The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 5 - 11
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Python 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 14.63% - 2.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.66% -5.62%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 12 16 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 29.27% 45.71% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 11
Median daily rate £450 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +17.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Bedford

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Bedford

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Python.

1 11 (100.00%) Ruby
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 11 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 11 (100.00%) Calabash
2 10 (90.91%) API Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Appium
4 8 (72.73%) QA
4 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 8 (72.73%) SDET
5 7 (63.64%) Xamarin
5 7 (63.64%) Gherkin
6 6 (54.55%) Automation Testing
6 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (54.55%) BDD
7 5 (45.45%) JIRA
7 5 (45.45%) Android
7 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
7 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
8 4 (36.36%) SQL
8 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 4 (36.36%) Java
8 4 (36.36%) Selenium
8 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
8 4 (36.36%) Capybara
8 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (9.09%) Validation
9 1 (9.09%) ISEB
9 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Calabash
1 11 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (81.82%) Appium
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) Capybara
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Applications Engineer
1 9 (81.82%) Test Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Android
1 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) API Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 6 (54.55%) Automation Testing
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Ruby
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
1 8 (72.73%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Xamarin
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft