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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 64 70 105
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +35
Contract jobs citing Python 70 74 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.35% 2.47% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.38% 6.47% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£438 £388 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +9.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 £46.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.65% +41.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
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
1098 1144 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.81% 38.18% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 754 440
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 49
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 43 £458 +1.77% 9
Bristol -11 14 £350 - 22
Devon - 5 £469 - 6
Wiltshire -10 4 - - 5
Somerset +17 2 - - 7
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 87 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (48.80%) Linux
3 80 (48.19%) Security Cleared
4 77 (46.39%) Ruby
5 76 (45.78%) Java
6 67 (40.36%) Perl
6 67 (40.36%) DV Cleared
7 62 (37.35%) Bash Shell
8 52 (31.33%) Subversion
9 44 (26.51%) OO
10 43 (25.90%) PHP
10 43 (25.90%) UNIX
11 41 (24.70%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (23.49%) Git (software)
13 38 (22.89%) JavaScript
13 38 (22.89%) C++
14 36 (21.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 36 (21.69%) ClearCase
14 36 (21.69%) Puppet
15 35 (21.08%) Scrum
16 30 (18.07%) Release Management
17 28 (16.87%) Configuration Management
18 27 (16.27%) SQL
19 25 (15.06%) MySQL
20 24 (14.46%) OOD
21 23 (13.86%) C
22 21 (12.65%) J2EE
23 20 (12.05%) TCP/IP
24 19 (11.45%) Maven
24 19 (11.45%) Windows

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (10.84%) JBoss
2 14 (8.43%) Apache
3 8 (4.82%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.01%) ArcGIS
6 4 (2.41%) nginx
7 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.20%) IIS
7 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.60%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.60%) Confluence
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.82%) GitHub
3 5 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.81%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.05%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.64%) 3G
3 13 (7.83%) Wireshark
3 13 (7.83%) SDH
4 12 (7.23%) 2G
4 12 (7.23%) 2.5G
5 11 (6.63%) 4G
6 8 (4.82%) Firewall
6 8 (4.82%) WAN
6 8 (4.82%) LAN
7 7 (4.22%) DNS
8 5 (3.01%) IPsec
9 4 (2.41%) Wireless
9 4 (2.41%) Internet
10 3 (1.81%) ASN.1
11 2 (1.20%) Network Security
11 2 (1.20%) DVB
11 2 (1.20%) HTTP
11 2 (1.20%) DLNA
12 1 (0.60%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.06%) MySQL
2 12 (7.23%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.81%) Big Data
6 3 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (31.33%) Subversion
2 39 (23.49%) Git (software)
3 36 (21.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 36 (21.69%) ClearCase
4 19 (11.45%) Maven
5 18 (10.84%) Apache Ivy
5 18 (10.84%) Ant
6 13 (7.83%) JIRA
7 12 (7.23%) SoapUI
8 9 (5.42%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.82%) Hudson
9 8 (4.82%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.01%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.41%) Rational Functional Tester
12 2 (1.20%) Selenium
13 1 (0.60%) GoogleTest
13 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.60%) JMeter
13 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (10.24%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.02%) Electronics
4 8 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 89 (53.61%) Developer
2 37 (22.29%) Java Developer
3 20 (12.05%) C++ Developer
4 18 (10.84%) Linux Administrator
5 17 (10.24%) Python Developer
5 17 (10.24%) Administrator
6 14 (8.43%) Software Engineer
7 13 (7.83%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 13 (7.83%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (6.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (3.61%) Analyst
13 6 (3.61%) Software Developer
14 5 (3.01%) Designer
14 5 (3.01%) PHP Developer
15 4 (2.41%) GIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.65%) J2EE
2 19 (11.45%) XML
3 17 (10.24%) Web Services
4 16 (9.64%) HTML
5 14 (8.43%) STL
5 14 (8.43%) CSS
6 13 (7.83%) Django
7 12 (7.23%) JAXB
7 12 (7.23%) EJB
7 12 (7.23%) JPA
7 12 (7.23%) EJB 3.0
7 12 (7.23%) JSF
7 12 (7.23%) Hibernate
8 11 (6.63%) JSON
9 9 (5.42%) Flask
9 9 (5.42%) RESTful
10 6 (3.61%) jQuery
11 5 (3.01%) Leaflet
11 5 (3.01%) REST
11 5 (3.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.23%) Client/Server
1 12 (7.23%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.82%) GIS
2 8 (4.82%) DTV
3 6 (3.61%) Open Source
3 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.01%) User Experience
5 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.20%) MPEG
5 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.60%) iDTV
6 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.60%) Wiki
6 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.60%) Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) STB
Operating Systems
1 81 (48.80%) Linux
2 43 (25.90%) UNIX
3 19 (11.45%) Windows
3 19 (11.45%) CentOS
4 14 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.22%) Debian
6 6 (3.61%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.01%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (2.41%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.81%) VMS
10 2 (1.20%) Fedora
10 2 (1.20%) Android
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (26.51%) OO
3 41 (24.70%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (21.08%) Scrum
5 30 (18.07%) Release Management
6 28 (16.87%) Configuration Management
7 24 (14.46%) OOD
8 17 (10.24%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.64%) DevOps
10 12 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.02%) Test Scripting
12 8 (4.82%) TDD
12 8 (4.82%) Web Development
13 7 (4.22%) User Stories
13 7 (4.22%) Test Automation
13 7 (4.22%) Programme Management
14 6 (3.61%) Digital Marketing
14 6 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (3.61%) E-Commerce
15 5 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 77 (46.39%) Ruby
2 76 (45.78%) Java
3 67 (40.36%) Perl
4 62 (37.35%) Bash Shell
5 43 (25.90%) PHP
6 38 (22.89%) JavaScript
6 38 (22.89%) C++
7 27 (16.27%) SQL
8 23 (13.86%) C
9 17 (10.24%) Lua
10 15 (9.04%) Shell Script
11 7 (4.22%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.01%) C#
13 4 (2.41%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.81%) Go
14 3 (1.81%) Scala
15 2 (1.20%) PHP5
15 2 (1.20%) Embedded C++
15 2 (1.20%) VBA
15 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (48.19%) Security Cleared
2 67 (40.36%) DV Cleared
3 11 (6.63%) Sun Certification
4 9 (5.42%) OCPJP
5 8 (4.82%) CCNA
5 8 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.41%) RHCE
8 3 (1.81%) ISEB
9 2 (1.20%) Degree
9 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.60%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.01%) vSphere
2 5 (3.01%) XenServer
3 4 (2.41%) Samba
3 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.41%) Postfix
4 3 (1.81%) Xen
5 2 (1.20%) Firmware
6 1 (0.60%) iptables
6 1 (0.60%) vCloud
6 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (21.69%) Puppet
2 19 (11.45%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (7.83%) Salt
4 9 (5.42%) Ansible
5 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (3.01%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.41%) Nagios
8 3 (1.81%) Bcfg2
8 3 (1.81%) Ganeti
8 3 (1.81%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.20%) yum
9 2 (1.20%) logstash
9 2 (1.20%) SELinux
10 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.60%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.60%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.60%) AppManager
10 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.45%) Oracle
2 15 (9.04%) Red Hat
3 14 (8.43%) VMware
4 11 (6.63%) Sun
5 6 (3.61%) SAP
6 5 (3.01%) Citrix
7 4 (2.41%) ESRI
8 3 (1.81%) Zend
9 2 (1.20%) Progress
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.60%) Twitter
10 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.60%) Sybase
10 1 (0.60%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.60%) Google
10 1 (0.60%) OpenText
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £30k - £35k plus package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago