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 29 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 57 69 103
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +34
Contract jobs citing Python 61 53 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.67% 2.07% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.53% 7.95% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 21
Median daily rate £500 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Python
South East

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
640 667 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.05% 26.09% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 415 319
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £25.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 29 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

Python Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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
Reading 0 22 £406 +1.56% 18
Bracknell - 14 £525 - 7
Windsor - 8 £500 - 1
Maidenhead +1 4 £400 - 5
Slough - 2 £538 -
Newbury - 1 £450 - 2
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 87 (65.91%) Linux
2 64 (48.48%) DevOps
3 43 (32.58%) Jenkins
4 41 (31.06%) Ansible
5 39 (29.55%) Git (software)
6 38 (28.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 37 (28.03%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (28.03%) JSON
8 36 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
9 34 (25.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (25.76%) IBM
10 33 (25.00%) Shell Script
11 32 (24.24%) Middleware
11 32 (24.24%) Unix
12 31 (23.48%) Perl
12 31 (23.48%) Configuration Management
13 30 (22.73%) WebLogic
13 30 (22.73%) VMware
14 28 (21.21%) Tomcat
14 28 (21.21%) JMS
14 28 (21.21%) Private Cloud
15 25 (18.94%) vSphere
16 24 (18.18%) Puppet
16 24 (18.18%) Vagrant
16 24 (18.18%) Java
17 23 (17.42%) MySQL
17 23 (17.42%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (16.67%) Ruby
19 21 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (15.91%) Opscode Chef

