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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 99 141 194
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +53
Contract jobs citing Python 156 99 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.70% 1.11% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.26% 3.20% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 59 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% -44.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £19.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.90 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
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
2965 3089 3151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.33% 34.77% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1620 1544
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 148 194
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £17.50 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +9 59 £400 -0.62% 20
Surrey +10 36 £200 -3.61% 10
Berkshire +11 26 £300 -11.11% 15
Oxfordshire +5 16 £335 -4.28% 20
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £350 -22.22% 2
East Sussex 0 5 £313 - 3
Kent - 5 £550 -
West Sussex - 1 £570 - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 141 (47.32%) Linux
2 95 (31.88%) Java
3 72 (24.16%) Perl
4 71 (23.83%) UNIX
5 69 (23.15%) JavaScript
6 67 (22.48%) SQL
7 64 (21.48%) Windows
8 60 (20.13%) Web Services
9 54 (18.12%) Bash Shell
10 52 (17.45%) C
11 51 (17.11%) Oracle
12 48 (16.11%) C#
13 47 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (15.44%) Django
14 46 (15.44%) Software Engineering
14 46 (15.44%) HTML
15 45 (15.10%) XML
16 44 (14.77%) C++
17 43 (14.43%) PHP
17 43 (14.43%) Relational Database
18 42 (14.09%) MySQL
18 42 (14.09%) CSS
19 40 (13.42%) Git (software)
20 38 (12.75%) Ruby
21 37 (12.42%) jQuery
22 36 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
23 33 (11.07%) Red Hat
23 33 (11.07%) Finance
24 32 (10.74%) Subversion
24 32 (10.74%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 30 (10.07%) Apache
2 15 (5.03%) IIS
3 12 (4.03%) Apache Pig
4 10 (3.36%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.36%) Oracle Spatial
5 9 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.68%) CMS
7 5 (1.68%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.34%) Mule
8 4 (1.34%) uWSGI
9 3 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.67%) Node.js
10 2 (0.67%) nginx
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.34%) Confluence
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPEL
11 1 (0.34%) Drupal
11 1 (0.34%) Resin
Applications
1 19 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.01%) MS Office
3 2 (0.67%) Mingle
4 1 (0.34%) Maya
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.34%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.01%) IaaS
2 3 (1.01%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.01%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.01%) PaaS
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.67%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.72%) TCP/IP
1 23 (7.72%) Internet
2 16 (5.37%) SAN
3 12 (4.03%) Modbus
3 12 (4.03%) MQTT
3 12 (4.03%) HTTP
4 9 (3.02%) NAS
4 9 (3.02%) WAN
5 8 (2.68%) SSL
5 8 (2.68%) DNS
5 8 (2.68%) LAN
5 8 (2.68%) LTE
6 7 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (2.01%) PPP
7 6 (2.01%) UMTS
8 5 (1.68%) Network Security
8 5 (1.68%) Wireless
8 5 (1.68%) BGP
8 5 (1.68%) SNA
8 5 (1.68%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.43%) Relational Database
2 42 (14.09%) MySQL
3 20 (6.71%) SQL Server
4 19 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 16 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (5.03%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.36%) Big Data
8 12 (4.03%) Hadoop
8 12 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (4.03%) Apache Hive
9 9 (3.02%) HBase
9 9 (3.02%) MongoDB
9 9 (3.02%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.68%) DB2
10 8 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (2.01%) RapidMiner
12 6 (2.01%) Couchbase
13 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (13.42%) Git (software)
2 32 (10.74%) Subversion
3 23 (7.72%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.36%) JIRA
4 13 (4.36%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.36%) Selenium
6 9 (3.02%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.35%) Introscope
8 7 (2.35%) JUnit
9 6 (2.01%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.01%) Bugzilla
10 5 (1.68%) TestNG
10 5 (1.68%) Hudson
11 4 (1.34%) Ant
11 4 (1.34%) Maven
11 4 (1.34%) FitNesse
11 4 (1.34%) Gerrit
11 4 (1.34%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (11.07%) Finance
2 22 (7.38%) Publishing
3 18 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.01%) Legal
5 5 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.34%) Electronics
7 3 (1.01%) Games
7 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Retail
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 107 (35.91%) Developer
2 43 (14.43%) Python Developer
