Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 49 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 +40
Contract jobs citing Python 182 131 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.52% 3.39% 3.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.58% 13.10% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 86 143
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £500 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +28.21% +4.00%
10th Percentile £321 £344 £325
90th Percentile £570 £625 £500
South East median daily rate £475 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +6.74% +5.95% +23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £13.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +44.44% -76.00%
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% -12.50%

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 1,248 1,000 1,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.98% 25.88% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 582 739
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £298 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 39
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -10.00% -23.61%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.10 £11.20
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.35 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +11.11%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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
Reading -12 44 £450 -12.20% 47
Newbury - 44 £425 - 6
Maidenhead +15 24 £400 +14.29% 3
Slough +7 14 £425 +18.06% 2
Bracknell -10 12 £500 +11.11% 4
Wokingham - 4 £625 - 3
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 101 (55.49%) Linux
2 67 (36.81%) DevOps
3 64 (35.16%) Java
4 61 (33.52%) Ansible
5 60 (32.97%) Jenkins
6 47 (25.82%) Amazon AWS
7 46 (25.27%) Docker
8 45 (24.73%) Bash Shell
8 45 (24.73%) SQL
9 41 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (21.43%) C++
11 38 (20.88%) Git (software)
12 37 (20.33%) Puppet
12 37 (20.33%) Configuration Management
13 34 (18.68%) JavaScript
13 34 (18.68%) Kubernetes
14 31 (17.03%) Ruby
14 31 (17.03%) JIRA
15 30 (16.48%) Unix
16 29 (15.93%) Opscode Chef
16 29 (15.93%) Big Data
17 28 (15.38%) Oracle
17 28 (15.38%) Red Hat
18 27 (14.84%) Perl
18 27 (14.84%) Terraform
19 26 (14.29%) C
19 26 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
20 25 (13.74%) NumPy
21 24 (13.19%) SciPy
21 24 (13.19%) Hadoop

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 21 (11.54%) Confluence
2 16 (8.79%) Apache
3 11 (6.04%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.95%) Apache Spark
5 7 (3.85%) OpenStack
5 7 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.30%) IIS
6 6 (3.30%) SAS
7 5 (2.75%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.65%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (1.10%) GeoServer
9 2 (1.10%) Luigi
9 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.10%) nginx
10 1 (0.55%) uWSGI
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) HipChat
2 4 (2.20%) Pipeline Pilot
3 3 (1.65%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 47 (25.82%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (7.69%) Serverless
5 12 (6.59%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (6.04%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.20%) IaaS
9 3 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.65%) GitHub
10 2 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.10%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.55%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.55%) Slack
11 1 (0.55%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.55%) Trello
11 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.40%) Firewall
1 8 (4.40%) HTTP
2 7 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.30%) DOCSIS
4 5 (2.75%) SSH
5 4 (2.20%) DNS
5 4 (2.20%) SNMP
6 3 (1.65%) WAN
7 2 (1.10%) FTP
8 1 (0.55%) AMQP
8 1 (0.55%) Broadband
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.55%) DHCP
8 1 (0.55%) Internet
8 1 (0.55%) MPLS
8 1 (0.55%) OSPF
8 1 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.55%) SGSN
8 1 (0.55%) VLAN
8 1 (0.55%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.93%) Big Data
2 24 (13.19%) Hadoop
3 21 (11.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (8.24%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.49%) MongoDB
6 9 (4.95%) MySQL
7 8 (4.40%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.30%) HBase
9 6 (3.30%) SQL Server
10 5 (2.75%) Data Lake
10 5 (2.75%) Data Mining
10 5 (2.75%) HDInsight
10 5 (2.75%) KNIME
10 5 (2.75%) Power BI
10 5 (2.75%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.75%) Sqoop
11 4 (2.20%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (2.20%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 60 (32.97%) Jenkins
2 38 (20.88%) Git (software)
3 31 (17.03%) JIRA
4 16 (8.79%) Vagrant
5 14 (7.69%) Bitbucket
6 10 (5.49%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (4.95%) Selenium
8 8 (4.40%) Subversion
9 7 (3.85%) GitLab
9 7 (3.85%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.30%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.10%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.10%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.55%) Ant
12 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.55%) JUnit
12 1 (0.55%) Maven
12 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 13 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.65%) Marketing
2 3 (1.65%) Retail
3 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.55%) Advertising
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
4 1 (0.55%) Finance
4 1 (0.55%) French Language
4 1 (0.55%) German Language
4 1 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (26.37%) Developer
2 45 (24.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (17.58%) Python Developer
4 24 (13.19%) AWS Engineer
5 20 (10.99%) AWS DevOps
5 20 (10.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 18 (9.89%) Consultant
7 13 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Python Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Architect
10 7 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Java Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Android Developer
11 6 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.74%) NumPy
2 24 (13.19%) Node.js
2 24 (13.19%) SciPy
3 22 (12.09%) Pandas
4 21 (11.54%) Web Services
5 13 (7.14%) SOAP
6 11 (6.04%) Anaconda
6 11 (6.04%) RESTful
7 10 (5.49%) REST
8 9 (4.95%) Flask
9 8 (4.40%) CSS
10 7 (3.85%) React
11 6 (3.30%) AngularJS
11 6 (3.30%) Dask
11 6 (3.30%) RxJava
12 5 (2.75%) Django
12 5 (2.75%) HTML
12 5 (2.75%) Kafka
13 4 (2.20%) STL
14 3 (1.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 14 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.95%) iPad
4 7 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.30%) Replication
6 5 (2.75%) Life Science
6 5 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.65%) Blog
8 3 (1.65%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.10%) CMDB
9 2 (1.10%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.10%) STB
9 2 (1.10%) User Experience
9 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (55.49%) Linux
2 30 (16.48%) Unix
3 24 (13.19%) Windows
4 19 (10.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.14%) CentOS
6 8 (4.40%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.30%) Android
7 6 (3.30%) SUSE
7 6 (3.30%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.75%) Debian
8 5 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (2.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.65%) Solaris
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (36.81%) DevOps
2 41 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (20.33%) Configuration Management
4 24 (13.19%) Software Engineering
5 23 (12.64%) TDD
6 20 (10.99%) Analytics
7 17 (9.34%) Test Automation
8 15 (8.24%) Data Science
8 15 (8.24%) Web Development
9 14 (7.69%) Open Source
10 13 (7.14%) ETL
11 10 (5.49%) Coaching
11 10 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (5.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 10 (5.49%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.49%) Migration
12 9 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.95%) Project Management
13 8 (4.40%) Functional Testing
13 8 (4.40%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.16%) Java
2 45 (24.73%) Bash Shell
2 45 (24.73%) SQL
3 39 (21.43%) C++
4 34 (18.68%) JavaScript
5 31 (17.03%) Ruby
6 27 (14.84%) Perl
7 26 (14.29%) C
8 18 (9.89%) Groovy
9 14 (7.69%) C#
9 14 (7.69%) PowerShell
9 14 (7.69%) R
10 12 (6.59%) Scala
11 8 (4.40%) PHP
12 6 (3.30%) Kotlin
13 4 (2.20%) F#
13 4 (2.20%) Go
13 4 (2.20%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.69%) Degree
2 6 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.75%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) PhD
6 1 (0.55%) APMP
6 1 (0.55%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.55%) LPIC
6 1 (0.55%) OCA
6 1 (0.55%) OCP
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.55%) RHCA
6 1 (0.55%) RHCE
6 1 (0.55%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) GDPR
3 3 (1.65%) SLA
4 2 (1.10%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.55%) MISRA
5 1 (0.55%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (25.27%) Docker
2 5 (2.75%) Apache Flume
3 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.10%) Corosync
4 2 (1.10%) HDFS
4 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.10%) vCloud
4 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.55%) Firmware
5 1 (0.55%) KVM
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.55%) vSphere
5 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (33.52%) Ansible
2 37 (20.33%) Puppet
3 34 (18.68%) Kubernetes
4 29 (15.93%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (14.84%) Terraform
6 13 (7.14%) Packer
7 11 (6.04%) Salt
8 6 (3.30%) HP ALM
9 4 (2.20%) SCCM
10 3 (1.65%) SELinux
11 2 (1.10%) CFEngine
11 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (1.10%) Pacemaker
11 2 (1.10%) SCOM
11 2 (1.10%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.10%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.10%) Unicenter
11 2 (1.10%) vRealize
11 2 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (15.38%) Oracle
1 28 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 14 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.49%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.40%) VMware
5 6 (3.30%) Talend
6 5 (2.75%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.75%) Splunk
7 4 (2.20%) Cisco
7 4 (2.20%) HP
7 4 (2.20%) Informatica
7 4 (2.20%) NetApp
7 4 (2.20%) Symantec
7 4 (2.20%) Teradata
8 3 (1.65%) F5
8 3 (1.65%) IBM
8 3 (1.65%) Netezza
8 3 (1.65%) RapidMiner
8 3 (1.65%) SAP
8 3 (1.65%) Vertica