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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 96 68 101
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +33
Contract jobs citing Python 49 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.48% 2.13% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.21% 5.82% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 18
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
1163 842 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.14% 36.64% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 551 604
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 67 99
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 21 £450 - 13
Bristol -18 14 £375 +25.00% 16
Wiltshire -20 5 £400 +2.49% 4
Dorset - 4 £438 - 2
Devon -21 2 £300 -14.28% 5
Somerset - 1 £500 - 9
Cornwall - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 77 (66.38%) Linux
2 56 (48.28%) Perl
3 52 (44.83%) Java
4 44 (37.93%) Security Cleared
5 39 (33.62%) OO
6 37 (31.90%) Bash Shell
7 36 (31.03%) Ruby
8 35 (30.17%) DV Cleared
8 35 (30.17%) PHP
9 34 (29.31%) MySQL
9 34 (29.31%) Red Hat
9 34 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (27.59%) UNIX
11 31 (26.72%) C++
12 28 (24.14%) Windows
13 27 (23.28%) CentOS
14 26 (22.41%) DevOps
15 25 (21.55%) Apache
16 24 (20.69%) Subversion
17 23 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (19.83%) Release Management
17 23 (19.83%) Open Source
18 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
19 21 (18.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 21 (18.10%) ClearCase
20 19 (16.38%) Software Engineering
21 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
22 16 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
22 16 (13.79%) Maven
22 16 (13.79%) Web Services

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (21.55%) Apache
2 9 (7.76%) nginx
2 9 (7.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.59%) Moodle
3 3 (2.59%) Drupal
4 2 (1.72%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.86%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (8.62%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (7.76%) Amazon S3
5 7 (6.03%) SaaS
6 1 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) Internet
2 10 (8.62%) SNMP
2 10 (8.62%) SSH
3 9 (7.76%) LDAP
4 8 (6.90%) SMTP
5 6 (5.17%) LAN
5 6 (5.17%) WAN
6 4 (3.45%) HTTP
6 4 (3.45%) DNS
6 4 (3.45%) Multicast
7 3 (2.59%) AMQP
7 3 (2.59%) SSL
8 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.72%) Wireless
8 2 (1.72%) 3G
8 2 (1.72%) 2G
8 2 (1.72%) LTE
8 2 (1.72%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.86%) VSAT
9 1 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (29.31%) MySQL
2 13 (11.21%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.45%) Big Data
4 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (20.69%) Subversion
2 21 (18.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 21 (18.10%) ClearCase
3 16 (13.79%) Maven
3 16 (13.79%) Ant
3 16 (13.79%) Apache Ivy
4 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.45%) Selenium
6 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.59%) NUnit
6 3 (2.59%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.86%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.86%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.86%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.86%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.86%) PVCS
General
1 16 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.62%) Electronics
3 7 (6.03%) Finance
4 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.17%) Marketing
5 2 (1.72%) Automotive
6 1 (0.86%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 60 (51.72%) Developer
2 25 (21.55%) Java Developer
3 19 (16.38%) Python Developer
4 14 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (11.21%) C++ Developer
6 8 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (6.90%) Administrator
6 8 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.31%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.59%) Java Software Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.59%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Analyst
11 2 (1.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.79%) Web Services
1 16 (13.79%) LAMP
2 13 (11.21%) Spring
3 10 (8.62%) jQuery
4 7 (6.03%) CSS
4 7 (6.03%) Servlets
5 6 (5.17%) .NET
5 6 (5.17%) REST
6 3 (2.59%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.59%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.59%) J2EE
6 3 (2.59%) Struts
7 2 (1.72%) Drools
8 1 (0.86%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (0.86%) NumPy
8 1 (0.86%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (0.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.86%) RESTful
8 1 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.83%) Open Source
2 16 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.62%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.17%) DTV
5 5 (4.31%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.59%) Web 2.0
7 3 (2.59%) Animation
7 3 (2.59%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.59%) VLE
8 1 (0.86%) User Experience
8 1 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.86%) Physics
8 1 (0.86%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.86%) SCADA
8 1 (0.86%) Clustering
8 1 (0.86%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 77 (66.38%) Linux
2 32 (27.59%) UNIX
3 28 (24.14%) Windows
4 27 (23.28%) CentOS
5 13 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.90%) Fedora
7 6 (5.17%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.31%) Solaris
9 4 (3.45%) Debian
9 4 (3.45%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.59%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.86%) SELinux
12 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.62%) OO
2 34 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.41%) DevOps
4 23 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (19.83%) Release Management
5 19 (16.38%) Software Engineering
6 15 (12.93%) Configuration Management
7 13 (11.21%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.62%) Problem Management
9 8 (6.90%) Scrum
9 8 (6.90%) TDD
10 7 (6.03%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.03%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.03%) Programme Management
11 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.17%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (4.31%) ITIL
13 4 (3.45%) Multithreading
13 4 (3.45%) Test Scripting
13 4 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (48.28%) Perl
2 52 (44.83%) Java
3 37 (31.90%) Bash Shell
4 36 (31.03%) Ruby
5 35 (30.17%) PHP
6 31 (26.72%) C++
7 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
8 14 (12.07%) C
9 12 (10.34%) Shell Script
10 10 (8.62%) Lua
11 9 (7.76%) SQL
12 7 (6.03%) PHP5
13 6 (5.17%) C#
14 4 (3.45%) PL/SQL
14 4 (3.45%) Embedded C
15 3 (2.59%) Scala
15 3 (2.59%) VC++
15 3 (2.59%) VB
16 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.72%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 44 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 35 (30.17%) DV Cleared
3 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.34%) Degree
5 6 (5.17%) Sun Certification
6 3 (2.59%) LPIC
6 3 (2.59%) CCENT
7 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.86%) ISEB
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.86%) CCNA
8 1 (0.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) DO-160
1 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) NFS
1 9 (7.76%) Samba
2 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.59%) KVM
3 3 (2.59%) qmail
3 3 (2.59%) Postfix
3 3 (2.59%) Sendmail
3 3 (2.59%) Squid
3 3 (2.59%) Xen
4 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.72%) vCloud
5 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (12.93%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (12.07%) Puppet
3 12 (10.34%) Nagios
4 9 (7.76%) Cacti
5 3 (2.59%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.72%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.86%) Salt
7 1 (0.86%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.86%) Ansible
7 1 (0.86%) logstash
7 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.86%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.86%) YUM
Vendors
1 34 (29.31%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.76%) Percona
3 8 (6.90%) Oracle
4 7 (6.03%) Sun
5 6 (5.17%) VMware
5 6 (5.17%) SAP
6 4 (3.45%) Cisco
7 3 (2.59%) F5
7 3 (2.59%) IBM
7 3 (2.59%) Juniper
8 2 (1.72%) HP
8 2 (1.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.86%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.86%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.86%) NorthgateArinso
9 1 (0.86%) Huawei
9 1 (0.86%) Telerik
9 1 (0.86%) Siemens
9 1 (0.86%) Sony
9 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
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