Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 44 55
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +36
Contract jobs citing Python 151 139 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.74% 3.50% 2.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.30% 12.67% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 90 119
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.73% +2.80%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
90th Percentile £575 £591 £500
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £13.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% -71.11% +38.46%
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% -12.63% +46.15%

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 1,228 1,097 1,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.40% 27.60% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 650 736
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £261
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 49
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -31.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.85 £13.24
90th Percentile £49.00 £48.90 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%

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 20 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 February 2018. 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
Newbury +18 41 £438 +34.62% 9
Reading -14 34 £450 -10.00% 37
Slough +17 19 £438 +25.00% 4
Maidenhead +3 17 £525 +31.25% 6
Wokingham - 6 £625 - 2
Bracknell -23 5 £500 +11.11% 2
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 73 (48.34%) Linux
2 42 (27.81%) Jenkins
3 40 (26.49%) DevOps
4 39 (25.83%) Ansible
4 39 (25.83%) Java
5 38 (25.17%) Bash Shell
6 34 (22.52%) Big Data
6 34 (22.52%) C++
7 33 (21.85%) Docker
8 30 (19.87%) Git (software)
9 29 (19.21%) Perl
9 29 (19.21%) SQL
10 28 (18.54%) Hadoop
10 28 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (17.22%) Configuration Management
11 26 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (16.56%) TDD
12 25 (16.56%) NumPy
12 25 (16.56%) Puppet
13 24 (15.89%) SciPy
14 22 (14.57%) Pandas
14 22 (14.57%) Software Engineering
14 22 (14.57%) Ruby
15 21 (13.91%) JavaScript
15 21 (13.91%) C
15 21 (13.91%) Unix
15 21 (13.91%) Windows
16 19 (12.58%) Opscode Chef
17 18 (11.92%) Analytics
17 18 (11.92%) Kubernetes

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 (11.26%) Apache Spark
2 13 (8.61%) Confluence
3 10 (6.62%) Apache
4 9 (5.96%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.65%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (2.65%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.65%) Luigi
5 4 (2.65%) SAS
6 3 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.32%) CMS
7 2 (1.32%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.32%) IIS
7 2 (1.32%) JBoss
7 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.32%) nginx
8 1 (0.66%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (0.66%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.66%) uWSGI
Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Pipeline Pilot
2 3 (1.99%) HipChat
3 2 (1.32%) SPSS
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.62%) Slack
3 10 (6.62%) Trello
4 7 (4.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (4.64%) GitHub
4 7 (4.64%) IaaS
5 6 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.97%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (3.31%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (3.31%) Bluemix
7 3 (1.99%) SaaS
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.32%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.66%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.31%) DNS
3 4 (2.65%) Firewall
3 4 (2.65%) WAN
4 3 (1.99%) BGP
4 3 (1.99%) MPLS
5 2 (1.32%) DHCP
5 2 (1.32%) FTP
5 2 (1.32%) Network Security
5 2 (1.32%) OSPF
5 2 (1.32%) SSH
6 1 (0.66%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.66%) IPsec
6 1 (0.66%) Junos
6 1 (0.66%) NAS
6 1 (0.66%) SGSN
6 1 (0.66%) VLAN
6 1 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.52%) Big Data
2 28 (18.54%) Hadoop
3 16 (10.60%) Apache Hive
4 14 (9.27%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.30%) Sqoop
6 7 (4.64%) MySQL
6 7 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.97%) KNIME
7 6 (3.97%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.97%) Star Schema
8 5 (3.31%) Data Mining
8 5 (3.31%) HDInsight
9 4 (2.65%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (2.65%) Data Lake
9 4 (2.65%) HBase
9 4 (2.65%) OLTP
9 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (27.81%) Jenkins
2 30 (19.87%) Git (software)
3 16 (10.60%) JIRA
4 14 (9.27%) TeamCity
5 13 (8.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (7.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (6.62%) git-flow
7 10 (6.62%) Maven
8 6 (3.97%) Subversion
9 3 (1.99%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.99%) Metasploit
9 3 (1.99%) Selenium
10 2 (1.32%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.66%) Grunt
11 1 (0.66%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 10 (6.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.65%) Finance
2 4 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.99%) Electronics
4 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (34.44%) Developer
2 36 (23.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (21.19%) Python Developer
4 12 (7.95%) Consultant
4 12 (7.95%) Data Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Automation Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Big Data Engineer
6 8 (5.30%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) Architect
8 6 (3.97%) Analyst
8 6 (3.97%) Android Developer
8 6 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Hadoop Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Java Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (3.31%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Security Analyst
9 5 (3.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.56%) NumPy
2 24 (15.89%) SciPy
3 22 (14.57%) Pandas
4 13 (8.61%) RESTful
5 12 (7.95%) Flask
6 9 (5.96%) Kafka
7 8 (5.30%) pytest
8 7 (4.64%) Dask
9 6 (3.97%) CSS
9 6 (3.97%) Django
9 6 (3.97%) RxJava
9 6 (3.97%) Spark Streaming
10 5 (3.31%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.31%) Apache Tez
10 5 (3.31%) JSON
10 5 (3.31%) PySpark
10 5 (3.31%) Web Services
11 4 (2.65%) Node.js
11 4 (2.65%) React
11 4 (2.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Algorithms
2 7 (4.64%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.64%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.65%) Life Science
4 4 (2.65%) Replication
4 4 (2.65%) Smart Meter
4 4 (2.65%) User Experience
5 3 (1.99%) Blog
5 3 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.99%) PKI
6 2 (1.32%) CMDB
6 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) iPad
6 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 73 (48.34%) Linux
2 21 (13.91%) Unix
2 21 (13.91%) Windows
3 7 (4.64%) CentOS
4 6 (3.97%) Android
4 6 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.97%) SUSE
4 6 (3.97%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.31%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (3.31%) Solaris
6 4 (2.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.99%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.32%) Debian
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.49%) DevOps
2 26 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.22%) Configuration Management
3 25 (16.56%) TDD
4 22 (14.57%) Software Engineering
5 18 (11.92%) Analytics
5 18 (11.92%) ETL
5 18 (11.92%) Scrum
6 15 (9.93%) Open Source
6 15 (9.93%) Test Automation
7 13 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.28%) Microservices
9 10 (6.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (6.62%) User Stories
10 9 (5.96%) Data Modelling
11 8 (5.30%) Migration
11 8 (5.30%) Release Management
12 7 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.64%) OO
12 7 (4.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.83%) Java
2 38 (25.17%) Bash Shell
3 34 (22.52%) C++
4 29 (19.21%) Perl
4 29 (19.21%) SQL
5 22 (14.57%) Ruby
6 21 (13.91%) C
6 21 (13.91%) JavaScript
7 17 (11.26%) Groovy
8 15 (9.93%) Scala
9 13 (8.61%) C#
10 12 (7.95%) PHP
11 10 (6.62%) R
11 10 (6.62%) Shell Script
12 8 (5.30%) PowerShell
13 6 (3.97%) Kotlin
14 4 (2.65%) AWK
14 4 (2.65%) Go
14 4 (2.65%) sed
15 3 (1.99%) F#
Qualifications
1 8 (5.30%) Degree
2 4 (2.65%) PhD
3 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.66%) APMP
4 1 (0.66%) CCIE
4 1 (0.66%) CCNP
4 1 (0.66%) CCSA
4 1 (0.66%) CCSE
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.66%) COBIT
2 1 (0.66%) GCP
2 1 (0.66%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.66%) MISRA
2 1 (0.66%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (21.85%) Docker
2 9 (5.96%) Hyper-V
2 9 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.30%) Apache Flume
4 5 (3.31%) HDFS
5 2 (1.32%) vCloud
5 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.66%) NFS
6 1 (0.66%) Snort
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.66%) vSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (25.83%) Ansible
2 25 (16.56%) Puppet
3 19 (12.58%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (11.92%) Kubernetes
5 12 (7.95%) Terraform
6 8 (5.30%) Salt
7 5 (3.31%) Ambari
7 5 (3.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (3.31%) Oozie
8 4 (2.65%) SCCM
9 3 (1.99%) Packer
10 2 (1.32%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (1.32%) SCOM
10 2 (1.32%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.32%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.32%) SELinux
10 2 (1.32%) Unicenter
10 2 (1.32%) vRealize
10 2 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (9.93%) Oracle
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.95%) Red Hat
3 12 (7.95%) VMware
4 7 (4.64%) IBM
5 5 (3.31%) Cisco
5 5 (3.31%) Google
5 5 (3.31%) Hortonworks
5 5 (3.31%) Netezza
5 5 (3.31%) Tableau
6 4 (2.65%) F5
6 4 (2.65%) RapidMiner
6 4 (2.65%) Splunk
7 3 (1.99%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.99%) Informatica
7 3 (1.99%) Juniper
7 3 (1.99%) SAP
7 3 (1.99%) Sun
7 3 (1.99%) Talend
8 2 (1.32%) NetApp