Period
to 28 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 28 January 2020 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 40 52
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 +1
Contract jobs citing Python 166 189 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.08% 4.61% 3.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.73% 15.04% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 115 78
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £338 £313
90th Percentile £615 £583 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +462.50% -75.38%
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -3.61%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 992 1,257 1,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.37% 30.67% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 779 706
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £322 £313 £300
90th Percentile £586 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £418
% change year-on-year - +7.78% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.25% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £18.25 £35.13 £8.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £48.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.76%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Python in Berkshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Berkshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Berkshire over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Berkshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python 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 6 months to 28 January 2020. 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
Reading -3 64 £450 - 36
Newbury -5 22 £463 +2.78% 17
Bracknell +33 20 £525 +98.11% 6
Slough -7 19 £479 -12.86% 11
Maidenhead +16 8 £438 +45.83% 2
Wokingham - 2 - - 7
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 49 (29.52%) DevOps
2 47 (28.31%) SQL
3 45 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (25.30%) Test Automation
5 41 (24.70%) AWS
5 41 (24.70%) JavaScript
6 40 (24.10%) Java
6 40 (24.10%) Azure
7 35 (21.08%) Perl
8 33 (19.88%) Linux
8 33 (19.88%) Analytics
8 33 (19.88%) Ansible
9 31 (18.67%) PHP
10 29 (17.47%) Web Development
11 27 (16.27%) R
11 27 (16.27%) Web Services
12 24 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
12 24 (14.46%) Git (software)
12 24 (14.46%) Jenkins
12 24 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (13.86%) Docker
13 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
14 22 (13.25%) Scala
14 22 (13.25%) NoSQL
14 22 (13.25%) REST
14 22 (13.25%) SNMP
14 22 (13.25%) Degree
15 21 (12.65%) SC Cleared

Python
Co-occurring 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 10 (6.02%) Apache
2 7 (4.22%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.61%) Jupyter
3 6 (3.61%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.01%) SAS
4 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.81%) CMS
5 3 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) Drupal
7 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) JBoss
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.60%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.81%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (9.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Sonata
2 1 (0.60%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 41 (24.70%) AWS
2 40 (24.10%) Azure
3 18 (10.84%) Power Platform
4 17 (10.24%) GCP
5 16 (9.64%) PaaS
6 9 (5.42%) Serverless
7 8 (4.82%) IaaS
8 7 (4.22%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (2.41%) SaaS
11 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (1.20%) GitHub
12 2 (1.20%) Kong
12 2 (1.20%) Stackdriver
13 1 (0.60%) AWS CodeCommit
13 1 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.25%) SNMP
2 10 (6.02%) HTTP
3 9 (5.42%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.82%) Junos
5 6 (3.61%) BGP
5 6 (3.61%) DNS
5 6 (3.61%) MPLS
5 6 (3.61%) OSPF
6 4 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (2.41%) DVB
6 4 (2.41%) Firewall
6 4 (2.41%) HSRP
6 4 (2.41%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.41%) ICMP
6 4 (2.41%) Telnet
6 4 (2.41%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.81%) VXLAN
8 2 (1.20%) DOCSIS
8 2 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.25%) NoSQL
2 18 (10.84%) Power BI
3 15 (9.04%) Data Lake
4 14 (8.43%) MongoDB
5 13 (7.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (7.23%) HDInsight
6 12 (7.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (6.02%) Big Data
8 9 (5.42%) SQL Server
9 8 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
11 6 (3.61%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (3.61%) GIS
11 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (2.41%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.81%) MOLAP
Development Applications
1 24 (14.46%) Git (software)
1 24 (14.46%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.83%) JIRA
2 13 (7.83%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (7.23%) Selenium
3 12 (7.23%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.02%) TeamCity
5 8 (4.82%) Bitbucket
6 7 (4.22%) Subversion
7 6 (3.61%) ClearCase
7 6 (3.61%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.81%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.20%) Appium
10 2 (1.20%) GoCD
10 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.60%) Charles Proxy
11 1 (0.60%) Mocha
11 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (8.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.22%) Retail
3 5 (3.01%) Finance
3 5 (3.01%) German Language
3 5 (3.01%) Marketing
3 5 (3.01%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.81%) French Language
4 3 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.20%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (23.49%) Developer
2 29 (17.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (10.84%) Designer
3 18 (10.84%) Python Developer
4 17 (10.24%) Architect
5 16 (9.64%) Data Engineer
5 16 (9.64%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (9.64%) Solutions Designer
6 14 (8.43%) Analyst
7 11 (6.63%) AWS Engineer
7 11 (6.63%) Consultant
7 11 (6.63%) Data Scientist
7 11 (6.63%) Python Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) AWS DevOps
9 9 (5.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.27%) Web Services
2 22 (13.25%) REST
3 18 (10.84%) SOAP
4 12 (7.23%) CSS
4 12 (7.23%) Django
4 12 (7.23%) HTML
5 11 (6.63%) React
6 10 (6.02%) .NET
6 10 (6.02%) Vue.js
7 9 (5.42%) Middleware
8 8 (4.82%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.82%) Pandas
8 8 (4.82%) PySpark
9 7 (4.22%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.22%) NumPy
9 7 (4.22%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (3.61%) Flask
10 6 (3.61%) RESTful
11 5 (3.01%) JMS
12 4 (2.41%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.82%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.61%) Clustering
3 6 (3.61%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.01%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.01%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.41%) IPTV
5 4 (2.41%) Lidar
5 4 (2.41%) Smart City
5 4 (2.41%) STB
6 3 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.20%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) Life Science
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.88%) Linux
2 13 (7.83%) Unix
2 13 (7.83%) Windows
3 9 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.41%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.81%) CentOS
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.60%) Android
7 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.52%) DevOps
2 45 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (25.30%) Test Automation
4 33 (19.88%) Analytics
5 29 (17.47%) Web Development
6 24 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (12.05%) Computer Science
8 19 (11.45%) ETL
9 18 (10.84%) Data Science
9 18 (10.84%) Integration Testing
10 17 (10.24%) Smoke Testing
10 17 (10.24%) Unit Testing
11 16 (9.64%) Data Management
11 16 (9.64%) Network Management
12 14 (8.43%) Visualisation
13 13 (7.83%) Security Testing
14 12 (7.23%) Data-Driven Testing
15 11 (6.63%) Data Visualisation
15 11 (6.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.31%) SQL
2 41 (24.70%) JavaScript
3 40 (24.10%) Java
4 35 (21.08%) Perl
5 31 (18.67%) PHP
6 27 (16.27%) R
7 22 (13.25%) Scala
8 19 (11.45%) Shell Script
9 16 (9.64%) C++
10 15 (9.04%) Ruby
11 14 (8.43%) PowerShell
12 12 (7.23%) C#
13 10 (6.02%) Bash Shell
14 5 (3.01%) C
15 4 (2.41%) Go
16 3 (1.81%) TypeScript
17 2 (1.20%) Clojure
18 1 (0.60%) ES6
18 1 (0.60%) PHP 7
18 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.25%) Degree
3 21 (12.65%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.01%) CCNP
7 4 (2.41%) CCIP
8 3 (1.81%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.81%) ISEB
9 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.20%) CEH
9 2 (1.20%) CISA
9 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.20%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (1.20%) PhD
10 1 (0.60%) CCIE
10 1 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.81%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) NIST
2 2 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) Docker
2 7 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.41%) KVM
3 4 (2.41%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.60%) Corosync
4 1 (0.60%) NFS
4 1 (0.60%) vCloud
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (19.88%) Ansible
2 20 (12.05%) Kubernetes
2 20 (12.05%) Terraform
3 16 (9.64%) Amdocs OSS
3 16 (9.64%) Netcool
3 16 (9.64%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 15 (9.04%) Puppet
5 13 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (3.01%) vRealize
7 5 (3.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (2.41%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.81%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.81%) Icinga
10 2 (1.20%) Avamar
10 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.20%) Salt
10 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.05%) IBM
3 18 (10.84%) Huawei
4 17 (10.24%) ServiceNow
5 16 (9.64%) BMC
5 16 (9.64%) Cisco
5 16 (9.64%) Cramer
5 16 (9.64%) Remedy
5 16 (9.64%) Siebel
5 16 (9.64%) Tableau
5 16 (9.64%) xMatters
6 14 (8.43%) Google
7 13 (7.83%) Oracle
8 11 (6.63%) Juniper
8 11 (6.63%) Nokia
9 10 (6.02%) VMware
10 9 (5.42%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.41%) Black Duck
11 4 (2.41%) Mirantis
12 3 (1.81%) EMC