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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 107 110 133
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +23
Contract jobs citing Python 185 152 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.87% 1.66% 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.36% 5.06% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 94 61
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£400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £28.30 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £40.00 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
3450 3005 3074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.81% 32.86% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2190 1657 1617
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 113 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.74 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Berkshire +22 53 £400 +33.33% 28
Surrey +6 48 £425 +112.50% 20
Oxfordshire -16 26 £520 +55.22% 24
Hampshire -40 23 £366 -8.43% 33
Kent +12 11 £400 -27.27% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £425 +21.42% 12
East Sussex +1 9 £288 -17.85% 9
West Sussex -12 3 £313 -45.17%
Middlesex - 2 £350 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 212 (48.74%) Linux
2 153 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (27.59%) UNIX
4 111 (25.52%) Java
5 102 (23.45%) Perl
6 94 (21.61%) JavaScript
7 93 (21.38%) Oracle
8 83 (19.08%) Git (software)
8 83 (19.08%) Jenkins
9 81 (18.62%) C++
10 77 (17.70%) SQL
10 77 (17.70%) Windows
10 77 (17.70%) Puppet
11 76 (17.47%) Bash Shell
12 75 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
13 73 (16.78%) Ruby
14 68 (15.63%) DevOps
15 65 (14.94%) C
16 62 (14.25%) HTML
17 59 (13.56%) Subversion
18 57 (13.10%) Software Engineering
18 57 (13.10%) Security Cleared
18 57 (13.10%) Shell Script
19 55 (12.64%) CSS
20 54 (12.41%) Web Services
21 52 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
22 48 (11.03%) Configuration Management
23 47 (10.80%) Scrum
24 46 (10.57%) Red Hat
25 44 (10.11%) Relational Database

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (7.59%) Apache
2 23 (5.29%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.14%) OpenStack
4 17 (3.91%) Oracle Spatial
5 15 (3.45%) WebLogic
6 14 (3.22%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.99%) IIS
8 11 (2.53%) Node.js
9 9 (2.07%) nginx
10 8 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (1.84%) SAS
11 5 (1.15%) CMS
11 5 (1.15%) Drupal
12 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.69%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.46%) ArcIMS
13 2 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.92%) MS Office
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.69%) Maya
3 3 (0.69%) 3ds Max
3 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.84%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.15%) Cordys
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (3.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 10 (2.30%) Heroku
6 9 (2.07%) IaaS
7 8 (1.84%) SoftLayer
7 8 (1.84%) Sumo Logic
8 7 (1.61%) PaaS
9 4 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.46%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.74%) DNS
2 32 (7.36%) SSL
3 31 (7.13%) Internet
4 30 (6.90%) Firewall
5 29 (6.67%) LDAP
6 28 (6.44%) VPN
7 22 (5.06%) SAN
8 19 (4.37%) WAN
9 18 (4.14%) LAN
10 17 (3.91%) TCP/IP
11 15 (3.45%) HTTP
11 15 (3.45%) SMTP
12 14 (3.22%) DHCP
13 13 (2.99%) SSH
14 12 (2.76%) SNMP
15 10 (2.30%) Wireless
16 8 (1.84%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.84%) FCoE
16 8 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
17 7 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.11%) Relational Database
2 39 (8.97%) SQL Server
3 38 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (8.51%) MySQL
5 22 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 21 (4.83%) MongoDB
7 20 (4.60%) NoSQL
8 18 (4.14%) RDBMS
9 16 (3.68%) Big Data
10 15 (3.45%) DB2
11 12 (2.76%) OLTP
12 10 (2.30%) Data Mining
12 10 (2.30%) MarkLogic
13 9 (2.07%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.38%) SSDT
16 3 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
16 3 (0.69%) HBase
17 2 (0.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 83 (19.08%) Git (software)
1 83 (19.08%) Jenkins
2 59 (13.56%) Subversion
3 38 (8.74%) Maven
4 31 (7.13%) JIRA
5 28 (6.44%) Ant
6 26 (5.98%) TeamCity
7 19 (4.37%) Hudson
8 18 (4.14%) JUnit
9 16 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (2.99%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.07%) Visual Studio
12 9 (2.07%) NUnit
12 9 (2.07%) Selenium
12 9 (2.07%) GoogleTest
13 8 (1.84%) ANTLR
13 8 (1.84%) VisualVM
13 8 (1.84%) YourKit
14 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (5.52%) Finance
2 22 (5.06%) Publishing
3 18 (4.14%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.91%) Banking
5 14 (3.22%) Games
6 10 (2.30%) Legal
7 8 (1.84%) Electronics
7 8 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.15%) Marketing
9 4 (0.92%) Military
9 4 (0.92%) Back Office
10 3 (0.69%) Billing
11 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.46%) Retail
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 170 (39.08%) Developer
2 40 (9.20%) Administrator
3 38 (8.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (8.28%) Python Developer
4 36 (8.28%) Software Engineer
5 27 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
6 25 (5.75%) Analyst
6 25 (5.75%) Architect
7 23 (5.29%) C Developer
7 23 (5.29%) Linux Administrator
8 22 (5.06%) Java Developer
9 21 (4.83%) C++ Developer
10 20 (4.60%) Web Developer
11 18 (4.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 17 (3.91%) Senior Developer
12 17 (3.91%) C++ Software Engineer
13 15 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
14 11 (2.53%) Cloud Architect
15 10 (2.30%) JavaScript Developer
15 10 (2.30%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.25%) HTML
2 55 (12.64%) CSS
3 54 (12.41%) Web Services
4 42 (9.66%) AngularJS
5 37 (8.51%) XML
6 36 (8.28%) REST
7 33 (7.59%) .NET
8 32 (7.36%) Spring
9 27 (6.21%) Django
10 21 (4.83%) JSON
11 19 (4.37%) EJB
11 19 (4.37%) XSLT
12 18 (4.14%) jQuery
12 18 (4.14%) XACML
13 17 (3.91%) Ruby on Rails
14 16 (3.68%) Apache Thrift
15 15 (3.45%) Hibernate
15 15 (3.45%) STL
16 14 (3.22%) Spring MVC
17 13 (2.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.37%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.14%) GIS
4 17 (3.91%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (3.91%) User Experience
5 14 (3.22%) Clustering
6 13 (2.99%) Statistics
7 11 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.30%) PKI
8 10 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.07%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.84%) HACMP
10 8 (1.84%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Derivative
12 4 (0.92%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.69%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.69%) Animation
13 3 (0.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 212 (48.74%) Linux
2 120 (27.59%) UNIX
3 77 (17.70%) Windows
4 38 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (4.60%) CentOS
6 15 (3.45%) AIX
6 15 (3.45%) Solaris
7 10 (2.30%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.84%) Android
10 6 (1.38%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.38%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.15%) Debian
12 4 (0.92%) Fedora
12 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.92%) SUSE
13 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.69%) VMS
14 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (15.63%) DevOps
3 57 (13.10%) Software Engineering
4 52 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (11.03%) Configuration Management
6 47 (10.80%) Scrum
7 35 (8.05%) TDD
8 29 (6.67%) Multithreading
9 24 (5.52%) Unit Testing
10 22 (5.06%) SDLC
11 19 (4.37%) Software Deployment
11 19 (4.37%) MVC
12 18 (4.14%) SOA
13 16 (3.68%) Integration Testing
13 16 (3.68%) Technical Architecture
13 16 (3.68%) Analytics
14 15 (3.45%) Web Development
14 15 (3.45%) Use Case
14 15 (3.45%) Project Management
14 15 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 111 (25.52%) Java
2 102 (23.45%) Perl
3 94 (21.61%) JavaScript
4 81 (18.62%) C++
5 77 (17.70%) SQL
6 76 (17.47%) Bash Shell
7 73 (16.78%) Ruby
8 65 (14.94%) C
9 57 (13.10%) Shell Script
10 39 (8.97%) C#
11 36 (8.28%) PHP
12 35 (8.05%) PowerShell
13 16 (3.68%) Lua
14 15 (3.45%) Jython
15 12 (2.76%) Embedded C
16 10 (2.30%) PL/SQL
16 10 (2.30%) XQuery
17 9 (2.07%) VC++
18 7 (1.61%) Go
19 6 (1.38%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 57 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.52%) Degree
4 5 (1.15%) RHCE
5 4 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.69%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.46%) MCSE
7 2 (0.46%) ISEB
7 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.23%) HND
8 1 (0.23%) CISSP
8 1 (0.23%) PhD
8 1 (0.23%) CCIE
8 1 (0.23%) CCSP
8 1 (0.23%) CCNP
8 1 (0.23%) CCIP
8 1 (0.23%) CCNA
8 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.52%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.53%) Hyper-V
2 11 (2.53%) Docker
3 10 (2.30%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (1.84%) NFS
5 8 (1.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 7 (1.61%) Firmware
7 6 (1.38%) Sendmail
8 5 (1.15%) XenApp
8 5 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.15%) qmail
8 5 (1.15%) Postfix
8 5 (1.15%) HDFS
9 3 (0.69%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.23%) vCloud
10 1 (0.23%) KVM
10 1 (0.23%) vSphere
10 1 (0.23%) iptables
Systems Management
1 77 (17.70%) Puppet
2 44 (10.11%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (7.13%) Ansible
4 27 (6.21%) Nagios
5 13 (2.99%) Vagrant
6 11 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (2.07%) SCCM
7 9 (2.07%) Control-M
8 8 (1.84%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.38%) MIMEsweeper
9 6 (1.38%) MAILsweeper
10 5 (1.15%) Zenoss
10 5 (1.15%) SELinux
11 4 (0.92%) OpenView
11 4 (0.92%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 3 (0.69%) CA Wily
12 3 (0.69%) SCOM
12 3 (0.69%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 93 (21.38%) Oracle
2 46 (10.57%) Red Hat
3 30 (6.90%) VMware
4 28 (6.44%) Splunk
5 26 (5.98%) Microsoft
6 19 (4.37%) IBM
7 12 (2.76%) Sybase
8 10 (2.30%) Cisco
9 9 (2.07%) Dell
9 9 (2.07%) TIBCO
9 9 (2.07%) Veritas
10 8 (1.84%) Perforce
10 8 (1.84%) Telerik
11 7 (1.61%) HP
12 6 (1.38%) NetApp
12 6 (1.38%) Citrix
12 6 (1.38%) Juniper
12 6 (1.38%) Blue Coat
12 6 (1.38%) Ab Initio
12 6 (1.38%) McAfee
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Corriculo
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
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Kent
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + homeworking
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + home working
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
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