Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 29 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 +29 +3
Contract jobs citing Python 217 236 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.21% 6.00% 2.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.55% 18.48% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 138 66
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £361 £312 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £613
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.50 £8.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +493.75% -80.72% +361.11%
10th Percentile £45.85 £8.00 £40.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.00 £42.25
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% +1.37%

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 1,170 1,277 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.11% 32.48% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 739 582
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £313 £312 £295
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 22
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% +71.43% +40.00%
10th Percentile £38.50 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.50 £52.60
South East median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +10.59% -0.58% +6.88%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -2 75 £475 +18.75% 29
Bracknell +20 42 £475 - 11
Newbury -5 29 £438 +6.06% 9
Slough -3 18 £463 +23.47% 6
Wokingham +2 5 £438 -23.91% 3
Maidenhead -11 2 £481 +20.31% 5
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 90 (41.47%) AWS
2 67 (30.88%) Java
3 63 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (27.19%) Azure
5 56 (25.81%) DevOps
6 53 (24.42%) Linux
7 45 (20.74%) Bash Shell
8 43 (19.82%) GCP
9 36 (16.59%) Node.js
9 36 (16.59%) SQL
9 36 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (16.13%) JavaScript
10 35 (16.13%) Test Automation
11 31 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 31 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 31 (14.29%) Serverless
12 30 (13.82%) Ansible
12 30 (13.82%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (13.36%) Scrum
14 28 (12.90%) Kubernetes
15 27 (12.44%) Red Hat
15 27 (12.44%) Unix
16 26 (11.98%) Google
17 25 (11.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (11.06%) PaaS
18 24 (11.06%) Ruby
19 23 (10.60%) Oracle
20 22 (10.14%) Middleware
21 21 (9.68%) Microsoft
21 21 (9.68%) Terraform

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 10 (4.61%) Apache Spark
1 10 (4.61%) SAS
2 9 (4.15%) Confluence
3 7 (3.23%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.30%) Apache
4 5 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.38%) JBoss
7 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.92%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.92%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.92%) nginx
8 1 (0.46%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.61%) SPSS
2 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.69%) Sonata
2 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (41.47%) AWS
2 59 (27.19%) Azure
3 43 (19.82%) GCP
4 31 (14.29%) Serverless
5 30 (13.82%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (11.06%) PaaS
7 19 (8.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (8.29%) SaaS
9 12 (5.53%) IaaS
9 12 (5.53%) OpenShift
10 11 (5.07%) GitHub
11 9 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (3.23%) Apigee
13 6 (2.76%) Power Platform
14 5 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (2.30%) Amazon S3
15 4 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (1.84%) AWS CloudTrail
16 3 (1.38%) Amazon Kinesis
16 3 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.23%) H.323
1 7 (3.23%) Skype
2 6 (2.76%) DVB
3 5 (2.30%) Firewall
4 3 (1.38%) FTP
4 3 (1.38%) Internet
4 3 (1.38%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (1.38%) RS-485
4 3 (1.38%) SDH
4 3 (1.38%) SNMP
4 3 (1.38%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (0.92%) BGP
5 2 (0.92%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.92%) RS-232
6 1 (0.46%) MPLS
6 1 (0.46%) OSPF
6 1 (0.46%) SSL
6 1 (0.46%) VPN
6 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.37%) Hadoop
2 15 (6.91%) Big Data
3 11 (5.07%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.69%) Base SAS
4 8 (3.69%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 7 (3.23%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.76%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.76%) Power BI
7 5 (2.30%) HBase
7 5 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.84%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.38%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 20 (9.22%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.83%) JIRA
4 9 (4.15%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (3.69%) Selenium
6 7 (3.23%) Maven
7 6 (2.76%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.84%) Ant
9 4 (1.84%) GitLab
9 4 (1.84%) JUnit
9 4 (1.84%) Rational Team Concert
10 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.38%) Subversion
10 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.92%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.92%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.46%) Protractor
12 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
General
1 31 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.61%) Retail
