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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 43 108 106
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 353 190 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.01% 1.94% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.94% 5.54% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 93 94
Median daily rate £450 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £32.56 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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
3228 3427 2965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 36.67% 35.04% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2026 2179 1635
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 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 104 105
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £20.25 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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
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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 +26 86 £450 +7.78% 25
Berkshire +12 64 £500 +25.00% 36
Hampshire +35 63 £394 +8.62% 29
Oxfordshire +21 54 £395 -21.78% 29
Buckinghamshire +43 37 £363 -13.43% 3
East Sussex +17 17 £500 +70.21% 7
West Sussex +12 13 £475 +52.00%
Middlesex +8 9 £450 +28.57% 3
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Sussex 0 1 £500 - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 401 (60.03%) Linux
2 274 (41.02%) Java
3 262 (39.22%) Ruby
4 218 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (32.34%) Git (software)
6 197 (29.49%) Jenkins
7 194 (29.04%) Continuous Integration
8 184 (27.54%) DevOps
9 146 (21.86%) Subversion
10 145 (21.71%) Puppet
11 143 (21.41%) Open Source
12 142 (21.26%) HTML
13 129 (19.31%) JSON
14 128 (19.16%) CSS
15 126 (18.86%) Perl
15 126 (18.86%) Scala
16 115 (17.22%) Configuration Management
17 112 (16.77%) HTML5
18 111 (16.62%) Ansible
19 106 (15.87%) Scrum
20 100 (14.97%) REST
21 98 (14.67%) Opscode Chef
21 98 (14.67%) Unix
22 96 (14.37%) HTTP
23 94 (14.07%) JavaScript
23 94 (14.07%) C++
23 94 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
24 93 (13.92%) Django
25 91 (13.62%) Ruby on Rails
25 91 (13.62%) Automated Testing

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 89 (13.32%) Tomcat
2 66 (9.88%) Apache
3 65 (9.73%) WebLogic
4 51 (7.63%) WebSphere
5 42 (6.29%) Confluence
6 38 (5.69%) OpenStack
7 34 (5.09%) Apache Spark
8 18 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (2.54%) JBoss
10 15 (2.25%) Apache Pig
11 14 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
12 13 (1.95%) SAS
13 8 (1.20%) nginx
14 7 (1.05%) Apache Solr
14 7 (1.05%) IIS
15 6 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.60%) Drupal
16 4 (0.60%) SharePoint
17 3 (0.45%) ArcGIS
17 3 (0.45%) Jetty
Applications
1 19 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.35%) MS Office
2 9 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.90%) SPSS
4 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) Stata
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Odoo
3 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 94 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (7.34%) PaaS
3 41 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (3.29%) IaaS
6 19 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (2.40%) Amazon S3
9 14 (2.10%) SaaS
10 8 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (0.75%) GitHub
12 4 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.60%) Heroku
13 3 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.45%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (14.37%) HTTP
2 33 (4.94%) DNS
3 26 (3.89%) TCP/IP
4 24 (3.59%) Firewall
5 21 (3.14%) LDAP
5 21 (3.14%) SSL
6 17 (2.54%) VPN
7 14 (2.10%) DHCP
7 14 (2.10%) Internet
8 12 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (1.50%) SMTP
10 8 (1.20%) SSH
11 7 (1.05%) IPsec
11 7 (1.05%) SNMP
12 6 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.90%) DVB
12 6 (0.90%) FTP
12 6 (0.90%) MPLS
12 6 (0.90%) Network Security
12 6 (0.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.98%) MySQL
2 53 (7.93%) MongoDB
3 52 (7.78%) Relational Database
4 46 (6.89%) Hadoop
5 40 (5.99%) NoSQL
6 39 (5.84%) Big Data
7 33 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (4.19%) SQL Server
9 23 (3.44%) Oracle Database
10 22 (3.29%) HBase
11 17 (2.54%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.50%) Impala
13 10 (1.50%) KDB
13 10 (1.50%) Redis
13 10 (1.50%) Sqoop
14 8 (1.20%) GIS
15 6 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 216 (32.34%) Git (software)
2 197 (29.49%) Jenkins
3 146 (21.86%) Subversion
4 81 (12.13%) JUnit
5 58 (8.68%) JIRA
6 49 (7.34%) Selenium
7 39 (5.84%) Vagrant
8 38 (5.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 36 (5.39%) Maven
10 34 (5.09%) NUnit
11 33 (4.94%) TeamCity
12 29 (4.34%) Gradle
13 28 (4.19%) Ant
14 17 (2.54%) GoogleTest
15 16 (2.40%) MSBuild
16 14 (2.10%) ClearCase
16 14 (2.10%) SpecFlow
17 13 (1.95%) CppUnit
18 12 (1.80%) Eclipse
19 10 (1.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (13.02%) Finance
2 20 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.54%) Retail
4 15 (2.25%) Banking
5 10 (1.50%) Front Office
6 8 (1.20%) Marketing
7 7 (1.05%) Military
8 6 (0.90%) Electronics
9 5 (0.75%) Publishing
10 4 (0.60%) Advertising
10 4 (0.60%) Law
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) Billing
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 240 (35.93%) Developer
2 115 (17.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 85 (12.72%) Java Developer
4 61 (9.13%) Scala Developer
5 60 (8.98%) Administrator
6 51 (7.63%) Linux Engineer
7 40 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
8 38 (5.69%) Java Scala Developer
9 33 (4.94%) Software Developer
9 33 (4.94%) Software Engineer
10 32 (4.79%) Python Developer
11 30 (4.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 29 (4.34%) Analyst
12 29 (4.34%) Senior DevOps
13 27 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
14 25 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (3.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 21 (3.14%) Web Developer
17 20 (2.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 19 (2.84%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (21.26%) HTML
2 129 (19.31%) JSON
3 128 (19.16%) CSS
4 112 (16.77%) HTML5
5 100 (14.97%) REST
6 93 (13.92%) Django
7 91 (13.62%) Ruby on Rails
8 81 (12.13%) Ajax
8 81 (12.13%) CSS3
9 75 (11.23%) Spring
10 68 (10.18%) Play Framework
11 61 (9.13%) Guice
12 60 (8.98%) Web Services
13 56 (8.38%) RESTful
14 50 (7.49%) AngularJS
15 40 (5.99%) Middleware
16 39 (5.84%) XML
17 38 (5.69%) RabbitMQ
18 34 (5.09%) JMS
18 34 (5.09%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.09%) Algorithms
3 30 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.19%) Private Cloud
5 27 (4.04%) User Experience
6 26 (3.89%) Data Centre
6 26 (3.89%) Visualisation
7 25 (3.74%) Statistics
8 18 (2.69%) Derivative
9 17 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (2.10%) Clustering
11 11 (1.65%) Mathematics
12 10 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (1.50%) EMC VNX
12 10 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 7 (1.05%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.90%) Smart Energy
15 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.75%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.75%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 401 (60.03%) Linux
2 98 (14.67%) Unix
3 73 (10.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 73 (10.93%) Windows
4 38 (5.69%) CentOS
5 30 (4.49%) Ubuntu
6 16 (2.40%) Mac OS X
7 15 (2.25%) Windows Server
8 14 (2.10%) Debian
9 13 (1.95%) Solaris
9 13 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.50%) AIX
11 9 (1.35%) VMS
12 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (1.05%) Android
14 6 (0.90%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.75%) SUSE
16 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (29.04%) Continuous Integration
3 184 (27.54%) DevOps
4 143 (21.41%) Open Source
5 115 (17.22%) Configuration Management
6 106 (15.87%) Scrum
7 91 (13.62%) Automated Testing
8 82 (12.28%) Software Engineering
9 61 (9.13%) Web Development
10 59 (8.83%) Web Design
11 58 (8.68%) Responsive Web Design
12 48 (7.19%) OO
13 47 (7.04%) ITIL
14 46 (6.89%) Mentoring
15 44 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
15 44 (6.59%) OWASP
16 43 (6.44%) MVC
17 37 (5.54%) TDD
18 36 (5.39%) Test Automation
19 33 (4.94%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 274 (41.02%) Java
2 262 (39.22%) Ruby
3 126 (18.86%) Perl
3 126 (18.86%) Scala
4 94 (14.07%) C++
4 94 (14.07%) JavaScript
5 90 (13.47%) C#
5 90 (13.47%) SQL
6 88 (13.17%) Bash Shell
7 69 (10.33%) PowerShell
8 68 (10.18%) C
9 62 (9.28%) Shell Script
10 37 (5.54%) PHP
11 20 (2.99%) R
12 14 (2.10%) Go
13 12 (1.80%) Jython
13 12 (1.80%) Korn
13 12 (1.80%) VB
14 6 (0.90%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 90 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 73 (10.93%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.89%) Degree
4 17 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.40%) CCNP
6 14 (2.10%) CEH
6 14 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (1.95%) CISSP
7 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.80%) CCNA
8 12 (1.80%) RHCE
9 11 (1.65%) CISM
9 11 (1.65%) GIAC
10 9 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.35%) GCIA
10 9 (1.35%) GCIH
10 9 (1.35%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.35%) MCSE
10 9 (1.35%) RHCSA
11 7 (1.05%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.54%) QA
2 9 (1.35%) SLA
3 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.15%) MISRA
5 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
System Software
1 61 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (8.98%) Docker
3 42 (6.29%) vSphere
4 26 (3.89%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.80%) HDFS
6 9 (1.35%) vCloud
7 8 (1.20%) Apache Flume
7 8 (1.20%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.05%) NFS
9 6 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.75%) SpamAssassin
10 5 (0.75%) Squid
10 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.45%) KVM
12 3 (0.45%) Postfix
12 3 (0.45%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.45%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 145 (21.71%) Puppet
2 111 (16.62%) Ansible
3 98 (14.67%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (3.44%) Nagios
5 11 (1.65%) CA Wily
6 10 (1.50%) SCCM
7 9 (1.35%) Packer
7 9 (1.35%) SCOM
8 8 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (1.05%) Cacti
10 6 (0.90%) Control-M
10 6 (0.90%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.60%) Kibana
11 4 (0.60%) logstash
11 4 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.30%) Grafana
13 2 (0.30%) Oozie
13 2 (0.30%) Salt
13 2 (0.30%) yum
Vendors
1 83 (12.43%) Oracle
2 80 (11.98%) VMware
3 65 (9.73%) Google
4 55 (8.23%) IBM
5 45 (6.74%) Red Hat
6 32 (4.79%) Microsoft
7 27 (4.04%) Cisco
8 16 (2.40%) EMC
8 16 (2.40%) Perforce
9 12 (1.80%) Cloudera
10 11 (1.65%) HP
11 10 (1.50%) Splunk
12 8 (1.20%) Juniper
12 8 (1.20%) Rackspace
13 7 (1.05%) SaltStack
14 6 (0.90%) Veritas
15 5 (0.75%) Citrix
15 5 (0.75%) Dell
15 5 (0.75%) LANDesk
15 5 (0.75%) SolarWinds
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