The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 100 144 208
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +64
Contract jobs citing Python 154 88 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.67% 1.04% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.23% 3.02% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 48 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -45.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.95%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2943 2910 3044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.97% 34.33% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1485 1525
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 150 190
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £17.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Python
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +10 58 £400 -0.62% 22
Surrey +15 45 £200 +26.98% 9
Berkshire +8 22 £300 -17.24% 17
Oxfordshire +7 10 £375 +8.10% 10
Buckinghamshire - 8 £350 - 4
Kent +1 5 £550 -
East Sussex -1 4 - - 3
West Sussex - 1 £570 -
Middlesex - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 142 (48.46%) Linux
2 92 (31.40%) Java
3 80 (27.30%) UNIX
4 78 (26.62%) JavaScript
5 74 (25.26%) SQL
6 68 (23.21%) Perl
7 65 (22.18%) Oracle
8 64 (21.84%) Web Services
9 59 (20.14%) Windows
10 58 (19.80%) HTML
11 56 (19.11%) Django
12 55 (18.77%) CSS
13 54 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (18.09%) Bash Shell
15 48 (16.38%) jQuery
15 48 (16.38%) Relational Database
16 46 (15.70%) C
17 45 (15.36%) C#
18 44 (15.02%) XML
19 43 (14.68%) C++
19 43 (14.68%) HTML5
20 42 (14.33%) Software Engineering
20 42 (14.33%) Web Development
21 41 (13.99%) Git (software)
21 41 (13.99%) Enterprise Software
22 40 (13.65%) PHP
23 39 (13.31%) Finance
24 38 (12.97%) Ruby
25 34 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
25 34 (11.60%) MySQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (9.22%) Apache
2 15 (5.12%) IIS
3 12 (4.10%) Apache Pig
4 9 (3.07%) Oracle Spatial
5 8 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.39%) CMS
7 5 (1.71%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.37%) uWSGI
8 4 (1.37%) Mule
9 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.68%) Node.js
10 2 (0.68%) nginx
11 1 (0.34%) Resin
11 1 (0.34%) Drupal
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPEL
11 1 (0.34%) Confluence
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Office
2 2 (0.68%) Mingle
3 1 (0.34%) Maya
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
3 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.02%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.02%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.02%) PaaS
2 3 (1.02%) IaaS
3 2 (0.68%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.51%) Internet
2 20 (6.83%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.78%) SAN
4 12 (4.10%) HTTP
5 9 (3.07%) SSL
5 9 (3.07%) Modbus
6 8 (2.73%) DNS
6 8 (2.73%) WAN
6 8 (2.73%) LTE
7 7 (2.39%) NAS
7 7 (2.39%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (2.39%) LAN
8 6 (2.05%) UMTS
9 5 (1.71%) Wireless
9 5 (1.71%) ATM
9 5 (1.71%) GSM
9 5 (1.71%) PPP
10 4 (1.37%) SNA
10 4 (1.37%) BGP
10 4 (1.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.38%) Relational Database
2 34 (11.60%) MySQL
3 28 (9.56%) SQL Server
4 18 (6.14%) Oracle Database
5 15 (5.12%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (4.44%) Big Data
7 12 (4.10%) Apache Hive
7 12 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (4.10%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.07%) HBase
8 9 (3.07%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.07%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (2.73%) DB2
10 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.05%) Couchbase
11 6 (2.05%) RapidMiner
12 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (13.99%) Git (software)
2 30 (10.24%) Subversion
3 26 (8.87%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.78%) JIRA
5 12 (4.10%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.10%) Selenium
6 9 (3.07%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.39%) Introscope
8 7 (2.39%) JUnit
9 6 (2.05%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.71%) TestNG
10 5 (1.71%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (1.37%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.37%) Hudson
11 4 (1.37%) Gerrit
11 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.37%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.02%) FitNesse
General
1 39 (13.31%) Finance
2 21 (7.17%) Publishing
3 17 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.05%) Legal
5 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.37%) Games
7 3 (1.02%) Electronics
7 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Retail
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (37.88%) Developer
2 50 (17.06%) Python Developer
3 33 (11.26%) Software Engineer
4 21 (7.17%) Architect
4 21 (7.17%) Test Engineer
5 15 (5.12%) Software Developer
5 15 (5.12%) Python/Django Developer
6 13 (4.44%) Administrator
6 13 (4.44%) Security Engineer
7 12 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (3.75%) Tester
9 10 (3.41%) Analyst
9 10 (3.41%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.41%) C++ Developer
10 9 (3.07%) Content Editor
10 9 (3.07%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (3.07%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.07%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.39%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (21.84%) Web Services
2 58 (19.80%) HTML
3 56 (19.11%) Django
4 55 (18.77%) CSS
5 48 (16.38%) jQuery
6 44 (15.02%) XML
7 43 (14.68%) HTML5
8 30 (10.24%) .NET
9 24 (8.19%) XSLT
10 17 (5.80%) AngularJS
11 15 (5.12%) JSON
12 14 (4.78%) REST
13 12 (4.10%) SOAP
14 10 (3.41%) MapReduce
14 10 (3.41%) WCF
15 9 (3.07%) WPF
15 9 (3.07%) LINQ
15 9 (3.07%) WebSockets
15 9 (3.07%) STL
16 7 (2.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.99%) Enterprise Software
2 33 (11.26%) Open Source
3 11 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.41%) Clustering
5 6 (2.05%) Wiki
6 5 (1.71%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.71%) Statistics
6 5 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.71%) GIS
6 5 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.37%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.37%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.02%) Physics
8 3 (1.02%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.02%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.68%) DTV
9 2 (0.68%) W3C
9 2 (0.68%) STB
10 1 (0.34%) Online Games
10 1 (0.34%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 142 (48.46%) Linux
2 80 (27.30%) UNIX
3 59 (20.14%) Windows
4 27 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.07%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.07%) Solaris
7 8 (2.73%) Android
8 6 (2.05%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.71%) CentOS
9 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.71%) Debian
9 5 (1.71%) AIX
10 3 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.02%) HPUX
11 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) OS/400
12 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
2 42 (14.33%) Software Engineering
2 42 (14.33%) Web Development
3 34 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (10.92%) Responsive Web Design
5 31 (10.58%) Web Design
6 30 (10.24%) Scrum
6 30 (10.24%) DevOps
7 18 (6.14%) Test Automation
8 17 (5.80%) OO
9 14 (4.78%) TDD
10 13 (4.44%) OOP
11 12 (4.10%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.75%) Content Management
12 11 (3.75%) Software Testing
13 10 (3.41%) Test Scripting
14 9 (3.07%) Unit Testing
14 9 (3.07%) Automation Testing
14 9 (3.07%) Analytics
15 8 (2.73%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.40%) Java
2 78 (26.62%) JavaScript
3 74 (25.26%) SQL
4 68 (23.21%) Perl
5 53 (18.09%) Bash Shell
6 46 (15.70%) C
7 45 (15.36%) C#
8 43 (14.68%) C++
9 40 (13.65%) PHP
10 38 (12.97%) Ruby
11 27 (9.22%) Shell Script
12 25 (8.53%) PL/SQL
13 22 (7.51%) XQuery
14 15 (5.12%) Korn
15 7 (2.39%) PowerShell
15 7 (2.39%) R
16 6 (2.05%) VBScript
16 6 (2.05%) VB
16 6 (2.05%) Embedded C
16 6 (2.05%) Jython
Qualifications
1 23 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.46%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.12%) Degree
4 13 (4.44%) CISSP
5 10 (3.41%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.73%) ISEB
7 6 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.37%) CCIE
10 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.02%) PhD
11 2 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.34%) CCNP
12 1 (0.34%) CCIP
12 1 (0.34%) CCNA
12 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.78%) PCI DSS
1 14 (4.78%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) JTAG
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.44%) Snort
2 8 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.71%) vCloud
4 4 (1.37%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (8.19%) Puppet
2 23 (7.85%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.41%) Nagios
4 9 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (2.39%) Cacti
5 7 (2.39%) Ansible
6 6 (2.05%) CA Wily
7 5 (1.71%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.34%) Munin
9 1 (0.34%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 65 (22.18%) Oracle
2 32 (10.92%) Red Hat
3 17 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.46%) VMware
5 13 (4.44%) HP
6 12 (4.10%) IBM
7 8 (2.73%) Sybase
7 8 (2.73%) Cisco
8 6 (2.05%) Cloudera
8 6 (2.05%) Tableau
9 5 (1.71%) Google
9 5 (1.71%) JBoss
10 4 (1.37%) ESRI
10 4 (1.37%) Splunk
11 3 (1.02%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.02%) Intel
12 2 (0.68%) SAP
12 2 (0.68%) Lotus
12 2 (0.68%) Hitachi
12 2 (0.68%) Perforce
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago