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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 74 113 147
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +34
Contract jobs citing Python 255 144 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.53% 1.48% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.72% 4.58% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 63 39
Average daily rate
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£350 £369 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +23.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £37.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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
3304 3144 2701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.84% 32.29% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1765 1357
Average daily rate £350 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 115 214
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +23 85 £330 -5.71% 20
Berkshire +61 69 £375 +13.63% 32
Surrey +2 50 £375 -11.49% 23
Oxfordshire -5 16 £300 -14.28% 22
East Sussex - 14 £300 - 8
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £375 -7.40% 3
Kent -5 6 £488 +8.33% 5
West Sussex - 3 - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 237 (47.31%) Linux
2 166 (33.13%) UNIX
3 157 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (26.55%) Perl
5 116 (23.15%) C++
6 108 (21.56%) Software Engineering
7 102 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
8 99 (19.76%) Java
9 98 (19.56%) Jenkins
10 97 (19.36%) JavaScript
11 92 (18.36%) Windows
12 87 (17.37%) Ruby
13 86 (17.17%) SQL
14 85 (16.97%) Git (software)
15 83 (16.57%) Shell Script
16 79 (15.77%) C
17 76 (15.17%) Puppet
18 75 (14.97%) Subversion
19 72 (14.37%) HTML
20 70 (13.97%) Configuration Management
21 69 (13.77%) Security Cleared
22 63 (12.57%) CSS
23 62 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
23 62 (12.38%) Amazon AWS
24 59 (11.78%) XML
25 58 (11.58%) PHP
26 57 (11.38%) DevOps
27 55 (10.98%) SC Cleared
28 52 (10.38%) Django
29 49 (9.78%) PowerShell

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (5.79%) Apache
2 14 (2.79%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.79%) Node.js
3 13 (2.59%) Drupal
3 13 (2.59%) CMS
4 11 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (2.20%) uWSGI
5 10 (2.00%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (1.20%) nginx
7 5 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.80%) IIS
8 4 (0.80%) ArcSDE
8 4 (0.80%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.80%) Confluence
8 4 (0.80%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.60%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.80%) MS Office
2 4 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.20%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (12.38%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.79%) Heroku
4 12 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (2.20%) PaaS
6 8 (1.60%) IaaS
7 6 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.40%) GitHub
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.40%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.20%) Office 365
10 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.58%) Internet
2 42 (8.38%) DNS
3 33 (6.59%) Firewall
4 32 (6.39%) SSL
5 30 (5.99%) LDAP
6 24 (4.79%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.19%) VPN
7 21 (4.19%) WAN
7 21 (4.19%) LAN
8 20 (3.99%) SMTP
9 18 (3.59%) HTTP
10 17 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.20%) Radio Access Network
11 11 (2.20%) SAN
12 9 (1.80%) Ethernet
12 9 (1.80%) NAS
13 8 (1.60%) Network Security
14 7 (1.40%) Modbus
14 7 (1.40%) MQTT
14 7 (1.40%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (8.98%) MySQL
3 32 (6.39%) Relational Database
4 27 (5.39%) MongoDB
5 26 (5.19%) NoSQL
6 24 (4.79%) Hadoop
6 24 (4.79%) RDBMS
7 18 (3.59%) Ingres
8 17 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (3.19%) MarkLogic
10 15 (2.99%) OLTP
10 15 (2.99%) SQL Server
11 12 (2.40%) Big Data
12 5 (1.00%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.80%) DB2
14 2 (0.40%) OLAP
14 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.40%) Star Schema
14 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (19.56%) Jenkins
2 85 (16.97%) Git (software)
3 75 (14.97%) Subversion
4 39 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 36 (7.19%) ClearCase
6 30 (5.99%) Ant
7 27 (5.39%) JUnit
8 25 (4.99%) ClearQuest
9 21 (4.19%) NUnit
9 21 (4.19%) GoogleTest
9 21 (4.19%) CppUnit
10 19 (3.79%) CruiseControl
11 18 (3.59%) Gerrit
12 17 (3.39%) Maven
12 17 (3.39%) JIRA
13 13 (2.59%) Eclipse
14 11 (2.20%) Introscope
14 11 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.80%) Visual Studio
16 6 (1.20%) Checkstyle
General
1 24 (4.79%) Telecoms
2 22 (4.39%) Publishing
3 19 (3.79%) Finance
4 14 (2.79%) Games
5 12 (2.40%) Retail
6 11 (2.20%) Legal
7 7 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.20%) Electronics
9 3 (0.60%) Marketing
9 3 (0.60%) Law
10 2 (0.40%) Military
10 2 (0.40%) Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 214 (42.71%) Developer
2 58 (11.58%) Software Engineer
3 42 (8.38%) Python Developer
4 41 (8.18%) Software Developer
5 39 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (4.79%) C++ Developer
