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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 54 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -10
Contract jobs citing Python 100 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.22% 1.43% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.86% 4.20% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 15 20
Average daily rate
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£443 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £228 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 4
Average hourly rate £28.50 £36.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1129 834 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.31% 34.01% 42.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 516 584
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 54 101
Average hourly rate £36.40 £32.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £14.50 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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
Gloucestershire +23 52 £454 +51.25% 14
Wiltshire +3 21 £300 +9.09% 4
Bristol +1 14 £425 +13.33% 12
Devon -8 8 £240 +1.05% 2
Somerset -2 2 £200 -27.27% 5
Dorset - - - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 94 (57.67%) Linux
2 80 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (46.01%) Security Cleared
4 64 (39.26%) Perl
5 63 (38.65%) DV Cleared
6 62 (38.04%) Java
6 62 (38.04%) Ruby
7 59 (36.20%) Bash Shell
8 57 (34.97%) C++
9 53 (32.52%) OO
9 53 (32.52%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (28.83%) UNIX
11 45 (27.61%) JavaScript
12 42 (25.77%) Release Management
12 42 (25.77%) Subversion
13 39 (23.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 39 (23.93%) ClearCase
14 36 (22.09%) PHP
15 33 (20.25%) Electronics
16 31 (19.02%) Scrum
17 30 (18.40%) SQL
18 28 (17.18%) Maven
18 28 (17.18%) Git (software)
19 27 (16.56%) C
20 26 (15.95%) Test Automation
21 25 (15.34%) Software Engineering
22 24 (14.72%) Ant
22 24 (14.72%) Apache Ivy
23 20 (12.27%) Telecoms
23 20 (12.27%) Puppet

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 9 (5.52%) Apache
1 9 (5.52%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.29%) ArcGIS
3 4 (2.45%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.45%) JBoss
4 3 (1.84%) nginx
5 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.23%) Apache Qpid
5 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.13%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.68%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.45%) SaaS
6 2 (1.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.59%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.52%) Internet
3 6 (3.68%) 2G
3 6 (3.68%) 3G
4 4 (2.45%) 4G
4 4 (2.45%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.45%) SDH
4 4 (2.45%) LDAP
4 4 (2.45%) 2.5G
4 4 (2.45%) SAN
4 4 (2.45%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.84%) ASN.1
5 3 (1.84%) Wireless
5 3 (1.84%) NAS
5 3 (1.84%) Multicast
6 2 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.23%) DLNA
6 2 (1.23%) LTE
6 2 (1.23%) AMQP
6 2 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) MySQL
2 7 (4.29%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.07%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.45%) Big Data
4 4 (2.45%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.45%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.45%) SQLite
5 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.84%) CouchDB
5 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.84%) HBase
5 3 (1.84%) Voldemort
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.61%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 42 (25.77%) Subversion
2 39 (23.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 39 (23.93%) ClearCase
3 28 (17.18%) Maven
3 28 (17.18%) Git (software)
4 24 (14.72%) Ant
4 24 (14.72%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (8.59%) Jenkins
6 11 (6.75%) GoogleTest
7 9 (5.52%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.45%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.45%) Selenium
9 3 (1.84%) JIRA
9 3 (1.84%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (1.84%) GCC
9 3 (1.84%) GDB
9 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.23%) Hudson
10 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (20.25%) Electronics
2 20 (12.27%) Telecoms
3 17 (10.43%) Finance
4 13 (7.98%) Manufacturing
5 12 (7.36%) Marketing
6 9 (5.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 79 (48.47%) Developer
2 29 (17.79%) Software Engineer
