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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 60 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs citing Python 91 29 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.77% 1.29% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.66% 3.63% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 24
Average daily rate
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£450 £288 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £316 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 8
Average hourly rate £28.50 £33.75 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -16.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-22.66% -0.66%
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
1188 799 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.12% 35.65% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 524 578
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 65 85
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.92 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.86 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 24 November 2014.

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 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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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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 +17 39 £450 - 18
Wiltshire +6 29 £400 +2.43% 4
Bristol -16 10 £425 +41.66% 24
Somerset -4 4 £438 +59.09% 13
Dorset +4 1 - -
Devon -25 1 - - 3
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 99 (70.71%) Linux
2 56 (40.00%) Perl
3 55 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 54 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (36.43%) Java
5 51 (36.43%) Bash Shell
6 49 (35.00%) C++
7 48 (34.29%) Ruby
8 45 (32.14%) DV Cleared
9 41 (29.29%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (28.57%) UNIX
11 36 (25.71%) OO
12 33 (23.57%) PHP
12 33 (23.57%) Release Management
13 30 (21.43%) Subversion
13 30 (21.43%) Red Hat
13 30 (21.43%) Electronics
14 28 (20.00%) JavaScript
15 27 (19.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 27 (19.29%) ClearCase
15 27 (19.29%) Test Automation
16 24 (17.14%) CentOS
16 24 (17.14%) Maven
17 23 (16.43%) C
17 23 (16.43%) SQL
18 21 (15.00%) Ant
18 21 (15.00%) Apache Ivy
19 20 (14.29%) Configuration Management
19 20 (14.29%) Software Engineering
20 19 (13.57%) MySQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 16 (11.43%) Apache
2 8 (5.71%) nginx
3 7 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.14%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.14%) Moodle
4 3 (2.14%) Drupal
5 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.71%) Node.js
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.71%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.86%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (5.71%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) GitHub
6 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.71%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) Internet
2 10 (7.14%) LDAP
3 8 (5.71%) SMTP
4 4 (2.86%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.86%) HTTP
4 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.86%) DNS
4 4 (2.86%) SAN
4 4 (2.86%) AMQP
4 4 (2.86%) Multicast
5 3 (2.14%) NAS
5 3 (2.14%) WAN
5 3 (2.14%) SSL
5 3 (2.14%) LAN
6 2 (1.43%) IPv4
6 2 (1.43%) IPv6
6 2 (1.43%) 3G
6 2 (1.43%) Wireless
6 2 (1.43%) 2G
6 2 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.57%) MySQL
2 6 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.86%) SQLite
3 4 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.14%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.14%) HBase
4 3 (2.14%) Big Data
4 3 (2.14%) Voldemort
5 1 (0.71%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 30 (21.43%) Subversion
2 27 (19.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 27 (19.29%) ClearCase
3 24 (17.14%) Maven
4 21 (15.00%) Ant
4 21 (15.00%) Apache Ivy
5 18 (12.86%) Git (software)
6 13 (9.29%) Jenkins
7 11 (7.86%) GoogleTest
8 9 (6.43%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.57%) Selenium
10 4 (2.86%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.86%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (2.14%) GCC
11 3 (2.14%) GDB
12 2 (1.43%) NUnit
12 2 (1.43%) Hudson
12 2 (1.43%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.71%) Valgrind
13 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
General
1 30 (21.43%) Electronics
2 16 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.43%) Finance
3 9 (6.43%) Automotive
4 8 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Avionics
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (42.14%) Developer
2 24 (17.14%) Software Engineer
2 24 (17.14%) Test Engineer
3 20 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 20 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 20 (14.29%) Tester
4 16 (11.43%) Software Tester
4 16 (11.43%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Python Developer
6 7 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) Administrator
7 6 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.86%) LAMP
2 10 (7.14%) Web Services
3 9 (6.43%) Spring
4 5 (3.57%) .NET
4 5 (3.57%) CSS
4 5 (3.57%) jQuery
4 5 (3.57%) Apache Camel
5 4 (2.86%) QML
5 4 (2.86%) Qt
5 4 (2.86%) RESTful
5 4 (2.86%) J2EE
5 4 (2.86%) OpenGL
6 3 (2.14%) CORBA
6 3 (2.14%) Servlets
6 3 (2.14%) STL
6 3 (2.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.43%) wxWidgets
7 2 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.43%) POSIX
7 2 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Open Source
2 8 (5.71%) DTV
3 7 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.14%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.14%) Animation
6 3 (2.14%) VLE
7 2 (1.43%) SCADA
7 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) CESG
8 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.71%) PKI
8 1 (0.71%) Physics
8 1 (0.71%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.71%) Wiki
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 99 (70.71%) Linux
2 40 (28.57%) UNIX
3 24 (17.14%) CentOS
4 18 (12.86%) Windows
5 15 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (4.29%) Fedora
8 5 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.57%) Solaris
9 4 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.86%) Debian
10 3 (2.14%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.71%) SELinux
11 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.29%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (25.71%) OO
4 33 (23.57%) Release Management
5 27 (19.29%) Test Automation
6 20 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 20 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 18 (12.86%) Scrum
8 17 (12.14%) DevOps
9 15 (10.71%) Test Scripting
10 12 (8.57%) Multithreading
10 12 (8.57%) Load Balancing
11 11 (7.86%) TDD
12 9 (6.43%) Programme Management
12 9 (6.43%) Unit Testing
13 8 (5.71%) Automation Testing
13 8 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
13 8 (5.71%) Software Testing
13 8 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 56 (40.00%) Perl
2 51 (36.43%) Java
2 51 (36.43%) Bash Shell
3 49 (35.00%) C++
4 48 (34.29%) Ruby
5 33 (23.57%) PHP
6 28 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 23 (16.43%) C
7 23 (16.43%) SQL
8 13 (9.29%) Lua
9 10 (7.14%) Shell Script
10 7 (5.00%) PL/SQL
11 6 (4.29%) C#
11 6 (4.29%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.14%) VC++
12 3 (2.14%) PHP5
12 3 (2.14%) VB
12 3 (2.14%) R
13 2 (1.43%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 45 (32.14%) DV Cleared
3 10 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.43%) Sun Certification
5 6 (4.29%) Degree
6 4 (2.86%) ISEB
6 4 (2.86%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.14%) RHCSA
7 3 (2.14%) CCENT
7 3 (2.14%) OCPJP
7 3 (2.14%) LPIC
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.71%) HND
8 1 (0.71%) CCNA
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) JTAG
1 1 (0.71%) DO-160
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) NFS
1 7 (5.00%) Samba
2 3 (2.14%) Squid
2 3 (2.14%) Xen
2 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.14%) qmail
2 3 (2.14%) Postfix
2 3 (2.14%) Sendmail
2 3 (2.14%) KVM
3 2 (1.43%) vCloud
4 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (12.86%) Puppet
2 17 (12.14%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.14%) Nagios
4 8 (5.71%) Cacti
5 3 (2.14%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.43%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (1.43%) Ansible
7 1 (0.71%) logstash
7 1 (0.71%) Salt
7 1 (0.71%) YUM
7 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 30 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 13 (9.29%) Google
3 10 (7.14%) Sun
4 9 (6.43%) Oracle
5 8 (5.71%) SAP
5 8 (5.71%) Percona
6 5 (3.57%) VMware
7 4 (2.86%) Cisco
8 3 (2.14%) Progress
8 3 (2.14%) Juniper
8 3 (2.14%) F5
9 2 (1.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (1.43%) IBM
10 1 (0.71%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.71%) Siemens
10 1 (0.71%) Sony
10 1 (0.71%) Huawei
10 1 (0.71%) NorthgateArinso
10 1 (0.71%) Rackspace
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