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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 55 89 60
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -29
Contract jobs citing Python 103 29 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.10% 1.23% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.42% 3.53% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 10 28
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£450 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £219 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £313 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 11
Average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -1.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
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
1224 821 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.87% 34.88% 39.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 522 582
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £407 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 67 90
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.01 £19.72 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +23 48 £450 - 9
Wiltshire +9 28 £400 +45.45% 1
Bristol -9 13 £425 +54.54% 15
Somerset -7 4 £288 +4.54% 3
Devon -14 3 £240 +1.05% 2
Dorset +3 1 - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 96 (63.16%) Linux
2 69 (45.39%) Perl
2 69 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (43.42%) Security Cleared
4 62 (40.79%) Bash Shell
5 61 (40.13%) Ruby
6 59 (38.82%) C++
7 58 (38.16%) Java
8 56 (36.84%) DV Cleared
9 50 (32.89%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (32.89%) OO
10 45 (29.61%) UNIX
11 41 (26.97%) Release Management
11 41 (26.97%) Subversion
12 38 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 38 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 38 (25.00%) ClearCase
13 35 (23.03%) PHP
14 34 (22.37%) Electronics
15 28 (18.42%) SQL
16 27 (17.76%) Maven
16 27 (17.76%) Git (software)
17 25 (16.45%) Scrum
17 25 (16.45%) Test Automation
18 23 (15.13%) Software Engineering
18 23 (15.13%) Ant
18 23 (15.13%) Apache Ivy
19 22 (14.47%) C
20 21 (13.82%) Puppet
21 20 (13.16%) Telecoms

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 14 (9.21%) Apache
2 9 (5.92%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.61%) ArcGIS
4 5 (3.29%) nginx
5 4 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.97%) JBoss
7 2 (1.32%) Drupal
7 2 (1.32%) Moodle
8 1 (0.66%) Node.js
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (7.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.58%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.61%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) GitHub
6 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.66%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.24%) Internet
2 10 (6.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.26%) LDAP
4 5 (3.29%) 3G
4 5 (3.29%) 2G
5 4 (2.63%) SAN
5 4 (2.63%) DNS
5 4 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.63%) HTTP
5 4 (2.63%) SMTP
5 4 (2.63%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.63%) Multicast
6 3 (1.97%) 4G
6 3 (1.97%) NAS
6 3 (1.97%) AMQP
6 3 (1.97%) SDH
6 3 (1.97%) DVB
6 3 (1.97%) 2.5G
6 3 (1.97%) Wireless
7 2 (1.32%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.87%) MySQL
2 7 (4.61%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.29%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.63%) SQLite
5 4 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.97%) Big Data
6 3 (1.97%) Voldemort
6 3 (1.97%) HBase
6 3 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.97%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.66%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 41 (26.97%) Subversion
2 38 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 38 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 27 (17.76%) Maven
3 27 (17.76%) Git (software)
4 23 (15.13%) Ant
4 23 (15.13%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (9.21%) Jenkins
6 11 (7.24%) GoogleTest
7 9 (5.92%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.63%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.63%) Rational Functional Tester
8 4 (2.63%) Selenium
9 3 (1.97%) GCC
9 3 (1.97%) GDB
10 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.32%) Hudson
11 1 (0.66%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.66%) Valgrind
11 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
General
1 34 (22.37%) Electronics
2 20 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.55%) Finance
4 11 (7.24%) Marketing
4 11 (7.24%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Avionics
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (44.08%) Developer
2 27 (17.76%) C++ Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Software Engineer
