence
7 23 (4.10%) WebLogic
8 20 (3.57%) OpenStack
9 14 (2.50%) SAS
10 13 (2.32%) Apache Pig
11 11 (1.96%) CMS
12 10 (1.78%) Jetty
13 9 (1.60%) Apache Solr
13 9 (1.60%) ArcGIS
13 9 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.89%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.43%) Stata
3 3 (0.53%) SPSS
4 2 (0.36%) MS Office
4 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.36%) Simulink
4 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 75 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.42%) PaaS
3 29 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (4.99%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (1.78%) GitHub
7 9 (1.60%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.60%) IaaS
8 7 (1.25%) Office 365
8 7 (1.25%) SaaS
9 6 (1.07%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.89%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.36%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.59%) HTTP
2 42 (7.49%) TCP/IP
3 35 (6.24%) DNS
4 27 (4.81%) Internet
5 26 (4.63%) Firewall
6 19 (3.39%) VPN
7 17 (3.03%) SMTP
8 16 (2.85%) DHCP
8 16 (2.85%) LDAP
9 15 (2.67%) SSL
10 13 (2.32%) SSH
11 10 (1.78%) FTP
11 10 (1.78%) ICMP
12 9 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.07%) AMQP
13 6 (1.07%) SNMP
14 5 (0.89%) IPv6
14 5 (0.89%) LAN
14 5 (0.89%) Network Security
14 5 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.87%) Hadoop
2 55 (9.80%) Big Data
3 54 (9.63%) MySQL
4 47 (8.38%) NoSQL
5 40 (7.13%) MongoDB
6 39 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (6.42%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.92%) HBase
9 20 (3.57%) SQL Server
10 16 (2.85%) Apache Hive
11 15 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (2.32%) GIS
13 10 (1.78%) Data Mining
14 8 (1.43%) QGIS
14 8 (1.43%) Redis
15 7 (1.25%) MarkLogic
16 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.89%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 140 (24.96%) Git (software)
2 99 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 61 (10.87%) Subversion
4 50 (8.91%) Selenium
5 43 (7.66%) Gradle
6 29 (5.17%) Ant
6 29 (5.17%) JIRA
7 28 (4.99%) TeamCity
8 26 (4.63%) Maven
9 24 (4.28%) NUnit
10 23 (4.10%) JUnit
11 17 (3.03%) JMeter
12 16 (2.85%) Bitbucket
13 15 (2.67%) MSBuild
13 15 (2.67%) Vagrant
14 13 (2.32%) SpecFlow
14 13 (2.32%) WebDriver
15 12 (2.14%) Cucumber
16 11 (1.96%) eggPlant
17 10 (1.78%) Apache Ivy
General
1 43 (7.66%) Finance
2 20 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.21%) Publishing
4 10 (1.78%) Banking
4 10 (1.78%) Marketing
5 7 (1.25%) Electronics
5 7 (1.25%) Military
6 6 (1.07%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.71%) Games
9 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Avionics
10 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 240 (42.78%) Developer
2 76 (13.55%) Python Developer
3 63 (11.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 57 (10.16%) Java Developer
5 41 (7.31%) Administrator
6 39 (6.95%) Software Engineer
7 32 (5.70%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (5.53%) Analyst
9 30 (5.35%) Systems Administrator
10 27 (4.81%) Scala Developer
10 27 (4.81%) Senior Developer
11 26 (4.63%) Software Developer
12 24 (4.28%) Architect
12 24 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
13 23 (4.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 19 (3.39%) Java Engineer
15 18 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
16 17 (3.03%) Consultant
16 17 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 15 (2.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.33%) HTML
2 71 (12.66%) JSON
3 61 (10.87%) Django
4 59 (10.52%) CSS
5 54 (9.63%) XML
6 49 (8.73%) AngularJS
7 43 (7.66%) HTML5
7 43 (7.66%) Web Services
8 42 (7.49%) REST
9 32 (5.70%) RESTful
10 31 (5.53%) Spring
11 30 (5.35%) .NET
12 28 (4.99%) jQuery
12 28 (4.99%) Node.js
13 26 (4.63%) XSLT
14 23 (4.10%) Ruby on Rails
15 19 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (3.21%) Ajax
16 18 (3.21%) Middleware
17 16 (2.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (3.03%) Visualisation
3 15 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.50%) Statistics
5 12 (2.14%) Mathematics
5 12 (2.14%) User Experience
6 11 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (1.78%) Clustering
7 10 (1.78%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.60%) Derivative
8 9 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.43%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.89%) Artificial Intelligence
11 5 (0.89%) FlexPod
11 5 (0.89%) Replication
11 5 (0.89%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 245 (43.67%) Linux
2 79 (14.08%) Unix
3 59 (10.52%) Windows
4 50 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (7.84%) CentOS
6 41 (7.31%) Ubuntu
7 21 (3.74%) Debian
8 8 (1.43%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.53%) AIX
11 3 (0.53%) Android
11 3 (0.53%) Solaris
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (21.03%) DevOps
3 103 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (15.51%) Scrum
5 77 (13.73%) Open Source
6 69 (12.30%) Software Engineering
7 61 (10.87%) TDD
8 52 (9.27%) Automated Testing
8 52 (9.27%) Configuration Management
9 45 (8.02%) Test Automation
10 44 (7.84%) Web Development
11 42 (7.49%) OO
12 41 (7.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 38 (6.77%) Microservices
14 36 (6.42%) BDD
15 30 (5.35%) Analytics
16 29 (5.17%) Project Management
17 27 (4.81%) Migration
18 23 (4.10%) Machine Learning
19 20 (3.57%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 208 (37.08%) Java
2 148 (26.38%) Ruby
3 115 (20.50%) JavaScript
4 103 (18.36%) C++
5 101 (18.00%) Perl
6 94 (16.76%) Bash Shell
7 77 (13.73%) SQL
8 74 (13.19%) C#
9 67 (11.94%) C
10 65 (11.59%) Scala
11 44 (7.84%) PowerShell
12 35 (6.24%) PHP
13 33 (5.88%) R
14 23 (4.10%) Shell Script
15 22 (3.92%) Groovy
16 15 (2.67%) Go
17 12 (2.14%) Haskell
18 11 (1.96%) Tcl
19 10 (1.78%) Rust
19 10 (1.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 54 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.77%) Degree
4 17 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.50%) CEH
6 13 (2.32%) CISSP
7 11 (1.96%) GCIH
7 11 (1.96%) GIAC
8 9 (1.60%) CCNP
8 9 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.60%) RHCSA
9 8 (1.43%) CCNA
9 8 (1.43%) CISM
9 8 (1.43%) GCIA
10 7 (1.25%) AWS Certification
11 6 (1.07%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.07%) RHCT
12 5 (0.89%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.71%) MCSE
13 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.92%) QA
2 10 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.25%) SLA
5 5 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.53%) MISRA
7 2 (0.36%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.36%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.36%) SDET
8 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (14.26%) Docker
2 38 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.32%) vSphere
5 11 (1.96%) HDFS
6 9 (1.60%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.25%) vCloud
7 7 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.53%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.53%) Xen
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.36%) Firmware
11 2 (0.36%) GPFS
11 2 (0.36%) iptables
11 2 (0.36%) Postfix
11 2 (0.36%) StorNext
11 2 (0.36%) UAG
11 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 106 (18.89%) Puppet
2 80 (14.26%) Ansible
3 63 (11.23%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.32%) Nagios
4 13 (2.32%) SELinux
5 11 (1.96%) Kibana
6 10 (1.78%) Hadoop YARN
6 10 (1.78%) Packer
7 9 (1.60%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.25%) vRealize
8 7 (1.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 6 (1.07%) CA Wily
9 6 (1.07%) Grafana
10 5 (0.89%) logstash
11 4 (0.71%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.71%) Opsview
11 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.71%) SCCM
12 3 (0.53%) Mesos
12 3 (0.53%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 52 (9.27%) VMware
2 49 (8.73%) Red Hat
3 33 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.17%) Oracle
5 21 (3.74%) Google
6 20 (3.57%) Cisco
6 20 (3.57%) IBM
7 18 (3.21%) Cloudera
8 15 (2.67%) Perforce
8 15 (2.67%) SAP
9 14 (2.50%) Splunk
10 11 (1.96%) EMC
11 10 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.60%) Sitecore
12 9 (1.60%) Sophos
13 8 (1.43%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.07%) Hortonworks
15 5 (0.89%) Nimsoft
16 4 (0.71%) Informatica
16 4 (0.71%) SaltStack
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