Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 52 66
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14 +26
Contract jobs citing Python 205 124 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.22% 3.11% 2.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.65% 11.37% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 75 89
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +16.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £336
90th Percentile £575 £608 £551
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.11% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £41.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.72% +22.96% -25.82%
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -1.14% +6.02% -4.60%

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 1,231 1,091 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.33% 27.37% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 656 709
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £275
90th Percentile £559 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 39
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £19.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.29% -21.36% -32.89%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £49.00 £48.90
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +19 85 £425 +3.03% 31
Slough +5 34 £445 -6.32% 17
Newbury -1 24 £400 -17.95% 14
Bracknell +7 13 £475 +5.56% 11
Maidenhead -1 10 £500 -4.76% 1
Windsor +4 5 £475 -17.39% 2
Wokingham -12 1 £575 -8.00%
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 94 (45.85%) Linux
2 53 (25.85%) Java
3 48 (23.41%) Big Data
3 48 (23.41%) DevOps
4 47 (22.93%) Bash Shell
5 46 (22.44%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (22.44%) SQL
6 43 (20.98%) Analytics
7 42 (20.49%) Ansible
7 42 (20.49%) Puppet
8 40 (19.51%) Telecoms
9 35 (17.07%) Docker
9 35 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (16.10%) Jenkins
10 33 (16.10%) Windows
10 33 (16.10%) Red Hat
11 31 (15.12%) Perl
11 31 (15.12%) Opscode Chef
11 31 (15.12%) Apache Spark
11 31 (15.12%) Hadoop
12 29 (14.15%) Git (software)
12 29 (14.15%) C
13 28 (13.66%) Open Source
14 27 (13.17%) Unix
15 26 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (12.20%) Firewall
16 25 (12.20%) TCP/IP
16 25 (12.20%) Configuration Management
16 25 (12.20%) Node.js
17 24 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 31 (15.12%) Apache Spark
2 11 (5.37%) Apache
3 8 (3.90%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.46%) Confluence
5 3 (1.46%) SAS
6 2 (0.98%) Drupal
6 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.49%) JBoss
7 1 (0.49%) Mendix
7 1 (0.49%) nginx
7 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Chatbot
1 6 (2.93%) Simulink
2 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 46 (22.44%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.34%) AWS Lambda
2 13 (6.34%) Serverless
3 12 (5.85%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (5.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.41%) AWS CodePipeline
6 6 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.95%) BrowserStack
7 4 (1.95%) SaaS
7 4 (1.95%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.46%) GitHub
8 3 (1.46%) Office 365
9 2 (0.98%) Akamai
9 2 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.98%) G Suite
9 2 (0.98%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.20%) Firewall
1 25 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 24 (11.71%) Internet
3 16 (7.80%) SSH
4 11 (5.37%) BGP
4 11 (5.37%) MPLS
5 10 (4.88%) OSPF
6 8 (3.90%) DNS
7 7 (3.41%) WAN
8 6 (2.93%) RS-232
8 6 (2.93%) VPN
9 5 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (2.44%) DHCP
10 4 (1.95%) Junos
10 4 (1.95%) LAN
10 4 (1.95%) RFID
11 3 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.46%) SSL
12 2 (0.98%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (23.41%) Big Data
2 31 (15.12%) Hadoop
3 19 (9.27%) Apache Hive
4 17 (8.29%) NoSQL
5 15 (7.32%) Flink
6 14 (6.83%) MySQL
6 14 (6.83%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.85%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.39%) Power BI
9 8 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (3.90%) SQL Server
10 6 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.93%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.44%) Data Lake
11 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.95%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.95%) CouchDB
12 4 (1.95%) HDInsight
12 4 (1.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (16.10%) Jenkins
2 29 (14.15%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.83%) JIRA
4 9 (4.39%) Selenium
5 8 (3.90%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.90%) Zephyr
6 7 (3.41%) Subversion
7 6 (2.93%) HP UFT
7 6 (2.93%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.44%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.95%) Robot Framework
10 3 (1.46%) GitLab
10 3 (1.46%) Maven
11 2 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.98%) JMeter
11 2 (0.98%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.98%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.98%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (19.51%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.32%) Legal
3 8 (3.90%) Mandarin Language
4 7 (3.41%) Automotive
5 5 (2.44%) Finance
6 3 (1.46%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (25.85%) Developer
2 34 (16.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (12.20%) Python Developer
4 18 (8.78%) Analyst
5 15 (7.32%) AWS DevOps
5 15 (7.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 15 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (7.32%) Consultant
6 14 (6.83%) Python Engineer
7 13 (6.34%) Big Data Engineer
7 13 (6.34%) Data Engineer
7 13 (6.34%) Software Engineer
8 12 (5.85%) Software Developer
9 11 (5.37%) Analytics Developer
10 10 (4.88%) Big Data Developer
11 8 (3.90%) Architect
12 7 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (3.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 7 (3.41%) Security Analyst
12 7 (3.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.20%) Node.js
2 15 (7.32%) Spark Streaming
3 13 (6.34%) Web Services
4 12 (5.85%) HTML
5 8 (3.90%) CSS
5 8 (3.90%) Kafka
6 7 (3.41%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (3.41%) scikit-learn
6 7 (3.41%) SOAP
7 6 (2.93%) Django
8 5 (2.44%) Flask
8 5 (2.44%) NumPy
8 5 (2.44%) Pandas
8 5 (2.44%) SciPy
8 5 (2.44%) Spring
9 4 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (1.95%) JSON
10 3 (1.46%) Anaconda
10 3 (1.46%) Sensu
10 3 (1.46%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 17 (8.29%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (6.34%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.88%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.41%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.93%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.95%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.98%) PMI
10 2 (0.98%) Replication
11 1 (0.49%) BBC
11 1 (0.49%) Clustering
11 1 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.49%) STB
Operating Systems
1 94 (45.85%) Linux
2 33 (16.10%) Windows
3 27 (13.17%) Unix
4 24 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (7.80%) CentOS
6 10 (4.88%) Solaris
7 7 (3.41%) Ubuntu
7 7 (3.41%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.98%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.98%) Android
9 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.98%) Debian
9 2 (0.98%) Fedora
10 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.49%) SUSE
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.41%) DevOps
2 43 (20.98%) Analytics
3 28 (13.66%) Open Source
4 26 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (12.20%) Configuration Management
6 22 (10.73%) Data Analytics
6 22 (10.73%) Machine Learning
7 18 (8.78%) Data Science
7 18 (8.78%) ETL
7 18 (8.78%) Software Engineering
7 18 (8.78%) Test Automation
7 18 (8.78%) Web Development
8 17 (8.29%) Artificial Intelligence
8 17 (8.29%) Data Protection
9 16 (7.80%) Big Data Analytics
9 16 (7.80%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (7.80%) Migration
9 16 (7.80%) Network Architecture
9 16 (7.80%) Project Management
10 15 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 53 (25.85%) Java
2 47 (22.93%) Bash Shell
3 46 (22.44%) SQL
4 31 (15.12%) Perl
5 29 (14.15%) C
6 23 (11.22%) JavaScript
7 19 (9.27%) C#
7 19 (9.27%) C++
8 16 (7.80%) MATLAB
9 14 (6.83%) PowerShell
10 13 (6.34%) PHP
10 13 (6.34%) R
11 12 (5.85%) Scala
12 10 (4.88%) Ruby
13 9 (4.39%) Go
14 8 (3.90%) Groovy
14 8 (3.90%) VBScript
15 6 (2.93%) Embedded C
15 6 (2.93%) Embedded C++
15 6 (2.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.80%) Degree
3 11 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.93%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.46%) CCNA
7 2 (0.98%) CCIE
7 2 (0.98%) CCNP
7 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.98%) PMP
8 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.49%) CCSA
8 1 (0.49%) CCSE
8 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.49%) MCSA
8 1 (0.49%) MCSE
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.41%) SLA
2 6 (2.93%) MISRA
2 6 (2.93%) MISRA C
3 4 (1.95%) QA
4 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.46%) GDPR
5 1 (0.49%) GPG13
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (17.07%) Docker
2 8 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.93%) KVM
3 6 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.44%) Squid
4 5 (2.44%) vSphere
5 4 (1.95%) Apache Flume
6 3 (1.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.46%) Firmware
6 3 (1.46%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.98%) Btrfs
7 2 (0.98%) HDFS
7 2 (0.98%) NFS
7 2 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.98%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.49%) iptables
8 1 (0.49%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 42 (20.49%) Ansible
1 42 (20.49%) Puppet
2 31 (15.12%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (10.73%) Kubernetes
4 20 (9.76%) Terraform
5 13 (6.34%) Salt
6 11 (5.37%) Packer
7 6 (2.93%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 6 (2.93%) CSIRT
8 5 (2.44%) Kibana
9 4 (1.95%) Grafana
9 4 (1.95%) SCCM
9 4 (1.95%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.46%) Graphite
10 3 (1.46%) Mesos
10 3 (1.46%) Nagios
10 3 (1.46%) StatsD
11 2 (0.98%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.98%) Icinga
11 2 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (16.10%) Red Hat
2 15 (7.32%) Oracle
3 13 (6.34%) Cisco
4 11 (5.37%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.37%) Splunk
4 11 (5.37%) VMware
5 9 (4.39%) Juniper
6 7 (3.41%) Huawei
6 7 (3.41%) Mirantis
7 6 (2.93%) Google
7 6 (2.93%) HP
8 5 (2.44%) Alibaba
9 4 (1.95%) Tableau
10 3 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.46%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.46%) F5
10 3 (1.46%) NetApp
10 3 (1.46%) New Relic
11 2 (0.98%) Teradata