3 5 (2.30%) French Language
3 5 (2.30%) German Language
4 4 (1.84%) Law
4 4 (1.84%) Marketing
4 4 (1.84%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.38%) Automotive
5 3 (1.38%) Electronics
5 3 (1.38%) Finance
5 3 (1.38%) Games
6 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.92%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (26.73%) Developer
2 28 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (9.68%) Consultant
4 19 (8.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 18 (8.29%) AWS Developer
6 17 (7.83%) Python Developer
7 14 (6.45%) Analyst
7 14 (6.45%) Architect
7 14 (6.45%) Python Engineer
8 12 (5.53%) Test Engineer
9 11 (5.07%) Java Developer
9 11 (5.07%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.23%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (3.23%) Integration Developer
10 7 (3.23%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.76%) Data Engineer
11 6 (2.76%) Designer
11 6 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.59%) Node.js
2 22 (10.14%) Middleware
3 20 (9.22%) RabbitMQ
4 18 (8.29%) JMS
4 18 (8.29%) Web Services
5 12 (5.53%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.61%) Django
7 9 (4.15%) .NET
7 9 (4.15%) Flask
7 9 (4.15%) Spring
8 7 (3.23%) HTML
8 7 (3.23%) Spring Boot
8 7 (3.23%) WebRTC
9 6 (2.76%) CSS
9 6 (2.76%) Kafka
9 6 (2.76%) React
10 5 (2.30%) OpenCV
11 3 (1.38%) Apache Camel
11 3 (1.38%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (1.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.22%) Public Cloud
2 15 (6.91%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.07%) Private Cloud
5 10 (4.61%) Algorithms
5 10 (4.61%) Cloud Native
6 7 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.76%) IPTV
7 6 (2.76%) Life Science
7 6 (2.76%) STB
8 4 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.38%) Clustering
10 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (24.42%) Linux
2 27 (12.44%) Unix
3 25 (11.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.45%) Windows
5 7 (3.23%) Android
5 7 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.84%) CentOS
7 3 (1.38%) Solaris
8 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Debian
9 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (25.81%) DevOps
3 36 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 29 (13.36%) Scrum
6 20 (9.22%) Software Engineering
7 16 (7.37%) Webhook
8 15 (6.91%) Data Protection
8 15 (6.91%) TDD
9 14 (6.45%) Computer Science
9 14 (6.45%) Web Development
10 13 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.53%) DevSecOps
11 12 (5.53%) Mentoring
11 12 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (4.61%) High Availability
13 9 (4.15%) Analytics
13 9 (4.15%) Functional Testing
14 8 (3.69%) Kanban
14 8 (3.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 67 (30.88%) Java
2 45 (20.74%) Bash Shell
3 36 (16.59%) SQL
4 35 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 24 (11.06%) Ruby
6 20 (9.22%) Perl
7 18 (8.29%) R
8 16 (7.37%) Shell Script
9 15 (6.91%) C#
10 13 (5.99%) PHP
11 12 (5.53%) C
11 12 (5.53%) C++
12 11 (5.07%) TypeScript
13 10 (4.61%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.30%) Embedded C
14 5 (2.30%) Groovy
15 3 (1.38%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.38%) Scala
16 1 (0.46%) Go
16 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (7.83%) Degree
2 12 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.84%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.84%) ISEB
4 4 (1.84%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.38%) CEH
5 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.38%) CISM
5 3 (1.38%) CISSP
5 3 (1.38%) SANS
6 2 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.46%) CCIE
7 1 (0.46%) CCNP
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.46%) FedRAMP
1 1 (0.46%) GDPR
1 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 16 (7.37%) Docker
2 4 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.92%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.92%) Firmware
4 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.92%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.92%) vSphere
5 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.46%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.46%) KVM
5 1 (0.46%) NFS
5 1 (0.46%) Postfix
5 1 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (13.82%) Ansible
2 28 (12.90%) Kubernetes
3 21 (9.68%) Terraform
4 14 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (5.99%) Puppet
6 8 (3.69%) Salt
7 6 (2.76%) Marathon
8 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.84%) vRealize
8 4 (1.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (1.38%) Mesos
9 3 (1.38%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.92%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.92%) Netcool
10 2 (0.92%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 2 (0.92%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (12.44%) Red Hat
2 26 (11.98%) Google
3 23 (10.60%) Oracle
4 21 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.15%) Atlassian
5 9 (4.15%) Cisco
6 8 (3.69%) Huawei
6 8 (3.69%) IBM
6 8 (3.69%) SaltStack
7 7 (3.23%) Nokia
7 7 (3.23%) VMware
8 6 (2.76%) ArcSight
8 6 (2.76%) Barracuda Networks
8 6 (2.76%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.76%) CyberArk
8 6 (2.76%) Fortinet
8 6 (2.76%) Qualys
8 6 (2.76%) Splunk
8 6 (2.76%) Symantec
8 6 (2.76%) Trend Micro