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 30 (22.73%) WebLogic
2 28 (21.21%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.58%) Apache Spark
4 6 (4.55%) SAS
5 5 (3.79%) Apache
5 5 (3.79%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.03%) IIS
7 3 (2.27%) Apache Pig
7 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.52%) JBoss
8 2 (1.52%) nginx
9 1 (0.76%) CMS
9 1 (0.76%) Confluence
9 1 (0.76%) Drupal
9 1 (0.76%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) SPSS
2 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Magento
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.03%) PaaS
4 2 (1.52%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (1.52%) IaaS
4 2 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.76%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.76%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
1 10 (7.58%) DNS
2 7 (5.30%) Internet
3 6 (4.55%) Firewall
4 4 (3.03%) HTTP
4 4 (3.03%) SMTP
5 3 (2.27%) DDNS
5 3 (2.27%) DHCP
5 3 (2.27%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.27%) SNMP
6 2 (1.52%) AMQP
6 2 (1.52%) BGP
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.52%) MPLS
6 2 (1.52%) SSL
6 2 (1.52%) VLAN
6 2 (1.52%) VPN
7 1 (0.76%) DMZ
7 1 (0.76%) OSPF
7 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.42%) MySQL
2 13 (9.85%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (9.09%) Big Data
4 10 (7.58%) Hadoop
5 9 (6.82%) HBase
6 8 (6.06%) Redis
7 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.03%) GIS
8 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.27%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.27%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.52%) HDInsight
10 2 (1.52%) Power BI
10 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.76%) Datazen
11 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (32.58%) Jenkins
2 39 (29.55%) Git (software)
3 38 (28.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (18.18%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.03%) JIRA
5 4 (3.03%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.27%) AppScan
6 3 (2.27%) JMeter
6 3 (2.27%) Maven
6 3 (2.27%) Subversion
7 2 (1.52%) Metasploit
7 2 (1.52%) Selenium
7 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.76%) Bower
8 1 (0.76%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.76%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.76%) GoCD
8 1 (0.76%) Grunt
8 1 (0.76%) JSHint
8 1 (0.76%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (9.09%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.30%) Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Retail
5 4 (3.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (34.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (15.91%) Developer
3 17 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (7.58%) Administrator
5 10 (7.58%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (7.58%) Python Developer
6 7 (5.30%) Automation Test Lead
6 7 (5.30%) Data Scientist
6 7 (5.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.30%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 7 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.30%) Test Leader
6 7 (5.30%) VMWare Administrator
7 6 (4.55%) Consultant
8 5 (3.79%) Architect
8 5 (3.79%) Programmer
8 5 (3.79%) Python Programmer
8 5 (3.79%) Security Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.03%) JSON
2 36 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
3 32 (24.24%) Middleware
4 28 (21.21%) JMS
5 14 (10.61%) Django
6 11 (8.33%) CSS
7 10 (7.58%) HTML
8 7 (5.30%) .NET
8 7 (5.30%) SciPy
9 6 (4.55%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.55%) jQuery
9 6 (4.55%) REST
9 6 (4.55%) Web Services
10 5 (3.79%) LAMP
10 5 (3.79%) Node.js
10 5 (3.79%) NumPy
10 5 (3.79%) Pandas
10 5 (3.79%) scikit-learn
10 5 (3.79%) web2py
10 5 (3.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.21%) Private Cloud
2 15 (11.36%) Algorithms
2 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.58%) EMC VNX
4 7 (5.30%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.55%) Smart Energy
6 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.79%) Statistics
6 5 (3.79%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.27%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.52%) Health Informatics
8 2 (1.52%) Informatics
8 2 (1.52%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.52%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (65.91%) Linux
2 34 (25.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (24.24%) Unix
4 14 (10.61%) Windows
5 9 (6.82%) Ubuntu
6 8 (6.06%) CentOS
7 5 (3.79%) Debian
8 4 (3.03%) SUSE
8 4 (3.03%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.27%) Solaris
10 2 (1.52%) Fedora
10 2 (1.52%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.76%) AIX
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.48%) DevOps
2 37 (28.03%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (23.48%) Configuration Management
4 21 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.61%) ITIL
6 10 (7.58%) Analytics
6 10 (7.58%) Data Analysis
6 10 (7.58%) Open Source
6 10 (7.58%) Test Automation
7 8 (6.06%) High Availability
8 7 (5.30%) Information Security
8 7 (5.30%) Machine Learning
8 7 (5.30%) Web Development
9 6 (4.55%) Security Testing
9 6 (4.55%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.55%) System Testing
10 5 (3.79%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (3.79%) Data Analytics
10 5 (3.79%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 31 (23.48%) Perl
3 24 (18.18%) Java
4 22 (16.67%) Ruby
5 16 (12.12%) PowerShell
6 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
6 14 (10.61%) SQL
7 12 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 10 (7.58%) C++
9 9 (6.82%) C
9 9 (6.82%) C#
9 9 (6.82%) PHP
10 7 (5.30%) R
11 4 (3.03%) Scala
12 2 (1.52%) Go
12 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.52%) VBScript
13 1 (0.76%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.76%) VB
13 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (9.85%) CCNP
3 11 (8.33%) CCNA
4 10 (7.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (6.82%) RHCE
5 9 (6.82%) RHCSA
5 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.03%) CISSP
6 4 (3.03%) Degree
6 4 (3.03%) PhD
6 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.27%) CEH
8 2 (1.52%) CISA
8 2 (1.52%) CISM
8 2 (1.52%) CRISC
8 2 (1.52%) GIAC
8 2 (1.52%) MCITP
8 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.76%) CCIE
9 1 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (18.94%) vSphere
2 23 (17.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.06%) Docker
4 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.52%) KVM
6 1 (0.76%) Ceph
6 1 (0.76%) Firmware
6 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.76%) NFS
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.76%) Postfix
6 1 (0.76%) qmail
6 1 (0.76%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.76%) Varnish
6 1 (0.76%) vCloud
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.76%) Xen
6 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (31.06%) Ansible
2 24 (18.18%) Puppet
3 21 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (9.85%) Nagios
5 3 (2.27%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.52%) Kibana
6 2 (1.52%) logstash
6 2 (1.52%) Nessus
7 1 (0.76%) Bacula
7 1 (0.76%) Cacti
7 1 (0.76%) cPanel
7 1 (0.76%) Graphite
7 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.76%) Plesk
7 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.76%) Salt
7 1 (0.76%) Scalr
7 1 (0.76%) SCOM
7 1 (0.76%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (25.76%) IBM
2 30 (22.73%) VMware
3 18 (13.64%) Cisco
4 13 (9.85%) EMC
5 12 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.82%) Oracle
7 6 (4.55%) HP
7 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.79%) Citrix
9 4 (3.03%) Juniper
10 3 (2.27%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.52%) F5
11 2 (1.52%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.52%) Splunk
11 2 (1.52%) Veracode
12 1 (0.76%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.76%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.76%) Palo Alto
12 1 (0.76%) Serena
12 1 (0.76%) Tableau
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