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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 51 64 118
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +54
Contract jobs citing Python 322 259 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.51% 2.77% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.24% 8.39% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 162 76
Median daily rate £438 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £487 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £52.19 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
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
3143 3086 2913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.24% 33.06% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1994 1887 1642
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 90 107
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 May 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 May 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 May 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
West Sussex +36 84 £425 - 2
Berkshire +16 73 £450 +28.57% 33
Hampshire -11 50 £400 +16.36% 25
Surrey -21 41 £450 +20.00% 35
Buckinghamshire +18 24 £375 -6.25% 7
Oxfordshire 0 18 £375 -14.28% 23
Kent -5 15 £450 -7.69% 3
East Sussex -7 14 £338 +12.50% 7
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 402 (61.09%) Linux
2 257 (39.06%) Java
2 257 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (31.91%) Ruby
4 181 (27.51%) Git (software)
5 175 (26.60%) Jenkins
6 160 (24.32%) Configuration Management
7 158 (24.01%) CSS
8 157 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
9 152 (23.10%) Subversion
10 150 (22.80%) HTML
11 142 (21.58%) DevOps
12 133 (20.21%) Puppet
13 130 (19.76%) Perl
14 124 (18.84%) Scrum
15 118 (17.93%) Unix
15 118 (17.93%) Open Source
16 117 (17.78%) C++
17 116 (17.63%) REST
18 115 (17.48%) Django
19 113 (17.17%) JavaScript
20 110 (16.72%) HTTP
21 109 (16.57%) Automated Testing
22 108 (16.41%) C#
23 107 (16.26%) Bash Shell
24 105 (15.96%) HTML5
24 105 (15.96%) JSON
25 99 (15.05%) SQL
25 99 (15.05%) Scala
26 96 (14.59%) Ansible

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 55 (8.36%) Confluence
2 53 (8.05%) WebLogic
3 49 (7.45%) Tomcat
4 48 (7.29%) OpenStack
5 46 (6.99%) Apache
6 30 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (3.65%) JBoss
8 22 (3.34%) nginx
8 22 (3.34%) SAS
9 20 (3.04%) Apache Spark
10 17 (2.58%) Node.js
11 15 (2.28%) Apache Pig
12 13 (1.98%) IIS
12 13 (1.98%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (1.22%) SharePoint
15 7 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.76%) CMS
16 5 (0.76%) Drupal
16 5 (0.76%) Joomla!
Applications
1 22 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.06%) SPSS
4 5 (0.76%) MS Office
4 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.30%) GIMP
5 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) Weka
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.22%) OpenText Process Suite
2 3 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.46%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) FastStats
4 1 (0.15%) Odoo
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.89%) PaaS
3 19 (2.89%) SaaS
4 16 (2.43%) IaaS
5 15 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (0.76%) Heroku
8 5 (0.76%) Route 53
9 3 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.30%) GitHub
10 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.30%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 110 (16.72%) HTTP
2 47 (7.14%) DNS
3 43 (6.53%) LDAP
4 34 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 27 (4.10%) Firewall
6 25 (3.80%) SSL
7 17 (2.58%) H.323
7 17 (2.58%) SMTP
8 15 (2.28%) Internet
9 13 (1.98%) Telepresence
9 13 (1.98%) Wireshark
10 12 (1.82%) DHCP
11 10 (1.52%) SSH
12 8 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.22%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.06%) FTP
13 7 (1.06%) MPLS
14 6 (0.91%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.76%) SAN
15 5 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.27%) MySQL
2 54 (8.21%) Hadoop
3 53 (8.05%) Big Data
4 45 (6.84%) Relational Database
5 31 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 31 (4.71%) NoSQL
6 29 (4.41%) Oracle Database
7 20 (3.04%) SQL Server
8 18 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.43%) Apache Hive
11 14 (2.13%) HPCC
12 12 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.52%) HBase
13 10 (1.52%) Redis
14 8 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.06%) GIS
16 6 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 181 (27.51%) Git (software)
2 175 (26.60%) Jenkins
3 152 (23.10%) Subversion
4 93 (14.13%) JUnit
5 80 (12.16%) JIRA
6 57 (8.66%) Ant
7 50 (7.60%) Maven
8 41 (6.23%) Selenium
9 38 (5.78%) NUnit
10 33 (5.02%) GoogleTest
11 28 (4.26%) ClearCase
12 27 (4.10%) CppUnit
12 27 (4.10%) Vagrant
13 22 (3.34%) Eclipse
14 17 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
15 14 (2.13%) Hudson
16 12 (1.82%) Visual Studio
17 10 (1.52%) Cucumber
18 8 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 8 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 55 (8.36%) Finance
2 20 (3.04%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.89%) Retail
4 14 (2.13%) Banking
5 8 (1.22%) Electronics
6 5 (0.76%) Front Office
6 5 (0.76%) Publishing
7 4 (0.61%) Advertising
7 4 (0.61%) Law
7 4 (0.61%) Legal
7 4 (0.61%) Marketing
8 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Automotive
9 2 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 254 (38.60%) Developer
2 89 (13.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 82 (12.46%) Linux Engineer
4 64 (9.73%) Scala Developer
5 62 (9.42%) Java Developer
6 55 (8.36%) Python Developer
7 38 (5.78%) Java Scala Developer
8 36 (5.47%) Administrator
8 36 (5.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 34 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 34 (5.17%) Software Developer
9 34 (5.17%) Software Engineer
10 30 (4.56%) Support Engineer
11 29 (4.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 29 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
12 28 (4.26%) Analyst
13 23 (3.50%) C Developer
13 23 (3.50%) Consultant
13 23 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (24.01%) CSS
2 150 (22.80%) HTML
3 116 (17.63%) REST
4 115 (17.48%) Django
5 105 (15.96%) HTML5
5 105 (15.96%) JSON
6 95 (14.44%) CSS3
7 93 (14.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 90 (13.68%) Ajax
9 83 (12.61%) Spring
10 81 (12.31%) Web Services
11 73 (11.09%) RESTful
12 70 (10.64%) Guice
12 70 (10.64%) Play Framework
13 38 (5.78%) Spring MVC
14 35 (5.32%) XML
15 34 (5.17%) JMS
16 30 (4.56%) .NET
16 30 (4.56%) LAMP
17 28 (4.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.84%) User Experience
3 37 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.56%) Algorithms
5 22 (3.34%) Derivative
6 21 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.19%) Statistics
7 20 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.74%) Clustering
9 16 (2.43%) HACMP
9 16 (2.43%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.28%) Mathematics
10 15 (2.28%) Visualisation
11 11 (1.67%) Cryptography
12 9 (1.37%) PKI
12 9 (1.37%) Smart Energy
13 8 (1.22%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.91%) Smart Meter
14 6 (0.91%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 402 (61.09%) Linux
2 118 (17.93%) Unix
3 91 (13.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 88 (13.37%) Windows
5 34 (5.17%) Ubuntu
6 31 (4.71%) CentOS
7 25 (3.80%) Windows Server
8 21 (3.19%) Mac OS X
9 15 (2.28%) Android
9 15 (2.28%) VMS
9 15 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.98%) Debian
11 12 (1.82%) Solaris
12 9 (1.37%) AIX
12 9 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.30%) SUSE
16 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (24.32%) Configuration Management
3 157 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
4 142 (21.58%) DevOps
5 124 (18.84%) Scrum
6 118 (17.93%) Open Source
7 109 (16.57%) Automated Testing
8 86 (13.07%) Software Engineering
9 75 (11.40%) Responsive Web Design
10 69 (10.49%) Web Design
11 57 (8.66%) Web Development
12 52 (7.90%) Mentoring
13 51 (7.75%) OWASP
14 50 (7.60%) MVC
15 45 (6.84%) OO
16 44 (6.69%) Analytics
17 42 (6.38%) Unit Testing
17 42 (6.38%) Use Case
18 41 (6.23%) ITIL
18 41 (6.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 257 (39.06%) Java
2 210 (31.91%) Ruby
3 130 (19.76%) Perl
4 117 (17.78%) C++
5 113 (17.17%) JavaScript
6 108 (16.41%) C#
7 107 (16.26%) Bash Shell
8 99 (15.05%) Scala
8 99 (15.05%) SQL
9 85 (12.92%) Shell Script
10 75 (11.40%) C
11 69 (10.49%) PowerShell
12 42 (6.38%) PHP
13 31 (4.71%) R
14 14 (2.13%) Jython
15 13 (1.98%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.67%) MATLAB
16 11 (1.67%) T-SQL
17 9 (1.37%) VB
18 8 (1.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 90 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 71 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 51 (7.75%) Degree
4 19 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.28%) MCSE
6 14 (2.13%) CISSP
7 13 (1.98%) GIAC
8 12 (1.82%) CEH
9 10 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.37%) GCIH
11 8 (1.22%) CCNP
11 8 (1.22%) CISM
12 6 (0.91%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.91%) GCIA
12 6 (0.91%) RHCSA
12 6 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.76%) CCNA
13 5 (0.76%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.61%) EMC Certification
14 4 (0.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.41%) QA
2 19 (2.89%) SLA
3 12 (1.82%) FedRAMP
4 9 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (5.02%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.95%) Docker
4 19 (2.89%) Squid
5 15 (2.28%) NFS
5 15 (2.28%) vSphere
6 14 (2.13%) qmail
6 14 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (0.91%) Oracle Clusterware
8 6 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.76%) KVM
9 5 (0.76%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (0.61%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.61%) vCloud
10 4 (0.61%) Xen
11 3 (0.46%) HDFS
11 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.46%) iptables
11 3 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 133 (20.21%) Puppet
2 96 (14.59%) Ansible
3 51 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (4.56%) Graphite
4 30 (4.56%) logstash
5 29 (4.41%) Nagios
6 22 (3.34%) Cacti
7 16 (2.43%) Ganglia
7 16 (2.43%) SCOM
8 15 (2.28%) SCCM
9 14 (2.13%) ZABBIX
10 13 (1.98%) collectd
10 13 (1.98%) Terraform
11 8 (1.22%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.91%) CA Wily
12 6 (0.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 5 (0.76%) Nessus
13 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (0.61%) yum
15 3 (0.46%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 82 (12.46%) Oracle
2 73 (11.09%) Google
2 73 (11.09%) VMware
3 57 (8.66%) Red Hat
4 41 (6.23%) Microsoft
5 36 (5.47%) IBM
6 33 (5.02%) Splunk
7 21 (3.19%) Cisco
8 18 (2.74%) Veritas
9 12 (1.82%) Dell
9 12 (1.82%) HP
10 10 (1.52%) EMC
11 7 (1.06%) Juniper
11 7 (1.06%) Remedy
11 7 (1.06%) Serena
12 5 (0.76%) CA
12 5 (0.76%) Citrix
12 5 (0.76%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.76%) F5
12 5 (0.76%) New Relic
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + 27 days holiday + onsite gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 22 days ago