3 28 (17.18%) Java Developer
4 24 (14.72%) C++ Developer
5 22 (13.50%) Test Engineer
6 20 (12.27%) Tester
7 16 (9.82%) Software Test Engineer
7 16 (9.82%) Software Tester
8 9 (5.52%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.91%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.91%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (4.91%) Python Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Analyst
11 6 (3.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 5 (3.07%) Linux Administrator
12 5 (3.07%) Architect
12 5 (3.07%) Administrator
13 4 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) Spring
2 10 (6.13%) J2EE
2 10 (6.13%) CSS
2 10 (6.13%) jQuery
3 9 (5.52%) Web Services
3 9 (5.52%) HTML
4 7 (4.29%) LAMP
4 7 (4.29%) STL
5 6 (3.68%) JSON
6 5 (3.07%) XML
6 5 (3.07%) RESTful
6 5 (3.07%) HTML5
6 5 (3.07%) Apache Camel
7 4 (2.45%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.45%) QML
7 4 (2.45%) Qt
7 4 (2.45%) Servlets
7 4 (2.45%) .NET
7 4 (2.45%) OpenGL
8 3 (1.84%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) DTV
2 11 (6.75%) Open Source
3 6 (3.68%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.07%) GIS
4 5 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.23%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.23%) MPEG
6 2 (1.23%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.61%) Wiki
7 1 (0.61%) SCADA
7 1 (0.61%) Animation
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
7 1 (0.61%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.61%) STB
7 1 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 94 (57.67%) Linux
2 47 (28.83%) UNIX
3 17 (10.43%) CentOS
4 16 (9.82%) Windows
5 12 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.13%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (4.29%) Fedora
8 4 (2.45%) Solaris
9 3 (1.84%) Android
10 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) Debian
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.52%) OO
2 53 (32.52%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (25.77%) Release Management
4 31 (19.02%) Scrum
5 26 (15.95%) Test Automation
6 25 (15.34%) Software Engineering
7 18 (11.04%) Test Scripting
8 17 (10.43%) Configuration Management
9 16 (9.82%) OOD
10 14 (8.59%) Programme Management
11 13 (7.98%) Multithreading
12 12 (7.36%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (7.36%) TDD
12 12 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (5.52%) Unit Testing
13 9 (5.52%) User Stories
13 9 (5.52%) DevOps
14 8 (4.91%) Automation Testing
15 7 (4.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 64 (39.26%) Perl
2 62 (38.04%) Java
2 62 (38.04%) Ruby
3 59 (36.20%) Bash Shell
4 57 (34.97%) C++
5 45 (27.61%) JavaScript
6 36 (22.09%) PHP
7 30 (18.40%) SQL
8 27 (16.56%) C
9 19 (11.66%) Lua
10 12 (7.36%) PL/SQL
11 9 (5.52%) Embedded C
12 8 (4.91%) Shell Script
13 7 (4.29%) C#
14 4 (2.45%) PHP5
15 3 (1.84%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.84%) VC++
15 3 (1.84%) VB
15 3 (1.84%) R
15 3 (1.84%) Golang
Qualifications
1 75 (46.01%) Security Cleared
2 63 (38.65%) DV Cleared
3 12 (7.36%) Sun Certification
4 9 (5.52%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.29%) OCPJP
6 5 (3.07%) Degree
7 4 (2.45%) ISEB
8 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.61%) RHCT
9 1 (0.61%) CCNA
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) QA
1 1 (0.61%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.84%) vCloud
2 2 (1.23%) NFS
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.61%) Firmware
3 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Samba
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (12.27%) Puppet
2 18 (11.04%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.29%) Nagios
4 3 (1.84%) Cacti
4 3 (1.84%) Ansible
5 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.23%) Salt
5 2 (1.23%) logstash
5 2 (1.23%) SELinux
5 2 (1.23%) yum
5 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.23%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.61%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 16 (9.82%) Red Hat
2 13 (7.98%) Sun
2 13 (7.98%) Google
3 12 (7.36%) SAP
4 10 (6.13%) Oracle
5 4 (2.45%) VMware
6 3 (1.84%) ESRI
6 3 (1.84%) Progress
6 3 (1.84%) Percona
7 2 (1.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (1.23%) IBM
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.61%) Huawei
8 1 (0.61%) Siemens
8 1 (0.61%) Sony
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco
8 1 (0.61%) Sybase
8 1 (0.61%) NorthgateArinso
8 1 (0.61%) Twitter
8 1 (0.61%) Rackspace
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