3 38 (12.75%) Software Engineer
4 23 (7.72%) Architect
5 19 (6.38%) Test Engineer
6 16 (5.37%) Software Developer
7 14 (4.70%) Security Engineer
8 13 (4.36%) Administrator
8 13 (4.36%) Python/Django Developer
9 12 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.03%) Tester
9 12 (4.03%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.69%) C++ Developer
11 10 (3.36%) Analyst
11 10 (3.36%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.02%) Content Editor
12 9 (3.02%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.35%) Security Tester
13 7 (2.35%) Linux Administrator
13 7 (2.35%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.13%) Web Services
2 46 (15.44%) Django
2 46 (15.44%) HTML
3 45 (15.10%) XML
4 42 (14.09%) CSS
5 37 (12.42%) jQuery
6 29 (9.73%) .NET
6 29 (9.73%) HTML5
7 25 (8.39%) XSLT
8 18 (6.04%) AngularJS
9 16 (5.37%) JSON
10 14 (4.70%) REST
11 13 (4.36%) SOAP
12 12 (4.03%) WebSockets
13 11 (3.69%) WCF
14 10 (3.36%) LINQ
15 9 (3.02%) WPF
15 9 (3.02%) STL
16 7 (2.35%) Spring
16 7 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.74%) Open Source
2 27 (9.06%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.36%) Clustering
5 7 (2.35%) Wiki
6 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.68%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.68%) Statistics
7 5 (1.68%) GIS
8 4 (1.34%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.34%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.34%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.01%) Physics
9 3 (1.01%) STB
9 3 (1.01%) DTV
10 2 (0.67%) W3C
10 2 (0.67%) VHDL
10 2 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 141 (47.32%) Linux
2 71 (23.83%) UNIX
3 64 (21.48%) Windows
4 29 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.36%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.69%) Android
8 9 (3.02%) Solaris
9 7 (2.35%) AIX
10 6 (2.01%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.68%) CentOS
11 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.68%) Debian
12 4 (1.34%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (1.01%) HPUX
14 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.34%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.34%) SUSE
15 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
2 46 (15.44%) Software Engineering
3 36 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (10.74%) DevOps
5 31 (10.40%) Scrum
6 28 (9.40%) Web Development
7 27 (9.06%) Responsive Web Design
8 26 (8.72%) Web Design
9 17 (5.70%) OO
10 16 (5.37%) Test Automation
11 15 (5.03%) TDD
12 13 (4.36%) OOP
13 12 (4.03%) Content Management
13 12 (4.03%) Software Testing
14 11 (3.69%) Migration
14 11 (3.69%) Configuration Management
15 10 (3.36%) Regression Testing
15 10 (3.36%) MapReduce
15 10 (3.36%) Unit Testing
15 10 (3.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 95 (31.88%) Java
2 72 (24.16%) Perl
3 69 (23.15%) JavaScript
4 67 (22.48%) SQL
5 54 (18.12%) Bash Shell
6 52 (17.45%) C
7 48 (16.11%) C#
8 44 (14.77%) C++
9 43 (14.43%) PHP
10 38 (12.75%) Ruby
11 28 (9.40%) Shell Script
12 24 (8.05%) PL/SQL
13 23 (7.72%) XQuery
14 15 (5.03%) Korn
15 8 (2.68%) Embedded C
16 7 (2.35%) PowerShell
16 7 (2.35%) R
16 7 (2.35%) VBScript
17 6 (2.01%) Jython
18 5 (1.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.03%) Degree
2 15 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.36%) CISSP
4 10 (3.36%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.68%) ISEB
6 6 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.68%) CCIE
8 3 (1.01%) PhD
9 2 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.34%) CCNP
10 1 (0.34%) CCIP
10 1 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.70%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.69%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) JTAG
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.36%) Snort
2 9 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.68%) Shibboleth
3 5 (1.68%) vCloud
4 2 (0.67%) NFS
4 2 (0.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (8.39%) Puppet
2 24 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.36%) Nagios
4 7 (2.35%) Ansible
4 7 (2.35%) Cacti
4 7 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.01%) CA Wily
6 5 (1.68%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.67%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.67%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.34%) Munin
8 1 (0.34%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 51 (17.11%) Oracle
2 33 (11.07%) Red Hat
3 18 (6.04%) VMware
3 18 (6.04%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.70%) IBM
5 13 (4.36%) HP
6 9 (3.02%) Cisco
7 8 (2.68%) Sybase
8 7 (2.35%) JBoss
9 6 (2.01%) Tableau
9 6 (2.01%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.68%) Google
11 4 (1.34%) Intel
11 4 (1.34%) ESRI
11 4 (1.34%) Splunk
12 3 (1.01%) 3PAR
13 2 (0.67%) SAP
13 2 (0.67%) Hitachi
13 2 (0.67%) Software AG
13 2 (0.67%) Nortel
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £190 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Flexible Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago