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 3 months to 25 June 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.

Python
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 47 72
Rank change year-on-year +11 +25  
Contract jobs citing Python 122 87 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.30% 3.49% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.10% 10.01% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 39 56
Median daily rate £419 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +9.67% +6.16%  

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 of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 931 869 1068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 40.46% 34.84% 35.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 511 636
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 58
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £27.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Cambridgeshire +7 56 £400 -11.11% 94
Hertfordshire +15 33 £419 +28.84% 16
Bedfordshire +3 12 £480 +37.14% 3
Essex -5 10 £512 - 2
Suffolk +9 7 £375 -28.57%
Norfolk -1 4 £450 +28.57% 2
Python
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 of England region with a requirement for Python.

1 125 (49.60%) Linux
2 81 (32.14%) Perl
3 71 (28.17%) Java
4 61 (24.21%) Test Automation
5 60 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (21.43%) SQL
7 52 (20.63%) DevOps
8 50 (19.84%) C
9 49 (19.44%) Ruby
10 48 (19.05%) JavaScript
11 47 (18.65%) Degree
12 46 (18.25%) Software Engineering
13 45 (17.86%) SSL
14 43 (17.06%) TCP/IP
15 42 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 38 (15.08%) Windows
16 38 (15.08%) C++
17 34 (13.49%) Bash Shell
18 33 (13.10%) Jenkins
19 31 (12.30%) .NET
19 31 (12.30%) Wireless
20 30 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
21 29 (11.51%) Telecoms
21 29 (11.51%) Apache
22 28 (11.11%) C#
22 28 (11.11%) Configuration Management
22 28 (11.11%) Electronics
23 27 (10.71%) MySQL
24 26 (10.32%) JIRA

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 29 (11.51%) Apache
2 24 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.17%) Confluence
4 5 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.98%) JBoss
4 5 (1.98%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.19%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.79%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.40%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.17%) Doxygen
2 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.79%) XMetaL
4 1 (0.40%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.40%) HipChat
4 1 (0.40%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.37%) IaaS
3 11 (4.37%) PaaS
4 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.79%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.40%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.86%) SSL
2 43 (17.06%) TCP/IP
3 31 (12.30%) Wireless
4 23 (9.13%) HTTP
5 20 (7.94%) Firewall
6 17 (6.75%) Internet
7 11 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (4.37%) WLAN
8 10 (3.97%) Bluetooth
8 10 (3.97%) DNS
9 8 (3.17%) Network Security
10 2 (0.79%) ICMP
10 2 (0.79%) LAN
10 2 (0.79%) WAN
11 1 (0.40%) ATM
11 1 (0.40%) IMAP
11 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.40%) LDAP
11 1 (0.40%) SNMP
11 1 (0.40%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (10.71%) MySQL
3 11 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.37%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.38%) Big Data
6 6 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.59%) Redis
8 2 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.79%) DB2
8 2 (0.79%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.79%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.40%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 42 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 33 (13.10%) Jenkins
3 26 (10.32%) JIRA
4 14 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 13 (5.16%) Subversion
6 12 (4.76%) Calabash
6 12 (4.76%) Selenium
7 11 (4.37%) TeamCity
8 10 (3.97%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.97%) SoapUI
9 9 (3.57%) Capybara
10 8 (3.17%) Ant
10 8 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.17%) Maven
11 7 (2.78%) IDA Disassembler
11 7 (2.78%) Metasploit
11 7 (2.78%) MSBuild
11 7 (2.78%) OllyDbg
11 7 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (2.38%) Artifactory
General
1 29 (11.51%) Telecoms
2 28 (11.11%) Electronics
3 23 (9.13%) Finance
4 11 (4.37%) Law
5 9 (3.57%) Retail
6 5 (1.98%) Games
7 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.59%) Marketing
8 3 (1.19%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.79%) Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (22.22%) Developer
2 42 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 38 (15.08%) Python Developer
4 32 (12.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 26 (10.32%) Software Engineer
6 22 (8.73%) Software Test Engineer
7 21 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
8 14 (5.56%) Analyst
9 12 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
9 12 (4.76%) Consultant
10 11 (4.37%) Author
10 11 (4.37%) Senior Test Engineer
10 11 (4.37%) Technical Author
11 10 (3.97%) Audio Engineer
12 9 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 8 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.17%) Platform Engineer
14 7 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
14 7 (2.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.30%) .NET
2 24 (9.52%) REST
3 22 (8.73%) HTML
4 20 (7.94%) LAPP Stack
5 15 (5.95%) JSON
6 14 (5.56%) XML
7 12 (4.76%) Django
7 12 (4.76%) LAMP
7 12 (4.76%) Web Services
8 11 (4.37%) Node.js
9 9 (3.57%) XSLT
10 7 (2.78%) HTML5
10 7 (2.78%) Middleware
11 6 (2.38%) J2EE
12 5 (1.98%) CSS
12 5 (1.98%) Spring
12 5 (1.98%) Spring MVC
13 4 (1.59%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.59%) RESTful
13 4 (1.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.54%) Clustering
3 15 (5.95%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.38%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.38%) RIA
8 4 (1.59%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (1.59%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.19%) User Experience
10 2 (0.79%) EPoS
10 2 (0.79%) Life Science
10 2 (0.79%) Replication
10 2 (0.79%) Robotics
10 2 (0.79%) STB
Operating Systems
1 125 (49.60%) Linux
2 38 (15.08%) Windows
3 17 (6.75%) Unix
4 14 (5.56%) VMS
5 13 (5.16%) Ubuntu
6 11 (4.37%) Android
7 10 (3.97%) CoreOS
8 9 (3.57%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.59%) CentOS
10 3 (1.19%) Kali Linux
10 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.79%) Fedora
11 2 (0.79%) Solaris
11 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.40%) AIX
12 1 (0.40%) Debian
12 1 (0.40%) HPUX
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.40%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (24.21%) Test Automation
2 60 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.63%) DevOps
4 46 (18.25%) Software Engineering
5 42 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 24 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (9.13%) Test Scripting
9 22 (8.73%) Mathematics
10 21 (8.33%) TDD
11 19 (7.54%) Scrum
12 18 (7.14%) Kanban
13 16 (6.35%) SOA
14 14 (5.56%) API Testing
14 14 (5.56%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.56%) Programme Delivery
15 13 (5.16%) High Availability
15 13 (5.16%) Open Source
16 12 (4.76%) Digital Signal Processing
16 12 (4.76%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 81 (32.14%) Perl
2 71 (28.17%) Java
3 54 (21.43%) SQL
4 50 (19.84%) C
5 49 (19.44%) Ruby
6 48 (19.05%) JavaScript
7 38 (15.08%) C++
8 34 (13.49%) Bash Shell
9 28 (11.11%) C#
10 23 (9.13%) PowerShell
11 20 (7.94%) Embedded C
11 20 (7.94%) Tcl
12 8 (3.17%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.38%) PHP
13 6 (2.38%) R
13 6 (2.38%) VB
14 5 (1.98%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.19%) Assembly Language
15 3 (1.19%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (18.65%) Degree
2 12 (4.76%) RHCE
3 7 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.98%) ISEB
5 5 (1.98%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.98%) PhD
6 4 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) GCIA
7 2 (0.79%) GCIH
7 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.40%) CISA
8 1 (0.40%) CISM
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) GSEC
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.16%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) ARP4754
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.54%) Docker
3 15 (5.95%) Firmware
4 14 (5.56%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) KVM
6 1 (0.40%) LXC
6 1 (0.40%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (9.52%) Puppet
2 21 (8.33%) Ansible
3 18 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (5.56%) Salt
5 7 (2.78%) EnCase
6 3 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.79%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.40%) Mesos
8 1 (0.40%) OpenView
8 1 (0.40%) SCCM
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.40%) yum
8 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (9.13%) VMware
2 19 (7.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.76%) Oracle
4 8 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.38%) WSO2
6 5 (1.98%) IBM
7 4 (1.59%) Google
7 4 (1.59%) Splunk
8 3 (1.19%) Dell
8 3 (1.19%) HP
8 3 (1.19%) SAP
8 3 (1.19%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.79%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.79%) Cisco
9 2 (0.79%) EMC
9 2 (0.79%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.79%) Perforce
9 2 (0.79%) Sybase
9 2 (0.79%) Toshiba
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