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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 38 56 97
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +41
Contract jobs citing Python 133 99 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.46% 3.07% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.34% 8.20% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 60 16
Average daily rate £363 £450 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +56.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -19.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £28.50 £35.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £44.40 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
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
1173 1208 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.38% 37.47% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 777 544
Average daily rate £370 £386 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 75 45
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.80 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 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
(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
Bristol +22 43 £350 -20.00% 23
Gloucestershire -6 31 £450 -2.70% 18
Devon +12 26 £375 +45.63% 2
Wiltshire -3 15 £370 +35.77% 7
Cornwall - 2 £300 - 1
Somerset +1 1 - - 2
Dorset - 1 £210 - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 84 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 81 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (39.41%) Linux
4 79 (38.92%) Java
5 78 (38.42%) JavaScript
6 71 (34.98%) HTML
7 67 (33.00%) Git (software)
8 61 (30.05%) Ruby
9 60 (29.56%) SQL
10 58 (28.57%) Bash Shell
11 52 (25.62%) Perl
12 51 (25.12%) Subversion
12 51 (25.12%) DV Cleared
13 50 (24.63%) TDD
14 44 (21.67%) OO
15 41 (20.20%) NoSQL
16 39 (19.21%) Unix
17 38 (18.72%) CSS
18 37 (18.23%) Elasticsearch
19 35 (17.24%) Open Source
19 35 (17.24%) Configuration Management
20 32 (15.76%) Oracle
20 32 (15.76%) Jenkins
21 31 (15.27%) Puppet
22 28 (13.79%) Software Testing
22 28 (13.79%) Finance
22 28 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
23 27 (13.30%) Software Engineering
23 27 (13.30%) OOD

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 37 (18.23%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.94%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.96%) nginx
4 5 (2.46%) Node.js
5 3 (1.48%) Apache
5 3 (1.48%) JBoss
5 3 (1.48%) SAS
5 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.99%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.99%) Confluence
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.48%) MS Office
2 2 (0.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (4.43%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (2.96%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.48%) BigMachines
4 3 (1.48%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.88%) GitHub
3 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.48%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Pure360
5 1 (0.49%) Responsys
5 1 (0.49%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.37%) HTTP
2 13 (6.40%) HbbTV
3 12 (5.91%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.96%) Broadband
5 5 (2.46%) DNS
5 5 (2.46%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.46%) SSL
6 4 (1.97%) DHCP
6 4 (1.97%) DVB
7 2 (0.99%) Firewall
7 2 (0.99%) IPsec
7 2 (0.99%) IPv6
7 2 (0.99%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.99%) OSPF
7 2 (0.99%) RFID
7 2 (0.99%) SSH
8 1 (0.49%) GSM
8 1 (0.49%) Internet
8 1 (0.49%) OpenFlow
8 1 (0.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.20%) NoSQL
2 24 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (10.84%) MongoDB
3 22 (10.84%) MySQL
4 16 (7.88%) Relational Database
5 13 (6.40%) Big Data
6 12 (5.91%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.97%) Redis
8 3 (1.48%) GIS
9 2 (0.99%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.99%) QGIS
9 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.49%) Impala
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (33.00%) Git (software)
2 51 (25.12%) Subversion
3 32 (15.76%) Jenkins
4 20 (9.85%) RSpec
5 18 (8.87%) Cucumber
6 14 (6.90%) Ant
7 13 (6.40%) Capybara
7 13 (6.40%) git-flow
7 13 (6.40%) JUnit
7 13 (6.40%) Maven
8 12 (5.91%) ClearCase
9 11 (5.42%) Selenium
10 9 (4.43%) LoadRunner
10 9 (4.43%) Visual Studio
11 8 (3.94%) Apache Ivy
12 7 (3.45%) Grunt
12 7 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (2.96%) Gerrit
13 6 (2.96%) JIRA
General
1 28 (13.79%) Finance
2 10 (4.93%) Electronics
3 9 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.94%) Marketing
5 7 (3.45%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (48.28%) Developer
2 31 (15.27%) Python Developer
3 22 (10.84%) Senior Developer
4 21 (10.34%) Software Developer
5 15 (7.39%) Ruby Developer
6 14 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 13 (6.40%) JavaScript Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Digital Developer
8 10 (4.93%) Senior Software Developer
8 10 (4.93%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Test Manager
9 9 (4.43%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.43%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (4.43%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Tester
10 8 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (3.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (3.94%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.94%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (3.94%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (34.98%) HTML
2 38 (18.72%) CSS
3 23 (11.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 16 (7.88%) .NET
4 16 (7.88%) Django
4 16 (7.88%) Web Services
5 15 (7.39%) Sass
6 14 (6.90%) jQuery
7 11 (5.42%) ASP.NET
7 11 (5.42%) JSON
8 10 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (4.93%) Flask
9 8 (3.94%) HTML5
9 8 (3.94%) XML
10 7 (3.45%) CSS3
11 6 (2.96%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (2.96%) ELK Stack
11 6 (2.96%) Middleware
12 4 (1.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.36%) Visualisation
3 16 (7.88%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.40%) DTV
5 7 (3.45%) iPad
6 6 (2.96%) MPEG
7 5 (2.46%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.97%) IPTV
8 4 (1.97%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.97%) Statistics
8 4 (1.97%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.48%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.99%) Physics
10 2 (0.99%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (39.41%) Linux
2 39 (19.21%) Unix
3 21 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (7.88%) Windows
5 14 (6.90%) Mac OS X
6 13 (6.40%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (3.94%) CentOS
8 4 (1.97%) Fedora
9 2 (0.99%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.99%) SmartOS
9 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.63%) TDD
3 44 (21.67%) OO
4 35 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 35 (17.24%) Open Source
5 28 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (13.79%) Software Testing
6 27 (13.30%) OOD
6 27 (13.30%) Software Engineering
7 25 (12.32%) Mentoring
8 24 (11.82%) ITIL
9 23 (11.33%) DevOps
10 22 (10.84%) OOA/OOD
11 20 (9.85%) Coaching
11 20 (9.85%) Scrum
11 20 (9.85%) Web Development
12 18 (8.87%) BDD
12 18 (8.87%) ITIL V3
12 18 (8.87%) Risk Analysis
12 18 (8.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (38.92%) Java
2 78 (38.42%) JavaScript
3 61 (30.05%) Ruby
4 60 (29.56%) SQL
5 58 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 52 (25.62%) Perl
7 25 (12.32%) C++
8 22 (10.84%) C#
9 16 (7.88%) PHP
10 15 (7.39%) Scala
11 13 (6.40%) AWK
11 13 (6.40%) C
11 13 (6.40%) sed
11 13 (6.40%) Shell Script
12 8 (3.94%) Lua
13 7 (3.45%) R
13 7 (3.45%) VB
14 5 (2.46%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.48%) Apex Code
15 3 (1.48%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 84 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 51 (25.12%) DV Cleared
3 26 (12.81%) Degree
4 17 (8.37%) ISTQB
5 13 (6.40%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.91%) ISEB
7 7 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.96%) Sun Certification
9 3 (1.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.49%) CISSP
11 1 (0.49%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.49%) GWAPT
11 1 (0.49%) HND
11 1 (0.49%) OSCE
11 1 (0.49%) OSCP
11 1 (0.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.34%) QA
2 9 (4.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.96%) OIPF
4 1 (0.49%) DO-178B
System Software
1 12 (5.91%) Samba
2 11 (5.42%) NFS
3 10 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.45%) KVM
5 6 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.46%) Docker
7 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.99%) Btrfs
7 2 (0.99%) Firmware
7 2 (0.99%) iptables
7 2 (0.99%) LXC
7 2 (0.99%) Snort
7 2 (0.99%) Squid
7 2 (0.99%) Varnish
7 2 (0.99%) vCloud
7 2 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (15.27%) Puppet
2 28 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (8.87%) Ansible
4 5 (2.46%) Ganglia
4 5 (2.46%) Graphite
4 5 (2.46%) Kibana
4 5 (2.46%) Nagios
4 5 (2.46%) Riemann
5 3 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.99%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.99%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.99%) Nessus
6 2 (0.99%) OpenView
6 2 (0.99%) systemd
7 1 (0.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 32 (15.76%) Oracle
2 23 (11.33%) Red Hat
3 13 (6.40%) VMware
4 12 (5.91%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.91%) NetApp
5 11 (5.42%) HP
6 9 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.45%) SAP
7 7 (3.45%) Splunk
8 6 (2.96%) Sun
9 4 (1.97%) Cisco
10 3 (1.48%) Siebel
11 2 (0.99%) Adobe
11 2 (0.99%) Apple
11 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.99%) Freescale
11 2 (0.99%) IBM
11 2 (0.99%) OpenText
11 2 (0.99%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.99%) Sophos
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