Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 62 89
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 +21
Contract jobs citing Python 128 121 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.14% 2.82% 1.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.09% 10.05% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 81 70
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.13% +10.71%
10th Percentile £310 £331 £324
90th Percentile £568 £556 £501
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year - +16.13% +12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.75 £33.75 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% -25.82% +25.52%
10th Percentile £11.28 £15.33 £40.60
90th Percentile £38.83 £40.83 £50.80
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% -4.60% +16.00%

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 1154 1204 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.31% 28.10% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 693 752
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.24% +0.40%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £506
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -16.22% +13.85%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.13 £54.74
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +3 36 £438 +12.90% 28
Slough +30 24 £475 +11.76%
Newbury +18 22 £475 +22.58% 5
Maidenhead -8 11 £525 +31.25% 1
Bracknell -17 5 £450 -13.25% 2
Wokingham - 4 £625 - 1
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 68 (53.13%) Linux
2 38 (29.69%) Ansible
3 36 (28.13%) Bash Shell
4 35 (27.34%) Git (software)
4 35 (27.34%) Docker
5 34 (26.56%) Java
6 32 (25.00%) Perl
7 29 (22.66%) DevOps
7 29 (22.66%) Jenkins
8 28 (21.88%) Puppet
9 27 (21.09%) Unix
10 26 (20.31%) Big Data
11 25 (19.53%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (18.75%) Hadoop
13 23 (17.97%) Ruby
14 22 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
15 21 (16.41%) Apache Spark
15 21 (16.41%) TCP/IP
16 20 (15.63%) Windows
16 20 (15.63%) Configuration Management
17 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (14.06%) Telecoms
18 18 (14.06%) Computer Science
18 18 (14.06%) C++
19 17 (13.28%) C
19 17 (13.28%) ETL
19 17 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (12.50%) DNS
20 16 (12.50%) Oracle

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 (16.41%) Apache Spark
2 14 (10.94%) OpenStack
3 11 (8.59%) Confluence
4 8 (6.25%) Apache
5 4 (3.13%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (3.13%) CMS
5 4 (3.13%) IIS
5 4 (3.13%) Luigi
6 2 (1.56%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.56%) JBoss
6 2 (1.56%) Jupyter
6 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.78%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.78%) GeoServer
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Pipeline Pilot
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.38%) GitHub
3 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (7.81%) Slack
4 10 (7.81%) Trello
5 9 (7.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (5.47%) IaaS
7 6 (4.69%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (3.91%) Bluemix
8 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (3.13%) SaaS
10 3 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.78%) Datadog
12 1 (0.78%) Heroku
12 1 (0.78%) npm
12 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.41%) TCP/IP
2 16 (12.50%) DNS
3 9 (7.03%) Firewall
3 9 (7.03%) VPN
4 7 (5.47%) BGP
5 6 (4.69%) HTTP
5 6 (4.69%) LDAP
5 6 (4.69%) MPLS
5 6 (4.69%) WAN
6 5 (3.91%) DHCP
6 5 (3.91%) Junos
6 5 (3.91%) Network Security
7 4 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.13%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (3.13%) Internet
7 4 (3.13%) IPsec
7 4 (3.13%) OSPF
7 4 (3.13%) Wireless
8 3 (2.34%) SS7
8 3 (2.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.31%) Big Data
2 24 (18.75%) Hadoop
3 16 (12.50%) Apache Hive
4 14 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (10.16%) MySQL
6 9 (7.03%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.69%) Oracle Exadata
7 6 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (4.69%) Sqoop
7 6 (4.69%) Star Schema
8 4 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.13%) Data Mining
8 4 (3.13%) KNIME
8 4 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.56%) HBase
10 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.56%) Redis
10 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (27.34%) Git (software)
2 29 (22.66%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.94%) JIRA
3 14 (10.94%) Maven
3 14 (10.94%) TeamCity
4 12 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (8.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (7.81%) git-flow
7 6 (4.69%) Selenium
8 5 (3.91%) Subversion
9 4 (3.13%) Ant
10 3 (2.34%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.34%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (1.56%) Gradle
11 2 (1.56%) MSBuild
11 2 (1.56%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.56%) Sahi
11 2 (1.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (14.06%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.69%) Finance
3 4 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.34%) Electronics
5 2 (1.56%) French Language
