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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 75 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 63 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.23% 0.86% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.75% 2.60% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £386 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £284 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £29.00 £29.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.65% -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £28.40 £25.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £31.80 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1096 693 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.80% 32.98% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 426 609
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 41 76
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £12.55 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 11 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 11 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 - 35 £500 - 4
Bristol -3 21 £308 -35.21% 10
Wiltshire -12 5 £305 -12.67% 3
Devon - - - -
Somerset - - - - 7
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 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 72 (63.72%) Linux
2 54 (47.79%) Perl
3 44 (38.94%) MySQL
4 40 (35.40%) Java
5 35 (30.97%) Windows
5 35 (30.97%) Ruby
5 35 (30.97%) Security Cleared
6 33 (29.20%) PHP
7 31 (27.43%) DevOps
8 30 (26.55%) Bash Shell
9 28 (24.78%) Red Hat
10 26 (23.01%) OO
11 25 (22.12%) Apache
12 24 (21.24%) Open Source
12 24 (21.24%) DV Cleared
12 24 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (19.47%) UNIX
14 21 (18.58%) C++
14 21 (18.58%) CentOS
14 21 (18.58%) SC Cleared
15 20 (17.70%) Software Engineering
16 19 (16.81%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
16 19 (16.81%) Web Services
17 18 (15.93%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (14.16%) SSH
19 15 (13.27%) Degree
19 15 (13.27%) Telecoms
19 15 (13.27%) Configuration Management
20 14 (12.39%) LAMP

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 25 (22.12%) Apache
2 7 (6.19%) nginx
3 6 (5.31%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.65%) Drupal
4 3 (2.65%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) CATIA
1 3 (2.65%) Windchill
2 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.62%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (6.19%) Amazon S3
3 7 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.16%) SSH
2 14 (12.39%) SNMP
3 11 (9.73%) Internet
4 9 (7.96%) SMTP
5 6 (5.31%) LDAP
5 6 (5.31%) LAN
5 6 (5.31%) WAN
5 6 (5.31%) DNS
5 6 (5.31%) SAN
6 5 (4.42%) HTTP
7 3 (2.65%) SSL
7 3 (2.65%) NAS
8 2 (1.77%) DVB
8 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.77%) DHCP
8 2 (1.77%) FTP
9 1 (0.88%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.88%) Wireless
9 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (38.94%) MySQL
2 18 (15.93%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Big Data
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Subversion
2 8 (7.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (7.08%) ClearCase
3 5 (4.42%) Ant
3 5 (4.42%) Maven
3 5 (4.42%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (3.54%) Selenium
4 4 (3.54%) JMeter
5 3 (2.65%) NUnit
6 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.77%) JIRA
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.88%) WATIR
7 1 (0.88%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (13.27%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.31%) Electronics
3 5 (4.42%) Finance
4 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Avionics
5 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 54 (47.79%) Developer
2 22 (19.47%) Python Developer
3 20 (17.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (14.16%) Java Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (10.62%) Administrator
6 11 (9.73%) Software Engineer
6 11 (9.73%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) C++ Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Tester
9 4 (3.54%) Consultant
10 3 (2.65%) Programmer
10 3 (2.65%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Java Software Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Computer Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) Web Services
2 14 (12.39%) LAMP
3 10 (8.85%) CSS
3 10 (8.85%) REST
4 9 (7.96%) jQuery
5 8 (7.08%) HTML
5 8 (7.08%) .NET
6 7 (6.19%) XML
6 7 (6.19%) Spring
7 6 (5.31%) Django
8 5 (4.42%) Servlets
9 4 (3.54%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.77%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.77%) Symfony
10 2 (1.77%) WCF
10 2 (1.77%) SOAP
10 2 (1.77%) Struts
10 2 (1.77%) J2EE
10 2 (1.77%) Drools
10 2 (1.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.24%) Open Source
2 11 (9.73%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.08%) DTV
4 7 (6.19%) Visualisation
5 5 (4.42%) Web 2.0
6 4 (3.54%) MPEG
6 4 (3.54%) IPTV
7 3 (2.65%) VLE
7 3 (2.65%) Animation
8 2 (1.77%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.77%) GIS
8 2 (1.77%) Celerra
8 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.88%) SCADA
9 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.88%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 72 (63.72%) Linux
2 35 (30.97%) Windows
3 22 (19.47%) UNIX
4 21 (18.58%) CentOS
5 12 (10.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.31%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.42%) Fedora
8 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.65%) Scientific Linux
8 3 (2.65%) Debian
9 2 (1.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) DevOps
2 26 (23.01%) OO
3 24 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (17.70%) Software Engineering
5 15 (13.27%) Configuration Management
6 14 (12.39%) Problem Management
7 12 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.85%) Load Balancing
9 8 (7.08%) Release Management
10 7 (6.19%) TDD
11 6 (5.31%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.31%) Service Management
11 6 (5.31%) Scrum
12 5 (4.42%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.42%) ITIL
12 5 (4.42%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.42%) Image Processing
13 4 (3.54%) PLM
13 4 (3.54%) SOA
13 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 54 (47.79%) Perl
2 40 (35.40%) Java
3 35 (30.97%) Ruby
4 33 (29.20%) PHP
5 30 (26.55%) Bash Shell
6 21 (18.58%) C++
7 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
8 10 (8.85%) Shell Script
9 9 (7.96%) C
10 8 (7.08%) PHP5
11 7 (6.19%) SQL
12 6 (5.31%) C#
12 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
12 6 (5.31%) Scala
13 4 (3.54%) Lua
14 2 (1.77%) VBScript
14 2 (1.77%) VB
15 1 (0.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (30.97%) Security Cleared
2 24 (21.24%) DV Cleared
3 21 (18.58%) SC Cleared
4 15 (13.27%) Degree
5 3 (2.65%) CCENT
5 3 (2.65%) LPIC
6 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.77%) ISEB
6 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) HND
7 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) ISO 9002
1 2 (1.77%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) DO-160
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) NFS
2 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.96%) Samba
4 6 (5.31%) vCloud
5 3 (2.65%) KVM
5 3 (2.65%) Squid
5 3 (2.65%) Xen
5 3 (2.65%) qmail
5 3 (2.65%) Postfix
5 3 (2.65%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.77%) vSphere
6 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (16.81%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (12.39%) Puppet
3 13 (11.50%) Nagios
4 7 (6.19%) Cacti
5 3 (2.65%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.77%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (24.78%) Red Hat
2 11 (9.73%) VMware
3 10 (8.85%) Oracle
3 10 (8.85%) HP
4 7 (6.19%) Cisco
4 7 (6.19%) Percona
5 4 (3.54%) SAP
5 4 (3.54%) 3PAR
6 3 (2.65%) F5
6 3 (2.65%) Google
6 3 (2.65%) Juniper
6 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.65%) Sun
7 2 (1.77%) EMC
7 2 (1.77%) Citrix
7 2 (1.77%) Capita
7 2 (1.77%) Facebook
7 2 (1.77%) Twitter
8 1 (0.88%) NetApp
8 1 (0.88%) Telerik
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