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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 97 152 192
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +40
Contract jobs citing Python 166 93 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.81% 1.06% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.56% 2.97% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 60 29
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£348 £378 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.94% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.25 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.23% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.57 £35.10 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £41.10 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
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
2986 3134 3200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.64% 35.75% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1681 1524
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 132 171
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £17.27 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +19 56 £400 -0.62% 8
Surrey +24 43 £214 +3.01% 16
Berkshire +19 30 £350 +3.70% 18
Oxfordshire -2 21 £330 -17.50% 22
East Sussex -1 9 £350 - 4
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £350 -22.22% 4
Kent - 3 £550 -
West Sussex - 1 £570 - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 122 (40.26%) Linux
2 85 (28.05%) Java
3 67 (22.11%) Perl
4 64 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (20.46%) Windows
6 58 (19.14%) UNIX
7 57 (18.81%) SQL
8 55 (18.15%) JavaScript
9 52 (17.16%) C
9 52 (17.16%) XML
10 51 (16.83%) Software Engineering
11 49 (16.17%) Bash Shell
12 47 (15.51%) C#
13 46 (15.18%) C++
14 43 (14.19%) PHP
15 40 (13.20%) Web Services
16 39 (12.87%) MySQL
17 38 (12.54%) XSLT
18 36 (11.88%) HTML
18 36 (11.88%) Ruby
19 35 (11.55%) Oracle
20 32 (10.56%) Internet
21 31 (10.23%) Open Source
22 30 (9.90%) Django
22 30 (9.90%) Red Hat
22 30 (9.90%) Publishing
22 30 (9.90%) .NET
22 30 (9.90%) Apache
22 30 (9.90%) XQuery
23 29 (9.57%) Shell Script

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (9.90%) Apache
2 16 (5.28%) IIS
3 12 (3.96%) Apache Pig
4 10 (3.30%) Oracle Spatial
4 10 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.64%) CMS
7 5 (1.65%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.32%) uWSGI
9 3 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.66%) Mule
10 2 (0.66%) Node.js
10 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPEL
11 1 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Mingle
2 2 (0.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) Maya
3 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.33%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.32%) PaaS
2 4 (1.32%) IaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.66%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.66%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.56%) Internet
2 20 (6.60%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.62%) SAN
4 13 (4.29%) Network Security
5 12 (3.96%) HTTP
5 12 (3.96%) Modbus
5 12 (3.96%) MQTT
6 9 (2.97%) SSL
6 9 (2.97%) DNS
6 9 (2.97%) NAS
7 8 (2.64%) LTE
7 8 (2.64%) WAN
8 7 (2.31%) LAN
8 7 (2.31%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (1.98%) UMTS
9 6 (1.98%) PPP
10 5 (1.65%) BGP
10 5 (1.65%) SNA
10 5 (1.65%) ATM
10 5 (1.65%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.87%) MySQL
2 28 (9.24%) Relational Database
3 20 (6.60%) SQL Server
4 18 (5.94%) Oracle Database
5 14 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.62%) Big Data
6 13 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.96%) Hadoop
7 12 (3.96%) Apache Hive
8 11 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.97%) HBase
9 9 (2.97%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.64%) DB2
10 8 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.98%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.65%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.32%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (8.58%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.92%) Subversion
3 20 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.28%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.63%) JUnit
6 8 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.64%) Selenium
6 8 (2.64%) JIRA
7 7 (2.31%) Introscope
7 7 (2.31%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.31%) Hudson
7 7 (2.31%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.31%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.98%) Bugzilla
9 5 (1.65%) TestNG
10 4 (1.32%) CppUnit
10 4 (1.32%) Gerrit
10 4 (1.32%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.32%) Maven
10 4 (1.32%) FitNesse
General
1 30 (9.90%) Publishing
2 19 (6.27%) Finance
3 14 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.31%) Legal
5 5 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.65%) Games
5 5 (1.65%) Electronics
6 3 (0.99%) Automotive
6 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.66%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 103 (33.99%) Developer
2 43 (14.19%) Software Engineer
3 32 (10.56%) Python Developer
4 24 (7.92%) Architect
5 19 (6.27%) Software Developer
6 16 (5.28%) Test Engineer
7 14 (4.62%) Security Engineer
8 12 (3.96%) C# Developer
8 12 (3.96%) Tester
9 11 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.63%) Python/Django Developer
9 11 (3.63%) Administrator
9 11 (3.63%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.30%) C++ Developer
10 10 (3.30%) Analyst
11 9 (2.97%) Content Editor
12 8 (2.64%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.64%) .NET Developer
13 7 (2.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (2.31%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.16%) XML
2 40 (13.20%) Web Services
3 38 (12.54%) XSLT
4 36 (11.88%) HTML
5 30 (9.90%) Django
5 30 (9.90%) .NET
6 28 (9.24%) CSS
7 22 (7.26%) jQuery
8 16 (5.28%) HTML5
8 16 (5.28%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.95%) JSON
10 13 (4.29%) SOAP
10 13 (4.29%) WCF
11 12 (3.96%) WebSockets
11 12 (3.96%) LINQ
12 11 (3.63%) REST
13 9 (2.97%) WPF
14 7 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (2.31%) J2EE
14 7 (2.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.23%) Open Source
2 24 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.28%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.30%) Clustering
6 8 (2.64%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.31%) User Experience
7 7 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.98%) Wiki
8 6 (1.98%) GIS
9 5 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.65%) Physics
10 4 (1.32%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.32%) Statistics
10 4 (1.32%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.99%) DTV
12 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.66%) STB
Operating Systems
1 122 (40.26%) Linux
2 62 (20.46%) Windows
3 58 (19.14%) UNIX
4 27 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (5.28%) Android
6 13 (4.29%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.97%) Solaris
8 8 (2.64%) Mac OS X
9 7 (2.31%) AIX
10 4 (1.32%) CentOS
10 4 (1.32%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.99%) HPUX
11 3 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.33%) SUSE
13 1 (0.33%) Debian
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (16.83%) Software Engineering
3 27 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (8.58%) Scrum
4 26 (8.58%) DevOps
5 17 (5.61%) Test Automation
6 16 (5.28%) TDD
7 14 (4.62%) Web Development
8 13 (4.29%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (4.29%) OO
8 13 (4.29%) Content Management
9 12 (3.96%) Software Testing
9 12 (3.96%) Web Design
10 11 (3.63%) Analytics
10 11 (3.63%) Migration
10 11 (3.63%) Test Scripting
11 10 (3.30%) Unit Testing
11 10 (3.30%) Regression Testing
11 10 (3.30%) MapReduce
12 9 (2.97%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 85 (28.05%) Java
2 67 (22.11%) Perl
3 57 (18.81%) SQL
4 55 (18.15%) JavaScript
5 52 (17.16%) C
6 49 (16.17%) Bash Shell
7 47 (15.51%) C#
8 46 (15.18%) C++
9 43 (14.19%) PHP
10 36 (11.88%) Ruby
11 30 (9.90%) XQuery
12 29 (9.57%) Shell Script
13 14 (4.62%) Korn
14 11 (3.63%) PL/SQL
15 7 (2.31%) Embedded C
15 7 (2.31%) R
16 6 (1.98%) VBScript
16 6 (1.98%) Jython
17 4 (1.32%) Lua
17 4 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.60%) Degree
3 16 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.29%) CISSP
5 11 (3.63%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.31%) ISEB
6 7 (2.31%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.65%) CCIE
9 4 (1.32%) PhD
10 2 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.33%) HND
11 1 (0.33%) CCNP
11 1 (0.33%) CCIP
11 1 (0.33%) CCNA
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.33%) MCTS
11 1 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.95%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.64%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) TickIT
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) JTAG
System Software
1 13 (4.29%) Snort
2 6 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.98%) Shibboleth
3 4 (1.32%) NFS
4 3 (0.99%) vCloud
5 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.66%) Docker
6 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (7.26%) Puppet
2 20 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.98%) CA Wily
5 5 (1.65%) Nagios
6 4 (1.32%) Ansible
7 2 (0.66%) Cacti
7 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.33%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.33%) WSUS
8 1 (0.33%) Munin
8 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (11.55%) Oracle
2 30 (9.90%) Red Hat
3 17 (5.61%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.29%) IBM
5 11 (3.63%) VMware
6 10 (3.30%) HP
7 8 (2.64%) Sybase
7 8 (2.64%) Cisco
8 7 (2.31%) JBoss
9 6 (1.98%) Google
9 6 (1.98%) Tableau
9 6 (1.98%) RapidMiner
9 6 (1.98%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.32%) Intel
10 4 (1.32%) ESRI
11 2 (0.66%) Splunk
11 2 (0.66%) hybris
11 2 (0.66%) Siemens
11 2 (0.66%) Veritas
11 2 (0.66%) Lotus
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