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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 70 118 166
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +48
Contract jobs citing Python 255 124 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.64% 1.40% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.78% 4.37% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 47 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.17% -54.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -31.48%
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
3277 2836 2343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.94% 32.08% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1829 1532 1175
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 120 184
Average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +16 91 £350 - 27
Berkshire +43 55 £375 +0.67% 36
Surrey +2 44 £375 +36.36% 18
Oxfordshire +9 36 £300 -15.78% 23
Buckinghamshire +6 11 £381 - 7
West Sussex - 6 - -
East Sussex - 4 £300 - 6
Middlesex +4 3 £400 -11.11%
Kent - - - - 4
Isle of Wight - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 219 (45.91%) Linux
2 148 (31.03%) UNIX
3 142 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (28.30%) Perl
5 120 (25.16%) C++
6 116 (24.32%) Software Engineering
7 108 (22.64%) Java
8 105 (22.01%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (19.71%) Jenkins
10 91 (19.08%) JavaScript
10 91 (19.08%) SQL
11 89 (18.66%) Ruby
12 82 (17.19%) Subversion
12 82 (17.19%) Git (software)
12 82 (17.19%) Windows
13 81 (16.98%) C
14 75 (15.72%) Shell Script
15 70 (14.68%) HTML
16 66 (13.84%) XML
17 65 (13.63%) Configuration Management
18 64 (13.42%) PostgreSQL
18 64 (13.42%) Security Cleared
19 63 (13.21%) PHP
20 61 (12.79%) Puppet
21 57 (11.95%) CSS
22 55 (11.53%) DevOps
23 52 (10.90%) SC Cleared
24 46 (9.64%) Open Source
25 42 (8.81%) Bash Shell
26 41 (8.60%) ClearCase

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 24 (5.03%) Apache
2 20 (4.19%) Node.js
3 11 (2.31%) uWSGI
3 11 (2.31%) CMS
3 11 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (2.31%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.31%) Drupal
4 6 (1.26%) nginx
4 6 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.26%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.26%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (0.84%) ArcSDE
5 4 (0.84%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.84%) Confluence
6 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.84%) MS Office
2 4 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.21%) assyst
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.98%) Heroku
4 11 (2.31%) PaaS
5 10 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.47%) IaaS
7 5 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.84%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.63%) SaaS
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.42%) GitHub
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.55%) Internet
2 28 (5.87%) DNS
3 25 (5.24%) SSL
4 23 (4.82%) Firewall
4 23 (4.82%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.77%) LAN
5 18 (3.77%) WAN
6 17 (3.56%) LDAP
7 14 (2.94%) HTTP
8 13 (2.73%) Network Security
9 12 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (2.52%) NAS
9 12 (2.52%) VPN
9 12 (2.52%) SMTP
9 12 (2.52%) SAN
10 11 (2.31%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (2.10%) Ethernet
12 9 (1.89%) Wireshark
13 8 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.47%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.42%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (6.92%) MySQL
3 24 (5.03%) Ingres
3 24 (5.03%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.19%) Hadoop
4 20 (4.19%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.56%) RDBMS
7 16 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.52%) SQL Server
9 11 (2.31%) OLTP
10 10 (2.10%) MarkLogic
11 9 (1.89%) Big Data
12 3 (0.63%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.63%) SQLite
13 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.42%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.21%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 94 (19.71%) Jenkins
2 82 (17.19%) Subversion
2 82 (17.19%) Git (software)
3 41 (8.60%) ClearCase
4 32 (6.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 31 (6.50%) ClearQuest
6 30 (6.29%) Ant
7 27 (5.66%) CppUnit
8 26 (5.45%) NUnit
8 26 (5.45%) GoogleTest
9 25 (5.24%) CruiseControl
10 22 (4.61%) JUnit
11 17 (3.56%) Gerrit
12 14 (2.94%) JIRA
12 14 (2.94%) Maven
12 14 (2.94%) Eclipse
13 11 (2.31%) PHPUnit
13 11 (2.31%) Introscope
14 10 (2.10%) Visual Studio
15 6 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (3.98%) Publishing
1 19 (3.98%) Telecoms
2 13 (2.73%) Games
3 12 (2.52%) Retail
3 12 (2.52%) Finance
4 7 (1.47%) Legal
5 6 (1.26%) Electronics
6 3 (0.63%) Automotive
6 3 (0.63%) Law
7 2 (0.42%) Military
8 1 (0.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 198 (41.51%) Developer
2 59 (12.37%) Software Engineer
3 44 (9.22%) Software Developer
4 41 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (6.08%) Python Developer
6 22 (4.61%) C++ Developer
7 19 (3.98%) Administrator
8 18 (3.77%) Analyst
9 17 (3.56%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.35%) PHP Developer
10 16 (3.35%) Architect
11 15 (3.14%) Test Engineer
12 13 (2.73%) Tester
12 13 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (2.52%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (2.31%) Data Scientist
14 11 (2.31%) Web Developer
14 11 (2.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 11 (2.31%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (14.68%) HTML
2 66 (13.84%) XML
3 57 (11.95%) CSS
4 40 (8.39%) Django
4 40 (8.39%) AngularJS
5 34 (7.13%) jQuery
6 31 (6.50%) XSLT
7 27 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails
8 24 (5.03%) wxWidgets
8 24 (5.03%) Motif
9 23 (4.82%) REST
10 21 (4.40%) Web Services
11 19 (3.98%) HTML5
12 17 (3.56%) JSON
13 14 (2.94%) .NET
14 13 (2.73%) Middleware
14 13 (2.73%) SOAP
15 12 (2.52%) Sass
16 11 (2.31%) Regular Expression
16 11 (2.31%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.64%) Open Source
2 36 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.35%) User Experience
5 12 (2.52%) Mathematics
6 11 (2.31%) Physics
6 11 (2.31%) Wiki
7 10 (2.10%) Derivative
8 9 (1.89%) GIS
8 9 (1.89%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.47%) Social Media
10 6 (1.26%) Clustering
11 5 (1.05%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.84%) Semantic Web
12 4 (0.84%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.84%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.84%) New Media
13 3 (0.63%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 219 (45.91%) Linux
2 148 (31.03%) UNIX
3 82 (17.19%) Windows
4 26 (5.45%) Android
5 25 (5.24%) Mac OS X
5 25 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.35%) Apple iOS
7 15 (3.14%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.73%) Solaris
8 13 (2.73%) CentOS
9 9 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.84%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.84%) SUSE
11 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.63%) Debian
13 2 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (24.32%) Software Engineering
3 105 (22.01%) Continuous Integration
4 65 (13.63%) Configuration Management
5 55 (11.53%) DevOps
6 40 (8.39%) OO
6 40 (8.39%) Multithreading
6 40 (8.39%) Analytics
7 38 (7.97%) TDD
8 37 (7.76%) Project Management
9 35 (7.34%) UML
10 32 (6.71%) Web Development
11 31 (6.50%) Scrum
12 28 (5.87%) OOD
13 26 (5.45%) MVC
14 24 (5.03%) Software Testing
15 22 (4.61%) Integration Testing
16 17 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (3.35%) Test Automation
18 15 (3.14%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 135 (28.30%) Perl
2 120 (25.16%) C++
3 108 (22.64%) Java
4 91 (19.08%) JavaScript
4 91 (19.08%) SQL
5 89 (18.66%) Ruby
6 81 (16.98%) C
7 75 (15.72%) Shell Script
8 63 (13.21%) PHP
9 42 (8.81%) Bash Shell
10 38 (7.97%) PowerShell
11 33 (6.92%) C#
12 22 (4.61%) MATLAB
13 15 (3.14%) R
13 15 (3.14%) XQuery
14 11 (2.31%) Jython
15 8 (1.68%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.26%) Korn
16 6 (1.26%) IronPython
17 5 (1.05%) VC++
Qualifications
1 64 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.40%) Degree
4 11 (2.31%) PhD
5 8 (1.68%) VCP4
6 7 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.26%) RHCT
8 5 (1.05%) ISEB
9 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.42%) CCIE
10 2 (0.42%) HND
11 1 (0.21%) CCNP
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.21%) CISSP
11 1 (0.21%) GIAC
11 1 (0.21%) MCTS
11 1 (0.21%) MCITP
11 1 (0.21%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.71%) QA
2 5 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.52%) Sendmail
3 11 (2.31%) Shibboleth
4 9 (1.89%) NFS
5 5 (1.05%) Docker
5 5 (1.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.84%) LXC
7 3 (0.63%) vSphere
7 3 (0.63%) HDFS
8 2 (0.42%) Firmware
8 2 (0.42%) vCloud
9 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.21%) Nmap
9 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 61 (12.79%) Puppet
2 23 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.94%) Nagios
4 13 (2.73%) Ansible
5 12 (2.52%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (2.52%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (1.05%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.63%) WSUS
8 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.21%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.21%) Graphite
9 1 (0.21%) SELinux
9 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.21%) collectd
9 1 (0.21%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) Opsview
9 1 (0.21%) Netcool
9 1 (0.21%) AppManager
Vendors
1 29 (6.08%) Oracle
1 29 (6.08%) Red Hat
2 25 (5.24%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.40%) VMware
4 16 (3.35%) Cisco
4 16 (3.35%) NetApp
5 13 (2.73%) Business Objects
5 13 (2.73%) Greenplum
6 12 (2.52%) Blue Coat
6 12 (2.52%) IBM
6 12 (2.52%) Juniper
6 12 (2.52%) Websense
6 12 (2.52%) McAfee
7 11 (2.31%) Sybase
8 8 (1.68%) ESRI
9 7 (1.47%) Google
10 6 (1.26%) Adobe
10 6 (1.26%) Hitachi
10 6 (1.26%) HP
10 6 (1.26%) AppDynamics
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