Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 38 28
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +24
Contract jobs citing Python 95 192 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.46% 4.52% 5.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.31% 16.04% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 98 113
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £301 £330 £313
90th Percentile £700 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 19
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +493.75% -38.46%
South East median hourly rate £39.77 £47.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -16.27% +23.38% -7.23%

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 492 1,197 1,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.28% 28.18% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 706 724
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £318 £313 £312
90th Percentile £650 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 30
Median hourly rate £47.50 £46.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +61.74% +61.97%
10th Percentile £20.68 £35.25 £8.00
90th Percentile £52.04 £71.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.45% +10.59% -0.58%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Berkshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Python in Berkshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in Berkshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Python in Berkshire

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 28 £475 - 15
Newbury +3 23 £475 +5.56% 5
Bracknell +22 15 £450 -5.26%
Maidenhead +15 5 £513 -6.82%
Slough +10 5 £425 +7.59% 1
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 34 (35.79%) Java
2 28 (29.47%) DevOps
3 23 (24.21%) Azure
4 21 (22.11%) SQL
5 20 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 20 (21.05%) AWS
5 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (21.05%) Ansible
6 18 (18.95%) Windows
7 17 (17.89%) Linux
7 17 (17.89%) Perl
8 16 (16.84%) BMC
8 16 (16.84%) VMware
8 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
8 16 (16.84%) Analytics
8 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 14 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (14.74%) IBM
10 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
10 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
10 14 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (14.74%) REST
11 13 (13.68%) Data Science
11 13 (13.68%) Shell Script
11 13 (13.68%) PHP
11 13 (13.68%) Web Services

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 12 (12.63%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.26%) Apache
3 3 (3.16%) SAS
4 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.05%) Documentum
5 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.05%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.21%) Azure
2 20 (21.05%) AWS
3 6 (6.32%) Serverless
4 5 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (5.26%) GCP
4 5 (5.26%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.16%) Apigee
6 3 (3.16%) IaaS
6 3 (3.16%) PaaS
6 3 (3.16%) SaaS
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.05%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) SNMP
2 5 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (2.11%) DHCP
3 2 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.11%) HTTP
3 2 (2.11%) Internet
3 2 (2.11%) SAN
3 2 (2.11%) Skype
3 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.11%) VPN
4 1 (1.05%) 2G
4 1 (1.05%) 3G
4 1 (1.05%) 4G
4 1 (1.05%) BGP
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
4 1 (1.05%) H.323
4 1 (1.05%) Junos
4 1 (1.05%) Network Security
4 1 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) Big Data
2 8 (8.42%) Data Lake
2 8 (8.42%) Data Mining
2 8 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.26%) Power BI
4 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon Athena
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.16%) QlikView
6 2 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.05%) HBase
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.05%) SQLite
7 1 (1.05%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.58%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (8.42%) Vagrant
4 5 (5.26%) Subversion
5 3 (3.16%) ERwin
6 2 (2.11%) JIRA
6 2 (2.11%) Selenium
7 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.05%) CMake
7 1 (1.05%) Gradle
7 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (11.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Finance
3 1 (1.05%) Games
3 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (15.79%) Developer
2 14 (14.74%) Architect
3 13 (13.68%) Data Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Python Developer
4 12 (12.63%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Designer
7 8 (8.42%) Python Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Solutions Designer
8 7 (7.37%) Consultant
9 6 (6.32%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Platform Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) REST
2 13 (13.68%) Web Services
3 12 (12.63%) SOAP
4 9 (9.47%) Django
5 8 (8.42%) Flask
6 7 (7.37%) JSON
6 7 (7.37%) Middleware
7 4 (4.21%) Pandas
7 4 (4.21%) RESTful
7 4 (4.21%) XML
8 3 (3.16%) .NET
8 3 (3.16%) Apache NiFi
8 3 (3.16%) HTML
8 3 (3.16%) HTML5
8 3 (3.16%) Kafka
8 3 (3.16%) LDAP
8 3 (3.16%) NumPy
8 3 (3.16%) OAuth
8 3 (3.16%) OpenID
9 2 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.42%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.16%) EMC VNX
3 3 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.16%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.16%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) Robotics
4 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.05%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) Linux
3 3 (3.16%) Android
3 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.11%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (2.11%) SUSE
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.05%) CentOS
5 1 (1.05%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (1.05%) SafeRTOS
5 1 (1.05%) Unix
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) DevOps
2 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.84%) Analytics
4 15 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (13.68%) Data Science
7 12 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
7 12 (12.63%) Unit Testing
7 12 (12.63%) Web Development
8 11 (11.58%) ETL
8 11 (11.58%) Integration Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Network Management
8 11 (11.58%) Smoke Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Migration
10 9 (9.47%) Data Modelling
10 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure as Code
10 9 (9.47%) Visualisation
11 8 (8.42%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) Java
2 21 (22.11%) SQL
3 20 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
4 17 (17.89%) Perl
5 13 (13.68%) PHP
5 13 (13.68%) Shell Script
6 9 (9.47%) Bash Shell
6 9 (9.47%) C#
6 9 (9.47%) Scala
7 8 (8.42%) R
8 5 (5.26%) C++
9 4 (4.21%) C
9 4 (4.21%) Ruby
10 3 (3.16%) Korn
11 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.05%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.05%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.05%) Haskell
12 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.42%) Degree
3 6 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.05%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.05%) CCNA
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.42%) Docker
3 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) HDFS
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) KVM
4 1 (1.05%) PowerDNS
4 1 (1.05%) vCloud
4 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (21.05%) Ansible
2 11 (11.58%) Amdocs OSS
2 11 (11.58%) Netcool
2 11 (11.58%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 8 (8.42%) vRealize
3 8 (8.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 6 (6.32%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.32%) Puppet
4 6 (6.32%) Terraform
5 3 (3.16%) Avamar
5 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.16%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.05%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.05%) Istio
7 1 (1.05%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) BMC
1 16 (16.84%) VMware
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.74%) IBM
4 11 (11.58%) Cramer
4 11 (11.58%) Remedy
4 11 (11.58%) ServiceNow
4 11 (11.58%) Siebel
4 11 (11.58%) xMatters
5 10 (10.53%) Oracle
6 9 (9.47%) Cisco
7 7 (7.37%) Huawei
7 7 (7.37%) Nokia
7 7 (7.37%) SAP
7 7 (7.37%) Tableau
8 5 (5.26%) NetApp
9 4 (4.21%) Databricks
9 4 (4.21%) Google
9 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint