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 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 22 35 42
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7  
Contract jobs citing Python 16 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.78% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.28% 1.14% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Median daily rate £448 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.59% -12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £338 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £438
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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 83 88 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 29.96% 28.85% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 74
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% -  
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 Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Bedford - 6 £450 -
Luton +11 4 £375 +11.11% 2
Python
East of England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 25 (89.29%) Ruby
2 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (82.14%) Cucumber
4 19 (67.86%) API Testing
5 18 (64.29%) Mobile App
6 17 (60.71%) Calabash
7 16 (57.14%) JIRA
7 16 (57.14%) QA
8 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
9 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
9 14 (50.00%) SoapUI
10 13 (46.43%) SDET
10 13 (46.43%) Selenium
11 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (42.86%) Android
11 12 (42.86%) Java
11 12 (42.86%) Apple iOS
12 11 (39.29%) BDD
13 10 (35.71%) Capybara
13 10 (35.71%) Appium
13 10 (35.71%) SQL
13 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
13 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (28.57%) Xamarin
14 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
15 7 (25.00%) C#
16 6 (21.43%) Perl
16 6 (21.43%) JUnit
16 6 (21.43%) TestNG
16 6 (21.43%) TeamCity

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (82.14%) Cucumber
2 17 (60.71%) Calabash
3 16 (57.14%) JIRA
4 14 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 13 (46.43%) Selenium
6 10 (35.71%) Appium
6 10 (35.71%) Capybara
7 6 (21.43%) JUnit
7 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
7 6 (21.43%) TestNG
8 4 (14.29%) JBehave
8 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
9 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
9 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
10 2 (7.14%) Ant
10 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (7.14%) Maven
11 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Test Engineer
2 14 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
3 10 (35.71%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (32.14%) Mobile Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Web Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Software Integration Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Web Applications Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 4 (14.29%) REST
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (64.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Android
1 12 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) API Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (39.29%) BDD
6 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 5 (17.86%) ATDD
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
7 5 (17.86%) Feature Driven Development
7 5 (17.86%) TDD
8 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
9 3 (10.71%) Statistics
9 3 (10.71%) Visualisation
10 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Defect Tracking
11 1 (3.57%) DevOps
11 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) Ruby
2 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
3 12 (42.86%) Java
4 10 (35.71%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) Perl
7 3 (10.71%) R
8 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) QA
2 13 (46.43%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Xamarin