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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / South West
Rank 57 41 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing Python 85 127 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.17% 4.30% 2.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.94% 11.09% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 88 59
Median daily rate £450 £363 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
1071 1145 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.92% 38.80% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 720 779
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 93 63
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £56.40 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +5 33 £475 +2.98% 17
Devon -8 15 £376 +0.26% 5
Bristol -28 14 £513 +46.42% 26
Somerset +11 10 £375 - 13
Wiltshire +1 9 £488 +31.75% 2
Dorset +3 4 £338 +60.71% 3
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 121 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (44.39%) Linux
3 83 (40.49%) Java
4 81 (39.51%) Security Cleared
5 65 (31.71%) DevOps
6 59 (28.78%) DV Cleared
7 49 (23.90%) Software Engineering
7 49 (23.90%) Ruby
8 47 (22.93%) Bash Shell
9 44 (21.46%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (20.98%) JavaScript
11 41 (20.00%) Perl
11 41 (20.00%) Docker
12 40 (19.51%) Jenkins
13 38 (18.54%) Windows
14 34 (16.59%) SQL
15 33 (16.10%) Selenium
15 33 (16.10%) Ansible
16 32 (15.61%) C++
16 32 (15.61%) HTML
17 31 (15.12%) Unix
17 31 (15.12%) Scrum
17 31 (15.12%) Git (software)
18 30 (14.63%) C
19 29 (14.15%) Hadoop
20 28 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (13.66%) JIRA
21 27 (13.17%) SQL Server
22 26 (12.68%) Oracle
22 26 (12.68%) CSS

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 16 (7.80%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (7.32%) Confluence
3 10 (4.88%) Apache Spark
4 9 (4.39%) Apache
5 8 (3.90%) OpenStack
5 8 (3.90%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.93%) nginx
7 3 (1.46%) Apache Qpid
7 3 (1.46%) Jupyter
7 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.98%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.98%) JBoss
8 2 (0.98%) SAS
8 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.49%) CMS
9 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.49%) IIS
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.49%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.39%) GitHub
4 7 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.93%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (2.44%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (2.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (2.44%) Route 53
7 4 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.85%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.90%) HTTP
3 6 (2.93%) Internet
3 6 (2.93%) SSL
4 5 (2.44%) DNS
5 4 (1.95%) Firewall
5 4 (1.95%) NAS
5 4 (1.95%) SAN
5 4 (1.95%) VoIP
5 4 (1.95%) VPN
5 4 (1.95%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.46%) AMQP
6 3 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.49%) IPv6
7 1 (0.49%) LAN
7 1 (0.49%) Network Security
7 1 (0.49%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.49%) WAN
7 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.15%) Hadoop
2 27 (13.17%) SQL Server
3 25 (12.20%) Big Data
4 16 (7.80%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (5.85%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.39%) MySQL
8 8 (3.90%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.95%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.98%) dBASE
12 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
13 1 (0.49%) DB2
13 1 (0.49%) Power BI
13 1 (0.49%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 40 (19.51%) Jenkins
2 33 (16.10%) Selenium
3 31 (15.12%) Git (software)
4 28 (13.66%) JIRA
5 19 (9.27%) LoadRunner
6 14 (6.83%) Cucumber
7 13 (6.34%) JMeter
8 12 (5.85%) Ant
9 10 (4.88%) Maven
9 10 (4.88%) Vagrant
10 8 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.90%) Bitbucket
10 8 (3.90%) Hudson
11 7 (3.41%) Subversion
11 7 (3.41%) WebDriver
12 6 (2.93%) Rational Functional Tester
12 6 (2.93%) Selenium IDE
13 5 (2.44%) Artifactory
13 5 (2.44%) SonarQube
13 5 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (5.37%) Finance
2 9 (4.39%) Electronics
3 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.44%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (42.93%) Developer
2 26 (12.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (12.20%) Python Developer
4 24 (11.71%) Java Developer
5 20 (9.76%) Software Engineer
6 18 (8.78%) Test Engineer
7 11 (5.37%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 11 (5.37%) Integration Engineer
7 11 (5.37%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Analyst
8 10 (4.88%) Software Developer
9 9 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (3.90%) Architect
11 7 (3.41%) Big Data Engineer
11 7 (3.41%) Tester
12 6 (2.93%) Applications Developer
12 6 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (2.93%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.93%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (2.93%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.61%) HTML
2 26 (12.68%) CSS
3 21 (10.24%) .NET
4 20 (9.76%) AngularJS
4 20 (9.76%) RESTful
5 18 (8.78%) HTML5
6 14 (6.83%) Flask
7 13 (6.34%) J2EE
7 13 (6.34%) REST
7 13 (6.34%) Web Services
8 12 (5.85%) XML
9 11 (5.37%) CSS3
9 11 (5.37%) Spring
10 10 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (4.39%) Sass
12 8 (3.90%) Django
13 7 (3.41%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (3.41%) JSON
13 7 (3.41%) SOAP
13 7 (3.41%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.41%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.46%) Social Media
6 3 (1.46%) User Experience
7 2 (0.98%) CESG
7 2 (0.98%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.98%) Digital TV
7 2 (0.98%) STB
8 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 91 (44.39%) Linux
2 38 (18.54%) Windows
3 31 (15.12%) Unix
4 18 (8.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.37%) CentOS
6 8 (3.90%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.95%) CoreOS
8 3 (1.46%) Android
8 3 (1.46%) Debian
9 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (31.71%) DevOps
3 49 (23.90%) Software Engineering
4 44 (21.46%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (15.12%) Scrum
6 25 (12.20%) Software Testing
7 23 (11.22%) Open Source
8 22 (10.73%) OO
8 22 (10.73%) TDD
9 20 (9.76%) SDLC
10 19 (9.27%) Configuration Management
11 18 (8.78%) Automated Testing
12 16 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.32%) Unit Testing
14 14 (6.83%) Automation Testing
15 13 (6.34%) Analytics
15 13 (6.34%) Defect Tracking
15 13 (6.34%) Integration Testing
16 12 (5.85%) BDD
16 12 (5.85%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (40.49%) Java
2 49 (23.90%) Ruby
3 47 (22.93%) Bash Shell
4 43 (20.98%) JavaScript
5 41 (20.00%) Perl
6 34 (16.59%) SQL
7 32 (15.61%) C++
8 30 (14.63%) C
9 20 (9.76%) C#
10 12 (5.85%) PowerShell
10 12 (5.85%) Scala
11 8 (3.90%) PHP
12 7 (3.41%) Embedded C++
12 7 (3.41%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.93%) Go
14 5 (2.44%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.95%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.95%) R
16 3 (1.46%) Lua
16 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (39.51%) Security Cleared
2 59 (28.78%) DV Cleared
3 26 (12.68%) SC Cleared
4 15 (7.32%) ISTQB
5 14 (6.83%) ISEB
6 6 (2.93%) Degree
6 6 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.98%) CCNA
8 2 (0.98%) CCNP
8 2 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.44%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (20.00%) Docker
2 10 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.90%) LXC
4 6 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.95%) Firmware
5 4 (1.95%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.46%) Snort
7 1 (0.49%) Gluster
7 1 (0.49%) HDFS
7 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (16.10%) Ansible
2 24 (11.71%) Puppet
3 16 (7.80%) Terraform
4 14 (6.83%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.93%) Packer
6 6 (2.93%) Salt
7 5 (2.44%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.44%) Nagios
7 5 (2.44%) OSSEC
8 3 (1.46%) Nessus
8 3 (1.46%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.46%) QRadar
9 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 26 (12.68%) Oracle
2 11 (5.37%) Cloudera
2 11 (5.37%) HP
2 11 (5.37%) VMware
3 9 (4.39%) SaltStack
4 7 (3.41%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.44%) Google
5 5 (2.44%) New Relic
5 5 (2.44%) SAP
6 4 (1.95%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.46%) Adobe
7 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.46%) Cisco
7 3 (1.46%) Citrix
7 3 (1.46%) Intel Security
7 3 (1.46%) ScanSafe
7 3 (1.46%) Splunk
7 3 (1.46%) Sybase
8 2 (0.98%) IBM
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