Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 47 49
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 +28
Contract jobs citing Python 219 123 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.68% 3.36% 3.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.28% 13.79% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 83 143
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.05% +12.00%
10th Percentile £313 £359 £325
90th Percentile £538 £623 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 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 £36.75 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +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 1,267 892 1,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.84% 24.38% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 519 736
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £306 £288 £270
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.75 £19.66 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.24% +57.28% -65.28%
10th Percentile £8.00 £13.00 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.75 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -1 70 £425 -15.00% 44
Newbury +22 44 £425 +26.87% 4
Maidenhead +14 29 £400 - 4
Bracknell -3 19 £475 +5.56% 5
Slough -5 11 £215 -57.00% 6
Windsor -5 4 £475 -17.39% 2
Wokingham - 3 £424 - 5
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 121 (55.25%) Linux
2 87 (39.73%) DevOps
3 82 (37.44%) Java
4 71 (32.42%) Ansible
5 67 (30.59%) Jenkins
6 63 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
7 56 (25.57%) Docker
7 56 (25.57%) Bash Shell
8 54 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (22.37%) SQL
9 49 (22.37%) Puppet
10 48 (21.92%) Configuration Management
11 45 (20.55%) Git (software)
11 45 (20.55%) Kubernetes
12 40 (18.26%) JavaScript
13 39 (17.81%) Opscode Chef
14 38 (17.35%) JIRA
14 38 (17.35%) Terraform
15 37 (16.89%) Linux Command Line
15 37 (16.89%) Red Hat
15 37 (16.89%) Node.js
16 36 (16.44%) Unix
17 35 (15.98%) C
18 34 (15.53%) C++
18 34 (15.53%) Windows
19 31 (14.16%) Big Data
20 30 (13.70%) Ruby
21 28 (12.79%) Oracle
22 27 (12.33%) Perl
22 27 (12.33%) Software Engineering

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 23 (10.50%) Confluence
2 14 (6.39%) Apache
3 13 (5.94%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.11%) SAS
5 7 (3.20%) OpenStack
5 7 (3.20%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.28%) Apache Pig
6 5 (2.28%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.83%) IIS
8 3 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.46%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) HipChat
2 4 (1.83%) SPSS
3 3 (1.37%) Simulink
4 2 (0.91%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.91%) Pipeline Pilot
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 63 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (11.42%) AWS CloudFormation
2 25 (11.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (11.42%) Serverless
3 22 (10.05%) AWS Lambda
4 20 (9.13%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (1.83%) IaaS
6 3 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.91%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.91%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.91%) CloudBees
7 2 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.91%) PaaS
7 2 (0.91%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.46%) GitHub
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.11%) HTTP
2 7 (3.20%) DOCSIS
2 7 (3.20%) Firewall
3 5 (2.28%) SNMP
3 5 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.37%) RS-232
4 3 (1.37%) SSH
5 2 (0.91%) BGP
5 2 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.91%) DVB
5 2 (0.91%) Internet
5 2 (0.91%) MPLS
5 2 (0.91%) OSPF
5 2 (0.91%) WAN
6 1 (0.46%) 4G
6 1 (0.46%) AMQP
6 1 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.46%) Junos
6 1 (0.46%) NFC
6 1 (0.46%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.16%) Big Data
2 25 (11.42%) Apache Cassandra
2 25 (11.42%) NoSQL
3 19 (8.68%) Hadoop
4 14 (6.39%) MySQL
5 11 (5.02%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.02%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.11%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.65%) Power BI
8 7 (3.20%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.74%) Redis
9 6 (2.74%) SQL Server
10 5 (2.28%) Data Lake
10 5 (2.28%) HBase
11 4 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.83%) HDInsight
11 4 (1.83%) Pentaho
11 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.83%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 67 (30.59%) Jenkins
2 45 (20.55%) Git (software)
3 38 (17.35%) JIRA
4 18 (8.22%) Vagrant
5 14 (6.39%) Bitbucket
5 14 (6.39%) Cucumber
6 12 (5.48%) Selenium
7 10 (4.57%) Subversion
7 10 (4.57%) Zephyr
8 9 (4.11%) SoapUI
8 9 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (3.20%) GitLab
10 4 (1.83%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.37%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.37%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.37%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.91%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.91%) Robot Framework
13 1 (0.46%) Ant
13 1 (0.46%) JUnit
General
1 22 (10.05%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.20%) Mandarin Language
3 5 (2.28%) Marketing
4 4 (1.83%) Automotive
4 4 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (0.91%) Electronics
5 2 (0.91%) Finance
