Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Python
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 37 57
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20 +16
Contract jobs citing Python 31 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.50% 4.13% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.76% 13.68% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 2
Bedfordshire median daily rate £480 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.00% +48.15%
East of England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £70.00
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £39.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% +0.64% -10.86%

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 185 190 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 26.85% 30.21% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 130 108
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £217 £274
90th Percentile £575 £500 £606
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 23
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £45.39 £31.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.60% -21.53% -11.95%
10th Percentile £38.83 £15.43 £36.25
90th Percentile £49.95 £46.95 £51.20
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Bedfordshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Bedfordshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +3 22 £480 - 4
Bedford -5 1 £400 -11.11%
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 19 (61.29%) Java
1 19 (61.29%) Ruby
2 16 (51.61%) JIRA
3 14 (45.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (45.16%) TeamCity
3 14 (45.16%) Perl
3 14 (45.16%) Ant
3 14 (45.16%) Confluence
4 12 (38.71%) RIA
5 11 (35.48%) Selenium
5 11 (35.48%) Retail
5 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
5 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
5 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
5 11 (35.48%) SoapUI
5 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (35.48%) Ansible
6 10 (32.26%) C#
6 10 (32.26%) Linux
7 9 (29.03%) Windows
7 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
7 9 (29.03%) JBehave
7 9 (29.03%) DevOps
7 9 (29.03%) SpecFlow
7 9 (29.03%) SDET
8 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.81%) QA
9 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (22.58%) Maven
9 7 (22.58%) WebDriver

Python
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (45.16%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (3.23%) Impala
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) JIRA
2 14 (45.16%) Ant
2 14 (45.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (45.16%) TeamCity
3 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
3 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
3 11 (35.48%) Selenium
3 11 (35.48%) SoapUI
4 9 (29.03%) JBehave
4 9 (29.03%) SpecFlow
5 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
6 7 (22.58%) JUnit
6 7 (22.58%) Maven
6 7 (22.58%) MSBuild
6 7 (22.58%) TestNG
6 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
7 6 (19.35%) Artifactory
8 5 (16.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (6.45%) Calabash
9 2 (6.45%) Capybara
General
1 11 (35.48%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Consultant
1 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Data Scientist
4 4 (12.90%) Developer in Test
4 4 (12.90%) DevOps Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Data Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Development Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Release Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
1 6 (19.35%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) YAML
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Celery
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) Django
3 1 (3.23%) Flask
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (3.23%) scikit-learn
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) RIA
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Verilog
3 2 (6.45%) VHDL
4 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
4 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Unix
4 2 (6.45%) Android
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) AIX
5 1 (3.23%) HPUX
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
2 9 (29.03%) DevOps
2 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
2 9 (29.03%) SDET
3 7 (22.58%) BDD
3 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (22.58%) Functional Programming
4 6 (19.35%) ATDD
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
4 6 (19.35%) Feature Driven Development
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
5 5 (16.13%) Release Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Analytics
6 4 (12.90%) Machine Learning
6 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
6 4 (12.90%) Predictive Analytics
6 4 (12.90%) Statistics
7 3 (9.68%) Customer Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Java
1 19 (61.29%) Ruby
2 14 (45.16%) Perl
3 10 (32.26%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) R
4 4 (12.90%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.45%) C
6 2 (6.45%) C++
6 2 (6.45%) MATLAB
6 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.45%) Tcl
7 1 (3.23%) Korn
7 1 (3.23%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) PhD
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Firmware
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Atlassian
1 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) CA
3 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (3.23%) Nimsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk