The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 80 73 91
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing Python 66 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.96% 1.77% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.37% 4.79% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Average hourly rate £28.50 £31.25 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% -22.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £30.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -3.33%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1229 793 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.46% 36.90% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 518 608
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 66 95
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.22 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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 +3 25 £454 - 21
Wiltshire -9 14 £400 +2.56% 6
Bristol -25 13 £375 +25.00% 19
Dorset - 4 £438 -
Somerset - 3 £438 - 13
Devon -16 1 - - 6
Cornwall - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 93 (72.09%) Linux
2 57 (44.19%) Perl
3 56 (43.41%) Java
4 47 (36.43%) Security Cleared
5 43 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 42 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (31.78%) Ruby
8 39 (30.23%) DV Cleared
8 39 (30.23%) C++
8 39 (30.23%) OO
9 37 (28.68%) PHP
9 37 (28.68%) UNIX
9 37 (28.68%) Red Hat
10 31 (24.03%) MySQL
11 30 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (22.48%) Release Management
12 29 (22.48%) CentOS
13 27 (20.93%) Subversion
14 25 (19.38%) JavaScript
15 24 (18.60%) Windows
15 24 (18.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 24 (18.60%) ClearCase
16 23 (17.83%) Apache
17 22 (17.05%) Software Engineering
17 22 (17.05%) DevOps
18 21 (16.28%) C
19 20 (15.50%) Ant
19 20 (15.50%) Electronics
19 20 (15.50%) Maven
19 20 (15.50%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (17.83%) Apache
2 11 (8.53%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.98%) nginx
4 3 (2.33%) Moodle
4 3 (2.33%) Drupal
4 3 (2.33%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.40%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.75%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (6.98%) Amazon S3
5 7 (5.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.78%) GitHub
6 1 (0.78%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.85%) Internet
2 10 (7.75%) LDAP
3 8 (6.20%) SMTP
4 6 (4.65%) LAN
4 6 (4.65%) SNMP
4 6 (4.65%) WAN
4 6 (4.65%) SSH
5 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.10%) DNS
5 4 (3.10%) HTTP
5 4 (3.10%) AMQP
5 4 (3.10%) Multicast
6 3 (2.33%) SSL
6 3 (2.33%) SAN
6 3 (2.33%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.55%) 3G
7 2 (1.55%) Wireless
7 2 (1.55%) 2G
7 2 (1.55%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.03%) MySQL
2 11 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.65%) Big Data
4 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.88%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.33%) SQLite
7 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.55%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.55%) HBase
7 2 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.55%) Voldemort
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (20.93%) Subversion
2 24 (18.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (18.60%) ClearCase
3 20 (15.50%) Maven
3 20 (15.50%) Ant
3 20 (15.50%) Apache Ivy
4 13 (10.08%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.43%) Eclipse
5 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.88%) GoogleTest
6 5 (3.88%) Selenium
7 3 (2.33%) NUnit
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.55%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (1.55%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.78%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.78%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.78%) PVCS
9 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 20 (15.50%) Electronics
2 19 (14.73%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.53%) Finance
4 10 (7.75%) Manufacturing
4 10 (7.75%) Marketing
5 4 (3.10%) Automotive
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 63 (48.84%) Developer
2 27 (20.93%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.40%) Python Developer
4 14 (10.85%) C++ Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Test Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Tester
7 8 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (5.43%) Administrator
9 6 (4.65%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (2.33%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) LAMP
2 14 (10.85%) Spring
2 14 (10.85%) Web Services
3 11 (8.53%) jQuery
4 8 (6.20%) CSS
5 7 (5.43%) Servlets
6 6 (4.65%) .NET
7 5 (3.88%) J2EE
8 4 (3.10%) REST
8 4 (3.10%) Apache Camel
9 3 (2.33%) QML
9 3 (2.33%) Qt
9 3 (2.33%) Struts
9 3 (2.33%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.33%) OpenGL
10 2 (1.55%) wxWidgets
10 2 (1.55%) Drools
10 2 (1.55%) CORBA
10 2 (1.55%) POSIX
11 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Open Source
2 12 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.75%) DTV
4 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.88%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.33%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.33%) Animation
6 3 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.33%) VLE
7 1 (0.78%) CESG
7 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) GIS
7 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.78%) Clustering
7 1 (0.78%) Physics
7 1 (0.78%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.78%) SCADA
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 93 (72.09%) Linux
2 37 (28.68%) UNIX
3 29 (22.48%) CentOS
4 24 (18.60%) Windows
5 15 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (7.75%) Fedora
7 6 (4.65%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.88%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.88%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (3.88%) Solaris
9 4 (3.10%) Debian
10 3 (2.33%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.78%) SELinux
11 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.23%) OO
3 30 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (22.48%) Release Management
5 22 (17.05%) Software Engineering
5 22 (17.05%) DevOps
6 18 (13.95%) Configuration Management
7 13 (10.08%) Scrum
7 13 (10.08%) Load Balancing
8 12 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 11 (8.53%) Programme Management
10 10 (7.75%) TDD
10 10 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.75%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (6.20%) Multithreading
11 8 (6.20%) Test Scripting
12 7 (5.43%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.43%) Problem Management
12 7 (5.43%) E-Commerce
13 6 (4.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 57 (44.19%) Perl
2 56 (43.41%) Java
3 43 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 41 (31.78%) Ruby
5 39 (30.23%) C++
6 37 (28.68%) PHP
7 25 (19.38%) JavaScript
8 21 (16.28%) C
9 17 (13.18%) SQL
10 14 (10.85%) Shell Script
11 13 (10.08%) Lua
12 7 (5.43%) PHP5
13 6 (4.65%) PL/SQL
14 5 (3.88%) C#
14 5 (3.88%) Embedded C
15 3 (2.33%) VC++
15 3 (2.33%) VB
15 3 (2.33%) R
16 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.55%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 47 (36.43%) Security Cleared
2 39 (30.23%) DV Cleared
3 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.98%) Degree
5 8 (6.20%) Sun Certification
6 3 (2.33%) LPIC
6 3 (2.33%) CCENT
7 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.55%) OCPJP
7 2 (1.55%) ISEB
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) HND
8 1 (0.78%) CCNA
8 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) SLA
1 1 (0.78%) JTAG
1 1 (0.78%) DO-160
System Software
1 9 (6.98%) NFS
1 9 (6.98%) Samba
2 3 (2.33%) Squid
2 3 (2.33%) Xen
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.33%) qmail
2 3 (2.33%) Postfix
2 3 (2.33%) Sendmail
2 3 (2.33%) KVM
3 2 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.78%) Firmware
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (11.63%) Puppet
2 14 (10.85%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.75%) Nagios
4 9 (6.98%) Cacti
5 3 (2.33%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.55%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.78%) YUM
7 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.78%) Ansible
7 1 (0.78%) logstash
7 1 (0.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (28.68%) Red Hat
2 10 (7.75%) Oracle
2 10 (7.75%) SAP
3 9 (6.98%) Sun
3 9 (6.98%) Percona
4 6 (4.65%) Google
5 5 (3.88%) VMware
6 4 (3.10%) Cisco
7 3 (2.33%) IBM
7 3 (2.33%) Juniper
7 3 (2.33%) F5
8 2 (1.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (1.55%) Progress
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.78%) Siemens
9 1 (0.78%) Sony
9 1 (0.78%) Huawei
9 1 (0.78%) NorthgateArinso
9 1 (0.78%) Rackspace
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