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) French Language
6 1 (0.46%) German Language
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (26.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (22.37%) Developer
3 32 (14.61%) AWS Engineer
4 30 (13.70%) Python Developer
5 28 (12.79%) AWS DevOps
5 28 (12.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 17 (7.76%) Consultant
7 15 (6.85%) Software Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) Analyst
9 10 (4.57%) Python Engineer
9 10 (4.57%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.11%) Architect
10 9 (4.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.20%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 6 (2.74%) Embedded Engineer
13 6 (2.74%) Software Consultant
13 6 (2.74%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.89%) Node.js
2 20 (9.13%) Web Services
3 18 (8.22%) NumPy
3 18 (8.22%) SciPy
4 16 (7.31%) Pandas
4 16 (7.31%) SOAP
5 11 (5.02%) REST
6 10 (4.57%) Anaconda
7 9 (4.11%) Flask
8 8 (3.65%) RESTful
9 7 (3.20%) CSS
9 7 (3.20%) Django
9 7 (3.20%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.74%) HTML
10 6 (2.74%) React
11 5 (2.28%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.28%) RxJava
12 4 (1.83%) Kafka
13 3 (1.37%) .NET
13 3 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.89%) Linux Command Line
2 21 (9.59%) Computer Science
3 20 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.94%) Algorithms
5 12 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (4.11%) iPad
6 9 (4.11%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.65%) Private Cloud
8 7 (3.20%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.28%) Replication
10 4 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.37%) Blog
11 3 (1.37%) Life Science
11 3 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.37%) STB
11 3 (1.37%) User Experience
12 2 (0.91%) CMDB
12 2 (0.91%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 121 (55.25%) Linux
2 36 (16.44%) Unix
3 34 (15.53%) Windows
4 27 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.85%) CentOS
6 11 (5.02%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.74%) Android
8 5 (2.28%) Debian
9 4 (1.83%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.37%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.37%) SUSE
11 2 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (39.73%) DevOps
2 54 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (21.92%) Configuration Management
4 27 (12.33%) Software Engineering
5 26 (11.87%) Analytics
6 20 (9.13%) Project Management
7 19 (8.68%) Data Science
7 19 (8.68%) Test Automation
8 17 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (7.76%) Web Development
9 15 (6.85%) Deployment Automation
9 15 (6.85%) Machine Learning
9 15 (6.85%) Open Source
10 14 (6.39%) TDD
11 13 (5.94%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.94%) Migration
12 12 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.48%) Coaching
12 12 (5.48%) SDLC
13 10 (4.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 82 (37.44%) Java
2 56 (25.57%) Bash Shell
3 49 (22.37%) SQL
4 40 (18.26%) JavaScript
5 35 (15.98%) C
6 34 (15.53%) C++
7 30 (13.70%) Ruby
8 27 (12.33%) Perl
9 20 (9.13%) C#
9 20 (9.13%) Groovy
10 18 (8.22%) R
11 17 (7.76%) Scala
12 16 (7.31%) PowerShell
13 10 (4.57%) PHP
14 9 (4.11%) Go
15 6 (2.74%) MATLAB
15 6 (2.74%) VBScript
16 5 (2.28%) Kotlin
16 5 (2.28%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (10.96%) Degree
2 7 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.28%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) APMP
7 1 (0.46%) CCNA
7 1 (0.46%) CCNP
7 1 (0.46%) CCSA
7 1 (0.46%) CCSE
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.46%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.46%) LPIC
7 1 (0.46%) OCA
7 1 (0.46%) OCP
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.46%) RHCA
7 1 (0.46%) RHCE
7 1 (0.46%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.11%) QA
2 7 (3.20%) SLA
3 6 (2.74%) GDPR
4 3 (1.37%) MISRA
4 3 (1.37%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.91%) GCP
5 2 (0.91%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.46%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (25.57%) Docker
2 6 (2.74%) Apache Flume
3 5 (2.28%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.91%) Corosync
4 2 (0.91%) KVM
4 2 (0.91%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.46%) Firmware
5 1 (0.46%) HDFS
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 71 (32.42%) Ansible
2 49 (22.37%) Puppet
3 45 (20.55%) Kubernetes
4 39 (17.81%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (17.35%) Terraform
6 21 (9.59%) Packer
6 21 (9.59%) Salt
7 6 (2.74%) HP ALM
8 4 (1.83%) Kibana
9 3 (1.37%) Grafana
9 3 (1.37%) Graphite
9 3 (1.37%) Nagios
9 3 (1.37%) SELinux
10 2 (0.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.91%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.91%) Mesos
10 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.91%) Pacemaker
10 2 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (16.89%) Red Hat
2 28 (12.79%) Oracle
3 11 (5.02%) Atlassian
3 11 (5.02%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.65%) Cisco
4 8 (3.65%) Splunk
5 6 (2.74%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.74%) Huawei
5 6 (2.74%) Talend
6 5 (2.28%) Alibaba
6 5 (2.28%) HP
6 5 (2.28%) Teradata
6 5 (2.28%) VMware
7 4 (1.83%) Informatica
7 4 (1.83%) Symantec
8 3 (1.37%) Juniper
8 3 (1.37%) New Relic
8 3 (1.37%) SAP
8 3 (1.37%) Vertica
9 2 (0.91%) SaltStack