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 30 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.

Python
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 35 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 +44  
Contract jobs citing Python 68 117 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.72% 4.71% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.32% 20.17% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 91 37
Median daily rate £500 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -76.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  

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 444 580 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.28% 23.37% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 369 475
Median daily rate £415 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +7.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 22
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.42% -61.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Reading -7 38 £513 +34.86% 17
Bracknell 0 9 £450 -5.26% 1
Slough +9 5 £370 +35.77% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £400 - 3
Windsor +4 2 £550 +10.00% 2
Hungerford - 1 £205 -
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 75 (55.97%) Linux
2 72 (53.73%) Java
3 49 (36.57%) Ansible
4 45 (33.58%) HTTP
5 43 (32.09%) JavaScript
5 43 (32.09%) Ruby
6 41 (30.60%) DevOps
7 39 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (28.36%) Bash Shell
9 37 (27.61%) Git (software)
10 33 (24.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (23.88%) CentOS
11 32 (23.88%) Hadoop
12 31 (23.13%) Amazon AWS
13 30 (22.39%) Scrum
14 29 (21.64%) Unix
14 29 (21.64%) Security Cleared
14 29 (21.64%) Puppet
15 25 (18.66%) Opscode Chef
15 25 (18.66%) TDD
15 25 (18.66%) JSON
16 24 (17.91%) Ubuntu
16 24 (17.91%) SSH
17 23 (17.16%) SC Cleared
17 23 (17.16%) OO
17 23 (17.16%) Debian
17 23 (17.16%) Red Hat
17 23 (17.16%) Docker
18 22 (16.42%) REST
18 22 (16.42%) Linux Command Line

