The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 26 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Python 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.52% - 2.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.31% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£530 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
Python
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Programming Languages Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
113 91 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 47.48% 51.70% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 54 35
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Suffolk region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Python
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Ipswich - 6 £530 - 1
Python
East of England

Python
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Shell Script
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Release Management
3 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (66.67%) User Stories
3 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Military
5 1 (16.67%) Jython
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) JRuby

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Test Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Release Management
3 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (66.67%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) Jython
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared