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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 71 114 151
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +37
Contract jobs citing Python 258 129 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.60% 1.41% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.83% 4.39% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 53 35
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
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
3294 2936 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.23% 32.08% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1612 1264
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 116 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £15.54 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +19 88 £338 -3.57% 35
Berkshire +54 65 £375 +15.38% 22
Surrey 0 51 £363 +22.88% 10
Oxfordshire +2 24 £290 -17.14% 32
East Sussex - 11 £300 - 7
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £388 -4.32% 6
Kent -5 5 £488 +8.33% 7
West Sussex - 5 - - 1
Middlesex 0 1 £400 -4.76%
Isle of Wight - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 238 (48.28%) Linux
2 163 (33.06%) UNIX
3 156 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (27.59%) Perl
5 120 (24.34%) C++
6 112 (22.72%) Software Engineering
7 110 (22.31%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (20.69%) Java
9 101 (20.49%) JavaScript
10 97 (19.68%) Jenkins
11 94 (19.07%) Ruby
12 93 (18.86%) SQL
13 89 (18.05%) Windows
14 88 (17.85%) Git (software)
15 82 (16.63%) Subversion
16 81 (16.43%) C
17 80 (16.23%) Shell Script
18 76 (15.42%) HTML
19 73 (14.81%) Puppet
20 72 (14.60%) Configuration Management
21 68 (13.79%) Security Cleared
22 67 (13.59%) PostgreSQL
23 65 (13.18%) CSS
23 65 (13.18%) XML
24 62 (12.58%) PHP
25 61 (12.37%) DevOps
26 56 (11.36%) SC Cleared
27 48 (9.74%) Django
28 47 (9.53%) Open Source
29 45 (9.13%) PowerShell

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 27 (5.48%) Apache
2 18 (3.65%) Node.js
3 13 (2.64%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.23%) Drupal
4 11 (2.23%) CMS
4 11 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (2.23%) uWSGI
5 8 (1.62%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.22%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (1.22%) nginx
7 4 (0.81%) ArcSDE
7 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.81%) IIS
7 4 (0.81%) Confluence
7 4 (0.81%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.81%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.81%) MS Office
2 4 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.26%) Heroku
4 11 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.23%) PaaS
5 7 (1.42%) IaaS
6 4 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.61%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.41%) GitHub
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.20%) SaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.92%) Internet
2 40 (8.11%) DNS
3 31 (6.29%) SSL
4 28 (5.68%) Firewall
5 27 (5.48%) LDAP
6 24 (4.87%) TCP/IP
7 20 (4.06%) LAN
7 20 (4.06%) WAN
8 18 (3.65%) SMTP
8 18 (3.65%) HTTP
9 17 (3.45%) VPN
10 15 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (2.64%) SAN
12 11 (2.23%) NAS
12 11 (2.23%) Radio Access Network
13 9 (1.83%) Network Security
13 9 (1.83%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.42%) HTTPS
14 7 (1.42%) VLAN
14 7 (1.42%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (13.59%) PostgreSQL
2 40 (8.11%) MySQL
3 29 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.87%) MongoDB
4 24 (4.87%) Ingres
5 22 (4.46%) RDBMS
5 22 (4.46%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.06%) Hadoop
7 17 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (3.25%) MarkLogic
9 14 (2.84%) SQL Server
10 13 (2.64%) OLTP
11 10 (2.03%) Big Data
12 3 (0.61%) DB2
12 3 (0.61%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.41%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.41%) QlikView
13 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 97 (19.68%) Jenkins
2 88 (17.85%) Git (software)
3 82 (16.63%) Subversion
4 42 (8.52%) ClearCase
5 37 (7.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 33 (6.69%) Ant
7 31 (6.29%) ClearQuest
8 27 (5.48%) JUnit
8 27 (5.48%) CppUnit
8 27 (5.48%) NUnit
8 27 (5.48%) GoogleTest
9 25 (5.07%) CruiseControl
10 17 (3.45%) Gerrit
11 15 (3.04%) JIRA
12 14 (2.84%) Maven
13 13 (2.64%) Eclipse
14 11 (2.23%) Introscope
14 11 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (2.03%) Visual Studio
16 9 (1.83%) PHPUnit
General
1 23 (4.67%) Publishing
2 22 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.25%) Finance
4 12 (2.43%) Legal
4 12 (2.43%) Retail
5 9 (1.83%) Games
6 5 (1.01%) Electronics
7 3 (0.61%) Law
8 2 (0.41%) Military
8 2 (0.41%) Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.20%) Advertising
9 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 207 (41.99%) Developer
2 62 (12.58%) Software Engineer
3 43 (8.72%) Software Developer
3 43 (8.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (7.10%) Python Developer
5 23 (4.67%) C++ Developer
6 21 (4.26%) Administrator
7 20 (4.06%) Analyst
8 16 (3.25%) Architect
9 15 (3.04%) PHP Developer
9 15 (3.04%) Linux Administrator
10 14 (2.84%) C Developer
10 14 (2.84%) Web Developer
10 14 (2.84%) Senior Developer
11 13 (2.64%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (2.64%) C++ Software Engineer
11 13 (2.64%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (2.43%) Test Engineer
12 12 (2.43%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (15.42%) HTML
2 65 (13.18%) CSS
2 65 (13.18%) XML
3 48 (9.74%) Django
4 44 (8.92%) AngularJS
5 33 (6.69%) REST
5 33 (6.69%) jQuery
6 32 (6.49%) XSLT
7 27 (5.48%) Web Services
8 26 (5.27%) Ruby on Rails
9 25 (5.07%) Motif
10 24 (4.87%) wxWidgets
11 20 (4.06%) JSON
12 18 (3.65%) HTML5
12 18 (3.65%) Sass
13 17 (3.45%) .NET
14 13 (2.64%) SOAP
14 13 (2.64%) RESTful
15 12 (2.43%) Middleware
15 12 (2.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.53%) Open Source
2 40 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.26%) User Experience
4 18 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.23%) Wiki
5 11 (2.23%) Clustering
6 10 (2.03%) Derivative
7 8 (1.62%) GIS
7 8 (1.62%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.42%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.42%) Social Media
9 6 (1.22%) HACMP
10 5 (1.01%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.01%) Physics
10 5 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.81%) New Media
11 4 (0.81%) Semantic Web
11 4 (0.81%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.61%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 238 (48.28%) Linux
2 163 (33.06%) UNIX
3 89 (18.05%) Windows
4 28 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (5.27%) Mac OS X
6 22 (4.46%) Android
7 18 (3.65%) Solaris
8 17 (3.45%) CentOS
9 12 (2.43%) Ubuntu
9 12 (2.43%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.83%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.42%) Debian
12 6 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.01%) AIX
14 4 (0.81%) SUSE
15 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.41%) HPUX
15 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (22.72%) Software Engineering
3 110 (22.31%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (14.60%) Configuration Management
5 61 (12.37%) DevOps
6 45 (9.13%) TDD
7 40 (8.11%) Project Management
8 39 (7.91%) Scrum
8 39 (7.91%) Multithreading
9 38 (7.71%) Analytics
10 37 (7.51%) OO
11 33 (6.69%) UML
11 33 (6.69%) Web Development
12 29 (5.88%) OOD
13 25 (5.07%) Software Testing
14 24 (4.87%) MVC
15 22 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (4.46%) Integration Testing
16 20 (4.06%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (3.65%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 136 (27.59%) Perl
2 120 (24.34%) C++
3 102 (20.69%) Java
4 101 (20.49%) JavaScript
5 94 (19.07%) Ruby
6 93 (18.86%) SQL
7 81 (16.43%) C
8 80 (16.23%) Shell Script
9 62 (12.58%) PHP
10 45 (9.13%) PowerShell
11 42 (8.52%) Bash Shell
12 33 (6.69%) C#
13 19 (3.85%) MATLAB
14 17 (3.45%) XQuery
15 16 (3.25%) R
16 14 (2.84%) Golang
17 11 (2.23%) Jython
18 9 (1.83%) VC++
19 8 (1.62%) Objective-C
20 7 (1.42%) Korn
Qualifications
1 68 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 56 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.46%) Degree
4 7 (1.42%) PhD
5 6 (1.22%) RHCT
6 4 (0.81%) RHCE
6 4 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.61%) ISEB
8 2 (0.41%) CISSP
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.41%) MCTS
8 2 (0.41%) MCITP
9 1 (0.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.20%) GIAC
9 1 (0.20%) GCIA
9 1 (0.20%) CCIE
9 1 (0.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.49%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.04%) Sendmail
3 11 (2.23%) Shibboleth
3 11 (2.23%) NFS
4 6 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (1.01%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.81%) qmail
6 4 (0.81%) Postfix
7 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.61%) Docker
7 3 (0.61%) HDFS
8 2 (0.41%) Firmware
8 2 (0.41%) vSphere
8 2 (0.41%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.20%) vCloud
9 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 73 (14.81%) Puppet
2 32 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.04%) Nagios
3 15 (3.04%) MIMEsweeper
3 15 (3.04%) MAILsweeper
4 14 (2.84%) Ansible
5 5 (1.01%) SELinux
5 5 (1.01%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.01%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.41%) OpenView
6 2 (0.41%) Control-M
6 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.20%) Salt
7 1 (0.20%) Opsview
7 1 (0.20%) Graphite
7 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.20%) collectd
7 1 (0.20%) AppManager
7 1 (0.20%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 35 (7.10%) Oracle
1 35 (7.10%) Red Hat
2 29 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.87%) VMware
4 19 (3.85%) NetApp
5 17 (3.45%) Cisco
6 15 (3.04%) IBM
6 15 (3.04%) Juniper
6 15 (3.04%) McAfee
6 15 (3.04%) Websense
6 15 (3.04%) Blue Coat
7 13 (2.64%) Greenplum
7 13 (2.64%) Sybase
7 13 (2.64%) Business Objects
8 9 (1.83%) ESRI
9 7 (1.42%) HP
10 6 (1.22%) Veritas
10 6 (1.22%) Adobe
10 6 (1.22%) Sun
10 6 (1.22%) AppDynamics
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day 6 month renewable contract
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £38.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
East Sussex
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £425 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £44 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago