Period
to 15 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 15 January 2021 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
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 12 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 +27 -8
Contract jobs citing Python 139 298 248
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.72% 8.26% 5.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.00% 23.15% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 194 120
Median daily rate £448 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.68% +11.76% -4.23%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £275
90th Percentile £680 £644 £600
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £24.75 £42.00 £34.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -27.78% +5.88% +6.25%

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 the East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 556 1,287 1,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.88% 35.68% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 802 1,026
Median daily rate £434 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -2.30% +5.45%
10th Percentile £256 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £482 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.62% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 65
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £17.15 £20.50 £16.01
90th Percentile £52.75 £51.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.11% +5.66%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Python in the East of England

Python
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 15 January 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire +4 65 £500 +5.26% 131
Essex +14 51 £438 -2.78% 17
Suffolk +13 12 £323 -14.00% 4
Hertfordshire -15 7 £440 -1.12% 16
Bedfordshire +11 2 - - 4
Norfolk -7 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Python.

1 53 (38.13%) Linux
2 39 (28.06%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (27.34%) Docker
4 37 (26.62%) DevOps
5 34 (24.46%) Security Cleared
6 33 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (22.30%) C
8 28 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (19.42%) Jenkins
9 27 (19.42%) AWS
10 26 (18.71%) Java
10 26 (18.71%) Kubernetes
11 25 (17.99%) Test Automation
12 24 (17.27%) Software Engineering
12 24 (17.27%) SQL
12 24 (17.27%) TCP/IP
13 22 (15.83%) IPv4
13 22 (15.83%) IPv6
13 22 (15.83%) GitLab
14 21 (15.11%) Machine Learning
15 20 (14.39%) Data Science
15 20 (14.39%) Ansible
15 20 (14.39%) Apache
15 20 (14.39%) Bash Shell
16 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
17 18 (12.95%) JIRA
17 18 (12.95%) DHCP
17 18 (12.95%) Device Driver
17 18 (12.95%) Apache Spark
17 18 (12.95%) Terraform

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (14.39%) Apache
2 18 (12.95%) Apache Spark
3 13 (9.35%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (5.04%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.44%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (1.44%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.44%) JBoss
6 2 (1.44%) SAS
6 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.72%) Confluence
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.72%) Luigi
7 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Magento
2 2 (1.44%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.44%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.42%) AWS
2 8 (5.76%) Serverless
3 7 (5.04%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (5.04%) Azure
3 7 (5.04%) GitHub
4 6 (4.32%) Amazon EKS
4 6 (4.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.60%) Amazon ECS
5 5 (3.60%) Route 53
6 4 (2.88%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (2.16%) GCP
7 3 (2.16%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.44%) SaaS
8 2 (1.44%) SpeedCurve
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon Cognito
9 1 (0.72%) AWS Step Functions
9 1 (0.72%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.72%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.27%) TCP/IP
2 22 (15.83%) IPv4
2 22 (15.83%) IPv6
3 18 (12.95%) DHCP
4 13 (9.35%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (7.19%) HTTP
5 10 (7.19%) HTTPS
6 7 (5.04%) 802.11
6 7 (5.04%) Firewall
7 6 (4.32%) Broadband
7 6 (4.32%) DSL
7 6 (4.32%) Wireshark
7 6 (4.32%) WLAN
8 5 (3.60%) Internet
8 5 (3.60%) UPnP
8 5 (3.60%) Wireless
9 4 (2.88%) DOCSIS
9 4 (2.88%) Telnet
9 4 (2.88%) WPA
9 4 (2.88%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) Big Data
2 12 (8.63%) Apache Hive
3 9 (6.47%) Geospatial Data
4 6 (4.32%) Impala
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.88%) HBase
6 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.88%) MySQL
6 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.16%) Power BI
7 3 (2.16%) Spotfire
8 2 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.44%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.44%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 27 (19.42%) Jenkins
2 22 (15.83%) GitLab
3 18 (12.95%) JIRA
4 12 (8.63%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.88%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.88%) JUnit
6 3 (2.16%) JMeter
7 2 (1.44%) Appium
7 2 (1.44%) Selenium
7 2 (1.44%) WebPageTest
8 1 (0.72%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.72%) GDB
8 1 (0.72%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.72%) GoCD
8 1 (0.72%) Mocha
8 1 (0.72%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.72%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.72%) Terragrunt
General
1 8 (5.76%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.88%) Electronics
3 4 (2.88%) Games
3 4 (2.88%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (2.88%) Spanish Language
3 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.16%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.16%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Law
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (16.55%) Developer
2 21 (15.11%) Data Engineer
3 18 (12.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.07%) Software Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Data Scientist
6 7 (5.04%) Embedded Developer
6 7 (5.04%) Python Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Software Developer
8 4 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Python Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Tester
9 3 (2.16%) AWS Developer
9 3 (2.16%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (2.16%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Consultant
9 3 (2.16%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Python Software Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) POSIX
1 17 (12.23%) PyTorch
1 17 (12.23%) TensorFlow
2 16 (11.51%) Keras
3 15 (10.79%) scikit-learn
3 15 (10.79%) Yocto
4 14 (10.07%) NumPy
5 12 (8.63%) Apache NiFi
6 9 (6.47%) Kafka
7 7 (5.04%) 802.1X
7 7 (5.04%) Pandas
7 7 (5.04%) XGBoost
8 4 (2.88%) LLVM
8 4 (2.88%) SAML
9 3 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (2.16%) Web Services
10 2 (1.44%) CSS
10 2 (1.44%) HTML
10 2 (1.44%) React
10 2 (1.44%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (28.06%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.95%) Device Driver
3 17 (12.23%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.32%) Life Science
5 4 (2.88%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.44%) ASIC
7 2 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.44%) FMCG
7 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (38.13%) Linux
2 10 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (5.76%) Unix
4 6 (4.32%) Windows
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.72%) Android
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.72%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.62%) DevOps
2 33 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (17.99%) Test Automation
5 24 (17.27%) Software Engineering
6 21 (15.11%) Machine Learning
7 20 (14.39%) Data Science
8 12 (8.63%) Deployment Automation
9 11 (7.91%) Kanban
9 11 (7.91%) Mathematics
9 11 (7.91%) Open Source
9 11 (7.91%) Visualisation
10 10 (7.19%) Computer Science
10 10 (7.19%) Configuration Management
10 10 (7.19%) Release Automation
11 9 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (6.47%) Process Improvement
12 8 (5.76%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (5.76%) Data Visualisation
12 8 (5.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.30%) C
2 26 (18.71%) Java
3 24 (17.27%) SQL
4 20 (14.39%) Bash Shell
5 17 (12.23%) C#
6 14 (10.07%) C++
7 10 (7.19%) Perl
7 10 (7.19%) Ruby
7 10 (7.19%) Scala
8 9 (6.47%) R
8 9 (6.47%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.60%) Go
9 5 (3.60%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.60%) Jython
10 4 (2.88%) Elm
10 4 (2.88%) Embedded C
10 4 (2.88%) Groovy
11 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.16%) Tcl
12 2 (1.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (24.46%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
3 14 (10.07%) Degree
4 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.04%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.44%) GPEN
6 2 (1.44%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.44%) OSCP
6 2 (1.44%) PhD
7 1 (0.72%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.72%) ISEB
7 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) ISO 26262
1 3 (2.16%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) JTAG
System Software
1 38 (27.34%) Docker
2 5 (3.60%) HDFS
3 2 (1.44%) Varnish
4 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.72%) Firmware
4 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (18.71%) Kubernetes
2 20 (14.39%) Ansible
3 18 (12.95%) Terraform
4 17 (12.23%) Puppet
5 13 (9.35%) Kibana
6 6 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.16%) Control-M
7 3 (2.16%) Iperf
7 3 (2.16%) Salt
8 2 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.44%) Grafana
9 1 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (6.47%) Cloudera
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle
3 6 (4.32%) BT
3 6 (4.32%) Cisco
4 5 (3.60%) IBM
5 4 (2.88%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.16%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.16%) VMware
7 2 (1.44%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.44%) F5
7 2 (1.44%) Google
7 2 (1.44%) hybris
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.44%) New Relic
7 2 (1.44%) SAP
7 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.44%) T-Plan
8 1 (0.72%) Avaya
8 1 (0.72%) BMC