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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 44 58 64
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Python 120 105 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.43% 3.29% 2.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.84% 8.17% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 72 48
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £302 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 21
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +28.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
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
1107 1285 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.86% 40.31% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 854 756
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 66 79
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.60 £23.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +24 43 £450 +16.12% 16
Gloucestershire +13 40 £450 -5.26% 18
Wiltshire +11 26 £500 +49.25% 3
Somerset +22 4 £350 - 7
Devon -17 3 - - 6
Dorset - 2 - - 3
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Python.

1 103 (51.50%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (48.00%) Java
3 91 (45.50%) Linux
4 86 (43.00%) Security Cleared
5 64 (32.00%) DV Cleared
6 55 (27.50%) DevOps
7 52 (26.00%) Bash Shell
8 44 (22.00%) Ruby
9 42 (21.00%) Unix
10 41 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 39 (19.50%) JavaScript
12 39 (19.50%) Perl
13 38 (19.00%) C++
14 34 (17.00%) Selenium
15 33 (16.50%) SQL
16 30 (15.00%) Windows
17 29 (14.50%) Jenkins
18 28 (14.00%) Docker
19 26 (13.00%) Ansible
19 26 (13.00%) SC Cleared
19 26 (13.00%) Hadoop
19 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
19 26 (13.00%) TDD
20 25 (12.50%) Git (software)
21 24 (12.00%) Scrum
22 23 (11.50%) HTML
22 23 (11.50%) Puppet
22 23 (11.50%) Analytics
23 22 (11.00%) C

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.00%) Confluence
2 10 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (4.00%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.00%) Apache
6 5 (2.50%) JBoss
6 5 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.50%) nginx
8 2 (1.00%) SAS
8 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.50%) Liferay
9 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.50%) Mule
9 1 (0.50%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.00%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.50%) Magento
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.50%) GitHub
3 6 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (2.50%) Route 53
4 5 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.50%) HTTP
3 8 (4.00%) Firewall
4 7 (3.50%) Internet
5 6 (3.00%) SSL
6 5 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (2.50%) VPN
7 4 (2.00%) NAS
8 3 (1.50%) DNS
8 3 (1.50%) SAN
9 2 (1.00%) Network Security
9 2 (1.00%) Wireless
9 2 (1.00%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.50%) 3G
10 1 (0.50%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.50%) IPsec
10 1 (0.50%) LTE
10 1 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.50%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.00%) Hadoop
2 18 (9.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (8.50%) Big Data
4 16 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 9 (4.50%) MySQL
7 7 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (2.00%) GIS
10 3 (1.50%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.50%) DB2
12 1 (0.50%) HBase
12 1 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 34 (17.00%) Selenium
2 29 (14.50%) Jenkins
3 25 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 22 (11.00%) JIRA
5 17 (8.50%) LoadRunner
6 14 (7.00%) JMeter
7 13 (6.50%) Ant
7 13 (6.50%) Cucumber
8 11 (5.50%) Maven
9 10 (5.00%) Vagrant
10 8 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (4.00%) Hudson
10 8 (4.00%) WebDriver
11 6 (3.00%) Selenium IDE
11 6 (3.00%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.50%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.50%) JUnit
12 5 (2.50%) SonarQube
12 5 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (2.50%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (5.00%) Finance
2 6 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.50%) Electronics
4 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.50%) Marketing
5 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.00%) Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Military
6 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 75 (37.50%) Developer
2 25 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 25 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 22 (11.00%) Python Developer
4 16 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 13 (6.50%) Data Scientist
6 10 (5.00%) Analyst
6 10 (5.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 9 (4.50%) Software Test Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) Tester
8 8 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.00%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.50%) Test Specialist
10 6 (3.00%) Architect
10 6 (3.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (3.00%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 5 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.50%) HTML
2 19 (9.50%) JSON
3 18 (9.00%) .NET
4 15 (7.50%) XML
5 14 (7.00%) AngularJS
5 14 (7.00%) REST
6 13 (6.50%) CSS
7 12 (6.00%) HTML5
7 12 (6.00%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (6.00%) Spring
8 11 (5.50%) SOAP
9 10 (5.00%) Django
10 9 (4.50%) Web Services
11 8 (4.00%) Sass
11 8 (4.00%) XSD
12 7 (3.50%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (3.50%) ZeroMQ
13 6 (3.00%) jQuery
14 5 (2.50%) Java EE
14 5 (2.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.50%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.50%) Mathematics
2 9 (4.50%) Visualisation
3 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.00%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.00%) Neural Network
5 5 (2.50%) Statistics
6 4 (2.00%) Ontologies
6 4 (2.00%) Remote Sensing
6 4 (2.00%) Semantic Web
6 4 (2.00%) Social Media
7 3 (1.50%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.50%) Applied Mathematics
7 3 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.00%) CESG
8 2 (1.00%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.00%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (45.50%) Linux
2 42 (21.00%) Unix
3 30 (15.00%) Windows
4 15 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.00%) CentOS
6 7 (3.50%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.00%) CoreOS
8 3 (1.50%) Android
8 3 (1.50%) Debian
9 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.50%) AIX
10 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (51.50%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.50%) DevOps
3 41 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 26 (13.00%) TDD
6 24 (12.00%) Scrum
7 23 (11.50%) Analytics
8 21 (10.50%) SDLC
9 20 (10.00%) Open Source
10 19 (9.50%) Configuration Management
11 16 (8.00%) OO
12 15 (7.50%) Machine Learning
12 15 (7.50%) Software Testing
12 15 (7.50%) Test Scripting
13 14 (7.00%) Automated Testing
13 14 (7.00%) BDD
13 14 (7.00%) Test Automation
14 13 (6.50%) Unit Testing
15 10 (5.00%) Functional Testing
15 10 (5.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 96 (48.00%) Java
2 52 (26.00%) Bash Shell
3 44 (22.00%) Ruby
4 39 (19.50%) JavaScript
4 39 (19.50%) Perl
5 38 (19.00%) C++
6 33 (16.50%) SQL
7 22 (11.00%) C
8 20 (10.00%) C#
9 13 (6.50%) Scala
10 11 (5.50%) PowerShell
11 10 (5.00%) MATLAB
11 10 (5.00%) R
12 9 (4.50%) PHP
13 8 (4.00%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.50%) Go
14 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.50%) Clojure
15 3 (1.50%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.50%) Lua
Qualifications
1 86 (43.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (32.00%) DV Cleared
3 26 (13.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (9.00%) ISTQB
5 14 (7.00%) ISEB
6 13 (6.50%) Degree
7 7 (3.50%) PhD
8 6 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.00%) CCNA
9 2 (1.00%) CCNP
9 2 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (14.00%) Docker
2 8 (4.00%) LXC
2 8 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.50%) Snort
5 4 (2.00%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.50%) Firmware
7 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.50%) HDFS
7 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.50%) Samba
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (13.00%) Ansible
2 23 (11.50%) Puppet
3 16 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (6.50%) Terraform
5 7 (3.50%) Nagios
6 6 (3.00%) Packer
7 5 (2.50%) Nessus
7 5 (2.50%) OSSEC
7 5 (2.50%) QRadar
7 5 (2.50%) Salt
8 4 (2.00%) Kibana
9 3 (1.50%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (11.00%) Oracle
2 19 (9.50%) HP
3 13 (6.50%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.00%) VMware
5 7 (3.50%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.50%) Cloudera
6 6 (3.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.50%) Cisco
7 5 (2.50%) Citrix
7 5 (2.50%) Intel Security
7 5 (2.50%) New Relic
7 5 (2.50%) SaltStack
7 5 (2.50%) ScanSafe
8 4 (2.00%) Adobe
8 4 (2.00%) Facebook
8 4 (2.00%) Google
8 4 (2.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.00%) Splunk
9 3 (1.50%) SAP
10 2 (1.00%) IBM