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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 47 88 122
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +34
Contract jobs citing Python 339 231 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.85% 2.45% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.97% 7.15% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 137 84
Median daily rate £434 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £25.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £52.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +0.68%
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
3089 3230 2990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.06% 34.20% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 2013 1646
Median daily rate £400 £371 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 86 105
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 £450 +20.00% 26
Hampshire +21 66 £388 +6.89% 25
Surrey +6 58 £450 +28.57% 42
West Sussex +28 55 £425 - 5
Buckinghamshire +29 34 £303 -32.77% 4
Oxfordshire -2 23 £400 -11.11% 29
East Sussex +4 14 £400 +33.33% 4
Kent +12 12 £450 -12.19% 2
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Middlesex -6 2 £400 - 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 446 (63.53%) Linux
2 275 (39.17%) Java
3 256 (36.47%) Ruby
4 249 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
5 199 (28.35%) Git (software)
6 184 (26.21%) Jenkins
7 177 (25.21%) Continuous Integration
8 159 (22.65%) DevOps
9 152 (21.65%) CSS
10 151 (21.51%) Perl
10 151 (21.51%) HTML
11 147 (20.94%) Puppet
12 144 (20.51%) Subversion
13 143 (20.37%) Configuration Management
14 133 (18.95%) Scrum
14 133 (18.95%) Open Source
15 126 (17.95%) REST
16 119 (16.95%) Django
17 118 (16.81%) Unix
18 114 (16.24%) JSON
19 113 (16.10%) Automated Testing
19 113 (16.10%) HTTP
20 112 (15.95%) C++
21 111 (15.81%) Scala
22 109 (15.53%) HTML5
23 108 (15.38%) Bash Shell
23 108 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
24 107 (15.24%) JavaScript
25 106 (15.10%) C#
26 102 (14.53%) Windows

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 70 (9.97%) Tomcat
2 57 (8.12%) WebLogic
3 55 (7.83%) Confluence
4 54 (7.69%) Apache
5 50 (7.12%) OpenStack
6 25 (3.56%) Apache Spark
7 24 (3.42%) WebSphere
8 23 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (2.99%) SAS
10 19 (2.71%) JBoss
11 16 (2.28%) nginx
12 12 (1.71%) Apache Pig
13 10 (1.42%) IIS
14 9 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (1.14%) SharePoint
16 4 (0.57%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.43%) CMS
17 3 (0.43%) Drupal
17 3 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.14%) MS Office
4 6 (0.85%) SPSS
5 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.28%) Weka
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.43%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (0.28%) Magento
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Odoo
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.70%) PaaS
4 22 (3.13%) IaaS
4 22 (3.13%) SaaS
5 12 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (0.85%) Heroku
9 5 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.57%) GitHub
10 4 (0.57%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.43%) Route 53
12 2 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 113 (16.10%) HTTP
2 49 (6.98%) DNS
3 41 (5.84%) LDAP
4 34 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 29 (4.13%) Firewall
6 23 (3.28%) SSL
7 17 (2.42%) Internet
8 16 (2.28%) DHCP
9 13 (1.85%) H.323
9 13 (1.85%) SMTP
9 13 (1.85%) Telepresence
10 11 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (1.57%) SSH
10 11 (1.57%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.28%) VPN
12 8 (1.14%) FTP
12 8 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.14%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.14%) MPLS
13 7 (1.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (9.54%) MySQL
2 57 (8.12%) Hadoop
3 52 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 51 (7.26%) Big Data
5 43 (6.13%) NoSQL
6 42 (5.98%) MongoDB
7 26 (3.70%) SQL Server
8 24 (3.42%) Oracle Database
8 24 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (1.99%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.99%) HBase
10 14 (1.99%) HPCC
11 12 (1.71%) Redis
12 11 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.28%) KDB
14 8 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.00%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.85%) GIS
16 6 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 199 (28.35%) Git (software)
2 184 (26.21%) Jenkins
3 144 (20.51%) Subversion
4 94 (13.39%) JUnit
5 78 (11.11%) JIRA
6 47 (6.70%) Ant
7 45 (6.41%) Maven
8 39 (5.56%) Selenium
9 36 (5.13%) Vagrant
10 34 (4.84%) NUnit
11 31 (4.42%) GoogleTest
12 28 (3.99%) Sonatype Nexus
13 25 (3.56%) ClearCase
14 24 (3.42%) CppUnit
15 13 (1.85%) Eclipse
16 12 (1.71%) Cucumber
16 12 (1.71%) Hudson
17 10 (1.42%) Visual Studio
18 8 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 8 (1.14%) Log4j
General
1 70 (9.97%) Finance
2 22 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.56%) Retail
4 16 (2.28%) Banking
5 9 (1.28%) Front Office
6 7 (1.00%) Marketing
7 5 (0.71%) Electronics
8 4 (0.57%) Advertising
8 4 (0.57%) Law
8 4 (0.57%) Legal
9 3 (0.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) Automotive
10 2 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 265 (37.75%) Developer
2 92 (13.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (9.83%) Linux Engineer
3 69 (9.83%) Scala Developer
4 68 (9.69%) Java Developer
5 54 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 52 (7.41%) Administrator
7 40 (5.70%) Software Developer
8 39 (5.56%) Java Scala Developer
8 39 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
9 34 (4.84%) Software Engineer
10 33 (4.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 32 (4.56%) Analyst
12 28 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 23 (3.28%) Linux Administrator
14 23 (3.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 23 (3.28%) Support Engineer
14 23 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (2.99%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (21.65%) CSS
2 151 (21.51%) HTML
3 126 (17.95%) REST
4 119 (16.95%) Django
5 114 (16.24%) JSON
6 109 (15.53%) HTML5
7 108 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
8 95 (13.53%) CSS3
9 94 (13.39%) Ajax
10 86 (12.25%) Spring
11 76 (10.83%) Play Framework
12 73 (10.40%) Guice
13 66 (9.40%) RESTful
14 61 (8.69%) Web Services
15 38 (5.41%) Spring MVC
16 35 (4.99%) XML
17 32 (4.56%) JMS
18 31 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
19 29 (4.13%) Middleware
20 27 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.41%) User Experience
3 35 (4.99%) Algorithms
3 35 (4.99%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 28 (3.99%) Statistics
6 25 (3.56%) Derivative
7 22 (3.13%) Visualisation
8 19 (2.71%) Clustering
8 19 (2.71%) Private Cloud
9 16 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.28%) HACMP
10 14 (1.99%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.42%) Cryptography
12 9 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.28%) Smart Energy
13 8 (1.14%) EMC VNX
13 8 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.85%) Semantic Web
14 6 (0.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 446 (63.53%) Linux
2 118 (16.81%) Unix
3 102 (14.53%) Windows
4 94 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (4.84%) Ubuntu
6 32 (4.56%) CentOS
7 24 (3.42%) Mac OS X
8 21 (2.99%) Windows Server
9 13 (1.85%) Android
9 13 (1.85%) Solaris
9 13 (1.85%) VMS
10 12 (1.71%) AIX
10 12 (1.71%) Debian
10 12 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.71%) SUSE
14 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (25.21%) Continuous Integration
3 159 (22.65%) DevOps
4 143 (20.37%) Configuration Management
5 133 (18.95%) Open Source
5 133 (18.95%) Scrum
6 113 (16.10%) Automated Testing
7 97 (13.82%) Software Engineering
8 74 (10.54%) Responsive Web Design
9 70 (9.97%) Web Design
10 60 (8.55%) Web Development
11 56 (7.98%) ITIL
12 53 (7.55%) OO
12 53 (7.55%) OWASP
13 52 (7.41%) Mentoring
14 51 (7.26%) TDD
15 50 (7.12%) MVC
16 44 (6.27%) Analytics
17 41 (5.84%) Unit Testing
17 41 (5.84%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 275 (39.17%) Java
2 256 (36.47%) Ruby
3 151 (21.51%) Perl
4 112 (15.95%) C++
5 111 (15.81%) Scala
6 108 (15.38%) Bash Shell
7 107 (15.24%) JavaScript
8 106 (15.10%) C#
9 98 (13.96%) SQL
10 79 (11.25%) C
11 78 (11.11%) PowerShell
11 78 (11.11%) Shell Script
12 39 (5.56%) PHP
13 33 (4.70%) R
14 12 (1.71%) MATLAB
15 10 (1.42%) Go
16 9 (1.28%) Jython
16 9 (1.28%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.14%) Korn
17 8 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 83 (11.82%) SC Cleared
3 54 (7.69%) Degree
4 20 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.42%) CCNP
6 15 (2.14%) CCNA
6 15 (2.14%) MCSE
6 15 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (1.99%) RHCSA
8 13 (1.85%) CEH
8 13 (1.85%) CISSP
8 13 (1.85%) GIAC
9 11 (1.57%) RHCE
10 9 (1.28%) GCIH
11 8 (1.14%) CISM
12 7 (1.00%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.85%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.85%) GCIA
13 6 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.70%) QA
2 16 (2.28%) SLA
3 9 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.28%) FedRAMP
4 7 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (5.56%) vSphere
3 32 (4.56%) Active Directory
4 29 (4.13%) Docker
5 15 (2.14%) NFS
6 14 (1.99%) Squid
6 14 (1.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (1.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (1.28%) qmail
9 7 (1.00%) HDFS
9 7 (1.00%) vCloud
10 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.85%) Oracle Clusterware
10 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.71%) SpamAssassin
11 5 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.57%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.57%) iptables
12 4 (0.57%) KVM
13 3 (0.43%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 147 (20.94%) Puppet
2 95 (13.53%) Ansible
3 76 (10.83%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (4.84%) Nagios
5 17 (2.42%) Cacti
6 16 (2.28%) logstash
7 15 (2.14%) Graphite
8 13 (1.85%) SCOM
9 12 (1.71%) SCCM
10 11 (1.57%) Ganglia
11 10 (1.42%) Kubernetes
12 9 (1.28%) ZABBIX
13 8 (1.14%) collectd
14 6 (0.85%) CA Wily
14 6 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 5 (0.71%) Nessus
15 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
16 4 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
17 3 (0.43%) Kibana
17 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 95 (13.53%) VMware
2 94 (13.39%) Oracle
3 78 (11.11%) Google
4 68 (9.69%) Red Hat
5 45 (6.41%) IBM
6 35 (4.99%) Microsoft
7 28 (3.99%) Cisco
8 26 (3.70%) Splunk
9 19 (2.71%) EMC
10 18 (2.56%) Veritas
11 13 (1.85%) HP
12 10 (1.42%) Juniper
13 9 (1.28%) Dell
14 8 (1.14%) Citrix
14 8 (1.14%) SaltStack
15 7 (1.00%) Rackspace
15 7 (1.00%) Serena
16 6 (0.85%) Cloudera
16 6 (0.85%) F5
16 6 (0.85%) Remedy
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Strategic Imperatives
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Parham Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day Maximum £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Woking
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago