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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 49 73 129
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +56
Contract jobs citing Python 306 239 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.57% 2.50% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.54% 7.49% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 142 53
Average daily rate £400 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Average hourly rate £42.75 £34.25 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.81% +87.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £21.41 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +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
2902 3191 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 33.44% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1783 1449
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 134
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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 10 February 2016.

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
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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +40 103 £386 +2.80% 29
Hampshire +3 73 £300 -11.76% 30
Surrey +3 53 £450 +50.00% 21
Oxfordshire +6 38 £500 +72.41% 25
Middlesex +2 10 £425 +6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £411 +0.30% 9
Kent -1 7 £538 - 5
West Sussex +8 4 - - 2
East Sussex +10 3 - - 9
Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 318 (57.30%) Linux
2 236 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (30.63%) JavaScript
4 163 (29.37%) Java
5 144 (25.95%) C++
6 134 (24.14%) Unix
7 133 (23.96%) Puppet
8 130 (23.42%) Configuration Management
9 129 (23.24%) Software Engineering
10 116 (20.90%) Subversion
11 112 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
12 106 (19.10%) DevOps
13 104 (18.74%) Jenkins
14 101 (18.20%) Web Services
14 101 (18.20%) SQL
15 97 (17.48%) Ruby
16 94 (16.94%) CSS
17 92 (16.58%) HTML
18 90 (16.22%) Git (software)
19 88 (15.86%) Bash Shell
19 88 (15.86%) C
20 87 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
21 86 (15.50%) Ant
21 86 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
22 84 (15.14%) Windows
23 81 (14.59%) Perl
24 74 (13.33%) Shell Script
25 72 (12.97%) Oracle
26 70 (12.61%) UML
27 69 (12.43%) WebLogic

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 69 (12.43%) WebLogic
2 40 (7.21%) Apache
2 40 (7.21%) Node.js
2 40 (7.21%) WebSphere
3 38 (6.85%) OpenStack
4 30 (5.41%) Tomcat
5 24 (4.32%) JBoss
5 24 (4.32%) nginx
6 18 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.34%) SAS
7 13 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (2.16%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (1.80%) Apache Pig
11 9 (1.62%) Confluence
12 7 (1.26%) Drupal
12 7 (1.26%) IIS
13 5 (0.90%) CMS
13 5 (0.90%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.36%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.36%) GIMP
3 2 (0.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.36%) SPSS
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.18%) Weka
Business Applications
1 23 (4.14%) OpenText Process Suite
2 4 (0.72%) Odoo
3 3 (0.54%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 112 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (1.44%) Route 53
7 8 (1.44%) SaaS
8 7 (1.26%) IaaS
9 6 (1.08%) PaaS
9 6 (1.08%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.90%) Heroku
10 5 (0.90%) Sumo Logic
11 4 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.36%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.18%) GitHub
13 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.93%) HTTP
2 36 (6.49%) DNS
3 35 (6.31%) LDAP
4 34 (6.13%) SSL
5 27 (4.86%) Firewall
6 23 (4.14%) Internet
6 23 (4.14%) TCP/IP
7 19 (3.42%) H.323
8 17 (3.06%) SMTP
9 14 (2.52%) SSH
10 12 (2.16%) DHCP
10 12 (2.16%) VPN
11 9 (1.62%) Telepresence
11 9 (1.62%) Wireless
12 8 (1.44%) VLAN
13 7 (1.26%) SNMP
14 6 (1.08%) FTP
14 6 (1.08%) HTTPS
14 6 (1.08%) MPLS
14 6 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.17%) Big Data
2 55 (9.91%) Hadoop
2 55 (9.91%) NoSQL
3 42 (7.57%) MongoDB
4 34 (6.13%) Oracle Database
5 31 (5.59%) MySQL
6 29 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 28 (5.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (3.60%) SQL Server
9 18 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.52%) HPCC
11 14 (2.52%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.44%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.44%) HBase
15 7 (1.26%) Data Mining
16 6 (1.08%) Ingres
17 5 (0.90%) GIS
Development Applications
1 116 (20.90%) Subversion
2 104 (18.74%) Jenkins
3 90 (16.22%) Git (software)
4 86 (15.50%) Ant
5 60 (10.81%) NUnit
6 55 (9.91%) GoogleTest
7 54 (9.73%) Maven
8 52 (9.37%) JIRA
9 43 (7.75%) ClearCase
10 40 (7.21%) CppUnit
11 37 (6.67%) Selenium
12 35 (6.31%) Eclipse
13 24 (4.32%) Vagrant
14 23 (4.14%) Toad
15 22 (3.96%) Hudson
16 12 (2.16%) JUnit
17 9 (1.62%) Introscope
18 7 (1.26%) Bugzilla
18 7 (1.26%) Cucumber
18 7 (1.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 45 (8.11%) Finance
2 30 (5.41%) Publishing
3 15 (2.70%) Banking
4 13 (2.34%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.98%) Electronics
6 5 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 5 (0.90%) Military
7 4 (0.72%) Legal
8 2 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Marketing
9 1 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 241 (43.42%) Developer
2 82 (14.77%) Python Developer
3 74 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 57 (10.27%) Software Engineer
5 56 (10.09%) Linux Engineer
6 40 (7.21%) C Developer
7 38 (6.85%) C++ Developer
8 36 (6.49%) Java Developer
9 35 (6.31%) Architect
10 33 (5.95%) Administrator
11 32 (5.77%) C++ Software Engineer
12 30 (5.41%) Software Developer
13 29 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
14 27 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (4.50%) Senior Developer
16 23 (4.14%) Support Engineer
17 22 (3.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 22 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
18 20 (3.60%) Analyst
18 20 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (18.20%) Web Services
2 94 (16.94%) CSS
3 92 (16.58%) HTML
4 61 (10.99%) Django
5 50 (9.01%) AngularJS
6 48 (8.65%) J2EE
7 47 (8.47%) XML
8 43 (7.75%) SOAP
9 40 (7.21%) REST
10 34 (6.13%) Ruby on Rails
11 32 (5.77%) JMS
11 32 (5.77%) RESTful
12 27 (4.86%) .NET
12 27 (4.86%) HTML5
12 27 (4.86%) Natural Language Processing
13 26 (4.68%) Java EE
14 25 (4.50%) JSF
14 25 (4.50%) Spring
15 24 (4.32%) EJB
15 24 (4.32%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 86 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.31%) Algorithms
3 34 (6.13%) Derivative
3 34 (6.13%) User Experience
4 27 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 25 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (3.60%) Clustering
7 17 (3.06%) Statistics
8 14 (2.52%) Mathematics
9 13 (2.34%) Cryptography
10 11 (1.98%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.80%) PKI
12 8 (1.44%) HACMP
13 7 (1.26%) Device Driver
14 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.08%) Smart Energy
14 6 (1.08%) Visualisation
15 3 (0.54%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.54%) Internet of Things
15 3 (0.54%) STB
Operating Systems
1 318 (57.30%) Linux
2 134 (24.14%) Unix
3 84 (15.14%) Windows
4 53 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (5.23%) CentOS
6 27 (4.86%) Ubuntu
7 26 (4.68%) Mac OS X
8 18 (3.24%) VMS
9 16 (2.88%) Android
9 16 (2.88%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.08%) Debian
12 5 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.72%) Solaris
14 3 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (23.42%) Configuration Management
3 129 (23.24%) Software Engineering
4 106 (19.10%) DevOps
5 87 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (12.61%) UML
7 67 (12.07%) Scrum
8 66 (11.89%) OO
9 60 (10.81%) Analytics
10 59 (10.63%) Multithreading
10 59 (10.63%) TDD
11 54 (9.73%) Use Case
12 52 (9.37%) OOD
13 51 (9.19%) Unit Testing
14 50 (9.01%) Waterfall
15 49 (8.83%) Memory Management
16 44 (7.93%) Integration Testing
16 44 (7.93%) Project Management
17 42 (7.57%) High Availability
18 39 (7.03%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (30.63%) JavaScript
2 163 (29.37%) Java
3 144 (25.95%) C++
4 101 (18.20%) SQL
5 97 (17.48%) Ruby
6 88 (15.86%) Bash Shell
6 88 (15.86%) C
7 81 (14.59%) Perl
8 74 (13.33%) Shell Script
9 60 (10.81%) PowerShell
10 51 (9.19%) C#
11 37 (6.67%) PHP
12 36 (6.49%) Jython
13 25 (4.50%) PL/SQL
14 23 (4.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 20 (3.60%) R
16 14 (2.52%) Korn
17 11 (1.98%) Erlang
17 11 (1.98%) Fortran
18 10 (1.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 66 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 63 (11.35%) Degree
3 50 (9.01%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.16%) MCSE
4 12 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.44%) RHCT
6 7 (1.26%) CEH
6 7 (1.26%) GIAC
7 6 (1.08%) CISSP
7 6 (1.08%) RHCSA
8 5 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.90%) GCIH
8 5 (0.90%) LPIC
9 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.54%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.36%) CCNP
11 2 (0.36%) GCIA
11 2 (0.36%) HNC
11 2 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.06%) QA
2 16 (2.88%) FedRAMP
3 11 (1.98%) SLA
4 10 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (6.67%) Docker
2 27 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.52%) Squid
5 13 (2.34%) qmail
6 9 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (1.08%) NFS
9 6 (1.08%) Xen
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.72%) KVM
10 4 (0.72%) vSphere
11 3 (0.54%) vCloud
12 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.36%) iptables
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.36%) XenServer
13 1 (0.18%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 133 (23.96%) Puppet
2 67 (12.07%) Ansible
3 55 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (6.31%) Nagios
5 29 (5.23%) Graphite
5 29 (5.23%) logstash
6 18 (3.24%) SCCM
6 18 (3.24%) SCOM
7 17 (3.06%) Cacti
7 17 (3.06%) Ganglia
8 14 (2.52%) collectd
8 14 (2.52%) ZABBIX
9 13 (2.34%) Terraform
10 11 (1.98%) CA Wily
11 8 (1.44%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.72%) Cobbler
12 4 (0.72%) Mesos
12 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.54%) Nessus
14 2 (0.36%) Nmap
Vendors
1 72 (12.97%) Oracle
2 47 (8.47%) Splunk
3 41 (7.39%) VMware
4 38 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 38 (6.85%) Red Hat
5 18 (3.24%) Dell
5 18 (3.24%) IBM
6 12 (2.16%) Cisco
7 11 (1.98%) Serena
8 9 (1.62%) Veritas
9 8 (1.44%) CA
9 8 (1.44%) Google
10 6 (1.08%) HP
11 5 (0.90%) Remedy
12 4 (0.72%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.72%) Juniper
12 4 (0.72%) New Relic
12 4 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.72%) Telerik
13 3 (0.54%) F5
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