Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 61 59
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2 +23
Contract jobs citing Python 234 110 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.94% 2.88% 3.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.45% 11.47% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 68 110
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £352
90th Percentile £538 £613 £539
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £41.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.72% +361.11% -78.82%
South East median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.94% +15.71% -12.50%

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 1,268 959 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.19% 25.13% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 569 744
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £313 £297 £275
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 31
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.01% +42.00% -65.28%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £54.13 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +3.23%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +14 90 £400 -5.88% 30
Newbury +16 32 £431 +7.81% 3
Maidenhead +14 28 £400 - 1
Slough +3 20 £373 -21.58% 5
Bracknell +12 18 £475 +2.70% 13
Windsor -1 4 £475 -17.39% 1
Wokingham - 1 £575 -
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 126 (53.85%) Linux
2 83 (35.47%) DevOps
3 75 (32.05%) Java
4 72 (30.77%) Ansible
5 64 (27.35%) Amazon AWS
6 62 (26.50%) Docker
7 61 (26.07%) Bash Shell
8 58 (24.79%) Jenkins
9 53 (22.65%) Puppet
10 50 (21.37%) Git (software)
11 48 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (20.09%) Kubernetes
13 46 (19.66%) SQL
14 45 (19.23%) Unix
14 45 (19.23%) Windows
15 44 (18.80%) Red Hat
16 43 (18.38%) Configuration Management
16 43 (18.38%) Node.js
17 41 (17.52%) Opscode Chef
17 41 (17.52%) JIRA
17 41 (17.52%) C
18 39 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
19 38 (16.24%) JavaScript
20 36 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 34 (14.53%) Terraform
21 34 (14.53%) Telecoms
22 33 (14.10%) Big Data
23 30 (12.82%) C++
24 29 (12.39%) Analytics
25 28 (11.97%) NoSQL

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 22 (9.40%) Confluence
2 15 (6.41%) Apache
3 13 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 11 (4.70%) Apache Spark
5 10 (4.27%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.14%) SAS
8 4 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.71%) IIS
9 2 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.43%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.43%) Mendix
Applications
1 9 (3.85%) HipChat
2 6 (2.56%) Chatbot
2 6 (2.56%) Simulink
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.85%) SPSS
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 64 (27.35%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (11.54%) Serverless
3 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (10.26%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (9.83%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (9.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (5.56%) AWS CodePipeline
7 6 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.71%) IaaS
9 3 (1.28%) BrowserStack
9 3 (1.28%) GitHub
9 3 (1.28%) Office 365
9 3 (1.28%) SaaS
9 3 (1.28%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.85%) Akamai
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.27%) Firewall
3 9 (3.85%) HTTP
4 8 (3.42%) BGP
4 8 (3.42%) MPLS
4 8 (3.42%) OSPF
5 7 (2.99%) DOCSIS
6 6 (2.56%) Internet
6 6 (2.56%) RS-232
7 5 (2.14%) SNMP
7 5 (2.14%) SSH
8 4 (1.71%) DNS
8 4 (1.71%) RFID
8 4 (1.71%) WAN
9 3 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (1.28%) Junos
9 3 (1.28%) VPN
10 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.85%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.10%) Big Data
2 28 (11.97%) NoSQL
3 23 (9.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (8.55%) Hadoop
5 17 (7.26%) MySQL
6 15 (6.41%) Relational Database
7 13 (5.56%) RDBMS
8 11 (4.70%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.99%) Power BI
10 6 (2.56%) HDInsight
10 6 (2.56%) SQL Server
11 5 (2.14%) Apache Hive
11 5 (2.14%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.28%) Data Mining
13 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (24.79%) Jenkins
2 50 (21.37%) Git (software)
3 41 (17.52%) JIRA
4 17 (7.26%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.84%) Vagrant
6 14 (5.98%) Bitbucket
7 13 (5.56%) Zephyr
8 11 (4.70%) SoapUI
8 11 (4.70%) Subversion
9 9 (3.85%) Selenium
10 8 (3.42%) GitLab
10 8 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (2.56%) Mercurial
11 6 (2.56%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.14%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.71%) LoadRunner
14 2 (0.85%) Maven
14 2 (0.85%) Metasploit
14 2 (0.85%) Robot Framework
15 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 34 (14.53%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.85%) Mandarin Language
3 7 (2.99%) Automotive
4 5 (2.14%) Marketing
5 4 (1.71%) Finance
5 4 (1.71%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) French Language
7 1 (0.43%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (23.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 50 (21.37%) Developer
3 36 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
4 32 (13.68%) AWS DevOps
4 32 (13.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 32 (13.68%) Python Developer
5 20 (8.55%) Analyst
6 17 (7.26%) Consultant
7 15 (6.41%) Software Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Python Engineer
9 10 (4.27%) Architect
10 9 (3.85%) Embedded Engineer
10 9 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 9 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (3.85%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.38%) Node.js
2 23 (9.83%) Web Services
3 19 (8.12%) SOAP
4 11 (4.70%) CSS
4 11 (4.70%) HTML
4 11 (4.70%) NumPy
4 11 (4.70%) Pandas
4 11 (4.70%) REST
4 11 (4.70%) SciPy
5 9 (3.85%) Anaconda
6 8 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (2.56%) Django
8 5 (2.14%) React
9 4 (1.71%) Flask
9 4 (1.71%) Kafka
9 4 (1.71%) RESTful
10 3 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (1.28%) JSON
10 3 (1.28%) Middleware
10 3 (1.28%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 26 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 21 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 12 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (4.27%) Data Centre
6 10 (4.27%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (3.42%) iPad
7 8 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.42%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.56%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.28%) Blog
11 3 (1.28%) Life Science
12 2 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.85%) Replication
12 2 (0.85%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (53.85%) Linux
2 45 (19.23%) Unix
2 45 (19.23%) Windows
3 36 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (8.12%) CentOS
5 9 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.42%) Solaris
7 6 (2.56%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.71%) Debian
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.85%) Fedora
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.43%) SUSE
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (35.47%) DevOps
2 48 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (18.38%) Configuration Management
4 29 (12.39%) Analytics
5 23 (9.83%) Software Engineering
6 22 (9.40%) Data Science
7 20 (8.55%) Machine Learning
8 19 (8.12%) Project Management
9 18 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 17 (7.26%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (6.84%) Migration
11 16 (6.84%) Web Development
12 15 (6.41%) Open Source
13 13 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
14 12 (5.13%) Coaching
14 12 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (5.13%) E-Commerce
14 12 (5.13%) SDLC
15 10 (4.27%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 75 (32.05%) Java
2 61 (26.07%) Bash Shell
3 46 (19.66%) SQL
4 41 (17.52%) C
5 38 (16.24%) JavaScript
6 30 (12.82%) C++
7 26 (11.11%) Perl
8 25 (10.68%) Ruby
9 21 (8.97%) Groovy
10 20 (8.55%) C#
10 20 (8.55%) PowerShell
11 16 (6.84%) R
12 14 (5.98%) Scala
13 12 (5.13%) MATLAB
14 9 (3.85%) PHP
14 9 (3.85%) VBScript
15 7 (2.99%) Embedded C
15 7 (2.99%) Embedded C++
15 7 (2.99%) Go
16 6 (2.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 27 (11.54%) Degree
2 9 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.56%) AWS Certification
5 5 (2.14%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) CCNA
7 1 (0.43%) CCNP
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.43%) MCSA
7 1 (0.43%) MCSE
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.43%) OCA
7 1 (0.43%) OCP
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.43%) RHCE
7 1 (0.43%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.85%) QA
1 9 (3.85%) SLA
2 6 (2.56%) MISRA
2 6 (2.56%) MISRA C
3 4 (1.71%) GCP
4 3 (1.28%) GDPR
5 2 (0.85%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 62 (26.50%) Docker
2 7 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.71%) Firmware
3 4 (1.71%) KVM
3 4 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.28%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.28%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.85%) Btrfs
5 2 (0.85%) Corosync
5 2 (0.85%) NFS
5 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) HDFS
6 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (30.77%) Ansible
2 53 (22.65%) Puppet
3 47 (20.09%) Kubernetes
4 41 (17.52%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (14.53%) Terraform
6 23 (9.83%) Salt
7 21 (8.97%) Packer
8 6 (2.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 6 (2.56%) CSIRT
8 6 (2.56%) HP ALM
9 5 (2.14%) Kibana
10 4 (1.71%) SCCM
11 3 (1.28%) Nagios
11 3 (1.28%) SELinux
11 3 (1.28%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.85%) Icinga
12 2 (0.85%) Mesos
12 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 44 (18.80%) Red Hat
2 28 (11.97%) Oracle
3 11 (4.70%) Atlassian
4 10 (4.27%) Cisco
5 9 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.85%) Splunk
6 8 (3.42%) VMware
7 7 (2.99%) HP
8 6 (2.56%) Cloudera
8 6 (2.56%) Google
8 6 (2.56%) Huawei
9 5 (2.14%) Alibaba
9 5 (2.14%) Juniper
9 5 (2.14%) NetApp
10 4 (1.71%) Capita
10 4 (1.71%) Mirantis
11 3 (1.28%) New Relic
11 3 (1.28%) Talend
11 3 (1.28%) Teradata
12 2 (0.85%) Symantec