The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 20 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing Python 19 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.56% 0.59% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.45% 2.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
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 Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
103 71 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 30.12% 21.01% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 47 91
Median daily rate £438 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £46.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -13.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Bedfordshire region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton +6 12 £490 -2.00% 4
Bedford - 6 £450 -
Python
East of England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 19 (90.48%) Ruby
2 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
3 17 (80.95%) Cucumber
4 16 (76.19%) BDD
4 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (76.19%) QA
5 15 (71.43%) Selenium
5 15 (71.43%) JIRA
5 15 (71.43%) SoapUI
6 14 (66.67%) SDET
7 13 (61.90%) C#
7 13 (61.90%) Perl
8 12 (57.14%) E-Commerce
8 12 (57.14%) JUnit
8 12 (57.14%) TDD
8 12 (57.14%) Defect Management
8 12 (57.14%) SpecFlow
8 12 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (57.14%) ATDD
8 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
8 12 (57.14%) JBehave
8 12 (57.14%) WebDriver
8 12 (57.14%) TestNG
8 12 (57.14%) TeamCity
8 12 (57.14%) Feature Driven Development
9 11 (52.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (52.38%) Java
10 10 (47.62%) Ant
10 10 (47.62%) Maven

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) Cucumber
2 15 (71.43%) JIRA
2 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 15 (71.43%) SoapUI
3 12 (57.14%) JBehave
3 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 12 (57.14%) JUnit
3 12 (57.14%) SpecFlow
3 12 (57.14%) TeamCity
3 12 (57.14%) TestNG
3 12 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 11 (52.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (47.62%) Ant
5 10 (47.62%) Maven
6 5 (23.81%) Appium
7 4 (19.05%) Calabash
8 2 (9.52%) Subversion
9 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
9 1 (4.76%) Mocha
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Developer in Test
4 4 (19.05%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Senior C# Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior C# Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.76%) Verilog
2 1 (4.76%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Android
1 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
3 16 (76.19%) BDD
3 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (57.14%) ATDD
4 12 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (57.14%) Defect Management
4 12 (57.14%) E-Commerce
4 12 (57.14%) Feature Driven Development
4 12 (57.14%) TDD
5 8 (38.10%) API Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.76%) Digital Signal Processing
9 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.76%) Signal Processing
9 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) Ruby
2 13 (61.90%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) Perl
3 11 (52.38%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) QA
2 14 (66.67%) SDET
3 1 (4.76%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Xamarin