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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 44 92 107
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +15
Contract jobs citing Python 347 217 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.93% 2.27% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.97% 6.48% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 123 88
Median daily rate £438 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £293 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £30.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £52.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.27% +30.83%
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
3163 3347 2942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.85% 35.03% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1959 2121 1600
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 87 97
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Surrey +12 77 £450 +43.42% 28
Hampshire +32 71 £388 +4.72% 17
Berkshire +7 62 £475 +18.75% 30
Oxfordshire +7 40 £390 -14.75% 24
Buckinghamshire +40 34 £340 -18.80% 6
West Sussex +20 32 £475 +11.76% 2
East Sussex 0 12 £400 +33.33% 11
Middlesex -2 5 £400 +14.28% 3
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Kent +8 2 £445 -13.17%
Sussex -2 1 £500 -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 415 (60.94%) Linux
2 276 (40.53%) Ruby
3 274 (40.23%) Java
4 233 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
5 206 (30.25%) Git (software)
6 195 (28.63%) Continuous Integration
7 189 (27.75%) Jenkins
8 173 (25.40%) DevOps
9 158 (23.20%) HTML
10 146 (21.44%) Puppet
11 145 (21.29%) CSS
12 142 (20.85%) Open Source
13 139 (20.41%) Subversion
14 131 (19.24%) JSON
15 129 (18.94%) Scala
16 128 (18.80%) Perl
17 123 (18.06%) HTML5
18 120 (17.62%) Configuration Management
19 119 (17.47%) REST
20 114 (16.74%) Scrum
21 109 (16.01%) Django
22 108 (15.86%) Unix
22 108 (15.86%) HTTP
23 107 (15.71%) JavaScript
24 106 (15.57%) Ansible
25 104 (15.27%) Ruby on Rails
26 103 (15.12%) Automated Testing
27 101 (14.83%) C#
27 101 (14.83%) Security Cleared
28 95 (13.95%) Opscode Chef

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 84 (12.33%) Tomcat
2 63 (9.25%) WebLogic
3 55 (8.08%) Apache
4 50 (7.34%) Confluence
5 43 (6.31%) OpenStack
6 38 (5.58%) WebSphere
7 30 (4.41%) Apache Spark
8 17 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (2.35%) Apache Pig
10 15 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (1.76%) SAS
12 11 (1.62%) IIS
13 10 (1.47%) JBoss
14 7 (1.03%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.59%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.59%) nginx
17 2 (0.29%) Drupal
17 2 (0.29%) GlassFish
17 2 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 22 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.32%) MS Office
2 9 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.03%) SPSS
4 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.29%) Magento
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Odoo
3 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 88 (12.92%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (6.46%) PaaS
4 25 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (3.67%) IaaS
5 22 (3.23%) SaaS
6 16 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.62%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (0.73%) GitHub
11 5 (0.73%) Heroku
12 4 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.59%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 108 (15.86%) HTTP
2 37 (5.43%) DNS
3 32 (4.70%) TCP/IP
4 26 (3.82%) Firewall
5 24 (3.52%) SSL
6 23 (3.38%) LDAP
7 16 (2.35%) DHCP
7 16 (2.35%) Internet
8 13 (1.91%) VPN
9 12 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (1.47%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.32%) Kerberos
11 9 (1.32%) SSH
12 8 (1.17%) IPsec
12 8 (1.17%) MPLS
13 7 (1.03%) DVB
13 7 (1.03%) SMTP
14 6 (0.88%) FTP
14 6 (0.88%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.28%) MySQL
2 54 (7.93%) Hadoop
3 53 (7.78%) Relational Database
4 48 (7.05%) MongoDB
5 41 (6.02%) Big Data
6 39 (5.73%) NoSQL
7 29 (4.26%) SQL Server
8 28 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (3.38%) Oracle Database
10 21 (3.08%) HBase
11 18 (2.64%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.62%) KDB
13 11 (1.62%) Redis
14 10 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.47%) Impala
14 10 (1.47%) Sqoop
15 7 (1.03%) GIS
16 6 (0.88%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 206 (30.25%) Git (software)
2 189 (27.75%) Jenkins
3 139 (20.41%) Subversion
4 93 (13.66%) JUnit
5 67 (9.84%) JIRA
6 42 (6.17%) Vagrant
7 41 (6.02%) Maven
8 39 (5.73%) Selenium
9 37 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 34 (4.99%) Ant
11 30 (4.41%) NUnit
12 23 (3.38%) TeamCity
13 21 (3.08%) GoogleTest
13 21 (3.08%) Gradle
14 16 (2.35%) ClearCase
15 15 (2.20%) CppUnit
15 15 (2.20%) Eclipse
16 12 (1.76%) Cucumber
16 12 (1.76%) Visual Studio
17 9 (1.32%) Hudson
General
1 84 (12.33%) Finance
2 19 (2.79%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.64%) Retail
4 16 (2.35%) Banking
5 11 (1.62%) Front Office
6 8 (1.17%) Marketing
7 6 (0.88%) Electronics
7 6 (0.88%) Military
8 4 (0.59%) Advertising
8 4 (0.59%) Law
9 3 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 259 (38.03%) Developer
2 110 (16.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 74 (10.87%) Java Developer
4 69 (10.13%) Scala Developer
5 58 (8.52%) Administrator
6 51 (7.49%) Linux Engineer
7 43 (6.31%) Python Developer
8 40 (5.87%) Systems Administrator
9 39 (5.73%) Java Scala Developer
10 36 (5.29%) Software Developer
11 33 (4.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 29 (4.26%) Software Engineer
13 27 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
14 25 (3.67%) Analyst
14 25 (3.67%) Senior DevOps
15 22 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 20 (2.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 19 (2.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 19 (2.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (23.20%) HTML
2 145 (21.29%) CSS
3 131 (19.24%) JSON
4 123 (18.06%) HTML5
5 119 (17.47%) REST
6 109 (16.01%) Django
7 104 (15.27%) Ruby on Rails
8 94 (13.80%) Ajax
9 92 (13.51%) CSS3
10 84 (12.33%) Spring
11 77 (11.31%) Play Framework
12 71 (10.43%) Guice
13 60 (8.81%) RESTful
14 57 (8.37%) Web Services
15 41 (6.02%) AngularJS
15 41 (6.02%) XML
16 39 (5.73%) Middleware
16 39 (5.73%) Spring MVC
17 38 (5.58%) RabbitMQ
18 36 (5.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.02%) Algorithms
3 36 (5.29%) User Experience
4 32 (4.70%) Computer Science
5 30 (4.41%) Data Centre
6 27 (3.96%) Private Cloud
7 26 (3.82%) Visualisation
8 24 (3.52%) Statistics
9 20 (2.94%) Derivative
10 18 (2.64%) Clustering
11 15 (2.20%) Mathematics
12 12 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.62%) Hedge funds
14 9 (1.32%) Cryptography
14 9 (1.32%) EMC VNX
15 8 (1.17%) HACMP
16 7 (1.03%) Smart Energy
16 7 (1.03%) VCE vBlock
17 6 (0.88%) Smart Meter
18 5 (0.73%) STB
Operating Systems
1 415 (60.94%) Linux
2 108 (15.86%) Unix
3 91 (13.36%) Windows
4 83 (12.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (5.14%) CentOS
6 28 (4.11%) Ubuntu
7 21 (3.08%) Mac OS X
8 17 (2.50%) Windows Server
9 13 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.76%) Debian
11 11 (1.62%) Solaris
12 10 (1.47%) AIX
12 10 (1.47%) VMS
13 8 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (1.03%) Android
15 6 (0.88%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.73%) SUSE
17 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.29%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (28.63%) Continuous Integration
3 173 (25.40%) DevOps
4 142 (20.85%) Open Source
5 120 (17.62%) Configuration Management
6 114 (16.74%) Scrum
7 103 (15.12%) Automated Testing
8 89 (13.07%) Software Engineering
9 68 (9.99%) Responsive Web Design
10 67 (9.84%) Web Design
11 62 (9.10%) Web Development
12 55 (8.08%) Mentoring
13 52 (7.64%) ITIL
13 52 (7.64%) MVC
13 52 (7.64%) OO
14 50 (7.34%) OWASP
15 44 (6.46%) TDD
16 38 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 35 (5.14%) Unit Testing
18 34 (4.99%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 276 (40.53%) Ruby
2 274 (40.23%) Java
3 129 (18.94%) Scala
4 128 (18.80%) Perl
5 107 (15.71%) JavaScript
6 101 (14.83%) C#
7 94 (13.80%) SQL
8 92 (13.51%) Bash Shell
9 90 (13.22%) C++
10 74 (10.87%) PowerShell
11 70 (10.28%) C
12 64 (9.40%) Shell Script
13 34 (4.99%) PHP
14 23 (3.38%) R
15 13 (1.91%) Jython
15 13 (1.91%) Korn
16 12 (1.76%) MATLAB
17 11 (1.62%) Go
18 9 (1.32%) T-SQL
19 8 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 83 (12.19%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.20%) Degree
4 19 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.64%) CCNP
5 18 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (2.06%) CCNA
8 12 (1.76%) MCSE
9 11 (1.62%) CISSP
9 11 (1.62%) RHCE
9 11 (1.62%) RHCSA
10 10 (1.47%) CEH
10 10 (1.47%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.32%) GIAC
12 8 (1.17%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.03%) AWS Certification
13 7 (1.03%) CISM
13 7 (1.03%) GCIH
14 6 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.79%) QA
2 9 (1.32%) SLA
3 7 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 60 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (6.31%) Docker
3 42 (6.17%) vSphere
4 24 (3.52%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.76%) HDFS
6 9 (1.32%) NFS
6 9 (1.32%) vCloud
7 8 (1.17%) Apache Flume
8 7 (1.03%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.88%) Squid
10 5 (0.73%) SpamAssassin
10 5 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.59%) KVM
11 4 (0.59%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.44%) iptables
12 3 (0.44%) Postfix
12 3 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 146 (21.44%) Puppet
2 106 (15.57%) Ansible
3 95 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (3.52%) Nagios
5 12 (1.76%) CA Wily
6 10 (1.47%) SCOM
7 9 (1.32%) SCCM
8 8 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (1.03%) Cacti
10 6 (0.88%) Control-M
10 6 (0.88%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 3 (0.44%) Kibana
12 3 (0.44%) logstash
12 3 (0.44%) Nessus
12 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.29%) Bacula
13 2 (0.29%) Oozie
13 2 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 95 (13.95%) Oracle
2 84 (12.33%) VMware
3 77 (11.31%) Google
4 55 (8.08%) Red Hat
5 54 (7.93%) IBM
6 36 (5.29%) Microsoft
7 27 (3.96%) Cisco
8 19 (2.79%) EMC
9 11 (1.62%) Cloudera
9 11 (1.62%) Splunk
10 10 (1.47%) HP
11 9 (1.32%) Veritas
12 8 (1.17%) Citrix
12 8 (1.17%) Juniper
12 8 (1.17%) Rackspace
12 8 (1.17%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.88%) Dell
13 6 (0.88%) Perforce
14 5 (0.73%) F5
14 5 (0.73%) LANDesk
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Brighton
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago