The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
South East / Berkshire
Rank 44 47 71
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +24
Contract jobs citing Python 68 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.45% 3.06% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.39% 12.31% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 60 39
Median daily rate £500 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.61% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.13 £40.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +18.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
549 601 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.85% 24.87% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 359 405
Median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £281 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 15
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +8.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Reading -20 27 £500 +29.03% 25
Bracknell - 10 £450 - 5
Windsor - 9 £550 -
Slough +14 4 £395 - 2
Hungerford - 2 £300 -
Maidenhead - 1 £275 - 1
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 70 (52.24%) Linux
2 47 (35.07%) Java
3 45 (33.58%) DevOps
4 41 (30.60%) Ruby
5 39 (29.10%) Ansible
6 38 (28.36%) JSON
7 35 (26.12%) Bash Shell
8 33 (24.63%) Git (software)
9 31 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (23.13%) JavaScript
10 29 (21.64%) Unix
10 29 (21.64%) HTTP
11 28 (20.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (20.15%) CentOS
13 25 (18.66%) Hadoop
13 25 (18.66%) Puppet
13 25 (18.66%) Jenkins
14 23 (17.16%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (17.16%) Docker
15 22 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (16.42%) Django
16 21 (15.67%) Security Cleared
16 21 (15.67%) Scrum
17 20 (14.93%) Debian
17 20 (14.93%) Perl
17 20 (14.93%) Ubuntu
18 19 (14.18%) TDD
18 19 (14.18%) Test Automation
19 18 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
19 18 (13.43%) OO

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.96%) Apache
1 12 (8.96%) Apache Spark
2 10 (7.46%) CMS
2 10 (7.46%) OpenStack
3 9 (6.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (5.97%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.97%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.48%) Confluence
5 6 (4.48%) SAS
6 5 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.99%) Apache Pig
7 4 (2.99%) nginx
7 4 (2.99%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (1.49%) WordPress
9 1 (0.75%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.75%) IIS
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.24%) SPSS
2 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.73%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (3.73%) SoftLayer
4 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.49%) GitHub
5 1 (0.75%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.64%) HTTP
2 13 (9.70%) SSH
3 12 (8.96%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.21%) Firewall
5 10 (7.46%) DNS
5 10 (7.46%) ICMP
6 5 (3.73%) AMQP
6 5 (3.73%) Internet
6 5 (3.73%) SMTP
7 4 (2.99%) DHCP
7 4 (2.99%) VSAN
8 3 (2.24%) DDNS
8 3 (2.24%) LDAP
8 3 (2.24%) SNMP
9 2 (1.49%) IMAP
9 2 (1.49%) VPN
9 2 (1.49%) Wireless
10 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.75%) MRTG
10 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.66%) Hadoop
2 15 (11.19%) Big Data
2 15 (11.19%) MySQL
2 15 (11.19%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.97%) HBase
4 7 (5.22%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.22%) Redis
5 6 (4.48%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.99%) GIS
7 3 (2.24%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.24%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.24%) Neo4j
7 3 (2.24%) OrientDB
8 2 (1.49%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (24.63%) Git (software)
2 25 (18.66%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.70%) Selenium
3 13 (9.70%) Vagrant
4 12 (8.96%) Bitbucket
4 12 (8.96%) WebDriver
5 11 (8.21%) eggPlant
6 10 (7.46%) Ant
6 10 (7.46%) Apache Ivy
6 10 (7.46%) Gradle
6 10 (7.46%) JMeter
6 10 (7.46%) Maven
7 8 (5.97%) JIRA
7 8 (5.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (4.48%) GoCD
8 6 (4.48%) Jasmine
8 6 (4.48%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.99%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (5.97%) Finance
1 8 (5.97%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.48%) Marketing
3 3 (2.24%) Electronics
3 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (44.78%) Developer
2 28 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (20.15%) Python Developer
4 12 (8.96%) Java Developer
5 10 (7.46%) Developer in Test
6 9 (6.72%) Architect
6 9 (6.72%) Java Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Administrator
7 8 (5.97%) Data Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (5.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.97%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Programmer
8 7 (5.22%) Python Programmer
8 7 (5.22%) VMWare Administrator
9 6 (4.48%) Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Java Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.36%) JSON
2 22 (16.42%) Django
3 16 (11.94%) XML
4 15 (11.19%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (10.45%) REST
6 12 (8.96%) AngularJS
6 12 (8.96%) HTML
7 11 (8.21%) CSS
8 9 (6.72%) jQuery
9 8 (5.97%) JMS
9 8 (5.97%) Middleware
10 7 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (5.22%) Web Services
10 7 (5.22%) web2py
11 6 (4.48%) Kafka
12 5 (3.73%) Spring
13 4 (2.99%) EJB
13 4 (2.99%) Hibernate
13 4 (2.99%) LAMP
13 4 (2.99%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.46%) Visualisation
2 8 (5.97%) Algorithms
2 8 (5.97%) Private Cloud
3 6 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.73%) FlexPod
4 5 (3.73%) VCE vBlock
4 5 (3.73%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.99%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.24%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.24%) Smart Energy
6 3 (2.24%) Statistics
6 3 (2.24%) Wiki
7 2 (1.49%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.49%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (52.24%) Linux
2 29 (21.64%) Unix
3 28 (20.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (20.15%) CentOS
5 20 (14.93%) Debian
5 20 (14.93%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.48%) Windows
7 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.58%) DevOps
2 31 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (15.67%) Scrum
5 19 (14.18%) TDD
5 19 (14.18%) Test Automation
6 18 (13.43%) OO
7 17 (12.69%) Configuration Management
8 16 (11.94%) Open Source
9 14 (10.45%) BDD
9 14 (10.45%) Prototyping
10 13 (9.70%) Automated Testing
11 11 (8.21%) Analytics
11 11 (8.21%) Project Management
12 10 (7.46%) Content Management
12 10 (7.46%) Data Analysis
12 10 (7.46%) OOP
12 10 (7.46%) Security Testing
13 9 (6.72%) Manual Testing
14 8 (5.97%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.07%) Java
2 41 (30.60%) Ruby
3 35 (26.12%) Bash Shell
4 31 (23.13%) JavaScript
5 20 (14.93%) Perl
6 17 (12.69%) Shell Script
7 16 (11.94%) C++
7 16 (11.94%) PHP
8 14 (10.45%) C
8 14 (10.45%) SQL
9 12 (8.96%) Groovy
10 10 (7.46%) PowerShell
11 8 (5.97%) Go
12 6 (4.48%) F#
12 6 (4.48%) Haskell
12 6 (4.48%) OCaml
12 6 (4.48%) Rust
12 6 (4.48%) Scala
13 4 (2.99%) MATLAB
13 4 (2.99%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.72%) CCNP
3 9 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.97%) CCNA
5 4 (2.99%) VCDX
6 2 (1.49%) CISSP
6 2 (1.49%) Degree
6 2 (1.49%) PhD
6 2 (1.49%) SANS
7 1 (0.75%) CCSP
7 1 (0.75%) GPEN
7 1 (0.75%) GWAPT
7 1 (0.75%) GXPN
7 1 (0.75%) ISEB
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.75%) OSCE
7 1 (0.75%) OSCP
7 1 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.75%) SDET
System Software
1 23 (17.16%) Docker
2 13 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.72%) vSphere
4 5 (3.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.73%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.73%) vCloud
5 3 (2.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.49%) KVM
6 2 (1.49%) Xen
7 1 (0.75%) Ceph
7 1 (0.75%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.75%) Firmware
7 1 (0.75%) iptables
7 1 (0.75%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.75%) Squid
7 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (29.10%) Ansible
2 25 (18.66%) Puppet
3 23 (17.16%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (9.70%) SELinux
5 9 (6.72%) Nagios
6 7 (5.22%) vRealize
7 6 (4.48%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.24%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.49%) Kibana
9 2 (1.49%) logstash
10 1 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.75%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.75%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.75%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.75%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.75%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.75%) RANCID
10 1 (0.75%) Salt
10 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (11.94%) Red Hat
1 16 (11.94%) VMware
2 15 (11.19%) Cisco
3 11 (8.21%) IBM
4 10 (7.46%) Splunk
5 9 (6.72%) EMC
5 9 (6.72%) Sitecore
6 6 (4.48%) Oracle
7 5 (3.73%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.73%) Nimsoft
8 3 (2.24%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.24%) Informatica
8 3 (2.24%) SAP
9 2 (1.49%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.75%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.75%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (0.75%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.75%) New Relic
10 1 (0.75%) PagerDuty
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