The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / East Midlands
Rank 60 92 86
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6  
Contract jobs citing Python 40 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.68% 0.31% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.25% 1.02% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 10
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £375
% change year-on-year +0.59% +12.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 640 488 572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 42.87% 30.14% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 305 337
Median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £40.00 £36.20
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the East Midlands

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the East Midlands

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the East Midlands

Python
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +19 17 £375 +15.38% 2
Leicestershire +10 16 £515 - 2
Northamptonshire +7 11 £456 -3.94% 4
Lincolnshire - 4 - - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Python.

1 32 (48.48%) .NET
2 30 (45.45%) SQL
3 29 (43.94%) Linux
4 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (33.33%) Java
5 22 (33.33%) C#
6 19 (28.79%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (27.27%) JSON
8 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
9 16 (24.24%) R
10 15 (22.73%) Docker
10 15 (22.73%) Git (software)
10 15 (22.73%) Web Services
10 15 (22.73%) Apache Spark
11 14 (21.21%) PaaS
11 14 (21.21%) IaaS
12 13 (19.70%) Scrum
13 12 (18.18%) TDD
13 12 (18.18%) Mathematics
14 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (16.67%) Hadoop
14 11 (16.67%) REST
14 11 (16.67%) MongoDB
15 10 (15.15%) Node.js
15 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
15 10 (15.15%) C++
15 10 (15.15%) HTML
15 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 15 (22.73%) Apache Spark
2 5 (7.58%) Apache
2 5 (7.58%) IIS
2 5 (7.58%) SAS
3 2 (3.03%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.52%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) nginx
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) SPSS
2 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.79%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (21.21%) IaaS
3 14 (21.21%) PaaS
4 7 (10.61%) SaaS
5 6 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (6.06%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) DNS
1 8 (12.12%) HTTP
1 8 (12.12%) SSL
1 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.03%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.03%) Firewall
2 2 (3.03%) LAN
2 2 (3.03%) NGN
2 2 (3.03%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (3.03%) TACACS
2 2 (3.03%) VXLAN
2 2 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 11 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 9 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 8 (12.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (12.12%) Power BI
4 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
5 6 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (7.58%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (7.58%) Apache Hive
6 5 (7.58%) Data Lake
6 5 (7.58%) HDInsight
6 5 (7.58%) InfluxDB
6 5 (7.58%) OpenTSDB
7 3 (4.55%) Big Data
7 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.03%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.09%) JIRA
4 5 (7.58%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.55%) gulp
6 3 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 3 (4.55%) Selenium
6 3 (4.55%) webpack
7 2 (3.03%) Bower
7 2 (3.03%) CasperJS
7 2 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (3.03%) MSTest
7 2 (3.03%) Yeoman
8 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.52%) Gradle
8 1 (1.52%) Mocha
8 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (13.64%) Aerospace
2 7 (10.61%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.09%) Finance
4 3 (4.55%) Multimedia
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Front Office
6 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Developer
2 6 (9.09%) Analyst
2 6 (9.09%) Architect
2 6 (9.09%) Data Scientist
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (7.58%) Data Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Senior Architect
4 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
4 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Senior Systems Architect
4 4 (6.06%) Systems Architect
5 3 (4.55%) Angular Developer
5 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (3.03%) AWS Developer
6 2 (3.03%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.03%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (48.48%) .NET
2 18 (27.27%) JSON
3 15 (22.73%) Web Services
4 11 (16.67%) REST
5 10 (15.15%) HTML
5 10 (15.15%) Node.js
6 9 (13.64%) CSS
7 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
8 6 (9.09%) Oracle ADF
9 5 (7.58%) RESTful
9 5 (7.58%) XML
10 4 (6.06%) Angular 2
10 4 (6.06%) Entity Framework
10 4 (6.06%) Silverlight
11 3 (4.55%) Django
11 3 (4.55%) Handlebars
11 3 (4.55%) HTML5
11 3 (4.55%) Sass
12 2 (3.03%) jQuery
12 2 (3.03%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 6 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.03%) User Experience
7 1 (1.52%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.52%) Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.52%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.94%) Linux
2 9 (13.64%) Ubuntu
3 8 (12.12%) CoreOS
4 5 (7.58%) Android
4 5 (7.58%) Windows
5 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.06%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.52%) CentOS
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.52%) SUSE
6 1 (1.52%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) Scrum
3 12 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 12 (18.18%) TDD
4 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
6 8 (12.12%) Kanban
6 8 (12.12%) Machine Learning
6 8 (12.12%) SOA
6 8 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Microservices
8 6 (9.09%) Analytics
8 6 (9.09%) Change Management
8 6 (9.09%) ITSM
9 5 (7.58%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) ETL
9 5 (7.58%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) SQL
2 22 (33.33%) C#
2 22 (33.33%) Java
3 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
4 16 (24.24%) R
5 10 (15.15%) C++
6 9 (13.64%) C
6 9 (13.64%) PL/SQL
7 8 (12.12%) MATLAB
7 8 (12.12%) PowerShell
8 6 (9.09%) VB.NET
9 5 (7.58%) Scala
10 4 (6.06%) Embedded C
11 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
12 2 (3.03%) Ruby
13 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.52%) Go
13 1 (1.52%) Perl
13 1 (1.52%) PHP
13 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) CCNP
2 2 (3.03%) CCSA
2 2 (3.03%) CCSE
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Docker
2 2 (3.03%) vCloud
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.03%) Ansible
2 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (1.52%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.52%) Kibana
3 1 (1.52%) Mesos
3 1 (1.52%) Rancher
3 1 (1.52%) rkt
3 1 (1.52%) Salt
3 1 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Tableau
3 5 (7.58%) MuleSoft
3 5 (7.58%) Talend
4 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco
4 2 (3.03%) Citrix
4 2 (3.03%) Computacenter
4 2 (3.03%) F5
4 2 (3.03%) Juniper
4 2 (3.03%) Minitab
4 2 (3.03%) Nokia
4 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Google
5 1 (1.52%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.52%) SOASTA, Inc