The first table below looks at the demand for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 78 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 61 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.08% 1.02% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.53% 3.18% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £349 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.53% -12.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £285 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £29.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -1.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1104 691 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.70% 32.02% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 435 569
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 £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 80
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.92 £12.45 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Python
England

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Python
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the South West region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the South West region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Python
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Gloucestershire - 34 £500 - 9
Bristol 0 20 £291 -3.16% 11
Wiltshire -15 4 £305 -12.67% 1
Devon -11 1 £300 - 2
Somerset - - - - 4
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 74 (63.79%) Linux
2 56 (48.28%) Perl
3 44 (37.93%) MySQL
4 43 (37.07%) Java
5 39 (33.62%) Security Cleared
6 38 (32.76%) Ruby
7 35 (30.17%) Windows
8 33 (28.45%) PHP
8 33 (28.45%) Bash Shell
9 30 (25.86%) DevOps
10 29 (25.00%) OO
11 28 (24.14%) Red Hat
12 27 (23.28%) DV Cleared
12 27 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (22.41%) Apache
14 25 (21.55%) C++
15 24 (20.69%) Open Source
16 23 (19.83%) UNIX
17 22 (18.97%) SC Cleared
17 22 (18.97%) CentOS
18 20 (17.24%) Software Engineering
19 19 (16.38%) Web Services
19 19 (16.38%) JavaScript
19 19 (16.38%) Opscode Chef
20 18 (15.52%) PostgreSQL
21 16 (13.79%) Telecoms
21 16 (13.79%) SSH
22 15 (12.93%) Degree
22 15 (12.93%) Configuration Management
23 14 (12.07%) LAMP

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (22.41%) Apache
2 7 (6.03%) nginx
2 7 (6.03%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.59%) Drupal
3 3 (2.59%) Moodle
4 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) CATIA
1 3 (2.59%) Windchill
2 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (6.03%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (6.03%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.31%) SaaS
5 1 (0.86%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) SSH
2 14 (12.07%) SNMP
3 11 (9.48%) Internet
4 9 (7.76%) SMTP
5 6 (5.17%) WAN
5 6 (5.17%) DNS
5 6 (5.17%) LDAP
5 6 (5.17%) LAN
5 6 (5.17%) SAN
6 5 (4.31%) HTTP
7 3 (2.59%) SSL
8 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.72%) DHCP
8 2 (1.72%) FTP
8 2 (1.72%) DVB
8 2 (1.72%) NAS
8 2 (1.72%) AMQP
9 1 (0.86%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.86%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (37.93%) MySQL
2 18 (15.52%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.59%) Big Data
5 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (9.48%) Subversion
2 10 (8.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (8.62%) ClearCase
3 6 (5.17%) Apache Ivy
3 6 (5.17%) Ant
3 6 (5.17%) Maven
4 4 (3.45%) JMeter
4 4 (3.45%) Selenium
5 3 (2.59%) NUnit
5 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.59%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.72%) JIRA
7 1 (0.86%) WATIR
7 1 (0.86%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.86%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.86%) ClearQuest
General
1 16 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.17%) Electronics
3 5 (4.31%) Finance
4 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Avionics
5 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (48.28%) Developer
2 22 (18.97%) Python Developer
3 19 (16.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (13.79%) Java Developer
5 12 (10.34%) Administrator
5 12 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (8.62%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) C++ Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Tester
10 3 (2.59%) Java Software Developer
10 3 (2.59%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Computer Scientist
10 3 (2.59%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.59%) Consultant
10 3 (2.59%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.38%) Web Services
2 14 (12.07%) LAMP
3 10 (8.62%) CSS
3 10 (8.62%) REST
4 9 (7.76%) jQuery
5 8 (6.90%) HTML
5 8 (6.90%) .NET
6 7 (6.03%) Spring
6 7 (6.03%) XML
7 6 (5.17%) Django
8 5 (4.31%) Servlets
9 4 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.72%) SOAP
10 2 (1.72%) Struts
10 2 (1.72%) J2EE
10 2 (1.72%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.72%) HTML5
10 2 (1.72%) CSS3
10 2 (1.72%) Drools
10 2 (1.72%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.69%) Open Source
2 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.90%) DTV
4 7 (6.03%) Visualisation
5 5 (4.31%) Web 2.0
6 4 (3.45%) MPEG
6 4 (3.45%) IPTV
7 3 (2.59%) Animation
7 3 (2.59%) VLE
8 2 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.72%) GIS
8 2 (1.72%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.72%) Celerra
9 1 (0.86%) SCADA
9 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.86%) Physics
9 1 (0.86%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 74 (63.79%) Linux
2 35 (30.17%) Windows
3 23 (19.83%) UNIX
4 22 (18.97%) CentOS
5 13 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.17%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.31%) Fedora
8 3 (2.59%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.59%) Scientific Linux
8 3 (2.59%) Debian
8 3 (2.59%) Solaris
9 1 (0.86%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) DevOps
2 29 (25.00%) OO
3 27 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 15 (12.93%) Configuration Management
6 14 (12.07%) Problem Management
7 13 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.62%) Load Balancing
9 9 (7.76%) Release Management
10 7 (6.03%) TDD
11 6 (5.17%) Service Management
11 6 (5.17%) Scrum
11 6 (5.17%) Test Scripting
12 5 (4.31%) Software Testing
12 5 (4.31%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.31%) Image Processing
12 5 (4.31%) ITIL
12 5 (4.31%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 56 (48.28%) Perl
2 43 (37.07%) Java
3 38 (32.76%) Ruby
4 33 (28.45%) PHP
4 33 (28.45%) Bash Shell
5 25 (21.55%) C++
6 19 (16.38%) JavaScript
7 10 (8.62%) Shell Script
8 9 (7.76%) C
9 8 (6.90%) SQL
9 8 (6.90%) PHP5
10 6 (5.17%) C#
10 6 (5.17%) Scala
10 6 (5.17%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.45%) Lua
12 2 (1.72%) VBScript
12 2 (1.72%) VB
13 1 (0.86%) Tcl
13 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (33.62%) Security Cleared
2 27 (23.28%) DV Cleared
3 22 (18.97%) SC Cleared
4 15 (12.93%) Degree
5 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.59%) LPIC
5 3 (2.59%) CCENT
5 3 (2.59%) ISEB
6 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.86%) HND
7 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) ISO 9002
1 2 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) DO-160
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (9.48%) NFS
2 9 (7.76%) Samba
3 6 (5.17%) vCloud
4 3 (2.59%) Squid
4 3 (2.59%) Xen
4 3 (2.59%) qmail
4 3 (2.59%) Postfix
4 3 (2.59%) Sendmail
4 3 (2.59%) KVM
5 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (16.38%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (12.07%) Puppet
3 13 (11.21%) Nagios
4 7 (6.03%) Cacti
5 3 (2.59%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.72%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.86%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.86%) YUM
7 1 (0.86%) Ansible
7 1 (0.86%) Salt
7 1 (0.86%) logstash
Vendors
1 28 (24.14%) Red Hat
2 12 (10.34%) VMware
3 11 (9.48%) Oracle
4 10 (8.62%) HP
5 7 (6.03%) Cisco
5 7 (6.03%) Percona
6 4 (3.45%) SAP
6 4 (3.45%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.59%) Google
7 3 (2.59%) F5
7 3 (2.59%) Juniper
7 3 (2.59%) Sun
8 2 (1.72%) Facebook
8 2 (1.72%) Twitter
8 2 (1.72%) EMC
8 2 (1.72%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.72%) Citrix
8 2 (1.72%) Capita
9 1 (0.86%) Telerik
9 1 (0.86%) JBoss
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 25 days ago