Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 59 65
Rank change year-on-year +26 +6 +13
Contract jobs citing Python 213 126 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.96% 3.09% 2.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.91% 10.69% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 72 79
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +22.58%
10th Percentile £325 £301 £330
90th Percentile £575 £574 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £24.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -28.89% -25.00%
10th Percentile £18.35 £8.00 £15.33
90th Percentile £48.38 £42.43 £40.83
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% -7.78%

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 1,339 1,179 1,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.20% 28.88% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 696 695
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 34
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.85% +3.13% -8.57%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £12.08
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £48.38
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +8.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +31 81 £425 -2.86% 31
Slough +1 34 £475 +5.56% 4
Newbury 0 28 £425 -10.53% 10
Bracknell +1 14 £475 +22.58% 13
Maidenhead -3 5 £456 -13.10% 4
Wokingham -14 1 £575 -8.00%
Windsor - 1 - - 2
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 82 (38.50%) Linux
2 64 (30.05%) Big Data
3 61 (28.64%) SQL
4 54 (25.35%) Analytics
5 47 (22.07%) Java
6 43 (20.19%) DevOps
7 42 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
8 41 (19.25%) Hadoop
9 40 (18.78%) Bash Shell
9 40 (18.78%) Apache Spark
9 40 (18.78%) Telecoms
10 36 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (15.96%) Puppet
11 34 (15.96%) JavaScript
11 34 (15.96%) Perl
11 34 (15.96%) Windows
12 33 (15.49%) TCP/IP
12 33 (15.49%) Ansible
12 33 (15.49%) Docker
12 33 (15.49%) Open Source
13 31 (14.55%) Jenkins
14 30 (14.08%) Firewall
15 29 (13.62%) Internet
15 29 (13.62%) Data Analytics
16 28 (13.15%) Git (software)
16 28 (13.15%) ETL
17 26 (12.21%) HTML
17 26 (12.21%) Red Hat
18 25 (11.74%) Machine Learning
18 25 (11.74%) Agile Software Development

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 40 (18.78%) Apache Spark
2 11 (5.16%) Apache
3 10 (4.69%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.29%) SAS
5 5 (2.35%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.41%) Drupal
8 2 (0.94%) Liferay
9 1 (0.47%) JBoss
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (5.16%) Chatbot
2 6 (2.82%) Simulink
3 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 42 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.69%) PaaS
4 9 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.29%) Apigee
5 7 (3.29%) IaaS
6 6 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.82%) SaaS
7 5 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.35%) Serverless
8 3 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.41%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.41%) Amazon SageMaker
8 3 (1.41%) GitHub
8 3 (1.41%) Trello
9 2 (0.94%) Akamai
9 2 (0.94%) G Suite
9 2 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.49%) TCP/IP
2 30 (14.08%) Firewall
3 29 (13.62%) Internet
4 19 (8.92%) SSH
5 12 (5.63%) BGP
5 12 (5.63%) MPLS
6 11 (5.16%) OSPF
7 10 (4.69%) SSL
8 8 (3.76%) DNS
8 8 (3.76%) VPN
8 8 (3.76%) WAN
9 6 (2.82%) Junos
9 6 (2.82%) RS-232
10 5 (2.35%) DHCP
10 5 (2.35%) LAN
10 5 (2.35%) Skype
11 4 (1.88%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (1.88%) L2TP
11 4 (1.88%) RFID
12 3 (1.41%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (30.05%) Big Data
2 41 (19.25%) Hadoop
3 22 (10.33%) Apache Hive
4 18 (8.45%) Flink
5 13 (6.10%) MySQL
5 13 (6.10%) Power BI
6 12 (5.63%) NoSQL
6 12 (5.63%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.69%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.82%) DB2
10 6 (2.82%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.35%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (2.35%) Data Lake
11 5 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.35%) QlikView
11 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (14.55%) Jenkins
2 28 (13.15%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.69%) JIRA
4 8 (3.76%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.29%) GitLab
5 7 (3.29%) Selenium
6 6 (2.82%) Mercurial
6 6 (2.82%) Subversion
7 5 (2.35%) CircleCI
8 4 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.88%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.88%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.88%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.41%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.41%) JMeter
9 3 (1.41%) Maven
9 3 (1.41%) Robot Framework
9 3 (1.41%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.94%) CMake
10 2 (0.94%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (18.78%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.45%) Legal
3 6 (2.82%) Automotive
3 6 (2.82%) Retail
4 4 (1.88%) Finance
5 3 (1.41%) Marketing
5 3 (1.41%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.94%) Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Games
6 2 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (31.92%) Developer
2 26 (12.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (11.74%) Python Developer
3 25 (11.74%) Software Developer
4 19 (8.92%) Data Engineer
5 18 (8.45%) Python Engineer
6 17 (7.98%) Big Data Engineer
6 17 (7.98%) Consultant
7 16 (7.51%) Software Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Analyst
8 14 (6.57%) Analytics Developer
8 14 (6.57%) Big Data Developer
9 9 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
9 9 (4.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) Embedded Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.21%) HTML
2 24 (11.27%) Node.js
3 18 (8.45%) Spark Streaming
4 17 (7.98%) CSS
5 15 (7.04%) AngularJS
6 14 (6.57%) Web Services
7 13 (6.10%) JSON
7 13 (6.10%) Kafka
8 11 (5.16%) React
9 9 (4.23%) scikit-learn
9 9 (4.23%) SOAP
10 7 (3.29%) Django
10 7 (3.29%) Natural Language Processing
10 7 (3.29%) REST
10 7 (3.29%) RESTful
10 7 (3.29%) Spring
11 6 (2.82%) Flask
11 6 (2.82%) HTML5
11 6 (2.82%) jQuery
11 6 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.23%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (3.76%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.35%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.35%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (0.94%) Fintech
7 2 (0.94%) PMI
7 2 (0.94%) Replication
7 2 (0.94%) RIA
7 2 (0.94%) Social Media
7 2 (0.94%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.50%) Linux
2 34 (15.96%) Windows
3 23 (10.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (8.45%) Unix
5 17 (7.98%) CentOS
6 10 (4.69%) Solaris
6 10 (4.69%) Ubuntu
7 7 (3.29%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.94%) Android
9 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.94%) Debian
9 2 (0.94%) Fedora
9 2 (0.94%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.35%) Analytics
2 43 (20.19%) DevOps
3 33 (15.49%) Open Source
4 29 (13.62%) Data Analytics
5 28 (13.15%) ETL
6 25 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (11.74%) Machine Learning
7 21 (9.86%) Configuration Management
7 21 (9.86%) Data Protection
7 21 (9.86%) Web Development
8 19 (8.92%) Artificial Intelligence
8 19 (8.92%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (8.92%) Network Architecture
8 19 (8.92%) Software Engineering
8 19 (8.92%) Test Automation
9 18 (8.45%) Big Data Analytics
9 18 (8.45%) Data Ingestion
9 18 (8.45%) Data Science
9 18 (8.45%) Migration
10 16 (7.51%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.64%) SQL
2 47 (22.07%) Java
3 40 (18.78%) Bash Shell
4 34 (15.96%) JavaScript
4 34 (15.96%) Perl
5 22 (10.33%) C#
6 20 (9.39%) C
7 19 (8.92%) C++
8 18 (8.45%) MATLAB
8 18 (8.45%) PowerShell
8 18 (8.45%) R
9 17 (7.98%) PHP
10 13 (6.10%) Ruby
11 11 (5.16%) Scala
12 9 (4.23%) Go
13 7 (3.29%) TypeScript
14 6 (2.82%) Assembly Language
14 6 (2.82%) Groovy
15 5 (2.35%) Embedded C
15 5 (2.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.63%) Degree
3 11 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) CCIE
6 2 (0.94%) CCNA
6 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.94%) PMP
7 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (0.47%) CCNP
7 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.47%) MCSA
7 1 (0.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.82%) MISRA
1 6 (2.82%) MISRA C
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 3 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.94%) GDPR
4 2 (0.94%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) GPG13
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (15.49%) Docker
2 8 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.76%) KVM
3 6 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.35%) Apache Flume
4 5 (2.35%) Squid
4 5 (2.35%) vSphere
5 3 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.41%) Firmware
6 2 (0.94%) Btrfs
6 2 (0.94%) HDFS
6 2 (0.94%) NFS
6 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.94%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.94%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.47%) iptables
7 1 (0.47%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 34 (15.96%) Puppet
2 33 (15.49%) Ansible
3 23 (10.80%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (7.51%) Kubernetes
5 15 (7.04%) Terraform
6 7 (3.29%) Salt
7 6 (2.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 6 (2.82%) CSIRT
8 4 (1.88%) Grafana
8 4 (1.88%) Packer
8 4 (1.88%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.88%) SCCM
8 4 (1.88%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.41%) Graphite
9 3 (1.41%) Kibana
9 3 (1.41%) Mesos
9 3 (1.41%) Nagios
9 3 (1.41%) StatsD
10 2 (0.94%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.94%) Icinga
Vendors
1 26 (12.21%) Red Hat
2 18 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.10%) Oracle
3 13 (6.10%) Splunk
4 12 (5.63%) Tableau
5 11 (5.16%) Juniper
6 10 (4.69%) VMware
7 8 (3.76%) Mirantis
8 7 (3.29%) Cisco
9 6 (2.82%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (2.35%) Google
10 5 (2.35%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.41%) HP
11 3 (1.41%) NetApp
11 3 (1.41%) New Relic
12 2 (0.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (0.94%) Dell
12 2 (0.94%) EMC
12 2 (0.94%) Nokia
12 2 (0.94%) Progress