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 20 (14.93%) CMS
2 16 (11.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 12 (8.96%) Apache
4 10 (7.46%) Confluence
5 9 (6.72%) Apache Spark
6 8 (5.97%) OpenStack
7 5 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.99%) nginx
8 4 (2.99%) Oracle Spatial
8 4 (2.99%) SAS
8 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.99%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.24%) Apache Pig
9 3 (2.24%) Drupal
9 3 (2.24%) WordPress
10 2 (1.49%) Facebook Platform
11 1 (0.75%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.49%) SPSS
4 1 (0.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.13%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.73%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (3.73%) SoftLayer
4 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.49%) GitHub
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 45 (33.58%) HTTP
2 24 (17.91%) SSH
3 17 (12.69%) TCP/IP
4 16 (11.94%) ICMP
5 12 (8.96%) DNS
6 10 (7.46%) Firewall
7 7 (5.22%) SMTP
8 4 (2.99%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (2.99%) VSAN
9 3 (2.24%) INAP
9 3 (2.24%) Intelligent Network
9 3 (2.24%) MVNO
9 3 (2.24%) SNMP
9 3 (2.24%) SS7
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.75%) IMAP
10 1 (0.75%) Internet
10 1 (0.75%) LDAP
10 1 (0.75%) SMPP
10 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.88%) Hadoop
2 20 (14.93%) Big Data
3 10 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.97%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.22%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.73%) Apache Hive
6 5 (3.73%) MySQL
7 4 (2.99%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (2.99%) GIS
7 4 (2.99%) HBase
7 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.24%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (2.24%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.24%) OrientDB
9 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.49%) Redis
9 2 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 37 (27.61%) Git (software)
2 21 (15.67%) Bitbucket
3 20 (14.93%) Selenium
4 19 (14.18%) WebDriver
5 18 (13.43%) eggPlant
5 18 (13.43%) Maven
6 17 (12.69%) Ant
6 17 (12.69%) Apache Ivy
6 17 (12.69%) Gradle
6 17 (12.69%) Jenkins
6 17 (12.69%) JMeter
7 14 (10.45%) JIRA
8 10 (7.46%) Vagrant
9 6 (4.48%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.73%) Gatling
10 5 (3.73%) Gerrit
10 5 (3.73%) NeoLoad
11 4 (2.99%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.72%) Finance
3 7 (5.22%) Marketing
4 4 (2.99%) Electronics
5 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (41.79%) Developer
2 23 (17.16%) Python Developer
3 20 (14.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (11.94%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Developer in Test
6 12 (8.96%) Administrator
6 12 (8.96%) Java Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (8.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 12 (8.96%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (8.21%) Consultant
8 10 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (6.72%) Architect
9 9 (6.72%) DevOps Consultant
9 9 (6.72%) Java Consultant
9 9 (6.72%) JavaScript Engineer
10 8 (5.97%) Data Engineer
10 8 (5.97%) VMWare Administrator
11 7 (5.22%) Big Data Engineer
11 7 (5.22%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.66%) JSON
2 22 (16.42%) REST
3 20 (14.93%) XML
4 18 (13.43%) Web Services
5 12 (8.96%) Django
6 10 (7.46%) CSS
6 10 (7.46%) HTML
7 7 (5.22%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.22%) Flask
7 7 (5.22%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (4.48%) jQuery
9 5 (3.73%) React
9 5 (3.73%) SOAP
9 5 (3.73%) Spring
10 4 (2.99%) EJB
10 4 (2.99%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.99%) Kafka
10 4 (2.99%) Middleware
10 4 (2.99%) Node.js
10 4 (2.99%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.42%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.48%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.73%) FlexPod
6 4 (2.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (2.24%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.24%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.24%) Robotics
7 3 (2.24%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.24%) Wiki
8 2 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 75 (55.97%) Linux
2 33 (24.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (23.88%) CentOS
4 29 (21.64%) Unix
5 24 (17.91%) Ubuntu
6 23 (17.16%) Debian
7 15 (11.19%) Windows
8 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.48%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.75%) Solaris
10 1 (0.75%) SUSE
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.60%) DevOps
2 39 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (22.39%) Scrum
4 25 (18.66%) TDD
5 23 (17.16%) OO
6 20 (14.93%) BDD
6 20 (14.93%) Prototyping
7 18 (13.43%) Project Management
8 17 (12.69%) Content Management
8 17 (12.69%) OOP
9 15 (11.19%) Open Source
10 14 (10.45%) Automated Testing
10 14 (10.45%) Visualisation
11 13 (9.70%) Analytics
11 13 (9.70%) Test Automation
12 11 (8.21%) Configuration Management
12 11 (8.21%) Load Balancing
12 11 (8.21%) Manual Testing
12 11 (8.21%) Security Testing
13 10 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 72 (53.73%) Java
2 43 (32.09%) JavaScript
2 43 (32.09%) Ruby
3 38 (28.36%) Bash Shell
4 20 (14.93%) Groovy
5 19 (14.18%) Perl
5 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
6 17 (12.69%) C++
7 12 (8.96%) SQL
8 10 (7.46%) Shell Script
9 9 (6.72%) C
10 7 (5.22%) Scala
11 5 (3.73%) PHP
12 4 (2.99%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.24%) Cython
13 3 (2.24%) Go
13 3 (2.24%) R
14 1 (0.75%) ML
14 1 (0.75%) Rust
14 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (21.64%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.72%) CCNA
3 9 (6.72%) CCNP
3 9 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.99%) VCDX
5 2 (1.49%) RHCE
5 2 (1.49%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) SLA
2 5 (3.73%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.24%) QA
4 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.75%) SDET
System Software
1 23 (17.16%) Docker
2 16 (11.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.22%) vSphere
5 5 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.73%) vCloud
6 3 (2.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.49%) Corosync
8 1 (0.75%) Xen
8 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (36.57%) Ansible
2 29 (21.64%) Puppet
3 25 (18.66%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (15.67%) SELinux
5 8 (5.97%) Nagios
6 6 (4.48%) vRealize
7 5 (3.73%) HP Fortify
8 3 (2.24%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (2.24%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.49%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.49%) Pacemaker
9 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.75%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.75%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.75%) Salt
10 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (17.16%) Red Hat
2 16 (11.94%) Sitecore
2 16 (11.94%) Splunk
3 13 (9.70%) Cisco
4 12 (8.96%) VMware
5 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.72%) HP
6 9 (6.72%) Oracle
7 8 (5.97%) EMC
8 6 (4.48%) Atlassian
9 5 (3.73%) Nimsoft
10 3 (2.24%) Hortonworks
10 3 (2.24%) SAP
11 2 (1.49%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.49%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.49%) Facebook
11 2 (1.49%) IBM
11 2 (1.49%) NetApp
11 2 (1.49%) Symantec
11 2 (1.49%) Twitter
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