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 3 months to 26 June 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 57 61
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Python 49 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.67% 2.88% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.79% 11.04% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 40
Median daily rate £500 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £374 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +9.67% +6.16%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 454 607 587
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.71% 26.10% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 356 359
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 13
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.28% -65.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £9.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
Reading +12 17 £500 +11.11% 22
Windsor +1 7 £575 +15.00%
Slough +8 5 £550 +10.00% 2
Bracknell 0 5 £450 -14.28% 2
Newbury +5 2 £335 -25.55% 1
Maidenhead -6 2 £450 +20.00% 2
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 83 (68.03%) Linux
2 72 (59.02%) Java
3 46 (37.70%) DevOps
4 45 (36.89%) Ansible
5 39 (31.97%) JavaScript
5 39 (31.97%) HTTP
6 37 (30.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (28.69%) Amazon AWS
7 35 (28.69%) Bash Shell
8 33 (27.05%) Puppet
8 33 (27.05%) CentOS
8 33 (27.05%) Git (software)
9 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (26.23%) Ruby
10 30 (24.59%) Web Services
11 27 (22.13%) Perl
11 27 (22.13%) Opscode Chef
12 26 (21.31%) REST
12 26 (21.31%) Red Hat
13 23 (18.85%) Scrum
14 22 (18.03%) JSON
14 22 (18.03%) Windows
14 22 (18.03%) OO
15 21 (17.21%) Unix
15 21 (17.21%) PowerShell
15 21 (17.21%) Hadoop
16 20 (16.39%) Docker
16 20 (16.39%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (16.39%) Debian
16 20 (16.39%) Maven

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 17 (13.93%) CMS
2 14 (11.48%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (7.38%) Apache
4 7 (5.74%) Apache Spark
5 6 (4.92%) IIS
6 5 (4.10%) Confluence
6 5 (4.10%) nginx
6 5 (4.10%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.28%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.46%) Drupal
8 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.46%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.46%) WordPress
9 2 (1.64%) Facebook Platform
9 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.82%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.82%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.82%) SAS
10 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.82%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (28.69%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.46%) GitHub
5 3 (2.46%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (2.46%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.82%) IaaS
6 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.82%) PaaS
6 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (31.97%) HTTP
2 18 (14.75%) SSH
3 17 (13.93%) DNS
4 12 (9.84%) ICMP
4 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
5 11 (9.02%) Firewall
6 8 (6.56%) Diameter Protocol
6 8 (6.56%) SMTP
7 7 (5.74%) INAP
7 7 (5.74%) Intelligent Network
7 7 (5.74%) MVNO
7 7 (5.74%) SNMP
7 7 (5.74%) SS7
8 5 (4.10%) Internet
9 4 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (3.28%) VPN
10 2 (1.64%) Skype
10 2 (1.64%) VSAN
11 1 (0.82%) Value-Added Service
11 1 (0.82%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.21%) Hadoop
2 15 (12.30%) Big Data
3 11 (9.02%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.20%) MySQL
5 7 (5.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.92%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.64%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.64%) HBase
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.82%) Mahout
10 1 (0.82%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (27.05%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.39%) Maven
3 19 (15.57%) Ant
4 18 (14.75%) Bitbucket
5 16 (13.11%) Selenium
6 15 (12.30%) Jenkins
7 14 (11.48%) Apache Ivy
7 14 (11.48%) eggPlant
7 14 (11.48%) Gradle
7 14 (11.48%) JMeter
7 14 (11.48%) WebDriver
8 9 (7.38%) Gatling
8 9 (7.38%) JIRA
8 9 (7.38%) NeoLoad
9 6 (4.92%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (4.92%) Vagrant
10 5 (4.10%) MSBuild
10 5 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.64%) Gerrit
General
1 15 (12.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.02%) Finance
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
4 2 (1.64%) Electronics
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) French Language
5 1 (0.82%) German Language
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Developer
2 24 (19.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (10.66%) Administrator
4 12 (9.84%) DevOps Developer
4 12 (9.84%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (9.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 11 (9.02%) Python Developer
6 9 (7.38%) Architect
6 9 (7.38%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Consultant
7 8 (6.56%) Java Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (5.74%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Java Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.59%) Web Services
2 26 (21.31%) REST
3 22 (18.03%) JSON
4 19 (15.57%) XML
5 12 (9.84%) SOAP
6 10 (8.20%) .NET
6 10 (8.20%) React
7 9 (7.38%) Middleware
8 8 (6.56%) Node.js
9 6 (4.92%) LAMP
10 5 (4.10%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (4.10%) RESTful
11 4 (3.28%) CSS
11 4 (3.28%) Django
11 4 (3.28%) HTML
11 4 (3.28%) J2EE
11 4 (3.28%) OAuth2
11 4 (3.28%) SAML
11 4 (3.28%) Sensu
11 4 (3.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.39%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.56%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.10%) EMC VNX
4 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.46%) FlexPod
5 3 (2.46%) Robotics
5 3 (2.46%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.64%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.82%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 83 (68.03%) Linux
2 37 (30.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (27.05%) CentOS
4 22 (18.03%) Windows
5 21 (17.21%) Unix
6 20 (16.39%) Debian
7 15 (12.30%) Ubuntu
8 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
9 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.46%) SUSE
11 2 (1.64%) Solaris
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.82%) AIX
12 1 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.70%) DevOps
2 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (18.85%) Scrum
4 22 (18.03%) OO
5 19 (15.57%) Load Balancing
6 16 (13.11%) Configuration Management
6 16 (13.11%) Test Automation
7 15 (12.30%) OOP
8 14 (11.48%) BDD
8 14 (11.48%) Content Management
8 14 (11.48%) Project Management
8 14 (11.48%) TDD
9 13 (10.66%) Prototyping
10 12 (9.84%) Open Source
11 11 (9.02%) Task Automation
11 11 (9.02%) Visualisation
12 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.20%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (8.20%) ITIL
13 9 (7.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (59.02%) Java
2 39 (31.97%) JavaScript
3 35 (28.69%) Bash Shell
4 32 (26.23%) Ruby
5 27 (22.13%) Perl
6 21 (17.21%) PowerShell
7 15 (12.30%) Groovy
8 7 (5.74%) C++
8 7 (5.74%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.74%) SQL
9 6 (4.92%) C
9 6 (4.92%) C#
9 6 (4.92%) Scala
10 3 (2.46%) PHP
10 3 (2.46%) R
11 1 (0.82%) Cython
11 1 (0.82%) Korn
11 1 (0.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.38%) CCNA
3 9 (7.38%) CCNP
3 9 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.92%) RHCE
4 6 (4.92%) RHCSA
5 5 (4.10%) Degree
6 4 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.64%) VCDX
8 1 (0.82%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.46%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (16.39%) Docker
2 14 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.38%) vSphere
4 6 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.28%) vCloud
6 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.64%) Corosync
8 1 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 45 (36.89%) Ansible
2 33 (27.05%) Puppet
3 27 (22.13%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (12.30%) Nagios
4 15 (12.30%) SELinux
5 9 (7.38%) HP Fortify
6 7 (5.74%) vRealize
7 4 (3.28%) vCenter Server
7 4 (3.28%) ZABBIX
8 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.64%) Pacemaker
9 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.64%) Salt
9 2 (1.64%) vMotion
10 1 (0.82%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.82%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (21.31%) Red Hat
2 18 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.93%) VMware
4 14 (11.48%) Sitecore
4 14 (11.48%) Splunk
5 13 (10.66%) Cisco
5 13 (10.66%) HP
6 11 (9.02%) EMC
7 8 (6.56%) Oracle
8 6 (4.92%) Ericsson
9 4 (3.28%) Apigee
9 4 (3.28%) Huawei
9 4 (3.28%) IBM
9 4 (3.28%) Nimsoft
10 3 (2.46%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.46%) NetApp
11 2 (1.64%) CA
11 2 (1.64%) Facebook
11 2 (1.64%) Symantec
11 2 (1.64%) Twitter
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