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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 62 89 76
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -13
Contract jobs citing Python 86 55 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.89% 1.77% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.60% 4.63% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 38 44
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -0.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.75 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.48% -22.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +0.68%
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
1132 1188 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.99% 38.30% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 784 795
Median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 74 56
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.19 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £55.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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 24 June 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
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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Gloucestershire -3 33 £450 +5.88% 19
Devon +18 16 £425 +88.88% 1
Dorset - 16 £440 - 2
Bristol +3 13 £381 +8.92% 17
Somerset +12 4 £338 - 9
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 115 (57.21%) Java
2 74 (36.82%) Linux
3 72 (35.82%) Security Cleared
4 66 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (32.84%) JavaScript
4 66 (32.84%) HTML
5 65 (32.34%) Unix
6 59 (29.35%) SQL
7 58 (28.86%) C++
8 54 (26.87%) Ruby
9 52 (25.87%) Perl
10 49 (24.38%) DV Cleared
11 44 (21.89%) CSS
12 40 (19.90%) Degree
13 39 (19.40%) Git (software)
13 39 (19.40%) Bash Shell
14 35 (17.41%) Subversion
15 33 (16.42%) Configuration Management
16 32 (15.92%) MATLAB
16 32 (15.92%) OO
17 30 (14.93%) DevOps
18 28 (13.93%) Web Development
19 27 (13.43%) Computer Science
19 27 (13.43%) C#
20 26 (12.94%) TDD
20 26 (12.94%) R
21 25 (12.44%) Puppet
21 25 (12.44%) Scrum
21 25 (12.44%) Oracle
22 24 (11.94%) Software Engineering

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 18 (8.96%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (6.47%) SAS
3 10 (4.98%) JBoss
4 8 (3.98%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.48%) Apache
6 6 (2.99%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.49%) Confluence
8 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.50%) GemFire
9 1 (0.50%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.48%) SPSS
2 4 (1.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.46%) GitHub
2 7 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.50%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.44%) HTTP
2 13 (6.47%) Firewall
3 10 (4.98%) LDAP
4 9 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.48%) HbbTV
6 6 (2.99%) FTP
6 6 (2.99%) HTTPS
6 6 (2.99%) IPsec
6 6 (2.99%) NAS
6 6 (2.99%) Network Security
6 6 (2.99%) VPN
7 5 (2.49%) BIG-IP
7 5 (2.49%) tcpdump
7 5 (2.49%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.49%) Broadband
8 3 (1.49%) DNS
9 2 (1.00%) DHCP
9 2 (1.00%) DVB
9 2 (1.00%) SAN
10 1 (0.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (9.45%) MySQL
2 19 (9.45%) Relational Database
3 18 (8.96%) NoSQL
4 17 (8.46%) MongoDB
5 14 (6.97%) Hadoop
6 12 (5.97%) Data Mining
7 11 (5.47%) Big Data
8 10 (4.98%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.49%) GIS
9 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.00%) QGIS
10 2 (1.00%) Spatial Data
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.50%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.50%) Impala
11 1 (0.50%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.50%) OrientDB
11 1 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 35 (17.41%) Subversion
3 21 (10.45%) Cucumber
4 20 (9.95%) Jenkins
4 20 (9.95%) JIRA
5 15 (7.46%) JUnit
6 14 (6.97%) Capybara
6 14 (6.97%) git-flow
6 14 (6.97%) RSpec
7 13 (6.47%) ClearCase
8 11 (5.47%) Selenium
9 7 (3.48%) Hudson
9 7 (3.48%) Vagrant
10 6 (2.99%) Ant
10 6 (2.99%) LoadRunner
10 6 (2.99%) Maven
10 6 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (2.49%) Apache Ivy
12 3 (1.49%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (11.44%) Finance
2 6 (2.99%) Electronics
3 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.99%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 106 (52.74%) Developer
2 31 (15.42%) Python Developer
3 20 (9.95%) Analyst
3 20 (9.95%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.46%) Data Scientist
4 17 (8.46%) Software Developer
5 16 (7.96%) Senior Developer
6 15 (7.46%) Test Engineer
7 12 (5.97%) JavaScript Developer
7 12 (5.97%) Ruby Developer
7 12 (5.97%) Senior Software Developer
8 11 (5.47%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.48%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 8 (3.98%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) Senior DevOps
11 7 (3.48%) Agile Developer
12 6 (2.99%) Agile .NET Developer
12 6 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 6 (2.99%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (32.84%) HTML
2 44 (21.89%) CSS
3 19 (9.45%) Sass
4 18 (8.96%) JSON
5 14 (6.97%) Dropwizard
5 14 (6.97%) Ruby on Rails
6 13 (6.47%) Django
6 13 (6.47%) jQuery
7 12 (5.97%) AngularJS
7 12 (5.97%) XML
8 9 (4.48%) HTML5
8 9 (4.48%) Spring
9 8 (3.98%) XSL
10 7 (3.48%) .NET
10 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.48%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.48%) J2EE
11 6 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.99%) Backbone.js
11 6 (2.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.43%) Computer Science
2 21 (10.45%) Visualisation
3 18 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.48%) DTV
6 6 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.49%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.49%) iPad
7 5 (2.49%) Statistics
8 4 (1.99%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.99%) Social Media
9 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.49%) MPEG
9 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.00%) IPTV
10 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.00%) User Experience
10 2 (1.00%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 74 (36.82%) Linux
2 65 (32.34%) Unix
3 16 (7.96%) Windows
4 15 (7.46%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.49%) Solaris
6 4 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.49%) CentOS
8 2 (1.00%) Android
8 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.42%) Configuration Management
3 32 (15.92%) OO
4 30 (14.93%) DevOps
5 28 (13.93%) Web Development
6 26 (12.94%) TDD
7 25 (12.44%) Scrum
8 24 (11.94%) Software Engineering
9 23 (11.44%) Responsive Web Design
10 22 (10.95%) Unit Testing
10 22 (10.95%) Web Design
11 20 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (9.45%) Open Source
13 18 (8.96%) Integration Testing
14 17 (8.46%) Machine Learning
15 14 (6.97%) Analytics
15 14 (6.97%) ITIL
15 14 (6.97%) SDLC
16 13 (6.47%) ETL
16 13 (6.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 115 (57.21%) Java
2 66 (32.84%) JavaScript
3 59 (29.35%) SQL
4 58 (28.86%) C++
5 54 (26.87%) Ruby
6 52 (25.87%) Perl
7 39 (19.40%) Bash Shell
8 32 (15.92%) MATLAB
9 27 (13.43%) C#
10 26 (12.94%) R
11 21 (10.45%) C
12 16 (7.96%) Scala
13 11 (5.47%) PHP
13 11 (5.47%) Shell Script
14 9 (4.48%) Objective-C
15 8 (3.98%) Delphi
15 8 (3.98%) Lua
15 8 (3.98%) PL/1
15 8 (3.98%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (35.82%) Security Cleared
2 49 (24.38%) DV Cleared
3 40 (19.90%) Degree
4 19 (9.45%) ISTQB
5 12 (5.97%) PhD
6 6 (2.99%) ISEB
7 3 (1.49%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.00%) RHCE
8 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) CISSP
9 1 (0.50%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.50%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.50%) HND
9 1 (0.50%) OSCE
9 1 (0.50%) OSCP
9 1 (0.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.45%) QA
2 5 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.49%) OIPF
4 1 (0.50%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.50%) RMADS
4 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.99%) Samba
2 6 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Docker
4 1 (0.50%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (12.44%) Puppet
2 12 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.47%) Nagios
4 3 (1.49%) Ansible
5 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.50%) Oozie
6 1 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (12.44%) Oracle
2 21 (10.45%) Red Hat
3 15 (7.46%) VMware
4 11 (5.47%) F5
5 8 (3.98%) Apple
6 6 (2.99%) NetApp
7 5 (2.49%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.49%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.99%) Adobe
8 4 (1.99%) HP
8 4 (1.99%) SAP
9 3 (1.49%) Sun
10 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.00%) Cisco
10 2 (1.00%) IBM
11 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.50%) Juniper
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