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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 54 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 98 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.14% 0.98% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.38% 2.76% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 20 10
Average daily rate
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£438 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.67% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.75 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -31.48%
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
1169 1014 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.42% 35.65% 41.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 600 592
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 37 85
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 £21.00 £14.50 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +32 51 £458 +52.50% 4
Bristol +3 20 £438 +16.66% 21
Devon +11 15 £350 +75.00% 8
Wiltshire 0 12 £300 -9.09% 1
Somerset - - - - 2
Dorset - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 114 (58.16%) Linux
2 93 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (42.35%) Security Cleared
4 81 (41.33%) Perl
5 78 (39.80%) Ruby
6 76 (38.78%) Java
6 76 (38.78%) Bash Shell
7 72 (36.73%) DV Cleared
8 61 (31.12%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (30.10%) C++
10 53 (27.04%) OO
11 52 (26.53%) JavaScript
12 51 (26.02%) UNIX
12 51 (26.02%) Subversion
13 44 (22.45%) Release Management
13 44 (22.45%) PHP
14 41 (20.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 41 (20.92%) ClearCase
14 41 (20.92%) Git (software)
15 40 (20.41%) SQL
16 37 (18.88%) Scrum
17 34 (17.35%) Puppet
18 32 (16.33%) Electronics
19 30 (15.31%) C
20 28 (14.29%) Maven
21 27 (13.78%) Software Engineering
22 26 (13.27%) Configuration Management
22 26 (13.27%) Test Automation
23 24 (12.24%) Apache Ivy
23 24 (12.24%) Ant

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (7.14%) JBoss
2 13 (6.63%) Apache
3 11 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.08%) ArcGIS
5 5 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.04%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.02%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.51%) WordPress
8 1 (0.51%) nginx
8 1 (0.51%) Confluence
8 1 (0.51%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.51%) Node.js
8 1 (0.51%) IIS
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.06%) GitHub
1 6 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.53%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.02%) SaaS
4 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.18%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.63%) 3G
3 9 (4.59%) 2G
3 9 (4.59%) Internet
4 7 (3.57%) 4G
4 7 (3.57%) 2.5G
4 7 (3.57%) Wireshark
4 7 (3.57%) SDH
5 5 (2.55%) Firewall
5 5 (2.55%) IPsec
5 5 (2.55%) SAN
5 5 (2.55%) LAN
5 5 (2.55%) WAN
5 5 (2.55%) LDAP
6 4 (2.04%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.04%) DNS
7 3 (1.53%) NAS
7 3 (1.53%) ASN.1
7 3 (1.53%) Wireless
7 3 (1.53%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.61%) MySQL
2 9 (4.59%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.59%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.55%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.04%) SQLite
6 4 (2.04%) Big Data
7 3 (1.53%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.53%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.53%) HBase
7 3 (1.53%) Voldemort
7 3 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.53%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.51%) QlikView
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (26.02%) Subversion
2 41 (20.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 41 (20.92%) ClearCase
2 41 (20.92%) Git (software)
3 28 (14.29%) Maven
4 24 (12.24%) Apache Ivy
4 24 (12.24%) Ant
5 19 (9.69%) Jenkins
6 11 (5.61%) GoogleTest
6 11 (5.61%) Eclipse
7 10 (5.10%) JIRA
8 8 (4.08%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.57%) Hudson
10 5 (2.55%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.04%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.53%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (1.53%) GCC
12 3 (1.53%) GDB
12 3 (1.53%) Selenium
13 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 32 (16.33%) Electronics
2 22 (11.22%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.65%) Finance
4 12 (6.12%) Manufacturing
5 11 (5.61%) Marketing
6 8 (4.08%) Automotive
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (45.92%) Developer
2 34 (17.35%) Java Developer
3 33 (16.84%) Software Engineer
4 23 (11.73%) C++ Developer
5 21 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 19 (9.69%) Tester
7 16 (8.16%) Software Test Engineer
7 16 (8.16%) Software Tester
8 15 (7.65%) Linux Administrator
8 15 (7.65%) Administrator
9 12 (6.12%) Python Developer
9 12 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (5.10%) Software Developer
10 10 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.59%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.67%) J2EE
2 15 (7.65%) XML
3 14 (7.14%) HTML
4 13 (6.63%) CSS
4 13 (6.63%) Web Services
5 10 (5.10%) STL
5 10 (5.10%) JSON
5 10 (5.10%) Spring
5 10 (5.10%) RESTful
6 8 (4.08%) EJB
6 8 (4.08%) JAXB
6 8 (4.08%) JSF
6 8 (4.08%) Hibernate
6 8 (4.08%) JPA
6 8 (4.08%) EJB 3.0
6 8 (4.08%) Flask
7 7 (3.57%) jQuery
7 7 (3.57%) Django
8 5 (2.55%) Apache Camel
8 5 (2.55%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.63%) DTV
2 9 (4.59%) Open Source
2 9 (4.59%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.06%) GIS
4 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.55%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.53%) User Experience
6 3 (1.53%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.02%) MPEG
7 2 (1.02%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.02%) Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Wiki
7 2 (1.02%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.51%) BeagleBoard
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 114 (58.16%) Linux
2 51 (26.02%) UNIX
3 24 (12.24%) Windows
4 18 (9.18%) CentOS
5 17 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (2.55%) Fedora
7 5 (2.55%) Debian
8 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.04%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.53%) Android
9 3 (1.53%) VMS
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (31.12%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (27.04%) OO
4 44 (22.45%) Release Management
5 37 (18.88%) Scrum
6 27 (13.78%) Software Engineering
7 26 (13.27%) Configuration Management
7 26 (13.27%) Test Automation
8 20 (10.20%) Test Scripting
9 19 (9.69%) OOD
10 16 (8.16%) DevOps
11 12 (6.12%) Programme Management
12 11 (5.61%) User Stories
12 11 (5.61%) Multithreading
12 11 (5.61%) TDD
12 11 (5.61%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (4.08%) Unit Testing
14 7 (3.57%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 81 (41.33%) Perl
2 78 (39.80%) Ruby
3 76 (38.78%) Java
3 76 (38.78%) Bash Shell
4 59 (30.10%) C++
5 52 (26.53%) JavaScript
6 44 (22.45%) PHP
7 40 (20.41%) SQL
8 30 (15.31%) C
9 20 (10.20%) Lua
10 14 (7.14%) Shell Script
11 11 (5.61%) PL/SQL
12 8 (4.08%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.04%) C#
14 3 (1.53%) Golang
14 3 (1.53%) R
14 3 (1.53%) Embedded C++
15 2 (1.02%) VC++
15 2 (1.02%) VB
15 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (42.35%) Security Cleared
2 72 (36.73%) DV Cleared
3 14 (7.14%) Sun Certification
4 9 (4.59%) OCPJP
5 7 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.57%) VCP4
6 6 (3.06%) CCNA
6 6 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.55%) Degree
8 4 (2.04%) ISEB
8 4 (2.04%) RHCE
8 4 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.53%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.51%) RHCT
10 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.51%) JTAG
1 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.55%) vSphere
2 5 (2.55%) XenServer
3 3 (1.53%) vCloud
3 3 (1.53%) Xen
4 2 (1.02%) NFS
4 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.02%) Firmware
4 2 (1.02%) Samba
5 1 (0.51%) Postfix
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (17.35%) Puppet
2 23 (11.73%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.59%) Salt
4 7 (3.57%) Ansible
5 6 (3.06%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (2.55%) Nagios
7 3 (1.53%) Bcfg2
7 3 (1.53%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.53%) Ganeti
7 3 (1.53%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.02%) yum
8 2 (1.02%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (1.02%) logstash
8 2 (1.02%) SELinux
9 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.51%) SCCM
9 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.51%) AppManager
Vendors
1 20 (10.20%) Red Hat
2 17 (8.67%) Oracle
3 15 (7.65%) VMware
3 15 (7.65%) Sun
4 13 (6.63%) Google
5 11 (5.61%) SAP
6 5 (2.55%) Citrix
6 5 (2.55%) Progress
7 3 (1.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.53%) ESRI
8 2 (1.02%) IBM
8 2 (1.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.51%) NorthgateArinso
9 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.51%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.51%) Twitter
9 1 (0.51%) Huawei
9 1 (0.51%) Siemens
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco
9 1 (0.51%) Sony
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