5 2 (1.56%) German Language
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (23.44%) Developer
2 25 (19.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (15.63%) Python Developer
4 14 (10.94%) Big Data Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) Data Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Administrator
6 11 (8.59%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (7.81%) Architect
7 10 (7.81%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.25%) Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) Consultant
11 6 (4.69%) Hadoop Engineer
11 6 (4.69%) Network Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) Java Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) Server Administrator
12 5 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
13 4 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
13 4 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.94%) JSON
2 12 (9.38%) NumPy
2 12 (9.38%) SciPy
3 11 (8.59%) Pandas
3 11 (8.59%) RESTful
3 11 (8.59%) Web Services
4 9 (7.03%) Kafka
5 8 (6.25%) Apache Tez
5 8 (6.25%) LAMP
6 7 (5.47%) pytest
7 6 (4.69%) REST
7 6 (4.69%) Spark Streaming
7 6 (4.69%) XML
8 5 (3.91%) PySpark
9 4 (3.13%) Flask
9 4 (3.13%) React
9 4 (3.13%) Sensu
9 4 (3.13%) SOAP
9 4 (3.13%) Spring
10 3 (2.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.47%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.69%) Oracle Exalogic
5 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.13%) Life Science
6 4 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.13%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.34%) PKI
8 2 (1.56%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.56%) User Experience
9 1 (0.78%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 68 (53.13%) Linux
2 27 (21.09%) Unix
3 20 (15.63%) Windows
4 19 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (7.81%) Solaris
6 9 (7.03%) CentOS
7 5 (3.91%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.13%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.34%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (2.34%) SUSE
10 2 (1.56%) Debian
10 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.78%) AIX
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) DevOps
2 20 (15.63%) Configuration Management
3 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (13.28%) ETL
5 15 (11.72%) Scrum
6 14 (10.94%) TDD
6 14 (10.94%) Test Automation
7 12 (9.38%) Load Balancing
7 12 (9.38%) OO
7 12 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 11 (8.59%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (8.59%) Data Modelling
9 10 (7.81%) User Stories
10 9 (7.03%) Analytics
10 9 (7.03%) Data Engineering
10 9 (7.03%) Open Source
11 8 (6.25%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.25%) OOP
12 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.13%) Bash Shell
2 34 (26.56%) Java
3 32 (25.00%) Perl
4 23 (17.97%) Ruby
5 18 (14.06%) C++
6 17 (13.28%) C
7 15 (11.72%) Groovy
8 12 (9.38%) JavaScript
9 11 (8.59%) PHP
10 10 (7.81%) SQL
11 9 (7.03%) Scala
12 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
12 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
13 5 (3.91%) C#
13 5 (3.91%) Korn
13 5 (3.91%) MATLAB
14 4 (3.13%) AWK
14 4 (3.13%) C-shell
14 4 (3.13%) sed
15 2 (1.56%) ES6
Qualifications
1 15 (11.72%) Degree
2 9 (7.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.13%) CCNP
4 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.13%) PhD
5 2 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (0.78%) CCIE
6 1 (0.78%) CCSA
6 1 (0.78%) CCSE
6 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) COBIT
1 1 (0.78%) GCP
1 1 (0.78%) IEC 62304
1 1 (0.78%) MISRA
1 1 (0.78%) MISRA C
1 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.78%) QA
1 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (27.34%) Docker
2 12 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.47%) Xen
4 6 (4.69%) HDFS
5 5 (3.91%) Apache Flume
6 3 (2.34%) NFS
6 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.56%) Openswan
7 2 (1.56%) vCloud
7 2 (1.56%) vSphere
8 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.78%) pfSense
8 1 (0.78%) Snort
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (29.69%) Ansible
2 28 (21.88%) Puppet
3 25 (19.53%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (11.72%) Kubernetes
5 8 (6.25%) Salt
6 6 (4.69%) Nagios
7 5 (3.91%) Ambari
7 5 (3.91%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (3.91%) Oozie
8 4 (3.13%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.34%) Icinga
9 3 (2.34%) vRealize
10 2 (1.56%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.56%) Cobbler
10 2 (1.56%) HP Fortify
10 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (1.56%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.56%) SELinux
10 2 (1.56%) Unicenter
10 2 (1.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (12.50%) Oracle
2 14 (10.94%) VMware
3 13 (10.16%) Red Hat
4 10 (7.81%) Cisco
5 9 (7.03%) Juniper
5 9 (7.03%) Sun
6 8 (6.25%) Google
6 8 (6.25%) Hortonworks
7 7 (5.47%) IBM
8 6 (4.69%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.69%) Tableau
9 4 (3.13%) Arista
9 4 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.13%) EMC
9 4 (3.13%) F5
9 4 (3.13%) HP
9 4 (3.13%) Netezza
9 4 (3.13%) RapidMiner
10 3 (2.34%) Brocade