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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 99 58 110
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +52
Contract jobs citing Python 49 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 2.19% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.19% 5.89% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -24.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £397 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
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
1170 832 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.16% 37.21% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 533 587
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 98
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 23 £450 - 14
Bristol -13 15 £375 +25.00% 14
Dorset - 4 £438 - 1
Devon -22 2 £300 -14.28% 2
Wiltshire -26 2 £375 -3.90% 1
Somerset -13 1 £500 +5.26% 10
Cornwall - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 80 (65.57%) Linux
2 58 (47.54%) Perl
3 53 (43.44%) Java
4 45 (36.89%) Security Cleared
5 41 (33.61%) MySQL
6 40 (32.79%) OO
7 38 (31.15%) Ruby
8 37 (30.33%) Bash Shell
9 36 (29.51%) DV Cleared
9 36 (29.51%) PHP
10 35 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (27.05%) Red Hat
12 32 (26.23%) C++
13 31 (25.41%) UNIX
13 31 (25.41%) Windows
14 30 (24.59%) DevOps
15 29 (23.77%) Apache
16 27 (22.13%) CentOS
17 25 (20.49%) Open Source
18 23 (18.85%) Subversion
19 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
19 22 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (17.21%) Software Engineering
20 21 (17.21%) Release Management
21 20 (16.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
21 20 (16.39%) ClearCase
21 20 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (15.57%) Web Services
23 18 (14.75%) LAMP
24 17 (13.93%) PostgreSQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (23.77%) Apache
2 10 (8.20%) nginx
3 9 (7.38%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.46%) Moodle
4 3 (2.46%) Drupal
5 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.82%) CATIA
1 1 (0.82%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.82%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.93%) Amazon EC2
1 17 (13.93%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.20%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (8.20%) Amazon S3
3 7 (5.74%) SaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.66%) SNMP
1 13 (10.66%) SSH
2 12 (9.84%) Internet
3 8 (6.56%) SMTP
3 8 (6.56%) LDAP
4 6 (4.92%) LAN
4 6 (4.92%) WAN
5 4 (3.28%) DNS
5 4 (3.28%) HTTP
5 4 (3.28%) Multicast
6 3 (2.46%) SSL
6 3 (2.46%) AMQP
7 2 (1.64%) Wireless
7 2 (1.64%) DVB
8 1 (0.82%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.82%) DHCP
8 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.82%) SAN
8 1 (0.82%) 3G
8 1 (0.82%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (33.61%) MySQL
2 17 (13.93%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.28%) Big Data
5 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (18.85%) Subversion
2 20 (16.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 20 (16.39%) ClearCase
3 14 (11.48%) Maven
3 14 (11.48%) Ant
3 14 (11.48%) Apache Ivy
4 8 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.28%) Selenium
6 3 (2.46%) NUnit
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.82%) PVCS
8 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.82%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.82%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.82%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (12.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.38%) Electronics
3 6 (4.92%) Finance
4 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.10%) Marketing
5 2 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 64 (52.46%) Developer
2 23 (18.85%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.03%) Python Developer
4 16 (13.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) C++ Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (8.20%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Administrator
7 7 (5.74%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.92%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Computer Scientist
10 3 (2.46%) Java Software Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (1.64%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.57%) Web Services
2 18 (14.75%) LAMP
3 12 (9.84%) Spring
4 10 (8.20%) jQuery
5 9 (7.38%) CSS
6 8 (6.56%) REST
7 7 (5.74%) .NET
7 7 (5.74%) Servlets
8 4 (3.28%) Django
9 3 (2.46%) HTML
9 3 (2.46%) J2EE
9 3 (2.46%) Struts
9 3 (2.46%) XML
9 3 (2.46%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.64%) Drools
10 2 (1.64%) Apache Camel
11 1 (0.82%) DOM
11 1 (0.82%) wxWidgets
11 1 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.49%) Open Source
2 20 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.20%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.74%) Visualisation
5 6 (4.92%) DTV
6 5 (4.10%) Web 2.0
7 4 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.46%) VLE
8 3 (2.46%) Animation
9 2 (1.64%) GIS
9 2 (1.64%) User Experience
10 1 (0.82%) MPEG
10 1 (0.82%) Firmware
10 1 (0.82%) Clustering
10 1 (0.82%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.82%) SCADA
10 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.82%) Physics
10 1 (0.82%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.82%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 80 (65.57%) Linux
2 31 (25.41%) UNIX
2 31 (25.41%) Windows
3 27 (22.13%) CentOS
4 11 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.74%) Fedora
6 6 (4.92%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.10%) Solaris
8 4 (3.28%) Debian
9 3 (2.46%) Scientific Linux
9 3 (2.46%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.82%) SELinux
11 1 (0.82%) Android
11 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.79%) OO
2 35 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (24.59%) DevOps
4 22 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (17.21%) Software Engineering
5 21 (17.21%) Release Management
6 16 (13.11%) Configuration Management
7 14 (11.48%) Load Balancing
8 13 (10.66%) Problem Management
9 10 (8.20%) TDD
10 8 (6.56%) Scrum
11 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.92%) Programme Management
12 6 (4.92%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.92%) Test Scripting
13 5 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.10%) ITIL
13 5 (4.10%) Image Processing
13 5 (4.10%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (4.10%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (47.54%) Perl
2 53 (43.44%) Java
3 38 (31.15%) Ruby
4 37 (30.33%) Bash Shell
5 36 (29.51%) PHP
6 32 (26.23%) C++
7 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
8 14 (11.48%) C
9 12 (9.84%) Shell Script
10 10 (8.20%) SQL
11 9 (7.38%) Lua
12 7 (5.74%) C#
12 7 (5.74%) PHP5
13 4 (3.28%) Scala
13 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
13 4 (3.28%) Embedded C
14 3 (2.46%) VC++
14 3 (2.46%) VB
15 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.64%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 45 (36.89%) Security Cleared
2 36 (29.51%) DV Cleared
3 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
4 13 (10.66%) Degree
5 5 (4.10%) Sun Certification
6 3 (2.46%) CCENT
6 3 (2.46%) LPIC
7 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.82%) CCNA
8 1 (0.82%) ISEB
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.82%) HND
8 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) SLA
1 1 (0.82%) DO-160
System Software
1 9 (7.38%) NFS
1 9 (7.38%) Samba
2 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.46%) KVM
3 3 (2.46%) qmail
3 3 (2.46%) Postfix
3 3 (2.46%) Sendmail
3 3 (2.46%) Xen
3 3 (2.46%) Squid
4 2 (1.64%) vCloud
4 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (12.30%) Puppet
3 14 (11.48%) Nagios
4 10 (8.20%) Cacti
5 3 (2.46%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.82%) Salt
6 1 (0.82%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.82%) Ansible
6 1 (0.82%) logstash
6 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.82%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.82%) YUM
Vendors
1 33 (27.05%) Red Hat
2 10 (8.20%) Percona
3 8 (6.56%) Oracle
4 6 (4.92%) VMware
4 6 (4.92%) Sun
5 5 (4.10%) SAP
6 4 (3.28%) Cisco
7 3 (2.46%) Juniper
7 3 (2.46%) F5
8 2 (1.64%) HP
8 2 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (0.82%) JBoss
9 1 (0.82%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.82%) Siemens
9 1 (0.82%) Sony
9 1 (0.82%) NorthgateArinso
9 1 (0.82%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.82%) Google
9 1 (0.82%) Telerik
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