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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 50 64 82
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +18
Contract jobs citing Python 281 274 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.64% 2.87% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.77% 8.39% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 183 148
Median daily rate £425 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £47.50 £22.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +109.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £39.60 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.50 £55.00 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +41.73%
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
2609 3267 3201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.79% 34.27% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1532 2002 1881
Median daily rate £400 £380 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 149 105
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £17.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Hampshire +12 67 £420 +29.23% 24
Berkshire +18 59 £450 +16.12% 30
Surrey +17 52 £419 -0.35% 19
Buckinghamshire +33 36 £463 -7.50% 6
Oxfordshire -15 35 £450 -13.46% 20
West Sussex - 15 £475 - 4
Middlesex +8 12 £355 -16.47%
East Sussex -3 3 £300 -7.69% 9
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 305 (49.35%) Linux
2 225 (36.41%) Java
3 190 (30.74%) Ruby
4 184 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (22.33%) Git (software)
6 136 (22.01%) Puppet
7 132 (21.36%) DevOps
8 122 (19.74%) JavaScript
9 118 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
10 114 (18.45%) Perl
11 113 (18.28%) C++
12 103 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 101 (16.34%) Jenkins
14 100 (16.18%) Opscode Chef
15 98 (15.86%) Bash Shell
16 95 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
17 90 (14.56%) Ansible
18 89 (14.40%) HTML
18 89 (14.40%) SQL
19 88 (14.24%) Software Engineering
20 84 (13.59%) Scrum
21 81 (13.11%) Open Source
21 81 (13.11%) Unix
21 81 (13.11%) Tomcat
22 79 (12.78%) Apache
23 76 (12.30%) Docker
24 75 (12.14%) JSON
25 73 (11.81%) C#
26 72 (11.65%) Scala
27 71 (11.49%) C

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 81 (13.11%) Tomcat
2 79 (12.78%) Apache
3 45 (7.28%) WebSphere
4 43 (6.96%) WebLogic
5 38 (6.15%) Apache Spark
6 27 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (4.21%) OpenStack
8 23 (3.72%) JBoss
9 19 (3.07%) nginx
10 17 (2.75%) Confluence
11 15 (2.43%) Apache Pig
12 13 (2.10%) Apache Solr
13 11 (1.78%) SAS
14 9 (1.46%) Jetty
14 9 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (1.29%) CMS
16 6 (0.97%) ArcGIS
17 5 (0.81%) Drupal
17 5 (0.81%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 21 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.81%) MS Office
2 5 (0.81%) Stata
3 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.49%) SPSS
5 2 (0.32%) Simulink
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 95 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (8.74%) PaaS
3 36 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (2.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (2.75%) Amazon S3
8 16 (2.59%) IaaS
9 10 (1.62%) SaaS
10 5 (0.81%) Office 365
11 4 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.65%) GitHub
11 4 (0.65%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.49%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.41%) HTTP
2 37 (5.99%) DNS
3 31 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 28 (4.53%) Internet
5 27 (4.37%) Firewall
6 24 (3.88%) VPN
7 18 (2.91%) LDAP
8 17 (2.75%) SSL
9 16 (2.59%) DHCP
9 16 (2.59%) SMTP
10 10 (1.62%) FTP
11 8 (1.29%) SNMP
12 7 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.97%) AMQP
13 6 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.97%) LAN
13 6 (0.97%) SSH
13 6 (0.97%) WAN
14 5 (0.81%) IPsec
14 5 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.68%) MySQL
2 57 (9.22%) Big Data
3 56 (9.06%) Hadoop
4 48 (7.77%) NoSQL
5 44 (7.12%) MongoDB
5 44 (7.12%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (6.80%) Relational Database
7 29 (4.69%) SQL Server
8 28 (4.53%) HBase
9 19 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (2.75%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.94%) GIS
12 10 (1.62%) Data Mining
13 8 (1.29%) Redis
14 7 (1.13%) Impala
14 7 (1.13%) MarkLogic
14 7 (1.13%) Sqoop
15 6 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 138 (22.33%) Git (software)
2 101 (16.34%) Jenkins
3 70 (11.33%) Subversion
4 48 (7.77%) Gradle
5 42 (6.80%) Selenium
5 42 (6.80%) TeamCity
6 36 (5.83%) NUnit
7 28 (4.53%) Ant
8 26 (4.21%) Maven
9 23 (3.72%) JIRA
9 23 (3.72%) JUnit
10 20 (3.24%) MSBuild
11 19 (3.07%) SpecFlow
12 17 (2.75%) GoogleTest
12 17 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (2.59%) Vagrant
14 13 (2.10%) JMeter
15 12 (1.94%) ClearCase
15 12 (1.94%) CMake
15 12 (1.94%) Eclipse
General
1 69 (11.17%) Finance
2 19 (3.07%) Publishing
3 17 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.94%) Military
5 11 (1.78%) Banking
6 10 (1.62%) Marketing
7 6 (0.97%) Electronics
8 5 (0.81%) Legal
9 4 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.65%) Front Office
9 4 (0.65%) Games
9 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.49%) Automotive
10 3 (0.49%) Billing
11 2 (0.32%) Avionics
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 243 (39.32%) Developer
2 83 (13.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 61 (9.87%) Administrator
3 61 (9.87%) Java Developer
3 61 (9.87%) Python Developer
4 43 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
5 42 (6.80%) Software Engineer
6 34 (5.50%) Linux Engineer
7 33 (5.34%) Analyst
8 32 (5.18%) Software Developer
9 29 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
10 27 (4.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 27 (4.37%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.05%) Scala Developer
11 25 (4.05%) Senior DevOps
12 23 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (3.72%) Web Developer
13 21 (3.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.91%) Build Engineer
14 18 (2.91%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (14.40%) HTML
2 75 (12.14%) JSON
3 66 (10.68%) CSS
4 60 (9.71%) XML
5 57 (9.22%) Django
6 55 (8.90%) AngularJS
7 50 (8.09%) HTML5
7 50 (8.09%) Web Services
8 40 (6.47%) REST
9 37 (5.99%) XSLT
10 34 (5.50%) .NET
11 33 (5.34%) Ruby on Rails
12 32 (5.18%) Spring
13 29 (4.69%) RESTful
14 28 (4.53%) Middleware
15 24 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
16 22 (3.56%) jQuery
17 20 (3.24%) J2EE
17 20 (3.24%) Node.js
17 20 (3.24%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.40%) Computer Science
2 21 (3.40%) Statistics
2 21 (3.40%) Visualisation
3 20 (3.24%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.91%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.59%) Derivative
5 16 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.10%) Mathematics
7 12 (1.94%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.78%) Clustering
8 11 (1.78%) User Experience
9 9 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.97%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.81%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.65%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.65%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 305 (49.35%) Linux
2 81 (13.11%) Unix
3 64 (10.36%) Windows
4 52 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (6.96%) CentOS
6 33 (5.34%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.78%) Debian
8 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.65%) AIX
10 4 (0.65%) Solaris
11 3 (0.49%) Android
11 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.32%) SUSE
12 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (21.36%) DevOps
3 118 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
4 88 (14.24%) Software Engineering
5 84 (13.59%) Scrum
6 81 (13.11%) Open Source
7 62 (10.03%) TDD
8 58 (9.39%) Configuration Management
9 57 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 53 (8.58%) OO
10 53 (8.58%) Test Automation
11 49 (7.93%) Web Development
12 45 (7.28%) Microservices
13 40 (6.47%) Automated Testing
14 35 (5.66%) BDD
15 34 (5.50%) Migration
16 31 (5.02%) Project Management
17 29 (4.69%) ITIL
18 28 (4.53%) High Availability
18 28 (4.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 225 (36.41%) Java
2 190 (30.74%) Ruby
3 122 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 114 (18.45%) Perl
5 113 (18.28%) C++
6 98 (15.86%) Bash Shell
7 89 (14.40%) SQL
8 73 (11.81%) C#
9 72 (11.65%) Scala
10 71 (11.49%) C
11 51 (8.25%) PowerShell
12 40 (6.47%) PHP
13 31 (5.02%) R
14 27 (4.37%) Shell Script
15 19 (3.07%) Go
16 12 (1.94%) Tcl
17 11 (1.78%) Groovy
17 11 (1.78%) VB
18 10 (1.62%) Jython
18 10 (1.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 103 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 68 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.93%) Degree
4 21 (3.40%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.27%) CCNP
6 14 (2.27%) CEH
7 13 (2.10%) CCNA
8 12 (1.94%) CISSP
9 11 (1.78%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.78%) RHCSA
10 10 (1.62%) GCIH
10 10 (1.62%) GIAC
11 9 (1.46%) AWS Certification
12 8 (1.29%) CISM
12 8 (1.29%) GCIA
13 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.97%) RHCE
14 6 (0.97%) RHCT
14 6 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.05%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.65%) SLA
6 3 (0.49%) MISRA
7 2 (0.32%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.32%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.32%) SDET
8 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (12.30%) Docker
2 53 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.72%) vSphere
4 16 (2.59%) HDFS
5 10 (1.62%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.13%) vCloud
6 7 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.97%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.97%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.49%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.49%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.32%) Ceph
10 2 (0.32%) GPFS
10 2 (0.32%) iptables
10 2 (0.32%) KVM
10 2 (0.32%) Postfix
10 2 (0.32%) StorNext
10 2 (0.32%) Xen
11 1 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 136 (22.01%) Puppet
2 100 (16.18%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (14.56%) Ansible
4 15 (2.43%) Nagios
5 11 (1.78%) Hadoop YARN
6 10 (1.62%) Packer
7 9 (1.46%) CA Wily
7 9 (1.46%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.13%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 6 (0.97%) Kibana
10 5 (0.81%) logstash
11 4 (0.65%) Opsview
11 4 (0.65%) SELinux
12 3 (0.49%) Control-M
12 3 (0.49%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.32%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.32%) MIMEsweeper
13 2 (0.32%) SCCM
13 2 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (10.84%) VMware
2 50 (8.09%) Oracle
3 46 (7.44%) Red Hat
4 31 (5.02%) IBM
4 31 (5.02%) Microsoft
5 24 (3.88%) Cloudera
6 23 (3.72%) Cisco
7 20 (3.24%) Perforce
8 18 (2.91%) Google
9 15 (2.43%) EMC
10 13 (2.10%) SAP
11 9 (1.46%) Splunk
12 8 (1.29%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.29%) Sophos
13 6 (0.97%) Juniper
14 5 (0.81%) HP
14 5 (0.81%) Informatica
14 5 (0.81%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.81%) Sitecore
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Mediatonic Games
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago