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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 69 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Python 79 65 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.47% 2.12% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.17% 5.62% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 14
Average daily rate
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£399 £401 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.37% +24.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £35.00 £28.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £35.00 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -26.47%
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
1280 1156 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.00% 37.68% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 760 447
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 47 42
Average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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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 +1 42 £425 -5.55% 14
Bristol -3 23 £325 +5.60% 15
Wiltshire +4 8 £420 +37.70% 4
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 89 (54.27%) Java
1 89 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (51.83%) Security Cleared
3 76 (46.34%) Linux
4 72 (43.90%) DV Cleared
5 69 (42.07%) Perl
6 62 (37.80%) Ruby
7 49 (29.88%) JavaScript
7 49 (29.88%) Bash Shell
8 47 (28.66%) C++
9 42 (25.61%) UNIX
10 39 (23.78%) Subversion
11 36 (21.95%) Git (software)
12 35 (21.34%) PHP
12 35 (21.34%) SQL
13 34 (20.73%) Puppet
14 32 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (18.90%) MySQL
15 31 (18.90%) Oracle
15 31 (18.90%) Configuration Management
16 29 (17.68%) HTML
16 29 (17.68%) OO
17 28 (17.07%) Release Management
18 26 (15.85%) ClearCase
19 25 (15.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 25 (15.24%) Scrum
20 24 (14.63%) Windows
20 24 (14.63%) Shell Script
21 23 (14.02%) TDD
22 22 (13.41%) Red Hat

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (10.37%) JBoss
2 15 (9.15%) Apache
3 11 (6.71%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.05%) IIS
5 5 (3.05%) nginx
6 4 (2.44%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.44%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.61%) Node.js
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.61%) WordPress
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.27%) GitHub
3 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.54%) TCP/IP
1 14 (8.54%) 3G
2 11 (6.71%) SDH
2 11 (6.71%) Wireshark
3 10 (6.10%) 2G
3 10 (6.10%) 2.5G
4 9 (5.49%) 4G
5 8 (4.88%) DNS
6 6 (3.66%) IPsec
7 5 (3.05%) LAN
7 5 (3.05%) WAN
7 5 (3.05%) Firewall
8 4 (2.44%) LDAP
9 3 (1.83%) HTTP
10 2 (1.22%) Broadband
10 2 (1.22%) DHCP
10 2 (1.22%) Wireless
10 2 (1.22%) SSH
10 2 (1.22%) OSPF
10 2 (1.22%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.90%) MySQL
2 19 (11.59%) MongoDB
3 16 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.88%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.27%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.44%) Big Data
6 4 (2.44%) MarkLogic
7 3 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.22%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.61%) DB2
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.61%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (23.78%) Subversion
2 36 (21.95%) Git (software)
3 26 (15.85%) ClearCase
4 25 (15.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 19 (11.59%) Ant
6 18 (10.98%) Maven
6 18 (10.98%) Jenkins
7 17 (10.37%) Apache Ivy
8 15 (9.15%) JIRA
9 12 (7.32%) LoadRunner
9 12 (7.32%) Cucumber
10 10 (6.10%) SoapUI
11 8 (4.88%) Hudson
12 7 (4.27%) Selenium
13 6 (3.66%) JMeter
13 6 (3.66%) Rational Functional Tester
13 6 (3.66%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (3.66%) JBehave
14 3 (1.83%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.83%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (6.10%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.05%) Electronics
4 2 (1.22%) Marketing
4 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Military
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 81 (49.39%) Developer
2 39 (23.78%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.59%) Administrator
4 18 (10.98%) Python Developer
4 18 (10.98%) Linux Administrator
5 17 (10.37%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (9.76%) Software Engineer
6 16 (9.76%) C++ Developer
7 15 (9.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.10%) Analyst
9 9 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (5.49%) Test Analyst
9 9 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.27%) Tester
11 7 (4.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.66%) Software Tester
13 5 (3.05%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.68%) HTML
2 22 (13.41%) XML
3 19 (11.59%) J2EE
4 18 (10.98%) Web Services
5 15 (9.15%) Django
6 14 (8.54%) Hibernate
7 13 (7.93%) STL
8 12 (7.32%) CSS
9 10 (6.10%) EJB
9 10 (6.10%) JAXB
9 10 (6.10%) JSF
9 10 (6.10%) JSON
9 10 (6.10%) JPA
9 10 (6.10%) EJB 3.0
10 8 (4.88%) jQuery
11 7 (4.27%) RESTful
11 7 (4.27%) Flask
12 6 (3.66%) Java EE
13 5 (3.05%) Drools
13 5 (3.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Client/Server
2 10 (6.10%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.49%) User Experience
3 9 (5.49%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.88%) DTV
5 7 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.83%) GIS
7 2 (1.22%) MPEG
7 2 (1.22%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.22%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.22%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.22%) IPTV
7 2 (1.22%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.61%) Ergonomics
8 1 (0.61%) CESG
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 76 (46.34%) Linux
2 42 (25.61%) UNIX
3 24 (14.63%) Windows
4 16 (9.76%) CentOS
5 13 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.27%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.66%) Debian
8 5 (3.05%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.44%) Fedora
9 4 (2.44%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.83%) VMS
11 2 (1.22%) SmartOS
11 2 (1.22%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (18.90%) Configuration Management
4 29 (17.68%) OO
5 28 (17.07%) Release Management
6 25 (15.24%) Scrum
7 23 (14.02%) TDD
8 20 (12.20%) Software Engineering
9 18 (10.98%) DevOps
10 13 (7.93%) OOD
11 12 (7.32%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.10%) ITIL
13 9 (5.49%) Test Scripting
14 7 (4.27%) Web Development
14 7 (4.27%) User Stories
14 7 (4.27%) Software Testing
15 6 (3.66%) Functional Testing
15 6 (3.66%) Test Planning
15 6 (3.66%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (54.27%) Java
2 69 (42.07%) Perl
3 62 (37.80%) Ruby
4 49 (29.88%) Bash Shell
4 49 (29.88%) JavaScript
5 47 (28.66%) C++
6 35 (21.34%) PHP
6 35 (21.34%) SQL
7 24 (14.63%) Shell Script
8 21 (12.80%) C
9 16 (9.76%) Lua
10 10 (6.10%) PowerShell
10 10 (6.10%) C#
11 8 (4.88%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.44%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.22%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.61%) Scala
14 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.61%) C-shell
14 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 85 (51.83%) Security Cleared
2 72 (43.90%) DV Cleared
3 20 (12.20%) Degree
4 13 (7.93%) Sun Certification
5 12 (7.32%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.10%) ISEB
7 9 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (4.27%) OCPJP
9 6 (3.66%) ISTQB
9 6 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.05%) CCNA
11 4 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.27%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.05%) vSphere
3 3 (1.83%) Postfix
3 3 (1.83%) Samba
3 3 (1.83%) Xen
4 2 (1.22%) Snort
4 2 (1.22%) Squid
4 2 (1.22%) Firmware
4 2 (1.22%) XenServer
4 2 (1.22%) Varnish
4 2 (1.22%) vCloud
4 2 (1.22%) KVM
4 2 (1.22%) Docker
4 2 (1.22%) LXC
4 2 (1.22%) iptables
4 2 (1.22%) Btrfs
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (20.73%) Puppet
2 21 (12.80%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.71%) Ansible
4 9 (5.49%) Salt
4 9 (5.49%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (1.83%) Ganeti
6 3 (1.83%) Bcfg2
7 2 (1.22%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.22%) systemd
7 2 (1.22%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.22%) CFEngine
7 2 (1.22%) Nagios
7 2 (1.22%) Nessus
8 1 (0.61%) SCCM
8 1 (0.61%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.61%) AppManager
8 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (18.90%) Oracle
2 22 (13.41%) Red Hat
3 18 (10.98%) VMware
4 13 (7.93%) Sun
5 6 (3.66%) OpenText
6 4 (2.44%) NetApp
6 4 (2.44%) Lotus
7 3 (1.83%) Zend
8 2 (1.22%) Citrix
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.22%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.61%) SAP
9 1 (0.61%) Siebel
9 1 (0.61%) Progress
9 1 (0.61%) IBM
9 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.61%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.61%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.61%) ESRI
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LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Oracle
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Rate: From £29,228 to £36,378 per annum
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Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
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