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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 58 90 113
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +23
Contract jobs citing Python 87 55 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.77% 1.70% 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.40% 4.57% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 2
Average daily rate
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£438 £363 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £278 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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
1176 1204 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.43% 37.31% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 744 508
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 59 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £16.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +16 44 £450 - 6
Bristol +7 21 £350 - 16
Devon - 11 £394 - 6
Wiltshire +3 8 £300 -18.36% 1
Somerset +9 2 - - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 101 (54.01%) Linux
2 96 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (44.39%) Security Cleared
4 82 (43.85%) Ruby
5 73 (39.04%) Java
5 73 (39.04%) Bash Shell
6 72 (38.50%) Perl
7 71 (37.97%) DV Cleared
8 51 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (26.74%) Subversion
10 48 (25.67%) C++
11 47 (25.13%) UNIX
12 44 (23.53%) OO
13 40 (21.39%) PHP
13 40 (21.39%) Scrum
14 39 (20.86%) JavaScript
14 39 (20.86%) Git (software)
15 38 (20.32%) Puppet
16 35 (18.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 35 (18.72%) ClearCase
17 32 (17.11%) Release Management
17 32 (17.11%) SQL
18 31 (16.58%) Configuration Management
19 25 (13.37%) C
19 25 (13.37%) Windows
20 24 (12.83%) OOD
21 23 (12.30%) Opscode Chef
22 22 (11.76%) CentOS
23 21 (11.23%) Electronics
23 21 (11.23%) Software Engineering

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (9.63%) JBoss
2 14 (7.49%) Apache
3 8 (4.28%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.67%) ArcGIS
4 5 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.14%) nginx
5 4 (2.14%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.07%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (1.07%) IIS
6 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.53%) Node.js
7 1 (0.53%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.21%) GitHub
3 5 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.60%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.63%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.49%) 3G
3 11 (5.88%) SDH
3 11 (5.88%) Wireshark
4 10 (5.35%) 2G
4 10 (5.35%) 2.5G
5 9 (4.81%) 4G
6 8 (4.28%) Firewall
6 8 (4.28%) LAN
6 8 (4.28%) WAN
7 7 (3.74%) DNS
8 5 (2.67%) IPsec
9 4 (2.14%) Wireless
9 4 (2.14%) Internet
10 3 (1.60%) ASN.1
10 3 (1.60%) IPv6
10 3 (1.60%) SAN
11 2 (1.07%) Network Security
11 2 (1.07%) DLNA
11 2 (1.07%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.70%) MySQL
2 9 (4.81%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.60%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.60%) Big Data
6 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.07%) SQLite
7 1 (0.53%) QlikView
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.53%) HBase
7 1 (0.53%) Voldemort
7 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 50 (26.74%) Subversion
2 39 (20.86%) Git (software)
3 35 (18.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 35 (18.72%) ClearCase
4 21 (11.23%) Maven
5 17 (9.09%) Ant
5 17 (9.09%) Apache Ivy
6 15 (8.02%) Jenkins
7 14 (7.49%) JIRA
8 12 (6.42%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.81%) Hudson
10 7 (3.74%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.74%) LoadRunner
10 7 (3.74%) GoogleTest
11 6 (3.21%) Rational Functional Tester
12 5 (2.67%) Cucumber
13 3 (1.60%) GCC
13 3 (1.60%) GDB
14 2 (1.07%) Selenium
15 1 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 21 (11.23%) Electronics
2 16 (8.56%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.02%) Finance
4 9 (4.81%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.74%) Marketing
6 5 (2.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (47.59%) Developer
2 35 (18.72%) Java Developer
3 25 (13.37%) Software Engineer
4 24 (12.83%) C++ Developer
5 19 (10.16%) Linux Administrator
6 18 (9.63%) Administrator
7 15 (8.02%) Test Engineer
7 15 (8.02%) Python Developer
8 14 (7.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (6.95%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (6.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 12 (6.42%) Tester
11 11 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 10 (5.35%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (5.35%) Software Tester
12 10 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (5.35%) Software Test Engineer
12 10 (5.35%) Senior Developer
13 9 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (4.81%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.70%) J2EE
2 19 (10.16%) XML
3 17 (9.09%) Web Services
4 15 (8.02%) STL
5 13 (6.95%) HTML
6 12 (6.42%) JPA
6 12 (6.42%) EJB 3.0
6 12 (6.42%) JSF
6 12 (6.42%) Hibernate
6 12 (6.42%) Django
6 12 (6.42%) EJB
6 12 (6.42%) CSS
6 12 (6.42%) JAXB
7 10 (5.35%) RESTful
7 10 (5.35%) JSON
8 8 (4.28%) Flask
9 6 (3.21%) Spring
9 6 (3.21%) jQuery
10 5 (2.67%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 10 (5.35%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.81%) DTV
4 7 (3.74%) GIS
4 7 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.21%) Open Source
6 3 (1.60%) User Experience
7 2 (1.07%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.07%) MPEG
7 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.53%) STB
8 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.53%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) SCADA
8 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.53%) Animation
8 1 (0.53%) Wiki
8 1 (0.53%) iDTV
8 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 101 (54.01%) Linux
2 47 (25.13%) UNIX
3 25 (13.37%) Windows
4 22 (11.76%) CentOS
5 16 (8.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.81%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (3.74%) Debian
7 7 (3.74%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.14%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.60%) VMS
9 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.07%) Android
10 2 (1.07%) Fedora
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (23.53%) OO
4 40 (21.39%) Scrum
5 32 (17.11%) Release Management
6 31 (16.58%) Configuration Management
7 24 (12.83%) OOD
8 21 (11.23%) Software Engineering
9 19 (10.16%) Test Automation
10 18 (9.63%) DevOps
11 15 (8.02%) Test Scripting
12 12 (6.42%) TDD
12 12 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.81%) User Stories
14 8 (4.28%) Software Testing
14 8 (4.28%) Multithreading
14 8 (4.28%) Programme Management
15 7 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (3.74%) Digital Marketing
16 6 (3.21%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (43.85%) Ruby
2 73 (39.04%) Java
2 73 (39.04%) Bash Shell
3 72 (38.50%) Perl
4 48 (25.67%) C++
5 40 (21.39%) PHP
6 39 (20.86%) JavaScript
7 32 (17.11%) SQL
8 25 (13.37%) C
9 17 (9.09%) Lua
10 13 (6.95%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.74%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.67%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.60%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.60%) Go
14 2 (1.07%) Scala
14 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.07%) VBA
14 2 (1.07%) C#
14 2 (1.07%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 83 (44.39%) Security Cleared
2 71 (37.97%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.81%) Sun Certification
4 8 (4.28%) OCPJP
4 8 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.28%) CCNA
5 7 (3.74%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.67%) ISEB
7 4 (2.14%) RHCE
7 4 (2.14%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.07%) Degree
9 1 (0.53%) RHCT
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.07%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.67%) Samba
2 5 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.67%) vSphere
2 5 (2.67%) XenServer
3 4 (2.14%) Postfix
4 3 (1.60%) Xen
4 3 (1.60%) vCloud
5 2 (1.07%) NFS
5 2 (1.07%) Firmware
6 1 (0.53%) iptables
Systems Management
1 38 (20.32%) Puppet
2 23 (12.30%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.95%) Salt
4 10 (5.35%) Ansible
5 6 (3.21%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (2.67%) Nagios
7 3 (1.60%) Ganeti
7 3 (1.60%) Bcfg2
7 3 (1.60%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.60%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.07%) yum
8 2 (1.07%) SELinux
8 2 (1.07%) logstash
9 1 (0.53%) SCCM
9 1 (0.53%) AppManager
9 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.53%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.53%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (9.09%) Oracle
2 16 (8.56%) Red Hat
3 14 (7.49%) VMware
4 9 (4.81%) Sun
5 8 (4.28%) Google
6 7 (3.74%) SAP
7 5 (2.67%) Citrix
8 3 (1.60%) ESRI
8 3 (1.60%) Progress
9 2 (1.07%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.53%) Zend
10 1 (0.53%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.53%) Sybase
10 1 (0.53%) Twitter
10 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds
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