4 24 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 24 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 19 (12.50%) Tester
6 16 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
6 16 (10.53%) Software Tester
7 8 (5.26%) Administrator
7 8 (5.26%) Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (4.61%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Python Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.29%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) Spring
2 9 (5.92%) Web Services
3 8 (5.26%) LAMP
4 6 (3.95%) J2EE
4 6 (3.95%) STL
4 6 (3.95%) CSS
5 5 (3.29%) Apache Camel
5 5 (3.29%) RESTful
5 5 (3.29%) JSON
5 5 (3.29%) jQuery
5 5 (3.29%) HTML
6 4 (2.63%) OpenGL
6 4 (2.63%) Qt
6 4 (2.63%) HTML5
6 4 (2.63%) QML
7 3 (1.97%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.97%) REST
7 3 (1.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (1.97%) CORBA
7 3 (1.97%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) DTV
2 12 (7.89%) Open Source
3 5 (3.29%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.29%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.29%) GIS
4 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.97%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.32%) MPEG
5 2 (1.32%) SCADA
5 2 (1.32%) VLE
5 2 (1.32%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.66%) STB
6 1 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.66%) PKI
6 1 (0.66%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 96 (63.16%) Linux
2 45 (29.61%) UNIX
3 20 (13.16%) CentOS
4 15 (9.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (9.87%) Windows
5 10 (6.58%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (3.95%) Fedora
7 5 (3.29%) Solaris
8 4 (2.63%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.97%) Android
9 3 (1.97%) Debian
10 2 (1.32%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (32.89%) Continuous Integration
2 50 (32.89%) OO
3 41 (26.97%) Release Management
4 25 (16.45%) Scrum
4 25 (16.45%) Test Automation
5 23 (15.13%) Software Engineering
6 18 (11.84%) Configuration Management
7 15 (9.87%) Test Scripting
8 14 (9.21%) OOD
8 14 (9.21%) Multithreading
9 13 (8.55%) DevOps
10 12 (7.89%) Programme Management
11 11 (7.24%) TDD
11 11 (7.24%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (6.58%) Unit Testing
13 8 (5.26%) Load Balancing
13 8 (5.26%) Automation Testing
14 7 (4.61%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 69 (45.39%) Perl
2 62 (40.79%) Bash Shell
3 61 (40.13%) Ruby
4 59 (38.82%) C++
5 58 (38.16%) Java
6 38 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 35 (23.03%) PHP
8 28 (18.42%) SQL
9 22 (14.47%) C
10 17 (11.18%) Lua
11 12 (7.89%) PL/SQL
12 7 (4.61%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.95%) Embedded C
13 6 (3.95%) C#
14 3 (1.97%) R
14 3 (1.97%) PHP5
14 3 (1.97%) VC++
14 3 (1.97%) VB
15 2 (1.32%) Assembly Language
15 2 (1.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 66 (43.42%) Security Cleared
2 56 (36.84%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.24%) Sun Certification
4 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.61%) Degree
6 5 (3.29%) OCPJP
7 4 (2.63%) ISEB
7 4 (2.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.32%) CCENT
8 2 (1.32%) LPIC
8 2 (1.32%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.66%) HND
9 1 (0.66%) CCNA
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) DO-160
1 1 (0.66%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) NFS
2 3 (1.97%) vCloud
2 3 (1.97%) Samba
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) qmail
3 2 (1.32%) Postfix
3 2 (1.32%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.32%) Xen
3 2 (1.32%) Squid
3 2 (1.32%) KVM
4 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (13.82%) Puppet
2 18 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.61%) Nagios
4 5 (3.29%) Cacti
5 4 (2.63%) Ansible
6 3 (1.97%) SELinux
6 3 (1.97%) logstash
6 3 (1.97%) Salt
6 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (1.97%) yum
6 3 (1.97%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.32%) Zenoss
7 2 (1.32%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.66%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 19 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 13 (8.55%) Google
3 12 (7.89%) Sun
4 11 (7.24%) SAP
5 8 (5.26%) Oracle
6 6 (3.95%) VMware
7 5 (3.29%) Percona
8 3 (1.97%) Progress
8 3 (1.97%) Cisco
8 3 (1.97%) ESRI
9 2 (1.32%) Juniper
9 2 (1.32%) IBM
9 2 (1.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (1.32%) F5
10 1 (0.66%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.66%) Huawei
10 1 (0.66%) NorthgateArinso
10 1 (0.66%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.66%) Siemens
10 1 (0.66%) Sony
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