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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / South West
Rank 53 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Python 86 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.33% 3.67% 3.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.42% 9.15% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 79 51
Median daily rate £450 £370 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -17.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £476 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 20
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +28.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.13 £40.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +18.24%

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
1021 1180 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.54% 40.11% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 786 721
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 67 72
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +5 31 £475 +3.26% 16
Bristol +7 29 £513 +46.42% 20
Wiltshire 0 13 £488 +38.29% 4
Devon -9 7 £376 +0.26% 2
Somerset +10 3 £400 - 8
Dorset +3 3 £338 +60.71% 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Python.

1 110 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (43.50%) Java
3 83 (41.50%) Security Cleared
4 81 (40.50%) Linux
5 64 (32.00%) DV Cleared
6 58 (29.00%) DevOps
7 45 (22.50%) Software Engineering
8 42 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (21.00%) JavaScript
9 41 (20.50%) Ruby
9 41 (20.50%) Bash Shell
10 37 (18.50%) Selenium
10 37 (18.50%) Perl
11 34 (17.00%) Unix
12 32 (16.00%) Windows
13 30 (15.00%) C++
13 30 (15.00%) Hadoop
13 30 (15.00%) Docker
14 29 (14.50%) Ansible
15 28 (14.00%) Jenkins
15 28 (14.00%) C
16 26 (13.00%) Scrum
16 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (12.50%) Open Source
17 25 (12.50%) SC Cleared
17 25 (12.50%) Big Data
18 24 (12.00%) JIRA
18 24 (12.00%) HTML
18 24 (12.00%) SQL
18 24 (12.00%) SDLC

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (6.50%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (6.00%) Confluence
3 11 (5.50%) Apache Spark
4 8 (4.00%) OpenStack
5 7 (3.50%) Apache
5 7 (3.50%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.00%) nginx
7 3 (1.50%) Jupyter
7 3 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.00%) JBoss
8 2 (1.00%) SAS
8 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.50%) Liferay
9 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.50%) Mule
9 1 (0.50%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.00%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.50%) GitHub
3 6 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (2.50%) Route 53
4 5 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.50%) HTTP
3 7 (3.50%) Firewall
4 6 (3.00%) Internet
4 6 (3.00%) SSL
5 5 (2.50%) VPN
6 4 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.00%) DNS
6 4 (2.00%) NAS
7 3 (1.50%) SAN
8 2 (1.00%) Network Security
8 2 (1.00%) Wireless
8 2 (1.00%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.50%) 3G
9 1 (0.50%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.50%) IPsec
9 1 (0.50%) LTE
9 1 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.50%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 25 (12.50%) Big Data
3 22 (11.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.00%) MySQL
7 7 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (2.00%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.00%) GIS
10 1 (0.50%) DB2
10 1 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (18.50%) Selenium
2 28 (14.00%) Jenkins
3 24 (12.00%) JIRA
4 22 (11.00%) Git (software)
5 20 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 16 (8.00%) JMeter
7 15 (7.50%) Cucumber
8 13 (6.50%) Ant
9 11 (5.50%) Maven
10 10 (5.00%) Vagrant
11 8 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (3.50%) Hudson
13 6 (3.00%) Selenium IDE
13 6 (3.00%) WebDriver
14 5 (2.50%) Artifactory
14 5 (2.50%) Bitbucket
14 5 (2.50%) Rational Functional Tester
14 5 (2.50%) SonarQube
14 5 (2.50%) Subversion
14 5 (2.50%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (4.00%) Electronics
1 8 (4.00%) Finance
2 7 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.00%) Marketing
4 3 (1.50%) Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.00%) Games
5 2 (1.00%) Military
6 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (41.00%) Developer
2 26 (13.00%) Java Developer
3 25 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 21 (10.50%) Test Engineer
5 18 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (9.00%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 10 (5.00%) Architect
7 10 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Analyst
8 9 (4.50%) Tester
9 8 (4.00%) Data Scientist
9 8 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (4.00%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.00%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Big Data Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Python Software Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.00%) HTML
2 18 (9.00%) .NET
2 18 (9.00%) AngularJS
3 17 (8.50%) CSS
4 14 (7.00%) REST
4 14 (7.00%) RESTful
5 13 (6.50%) HTML5
5 13 (6.50%) Web Services
5 13 (6.50%) XML
6 11 (5.50%) Django
6 11 (5.50%) JSON
6 11 (5.50%) Spring
7 10 (5.00%) J2EE
7 10 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (5.00%) SOAP
8 9 (4.50%) Flask
9 8 (4.00%) Sass
10 7 (3.50%) CSS3
10 7 (3.50%) XSD
10 7 (3.50%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (4.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.00%) Visualisation
3 7 (3.50%) Algorithms
3 7 (3.50%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.00%) Neural Network
5 5 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.50%) Statistics
6 4 (2.00%) Ontologies
6 4 (2.00%) Remote Sensing
6 4 (2.00%) Semantic Web
7 3 (1.50%) Applied Mathematics
7 3 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.50%) Social Media
7 3 (1.50%) User Experience
8 2 (1.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.00%) CESG
8 2 (1.00%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 81 (40.50%) Linux
2 34 (17.00%) Unix
3 32 (16.00%) Windows
4 15 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.00%) CentOS
6 7 (3.50%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.00%) CoreOS
8 3 (1.50%) Android
8 3 (1.50%) Debian
9 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.00%) DevOps
3 45 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 42 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (13.00%) Scrum
6 25 (12.50%) Open Source
7 24 (12.00%) SDLC
8 21 (10.50%) TDD
9 19 (9.50%) Software Testing
10 18 (9.00%) OO
11 17 (8.50%) Configuration Management
12 16 (8.00%) Analytics
12 16 (8.00%) Test Automation
13 14 (7.00%) Automated Testing
13 14 (7.00%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.50%) Automation Testing
14 13 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (6.00%) BDD
15 12 (6.00%) Defect Tracking
15 12 (6.00%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 87 (43.50%) Java
2 42 (21.00%) JavaScript
3 41 (20.50%) Bash Shell
3 41 (20.50%) Ruby
4 37 (18.50%) Perl
5 30 (15.00%) C++
6 28 (14.00%) C
7 24 (12.00%) SQL
8 18 (9.00%) C#
9 13 (6.50%) Scala
10 10 (5.00%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.00%) PHP
12 6 (3.00%) Go
12 6 (3.00%) MATLAB
13 5 (2.50%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.50%) R
14 4 (2.00%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.50%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.50%) Lua
15 3 (1.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (41.50%) Security Cleared
2 64 (32.00%) DV Cleared
3 25 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.00%) ISTQB
5 13 (6.50%) ISEB
6 6 (3.00%) Degree
6 6 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.00%) CCNA
8 2 (1.00%) CCNP
8 2 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (15.00%) Docker
2 8 (4.00%) LXC
2 8 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.00%) Snort
4 4 (2.00%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.50%) Firmware
6 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.50%) Samba
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (14.50%) Ansible
2 21 (10.50%) Puppet
3 14 (7.00%) Terraform
4 13 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.50%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (3.50%) Nagios
7 6 (3.00%) Packer
8 5 (2.50%) OSSEC
8 5 (2.50%) Salt
9 4 (2.00%) Kibana
9 4 (2.00%) Nessus
9 4 (2.00%) QRadar
10 3 (1.50%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.50%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 22 (11.00%) Oracle
2 13 (6.50%) HP
3 12 (6.00%) Cloudera
4 10 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.00%) VMware
6 7 (3.50%) Atlassian
7 6 (3.00%) SaltStack
8 5 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.50%) New Relic
9 4 (2.00%) Cisco
9 4 (2.00%) Citrix
9 4 (2.00%) Facebook
9 4 (2.00%) Google
9 4 (2.00%) Intel Security
9 4 (2.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.00%) SAP
9 4 (2.00%) ScanSafe
10 3 (1.50%) Adobe
10 3 (1.50%) Splunk
11 2 (1.00%) IBM
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