Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 50 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing Python 179 146 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.33% 3.66% 3.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.32% 12.02% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 76 90
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +17.57%
10th Percentile £353 £316 £325
90th Percentile £575 £575 £591
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £8.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +462.50% -64.84% -49.44%
10th Percentile £42.50 £8.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.30 £21.80 £39.88
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -12.63%

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 1,250 1,215 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.22% 30.49% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 686 652
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 30
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.79% +14.78% -28.13%
10th Percentile £35.38 £8.00 £12.93
90th Percentile £48.38 £49.50 £48.83
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +18 63 £450 - 35
Slough -1 32 £550 +25.71% 2
Newbury -8 24 £450 +2.86% 14
Bracknell -7 11 £265 -47.00% 9
Maidenhead -7 6 £425 -19.05% 3
Windsor - 1 - - 1
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 70 (39.11%) Linux
2 68 (37.99%) SQL
3 64 (35.75%) Big Data
4 54 (30.17%) Analytics
5 48 (26.82%) Hadoop
6 43 (24.02%) Apache Spark
7 42 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (22.35%) Java
9 36 (20.11%) DevOps
10 35 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (19.55%) Bash Shell
11 34 (18.99%) ETL
11 34 (18.99%) Telecoms
12 33 (18.44%) Firewall
13 32 (17.88%) JavaScript
13 32 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (17.88%) Amazon AWS
13 32 (17.88%) Ansible
13 32 (17.88%) Data Analytics
14 29 (16.20%) Docker
15 28 (15.64%) Jenkins
15 28 (15.64%) Open Source
16 27 (15.08%) Node.js
16 27 (15.08%) Internet
16 27 (15.08%) TCP/IP
17 26 (14.53%) Apache Hive
18 25 (13.97%) Network Architecture
19 24 (13.41%) HTML
20 23 (12.85%) Windows
20 23 (12.85%) R

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 43 (24.02%) Apache Spark
2 14 (7.82%) OpenStack
3 10 (5.59%) SAS
4 9 (5.03%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.91%) Apache
6 4 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.68%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.68%) Drupal
8 2 (1.12%) Liferay
8 2 (1.12%) nginx
8 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.56%) JBoss
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.03%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.88%) Amazon AWS
1 32 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.38%) PaaS
3 13 (7.26%) IaaS
4 11 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (5.59%) Apigee
6 8 (4.47%) SaaS
7 4 (2.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.68%) Amazon SageMaker
8 3 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.68%) Serverless
8 3 (1.68%) Trello
9 2 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.12%) GitHub
9 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.12%) Slack
9 2 (1.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.44%) Firewall
2 27 (15.08%) Internet
2 27 (15.08%) TCP/IP
3 19 (10.61%) SSH
4 12 (6.70%) SSL
5 9 (5.03%) BGP
5 9 (5.03%) MPLS
5 9 (5.03%) Skype
6 7 (3.91%) DNS
6 7 (3.91%) HTTP
7 5 (2.79%) DHCP
7 5 (2.79%) iSCSI
7 5 (2.79%) LAN
7 5 (2.79%) NAS
7 5 (2.79%) SNMP
7 5 (2.79%) VLAN
7 5 (2.79%) VPN
7 5 (2.79%) VXLAN
7 5 (2.79%) WAN
8 4 (2.23%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (35.75%) Big Data
2 48 (26.82%) Hadoop
3 26 (14.53%) Apache Hive
4 18 (10.06%) Flink
4 18 (10.06%) Power BI
5 12 (6.70%) MySQL
6 11 (6.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (6.15%) DB2
7 9 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.03%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.47%) MongoDB
8 8 (4.47%) QlikView
8 8 (4.47%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.35%) Data Lake
9 6 (3.35%) SQL Server
10 5 (2.79%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (2.79%) MariaDB
10 5 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.79%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (15.64%) Jenkins
2 22 (12.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.03%) Selenium
4 7 (3.91%) GitLab
5 6 (3.35%) JIRA
6 5 (2.79%) CircleCI
7 4 (2.23%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.23%) Robot Framework
8 3 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.68%) CMake
8 3 (1.68%) Gradle
8 3 (1.68%) JMeter
8 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.12%) webpack
10 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.56%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (18.99%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.61%) Legal
3 10 (5.59%) Retail
4 3 (1.68%) Banking
4 3 (1.68%) Electronics
4 3 (1.68%) Finance
4 3 (1.68%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.12%) Games
5 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Avionics
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (29.05%) Developer
2 30 (16.76%) Software Developer
3 19 (10.61%) Data Engineer
4 18 (10.06%) Big Data Engineer
4 18 (10.06%) Consultant
5 16 (8.94%) Big Data Developer
5 16 (8.94%) Python Engineer
6 15 (8.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (8.38%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.82%) Analytics Developer
8 9 (5.03%) Architect
8 9 (5.03%) Python Developer
9 8 (4.47%) HTML Developer
10 7 (3.91%) Administrator
10 7 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.91%) Information Specialist
10 7 (3.91%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.35%) Data Scientist
11 6 (3.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.08%) Node.js
2 24 (13.41%) HTML
3 20 (11.17%) AngularJS
4 18 (10.06%) Spark Streaming
5 17 (9.50%) Kafka
6 16 (8.94%) JSON
6 16 (8.94%) React
7 13 (7.26%) CSS
8 12 (6.70%) Natural Language Processing
9 11 (6.15%) REST
9 11 (6.15%) SOAP
9 11 (6.15%) XML
10 10 (5.59%) HTML5
10 10 (5.59%) jQuery
10 10 (5.59%) RESTful
11 9 (5.03%) SignalR
11 9 (5.03%) Web Services
11 9 (5.03%) WebSockets
12 7 (3.91%) scikit-learn
13 6 (3.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.03%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.79%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.79%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.68%) Clustering
6 3 (1.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.68%) VHDL
7 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.12%) Fintech
7 2 (1.12%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.12%) PMI
7 2 (1.12%) Replication
7 2 (1.12%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.12%) Social Media
7 2 (1.12%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 70 (39.11%) Linux
2 23 (12.85%) Windows
3 16 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (7.26%) CentOS
5 12 (6.70%) Ubuntu
6 9 (5.03%) Unix
7 5 (2.79%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.68%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.12%) Android
10 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.12%) Debian
10 2 (1.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.17%) Analytics
2 42 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.11%) DevOps
4 34 (18.99%) ETL
5 32 (17.88%) Data Analytics
6 28 (15.64%) Open Source
7 25 (13.97%) Network Architecture
8 22 (12.29%) Web Development
9 21 (11.73%) Machine Learning
10 20 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (10.61%) Data Protection
11 19 (10.61%) Test Automation
12 18 (10.06%) Big Data Analytics
12 18 (10.06%) Data Ingestion
12 18 (10.06%) Kalman Filter
12 18 (10.06%) Migration
12 18 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (9.50%) Configuration Management
13 17 (9.50%) Software Engineering
14 16 (8.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 68 (37.99%) SQL
2 40 (22.35%) Java
3 35 (19.55%) Bash Shell
4 32 (17.88%) JavaScript
5 23 (12.85%) R
6 22 (12.29%) Perl
6 22 (12.29%) PowerShell
7 18 (10.06%) C#
8 15 (8.38%) PHP
8 15 (8.38%) Scala
9 9 (5.03%) C
10 8 (4.47%) Ruby
11 7 (3.91%) C++
11 7 (3.91%) Go
11 7 (3.91%) MATLAB
11 7 (3.91%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.12%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.12%) Korn
12 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.26%) Degree
3 9 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.12%) CCNA
7 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.12%) PMP
8 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.56%) CCIE
8 1 (0.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) GPG13
3 1 (0.56%) MISRA
3 1 (0.56%) MISRA C
System Software
1 29 (16.20%) Docker
2 10 (5.59%) KVM
3 8 (4.47%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.35%) Postfix
5 5 (2.79%) BIND 9
5 5 (2.79%) HDFS
5 5 (2.79%) NFS
5 5 (2.79%) Squid
5 5 (2.79%) vSphere
6 4 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.68%) Apache Flume
8 2 (1.12%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 32 (17.88%) Ansible
2 19 (10.61%) Kubernetes
2 19 (10.61%) Puppet
3 16 (8.94%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.59%) Terraform
5 4 (2.23%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.68%) Grafana
6 3 (1.68%) Graphite
6 3 (1.68%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (1.68%) Netcool
6 3 (1.68%) Oozie
6 3 (1.68%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.12%) Mesos
7 2 (1.12%) Nagios
7 2 (1.12%) QRadar
7 2 (1.12%) Salt
8 1 (0.56%) confd
8 1 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.56%) Packer
8 1 (0.56%) Suricata
Vendors
1 20 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.50%) Tableau
3 16 (8.94%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.15%) MicroStrategy
5 10 (5.59%) Mirantis
6 9 (5.03%) ServiceNow
6 9 (5.03%) Splunk
7 8 (4.47%) Cisco
8 7 (3.91%) Dell
8 7 (3.91%) EMC
8 7 (3.91%) Juniper
9 6 (3.35%) VMware
10 5 (2.79%) Oracle
11 4 (2.23%) Google
11 4 (2.23%) Netezza
11 4 (2.23%) SAP
12 3 (1.68%) BMC
12 3 (1.68%) Remedy
13 2 (1.12%) Nokia
13 2 (1.12%) TIBCO