The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 14 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Python 1 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.92% 11.11% 16.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 22.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 23
Median daily rate £425 £430 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -6.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.66% -5.62%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 24 40 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 46.15% 49.38% 64.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 71
Median daily rate £365 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £43.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Cheltenham

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Cheltenham

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Python.

1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) DV Cleared
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Ant
3 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Hudson
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) Java EE
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) EJB
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) XSLT

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Ant
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Hudson
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (20.00%) Gradle
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) Maven
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (10.00%) EasyMock
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) EJB
1 3 (30.00%) Java EE
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) JMS
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) JSF
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) MapReduce
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) DV Cleared
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (20.00%) Cloudera
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) SAP