7 22 (4.39%) Administrator
8 20 (3.99%) Analyst
9 19 (3.79%) Web Developer
10 16 (3.19%) Architect
11 15 (2.99%) C++ Software Engineer
11 15 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
12 14 (2.79%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (2.79%) Data Scientist
13 13 (2.59%) Senior Developer
13 13 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (2.59%) PHP Developer
13 13 (2.59%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (2.59%) C Developer
14 11 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.37%) HTML
2 63 (12.57%) CSS
3 59 (11.78%) XML
4 52 (10.38%) Django
5 48 (9.58%) AngularJS
6 35 (6.99%) Web Services
7 34 (6.79%) REST
8 31 (6.19%) XSLT
9 29 (5.79%) jQuery
10 27 (5.39%) Ruby on Rails
11 21 (4.19%) JSON
12 19 (3.79%) Motif
13 18 (3.59%) wxWidgets
13 18 (3.59%) Sass
14 17 (3.39%) HTML5
15 16 (3.19%) .NET
16 14 (2.79%) RESTful
17 12 (2.40%) WebSphere MQ
18 11 (2.20%) J2EE
18 11 (2.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.98%) Open Source
2 33 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.79%) User Experience
4 14 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.40%) Clustering
6 9 (1.80%) Wiki
6 9 (1.80%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.60%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.60%) GIS
8 7 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.40%) HACMP
8 7 (1.40%) Derivative
8 7 (1.40%) Social Media
9 5 (1.00%) Physics
9 5 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.80%) New Media
10 4 (0.80%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.80%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 237 (47.31%) Linux
2 166 (33.13%) UNIX
3 92 (18.36%) Windows
4 28 (5.59%) Mac OS X
5 22 (4.39%) Android
6 21 (4.19%) Solaris
6 21 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.59%) CentOS
8 12 (2.40%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.00%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.80%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.40%) Debian
12 6 (1.20%) AIX
12 6 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.80%) SUSE
14 2 (0.40%) HPUX
15 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (21.56%) Software Engineering
3 102 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (13.97%) Configuration Management
5 57 (11.38%) DevOps
6 41 (8.18%) TDD
7 40 (7.98%) Scrum
8 38 (7.58%) Multithreading
9 37 (7.39%) Project Management
10 36 (7.19%) Web Development
10 36 (7.19%) Analytics
11 31 (6.19%) OO
12 28 (5.59%) UML
13 25 (4.99%) Software Testing
14 23 (4.59%) OOD
15 21 (4.19%) Continuous Delivery
16 20 (3.99%) Integration Testing
17 19 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (3.79%) OOP
17 19 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 133 (26.55%) Perl
2 116 (23.15%) C++
3 99 (19.76%) Java
4 97 (19.36%) JavaScript
5 87 (17.37%) Ruby
6 86 (17.17%) SQL
7 83 (16.57%) Shell Script
8 79 (15.77%) C
9 58 (11.58%) PHP
10 49 (9.78%) PowerShell
11 44 (8.78%) Bash Shell
12 33 (6.59%) C#
13 19 (3.79%) MATLAB
14 18 (3.59%) R
15 17 (3.39%) XQuery
16 15 (2.99%) Golang
17 11 (2.20%) Jython
18 10 (2.00%) VC++
19 8 (1.60%) Objective-C
20 7 (1.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 69 (13.77%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.79%) Degree
4 7 (1.40%) PhD
5 6 (1.20%) RHCT
6 4 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.80%) RHCE
7 1 (0.20%) PMP
7 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.20%) GCIA
7 1 (0.20%) CCNP
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) CISSP
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) HND
7 1 (0.20%) MCSE
7 1 (0.20%) MCTS
7 1 (0.20%) MCITP
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.39%) QA
2 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (3.39%) Sendmail
2 12 (2.40%) NFS
3 11 (2.20%) Shibboleth
4 7 (1.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.80%) qmail
6 4 (0.80%) Postfix
6 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.80%) Docker
7 3 (0.60%) HDFS
8 2 (0.40%) SpamAssassin
8 2 (0.40%) vSphere
8 2 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 76 (15.17%) Puppet
2 35 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.39%) MIMEsweeper
3 17 (3.39%) MAILsweeper
4 14 (2.79%) Nagios
4 14 (2.79%) Ansible
5 6 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.00%) CA Wily
6 5 (1.00%) SELinux
7 4 (0.80%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.40%) Control-M
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.40%) OpenView
8 2 (0.40%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.40%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.20%) Salt
9 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.20%) AppManager
9 1 (0.20%) Nessus
9 1 (0.20%) Nmap
Vendors
1 38 (7.58%) Oracle
2 33 (6.59%) Red Hat
3 26 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.79%) VMware
5 21 (4.19%) NetApp
6 19 (3.79%) Cisco
7 17 (3.39%) IBM
7 17 (3.39%) Juniper
7 17 (3.39%) McAfee
7 17 (3.39%) Websense
7 17 (3.39%) Blue Coat
8 15 (2.99%) Sybase
9 13 (2.59%) Business Objects
9 13 (2.59%) Greenplum
10 9 (1.80%) ESRI
11 7 (1.40%) HP
11 7 (1.40%) Veritas
12 6 (1.20%) Adobe
12 6 (1.20%) Sun
12 6 (1.20%) AppDynamics
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